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Beware the Facebook 'friend collector'updated: Tue Jan 03 2012 15:52:00

Perhaps it's the inherently soul-crushing nature of the holiday season, but it seems many of our readers have been beset by quandaries of late. So, being the utterly benevolent souls that we are, we're choosing to devote this week's column to more reader questions.

People.com: Ryan Reynolds & German Model Get Cozy in South Africaupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 12:27:00

Agnes Fischer has visited with the actor on and off set

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter still fighting long after boxing days passupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 09:11:00

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is too old to box these days. He doesn't even watch it and thinks it's "sort of barbaric."

People.com: Whoopi Goldberg Blasts New York Times for 'Erasing' Her Oscar Winupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 18:50:00

The View co-host, who won an Academy Award for Ghost says she was hurt by the paper's omission

'Unstoppable' a runaway hit in the makingupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 09:41:00

On May 15, 2001, a locomotive pulled out of Toledo with 47 freight cars, thousands of gallons of hazardous materials, nearly 3,000 gross trailing tons, and not a soul on board. The engineer was "nearby" at the time, according to a CSX spokesman. The train went unchecked across three counties, for 66 miles, picking up speed as it traveled.

Mentor gave me confidence to succeedupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 08:37:00

I remember when I was 10 or 11 years old, our Boys and Girls Club director, Billy Thomas, displayed school pennants sent to him by former club members who had gone off to college. I looked up at all those university names and emblems and thought, "If I work hard and graduate from high school, anything is possible."

People.com: Martin Lawrence Ties the Knotupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 09:48:00

The Big Momma's House actor marries his longtime girlfriend at his Beverly Hills home

People.com: Scarlett Johansson & Denzel Washington Named Broadway's Bestupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 11:09:00

"Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be on Broadway," exclaimed Tony winner Johansson

People.com: Sean Hayes Named Host of This Year's Tonysupdated: Mon May 24 2010 15:08:00

The Will & Grace and Promises, Promises star will emcee on June 13

People.com: Liev Schreiber, Denzel Washington Among Tony Contendersupdated: Tue May 04 2010 13:55:00

Broadway's highest honor focuses on stars including Scarlett Johansson and Jude Law, too

Stop kissing me on the mouth!updated: Wed Mar 31 2010 16:05:00

"I love you," says the voice on the phone. We were just about to hang up. "Love you, too," I chirp back without missing a beat.

Jeff Bridges most likely to win best actorupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 21:52:00

It's T-minus two weeks until the Oscars, and we here in The Frisky office are already getting our Oscar pool organized -- which means that you probably are, too.

Oscar noms honored at luncheonupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 21:52:00

Nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards were honored at the annual nominees' luncheon Monday in Beverly Hills, California.

'Avatar' leads box office once againupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 16:33:00

Well, Mel Gibson has joined Denzel Washington and Dwayne Johnson on the list of stars that couldn't stand up to "Avatar's" box-office might. The film on track to cross Titanic's domestic gross of $600 million in mere days took the top spot again this weekend, falling just 14 percent, which is a smaller drop-off than last weekend. Earning an additional $30 million, "Avatar's" domestic total now stands at $594 million.

'Avatar' wins box office fifth weekend in a rowupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 08:39:00

Denzel Washington's "The Book of Eli" couldn't hold its early Friday lead, dropping into second place after Saturday's box office results filtered in.

Review: Close the 'Book of Eli'updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 07:15:00

The clouds are gray, the scorched earth is gray, and the age-old nuclear ash falling from the sky is gray.

What's that bombastic music in movie trailers?updated: Wed Jan 13 2010 07:49:00

Even if you've never heard of "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff, you've heard "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff.

Thanks, but I don't need you to hook me upupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 14:13:00

Enter exhibit A: Female, 40 years old, single, career woman, no kids, victimized by 10 unsuccessful "hookups" per year since the age of 35.

People.com: Chris Pine to Play CIA Hero Jack Ryanupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 15:29:00

The hottie will fill shoes worn by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck

SI.com: Steve Aschburner: Bowen leaves legacy bigger than careerupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 14:01:00

There is an old saying about Hollywood, career arcs and directors' casting demands that goes something like this: "Get me Denzel Washington! Get me a Denzel Washington-type! Get me a young Denzel Washington!" I'm reminded of that today, in the wake of Bruce Bowen's decision to retire after 12 proud (for him and his) and punishing (for opponents) NBA seasons.

