This artist rendering released by Swarovski shows a crystal design for the stage at the 90th Annual Academy Awards held on Sunday, March 4. Production designer Derek McLane hand-picked most of the sparklers for the starry proscenium he created for Sunday’s show. (Swarovski via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 11:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be half a million Swarovski crystals on the Dolby Theater stage for every year the Oscars have been presented. That's 45 million crystals in honor of Oscar's 90th year. Production designer Derek McLane hand-picked most of the sparklers for the starry proscenium he...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1955 file photo, actress Nanette Fabray poses as she leaves Mt. Sinai hospital in New York. Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of the stage, film and television, has died at age 97. Fabray's son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, tells The Associated Press his mother died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at her home in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. (AP Photo/File)
February 23, 2018 - 9:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nanette Fabray, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who became a star in Broadway musicals, on television as Sid Caesar's comic foil and in such hit movies as "The Band Wagon," has died at age 97. Fabray died Thursday at her home in Palos Verdes Estates, her son, Dr. Jamie...
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In this Jan. 16, 2018 photo, Tracy Letts poses for a portrait in New York. Letts, who has supporting roles in “Lady Bird” and “The Post,” is also a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
February 22, 2018 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie — and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars — you'd better proofread the script before you send it. Letts, who has supporting roles in "Lady Bird" and "The Post," is also a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony...
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Mark Hamill speaks at the 20th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 21, 2018 - 8:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker will be at the Academy Awards — or at least the actors who play them onscreen. Oscar producers announced Wednesday that Gal Gadot and Mark Hamill will appear on the show, along with fellow "Star Wars" actors Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Lynn Nottage introduces a performance by the cast of "Sweat" at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York. Nottage is among this year’s inductees in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The new members will be formally inducted in May. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
February 20, 2018 - 8:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Eugenides, a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, was in an especially inventive mood one night as he was walking to his office at Princeton University. He wondered if he would ever be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the venerable honor society where...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, actor Geoffrey Rush poses at the photo call for the film The Best Offer at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin. A lawyer has accused Geoffrey Rush in a court of repeatedly touching an actress inappropriately on an Sydney stage three years ago while the Oscar-winning actor was starring in a production of “King Lear” it was announced on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Rush is suing Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper in the Federal Court for defamation over articles last year which alleged(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
February 20, 2018 - 6:43 am
SYDNEY (AP) — An actress who accused Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush of inappropriately touching her on a Sydney stage later swore at him when he followed her into a toilet at a party after a performance, Australian court documents allege. Rush is suing Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper in...
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The Lawton family poses for a portrait before seeing Black Panther in Silver Spring, Md., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
February 16, 2018 - 2:36 pm
The vibrant African fashion of "Black Panther" was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel's latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Some opted to make their own clothes to...
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In this Feb. 6, 2018 photo, comedy writer Bruce Vilanch poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Vilanch has made nearly two-dozen Oscar ceremonies funny and memorable. Vilanch isn't working on the Oscars airing ABC this year. Instead, he'll be watching comfortably at home. He was the subject of the 1999 documentary “Get Bruce!” about his life and work. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 15, 2018 - 6:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Put comedy writer Bruce Vilanch on the spot by asking if he has a political gag suitable for the Oscars, and he makes a game try. "There's probably a joke in Trump buying three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri," Vilanch said, "because that's all he does is publicize himself...
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Fashion from Marc Jacobs collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
February 14, 2018 - 9:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some highlights of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday: MARC JACOBS IS THINKING BIG "Huge flourishes, gestures, broad strokes," Marc Jacobs wrote in the brief printed notes waiting on the seats at his runway show. He sure meant it. The designer, again proving himself one of fashion's...
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Handler Bill McFadden holds Flynn, a bichon frise, on top of the Empire State Building Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the morning after Flynn was named best in show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff McMillan)
February 14, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — America's new top dog is set to become best in a Broadway show. Flynn the bichon frise is taking quite a victory lap on Valentine's Day, hours after he won the Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden. The white powder puff's tour of the town is set to finish...
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