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LA Film Critics name 'Roma' best film of the year

Dec. 9, 2018 6:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama "Roma" best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors. Cuaron's black-and-white film, a Netflix release, has been cleaning up many of the top prizes of awards...

'Ralph' tops box office again, 'Aquaman' is a hit in China

Dec. 9, 2018 3:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters. For the second week in a row, no new wide...

Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

Dec. 8, 2018 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

Dec. 9, 2018 1:05 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best artists during Art Basel. Less than 24 hours after announcing she was splitting from her husband, Cardi B...

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...

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APNewsBreak: Sunday night games an hour earlier in 2019

Dec. 9, 2018 9:21 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN plans to announce it will move up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. The network intends to make the...

Chiefs owner 'shocked' by video of Hunt that led to release

Dec. 9, 2018 7:58 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he was shocked by security camera footage showing Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel, and that it was a collective decision by the organization to cut their star running back within hours. In his first comments since the...

LA Film Critics name 'Roma' best film of the year

Dec. 9, 2018 6:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama "Roma" best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors. Cuaron's black-and-white film, a Netflix release, has been cleaning up many of the top prizes of awards...

'Ralph' tops box office again, 'Aquaman' is a hit in China

Dec. 9, 2018 3:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters. For the second week in a row, no new wide...

Following Perry's lead, Kid Rock pays off $81K in layaways

Dec. 9, 2018 1:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Kid Rock says he followed the lead of actor Tyler Perry by paying off the layaway items of hundreds of Walmart customers in Tennessee. Store manager Tom Meyer tells The Tennessean Kid Rock spent $81,000 to pay the balances of 350 customer accounts at a Walmart in Nashville....

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

Dec. 9, 2018 1:05 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best artists during Art Basel. Less than 24 hours after announcing she was splitting from her husband, Cardi B...

Audit questions reporting on Louisiana film tax break impact

Dec. 9, 2018 11:42 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Auditors say Louisiana's economic development agency may have overstated the impact of the state's film tax credit program. The legislative auditor's office says Louisiana Economic Development only used the best set of estimates from a contracted study in the budget report it's...

Qatar emir skips Saudi-hosted Gulf summit amid boycott

Dec. 9, 2018 9:31 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders of Gulf Arab countries, including those boycotting Qatar, met on Sunday in Saudi Arabia's capital for a regional summit, a gathering that Qatar's ruling emir choose not to attend amid the dispute. The absence of Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as...

Queer Tango: A dance class where anyone can lead or follow

Dec. 9, 2018 9:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing under multicolored lights in a Columbia Heights studio, the tango instructor told her students to find a partner and practice the dance's basic position, an intimate embrace between leader and follower. Without skipping a beat, Dhruv Sharma turned to a fellow student and asked a...

As 'DC Moochie,' Delaware septuagenarian gets into rap game

Dec. 9, 2018 9:01 AM EST

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) — At 71, Ruth Rivera has 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She also has a late-blooming career as a rap artist. Rivera goes by DC Moochie these days when she's laying down tracks. Predominantly, the Delaware City native has been focused on providing tracks...