Eat, pray, love, kiss and tell

| Sep 10, 2010

Eat, pray, love, kiss and tell

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Javier Bardem sounds almost as happy as he was the night he won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for “No Country for Old Men” in 2008. No wonder. He is recently married, to fellow Spaniard and Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz ...

Bradley Cooper: hot and hung over

| Jul 9, 2010

Bradley Cooper: hot and hung over

HOLLYWOOD — They say nothing is as hot as a slow-burning fire, and Bradley Cooper’s career had been warming up for a number of years before it turned white-hot last year thanks to his starring role in “The Hangover.” The film, which opened earlier ...

'Whip It' with Drew

| May 14, 2010

'Whip It' with Drew

HOLLYWOOD — “The politest thing I can say is, ‘It’s about bleeping time!’ ” says Drew Barrymore with a giggle reminiscent of Gertie, the “E.T.” role that made her famous back in 1982. The actress, recently turned director, is talking about the 2010 Oscar ...

Different by design

| Apr 23, 2010

Different by design

HOLLYWOOD — Tim Burton, the filmmaker who gave a new spin to the classic children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” has now taken up the challenge of a greater classic, “Alice in Wonderland.” Both films feature his frequent collaborator Johnny Depp, who played ...

Sam's the man in this 'Moon'

| Apr 16, 2010

Sam's the man in this 'Moon'

HOLLYWOOD — “Boy, you’re bringing back an experience where I got fed up and pretty tired of myself!” exclaims Sam Rockwell on the topic of the sci-fi cult film “Moon,” which he dominates more than any other single actor has done in a movie ...

Man behind the masks

| Mar 19, 2010

Man behind the masks

HOLLYWOOD — Sacha Baron Cohen is perhaps the unlikeliest British movie star since the plain, self-effacing and rather asexual Sir Alec Guinness. But like the brilliant knight — who happened to be half-Jewish — Baron Cohen seemingly becomes the character he plays, even to ...

Bigelow sticks to her guns

| Mar 5, 2010

Bigelow sticks to her guns

HOLLYWOOD — Kathryn Bigelow is only the fourth woman ever to be nominated for the Best Director Academy Award — and only the second American female. The first two nominees were Italian Lina Wertmuller and Australian Jane Campion; the third was Sofia Coppola. And ...