Filmmaker Fuqua mentors kidsupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 20:14:00

Director Antoine Fuqua started a non-profit program that gives kids from lower-income homes a shot at Hollywood stardom.

'Training Day' director gives kids a chanceupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 20:14:00

When director Antoine Fuqua rolls into a community to shoot a movie, he becomes part of that community.

People.com: Kelly Preston Back to Work - with Miley Cyrusupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 15:27:00

The actress is shooting The Last Song, quietly going about her career after the death of her son

Review: 'Pelham 123' doesn't measure upupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 09:33:00

In the new "The Taking of Pelham 123," a minor '70s classic gets a big-ticket upgrade in Tony Scott's subway thriller.

'Pelham 123' isn't the same old filmupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 11:16:00

Denzel Washington's new movie, "The Taking of Pelham 123," is not a remake, even though Walter Matthau starred in a film by the same name in 1974, the actor told CNN.

People.com: Family Friend: How John Travolta, Kelly Preston Are 'Moving Forward'updated: Wed Jun 03 2009 20:09:00

The family continues healing from the devastating loss of their son

People.com: Denzel Washington: John Travolta Struggling Over Son's Deathupdated: Sat May 30 2009 18:08:00

Speaking with Travolta for hours recently, Washington says the healing "is going to take time"

Travolta 'struggling' five months after son's deathupdated: Fri May 29 2009 22:08:00

John Travolta is too distraught over the death of his son last January to help promote the movie he shot with Denzel Washington last summer, Washington said Friday.

People.com: Beyoncé, Springsteen Among Inauguration Concert Headlinersupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:27:00

Garth Brooks, Jamie Foxx and Stevie Wonder will also perform at Sunday's all-star event

People.com: Cameron Diaz Pays Playful Tribute to Her Late Fatherupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 09:08:00

"Say hi to him," she tells crowd before dad's cameo in There's Something About Mary

Summer fun in the nation's capitalupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 11:49:00

From free concerts to fresh blue crabs, summertime in the Washington area can be a lot of fun.

People.com: Mike Myers: Guru of the MTV Movie Awardsupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 08:24:00

"I have learned to have way more fun," says the returning (and more relaxed) host

'Bargain' HDTV offers solid performanceupdated: Tue May 13 2008 15:20:00

The Best Buy house brand Insignia can be found on some of the cheapest, er, least-expensive HDTVs available anywhere, and judging from the company's terrible NS-PDP42 plasma, you might be tempted to write these sets off entirely.

Time.com: Wesley Snipes Faces Sentencingupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 12:00:00

Wesley Snipes is in central Florida to learn his punishment for three misdemeanor tax convictions

People.com: Denzel Washington, Janet Jackson Win NAACP Prizesupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 14:24:00

No debate: Denzel Washington's film The Great Debaters won hands down Thursday at the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards.

People.com: Eva Mendes in Rehabupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 09:23:00

Eva Mendes checked into Utah's Cirque Lodge and has been in the facility, which deals with substance-abuse problems, for several weeks.

People.com: SAG Awards Launch Belated Red Carpet Seasonupdated: Sun Jan 27 2008 22:44:00

After the writers' strike doomed the Golden Globes, the stars will finally come out Sunday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards – the first major televised award ceremony to get a waiver from the Writers Guild of America.

People.com: Denzel Washington's Advice to Kids: 'Don't Be a Hater'updated: Tue Jan 22 2008 09:42:00

As a father of four, Denzel Washington tells his kids that the world can be an imperfect place – but advises them not to be brought down by the imperfections.

'The Great Debaters'updated: Thu Jan 03 2008 17:07:00

Denzel Washington leads a cast of up-and-coming actors in a new film inspired by a true story.

Time.com: The Great Debaters' Gratifying ClichÉsupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 11:00:00

It's a thoroughly Hollywood version of a "true story," but this film's got heart -- and a worthwhile message

People.com: Denzel Washington Gives $1 Million for Debate Teamupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 16:42:00

Denzel Washington, director and star of the Golden Globe-nominated The Great Debaters, is donating $1 million to Wiley College to re-establish the debate team portrayed in the film.

People.com: Oprah and Denzel Reveal Who Inspired Themupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 16:43:00

As Oprah Winfrey tours this holiday season with Barack Obama, she remembers a teacher as one of her biggest inspirations as a girl.

People.com: Oprah Winfrey: 'I Don't Regret' Opening Schoolupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 22:44:00

Oprah Winfrey admits that she was "devastated" by the allegations of physical and sexual abuse at her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. But looking back at the institution's tumultuous first year, Winfrey says "I don't regret" opening the school.

