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The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):12:45 p.m.A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the...

Lizzo, ‘Just Mercy’ win top honors at NAACP Image Awards

By ANDREW DALTON | February 23, 2020

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and “Just Mercy” won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognizes entertainers of color ladled honors on...

Trump not a ‘Parasite’ fan, praises ‘Gone with the Wind’

February 21, 2020

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,...

Congressman Lewis to receive NAACP honor at awards show

February 11, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist.The nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Tuesday that it will bestow the Chairman's Award on the Georgia Democrat...

Oscar parties: Pitt goes right in, Phoenix engraves-and-runs

By ANDREW DALTON | February 10, 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Brad Pitt, tux still on but tie gone and best supporting actor Academy Award stowed away somewhere, stepped out of a car with a few friends at the quiet back entrance to Vanity Fair's annual post-Oscars party.“Do you want...

Making Oscar history, ‘Parasite’ wins best picture

By JAKE COYLE | February 10, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars' horizons, Bong Joon Ho's masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.“Parasite”...

Dern wins supporting actress Oscar for ‘Marriage Story’

By LYNN ELBER | February 9, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laura Dern’s turn as a steely divorce attorney in “Marriage Story” made the case with Oscar jurors, who completed her awards season sweep of best supporting actress honors.Dern’s win Sunday came nearly three decades after...

Kirk Douglas rose from poverty to become a king of Hollywood

By HILLEL ITALIE | February 5, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — He was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king.Douglas, the muscular, tempestuous actor with the dimpled chin, lived out an epic American story of reinvention and perseverance, from the riches...

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

By HILLEL ITALIE | February 5, 2020

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...

Weinstein accuser says he trapped her during hotel assault

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS | February 5, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — As Harvey Weinstein stripped off his clothes, pulled down her dress and groped her breast in a hotel bathroom in 2013, Lauren Marie Young says he also offered a chilling excuse for his lewd behavior: “This is what all actresses do...

Best picture ‘1917’ is big winner at British Academy Awards

By JILL LAWLESS | February 2, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Gut-wrenching World War I epic “1917” was the big winner at Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, winning seven prizes including best picture and best director.Sam Mendes’ drama about one of the most devastating conflicts in British...

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

By DAVID BAUDER | January 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she made at home with her older brother, is atop the music world.The 18-year-old made history at the Grammy Awards Sunday. Not...