Joan Fontaine

  • Art

    June 11, 2014
  • Voice Choices

    September 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Pick Your Favorite Celebrity Sibling

    I'll list some currently alive siblings (or semi-siblings) and I'll highlight my favorite of each bunch by putting them in boldface. You tell me your own personal faves in these same groupings. Break the rules and you're no sister of mine. Toni Braxton....Her sisters Joey Luft.....Lorna Luft, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 2, 2011
  • Film

    August 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    It's James Cameron vs. Kathryn Bigelow!

    ​Forget saving the Navis. James Cameron's biggest mission these days should be to beat his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, for a slew of awards! Alas, though I'm desperate for their golden competition to turn into the most bitter battle royale since Olivia deHavilland and Joan Fontaine, there seems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    With Jennifer Jones Gone, Who's Left?

    ​I adored the chipmunk-cheeked Jennifer Jones, who was sublime in The Song of Bernadette, but also shone in neglected gems like Portrait of Jennie and Beat The Devil, and whose life was so richly dramatic it would have made a great David O. Selznick movie. And now that she's bye-bye, the only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Who's Still Alive?

    ​In the midst of one of the dying-est years in celebrity history, I feel it's imperative to cherish the old-time stars who are still with us and make sure (via prayers, voodoo, or interventions) that they never transition to the other side. But who are they? Who's left?

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Who Are Your Favorite Siblings?

    Which clusters of genetically-linked performers strike you as the most valuable to have around? Which ones are the most entertaining, sincere, and likable? No, you may not say the Jacksons. Your pre-approved choices are as follows: The Olsen twins. Their homeless chic mixed with their monkey faces ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 29, 2008

    A Gay Senate Candidate Revealed!

    Double-wide-eyed by an opera trailer at Carnegie Hall and by a Senate race out North Carolina way

  • News

    December 5, 2000

    Spite Club

    Terence Davies on the Cruel Inventions of ‘The House of Mirth’

  • Film

    May 25, 1999