Polly Bergen Movies: 'First American Woman President,' 'Cape Fear' Rape Victim

Polly Bergen publicity shot ca. 1960s. Polly Bergen movies: 'First woman U.S. president' dead at 84 Emmy Award-winning actress Polly Bergen – whose movie and television roles ranged from the first woman U.S. president in the 1964 comedy Kisses for My President to Felicity Huffman's mother in Desperate Housewives – died of “natural causes” on Sept. 20, '14, at her home in Southbury, Connecticut. The […]

Jerry Lewis 'Max Rose': Cannes Standing Ovation for 'Disastrous' Comeback

Jerry Lewis in 'Max Rose.' Jerry Lewis Max Rose panned: Cannes Film Festival Jerry Lewis and Charles Chaplin both made comedies. What else do they have in common? One possible answer: Claire Bloom, Chaplin's Limelight “discovery” (Bloom had already been featured in the 1948 British drama The Blind Goddess) and Lewis' leading lady in Max Rose. (Image: Jerry Lewis in Max Rose.) Jerry Lewis' first […]

Woman Comedians: Judd Apatow vs. Jerry Lewis + Critics' Choice Awards

While accepting the award for Best Comedy for Bridesmaids at the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards ceremony, Judd Apatow ended his speech with the following: “Jerry Lewis [photo] once said that he didn't think women were funny. So I'd just like to say, with all respect, fuck you.” Jerry Lewis' negative comment about female comedians was made at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in […]

Zac Efron & Robert Pattinson + Sophia Loren & Vanessa Hudgens: The Oscars + Kate Winslet Breaks Bette Davis Record?

Zac Efron Werner Herzog Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, Sairaa Rahman Robert Pattinson, Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise. Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington Photos: Bryan Crowe / © A.M.P.A.S. James Franco, Ahna O'Reilly Natalie Portman Jochen Alexander Freydank Milk filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Anne Kronenberg Photos: Jon Didier / © A.M.P.A.S. Photos: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S. Sophia Loren Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle […]

Jerry Lewis: Comedian Gets Academy Honor But Enmeshed in Gay Slur & Other Controversies

Jerry Lewis: Comedian host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Telethon will be receiving the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, given since the 1957 Oscar ceremony to “an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” Besides credit, Jerry Lewis has also brought controversy, thanks to slurs and/or put-downs directed at gays […]

'Sideways' Movie: Arrested Coming-of-Age Road Flick Tops Los Angeles Film Critics Awards

Sideways movie with Thomas Haden Church and Paul Giamatti. Alexander Payne's belated coming-of-age road movie obviously pleased the members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; Sideways won five awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay (Payne and Jim Taylor), Best Supporting Actress (Virginia Madsen), and Best Supporting Actor (Thomas Haden Church). 'Sideways' movie tops Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Total of five awards […]