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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.

'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.

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.

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.