Last night, the unhappy news of Nora Ephron's death at 71 swept across the internet like a juggernaut of sadness—sadness so deep and all-encompassing that we immediately put in our DVD of "Sleepless in Seattle," watched it all the way to the end, and cried the whole way through.
...Not because of the sad loss of a talented writer/director, but because that's what always happens when we watch one of her movies, because she was just that good at making you feel things.
And today, in honor of the inimitable Ms. Ephron, we've put together this list of the most wonderful moments from her movies that made us feel all the feelings. Sad, frustrating, funny and true, these are five scenes out of many that made her work painfully, perfectly human.
The literary world lost one of its best and brightest today with the death of "Where the Wild Things Are" author Maurice Sendak. He was 83.
The writer/illustrator's seminal work—which follows mischievous, wolf-suit-wearing youngster Max as he sets sail for adventure—was adapted into a feature film by Spike Jonze in 2009. His other well-known picture books include 1970's "In The Night Kitchen" and 1981's "Outside Over There." Sendak's dark and daring tales will no doubt live on in the hearts of children (and adults) for generations to come, but his influence on fellow authors certainly can't be ignored, as many took to Twitter today to pay their respects.
by Rae Votta
Hollywood continues to mourn the loss of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. It's hard to imagine anyone who wasn't touched by one of the icon's innovations: from the category-changing iPod to the Pixar films we just can't help watching over and over again. But a surprising celebrity testament from "Glee" star Harry Shum Jr. especially touched our hearts.
Before he was a singing-and-dancing glee clubber, Harry was part of Apple's memorable iPod silhouette commercials, an experience he credits with boosting his career (and sparking an undying love of all things Apple). Here's his story: