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Surgery, wigs, tape: Stars' red carpet secrets

Surgery, wigs, tape: Stars' red carpet secrets

The flawless looks about to be unveiled on the Oscars red carpet have been months in the making and require an army of experts.

March 02, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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'American Hustle' a portrait of swank '70s fashion

'American Hustle' a portrait of swank '70s fashion

From Christian Bale's burgundy velour blazer to Amy Adams' plunging sequin halter dress, "American Hustle" is a cinematic romp through the over-the-top styles of the 1970s.

January 05, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Redford: Diversity reigns at Sundance Festival

Redford: Diversity reigns at Sundance Festival

Diversity is king at the Sundance Film Festival — and queen, too.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am
'Parental Guidance' unites Crystal, Midler

'Parental Guidance' unites Crystal, Midler

After nearly 30 years of friendship and shared tastes in movies, music and comedy, Billy Crystal and Bette Midler have finally taken it to the next level: They did a film together.

December 28, 2012 12:00 am

Celebrities air post-election feelings online

Mariah Carey was so excited about President Barack Obama's re-election that she released a new song in his honor. Beyoncé popped up on Instagram with a rebuke for Mitt Romney, while Romney supporter Elisabeth Hasselbeck sent out a disappointed but conciliatory tweet urging a divided United S…

November 09, 2012 12:00 am
Bond girls show women's progress

Bond girls show women's progress

When Ursula Andress emerged from the sea, curves glistening, with a dagger strapped to her bikini in 1962's "Dr. No," she made the Bond girl an instant icon.

October 03, 2012 5:37 pm Photos

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Barker 'fine' with exclusion from 'Price' special

Barker 'fine' with exclusion from 'Price' special

Bob Barker hosted "The Price Is Right" for 35 years, but he wasn't invited to participate in the game show's 40th anniversary special.

September 07, 2012 12:00 am
Charlize Theron's evil queen wears feathers, beetle wings in 'Snow White'

Charlize Theron's evil queen wears feathers, beetle wings in 'Snow White'

Charlize Theron's evil queen costumes for "Snow White and the Huntsman" called for hundreds of hand-cut rooster feathers, thousands of iridescent beetle wings from Thailand and one particularly imposing crown.

June 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Michael Jackson costumes to be exhibited, sold

Michael Jackson costumes to be exhibited, sold

Michael Jackson's glittery gloves, spangled jackets, stage-worn costumes and personal fashion effects are going on a world tour.

May 19, 2012 10:00 am
Aziz Ansari releases comedy special online for $5

Aziz Ansari releases comedy special online for $5

Aziz Ansari is bringing his new standup special straight to his fans. The "Parks and Recreation" star is bypassing cable networks to release his latest comedy special on his website.

March 20, 2012 3:00 pm
Premiere buzz whets appetite of 'Hunger' fans

Premiere buzz whets appetite of 'Hunger' fans

When it comes to predicting the big-screen success of "The Hunger Games," the fans have spoken. Actually, make that cheered.

March 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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'The Artist' dog honored at Golden Collar Awards

'The Artist' dog honored at Golden Collar Awards

Even dog actors can get awards in Tinseltown, and six pooches collected prizes at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards.

February 15, 2012 2:00 pm
'War Horse' star one of Hollywood's equine elite

'War Horse' star one of Hollywood's equine elite

One star of Steven Spielberg's latest epic likes to end his work day by rolling around in the dirt, kicking his legs in the air and flaring his nostrils.

January 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Golden Globe nominees ready for Ricky Gervais' wrath

Golden Globe nominees ready for Ricky Gervais' wrath

When Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais took sharp swipes at Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, Robert Downey, Jr. and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at last year's ceremony, some criticized the comedian for going too far.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am
Michael Jackson's bed removed from planned auction

Michael Jackson's bed removed from planned auction

The bed where Michael Jackson died is no longer available for sale.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Mick Fleetwood celebrates musical legacy, new eatery

Mick Fleetwood celebrates musical legacy, new eatery

Long before the success of Fleetwood Mac, when band founder Mick Fleetwood was a kid in the U.K. learning how to play the drums, he dreamed of having his own restaurant. His parents entrusted the then 9-year-old with the stable of the old farmhouse they lived in, and young Fleetwood turned i…

September 30, 2011 12:00 am

Will 'Housewives' husband's death affect the show?

