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December 28, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
A ccording to Amy Adams (presumably a reliable source in this matter), octogenarian artist Margaret Keane had never heard of the actress when approached last year and asked, "Are you OK with Amy Adams playing you?" "She was like, 'Who's Amy Adams?' " the five-time Oscar nominee recounts with a chuckle. "But she went and did her research and watched some films, and so I ultimately got the seal of approval, which is good. " Very good. Two weeks ago, Adams made the list of best-actress nominees for a Golden Globe (in a musical or comedy)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Jersey Shore fame made good on her threat to wed lovey and infant-father Jionni LaValle , doing so in Garfield, N.J., on Saturday. Her bridal party was a Jersey Shore cast call, with Jenni "JWoww" Farley , Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola , and Deena Cortese looking on. TMZ reports there's no prenup. How refreshing!   Stop the presses . . . forever! GQ has named "Weird Al" Yankovic Pop Star of the Year. We return you now to your hallucinogen of choice.
NEWS
August 13, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Robin Williams, the synapse-snapping comic genius whose career caromed from standup clubs to concert halls, TV sitcoms to Oscar-winning films - from Mork to Mrs. Doubtfire , from the Genie in Aladdin to Oliver Sacks in Awakenings - died Monday at 63. His body was found in his home in Tiburon, across the bay from San Francisco, an area where he had long lived. A deputy coroner in Marin County indicated the cause was suspected to be suicide due to asphyxia, but an investigation is continuing.
NEWS
April 28, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE GOOD FOLKS at Time and People this week have figured out the most beautiful and influential human beings on the face of the Earth. We here at Temporary Tattle humbly want to relay the celeb news that lies beneath. Yesterday A New York man who terrorized CNN anchor Anderson Cooper for nearly six years pleaded guilty to felony menacing and harassment charges. Alex Hausner , 38, of Queens, N.Y., said he wasn't a stalker and never meant to hurt Cooper. "Stalker is the furthest thing from what I am," said Hausner, who was freed on time served.
NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
12 Years a Slave , the tough, true tale of a free black man abducted and sold into slavery in the 1840s South and a film that fearlessly explores the horrors of what has been termed America's Holocaust, won three Oscars, including the ultimate prize, best picture, at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night. But it was Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity , the five-years-in-the-making 3D space saga starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts helplessly ricocheting around in Earth's orbit, that landed the most Oscars of the night - seven - sweeping the technical awards and claiming the director, cinematography, editing and original score prizes, too. Cuarón won his first Oscar in the editing department (with co-editor Mark Sanger)
NEWS
March 3, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Stranded in space, or shackled in the Deep South? Late Sunday night, or possibly early Monday if the producers of the 86th Academy Awards lose their grip on the proceedings, the best-picture Oscar will be handed out. And it's a good bet that the winner will be 12 Years a Slave , the harrowing true story of a free black man - played by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor - abducted and sold into slavery. For an independent film that delves into the darkest corners of American history, and the American psyche, it has done quite nicely: $129 million in worldwide grosses and counting.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
DON'T THINK OF it as a telecast. The Oscars are never just a telecast. Think of it as a fashion show, a stand-up set and a concert, with a healthy dose of Hollywood pomposity coating the entire proceedings. I don't take the Academy Awards all that seriously. But I love them anyway. It's cliche to call the Oscars the Super Bowl for the pop culture-obsessed set, but I watch the December movies and follow smaller awards shows as if they are the playoffs, setting up for the big game that will occur this Sunday on ABC. My Oscars day starts several hours before the show begins and involves a lot of alcohol.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
SOMEONE in Barbara Walters ' camp needs to look up the word "fascinating. " What could be her final show presenting the "10 Most Fascinating People" of the year is seriously lacking in the fascination factor. Two stars from "Duck Dynasty"? Daffy Duck is more fascinating. Prince George ? He's a baby. Not fascinating. Except to his parents. Robin Roberts ? Anyone whom you can spend every morning with is good company, but not that fascinating. Edward Snowden ?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced Thursday at 8:35 a.m. For coverage, go to
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