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'Children of a Lesser God' writer Mark Medoff dies at 79

Apr. 24, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose "Children of a Lesser God" won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has died in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 79. Medoff died Tuesday in a hospice surrounded by family, according to his daughter, Jessica Bunchman....

Oscars amend a few rules but not for Netflix

Apr. 24, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars have tweaked a few rules, but not any that would limit the eligibility of Netflix films at the Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Pictures' board of governors early Wednesday announced a handful of changes passed during its annual April rules meeting. But the biggest news was...

Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

Apr. 19, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct. Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive director petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the Academy...

The Latest: Academy stands by decision to expel Polanski

Apr. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Roman Polanski asking a court to reinstate his film academy membership (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The film academy is standing behind its decision to expel director Roman Polanski, who has asked a court to reinstate him. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,...

Mariah Carey to receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

Apr. 11, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No artist has more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than Mariah Carey, so it's only fitting that the singer will receive the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that the Grammy-winning superstar will also perform at the...

CBS dominates TV ratings with the Final Four and ACM Awards

Apr. 9, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Between the Final Four, the week's most popular entertainment special and their usual solid shows, there was no stopping CBS this past week. The Nielsen company said CBS had the eight most-watched shows of last week, led by the men's national basketball semifinal that matched Texas Tech and...

Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay win at ACM Awards

Apr. 8, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay solidified themselves as the hottest group in country music with multiple wins at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where Keith Urban was named entertainer of the year and Kacey Musgraves won three honors. Urban won the top prize Sunday with his ninth nomination for the award,...

The Latest: Musical about town post-9/11 wins London award

Apr. 7, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Olivier Awards honoring London stage productions (all times local): 9:10 p.m. "Come From Away" has been named best new musical at Britain's Olivier stage awards. The show about a small Newfoundland town that sheltered thousands of stranded airline passengers after the 9/11...

Okurrr: Cardi B leads with 21 Billboard Awards nominations

Apr. 4, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B is the leading contender at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations. NBC and dick clark productions announced Thursday the 26-year-old rapper is up for honors including top artist, top female artist and top Billboard 200 album for her Grammy-winning release, "Invasion of...

Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton to perform at ACMs

Apr. 2, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Old Dominion will perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. The ACMs announced the final round of performers on Tuesday, as well as presenters, which include "Game of Thrones" actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as well...