'12 Years a Slave' wins Oscar for best picture
2014-03-03 05:35:04 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Steve McQueen's slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup's 1853 memoi...
Cate Blanchett wins Oscar for best actress
2014-03-03 05:34:53 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cate Blanchett has won the Academy Award for best actress for her bravura performance as a fragile socialite experiencing a meltdown in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine."
Blanchett had been deemed the front-runner from the very be...
Nyong'o, Leto, 'Gravity' win at Academy Awards
2014-03-03 04:22:12 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — First-time winners Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto took supporting acting honors, while the 3-D spectacle "Gravity" amassed a force of technical awards in a smooth if safe Oscar ceremony Sunday punctuated by politics, pizza and ph...
'Frozen' wins Oscar for animated feature film
2014-03-03 02:31:52 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's fairytale musical "Frozen" has won the Oscar for best animated feature.
The 3-D film about a magically icy princess and her sister was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with voicing by Idina Menzel, Kristen Be...
Leto wins Oscar for supporting actor
2014-03-03 05:27:29 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Leto has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his performance as an HIV-positive transgender prostitute in "Dallas Buyers Club."
Leto, 41, returned to acting after a six-year hiatus to play the role, and ...
The Oscar nominees are . . .
2014-03-02 07:57:50 UTC
“American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
“Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, P...
Oscar superstar presenters practice at rehearsal
2014-03-02 07:22:47 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before the big show, the Oscars have a casual day.
That's when the superstar presenters who will dazzle fans worldwide on Sunday practice walking onto the Dolby Theatre stage and delivering their lines in front of a sma...
12 Years a Slave' rolls at Spirit Awards
2014-03-02 06:54:41 UTC
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "12 Years a Slave" rolled at the Spirit Awards, winning five awards including best feature at the annual independent film celebration.
On the eve of the Academy Awards, the slavery tale won awards for director ...
Ellen DeGeneres: The star who came out of the cold
2014-03-01 09:41:05 UTC
In September, Ellen DeGeneres told the audience of her talkshow about the pros and cons of hosting the Academy Awards: "Pro: a lot of fancy designers will want to approach me and want me to wear a beautiful, expensive gown. Con: ain't no way in he...
World's greatest guitarist Paco de Lucia dies at 66
2014-02-27 08:51:59 UTC
MADRID (AP) — Paco de Lucia, the world's greatest guitarist who dazzled audiences with his lightning-speed flamenco rhythms and finger work, has died in Mexico, Spanish officials said Wednesday. He was 66.
De Lucia suffered a heart attack while...
Oscar President: movie could help loosen white dominance
2014-02-23 05:33:13 UTC
As the deadline for voting in the Academy Awards approaches this week, Tinseltown's elite could yet make movie history. If British director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is named best picture, it will be the first time a black director's film h...
Ellen Page: “I’m here today because I’m gay
2014-02-16 07:28:55 UTC
Ellen Page, the Canadian actress who made her name in the 2007 indie hit Juno and has gone on to star in films including X-Men: The Last Stand and Inception, has announced that she is gay.
Speaking in Las Vegas on Friday, at a Human Rights Camp...
From Harry Potter to Gravity: how British VFX talent is leading the world
2014-02-15 09:23:44 UTC
"You don't get very long," says Tim Webber, VFX (visual effects) supervisor on the blockbuster space thriller Gravity. "Five minutes to talk about it, a 10-minute showreel, and then three minutes of question and answer. When you've spent three yea...
Shirley Temple dies at 85
2014-02-12 04:51:18 UTC
CAny kid who ever tap-danced at a talent show or put on a curly wig and auditioned for "Annie" can only dream of being as beloved — or as important — as Shirley Temple.
Temple, who died Monday night at 85, sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her w...
Mary Quant's Miniskirt Changed the World
2014-02-11 07:03:10 UTC
<h3>'A mini-skirt was a way of rebelling': British stylist Mary Quant, who will soon celebrate her 80th birthday, is credited with inventing the above-the-knee skirt that has become a wardrobe staple. Coco Chanel may have said they were 'just awfu...
Shia LaBeouf's recent bizarre behavior in Berlin
2014-02-10 07:14:02 UTC
So much for staying out of the spotlight.
Shia LaBeouf's recent string of bizarre behavior only got stranger on Sunday when he wore a paper bag on his head at the premiere of his film Nymphomaniac, Volume 1 during the 64th Berlinale Internation...
Next step uncertain in Woody Allen allegations
2014-02-09 07:15:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A week bracketed by op-ed letters of accusation and denial of child molestation left little clarity and scant hope for resolution in a bitter saga that has haunted Woody Allen and the Farrow family for more than two decades.
Officials: NY suspect had Hoffman's cell number
2014-02-06 06:13:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — At least one of four people arrested during an investigation of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's suspected fatal heroin overdose had the actor's cellphone number, two law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
Investigators zeroed ...
Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims
2014-02-04 12:47:43 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness ...
Dylan Farrow resurrects Allen molestation claim
2014-02-02 16:44:41 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Dylan Farrow renewed molestation allegations against Woody Allen, claiming the movie director sexually assaulted her when she was 7 after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her.
In an open-letter to The New York Times posted onli...
From Downton to Sherlock: US TV’s British Invasion
2014-02-01 07:05:22 UTC
Downton Abbey is smashing records and Doctor Who is filling convention centres in America. Why is TV from the UK so popular across the pond? Ken Tucker/ BBC reports.
When the fourth series of Downton Abbey premiered in the US on 5 January to mo...
Daft Punk, Macklemore top left-of-center Grammys
2014-01-27 18:57:33 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards celebrated outcasts and outsiders, lionizing a couple of French robots, white rappers and a country gal espousing gay rights, and a Goth teenager who's clearly uncomfortable with the current themes in pop music...
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win 4 Grammys Awards
2014-01-27 18:56:34 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are cleaning house at the Grammys.
The rap duo won best new artist at the Sunday awards show as well as best rap album for "The Heist," beating efforts from Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake....
Hathaway, 'Prada' assistant reunite for 'Song One'
2014-01-24 19:21:51 UTC
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — After working together on "The Devil Wears Prada," Anne Hathaway has reunited with first-time filmmaker Kate Barker-Froyland for her directorial debut "Song One."
Hathaway starred in the 2006 comedy "The Devil Wears Pra...
Cyrus, Hudson to perform at Clive Davis gala
2014-01-24 07:36:29 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Miley Cyrus may have been snubbed by Grammy voters, but the "Wrecking Ball" singer will take center stage at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala.
In an interview Thursday Davis said Cyrus will perform at his annual party, ...