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Oscars org adds Marlee Matlin, Jason Reitman to board

Jun. 22, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

Actor Marlee Matlin, director Jason Reitman and producer Jason Blum are joining the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Wednesday that they are among the 12 Hollywood professionals who have been elected...

Mo'Nique, Netflix reportedly settle her suit alleging bias

Jun. 16, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo'Nique and Netflix reportedly have settled her lawsuit that accused the streaming service of racial and sexual discrimination for allegedly making her a lowball offer for a proposed comedy special. The matter has been “amicably resolved,” Michael Parks, an...

Pinkett Smith talks hair-loss 'shame,' outcome of Oscar slap

Jun. 01, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith turned her husband's Oscar-night blowup into a teachable moment about alopecia areata, the hair-loss disorder affecting her and millions of others that, in some cases, can impact a person's sense of identity. “Considering what I’ve been...

EXPLAINER: Alopecia affects millions, including kids

Jun. 01, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

Millions of people around the world are affected by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss and was thrown into the spotlight after actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars. The slap stunned millions, drew widespread condemnation and earned...

Jesse Williams addresses leak of Broadway nude scene

May. 16, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Williams vowed not to be discouraged after leaked video and images of his onstage nude scene in the Broadway play “Take Me Out” were posted online. “I’m not down about it. Our job is to go out there every night, no matter what,” Williams told The...

Academy Awards set 2023 Oscars for March 12

May. 13, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Academy Awards will take place March 12, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Friday. The date for the 95th Academy Awards moves the show up slightly from this year, when they where held unusually late on March 27, partly due to...

No felony charge for man who tackled Dave Chappelle on stage

May. 05, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who tackled comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl will not be charged with any felonies, the district attorney's office said Thursday. Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, police said, after rushing...

Dave Chappelle tackled during comedy show, police arrest man

May. 04, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night and a man was later arrested. Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an...

Kris Jenner says Blac Chyna tried to murder her son in 2016

Apr. 22, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Jenner became emotional while recalling a volatile 2016 argument she heard about between her son Rob Kardashian and his then-girlfriend Blac Chyna that traumatized him. Jenner testified for the second day from the witness stand in a Los Angeles courtroom on...

Gilbert Gottfried, actor and comic's comic, dies at 67

Apr. 12, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and legendary standup comic known for his raw, scorched voice and crude jokes, has died. He was 67. Gottfried died from a rare genetic muscle disease that can trigger a dangerously abnormal heartbeat, his publicist and longtime friend...