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con artist christian bale american hustleChristian Bale’s epic comb-over in “American Hustle” deserves its own special Oscar, but if you’re curious whether his character’s real-life counterpart had such bad hair — now you can see for yourself!”60 Minutes” released a 1981 interview with Mel Weinberg, the con artist who was the basis for the Oscar-nominated Bale’s character Irving Rosenfeld.

Weinberg was at the heart of the FBI’s… Continue reading Here's the Real Con Artist Behind Christian Bale's 'American Hustle' Character (VIDEO)

Note: In honor of the Academy Awards this Sunday, we’re reposting some of our favorite Oscar-related posts from years past. The following was first published on 2/22/13.

If you pay close enough attention to the films of Joel and Ethan Coen, you may have already realized that all of them are edited by a man named Roderick Jaynes, known as a bit of a cranky British recluse… Continue reading Read a Funny Story from the First Fictional Character to Ever Earn an Oscar Nomination

paul walker fast and furious characterPaul Walker may have died tragically in a car crash, but his on-screen persona in the “Fast & Furious” world will not.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Universal, the producers, and director James Wan have decided not to kill off Brian O’Conner in “Fast & Furious 7.” Rather, they plan to “retire” him “in a way that the studio hopes will satisfy fans… Continue reading Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious' Character to 'Retire' in 'Fast & Furious 7'

American Hustle arrives in limited release this weekend, and it’s definitely a movie you need to watch (read my review). It’s pretty much required viewing for all you dreamers and schemers out there, or for anyone who needs advice on how to rock a crazy comb-over. While the film labels itself a fictionalized version of real-life events, American Hustle is very much based on the Abscam… Continue reading Christian Bale's 'American Hustle' Character Is Based on This Man, Comb-over and All

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Out of respect for Marcia Wallace, who passed away at the age of 70 on Friday (Oct. 25), “The Simpsons” showrunner plans to retire her iconic character of Edna Krabappel.

“I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace,” producer Al Jean says in a statement. “She was beloved by all at ‘The