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10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Feb. 15, 2019 3:05 PM EST

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in...

Outtakes: Regina King on white lies, directing and '227'

Feb. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King — who is nominated for her first-ever Academy Award for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk" — discusses sitting in the director's chair and following up on the promise she made to female filmmakers during her Golden Globes speech in outtakes from a recent...

Regina is already a King, but what about president?

Feb. 15, 2019 12:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around — "sometimes people will say, 'You at the 99-cent store?' I like a bargain too" — when a woman walked up to her with something of a prediction. "She said,...

Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Feb. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon. They and three dozen Hollywood A-listers, from Bradley Cooper to Quincy Jones, have signed a card that's being overnighted to Ginsburg on Thursday. The...

Embiid, 76ers win 126-111, hand Knicks 18th straight loss

Feb. 13, 2019 11:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With a big lead and bigger games ahead, Joel Embiid could have opted for safety. He could have simply let the ball go out of bounds, without putting a scare into people in the 76ers' front office or along the Madison Square Garden sideline. That's not his style. "I only know one way to play...

Michael Kors throws a '70s bash with Barry Manilow on stage

Feb. 13, 2019 10:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors threw a fashion show worthy of Studio 54 with Barry Manilow belting "Copacabana" on a glittery stage and rock muse Patti Hansen walking the runway Wednesday. His crowd, seated inside a Wall Street ballroom, went wild for both on the closing day of New York Fashion Week as he...

Donald Glover gets 5 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

Feb. 13, 2019 2:39 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated for his acting and directing on "Atlanta." The FX show itself is nominated for best comedy series. On the music side,...

Fun moments before, during and after the Oscars luncheon

Feb. 4, 2019 9:02 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards convened at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Monday for this year's Oscar Nominees Luncheon, a gathering that gives honorees a chance to socialize at an event where everyone's name will be called and they'll get a moment onstage. That moment...

At Oscar nominees luncheon, a pitch for brevity

Feb. 4, 2019 7:53 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Winners at this year's Oscars will need to be quick, both in their walks to the stage and their acceptance speeches. Producers told nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards that they will have 90 seconds from the time their name is called until when their speech will need to...

Oscar nods honor 'Roma,' 'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther'

Jan. 22, 2019 6:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination....