The producers of the upcoming Annie revival know that whoever plays the mean orphanage lady Miss Hannigan has to be even more memorable than fright wigs and eyes without pupils. Dorothy Loudon (above) originated the role and culminated her career with a brilliantly funny, witty performance that nab ... More >>
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
Valentine's Day--aka Love, American Style, the Movie--is one of those criss-crossing ensemble pieces starring literally everyone alive who's ever walked the earth and ended up in front of a camera. In an attempt to satisfy every possible demographic, it has young people, old people, whites, ... More >>
Sandra Bullock's based-on-a-true-story movie The Blind Side made more money than New Moon last weekend, and it's in way fewer theaters! It's a runaway smash for my girl Sandy, wiping away memories of her recent bomb whatchamacallit...oh, yeah, All About Steve. But why? Well, I know why! Th ... More >>
If I wanted to see an Oscar winner make out with a nominee, it would probably be Kathy Bates and Jake Gyllenhaal, but I'll settle for Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who will be locking lips in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming biopic about flaming pianist Liberace and his boyfriend the sewer (I m ... More >>
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Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).