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Oscar Nominee Juanita Moore Dies at 99

Juanita Moore, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1959 Douglas Sirk film Imitation of Life, died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles, Varietyreports. She was 99.

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Mad About Mad Men

I can't remember the last time the most buzzed-about show at a summer critics' press tour had nothing to do with the broadcast network's fall offerings. But this week, the show we can't stop talking and thinking about, and wishing we had more episodes to watch, is AMC's Mad Men, a period drama about advertising men and their professional and sexual exploits at the dawn of the '60s. (It premieres Thursday at 10 pm/ET.) Here's how I logged my first impression of the show in the pages of TV Guide recently, where I gave it a score of 9 out of 10: "Wow. The period look is dazzling: the women's tight skirts, the men's slicked hair. If iconic director Douglas Sirk (Written on the Wind) had made TV, it would have looked like this. But this sleek, sexy, smartly cynical drama about selling everything from cigarettes to Nixon also nails the era's attitudes of casual prejudice and sexual manipulation."In this show, men are wolves and women are pawns, Jews are invisible or patronized, and gays a...read more

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