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5 things you probably didn't know about the Oscars

Sandy Cohen and Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:18pm

You have a firm grip on this year's Oscar nominees, last year's winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ... oops).

Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense in dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:49am

A New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense after the comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic dispute.

French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:44am

French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.

The language of 'Black Panther'? It's real. Give it a try.

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:18am

Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive click sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it.

Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide his bald spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:36am

President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo.

Russia's Oscar hopeful gains attention as US ties worsen

Kate By Pury, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:32am

For the second time in four years, Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev is on the shortlist for a foreign-film Oscar, this time for "Loveless," a grueling examination of adults' misguided search for satisfaction and the child who suffers from their disappointment.

British comedian Stephen Fry reveals he has prostate cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:56am

British comedian and actor Stephen Fry has revealed that he is suffering from prostate cancer.

Finalists announced for Lukas Book Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:39am

Stories of immigrants, transient workers and a Wisconsin auto plant are among the nominees for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.

Blige, Day, Lafourcade, Common among Oscars music performers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:04am

The original singers of the year's five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live on the Oscar stage.

Malaysian rapper's dog video sparks claim of insulting Islam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:30pm

Malaysian police said a popular ethnic Chinese rapper has been detained over complaints that his latest music video featuring dancers wearing dog masks and performing "obscene" moves insulted Islam and could hurt racial harmony.

New study finds female protagonists decreased in 2017 films

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:16pm

While 2017 may have been the year of "Wonder Woman," but a new study finds that female protagonists were down 5 percent in the year's 100 top-grossing films.

Led by Gigi Hadid, next-gen supermodels fill Milan runways

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:14pm

The next generation of supermodels was out in force on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday.

Michelle Wolf to headline White House correspondents' dinner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:29pm

The White House Correspondents' Association says comedian Michelle Wolf will entertain at its annual dinner in April.

Janney thought film acclaim eluded her _ then came 'I Tonya'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:42pm

The Academy Awards seem like formality when it comes to the best supporting actress category this year.

Tiffany Haddish to host MTV Movie & TV Awards in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:58am

Tiffany Haddish is set to host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Brit Awards give top honors to Dua Lipa, Stormzy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:13am

In a story Feb. 21 about the Brit Awards, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Dua Lipa song. It is "New Rules," not "No Rules." The AP also misspelled the last name of musician Kendrick Lamar. It's not Lemar.

Springer security director, talk show host Wilkos facing OUI

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:26am

Jerry Springer protege Steve Wilkos is facing a drunken driving charge in connection with a car crash in Connecticut last month.

Spanish body apologizes over art exhibit censorship spat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:57am

A Spanish government-funded body has apologized after it caused an outcry by asking an art gallery to yank a photo exhibit on political prisoners from a prestigious international fair in Madrid.

Oscars fashion through the years: The great and the puzzling

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:02am

The Academy Awards have grown over 90 years from a relatively casual cocktail party to the most important red carpet of the awards season. So when did all the glitz begin?

Actor and writer Tracy Letts 'having the time of my life'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:48am

If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie — and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars — you'd better proofread the script before you send it.