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The Latest: Oscars honor 'Hidden Figures' inspiration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:47pm

The Latest on the 89th Academy Awards (all times local):


Kimmel opens Oscars with standing O for Streep, Ali wins

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:44pm

The 89th Academy Awards kicked off with Justin Timberlake dancing down the Dolby Theatre aisles, Jimmy Kimmel mocking Matt Damon and a standing ovation for the "highly overrated" Meryl Streep.

Ruth Negga in red, plenty of gold on Oscars red carpet

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:30pm

bird broaches, feathers, sequins, beads and crystals — on Hollywood's biggest night at the Oscars.

'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 4:50pm

Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:18pm

Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97.

'American Watercolor' showcases masterpieces of movement

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:58pm

Prior to the 1860s, creating art with watercolor was seen as the realm of women and children, illustrators and amateurs. Artists wanting to prove their mettle used the most prestigious medium of the time: oil paint.

Biopic about Turkey's president screened at birthday gala

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:50pm

The producers of a new movie about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hosted a gala screening in Istanbul to celebrate the film and its subject.

Music concert to benefit Sandy Hook victim's foundation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:45am

The principal cellist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra is organizing a concert to benefit a foundation set up by the family of a victim of the Connecticut school shooting.

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

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:22am

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

Greek island of Naxos celebrates Carnival with Torch Parade

Demetris Nellas and Thanassis Stavrakis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:42am

The island of Naxos hosts some of the most colorful Carnival celebrations in Greece, with some customs dating from antiquity.

A cadre of casually clad stars come through Oscar rehearsals

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:04pm

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.

'Moonlight' sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck wins best actor

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:15pm

Sunday might be dominated by "La La Land," but Saturday belonged to "Moonlight."

Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor' has heads scratching

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:03pm

A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials.

Jennifer Garner stresses early education with US governors

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:54pm

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

Academy revokes '13 Hours' sound mixer's Oscar nomination

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:50pm

One day before the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted to rescind the sound mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell for his work on "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." The decision, announced Saturday, was due to Russell's violation of Academy campaign regulations.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:26pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:09pm

President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.

Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:07pm

The 89th Academy Awards show promises to be equal parts pomp and politics.

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.