January 12th, 2012
11:31 AM ET

Gallery: Fashion at the People's Choice Awards

Kelly Osbourne might have taken Coco Chanel's fashion advice too literally when getting ready for the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night.

The fashion designer, who famously suggested to take one accessory off before leaving the house, probably didn't have Osbourne's cast in mind.

"I know it's really superficial, but I took my cast off and left in the car," Kelly told CNN. I just couldn't bear to walk down a red carpet with it in the brace. It really hurts!”


Looking back: Amy Winehouse talks with CNN in 2007
July 25th, 2011
12:20 PM ET

Looking back: Amy Winehouse talks with CNN in 2007

In March 2007, as Amy Winehouse's acclaimed album "Back to Black" found its way to U.S. shores, CNN's Doug Hyde spoke with the late singer at length about her music, the reports surrounding her alcohol use and what she had planned for her next album.

As fans, her family and the music industry continues to mourn the talented songstress, who died in London Saturday at the age of 27, we've unearthed the transcript from the candid conversation.

Read on after the jump:


The magic of Arthur Penn
September 30th, 2010
07:02 PM ET

The magic of Arthur Penn

One of the great perks of this job is that you get to meet the people who make your favorite movies. Seven years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting director Arthur Penn. When word of his passing came yesterday, I thought back to the 2003 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards. After interviewing Penn about the lifetime achievement award he was set to receive that night, we shut off the camera and I confessed to him that I was a HUGE fan of his western, “Little Big Man” – to my mind, one of the great, underappreciated classics. He couldn’t have been warmer or more charming. He was genuinely touched that someone my age was a “Little Big Man” fan.

Because when you say the name Arthur Penn, most movie buffs think of his ground-breaking work in “Bonnie and Clyde.” But “Little Big Man,” released during the height of the Vietnam War, and shunned by audiences perhaps because its anti-war themes hit a little too close to the bone, never quite got the same acclaim. I asked him when it was coming out on DVD and he said he was upset that the studio was dragging its heels about releasing it.


Hollywood on two wheels
September 28th, 2010
12:57 PM ET

Motorcycles of the rich and famous

What do Arnold Schwarzenegger's Harley from "Terminator 2," Jim Kirk's "Star Trek" motorcycle and the bikes from the last "Transformers" film all have in common? They are all on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library's "Born to be Wild" exhibit, which runs through November 9th.

You can find those cycles - there are 35 in all - in the huge, hangar-like space that houses President Reagan's old "ride," Air Force One. In addition to motorcycles seen in movies like "Star Trek," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," the exhibit also includes machines owned by stars like Steve McQueen.

'Lost' treasures
August 12th, 2010
06:00 PM ET

The lost treasures of 'Lost'

A building in an office park in the rolling hills of Calabasas, California is the last place in the world you'd expect to find some of the most iconic props and costumes from "Lost."

What were they doing there? Hmmm... maybe we should wait six years and let you go mad pondering that mysterious question and then not answer it. Oh, don't fret, we wouldn't do that - we're not that cruel.

The building was the headquarters of Profiles in History, a company that auctions off Hollywood memorabilia. They're putting thousands of actual "Lost" items used on the show on the auction block later this month, and we were there to get a sneak peek at the collection.


August 2nd, 2010
05:54 PM ET

The most influential female role in history?

Pop quiz: Which actress gave the most influential, ground-breaking performance in movie history?

The answer would be none other than Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." At least, that's the impression you get reading Sam Wasson's recent book, "Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman."

Hepburn's role as the carefree party girl "Holly Golightly," Wasson argues, influenced fashion forever (the little black dress), challenged Hollywood's notions of beauty (not everyone had to look like Marilyn Monroe) and opened up things for women on screen.


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