Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY

Andrea Mandell


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Past articles by Andrea:

'Bruised' is Halle Berry's answer to years of objectification: 'All I can do is fight to do movies like this'

Halle Berry is betting on herself in MMA movie "Bruised," her directorial debut. She gets honest about objectification, love and parenting. → Read More

The 10 biggest Oscar snubs of all time, from 'Saving Private Ryan' to Alfred Hitchcock

Oh, no, Oscars! From "Citizen Kane" to Spike Lee and Glenn Close, these are the 10 biggest snubs of all time when it comes to the Academy Awards. → Read More

'Top Chef' returns: How Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio shot a Portland season amid the pandemic

In September, Season 18 of “Top Chef” sharpened its knives and began filming in Portland during the pandemic. Here's how they did it. → Read More

Robin Wright went all in on ‘Land’

Actor-director was schooled in fishing, chopping wood and animal skinning for film about woman who becomes a recluse → Read More

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson, who trailblazed in TV and film for more than seven decades, dies at 96

Through Cicely Tyson, Black women were represented robustly over seven decades on screens big and small. She died Thursday at age 96. → Read More

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson, who trailblazed in TV and film for more than seven decades, dies at 96

Through Cicely Tyson, Black women were represented robustly over seven decades on screens big and small. She died Thursday at age 96. → Read More

'We're heartbroken': CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski reveals 9-month-old daughter died on Christmas Eve

CNN political reporter Andrew Kaczynski revealed his 9-month-old daughter Francesca died on Christmas Eve after a cancer battle. → Read More

It's National Dessert Day! Make John Stamos' favorite gluten-free dessert at home

Uncle Jesse's chosen sweet happens to be a gluten-free brownie from a L.A. bakery topped with his mother-in-law's 'Crispy Caramel Corn Nuts.' → Read More

Melania Trump says their son, Barron Trump, tested positive for COVID-19

Melania Trump said Wednesday that after an initial negative test, 14-year-old Barron Trump tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Academy makes major change: Drive-in movies can now qualify for 2021 Oscars

Films that screen at drive-in theaters will be able to qualify for the 2021 Oscars, the Academy said Tuesday. → Read More

Best picture race to get a shake-up in 2024: Academy announces new diversity and inclusion standards

To become anointed best picture by the Academy Awards, films submitted for the category will have to meet new inclusion and diversity standards. → Read More

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Marvel's "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, who also portrayed Jackie Robinson and James Brown in biopics, died Friday of colon cancer. He was 43. → Read More

Kenya Barris makes case to turn Election Day into a national holiday during American Black Film Festival

"Black-ish" and "#blackAF" creator Kenya Barris wasn't afraid to talk politics during his virtual panel during the American Black Film Festival, which launched Friday. → Read More

Brad Pitt is Emmy-nominated for 3-minute turn playing Anthony Fauci on 'SNL'

Emmy voters decided Brad Pitt's 3-minute depiction of Dr. Fauci on "SNL" was nomination-worthy. → Read More

Chris Evans opens up about his new political site, 'Rocky' quarantine workouts and Finstas

Former superhero Chris Evans is in a new groove during the pandemic: he’s turning his sights to politics. He opens up about his life in quarantine. → Read More

Olivia de Havilland, 'Gone With the Wind' actress and Hollywood royalty, dies at 104

Olivia de Havilland, one of the last pillars of Hollywood royalty and a contemporary of Bette Davis and Errol Flynn, has died. She was 104. → Read More

Quarantine Diary: Alton Brown is sampling hot sauce with a mask on and debating quitting drinking

Alton Brown has made lemonade out of his close quarters, launching "Quarantine Kitchen" with his wife, Elizabeth. Check out a day in his life. → Read More

Obsessed with 'Normal People'? The stars open up about fame, sex scenes and Connell's viral necklace

Have you binged Hulu sensation "Normal People" yet? Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal open up about shooting the sensual series - and that necklace. → Read More

Quarantine Diaries: Henry Winkler is eating dinner mid-day and waiting to hug his grandkids again

Henry Winkler's quarantine? He's making sure to get dressed every day, napping while his wife puzzles - and just wants to hug his grandkids again. → Read More

Quarantine Diary: Kyra Sedgwick is baking banana bread and wiping down groceries just like the rest of us

In her quarantine, Kyra Sedgwick is baking banana bread, getting emotional on Zoom calls with family and wiping down her groceries with Kevin Bacon. → Read More