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ALICE'S FOODGASMS TASTE ON MELROSE: Casual Fine Dining at its Delectable Best There are always happy diners on the front patio outside Taste on Melrose. I have seen them on sunny afternoons spent on Melrose Place, my arms laden with shopping bags from Dolce Vita and Marc Jacobs. I have passed...
About a hundred invited guest, along with celebs Peter Fonda, Mariel Hemmingway, Ed Begley, Jr, James Cromwell and George Chakiris (of "West Side Story") fame braved last night's cool temperatures to be among the first to see the eye opening sneak preview of Josh Tickell's brilliant documentary, FUEL. The...

Slumdog Has Bite

Danny Boyle's Indian romance added more trophies today to its growing treasure chest with a whopping seven Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), including best picture, director, adapted screenplay, score, and cinematography. "Slumdog" was a winner yet again at the Writers Guild of America awards this morning, with Simon Beaufoy...
Sean Penn and James Franco had planned to live like gay lovers for their biopic Milk, it has been revealed. The plan didn’t materialise because of their hectic schedules, reports Contactmusic. The actors play homosexuals Harvey Milk and Scott Smith in Gus Van Sant's new movie about the openly gay San...
With the Academy Awards fast approaching, Mike Goodridge of Screen Daily Dot Com has compiled key facts and figures behind the Oscar nominations. MERYL STREEP'S OSCAR HISTORY 1978 The Deer Hunter (supporting) 1979 Kramer Vs Kramer* (supporting) 1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman 1982 Sophie's Choice* 1983 Silkwood 1985 Out Of Africa 1987 Ironweed 1988 A Cry In...
A number of people have come to Christian Bale's defense for his emotional, F-word laden outburst last year on the set of McG's Terminator:Salvation. Harry Knowles from Ain't it Cool News has a particularly valid point of view. Read his column here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39984
PUNISHERS RETURN TO GLORY by Larry Motts Kick Ball Weekly 01/31/09 After an unprecedented 5 year undefeated streak, the Beavers finally faltered to the Punishers in Super KickBowl VII with a score of 8 to 4 on Saturday.  The once pathetic Punishers used both a return of key personal and an infusion...
F this and F that. F you. I will kick your F-ing ass are just some of the niceties that Christian Bale hurled at cinematographer  Shane Hurlbut last year during production of Terminator:Salvation. The mad rant was captured on tape and can be heard all over the web. To listen,...

Alice’s Foodgasms

By Alice Greczyn BREADBAR Bread… Doughy, chewy, bubble-crusted, soft, beautiful bread. In a town where the word is all but banned by the carb-unfriendly, a sign caught my eye as I walked through the Westfield mall in Century City: BREADBAR. A bar that serves bread. My imagination was hooked, fantasizing...
As the Academy Awards loom, an negative undercurrent has been brewing against front-runner, Slumdog Millionaire. A lawsuit in India against members of the production, and now rumors that the children in the film were mistreated and underpaid. Other conspiracy theories abound. The L.A. Times' Pete Hammond reports on the damning...