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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Trump not a 'Parasite' fan, praises 'Gone with the Wind'

Feb. 21, 2020 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of Oscar winner “Parasite," his biggest complaint being that the movie was made in South Korea. Trump started talking about the Academy Awards during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday night....

A worker walks along the red carpet during preparations for Sunday's red carpet arrivals at the 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hanks, Fonda and more stars amuse at Oscars rehearsals

Feb. 8, 2020 11:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for a few dozen people who are in stitches watching the two comedians. No, the entirety of Hollywood didn’t flake on the 92nd Academy Awards or get stuck in some horrendous...

Greta Gerwig poses for a portrait at the 92nd Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Loews Hotel on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Women vying for Oscars salute their progress, snubs aside

Feb. 6, 2020 5:30 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The mood at Diane von Furstenberg’s lunch honoring this year’s female Oscar contenders could have been downbeat, given the shutout of women directors for Sunday’s awards. Instead, it was celebratory and defiant. The 30-plus nominees who gathered at von...

FILE - This Aug. 9, 1962 file photo shows actor Kirk Douglas in New York. Douglas died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 at age 103. (AP Photo/DAB, File)

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

Feb. 5, 2020 8:46 PM EST

Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 103....