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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 17, 2020 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The leadership at the Recording Academy thought they were in the clear: After the Academy's then-CEO made comments that seemed to belittle women at the height of the #MeToo movement, leaving the organization in a firestorm that further exposed their diversity problems, it set out to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo Chief Executive Officer of (RED), Deborah Dugan poses for a portrait in New York. Dugan, the Recording Academy CEO who the company announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told." The academy said late Thursday that its leader of just six months was put on leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization - just 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
January 17, 2020 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.” The academy said late Thursday that its...
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This combination of photos shows, from left, Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown and Taika Waititi, who will join Roman Griffin Davis, Jason Bateman, Lili Reinhart and Kaitlyn Dever as presenters at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo)
January 17, 2020 - 3:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown and Taika Waititi will be up for Screen Actors Guild Awards and also handing them out at Sunday’s ceremony. They’re part of a new batch of SAG Awards presenters announced Friday, along with Roman Griffin Davis, Jason Bateman, Lili Reinhart...
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January 16, 2020 - 10:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan, its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. The move announced late Thursday comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards will be held in Los...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Lovato will perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl. NFL and Fox on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 announced the performance, which will take place ahead of the big game on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the halftime show. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 16, 2020 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated pop singer Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl. NFL and Fox on Thursday announced the performance, which will take place ahead of the big game on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the halftime...
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FILE - This May 22, 2018 file photo shows Stephen King at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. King, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says he cares only about “quality," not “diversity” when deciding on awards. The best-selling author's comments came shortly after the announcement of this year's nominees for the Academy Awards, widely criticized for only choosing male directors and for an almost entirely white group of acting finalists. King wrote that he had been allowed to nominate people for best picture, best screenplay and best original screenplay, and that for him “the diversity issue _ as it applies to individual actors and directors, anyway _ did not come up.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 15, 2020 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King says he cares only about “quality," not “diversity” when deciding on awards. Some are asking why he thinks the two must be different. “I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality,” King tweeted this week. “It seems to me that to do otherwise would...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker." On Monday, Jan. 13, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
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January 13, 2020 - 6:45 pm
Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman," “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” in Monday's Oscar nominations. Todd Phillips’ R-rated superhero smash “Joker” topped all films with 11 nominations to the 92nd Academy Awards, while Martin...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, Brazil's impeached President Dilma Rousseff receives flowers and gifts from supporters as she leaves the presidential residence, Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has once again laid bare the polarization of Latin America's largest democracy. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
January 13, 2020 - 6:20 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has laid bare the polarization of Latin America's largest democracy. In “The Edge of Democracy," 36-year-old filmmaker Petra Costa uses her personal story to argue that...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." On Monday, Jan. 13, DiCaprio was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role in the film. (Andrew Cooper/Sony via AP)
January 13, 2020 - 12:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the Academy Awards: ___ “Ultimately, I've been able to be fortunate enough to get to work with some pretty great filmmakers. That's always been the driving force with me. First, of course, the story and character, from an actor's...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Benedict Cumberbatch as Colonel Mackenzie in a scene from "1917," directed by Sam Mendes. (François Duhamel/Universal Pictures via AP)
January 12, 2020 - 2:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took the Great War to finally take down “Star Wars.” Director Sam Mendes' World War I story “1917" brought in $36.5 million in its first weekend of wide release, easily topping the box office and ending the three-week reign of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which brought...
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