02/25/2013 12:14am"I think sometimes this disadvantage can be an advantage. The fact that I come from another culture makes me special."_Ang Lee, encouraging Asian and other non-American filmmakers to take on Hollywood after he won the directing Oscar for "Life of Pi."
02/25/2013 1:52amRelatives of the young Afghan star of "Buzkashi Boys" expressed more pride than disappointment upon learning on Monday that the Oscar-nominated movie didn't win.
02/25/2013 2:57amAng Lee called it "a miracle" that he could make "Life of Pi," a film that occupied him for four years before it hit the big screen and culminated with his surprising win for best director at the Oscars.
02/25/2013 3:33amShow Bits brings you the 85th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
02/25/2013 7:32amEmmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, "Old Yellow Moon" (Nonesuch)
02/25/2013 7:38amThe Mavericks, "In Time" (Valory)
02/25/2013 8:24amThis wasn't your typical Oscar viewing party.
02/25/2013 8:47amGiorgio Armani had the last word at Milan Fashion Week, and not only where the clothes were concerned.
02/25/2013 8:52amWhen it comes to operatic ghost stories, none is more creepily effective than Benjamin Britten's "The Turn of the Screw."
02/25/2013 8:57amThe author of the children's classic "Sarah, Plain and Tall" is teaming up with an acclaimed illustrator for a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook school shootings.
02/25/2013 9:55amThe Ferre winter woman is bold and yet feminine.
02/25/2013 10:33amMichael Bolton, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A." (Montaigne Records)
02/25/2013 10:45amEvery Tuesday, the Nielsen company publishes a popularity ranking of broadcast television programs that has served as the industry's report card dating back to when most people had only three networks to choose from.
02/25/2013 10:52amEtana, "Better Tomorrow" (VP Records)
02/25/2013 10:59amIn a story Feb. 22 about the death of singer Cleotha Staples, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Pervis Staples was a sister. He was a brother and performed with The Staple Singers until 1968.
02/25/2013 11:24amJust as Oscar host Seth MacFarlane set his sights on a variety of targets with a mixture of hits and misses, the motion picture academy spread the gold around to a varied slate of films. "Argo" won best picture as expected, along with two other prizes. But "Life of Pi" won the most awards with four, including a surprise win for director Ang Lee.
02/25/2013 11:45amIranian officials on Monday dismissed the Oscar-winning film "Argo" as pro-CIA, anti-Iran propaganda, but some young, moderate Iranians welcomed it as a fresh view of recent history.
02/25/2013 11:46amPippa Middleton is making another foray into lifestyle writing.
02/25/2013 12:00pmLindsay Lohan will be playing herself, but as a therapy patient, in an upcoming episode of the FX sitcom "Anger Management."
02/25/2013 1:37pmMilan designers have proposed assertive and even aggressive looks for next year, as if to fill a power vacuum felt keenly in Italy in the face of political uncertainty and a resigning pope.
02/25/2013 1:39pmThe former Canadian ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis said Monday it was good to hear Ben Affleck thank Canada after Affleck's film "Argo" won the Oscar for best picture.
02/25/2013 2:09pmThe producers behind one of the largest comedy festivals in the world are launching a new theatrical subsidiary that hopes to become a major player on Broadway and in London's West End.
02/25/2013 2:20pmA sheriff's department spokesman in Northern California says a Dublin police officer stopped and then arrested MC Hammer because the '90s rap star was driving a car with expired registration and refused to get out of the vehicle.
02/25/2013 3:29pmThe Onion is apologizing for calling the 9-year-old star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" a vulgar and offensive name on Twitter, an attack that led to a firestorm online.
02/25/2013 3:39pmThe Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year's show.
02/25/2013 3:41pmJanet Jackson knows how to keep a secret: The singer has been married since last year.
02/25/2013 4:48pmA helicopter that crashed during a reality TV production this month suddenly pitched down and hit the ground about a minute after taking off in early morning darkness, a preliminary report said.
02/25/2013 6:16pmA "wild" young woman in 1936 Ireland was one who didn't conform to rigid societal expectations. Just being alone in a room with a young man would subject her to gossipy suspicions about her character.
02/25/2013 6:39pmPolice said Monday they have a warrant for a 26-year-old ex-convict identified as the prime suspect in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three people last week on the Las Vegas Strip.
02/25/2013 7:52pmThe TV series "Duck Dynasty" is coming between Morrissey and Jimmy Kimmel.
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