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  • The real story behind 'The King's Speech'

    The real story behind 'The King's Speech'

    Doggedness and serendipity set up a small film's big success.

  • Darth Vader Super Bowl commercial: What happens to child stars in ads?

    Darth Vader Super Bowl commercial: What happens to child stars in ads?

    The Darth Vader Super Bowl commercial made six-year-old Max Page an advertising wunderkind even before the public had seen his face. As the pint-sized Darth Vader in the VW ad, Max became an Internet phenomenon for using "The Force," or trying to. The Super Bowl commercial went viral on the Internet in the run-up to the big game. Since the Super Bowl, Max has gotten even more attention. On Monday's "Today" show, he took off his Vader mask, letting America see his face. Here's a look at Max and five other child actors who starred in ads. Can you guess which of the five made the big time?

  • Opinion Super Bowl commercials: What happens to those CareerBuilder chimps?

    They're not monkeys. They're chimpanzees with short working lives in entertainment, after which they can't be returned to zoos or the wild. Lucky ones end up in sanctuaries, needing care for the next 40 years. Major ad agencies have pledged not to use great apes. Why won't CareerBuilder?

  • In Pictures Black History Month

    Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, N.Y., but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg face off on 'SNL'

    Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg face off on 'SNL'

    Mark Zuckerberg joined host Eisenberg for the opening monologue of the show Saturday. The two said they had never met, despite Eisenberg playing Zuckerberg in the widely hailed, Oscar-nominated film.

  • Anthony Hopkins wants to play Hitchcock on screen

    Anthony Hopkins wants to play Hitchcock on screen

    Anthony Hopkins says he hopes play the legendary filmmaker on screen and has been attached to such a project for four years.

  • Should producer convert R-rated 'The King's Speech' into family fare?

    Should producer convert R-rated 'The King's Speech' into family fare?

    'The King's Speech' was given an R rating solely for the use of profanity in some key scenes. As the producer reportedly considers re-editing the Oscar-nominated movie, the idea is getting poor reviews.

  • A German film that the Oscars missed

    Editorial Board Blog A German film that the Oscars missed

    'Die Fremde,' or 'When We Leave,' did not make the Oscar nomination list for best foreign film. That's too bad. Still, we can start our own conversations about this powerful film that focuses on 'honor killing' in the Turkish immigrant community in Germany.

  • Oscar nominations: Social Network earns 8 nods

    Horizons Oscar nominations: Social Network earns 8 nods

    Oscar nominations have been announced, and things are looking pretty good for The Social Network, a flick about the founding of Facebook. The movie did not grab the most Oscar nominations this year, but landed in several key categories.

  • In Pictures Oscar nominees 2011

    Colin Firth portrays King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter plays the Queen Mother in a scene from 'The King's Speech,' which garnered 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Mr. Firth, Best Supporting Actress for Ms. Bonham Carter, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, Best Director for Tom Hooper, and Best Original Screenplay.