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Barry Jenkins on his unflinching epic ‘Underground Railroad’

May. 12, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins was considering adapting Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the Underground Railroad into a limited series, he kept hearing the same thing: Impossible. It would be emotionally and mentally...

Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022

May. 11, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association from studios, stars and large swaths of the film industry, NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022, putting in doubt the viability of one of Hollywood's oldest and most-watched award shows. ...

'X Gon' Give It to Ya': New DMX album out on May 28

May. 10, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX's longtime producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that “EXODUS" will feature new material and drop on May 28. “My brother X was one of...

Top nominee The Weeknd to perform at Billboard Music Awards

May. 10, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weeknd will celebrate his whopping 16 nominations at the Billboard Music Awards with a performance at the show. Dick clark productions announced that the pop star will hit the stage at the May 23 event. It will air live on NBC from the Microsoft...

Glenn Close on 8 Oscar nods with no wins: I am not a loser

May. 07, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Glenn Close has been nominated for eight Oscars without any wins, the distinguished actor wants to make one thing clear: she is not a loser. Close has been nominated for best actress four times and she competed for her fourth best supporting...

Getting up Close with Glenn and Ted Nash, new duo in jazz

May. 05, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close recently made music-related headlines for her playful performance of “Da Butt” at the Academy Awards, but the revered actor has some real music news: she’s releasing an album with Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist-composer Ted Nash on Friday. ...

Kentucky Derby, NFL draft pull in television viewers

May. 04, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two sporting events last week — the Kentucky Derby and first round of the NFL draft — pulled in more television viewers than the Oscars, something inconceivable only a couple of years ago. The Nielsen company said 14.5 million people watched Medina...

Arizona town readies for tourists after 'Nomadland' movie

May. 02, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) — “Nomadland” was partly filmed in the Western town of Quartzsite and won the Academy Award for Best Picture this year, but it’s still unclear if that will translate into more tourists. Regardless, Phil Bates, owner of the Main Trading Post,...

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...

Grammys overhaul process for picking nominees for top awards

Apr. 30, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards have changed its tune and voted to remove its anonymous nomination review committees — groups that determined the contenders for key awards at the coveted music show. The Recording Academy made the announcement Friday after the board...