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1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000 at auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:45pm

One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:18pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Comedian Lange avoids jail time despite positive drug test

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 11:58am

A judge has spared comedian Artie Lange jail time even though he tested positive for cocaine and amphetamine.

With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 11:54am

Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but he has now — in perhaps his most acclaimed film — employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of the first World War.

CBS replacing head of struggling morning show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:45am

CBS News is replacing the top executive at "CBS This Morning," which has struggled to maintain its footing since Charlie Rose was fired a year ago on sexual misconduct charges.

Top TV moments: 'Roseanne,' Oprah's speech, message funerals

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:59am

It was a remarkably dramatic year on television, with much of it unscripted.

2018 Breakthrough: Awkwafina of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:46am

Awkwafina became a household name this summer, stealing scenes from the likes of Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in the heist movie "Ocean's 8" and then as a standout in the cultural phenomenon that was "Crazy Rich Asians."

Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:09am

British officials have released the photos chosen by members of the royal family for their Christmas cards.

School defends expulsion of Wade family friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:57am

A South Florida prep school at the center of a dispute over the expulsion of a student who is friends with NBA star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union says its handbook explicitly states that any student who uses profanity toward a staff member will be expelled.

Kanye reignites Drake feud on Twitter, alleges threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:52am

Kanye West is not sending Christmas cheer to Drake.

Historian lays out vision for new Holocaust museum in Warsaw

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:48am

The Warsaw Ghetto Museum should be an ambitious state-of-the art facility —"the major Holocaust museum in Poland" — when it opens in 2023, its newly appointed chief historian said Friday.

Kelly Clarkson backs lip-synching mom who embarrassed son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:03am

Kelly Clarkson is sending some love to the mom who was captured lip-syncing on a fan cam while her son dove for cover in his hoodie.

Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

Andrew Dalton and Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:39pm

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.

Manager says Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson has died at age 81

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:34pm

Manager says Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson has died at age 81.

Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:17pm

Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died.

CNN: Anchor promptly made on-air correction about Arpaio

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:09pm

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio alleged in a defamation lawsuit earlier this week against three news organizations that CNN made no effort to correct anchor Chris Cuomo's erroneous statement that the lawman was a convicted felon.

In 'Beale Street,' a radiant portrait of young black love

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:34pm

Barry Jenkins years ago went on Etsy to have a James Baldwin quote embroidered onto his leather phone case. The line so resonated with the filmmaker that it's also spoken in Spanish by a character in his short film "Chlorophyl." Jenkins no longer has the case but when the Baldwin line is read to him, he quickly takes up the reciting.

2018 Breakthrough: Elsie Fisher of 'Eighth Grade'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:24am

Elsie Fisher was about to give up on acting right before Bo Burnham's coming-of-age project "Eighth Grade" came on her radar, and it's a good thing she decided to take one last chance.

Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:59am

Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, "You can't get there from here," has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87.

2018's top movie moments, from 'Shallow' to 'The Shining'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:52am

A film doesn't have to be great to have a great moment.