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Indiana allowing wagers on who'll win Oscars next month

Jan. 25, 2020 10:06 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is giving gamblers a chance to put down wagers on who’ll be winners in next month’s Academy Awards. That option for those interested in betting on the Oscar winners for best picture and other film categories comes under the state’s sports wagering law that...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The academy, which puts on the 62nd Grammys on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, says nominees are selected from a list of contenders who are voted into the top 20 in each category. But some people view the voting process as less than transparent, since the choice of finalists happens behind closed doors. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Doubts loom over nominating process for Grammy Awards

Jan. 24, 2020 10:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Questions have loomed for years around the nominations process for the Grammy Awards. But the doubts reached a new level this week after the Recording Academy's just-ousted CEO claimed the show is rigged and full of conflicts of interest. The academy, which puts on the 62nd Grammys on...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2016, file photo, Chance The Rapper performs at The Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia. Celebrities, beware: “Punk’d” is being revived. And this time Chance the Rapper is doing the punk'ing. MTV Studios and Quibi said Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, that they are teaming up to revive the show with Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper pranking unsuspecting A-listers. Quibi is an upcoming short-video streaming service that's backed by Hollywood studios.  (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)

'Punk’d' to be revived with Chance the Rapper doing pranks

Jan. 24, 2020 2:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities, beware: “Punk’d” is being revived. And this time Chance the Rapper is the one doing the punk'ing. MTV Studios and Quibi said Friday they are teaming up to revive the show with Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper pranking unsuspecting A-listers. No date was...

Billie Eilish performs live on stage at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Rosalía rule at pre-Grammy Spotify gig

Jan. 24, 2020 11:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lizzo screamed at the top of her lungs, Lil Nas X brought out Billy Ray Cyrus for “Old Town Road” and Billie Eilish sang softly with her brother-turned-producer assisting on keys. The three artists — the acts with the most nods at Sunday’s Grammy Awards...

FILE - This Nov. 14, 2019 file photo shows Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Dugan has fired back at the Recording Academy with a complaint claiming she was retaliated against after reporting she was subjected to sexual harassment and gender discrimination during her six-month tenure. Lawyers for Dugan, who the academy placed on administrative leave last week, filed a discrimination case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday. In the complaint, she claims she was subjected to sexual harassment from the academy’s general counsel. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

Ousted Grammy chief suggests awards are tainted

Jan. 23, 2020 5:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The ousted head of the Grammy Awards says that music's biggest awards are tainted because of conflicts of interest that infect how certain songs and artists are nominated. Nevertheless, Deborah Dugan said in an interview on ABC's “Good Morning America” on Thursday that she...

This combination of photos shows, from left, Randy Newman, Cynthis Erivo, Idina Menzel, Elton John and Chrissy Metz who will perform nominated songs at the 92nd Oscars on Feb. 9. (AP Photo)

Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performers

Jan. 23, 2020 4:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live at next month's Academy Awards. Producers said Thursday that best actress nominee Cynthia Erivo, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman will perform during the Feb. 9 ceremony. Erivo will...

FILE - This Sept. 21, 1986 file photo shows actor John Karlen, center, who portrays the husband of detective Mary Beth Lacey on the TV show

'Dark Shadows,' 'Cagney & Lacey' actor John Karlen dies

Jan. 23, 2020 3:12 PM EST

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Emmy-winning character actor John Karlen, known for his roles on the television series “Dark Shadows” and “Cagney & Lacey,” has died. Karlen died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Burbank, friend and family spokesman Jim Pierson...

FILE - This Feb 15, 2016 file photo shows Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performing at the 58th annual Grammy Awards  in Los Angeles. Howard's solo album “Jaime” is up for two Grammy Awards at Sunday's ceremony. Her song “History Repeats” competes for best rock performance and best rock song. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Brittany Howard looks past and forward ahead of the Grammys

Jan. 23, 2020 1:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Leaving a successful band is never easy. For Brittany Howard, stepping away from the roots-rockers Alabama Shakes wasn't easy — but it was necessary. “Being on my own was really important to me creatively. It was a really big risk and it was a really big choice,” the...

This combination of photos shows, top row from left, Jack Antonoff, Joshua Bell, Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr., bottom row from left, Common, ballerina Misty Copeland, Lang Land and Cyndi Lauper who will perform

After 40 Years, Grammy show producer bows out his way

Jan. 23, 2020 12:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With this Sunday’s Grammy ceremony to be his last after 40 years of producing it, Ken Ehrlich could be excused for creating a few moments in the show to look back on his own legacy, which includes creating indelible moments that will live in pop consciousness forever: Aretha...

Jamie Foxx arrives at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Jamie Foxx, Jordan Peele among honorees at AAFCA awards

Jan. 23, 2020 5:44 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamie Foxx has won a plethora of major awards including an Oscar and Grammy. But after the African American Film Critics Association recognized him Wednesday night, the actor-singer called its honor just as special. Foxx along with Eddie Murphy and Jordan Peele were among some of the...