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  • New study: Hollywood is still a man's world
    Cateoscar 2014-03-15 06:26:46 UTC
    If I asked you to name your favorite actress, I am sure you would have no shortage of names: Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams, Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, or Cate Blanchett? What if I then told you that women are so margina...
  • Back to the Future fashion: this season's big trend
    Marty_back_to_the_future-diaalnews.com 2014-03-14 07:20:39 UTC
    That the film Back to the Future is being cited as a key fashion inspiration this season, just shy of 29 years since it was released, will come as no surprise to any fans of the film or, indeed, of fashion. The fashion industry has always been fon...
  • Doris Day plans animal-friendly birthday bash
    Doris-day-news 2014-03-11 21:45:48 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Screen legend Doris Day is celebrating a landmark birthday with an auction to benefit her favorite cause: animals. A spokesman for Day said Tuesday the nonprofit Doris Day Animal Foundation will mark her 90th birthday in Apri...
  • Obama hams it up for health care on Funny or Die
    Obama-diaalnews.com 2014-03-11 17:28:08 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hamming it up online to promote his health care plan. Obama joked Tuesday with comedian Zach Galifianakis, including poking fun at the poorly reviewed "Hangover Part III" during an interview on the we...
  • Mamoru Samuragochi, Japan Beethoven sorry for fake work
    Takashi_niigaki__mamoru_samuragochi-diaalnews.com 2014-03-07 09:04:24 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — The man once lauded as "Japan's Beethoven" bowed repeatedly and apologized Friday at his first media appearance since it was revealed last month that his famed musical compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn't completely deaf. M...
  • Karl Lagerfeld to design Macau hotel
    Karl-lagerfeld-diaalnews.com 2014-03-07 08:43:28 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced plans Friday for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel. The 270-room Karl Lagerfeld Hotel will open in 2017 in a 20-story tower in the gambling enclave in southern Chin...
  • McConaughey wins Oscar for best actor
    Diaalnews 2014-03-03 05:34:38 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew McConaughey has won the Academy Award for best actor for his performance as a desperate and determined AIDS patient in "Dallas Buyers Club." McConaughey lost some 40 pounds for the role, which capped a remarkable rece...
  • Cate Blanchett wins Oscar for best actress
    Cate_blanchett 2014-03-03 05:34:53 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cate Blanchett has won the Academy Award for best actress for her bravura performance as a fragile socialite experiencing a meltdown in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." Blanchett had been deemed the front-runner from the very be...
  • List of Oscar winners 2014
    Oscar-diaalnews 2014-03-03 05:30:29 UTC
    List of winners at Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave." Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club." Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmin...
  • Lupita Nyong'o wins Oscar for supporting actress
    Diaal-nyongo 2014-03-03 05:27:56 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her harrowing portrayal of a slave who's caught her sadistic master's eye in "12 Years a Slave." It was the first Oscar nomination for the 31-year-old N...
  • 'Frozen' wins Oscar for animated feature film
    Frozen-diaalnews.com-entertainment 2014-03-03 02:31:52 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's fairytale musical "Frozen" has won the Oscar for best animated feature. The 3-D film about a magically icy princess and her sister was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with voicing by Idina Menzel, Kristen Be...
  • Leto wins Oscar for supporting actor
    Leto-diaalnews.com 2014-03-03 05:27:29 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Leto has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his performance as an HIV-positive transgender prostitute in "Dallas Buyers Club." Leto, 41, returned to acting after a six-year hiatus to play the role, and ...
  • 12 Years a Slave' rolls at Spirit Awards
    Diaalnews.com 2014-03-02 06:54:41 UTC
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "12 Years a Slave" rolled at the Spirit Awards, winning five awards including best feature at the annual independent film celebration. On the eve of the Academy Awards, the slavery tale won awards for director ...
  • Ellen DeGeneres: The star who came out of the cold
    Ellen-degeneres-diaalnews.com-entertainment 2014-03-01 09:41:05 UTC
    In September, Ellen DeGeneres told the audience of her talkshow about the pros and cons of hosting the Academy Awards: "Pro: a lot of fancy designers will want to approach me and want me to wear a beautiful, expensive gown. Con: ain't no way in he...
  • Actress linked to Hollande appears at movie awards
    French_actress_julie_gayet-news 2014-03-01 09:15:08 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — The actress whose secret tryst with French President Francois Hollande led to his separation from his long-time girlfriend on Friday made her first public appearance since the scandal broke, atttending France's presitigious movie awar...
  • White House to host first student film festival
    White-house-film-fest 2014-02-28 09:17:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Who in Washington needs the Oscars when the White House is rolling out the red carpet for a film festival of its own? Two days before attention shifts to Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the White House will cr...
  • First Egyptian film at Oscars not shown at home
    Diaal 2014-02-28 08:08:18 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) — Directors of Egypt's first Oscar-nominated film will be walking the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony next week in Los Angeles, but most Egyptians have yet to see the hard-hitting movie that chronicles the country's unrest over ...
  • Affleck casts spotlight on situation in Congo
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-05-13_um_17.35.41 2014-02-27 08:52:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Academy award-winner Ben Affleck understands that celebrity is a double-edged sword, helping him draw attention to the strife and suffering in the Congo while attracting skeptics dismissive of Hollywood stars and causes. So th...
  • Global Green party kicks off Oscar week
    Malin_akerman-diaalnews.com-entertainment 2014-02-27 08:52:11 UTC
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Global Green USA kicked off Oscar week with a worthy celebration dedicated to rebuilding communities subject to environmental degradation. Actress Malin Akerman applauded the organization's "conscience" party for being ...
  • World's greatest guitarist Paco de Lucia dies at 66
    Paco_de_lucia-news 2014-02-27 08:51:59 UTC
    MADRID (AP) — Paco de Lucia, the world's greatest guitarist who dazzled audiences with his lightning-speed flamenco rhythms and finger work, has died in Mexico, Spanish officials said Wednesday. He was 66. De Lucia suffered a heart attack while...
  • 'Avatar' actor Sam Worthington arrested in NYC
    71791050bfcbb5074c0f6a70670041cf 2014-02-24 23:18:55 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say actor Sam Worthington has been arrested in New York City on charges of punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington's girlfriend in the shin. The 37-year-old "Avatar" actor was arrested on an assault charg...
  • Police raid Australian TV network over exclusive
    Diaalnews 2014-02-18 07:01:22 UTC
    SYDNEY (AP) — Police, seeking to prevent a convicted drug trafficker from profiting from her life story, raided Tuesday the Sydney headquarters of a television network that is negotiating an exclusive interview deal. Schapelle Corby has bee...
  • Academy honors scientists behind special effects
    The-matrix-diaalnews.com 2014-02-16 09:13:26 UTC
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The scientists and inventors who make big-screen superheroes, spectacular explosions and other only-in-the-movies effects possible have their own Oscar ceremony. Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan hosted the film ac...
  • From Harry Potter to Gravity: how British VFX talent is leading the world
    Gravity-diaalnews.com 2014-02-15 09:23:44 UTC
    "You don't get very long," says Tim Webber, VFX (visual effects) supervisor on the blockbuster space thriller Gravity. "Five minutes to talk about it, a 10-minute showreel, and then three minutes of question and answer. When you've spent three yea...
  • Wang lures fashionistas to Brooklyn Navy Yard
    D33d7943a2c74b054b0f6a7067003ce8 2014-02-09 20:45:03 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — There are hip fashion shows. And then there are fashion shows that seek nothing less than to redefine just how hip a fashion show can be. How else to describe a designer who can get crowds of the most discerning fashionistas to ...