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'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies at 61
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery.
'Moonlight' sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck wins best actor
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Sunday might be dominated by "La La Land," but Saturday belonged to "Moonlight." Barry Jenkins' luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards including best feature. "Moonlight" won every award it was nominated
Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award. According to internal Trump administration correspondence
Dresses that tell a story: Princess Diana's life in fashion
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LONDON (AP) — The dresses tell the story of a life cut short: first the frilly debutante frocks Princess Diana wore before she married Prince Charles, then the elaborate gowns that stunned the world, and finally the power suits she favored shortly before her death. It's been 20 years since
Angelina Jolie in Cambodia for premiere of her new film
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SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed a light on the plight of young people in war zones today. "First They Killed My Father" is based
Playboy magazine reverses position, brings back naked women
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Naked women are back in Playboy magazine, ending a year-old ban on the nudity that made the magazine famous. Playboy celebrated the reversal on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #NakedIsNormal. The about-face came Monday with the release of Playboy's March-April
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion, his manager Joe Gordon confirmed. His official Twitter account says he
Adele sweeps Grammys Awards with 5 wins, while Bowie wins 4
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Adele flubbed during her live performance at the Grammys, she walked away the belle of the ball: She took home five awards Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year. She beat Beyonce in the top three categories with her comeback album "25," and
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LONDON (AP) — Glamour was shot through with grit at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday. Frothy musical "La La Land" took five prizes including best picture, but major awards also went to tough welfare-state drama "I, Daniel Blake" and fractured-family stories "Lion" and "Manchester by
Grammys fashion: CeeLo goes gold, Lady Gaga goes bitty
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CeeLo Green looked part Tin Man, part big gold statue with a strange, monsterish headpiece while Lady Gaga showed up in bitty black leather shorts and an underbreast-baring top, a pair of towering, thigh-high boots to match, for the anything-goes parade of wacky fashion at the Grammys on
Could Beyonce finally win album of the year at the Grammys?
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are few things Beyonce has not conquered, and the Grammy for album of the year is one of them. For the third time, Beyonce is nominated for the coveted trophy, an award given to few R&B-based performers and only two hip-hop acts in the Grammy's 59-year history. She
Dominican paper apologizes for using Baldwin photo for Trump
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Alec Baldwin does a pretty convincing Donald Trump impersonation - just ask a newspaper in the Dominican Republic. El Nacional published an apology on Saturday after mistakenly running a photo of the actor doing his impression of the U.S. president on
Giant painting of Atlanta battle scene is moving to new site
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ATLANTA (AP) — A colossal panoramic painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the American Civil War will be lifted by cranes from the building where it has been housed for nearly a century and then trucked to its new location. Moving the 6-ton Cyclorama — one of the nation's largest
Politics, migration dominate visual art fair in India
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NEW DELHI (AP) — It's no surprise that satirical portraits of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un are the centerpiece of the India Art Fair, the annual feast of visual arts where politics took center stage this year, including groundbreaking projects on migration and rapidly changing
Beyonce announces she's pregnant with twins on Instagram
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NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Ivy is about to become a big sister — twice over. Beyonce and Jay Z announced Wednesday on Instagram that the superstar singer is pregnant with twins. "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two," said a