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Enough already: Songwriter Diane Warren wants her Oscar

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:54am

Songwriter Diane Warren is overdue for an Oscar, and she has no reservations about saying she wants to win.

Brit Awards adopt white rose symbol to signal 'Time's Up'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:05am

Music stars will wear white roses on the Brit Awards red carpet to support campaigns against sexual harassment and assault.

New book by Sen. Bernie Sanders coming in November

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:04am

Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning his next move.

Prosecutor-turned-TV personality Pirro admits driving 95 mph

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:44am

Fox News personality and former New York prosecutor Jeanine Pirro has pleaded guilty to driving 95 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker expected at the Oscars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:32am

Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker will be at the Academy Awards — or at least the actors who play them onscreen.

Mitch Albom plans sequel to 'Five People You Meet in Heaven'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:32am

Mitch Albom is giving heaven a sequel.

'On Body And Soul' hopes to continue Hungary's Oscar streak

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:12am

With two Oscars in the past two years, Hungary's film industry has been on a winning streak. Now the creators behind the movie "On Body And Soul," a surreal love story, are hoping to score a third Academy Award.

'Black Panther' screening halted after woman shouts slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:48am

Police in New Jersey say a movie theater had to halt a showing of "Black Panther" after a woman yelled a racial slur, upsetting the rest of the audience.

Sally Field busts out old outfits at costume guild awards

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:18am

Wonder Woman's gilded bustier, the spangled skating dresses in "I, Tonya" and the subdued shades of the 1960s as shown in "The Shape of Water" were among the finest costumes of the year, according to the Costume Designers Guild.

The Latest: 'Wonder Woman,' 'I, Tonya' costumes celebrated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:18am

The Latest on the Costume Designers Guild Awards (all times local):

Ursula K. Le Guin wins posthumous prize for essay writing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:16pm

The late Ursula K. Le Guin was among the recipients of literary honors presented Tuesday night by PEN America.

Supreme Court asked to review 'Making a Murderer' confession

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:24pm

Lawyers for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series on Netflix asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to review a federal appeals court decision that held his confession was voluntary.

Stephen King in tweet slams congressman as "NRA sweetheart"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:22pm

Author Stephen King on Tuesday called a Maine congressman an "NRA sweetheart" for receiving thousands of dollars from the gun rights advocacy group.

Q&A: Yance Ford on race, justice and making Oscar history

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:02pm

In the Oscar-nominated documentary "Strong Island," Yance Ford stares back at the camera with profound sorrow and calm resilience.

Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in club fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 3:00pm

Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others.

Man convicted of stealing John Legend's bag at JFK Airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:53pm

A 64-year-old man has been convicted of stealing Grammy winner John Legend's Louis Vuitton bag containing $25,000 Cartier cufflinks from an airport luggage cart in New York.

Stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion Week visit

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:34am

Queen Elizabeth II has always dressed with style and flair — but Tuesday marked her first visit to the showy catwalks of London Fashion Week.

George and Amal Clooney donate $500k to march against guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:44am

Actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal Clooney, are donating $500,000 to students organizing nationwide marches against gun violence, and they say they'll also attend next month's planned protests.

Spanish court rejects rapper's freedom of speech argument

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:00am

Spain's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a rapper who argued that his lyrics praising terror groups were protected by freedom of expression laws.

'Organized chaos' - behind the scenes at 'La Boheme'

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:34am

Mimis come and Rodolfos go, but one thing never changes in "La Boheme" at the Metropolitan Opera: When the curtain goes up on Act 2, the audience always applauds.