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Kevin Hart's 'The Upside' unseats 'Aquaman' in $19.6M debut

Jan. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but he's got a number one movie. "The Upside," starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong performance of "The Upside" pushed "Aquaman" to second...

Kevin Hart says he's considering Oscar hosting gig again

Jan. 4, 2019 7:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he'll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Hart had backed away two days after being named host last month when some homophobic tweets he had made a decade ago resurfaced. But DeGeneres urged him to host the...

Column: A look back at the best (and mostly worst) in sports

Dec. 21, 2018 2:04 PM EST

Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards. Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the Academy Awards. You see, we never even got to the point where Kevin Hart accepted the honor, then had to withdraw because people capable of working the screengrab function pointed out that...

Doo doo doo doo doo doo: 'Baby Shark' bites into the culture

Dec. 13, 2018 10:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation. Doo doo doo doo doo doo. The late-night TV host, carpool karaoke king and father of three young children was referring specifically, and wryly, to "Baby Shark," now the bloodthirstiest of...

With Kevin Hart's downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder

Dec. 8, 2018 2:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "most thankless job in town" just got even more difficult. The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart's swift downfall over old anti-gay tweets has led to bigger questions about the gig and the liability of social media histories. It's just the latest controversy for...

Presidents, others praise former President George H.W. Bush

Dec. 1, 2018 4:56 PM EST

Praise for former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday: (He) "was a man of the highest character. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41's life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad." — Former President George W. Bush ___ "George H.W. Bush's life is a...