HEALTHBEAT Going public with disease: How much is too much?
I'm rooting for Robin Roberts. As if breast cancer in her 40s wasn't enough, the warm, sparkly co-anchor of Good Morning America is now dealing with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disord... Posted on 9/27/12 at 3:49 PM
THE FLENSBURG FILES: TRAVELS AND EXPERIENCES GATHERED OF A FORMER MINNESOTAN The Fall from Greatness
I would like to start with a proverb that I learned from playing chess with my father when I was a teenager and listening to him talk about all his chess greats he grew up with (from Bobby Fischer to... Posted on 2/20/12 at 6:32 AM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! What's in a Name: Weird Celebrity Baby Names
Famous people give their kids weird names.
This is a known fact. Frank Zappa named his daughter "Moon Unit." Jason Lee named his kid "Pilot Inspektor." And Penn Jillette named his kid "Moxie Crimefig... Posted on 12/30/10 at 3:10 PM
THE DULLUM FILE Celebrity Meltdown of the Year 2009
Each year for the past several years, we've been celebrating the flip side of fame on the Dullum File on television with our Dullum File Celebrity Meltdown of the Year Award. It goes to the cele... Posted on 12/31/09 at 2:15 AM
MODERN-DAY JANE Literary interests on PBS...
PBS has lately been in a cycle of "Contemporary" Masterpiece shows. But the Classics are back! In this post I'm referring to our local Prairie Public dates/times, so if you have a different PBS sta... Posted on 12/30/08 at 4:50 PM
LONDON – A man who had a cardiac arrest while jogging in London’s Hyde Park says his life was saved with help from a famous passer-by – Dustin Hoffman.
Sam Dempster said Tuesday that the actor waited with him after he collapsed on April 27 until paramedics arrived.
Meryl Streep has to be hoping that the 17th time will be the charm. Jonah Hill has to be the most shocked guy in Hollywood. Well, he and J.C. Chandor, the screenwriter/director of the superb but little-seen “Margin Call.”
Martin Scorsese’s love poem to the movies and film preservation, “Hugo,” led the pack with a whopping 11 Oscar nominations when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the contenders Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills.
MIAMI – A couple of years ago, Steven Spielberg was attending a horse show with his daughter when some kids recognized him and came over to say hello.
“They started saying ‘Oh, man, we love your movies so much! We love all your films – except for that last Indiana Jones picture. We all hated that one!’ ” Spielberg recalls, laughing.
Kenny Rogers may be known for his white beard, “The Gambler,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” and a soft, mellifluous country-and-western voice, but this time of year he’s all about one thing: Christmas.
LOS ANGELES – After 15 years as “a rank-and-file actor,” Octavia Spencer is stepping into Hollywood’s gilded spotlight.
The 39-year-old actress was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe for her turn as sassy maid Minny Jackson in “The Help.” Her co-stars Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain also earned acting nods from both groups, and the film is up for best picture at the Globes and best ensemble at the SAG Awards.
PHILADELPHIA – “Rooney who?” is not a question people will be asking much longer.
This week David Fincher’s adaptation of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” – the first installment in the U.S. version of Stieg Larsson’s mega-selling “Millennium Trilogy” – opens in theaters. And there Rooney Mara will be, pale, pierced, and punked-out, hacking into encrypted databases, sleeping with Daniel Craig (and with a woman she picks up at a bar), taking vengeance on a sicko state-appointed guardian ... if you’ve read the book (and who hasn’t?), you know what’s in store.
LOS ANGELES – It’s Martin Scorsese vs. Steven Spielberg, and George Clooney going against himself – that’s one way to look at the nominations for best dramatic film at the 69th annual Golden Globes, where the rich visual epics “Hugo” and “War Horse” will vie for the trophy along with two films starring Clooney: “The Ides of March” and “The Descendants.”
“The Help,” an emotional tale set against the race and class backdrop of 1960s Mississippi, was also nominated in the category, along with “Moneyball,” which stars Clooney’s pal Brad Pitt as a maverick major league manager.
Jennifer Lopez has been virtually inescapable this year – whether judging “American Idol” or shilling Fiats – and now there’s this: On Tuesday, the pop diva was named the “world’s greatest musical comeback act.”
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