Massive crowds gathered in St. Peters Square to listen to Pope Benedict XVI list the 10 finalists from among the retirement communities vying for his consideration:
We attended the Oscars at the Fox. It was so much fun even though my favorite local contender didn’t make it into the race. I thought Alan Kath’s performance as Hitchcock was awesome and definitely deserved Best Actor.
In "Skyfall," director Sam Mendes takes James Bond (Daniel Craig) back to the basics - bullets, babes, big-time bad guys and bawdy humor, proving that "reinventing" Bond was never necessary.
Bullets and babes are part of the James Bond franchise, as exemplified in this photo of Roger Moore with Maud Adams, left, and Britt Ekland, from the James Bond 1974 film, "The Man with the Golden Gun."
To borrow a line from Depeche Mode, death is everywhere in "Skyfall." James Bond's mortality has never been in such prominent focus, but the demise of the entire British spy game as we know it seems imminent, as well.