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Q&A: Rita Moreno on finding self-worth and never giving up

Jun. 15, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Moreno emigrated with her mother from Puerto Rico at age five. By six, she was dancing at Greenwich Village nightclubs. By 16, she was working full time. By 20, she was in “Singin’ in the Rain.” In the documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 20-26

Jun. 14, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 20-26: June 20: Actor Bonnie Bartlett (“St. Elsewhere,” ″Once and Again”) is 92. Actor James Tolkan (“Back to the Future” films) is 90. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 79. Actor John McCook (“The Bold and...

Review: A battle of 2 Emmas — with killer fashion as weapon

May. 26, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

The Met Gala should be so lucky. In a spectacular (though sadly fictional) red carpet moment that easily rivals Lady Gaga’s 2019 Met Gala striptease , a sanitation truck arrives, ready to offload its trash. But then Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil somehow emerges from the...

Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning 'Moonstruck' star, dies at 89

May. 01, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actor whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She was 89. Dukakis died Saturday morning in her home in New York...

Celebs like Dolly and Bruce raid closets for charity auction

Apr. 28, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christine Baranski wants your help cleaning out her closet. The Emmy- and Tony-winning actor is donating three custom-made Bob Mackie gowns for an online charity auction on Wednesday and she's tapped a starry group of A-listers to follow her lead with...

After sad Mother's Day 2020, vaccines offer sweet reunions

Apr. 27, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Leland Stein heads to his 93-year-old mother's senior living facility for Mother's Day, he'll have flowers in hand, a bottle of bubbly and a year's worth of hugs. “I miss Leland's visits very much," said Sondra Green, a retired Vassar College...

Among the Oscar winners: 2 foundations that serve the needy

Apr. 26, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

Two foundations that serve the needy achieved the kind of spotlight at Sunday’s night’s Academy Awards telecast that any nonprofit yearns for: A shout-out from a famous celebrity to the 10 million or more people estimated to be watching the Oscars from home. Time will...

Viola Davis is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Apr. 16, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “Viola has inspired our company with her incredible grit and determination, and we cannot wait to celebrate her successes, strong character...

Costume Designers Guild to honor Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

Apr. 12, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Bridgerton,” television producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers have strived to work with costume designers to visually create appealing wardrobes to help tell their character's story. Now, both women will be...

Review: Michelle Pfeiffer has a feast with ‘French Exit’

Mar. 30, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

Is there any living actor better at the disdainful eye roll than Michelle Pfeiffer? Her latest turn in “ French Exit ” should end all debate on the matter. The film itself is a bit of an odd duckling. It’s arch, cold and self-consciously contrived, works more often than it doesn’t....