“Alice” still earning strongly at UK box office

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Disney’s 3D version of “Alice in Wonderland” retained its position at the top of the British box office over the weekend, easily holding off challengers like Matt Damon’s new film “Green Zone.” Director Tim Burton’s version of the classic Lewis Carroll fantasy, with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as …

Jeff Bridges wins best actor Oscar in “Crazy Heart”

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jeff Bridges won a best actor Oscar on Sunday, his first ever Academy Award, for his role in “Crazy Heart” as a drunken country singer who finds redemption. Bridges, the brother of Beau Bridges and the son of screen star Lloyd Bridges, was previously nominated for an Oscar four times but had never walked away with the …

Stars take fashion risks at amped up Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood amped up the lights and colors at the Oscars on Sunday as leading ladies like Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz and Zoe Saldana donned shimmering metallic gowns to celebrate the big night. The red carpet had less of the restrained elegance of other awards shows this season, and more edgier — and sometimes shocking — choices. “We saw a …