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Oscars In Memoriam Snubs & Flubs 2022

It was not the most controversial thing that happened at the 94th Oscars, but as usual, the In Memoriam segment had its fair share of detractors. Anne Rice was a writer, but some of her works were made into very famous films. (Image via selfie) First, there seems to be a cultural divide over whether…
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William Hurt, Oscar Winner, Dies @ 71

William Hurt, an Oscar winner who was one of the most successful leading men of the '80s, has died at 71. Kiss, before dying (Image via Island Alive) His death, reportedly from natural causes, comes about three years after he confirmed he had terminal prostate cancer that had spread. Will, the actor's son, said in a…
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Jerry Lewis: Predator, Tribute to Vanity 6, Queen Licks COVID & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: Holiday gets a lot off her chest with this. Gripping. (Images via video still & publicity photo) VANITY FAIR: If you're burned out by #MeToo, try not to be. There are myriad stories that we still need to hear. Vanity Fair's piece — and its accompanying video, featuring…
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Every Time an Actor Was Nominated for a Razzie & Oscar for the Same Perf

Jared Leto — Oscar winner for Dallas Buyers Club (2013) — looks like he's cruising toward becoming the fourth actor to receive Razzie and Oscar nominations for the same performance. Heavy on the proscuitto (Image via MGM) Leto's wildly hammy performance in the polarizing House of Gucci was not most people's idea of a Best Supporting…
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A Basket of Kisses from Not-So-‘Bad Seed’ Patty McCormack

On Sunday, I was so excited to attend a screening of The Bad Seed (1956) at NYC's Film Forum. It's always a pleasure to watch this startlingly modern film wrapped in a startlingly '50s melodrama — it prefigured Psycho (1960) — but the bonus was a rare personal appearance by the film's Oscar-nominated star Patty…
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Olympia Dukakis, ‘Moonstruck,’ ‘Steel Magnolias’ Actress, Dies @ 89

Olympia Dukakis, Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner for Moonstruck, died Saturday in New York City at 89, ExtraTV reports. With Shirley MacLaine in Steel Magnolias (Image via TriStar) The revered actress's death was confirmed by Apollo Dukakis, her brother who wrote on Facebook, "After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with…
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