Bravo isn't saying what might happen to the second season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" following the unexpected death of Russell Armstrong, estranged husband of cast member Taylor Armstrong.

August 17, 2011 5:35 am
'Glee: The 3D Concert Movie' not just about music

'Glee: The 3D Concert Movie' not just about music

Concert movies typically offer a peek into the private moments of a pop star's life. "Michael Jackson: This Is It" revealed the entertainer's perfectionist tendencies, and sly sense of humor. "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" showed the teen singer's drive for success.

August 12, 2011 12:00 am
Summer's comedy king Jason Bateman wants to direct

Summer's comedy king Jason Bateman wants to direct

In "Horrible Bosses" and "The Change-Up," which opens today, Jason Bateman plays a hardworking guy who loves his job but yearns for something new.

August 05, 2011 12:00 am
Michael Bay says new 3-D 'Transformers' better than No. 2

Michael Bay says new 3-D 'Transformers' better than No. 2

Director Michael Bay promises that the third "Transformers" movie is way better than the second.

June 26, 2011 12:00 am
Oscar's winners' envelope made over with new look

Oscar's winners' envelope made over with new look

Like many a star attending the Academy Awards, Oscar's winners' envelope is getting a makeover.

February 18, 2011 12:00 am
Storm troopers get ready to invade Comic-Con

Storm troopers get ready to invade Comic-Con

On the outside, they all look the same: White armor, white helmets, black blaster rifles. Imperial soldiers from a galaxy far, far away, they're loyal only to the Empire and recognizable everywhere as "Star Wars" storm troopers.

July 23, 2010 12:00 am

Who will be the new 'Dancing' champ?

One more week until a new "Dancing" champ is crowned. Who will it be?

May 21, 2010 12:00 am

`Glee' a musical success as much as a cult success

"Glee," the award-winning musical comedy about a misfit high school show choir, might be doing more for music than its fellow Fox juggernaut, "American Idol."

April 16, 2010 12:00 am

In Memoriam is touching to watch, painful to make

The Kodak Theatre goes quiet as the big screen at center stage begins flashing images of actors and filmmakers who have died. A photo of Heath Ledger or Paul Newman might move the audience to spontaneous applause. Other images inspire deep sighs, as viewers reflect on the entertainers who ha…

March 07, 2010 12:00 am

Hollywood loves a bad boy: Oscar shows a dark side

For your consideration: A pedophile serial killer with a creepy dollhouse hobby, a murderous Nazi who delights in tormenting Jews, and a hateful mother who abuses her daughter and granddaughter.

February 21, 2010 12:00 am

Artists behind Oscar-nominated songs won't perform

Some of Oscar's most memorable moments have come during performances of nominated songs.

February 20, 2010 12:00 am

Feeding Hollywood's elite takes months of planning

Now that the award season has replaced the holiday season in Hollywood, buzz is building about best pictures, winning performances, designer gowns and, oh yes, "What's for dinner?"

January 09, 2010 12:00 am

`Twilight' hunks part of film's heartthrob history

Fifteen-year-old Chloe Bates is in love.

November 22, 2009 12:00 am
Recessionistas, rejoice! Jimmy Choo comes to H&M

Recessionistas, rejoice! Jimmy Choo comes to H&M

When top-tier clothiers align with mass-market retailers, there's a potential bonanza for everyone.

November 14, 2009 12:00 am

Peter Jackson's motivation: 'Constant disappointment'

Peter Jackson is driven by a deep-seated neurosis: The fear that his films are terrible.

August 16, 2009 12:00 am

Comic Con promises 'Avatar,' 'New Moon,' 'IM2'

A life-sized Iron Man toy and larger-than-life Transformers - in both car and robot form - welcomed fans to the 40th annual Comic Con. The pop-culture convention opened Wednesday at the San Diego Convention Center.

July 24, 2009 12:00 am

Look good, do good: Clothing with a conscience

In this challenging economy, indulging your fashion desires can feel a bit, well, indulgent. So why not be truly fashion conscious and buy brands that support charitable causes?

