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Michele making best of inauguration performance

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:31pm

Singer Chrisette Michele had to turn off her cell phone and stay off the Internet after she accepted an invitation to sing at one of President Donald Trump's inauguration balls.

Downtown LA's brilliant, Anthony Quinn mural gets a makeover

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:00pm

He was a good-natured Greek, an angry Bedouin and numerous other unforgettable characters in a legendary film career, and now Anthony Quinn is once again the splendorous "Pope of Broadway, his colorful image welcoming visitors to downtown Los Angeles.

Aaron Neville to debut at this year's French Quarter fest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:50pm

For the first time, New Orleans' homegrown talent Aaron Neville will appear at this year's French Quarter Festival.

'1984' sales soar after 'alternative facts,' Trump claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:31pm

In the wake of incorrect or unprovable statements made by President Donald Trump and some White House aides, one truth is undeniable: Sales are soaring for George Orwell's "1984."

Oscars toast Gibson, not Bening, Adams, and more surprises

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:10pm

Sometimes the biggest surprise on Oscar nomination morning is when there's no surprise at all. This year many of the exclusions just came down to the fact that some of the categories, like best actress, were too competitive. And no matter how deserving, there were always be a few who have been in the conversation from the start who miss the final cut.

Marcels singer Ronald 'Bingo' Mundy dies at 76

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:54pm

Ronald "Bingo" Mundy, best known for his work with the doo-wop group The Marcels and their hit "Blue Moon," has died. He was 76.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Timberlake, Sting get Oscar music nods

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:51pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda is getting closer to EGOT status, thanks to his Oscar nomination for best original song.

Court allows Polish government to take over WWII museum

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:35pm

A Polish court ruled Tuesday in favor of the government in its standoff with a major new World War II museum fighting for its survival.

'La La Land' tops Oscar odds in Vegas for picture, director

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:31pm

"La La Land" tops the odds for best picture, and its director Damien Chazelle is the favorite for best director at the Academy Awards.

The Latest: After Oscar nominations, it's right back to work

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:11pm

The latest on the 89th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local):

NY Philharmonic president quits for University of Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:55am

Matthew VanBesien will resign as president of the New York Philharmonic on May 1, the third executive to depart this year with the orchestra in the midst of fundraising to renovate its Lincoln Center home.

Chicago man gets 9 months in celebrity nude photo hack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:53am

A Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in prison for hacking the electronic accounts of 30 celebrities and stealing private information, including nude videos and photos.

Hayek says her new film speaks to America's divisions

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:41am

Salma Hayek says "Beatriz at Dinner," her new politically charged film, "speaks to the division of perspective in America."

ABC apologizes for wrongly posting Hanks, Adams Oscar noms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:41am

Amy Adams and Tom Hanks are not Oscar nominees this year, but for a moment Tuesday morning both were listed on the official Oscars website as having scored lead acting nominations. ABC Digital, which posted the nominations to, issued an apology for the errors, which were quickly identified and removed from the site.

Austrian man gets prison for selling pro-Hitler songs online

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:21am

An Austrian court has convicted a man under the country's anti-Nazi law and sentenced him to prison for selling recorded songs with titles such as "Adolf Hitler Lives" and displaying Nazi tattoos.

Paris Jackson discusses suicide attempts, father's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:11am

Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris, says she tried to kill herself "multiple times" in the years after her father's death.

Comeback complete? Mel Gibson gets an Oscar nod

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:35am

Mel Gibson is having quite a week: On Friday, he became a father for the ninth time and on Tuesday he earned an unexpected Oscar nomination, capping what appears to be a remarkable comeback from Hollywood's version of Siberia.

Mel Gibson's girlfriend gives birth to actor's 9th child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:50am

Mel Gibson is a father for the ninth time.

Tale of 2 cakes: Trump's inaugural treat mirrors Obama's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:53am

A patriotic cake cut by President Donald Trump at one of his inaugural balls Friday night was a replica of one served at an inaugural ball in 2013 for former President Barack Obama.

Land-speed record breaker settles suit with Chicago museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:13am

Craig Breedlove has settled a lawsuit filed against a Chicago museum he says damaged the jet car he used to set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1964.