Oscars flap eclipses ‘Moonlight’ win, but civility reigns

February 27, 2017 in Entertainment

By LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever […]

Halle Berry: Hollywood not truthful about people of color

February 3, 2016 in Entertainment

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) – Halle Berry said Hollywood’s lack of diversity stems from a lack of honesty. Filmmakers and actors should tell […]

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

January 19, 2016 in Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett […]

Vin Diesel says Oscars weighted against action films

March 27, 2015 in Entertainment

By LOUISE WATT BEIJING (AP) — Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest “Fast & Furious” film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes […]

$150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o at Oscars reported stolen

February 27, 2015 in Entertainment

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY LOS ANGELES (AP) — The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars doesn’t surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy […]

‘Glory’ wins Oscar for best original song

February 23, 2015 in Entertainment, News

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Edmund Pettus Bridge stood center stage in both the performance and acceptance speeches by John Legend and Common for their Oscar-winning song “Glory” […]

Octavia Spencer wins Oscar for role she inspired in ‘The Help”

February 29, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, The Buzz

LOS ANGELES – (AP) Octavia Spencer inspired her formidable character in “The Help,” but the actress turned into a softy Sunday as she accepted an Oscar for the role. “Oh, […]