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    Brooke Hauser

    Brooke Hauser

  • ‘Cannabis saved my pregnancy': how safe is weed for mums-to-be?

    For one mother in the US, the risks were worth taking.

  • “La marihuana salvó mi embarazo”: ¿Cuán segura es la marihuana para las futuras madres?

    Melissa Vaughn, una madre ama de casa de 37 años que vive en Boston, cree que los brownies salvaron a su bebé. Específicamente, los brownies de chocolate esponjosos de Betty Crocker con mantequilla de marihuana.

  • ‘Marijuana Saved My Pregnancy:’ How Safe Is Pot for Moms-to-Be?

    American women are increasingly ingesting marijuana during their pregnancies to stop morning sickness and other conditions, including anxiety and depression.

  • 'Feud: Bette and Joan' and an Oscar Clash for the Ages: The Real Story Behind Sunday's Academy Awards Episode

    In March 1963, New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther mocked Bette Davis in a pre-Oscars commentary, while tipping his hat to her competitors in the Best Actress category. “Three other nominees — Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker, Geraldine Page for Sweet Bird of Youth, and Lee Remick for Days of Wine and Roses — are respectable,” he wrote.

  • The Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Behind ‘O.J.: Made in America’ on His Oscars Night Plans and Why O.J. Still Matters

    Since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last January, critics have been hailing Ezra Edelman’s five-part ESPN documentary O.J.: Made In America as one of the best films of the year. Nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category, the opus charts the rise and fall of an American icon — from his glory days as a beloved football hero and pitchman to his darkest hours following the double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman on June 12, 1994, and the trial that followed. On another level, it is also an allegory about race, unrest, media, and fame in America.

  • 'Wayne's World' at 25: 13 of Our Favorite Catchphrases (No Way! Way!)

    Wayne-speak or Wayne-glish; call it what you will. After the release of Wayne’s World in 1992, Wayne-isms wormed their way into the culture — and some of them have never left. Here are 13 of the best.

  • 'Wayne's World' at 25: Tia Carrere on Her Rocker Wardrobe, the Funniest Scene to Shoot, and More

    Tia Carrere was just 25 years old when she starred opposite Mike Myers as the kickass, Cantonese-speaking rocker Cassandra in 1992’s Wayne’s World, directed by Penelope Spheeris. Three words that describe Cassandra: “Kickass.

  • 'Wayne's World' Turns 25: Here's What the Critics Said in 1992

    Twenty-five years ago when Mike Myers and Dana Carvey starred in Wayne’s World, reviewers hailed it as a brilliant cinematic masterpiece…NOT!

  • 'Wayne's World' Turns 25: Director Penelope Spheeris on 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Foxy Lady,' and Why Wayne and Garth Still Party On

    In February 1992, when Wayne’s World hit theaters, George Bush was President, Guns N’ Roses was all the rage, and cell phones were as big as shoeboxes. It was a different time. And yet, 25 years later, the comedy starring Saturday Night Live alum Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as two rock-loving, mullet-wearing, basement-dwelling buds still stands up. (Uh, that’s what she said.)

  • 'Wayne's World' Is Turning 25: Our Tips for Planning Your Celebration

    Two dudes hosting a local public-access television show in a basement in Aurora, Ill. It doesn’t exactly scream “blockbuster,” but Wayne’s World struck a major chord with Generation Xers when it hit theaters on Feb. 14, 1992, launching the movie careers of Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, who star as lovable slackers Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar. Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne’s World went onto become a box-office hit, rising to the No. 1 spot during its opening weekend in the U.S. and eventually grossing $183 million worldwide.

  • Burt Reynolds on Donald Trump, James Bond, and That 'Cosmo' Spread

    Now, at the age of 80, Burt Reynolds is shedding his tough-guy image to show his tender side. In Apple of My Eye, which arrived on DVD on Jan. 10, Reynolds stars as an animal trainer trying to help a young girl — who lost her sight in a riding accident — by teaching a miniature horse named Apple to be her surrogate set of eyes. Apple [was trained] really well, and it was beautiful to work with him.

  • Lupita Nyong'o: 'Queen of Katwe' Tells a Universal Story While Respecting Its Uganda Setting; Plus, Watch an Exclusive Deleted Scene

    A chat with the Oscar winner about 2016 film based on true story of a girl who emerges from a slum in Africa to become a world-class chess champion, and a first look at a scene included on the imminent home video release

  • 15 Actors With Two Standout Performances in 2016

    It’s impressive enough to have one movie role in a calendar year that gets fans and critics talking; to do it a second time is a real charm. So say this about 2016: It was a very good year for some fine actors, who impressed us more than once, demonstrating both versatility and consistency. Click through the photos above for our salute to the past year’s two-hit wonders. 

  • 18 Wacky 'Star Wars' Gifts

    Strung out trying to figure out last-minute gifts? Let the force be with you this holiday season with some Star Wars-themed odds and ends, emphasis on "odd." We rounded up a few of our favorite things to share with the more eccentric fanboys and fangirls on your list. Oh, and if shipping time takes too long, try printing out a photo of the item and putting it in a box — make sure to use some intergalactic gift wrap.

  • The Real Right Stuff: John Glenn Was Hero in the Movies Too

    A centerpiece of The Right Stuff is an extended sequence of John Glenn’s flight, and audiences still cheer and tear up when he marvels at the heavens from Friendship 7.

  • 'Rocky' Turns 40: We Talked to the Sculptor Behind the Famous Philly Statue

    In 1980, Sylvester Stallone commissioned the nearly 9-foot-tall bronze statue, made in his likeness, from sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg. It all started when Stallone, an avid art collector, bought two of Schomberg’s pieces— both boxing-related — at a gallery in Las Vegas.

  • ‘Rocky’ Turns 40: Philly’s Most Famous Italian Stallion Impersonator on Why Rocky Matters More Than Ever

    For the past five years, Mike Kunda has been leading the Yo, Philly! Rocky Film Tour, taking fans to the movie’s most iconic locations, from Mickey’s gym to the “Rocky steps” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rocky’s apartment [still has] the 1818 address painted on the red brick.

  • 'Rocky' Turns 40: Talia Shire on Her Screen Partnership With Sylvester Stallone and Creating...Adrian!

    “Adriaaannnnn!” It’s hard to think of a more memorable movie scene than the moment when Rocky, bruised and battered after his epic fight with Apollo Creed, cries out for his soul mate Adrian Pennino. In honor of that auspicious anniversary, we talked to actress Talia Shire, who brought the nerdy pet-store worker to vivid life four decades ago. Where did Adrian come from?

  • 'Finding Dory' Director Andrew Stanton on 'Toy Story 4,' the Tragedy of Dory, and Teaching Kids Serious Lessons

    Oh, to be a fish with short-term memory loss. That’s the idea behind this 2016 undersea sequel to writer-director Andrew Stanton’s Oscar-winning Finding Nemo. On Nov. 15, Disney-Pixar will release its Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD of Finding Dory, featuring Ellen DeGeneres as the voice of the forgetful blue tang, who embarks on a quest to find her family, along with old pals Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence). ...

  • 6 Feel-Good Movies to Stream This Weekend

    Erin Brockovich One woman fights corruption… and wins. It’s a story that never gets old, and neither does Steven Soderbergh’s galvanizing 2000 drama starring Julia Roberts, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of the real-life Brockovich, a single mother and environmental activist who stood up to a major energy corporation. “An exhilarating tale about a woman discovering her full potential and running with it,” Variety’s Todd McCarthy called it at the time. (Available on Showtime, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Google Play) Clueless Because, sometimes, ignorance is bliss. ...