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Five facts about Sunday's 89th Annual Academy Awards

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:17pm

Five facts about Sunday's 89th Annual Academy Awards:

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:46pm

U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.

A cadre of casually-clad stars come through Oscar rehearsals

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:07pm

Dwayne Johnson posed for a solo pic on the Dolby Theatre stage. Taraji P. Henson pretended to run off with the wooden prop Oscar. And a makeup-free, casually clad Halle Berry made a rehearsal actor's day when she kissed him on the cheek as he came onstage to accept an award.

Jennifer Garner stresses early education with US governors

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 1:50pm

Actress Jennifer Garner says growing up "surrounded by generational, rural poverty" in West Virginia inspired her to become an advocate for early-childhood education.

'Hillary's America,' 'Batman v Superman' top Razzies

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:43pm

Neither Batman nor Dinesh D'Souza could finagle their way out of a Razzie.

Milan designers hit 'empowering women' theme in fall fashion

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:50am

Milan Fashion Week took a formal turn on the fourth day of previews for next fall and winter.

'Moonlight,' 'American Honey' to vie at Spirit Awards

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:45am

The last three best-feature winners at the Film Independent Spirit Awards have gone on to win best-picture the next day at the Academy Awards, but that streak appears likely to snap this year.

Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:57am

The 89th Academy Awards should be a very schizophrenic affair: equal parts pomp and politics.

Correction: Milan Fashion Week-Watch story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:17am

In a story Feb. 24 about Milan Fashion Week, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to Emporio instead of the line's designer Giorgio Armani.

Obama returns to Broadway to see Arthur Miller's 'The Price'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:13am

The Obamas just can't quit Broadway.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:46am

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Legend, Miranda, Bareilles make Oscar rehearsals musical

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:38am

Lin-Manuel Miranda owned Friday's Oscar rehearsals. He sang a tune from "La La Land," posed like John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever," invoked a 1990s Billy Crystal Oscar monologue, and reprimanded his dad from the stage for having his cellphone light on.

Little Big Town's momentum grows with Ryman residency

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:01pm

At the close of the first-ever residency at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, country vocal group Little Big Town gave the audience a glimpse of how some of the first performers on that stage sounded like.

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:31pm

U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:46pm

Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:00pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Foreign film Oscar nominees decry 'climate of fascism' in US

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:00pm

The six directors whose films are nominated for best foreign language film at the Oscars decried the "climate of fascism' in the U.S. and other countries, in a joint statement two days before the Academy Awards.

Clooney uses Cesar award to warn about hate in age of Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:56pm

George Clooney used the stage at the 42nd Cesar awards, France's equivalent of the Oscars, to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump, without directly calling him out by name.

Clooney, in Paris, jokes about Trump's Paris comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:24pm

George Clooney, attending the Cesar Awards in Paris, apparently doesn't agree with President Donald Trump that Paris isn't what it used to be.

Dance scenes in movies can be tricky, but sometimes magical

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:55pm

of leaps and pirouettes, not to mention bicycles sashaying along the roofs of automobiles. It's not easy to stage a successful dance scene for the cameras — especially on a highway interchange — but when such a scene works, it can be memorable.