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Fonda says Hollywood needs more diversity after Globes honor

Mar. 04, 2021 08:52 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just like in her career, Jane Fonda used the Golden Globes’ platform to speak on deeper issues calling for greater diversity in Hollywood while praising the “community of storytellers” as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. While wearing an...

Complete list of nominees for the 27th SAG Awards

Feb. 04, 2021 11:58 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — List of nominees for the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards: MOVIES Actor: Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”; Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”; Gary Oldman, “Mank”; Steven Yeun,...

Today in History

Jan. 31, 2021 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2021. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 13th...

Cicely Tyson paved way for Black actors to follow footsteps

Jan. 29, 2021 17:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson was a Black actor who knocked down doors so other women of color could walk through them. Tyson strategically selected powerful roles with an intent to elevate how Black actors were perceived. With dignified grace, she starred in films...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 22:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and...

From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural

Jan. 19, 2021 22:09 PM EST

Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an...

The Latest: Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala

Jan. 17, 2021 09:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment, President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Actor-playwright Lin-Manuel...

AP Exclusive: Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’

Jan. 16, 2021 18:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hours after an angry mob of Trump supporters took control of the U.S. Capitol in a violent insurrection, Selena Gomez laid much of the blame at the feet of Big Tech. “Today is the result of allowing people with hate in their hearts to use platforms...

Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform

Jan. 15, 2021 09:15 AM EST

The A-list is back. How A-list? Try Lady Gaga and J. Lo. Inauguration officials announced on Thursday that the glittery duo would appear in person on Jan. 20, with Gaga singing the national anthem as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in on the West Front of the U.S....