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Kaye Ballard, boisterous singer and actress, dies at 93

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:20pm

A friend says that actress Kaye Ballard, co-star of the TV series "The Mothers-in-Law," has died. She was 93.

Cuaron, Dafoe, Spike Lee react to their Oscar nominations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:59am

Reaction from selected nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California:

Fun facts and figures from this year's Oscar nominations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:29am

Some fun and interesting facts about Tuesday's nominations for the 91st Academy Awards:

Oscar nominations skip Cooper for director, Mr. Rogers doc

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:53am

The rollercoaster of the 2019 awards season continued Tuesday with a batch of Oscar nominations that few could have predicted. Sure, there were some shoo-ins that made it, like "Black Panther" breaking the superhero best picture barrier, and "A Star Is Born," ''The Favourite" and "Roma" being among the leading nominees. And yet, there were more than a handful of downright stupefying exclusions, including Bradley Cooper and Ryan Coogler for director (or any woman, for that matter), Emily Blunt for actress, "Eighth Grade" and the Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Maxine Brown Russell of country trio The Browns dead at 87

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:21am

Maxine Brown Russell, who together with her brother Jim Ed Brown and sister Bonnie Brown formed the country trio The Browns, has died. She was 87.

'Roma,' 'Cold War' among foreign-language Oscar nominees

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:13am

Five movies about individuals and families confronting social and historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards' race for best foreign-language film.

Oscar music nods: Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Diane Warren

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:01am

Lady Gaga is a double nominee at the Academy Awards, where rapper Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the first time while songwriter Diane Warren is also vying for her first win with her 10th nomination.

'Roma' and 'The Favourite' lead Academy Award nominations with 10 bids each

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:46am

'Roma' and 'The Favourite' lead Academy Award nominations with 10 bids each.

The Latest: Cooper, Coogler among surprising Oscar nom snubs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:04am

The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, which are being announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):

Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant feeds furloughed workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:38am

A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi served 71 free meals to furloughed federal employees and their families.

Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:05am

U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were ordered to remain in custody in Paris on Tuesday after a woman filed a rape complaint, French officials said.

Police officials say US singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape accusation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:56am

Police officials say US singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape accusation.

5 burning questions ahead of the Oscar nominations

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:23pm

The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have nominees.

'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:37pm

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

NAACP wants newscaster fired after Martin Luther King slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:21pm

The NAACP wants a St. Louis-area TV station to fire a newscaster for what he called an unintentional racial slur while talking about Martin Luther King Jr.

At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:58pm

For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival.

Mezzo J'Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:15am

J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011.

Unclothed Emperor? Costumes for opera stolen in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:38am

The emperor has no clothes in this production of Puccini's "Turandot" by the Lithuanian National Opera, but then again neither does any other character.

Bon Jovi's restaurant gives free meal to furloughed workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:51am

A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is providing free meals to local government workers and their families during the federal government shutdown.

'Gotti' leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:15am

John Travolta's John Gotti biopic "Gotti" has topped the 39th annual Razzie Awards with a co-leading six nominations, while President Donald Trump also earned a nod for worst actor.