'Frozen' wins Oscar for animated feature film
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 Bell and Josh Gad. It's loosely based on the 19th ce...
Sun makes a cameo at Oscars, arrivals hit carpet
2014-03-03 01:18:04 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a blustery few days of torrential downpours, Hollywood appears ready for smooth sailing at Sunday's Academy Awards. Though lingering showers earlier in the afternoon soaked portions of the red carpet, the sun made a cameo as arrivals began to stream into the Dolby Theatre...
Oscar superstar presenters practice at rehearsal
2014-03-02 07:22:47 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before the big show, the Oscars have a casual day.
That's when the superstar presenters who will dazzle fans worldwide on Sunday practice walking onto the Dolby Theatre stage and delivering their lines in front of a small audience of show workers and rehearsal actors. ...
Ellen DeGeneres: The star who came out of the cold
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 hell I'm wearing a gown." The audience erupted in ch...
Actress linked to Hollande appears at movie awards
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 awards in which she was a nominee — but left empty-han...
White House to host first student film festival
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 create a little buzz for America's future filmmakers...
First Egyptian film at Oscars not shown at home
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 the past three years.
Far from being widely cel...
Global Green party kicks off Oscar week
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 the perfect way to jump-start the final days leadi...
Academy honors scientists behind special effects
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 academy's Scientific and Technical Awards Saturday a...
Ellen Page: “I’m here today because I’m gay
2014-02-16 07:28:55 UTC
Ellen Page, the Canadian actress who made her name in the 2007 indie hit Juno and has gone on to star in films including X-Men: The Last Stand and Inception, has announced that she is gay.
Speaking in Las Vegas on Friday, at a Human Rights Campaign-organised Time to Thrive conference of counse...
Shirley Temple dies at 85
2014-02-12 04:51:18 UTC
CAny kid who ever tap-danced at a talent show or put on a curly wig and auditioned for "Annie" can only dream of being as beloved — or as important — as Shirley Temple.
Temple, who died Monday night at 85, sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of downcast Depression-era movi...
Shia LaBeouf's recent bizarre behavior in Berlin
2014-02-10 07:14:02 UTC
So much for staying out of the spotlight.
Shia LaBeouf's recent string of bizarre behavior only got stranger on Sunday when he wore a paper bag on his head at the premiere of his film Nymphomaniac, Volume 1 during the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival.
The tuxedo-clad actor posed f...
Next step uncertain in Woody Allen allegations
2014-02-09 07:15:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A week bracketed by op-ed letters of accusation and denial of child molestation left little clarity and scant hope for resolution in a bitter saga that has haunted Woody Allen and the Farrow family for more than two decades.
The back-and-forth between Allen and his adopted daug...
Spain princess testifies in historic fraud probe
2014-02-08 12:14:36 UTC
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina headed into court Saturday to testify in a historic judicial hearing aimed at helping determine whether she and her husband illegally used company funds for personal expenses, including lavish parties at their modernist Barcelona mansion.
Hoffman's NYC funeral attracts Hollywood stars
2014-02-07 21:33:15 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn were among the stars who paid their respects Friday at a private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman that combined sadness and humor to honor an actor widely considered among the best of his gene...
Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims
2014-02-04 12:47:43 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last Ma...
'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win Writers Guild awards
2014-02-02 05:18:55 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Jonze's "Her" and Billy Ray's "Captain Phillips" have earned top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.
Winning the prize for original screenplay on Saturday was "Her," Jonze's futuristic exploration of a man's relationship with his computer starring Joaq...
Dylan Farrow resurrects Allen molestation claim
2014-02-02 16:44:41 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Dylan Farrow renewed molestation allegations against Woody Allen, claiming the movie director sexually assaulted her when she was 7 after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her.
In an open-letter to The New York Times posted online Saturday, Dylan Farrow made her first public co...
Daft Punk, Macklemore top left-of-center Grammys
2014-01-27 18:57:33 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards celebrated outcasts and outsiders, lionizing a couple of French robots, white rappers and a country gal espousing gay rights, and a Goth teenager who's clearly uncomfortable with the current themes in pop music.
Grammy Awards reach 28.5 million viewers
2014-01-27 18:58:26 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are a hit with television viewers, with Nielsen reporting in its preliminary ratings that 28.5 million viewers tuned in to music's biggest night.
If the Nielsen Company's fast national rating holds up when a more complete report is issued later Monday, that wo...
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win 4 Grammys Awards
2014-01-27 18:56:34 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are cleaning house at the Grammys.
The rap duo won best new artist at the Sunday awards show as well as best rap album for "The Heist," beating efforts from Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake.
"Wow, we're here on the stage right now," said...
Madonna to perform at the Grammy Awards
2014-01-24 19:28:38 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's official: Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards.
A Friday news release from The Recording Academy had no other details about the seven-time Grammy winner's appearance, however, which has been a rumor for some time.
Also added to the performance lineup are nominee...
Hathaway, 'Prada' assistant reunite for 'Song One'
2014-01-24 19:21:51 UTC
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — After working together on "The Devil Wears Prada," Anne Hathaway has reunited with first-time filmmaker Kate Barker-Froyland for her directorial debut "Song One."
Hathaway starred in the 2006 comedy "The Devil Wears Prada," which was directed by David Frankel. Barker-F...
Cyrus, Hudson to perform at Clive Davis gala
2014-01-24 07:36:29 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Miley Cyrus may have been snubbed by Grammy voters, but the "Wrecking Ball" singer will take center stage at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala.
In an interview Thursday Davis said Cyrus will perform at his annual party, as will four-time Grammy nominee Lorde.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit warm up for Grammys
2014-01-24 07:34:00 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were a little-known rap duo from Seattle with an album that sold beyond modest expectations a year ago.
As 2014 opens, Macklemore and Lewis are the focal point of the Grammy Awards — and few are more surprised than them.
"I never thought I'd be at ...