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Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:00am

The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards.

Standing ovation for Obama at his last Kennedy Center Honors

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:50am

The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.

To create Baltimore in Hollywood, just ask Derek McLane

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:30am

Set designer Derek McLane's transition from working on Broadway to the Oscars hit a bit of a bump on his first day.

A seasoned film critic eyes TV in 'Television: A Biography'

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:20am

At 75, David Thomson is the sultan of cinema criticism. British-born but long based in America, he is the author of nearly two dozen film-related books including "Moments that Made the Movies," "'Have You Seen...?': A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films" and "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film."

Dylan writes Nobel Prize fest speech; Patti Smith to sing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:40am

He won't be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize banquet.

A look at the music accompanying massive S. Korean rallies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:40am

Any good South Korean protest needs a soundtrack, and the music that accompanies the massive rallies on the verge of bringing down President Park Geun-hye includes the mournful, the tongue-and-cheek and a smattering of defiance from "Les Miserables."

Maine girl featured in new HBO documentary 'The Trans List'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:10pm

A transgender student whose battle over the right to use a girls' bathroom led to a landmark court ruling in Maine is being featured in a new HBO documentary.

Obamas celebrated at their last Kennedy Center Honors

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:10pm

The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.

'Last Tango in Paris' rape scene revelation sparks outrage

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:13pm

"Last Tango in Paris" is making headlines again 44 years after the controversial film came out. A recently unearthed video interview with Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci from 2013 has renewed interest, and outrage, over what happened to actress Maria Schneider on set during the infamous butter rape scene.

Leftovers 'Moana,' 'Fantastic Beasts' rule box office again

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:29am

Audiences came back for a second helping of "Moana" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" this weekend. Both family-friendly films topped the post-Thanksgiving box office charts, with "Moana" bringing in $28.4 million and "Fantastic Beasts" earning $18.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

"Rogue One" director Gareth Edwards has a cameo in the film

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:31pm

Director Gareth Edwards says he gave himself a cameo in the "Star Wars" spinoff "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." But, as with most things "Star Wars," Edwards is staying mum on what exactly that entails.

Teyana Taylor advises Kanye on recovery: "Take your time"

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:20pm

Teyana Taylor has some practical advice for her mentor Kanye West.

Country artist Granger Smith breaks ribs after stage fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:50am

Country music artist Granger Smith was able to continue performing after falling from a stage in New Jersey, but was later hospitalized.

Semper (and suffer) Fidel: Artists conflicted about Castro

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:41am

As a prominent advocate for human rights, the poet Rose Styron knew well the abuses in Fidel Castro's Cuba and the censorship of artists and publications with dissenting views. But when she and her husband, author William Styron, were invited to meet him in 2000 she didn't hesitate to accept.

Disney teases 28 minutes of 'Star Wars' spinoff 'Rogue One'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:40am

The secretive "Star Wars" spinoff movie "Rogue One" just got a little more tangible.

Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi, slams Trump in Miami show

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 5:10am

Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:30am

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Castro's death celebrations collide with Art Basel Miami

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:10pm

"Fidel, may you rot in hell." That was the stark message on a mural outside a popular thrift store in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood that had dozens waiting in line to sign their name.

Katt Williams pleads no contest to assault, battery charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:51pm

Katt Williams has pleaded no contest to assault and battery charges stemming from an incident with a bodyguard in north Georgia.

Q&A: Sonia Braga plays the role of her life at 66

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:10pm

While female actors are fighting for more and better roles in Hollywood, Sonia Braga got the part of her life at 66 in Kleber Mendonça Filho's "Aquarius".