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Gina Rodriguez Did NOT Give Away the Sex of Jane's Baby!

Last night social media began buzzing when Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez posted a picture from the set of her hit show that appeared to reveal the sex of her character's baby. The Instagram photo in question showed a pregnant Jane, played by the Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez, standing in a scene that looked like a baby shower. Show More Summary

The Oscars: Filmmakers on Camera (Video)

Thomas Curley and his team were over the moon, when they won the Bafta for Production Sound Mixing for Whiplash, already anticipating going to the Academy Awards a few weeks later. But despite the hype, the praise and critical acclaim,...Show More Summary

'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: To What End? in the "Great Pretender"

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 11, Episode 11 of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, titled "The Great Pretender" Did I miss something? I guess I wasn't sure if April and Jackson's baby got a miracle or not. I assume not, since both are at home and not cuddled around an incubator. Show More Summary

Love Is the Law

"Discover a second face hidden behind the one you see." -Søren Kierkegaard We shot a music video today at three sites. One, outside the cafe where Danish filmmaker Finn Nørgaard was killed last week. Two, outside the synagogue where guard Dan Uzan was shot by the same gunman. Show More Summary

Shark Tank? More Like Piranhas.

"I think it's so ludicrous, and so frivolous, and so mindless... that it has merit." That was shrewd venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary talking about the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket, a fun way to pan for treasure. Though he could have been...Show More Summary

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: My Top 20 Oscars Observations

The Oscars are my Christmas. In fact, during awards season, in the time period between the Golden Globe nominations and the end of the Oscars telecast, I have been known to walk around singing or humming the chorus line from the Christmas...Show More Summary

Don't Miss The Extraordinary New Movie "An Honest Liar: Truth and Deception in the Life of James 'The Amazing' Randi"!

This is what it means to be an honest liar: it's the difference between using deception to conceal the truth and using deception to reveal the truth. ~ Jamy Ian Swiss On the first morning of my Esalen mindfulness retreats, in order to...Show More Summary

Podcast Review: Batman: The Animated Podcast

Podcastland continues to amaze in many ways, including its ability to appeal to niche tastes on a gargantuan level. Did you know, for instance, there are over 15 different podcast series devoted - in some way, shape, or form - to Batman, the Caped Crusader? That number includes Star Trek vs. Show More Summary

Humphrey Bogart and Clint Eastwood Still Make My Day

There are stars. And there are icons. Clint Eastwood, whose film American Sniper has polarized the nation while gaining Oscar nominations and filling the coffers of Warner Brothers, falls into the latter category, a rarefied realm. Today,...Show More Summary

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether. Show More Summary

The Little Guys Win at the Oscars

The Gifting Suite at the W Hotel The six-week public relations crush from the Academy Awards nominee announcements on January 15th, to the award show night on February 22nd, is a six-week glad-handing spin dance of red carpet galas, charity events, talk shows, luncheons, dinners, teas and cocktail parties that is an Oscar talent gauntlet. Show More Summary

4 Cocktails to Get Your Oscars on With

The Academy Awards honor the pinnacle of filmmaking, and while the nominees may suffer jitters walking and talking on the red carpet, you can celebrate the glitz and glam by getting together with your friends and raising a glass at home. Show More Summary

Daniel Boulud's "Whiplash" Flashbacks

J. K. Simmons' music teacher from hell may earn him an Oscar, but he is also having an unanticipated nightmare effect on anyone who has had rigorous training, no matter what the field. We've seen movies about cordon bleu culinary school. Show More Summary

Surprising Behind the Scenes Oscar Moments

On February 22nd, several hundred million viewers from all over the globe will be watching the 87th Academy Awards and wondering if Julianne, Reese, Rosamund, Marion or Felicity will bring home the 13½ inch, 8½ pound golden baby. Hosted...Show More Summary

A New Era for Asian Americans in Starring Roles

February 2015 will go down in history as a great month for Asian Americans in entertainment. For the first time in 20 years, U.S. network television has a sitcom led by an Asian American cast as ABC's Fresh Off The Boat premiered to strong ratings and good reviews. Show More Summary

London Says Goodbye to The Scottsboro Boys

Photograph by Johan Persson In June of 2013, I wrote about the impact of theatre on history, how Kander & Ebb's musical The Scottsboro Boys had helped change history. By telling the story of the nine black teenagers who were wronglyShow More Summary

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Then Came..." The Lone Bellow

The "sophomore jinx" thing is very real. Arthur 2: On the Rocks immediately comes to mind for some unexplainable reason, but I'll deal with that on my own time and perhaps with my therapist. The reason I bring this up is successful and...Show More Summary

Christian's Lair: The Sets of Fifty Shades of Grey

Erotica, control and curiosity are played out against the glamorous International Style backdrop of Christian Grey's bachelor pad in the E. L. James mega-trilogy turned blockbuster film Fifty Shades of Grey. The starting point for the...Show More Summary

Feb. 3 -- "The Last Five Years," "Gardeners of Eden," Swains Island," Doc Shorts:Behind the Scenes, Variety Artisans Award

(from "The Last Five Years", Jeremy Jordan, Anna Kendrick) I made it to the 8:20 a.m. showing of, "The Last Five Years," and loved it. Nothing like a musical to start the day, not to mention, transport you to New York City via the story...Show More Summary

Wild Tales

Back in the day, The Twilight Zone did it right. Each episode started with an everyday routine, then it added a couple of wicked twists and before you could say, "Rod Serling," things went completely askew. Argentinean writer/director Damian Szifron has that same knack, which he exhibits masterfully in six wicked vignettes. Show More Summary

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