“The Descendants” won best picture from the L.A. Film Critics Association on Sunday. Terrence Malick also won best director for “Tree of Life,” while Michael Fassbender took best actor for “Shame” and his other performances this year; Yun Jung-Hee snagged best actress for “Poetry”; Christopher Plummer won best supporting actor for “Beginners”; and Jessica Chastain took supporting actress honors for all 40 movies she was in this year. Okay, fine. She was only in six films. (L.A. Film Critics Association)
Meanwhile, over at the Boston Society of Film Critics, “The Artist” was named Best Picture, while Brad Pitt (“Moneyball”) was best actor, Michelle Williams (“My Week With Marilyn”) was best actress, Albert Brooks (“Drive”) won best supporting actor, Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”) was named best supporting actress; and Martin Scorsese took directing honors for “Hugo.” (Boston Society of Film Critics)
A glimpse at what happened during rehearsals for the Christmas in Washington concert, featuring Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, Cee Lo Green, the Band Perry and Conan O’Brien. (Washington Post)
Hulk Hogan talks about suing his ex-wife, after the jump.
Hulk Hogan on why he’s suing his ex-wife Linda for claiming he abused her and is a homosexual: “If any of that was true, I would admit it, and I was a homosexual I would embrace it. It’s just so crazy to hear, so I have a real problem with it. ... If you’re going to say I’m something that I’m not to try to ruin my career and my livelihood ... I have to answer her back.” (Us Weekly)
Does Washington deserve to get movies just as fast as New York and L.A. do? Uh, yes. (Washington Post’s Outlook section)