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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.

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

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:02pm

The Obamas just can't quit Broadway.

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.

Bill Cosby won't face a barrage of accusers at his trial

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:46pm

In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago.

'Real American' singer guilty: kept gun on plane, in airport

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:44pm

Rock guitarist Rick Derringer has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $1,000 fine after stepping off a Delta Air Lines flight from Mexico with a loaded handgun in Atlanta's airport.

Versace 'power woman' designs, Etro funky nomads in Milan

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:19pm

Gigi Hadid drew a crowd to Milan's Rinascente Department store where she was showing off Tommy Hilfiger's latest fall-winter collection.

Court closes Robin Thicke restraining order trial to public

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:07pm

No public proceedings will be held in singer Robin Thicke's trial focusing on a restraining order his ex-wife wants amid allegations he abused her and their son, a judge ruled on Friday.

The Latest: Allred wishes more Cosby accusers could testify

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:30am

The Latest on the pretrial ruling in the Bill Cosby sex-assault case (all times local):

How stars spend a month getting ready for Oscars' red carpet

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:06am

Like prom for movie stars, the Academy Awards is Hollywood's most glamorous night. It's also the most photographed celebrity event of the year, its starry images beamed instantly around the world and endlessly reproduced in fashion magazines.

Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:58am

Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. "Insecure" creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red carpet. And singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, who makes her acting debut in two films best-picture nominated films at Sunday's Oscars, insisted black women "have a right to have our stories told."

Judge rules that only one other accuser can testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:34am

Judge rules that only one other accuser can testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania.

Fans in Japan rush to get Murakami book with esoteric title

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:14am

Fans of Haruki Murakami rushed to Japanese bookstores Friday to get his latest work with an esoteric title.

Caitlyn Jenner calls Trump transgender decision 'a disaster'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:50am

Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration's reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms.

Oprah Winfrey slated to address graduates at 2 colleges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:26pm

Oprah Winfrey has agreed to give commencement speeches at colleges in Massachusetts and New York.