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Correction: Oscars-Untelevised Categories story

Feb. 21, 2019 11:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about the Oscars reversing a decision to hand out four awards during commercial breaks, The Associated Press erroneously described a quote from Board of Governors member Lois Burwell as discussing changes to the Oscars ceremony. Burwell was speaking about changes to the...

The 1975, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa are winners at Brit Awards

Feb. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Pop-rockers The 1975, DJ Calvin Harris and singer-songwriter Dua Lipa won major prizes at the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards on Wednesday during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect. Manchester quartet The 1975 was named...

The Latest: More women perform at slick UK music awards show

Feb. 20, 2019 6:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The U.K. music industry's Brit Awards have been handed out during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect. Manchester quartet The 1975 was named best British...

Weinstein seeks speedy appeal of sex trafficking ruling

Feb. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who ruled an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein seemed reluctant at a hearing Wednesday to let his decision be appealed before trial. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet noted that no other judge has disagreed with his August ruling. Two other...

In Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for election peace

Feb. 20, 2019 4:32 AM EST

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As emergencies go, it has a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular film industry known as Kannywood gathered this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing for peace. On an impromptu set outside the northern city of Kano,...

'Black Panther' designer Ruth Carter on her start, Spike Lee

Feb. 19, 2019 1:36 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in "Black Panther." But before that show, Carter will receive a career achievement award Tuesday at the 21st annual...

Lisa Borders steps down as head of Time's Up organization

Feb. 18, 2019 7:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood. Borders says in statement Monday that she is stepping aside "with deep regret" due to family issues. She didn't...

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

Feb. 18, 2019 1:41 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River. Adams County real estate agent Joe Brumley and his wife, Cortnee, bought the country's last floating theater for around $110,000 this...

'Alita' leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

Feb. 17, 2019 3:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy "Isn't It Romantic" and the horror sequel "Happy Death Day 2U" in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few caveats. It's leading the...

Islanders set to play 1st-round playoff games at Coliseum

Feb. 15, 2019 6:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders say that if they qualify for the playoffs they will play first-round games at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale and any additional games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The team and BSE Global, which operates both arenas, said Friday the decision was made in...