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  • Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    What’s the best way to enjoy the summer: A cookout in the backyard? A trip to the beach? These are nice, but look no further than reading a non-fiction adventure book. It’s by far the best way to immerse yourself in another world. Check out this list to see some of the best titles in this excellent genre.

  • Natalie Portman is a warrior in 'Your Highness': movie review

    Natalie Portman is a warrior in 'Your Highness': movie review

    Lowbrow comedy 'Your Highness' is a spoof on period dramas but elicits few laughs.

  • In Pictures Oscar's red carpet runway

    This year's Oscars was a combination of a high school prom and graduation. There was the pomp and circumstance, the corny music, the interminable length – and, of course, the gowns. Here, perky valedictorian (and Oscar co-host) Anne Hathaway sets the tone in a fire-engine-red Valentino.

  • Oscar winners no one expected: mothers everywhere

    Oscar winners no one expected: mothers everywhere

    Oscar winners dispensed morsels of wisdom in their thank-you speeches Sunday night. 'Listen to your mother' was the advice of Best Director Tom Hooper, who won for the 'The King's Speech.'

  • Oscar predictions 2011: Keep your eye on The King's Speech

    Oscar predictions 2011: Keep your eye on The King's Speech

    Oscar predictions 2011: The Monitor's film critic Peter Rainer picks which movies, and which actors, should win in five major Oscar categories. Best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, and best documentary. Do you agree?

  • James Franco and Anne Hathaway: Why are they hosting the Oscars?

    James Franco and Anne Hathaway: Why are they hosting the Oscars?

    James Franco and Anne Hathaway are the youngest to have hosted the Oscars. The choice has people guessing: Why were Franco and Hathaway chosen to host the 83rd annual Academy Awards? And why two hosts?

  • In Pictures Oscar hosts

    James Franco and Anne Hathaway are hosting the 83rd Academy Awards, which airs on Feb. 27.

  • 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.

  • Academy Award nominees include Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush for 'The King's Speech'

    Academy Award nominees include Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush for 'The King's Speech'

    Academy Award nominees were announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Bale, and Helena Bonham Carter are also Academy Award nominees for acting.

  • In Pictures Golden Globe nominees

    Natalie Portman, seen here in 'Black Swan,' was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actress, Drama, for her role in that film, which also won a nomination for Best Picture, Drama, on Dec. 14. The Golden Globe awards will air live on Jan. 16, 2011, on NBC.