Oscar Blogging… Live from NYC

That’s a Wrap!

11:54 p.m. – “Slumdog” takes the cake, and I will take a nap.  That’s a wrap for my inaugural live Oscar blogging.  Check back tomorrow for the start of my daily posts about everything from Hollywood to …

Hugh, Hugh… Huge Anticipation

Last year's show was the lowest-rated in the Academy's 55-year history of airing the fest. Hugh Jackman has a lot of hype to live up to as the master of ceremonies at the 81st Annual Academy Awards...

Will the Real Oscar Winner Please Stand Up

Rather than spouting off my predictions, because I am the ultimate Hollywood expert after all, I will submit for your consideration my list of deserving winners. Those thesps, creative types and flicks that SHOULD win tonight...

Op-Ed: Death of a Theatre Critic

It was with great dismay that I read a recent notice in the Los Angeles Times of layoffs amongst the theatre critic and arts coverage world at publications including the LA Weekly, Daily Variety and the L.A. Daily News...

John Denver Comes Home at Rubicon

Pull out the fiddle and rosin up the bow, because we all might just be able to go home and discover we are a country boy, or girl, at heart after seeing Back Home Again: A John Denver Holiday Concert, making its world premiere at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, Calif.