People.com: Matt Damon, Bourne Ultimatum Earn Four People's Choice Nodsupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 19:25:00

Matt Damon's thriller The Bourne Ultimatum led the nominations for the 34th People's Choice Awards, organizers announced Thursday.

Men of 'American Gangster'updated: Fri Nov 09 2007 14:13:00

Leading men and fellow Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe discuss their new crime drama.

'Gangster' tops box officeupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 10:13:00

A heroin pusher and a honey bee put some sting back into the movie business.

Review: Brilliant Washington powers 'Gangster'updated: Fri Nov 02 2007 10:28:00

The gangster is an outsider. The gangster takes all that "Land of Opportunity" stuff and shoves it in his pocket.

People.com: Mel Gibson Shows Up at American Gangster Premiereupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 13:04:00

Mel Gibson, who has been out of the public eye for most of the year, turned out for the L.A. premiere of American Gangster on Monday night, curious to see a movie made by three of his friends – Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott.

People.com: Julia Roberts: I'd Be So Lonely Without Danny Moderupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 13:42:00

Four months after welcoming her third child and two weeks before turning 40, Julia Roberts says she has "all I could ever ask for."

Review: 'Next'? Go to the back of the lineupdated: Fri Apr 27 2007 09:10:00

Even when we haven't seen an action movie before, we've seen it before.

Money Magazine: They got older tooupdated: Fri Feb 09 2007 17:32:00

...and in theory, wiser. We asked the pop icons you grew up with what they've learned about money.

FSB: Holiday Giftsupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 11:32:00

This year's holiday gifts include a corduroy-and-sherpa dog bed and chimes that play "Amazing Grace."

FSB: Unique gifts from small businessesupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 06:59:00

These holiday presents, made by small companies, outshine the usual ties and socks.By Brandi Stewart

Entertainment Weekly: The Must Listupdated: Tue Apr 04 2006 15:35:00

A new "Life," an old poem, and eight other things we recommend this week:

EW review: A great 'Inside Man'updated: Fri Mar 24 2006 08:14:00

As "Inside Man" busts open, some guys dressed like industrial painters descend on a New York bank, one of those somber marble edifices built to last as long as the dollar rules. The intruders stride in wearing sunglasses, scarflike masks, worker jumpsuits, and painter caps.

Molly Ivins: Shutdown of criminal justiceupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 14:23:00

Have you noticed that the system of justice in this country is shutting down, piece by piece by piece? We have long noted the deleterious effects of "tort reform" here in Texas, where insurance companies are ever bolder, and injured workers and consumers have fewer and fewer rights. But there is a shutdown in criminal justice, as well.

showbuzzupdated: Mon Dec 05 2005 15:54:00

Denzel Washington has given $25,000 to a program that helps the needy in Rocky Mount pay their heating bills.

When actors go badupdated: Thu Aug 05 2004 12:42:00

Moviegoers this week are seeing Tom Cruise like they've never seen him before.

Review: Perfect time for 'Manchurian'updated: Fri Jul 30 2004 08:38:00

The Jonathan Demme remake of John Frankenheimer's classic 1962 drama "The Manchurian Candidate" lacks some of the heart and soul of the original, but it still manages to be entertaining thanks in large part to the talents of Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Liev Schreiber.

Taking care of Denzel Washingtonupdated: Thu Apr 29 2004 09:40:00

An easy affability surrounds Denzel Washington, from the firmness of a handshake offered in greeting to the warmth of a follow-up smile. This is a man who likes what he does and who enjoys talking about it with a reporter.

Review: Decent 'Man on Fire' battles itselfupdated: Fri Apr 23 2004 09:35:00

"Man on Fire," the new film starring Denzel Washington and directed by Tony Scott, is a highly watchable action thriller with one big flaw: It feels like two different movies aimed at two different audiences.

Dean Cain on Scott Peterson movieupdated: Wed Feb 11 2004 10:01:00

Pretrial preparations are underway in the Scott Peterson case -- but a movie about the case is already done and set to air. "The Perfect Husband," running on USA Network Friday at 8 p.m. ET, tells the story of Scott and Laci Peterson and the murder that has led to the trial.

Fortune: Studio Heads Are Ignoring Legends Of The Fallupdated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

With the violence-panicked movie studios scrambling to fend off Republican enemies and repurchase Democratic friends, they seem to be ignoring a really big problem: Everybody has suddenly stopped g...

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