UConn women rout Maryland, return to title game

...niece Kia Nurse, who is a freshman at UConn.The former athletes weren't the only stars at the game. Three-time Academy Award nominee Tom Cruise was sitting in a suite, though it wasn't clear who he was rooting for.

Wine Time: Director's Cut Zinfandel 2012, Dry Creek Valley

...know is that he also is a renowned wine producer.The wine comes along at a perfect time to prepare for Sunday's Academy Awards show. I wanted to find a good wine with a movie connection. There are more of them than you might imagine because...

'Imitation Game' is reviving interest in secret WWII site

...the effort to crack Nazi Germany's Enigma cipher. The film starring Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for eight Academy Awards."It's absolutely marvelous," said Charlotte Webb, 91, who worked at Bletchley during the war. "Our story...

Fans with Oscar fever binge watch the nominated films

...but symptoms that turn otherwise rational film buffs into bingeing maniacs. In a good way!Between Jan. 15, when Academy Award nominations were announced, and Feb. 22 ? the movie industry's big night ? sufferers flock to theaters, beg...

Paine College student has role in 'Selma' movie

...motion picture Selma, which received four Golden Globe Award nominations and one for Best Picture in the upcoming Academy Awards for its portrayal of the 1965 voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He hopes it is just the start...

Travolta weathers highs, lows of acting career

...latest step back into the spotlight at the Feb. 22 Academy Awards was uneasy.He's been widely pilloried for his...could again make Travolta a part of next year's Academy Awards, albeit in a much different way.But Travolta has...

When politics are slow, gift shopping I will go

...tallest cocktail maker at 5 feet and mixes "one heck of a drink."Other fantasy gifts include:? The Vanity Fair Academy Awards Experience during, which "you and a very special guest will play the part of Hollywood royalty during the film industry's...

Laughing and crying

...90-minute movie. He made up so much of his performance on the spot that the movie's script was rejected for an Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay.Williams made more than 80 movies. Four of them have yet to be released...

Hall finally gets our Guy

...Deep Purple is noticeably absent from the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. And actress Glenn Close never has won an Academy Award.But perhaps we can stop ruminating over why it took 22 long years for a Thomson native who revolutionized the art of...

Brian Grazer made James Brown film possible

...Imagine Entertainment production company in 1986. Grazer's films and TV shows have been nominated for more than 40 Academy Awards and more than 130 Emmy Awards.He definitely knows what he is doing, and what he wanted to do for more than a decade...