Jessica Walter dies at 80

By: Mo Juenger, World News Editor Jessica Walter, a lifelong acting legend, died at age 80 on Thursday. Early in life, she starred in Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty for Movie; later, she earned her fame as matriarch Lucille Bluth on hit television show Arrested Development.  Walter earned an Emmy in 1975 for her titular role in the series Amy Prentiss. Her character as a San Francisco police chief spoke to women around the country as Walter’s character dealt with city crime, sexism in the workplace and being a single mother.  At age thirty, she starred as a crazed radio fan … Continue reading Jessica Walter dies at 80

Xavier Newswire Oscar Nomination Predictions

By: Alex Spindler The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will soon announce its nominees for the 86th Academy Awards, regarded by many to be the highest accolade a film can receive. PICTURE: “12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity,” “American Hustle,” “August: Osage County,” “Saving Mr. Banks” Lackluster in comparison to last year, this year’s choices for the highly-coveted best picture will probably feature period dramas, sci-fi thrillers and modern-day tragicomedies. ACTOR: Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years a Slave,” Bruce Dern – “Nebraska,” Robert Redford – “All is Lost,” Tom Hanks – “Captain Phillips,” Leonardo DiCaprio – “Wolf of Wall … Continue reading Xavier Newswire Oscar Nomination Predictions