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Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper among SAG Awards presenters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:09pm

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Rami Malek are among the first presenters announced for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Jonas Mekas, 'godfather' of avant-garde, dies at 96

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:49am

Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96.

Michael Jackson stage musical to premiere in Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:36am

A stage musical about Michael Jackson will premiere in Chicago later this year before heading to Broadway in 2020.

Gandolfini's son cast as young Tony for 'Sopranos' prequel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:33am

The son of James Gandolfini has been cast as the young Tony Soprano in the planned "Sopranos" prequel, "The Many Saints of Newark."

Mexico City neighborhood celebrates "Roma" nominations

Berenice Bautista, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:31am

News of Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" being nominated for 10 Academy Awards Tuesday had residents of the director's childhood Mexico City neighborhood joyfully mining their own memories and anticipating showing their children the film someday.

SAG honoree Alan Alda keeps using acting to make an impact

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:25am

When Alan Alda receives his life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, it will celebrate a career that includes multiple Emmy awards, an Oscar nomination and social activism over nearly seven decades.

'Black Panther' makes Oscar history with best picture nod

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:27pm

"Black Panther" broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes.

The Latest: Fox News host thanks audience for prayers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:17pm

The Latest on a Fox News host's vehicle accident (all times local):

Unseen J.D. Salinger photos shot for 'Catcher' on display

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:23pm

The University of New Hampshire is celebrating J.D. Salinger's centennial year with an exhibit he likely would have loathed: a display of previously unseen photos of the famously reclusive author.

Spike Lee likes his Oscar odds with 'BlackKkKlansman'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:13pm

Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger.

Fox News host, family survive car crash in Montana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:11pm

Fox News host Bret Baier and his family survived a motor vehicle crash in Montana after the television anchor's SUV slid on an icy road, collided with a pickup truck and turned over in a ditch, authorities said Tuesday.

Trump says he told Sanders 'not to bother' with briefing

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:01pm

President Donald Trump says he directed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders not to bother with the traditional daily briefing of reporters.

The Latest: Chris Brown released from custody in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:39pm

The Latest on rape allegations against U.S. singer Chris Brown (all times local):

French prosecutor's office: US singer Chris Brown released after rape allegation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:31pm

French prosecutor's office: US singer Chris Brown released after rape allegation.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 1:59pm

Chelsea Clinton has announced her family is expanding.

Judge limits access to R. Kelly's Chicago recording studio

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 1:03pm

A judge says a Chicago warehouse that R. Kelly is renting can be used only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and only as a recording studio.

Kaye Ballard, boisterous singer and actress, dies at 93

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

Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom "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?"