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Grammy-winning Iranian singer, awarded over Mahsa Amini protest anthem, sentenced to prison

Mar. 01, 2024 13:34 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian singer who won a Grammy presented by U.S. first lady Jill Biden has been sentenced to more than three years in prison over his anthem supporting the 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa Amini. Shervin Hajipour posted on Instagram on...

African American Film Critics group celebrates Black Hollywood and beyond while building its stature

Mar. 01, 2024 12:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay remembered working as a publicist years ago, struggling to draw major traffic to star-studded events for the African American Film Critics Association. No matter which renowned Black actor showed up — from Viola Davis to Forest Whitaker...

India's richest man is bringing Rihanna and 1,200 guests to a pre-wedding bash for his son

Mar. 01, 2024 06:47 AM EST

JAMNAGAR, India (AP) — It might be the biggest party this small west Indian city has ever seen. As billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani prepares for the wedding of his son this summer, he's expecting billionaires from around the world, heads of state, and Hollywood and Bollywood royalty to...

French actor urges lawmakers to investigate sex crimes and sexism in the film industry

Feb. 29, 2024 18:06 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The woman leading a push for a reckoning about sexual abuse in France's world-renowned cinema industry urged lawmakers Thursday to establish a commission to investigate sex crimes and sexism in the sector. With French film-making in the spotlight ahead of the Oscars...

Cyndi Lauper inks deal with firm behind ABBA Voyage for new immersive performance project

Feb. 29, 2024 11:32 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Legendary pop icon Cyndi Lauper, who rose to fame in the 1980s with hits such as “Time After Time” and “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” has entered a partnership with the Swedish masterminds behind the immersive virtual concert ABBA Voyage. The partnership...

Sally Rooney has a new novel, 'Intermezzo,' coming out in the fall

Feb. 29, 2024 08:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sally Rooney will have a new novel out this fall, “Intermezzo,” a story of love, family and grief centered around two brothers. Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced Thursday that the novel, the Irish author's fourth, will be published Sept. 24. ...

Today in History: February 29, Hattie McDaniel becomes first Black actor to win an Oscar

Feb. 29, 2024 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 29, the 60th day of 2024. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award when she took best...

Movie Review: Writer-director Julio Torres proves a storyteller to cheer with awesome 'Problemista'

Feb. 28, 2024 19:01 PM EST

The hero of “Problemista” sees the world differently. He's an aspiring toy designer named Alejandro who thinks today's toys are too fun. He proposes a toy truck with a deflating tire to teach kids they’re running out of time. Alejandro is the creation of Julio Torres, who...

'Euphoria' star Hunter Schafer among protesters arrested during Biden’s appearance on ‘Late Night’

Feb. 28, 2024 18:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Hunter Schafer was among dozens of war protesters arrested at NBC's headquarters in Manhattan during President Joe Biden’s appearance on “Late Night with Seth Myers” earlier this week, organizers confirmed Wednesday. The 25-year-old “Euphoria” star...

Larry David, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Stiller pay tribute to comedian Richard Lewis after death at 76

Feb. 28, 2024 18:19 PM EST

Fellow comedians, famous fans, co-stars and friends react to the death of Richard Lewis, who died Wednesday at age 76. “Richard and I were born three days apart in the same hospital and for most of my life he’s been like a brother to me. He had that rare combination of being the...