February 24, 2008
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Juno, a comedy about a pregnant teen who is very much an independent spirit, was named best feature at yesterday's Spirit Awards, which honor the best of Hollywood's independent fare. In an awards ceremony dominated by no single film, Juno also garnered best female lead for star Ellen Page and best first screenplay for writer Diablo Cody. Both women are up for Oscars tonight. "All of this is just the added crazy cherry on top of the sundae," Page, 21, said backstage.
September 18, 2009
The one perfect aspect of "Jennifer's Body" is its title: No one is going to like this movie for its brain. In this dodgy hipster horror film from the pen of Diablo Cody ("Juno"), Megan Fox plays Jennifer, the hottest girl in Devil's Kettle High School, who smolders whenever she feasts on the innards of slathering teenage boys and turns gaunt when she grows hungry for testosterone-laden "Satan chow." Amanda Seyfried plays her virtuous best friend, Needy, who would probably be considered even hotter than Jennifer if she took off her glasses and dressed for sexual success.
January 23, 1993
Mary Lazar, 60, wife of the literary and talent agent Irving P. "Swifty" Lazar, died of cancer Jan. 14 in Beverly Hills, Calif. She began her career as a model and appeared in advertisements as a "Coca-Cola girl." She later headed her own television and motion picture production company, Juno Productions.
August 29, 2002
NEW YORK - At least a dozen U.S. telecommunications executives and investors may have received initial public offering shares from Citigroup Inc., memos from the world's largest financial-services company show. Executives of Citigroup's corporate clients were offered IPO shares that could be sold at a profit within hours or days, the memos show. Copies of the 1999 memos were sent to Citigroup's private client services and equity capital markets departments, as well as to Jack B. Grubman, the top telecommunications analyst for Salomon Smith Barney Inc., Citigroup's brokerage.
February 8, 2008
Were you swept away by the wartime love story Atonement? Are you rooting for the underdog teen comedy Juno? The Sunwants to know your choices for this year's Oscars ? and why you chose them. You can weigh in on any or all of the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, BestActor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. (A complete list of nominees can be found at baltimoresun.com/ oscars.) Send your picks to email@example.com by Feb. 21. We'll publish the best responses in the Arts & Life Today section on Feb. 24. Please put "Oscars" in the subject line and include your name and a phone number where we can reach you to verify the information.
November 2, 1997
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va.-- On Oct. 28, 1802, after a losing fight against a seemingly perpetual storm, a Spanish ship went down in the dark of night off the coast of Assateague Island. More than 400 people drowned when the Juno sank. The ship, it is believed, carried treasure.Now and then, the sea throws up a hint of that treasure, signs that the Juno is still out there.People who wander the empty beaches up and down Assateague have gathered these pieces of evidence over the years. Fishermen have snared them in nets offshore.