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Singer Merry Clayton performs onstage at the celebration of black cinema hosted by Broadcast Film Critics Association at House of Blues Sunset Strip on January 7, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for BFCA)

Singer Merry Clayton Injured In Car Accident

Merry Clayton, the veteran backup singer who was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” is recovering after being seriously injured in an automobile accident.

06/23/2014

Oscar winner Maximilian Schell, known for starring in 1961's "Judgment At Nuremberg," died on Feb. 1, 2014 at the age of 83. (credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

‘Judgment At Nuremberg” Star Maximilian Schell Dies At 83

Schell was again nominated for Oscars for “Man in the Glass Booth” (1975) as lead and for his supporting role as an anti-Nazi activist in 1977′s “Julia.”

02/01/2014

Actress Joan Fontaine died Dec. 15, 2013 at the age of 96. (credit: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Hitchcock Star, Oscar-Winner Joan Fontaine Dies At 96

Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” and “Rebecca” and also was featured in films by Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang and Nicholas Ray, died Sunday. She was 96.

12/15/2013

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s Nia Vardalos Discusses Her New Parenting Book, ‘Instant Mom’

Nia Vardalos, Academy Award-nominated writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, stopped by KCAL9 News Tuesday to discuss her new parenting book, Instant Mom.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/16/2013

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’5 BROKEN CAMERAS’ Director Talk About Oscar Nominated Documentary

Co-Director of The Academy Award nominated documentary feature 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, Emad Burnat, visited the KCAL9 studios Saturday morning to talk about his film, which is the first-ever Palestinian movie to be nominated in this category.

02/23/2013

Protesters say "Zero Dark Thirty" glorifies torture. (credit: CBS)

Oscar-Nominated ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Picketed By People Who Say Movie Advocates Torture

The critics agree “Zero Dark Thirty” — a film depicting the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden — is gritty and moving.

01/11/2013

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Oprah Wins Honorary Oscar For Philanthropic Work

Oprah Winfrey says she understands why some balked when the film academy announced it would give her an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian contributions.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/08/2011

A little spin once I was all put together

Behind the Scenes at The Oscars

I covered Elton John’s Academy Awards Viewing Party, which is always so much fun.  It’s not as tense as being at The Oscars, where there is a lot of pressure on nominees to not only […]

02/28/2011