June 28, 2009 12:00 am
Summer brings new life to familiar film franchises

Summer brings new life to familiar film franchises

Some movie franchises never die; they just start over. This summer brings new versions of "X-Men," "Terminator" and "Star Trek" -- each revitalized with a tested Tinseltown technique: the origin story.

May 24, 2009 12:00 am

Hip-hop's <a href="http://will.i.am">will.i.am</a> makes film debut in `X-Men'

Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am wants to make movies. For now, though, he'll settle for making his big-screen debut in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

May 01, 2009 12:00 am
'Monsters vs. Aliens' creates another dimension

'Monsters vs. Aliens' creates another dimension

Monsters vs. Aliens" opens with an old 3-D gag: A ball bounces directly into the audience, causing moviegoers to instinctively scoot back in their seats. But the resemblance to old-fashioned 3-D ends there.

March 27, 2009 12:00 am

Eckhart, Larter receive Cosmo Fun Fearless awards

Aaron Eckhart, Blair Underwood, Mario Lopez and Ali Larter were among the stars honored with Cosmopolitan magazine's Fun Fearless Awards.

March 08, 2009 12:00 am
Veteran Oscar scribe Bruce Vilanch spills secrets about Sunday's Academy Awards

Veteran Oscar scribe Bruce Vilanch spills secrets about Sunday's Academy Awards

Bruce Vilanch is sitting at a folding table in a windowless room at the Kodak Theatre. "Writers Room," reads a piece of yellow paper taped to the door. Another, with the veteran Academy Awards writer's name, is taped above his makeshift workstation and laptop.

February 21, 2009 12:00 am

Oscar misses flight to Hollywood

Oscar No. 3453 missed his flight.

February 20, 2009 12:00 am

Hamlet 2 rocks with racy musical numbers

"Rock Me Sexy Jesus." "You're As Gay As the Day is Long." "Raped in the Face."

August 29, 2008 12:00 am

Tom Waits returns to the road with searing two-hour set

Tom Waits doesn't play live very often, so when he does, it's an event.

June 21, 2008 12:00 am

We've gotten smart

The shoe phone on TV's "Get Smart" wasn't just a sneaky spy gadget, it was a technological marvel: a wireless, portable telephone that could be used anywhere -- though it did require a dime to make a call.

June 13, 2008 12:00 am

Retro-soul ingenue Duffy shows promise on her debut album

Duffy's debut album could slip in between Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield on a collector's shelf, but the 23-year-old pop-soul ingenue says she developed her sound without hearing either artist.

May 17, 2008 12:00 am

Ray J hopes reputation translates to album sales

Ray J is cruising down the Hollywood Freeway in his black Lamborghini when fans in a passing car recognize him. The singer/actor/sex-tape star slows down so they can snap a photo. The fans giddily check their digital camera as the $200,000 sports car speeds away.

April 11, 2008 12:00 am

Oscar's intimate and unscripted moments happen just off the Kodak Theatre stage

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Most of the action on the Oscar stage is choreographed and rehearsed. Backstage is another story.

February 25, 2008 12:00 am

Drew Carey says he's a born game-show guy

Drew Carey spent his entire career preparing to be a game-show host, only he didn't know it.

October 12, 2007 12:00 am

A Foxx of all trades

All Jamie Foxx really needed to know about show business he learned as a child.

September 29, 2007 12:00 am

Unexpected controversies add spark to lesser-known Creative Arts Emmys

Turning the lesser-known Creative Arts Emmy Awards into an interesting television event has always been a challenge. The anti-climactic show, whose winners are announced a week before the telecast airs, doesn't boast the same popular categories and ample A-listers of the Primetime Emmys.

September 15, 2007 12:00 am

Christian Bale disappears into his every role

It's not makeup that has Christian Bale looking dirty, wind-chapped and sunburned in "3:10 to Yuma." He spent a month earning every bit of that cowboy grit by riding horses and firing revolvers in the sweltering New Mexico desert.

September 06, 2007 12:00 am

Clive Owen taps into his brooding, anti-Bond side for pulp flick `Shoot `Em Up'

While costumed comic-book fans fill their tote bags with freebies at Comic-Con, Clive Owen, in a slim-fitting suit, sits coolly in a corner -- his brown hair mussed, his green eyes piercing.

August 31, 2007 12:00 am
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