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In this Aug. 3, 2018 photo, actor Casey Affleck poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming film "The Old Man & The Gun," in theaters on Sept. 28. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 09, 2018 - 12:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a new movie coming out this fall called "The Old Man & The Gun," Casey Affleck is for the first time addressing questions about past harassment allegations against him in light of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Tauren Wells arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Wells received seven Dove Awards nominations including one for song of the year and new artist of the year. The Gospel Music Association announced the nominees on Wednesday for their 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards to be held on Oct. 16 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 12:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Writer and producer Colby Wedgeworth leads the Dove Awards with eight nominations while artist Tauren Wells has seven nominations, including song of the year and new artist of the year. The Gospel Music Association announced the nominees Wednesday for the 49th Annual GMA...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is trying to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities. Academy Gold, an inclusive film academy internship program that just wrapped its second summer, helps students learn the ropes of the entertainment business and get a foot in the door before college graduation. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 11:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony on a much earlier air date of Feb. 9, 2020. John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says in an email to members Wednesday...
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In this combination photo, Hilary Swank accepts the Oscar for best actress for her role in "Boys Don't Cry" during the 72nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 26, 2000, left, and Jared Leto poses with his Oscar for best supporting actor for "Dallas Buyer Club" at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif., on March 2, 2014. Swank and Leto portrayed transgender characters. (AP Photo)
August 07, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years of watching non-trans stars win accolades —...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018 file photo, Jennifer Lopez arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. MTV announced Tuesday, July 31, that Lopez would receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Aug. 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Lopez, who last performed at the VMAs in 2001, will also perform at the awards show. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez's two-decade music career will be honored at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The network announced Tuesday that Lopez will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Aug. 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Lopez, who last performed at the VMAs in...
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FILE - This is a Dec. 18, 2016, file photo showing Bob Costas in Arlington, Texas. Costas is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
July 28, 2018 - 8:38 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — It's been 44 years since sportscaster Bob Costas visited the Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time. Now, he's got a permanent place in the shrine. Costas, who began his announcing career in the 1970s while a student at Syracuse University, was honored Saturday with the...
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July 25, 2018 - 9:32 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — "Sunset," the new film from Oscar-winning Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes, will have its debut at the Venice Film Festival starting Aug. 28. "Sunset" takes place in Hungary's capital just before World War I. The film tells the story of Irisz Leiter, a young woman orphaned...
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July 23, 2018 - 1:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says it has picked a date for next year's Golden Globe Awards. The association said Monday that the 76th annual awards ceremony will be held Jan. 6 in Beverly Hills, California, its usual posh setting. Nominations for the Golden Globes...
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Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
July 19, 2018 - 6:48 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2001 file photo, actor Gary Beach, who starred as Roger DeBris in the Broadway production of "The Producers," poses in New York. Beach died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Palm Springs, Calif. at the age of 70. (AP Photo/Gino Domenico, File)
July 18, 2018 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according to his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70. Unger said Beach died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs,...
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