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Jimmy Kimmel shares insights on best picture Oscar gaffe

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:30pm

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel shared his perspective on the show's best-picture gaffe during his Monday monologue on "Jimmy Kimmel Live !"

O'Reilly says he could have been clearer about Swedish guest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:25pm

Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly says he could have been clearer about a man who appeared on his show last week billed as a Swedish national security adviser.

British songwriter accuses U2 of stealing song

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:30pm

A British songwriter and guitarist is claiming that rock band U2 and lead singer Bono stole one of his songs for their 1991 album "Achtung Baby."

Firm says several mistakes caused Oscars best picture gaffe

Sandy Cohen and Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:55pm

The accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the Academy Awards said Monday that its staffers did not move quickly enough to correct the biggest error in Oscars history — the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner.

Miami's Liberty City neighborhood shares 'Moonlight' success

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:02pm

Far from the sun and glamour of South Beach or the artists and hipsters of Wynwood, "Moonlight" presents a view of Miami that never shows up in a tourism video. It shows predominantly black communities, truly known by few outside the people who live there.

Oscar envelopes explained: How presenters get winning names

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:54pm

A look at how the Academy Awards' winners envelopes are handled before being opened live onstage:

Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:27pm

A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial because of worldwide media reports that the actor's lawyers say brand him a "serial rapist."

Chance the Rapper, Rauner to talk Chicago school funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:36pm

Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plan to meet this week to discuss funding education in Chicago.

Box Office Top 20: 'Get Out' nets $33.4 million opening

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:37pm

Comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, "Get Out," did even better in its first weekend in theaters than initially projected. The micro budget thriller pulled in $33.4 million — about $3 million higher than what was estimated on Sunday by the studios.

Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before 'sad' end

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:27pm

President Donald Trump is giving Sunday's Academy Awards two thumbs down, calling the botched ending "sad."

Author, newspaper columnist Jay Cronley dies at 73

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:27pm

Oklahoma-based author Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood's most notable funnymen, has died at age 73.

Advocacy groups: Forget Oscars snafu, focus on 'Moonlight'

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:06pm

because "Moonlight" made history in all the right kinds of ways.

Lauryn Hill delays makeup concert for show that started late

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:56pm

Singer-rapper Lauryn Hill has postponed a Pittsburgh concert that was scheduled to make up for one last month that started more than three hours late.

In Pittsburgh, 'Fences' and August Wilson's Hill District

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:48pm

Fans of "Fences" may be disappointed that the film won just one of its four Oscar nominations. But a pilgrimage to playwright August Wilson's hometown, Pittsburgh, might offer some consolation.

Oscars memorial leaves out Arquette's transgender sister

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:34pm

Actress Patricia Arquette says she was upset the Oscars left her transgender sister out of the "In Memoriam" tribute.

Nazi's son returns art that his family looted in Poland

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:12pm

The son of a Nazi official has returned three artworks that his family had looted from the southern Polish city of Krakow during World War II.

Oscars draw 32.9 million viewers, lowest rating since 2008

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:07pm

The 32.9 million viewers tuning into Sunday's Academy Awards represented a drop-off of more than a million from last year and Oscar's smallest audience since 2008.

A peek at off-camera happenings at the Academy Awards

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:08pm

While the whole of Oscar night was eclipsed by the unprecedented best-picture flub at the show's conclusion, the Academy Awards is a starry celebration onscreen and off. For every memorable moment during the telecast, countless others occur away from the camera's eye in the wings of the Dolby Theatre stage.

Oscar-winning Syrian group hopes award will stop 'massacres'

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:26pm

A young volunteer in the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary said Monday he hopes the award will help stop "massacres" in his country, and described a U.S. decision to block him from traveling to Los Angeles for the Oscars as "America's loss."

Is that a joke? Oscar mix-up leads to funny memes, tweets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:56am

The best picture Oscar blunder prompted snickering from Ryan Gosling and a cascade of politically tinged jokes on Twitter, with some even declaring Hillary Clinton the winner.