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Legend, Miranda, Bareilles make Oscar rehearsals musical
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....

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award....

Foreign film Oscar nominees decry 'climate of fascism' in US
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The six directors whose films are nominated for best foreign language film at the Oscars decried the "climate of fascism' in the U.S. and other countries, in a joint statement two days before the Academy Awards....

Foster, Fox call for unity at rally for immigration rights
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills Friday to do something to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights....

Meryl Streep added as Academy Awards presenter
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Meryl Streep, whose Golden Globes speech prompted President Donald Trump to call her "overrated," has been added as a presenter to Sunday's Academy Awards....

Jack White launches vinyl record plant in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in a part of his hometown that long inspired him....

Obama returns to Broadway to see Arthur Miller's 'The Price'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Obamas just can't quit Broadway....

Dance scenes in movies can be tricky, but sometimes magical
Oscar front-runner "La La Land" opens with a bang, or should we say a burst - of leaps and pirouettes, not to mention bicycles sashaying along the roofs of automobiles. It's not easy to stage a successful dance scene for the cameras - especially on a highway interchange - but when such a scene works, it can be memorable....

How stars spend a month getting ready for Oscars' red carpet
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Like prom for movie stars, the Academy Awards is Hollywood's most glamorous night. It's also the most photographed celebrity event of the year, its starry images beamed instantly around the world and endlessly reproduced in fashion magazines....

Clooney uses Cesar award to warn about hate in age of Trump
PARIS (AP) -- George Clooney used the stage at the 42nd Cesar awards, France's equivalent of the Oscars, to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump, without directly calling him out by name....

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