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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five facts about Sunday's 89th Annual Academy Awards: IT'S AN HONOR TO BE NOMINATED: But after 21 nominations, it would be nice for sound mixer Kevin O'Connell to finally win. The most nominated artist without a win, O'Connell has another chance this year for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 89th Academy Awards should be a very schizophrenic affair: equal parts pomp and politics. The only thing expected to take the stage more often than the frothy front-runner "La La Land" at Sunday's ceremony is protest (and probably some punchlines) over the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times will air a commercial called "The Truth Is Hard" during the Oscars, just days after the company and other news organizations were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing. The 30-second ad includes audio from...
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The last three best-feature winners at the Film Independent Spirit Awards have gone on to win best-picture the next day at the Academy Awards, but that streak appears likely to snap this year. The Oscar favorite "La La Land," a smidge too pricey with...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market. The market is...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the "sambadrome." For the competitors, getting to the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Obamas just can't quit Broadway. Former President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia Obama have caught a new revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price." They attended the play starring Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht at the American...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Oscar-nominated Iranian film director has sent a video message to a rally attended by celebrities and top talent agents. It's intended to thank the Hollywood community for its support during his boycott of the awards ceremony. After U.S. President Donald...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda owned Friday's Oscar rehearsals. He sang a tune from "La La Land," posed like John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever," invoked a 1990s Billy Crystal Oscar monologue, and reprimanded his dad from the stage for having his cellphone light on...