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Rami Malek arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 06, 2019 - 11:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, being presented live Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:15 p.m. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the winner of the best film drama Golden Globe Award. The 20th Century Fox biopic...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Sandra Oh poses for a portrait in Pasadena, Calif. This year’s Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. The awards show telecast Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, on NBC will have a decidedly different feel with co-host Oh as the first ever Asian emcee and rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” up for two nominations, including best comedy or musical. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 05, 2019 - 12:33 pm
This year's Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. Some slammed her comedy bit as a North Korean film journalist who spoke in heavily accented English as awkward and racist. Sunday's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 file photo, Mariah Carey performs at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York. A poll shows more Americans are favoring Christmas carols over recent Billboard hits, while longtime classics and recent comedies are the most preferred to watch during the holiday season. A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows “Silent Night” as the country’s most popular, despite Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” becoming the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells," a new poll shows. With Christmas next week, 12 percent of Americans named "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, actress and director Penny Marshall attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall, the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own" who first indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," has died. She was 75. Michelle Bega, a spokeswoman for the Marshall family, said Tuesday...
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This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, left, and Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush in a scene from "Vice." On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, the film was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best motion picture musical or comedy. The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6. (Matt Kennedy/Annapurna Pictures via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" staged an awards-season coup Thursday, landing a leading six nominations from the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards to narrowly edge more expected favorites like Bradley Cooper's tear-jerking revival "A Star Is Born," the interracial road-trip...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, Adam McKay arrives at the 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, McKay was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best director for the film "Vice." The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 06, 2018 - 12:14 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 9 a.m. "Vice" director Adam McKay says he's only competitive with one movie in the best comedy or musical film category: "Mary Poppins...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, photo, a movie goer walks by display panels showing the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" near the ticket machines at a cinema in Beijing. Chinese audiences aren't exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit "Crazy Rich Asians," despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity. (AP Photo/Fu Ting)
December 05, 2018 - 2:09 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese audiences aren't exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit "Crazy Rich Asians," despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity. Industry data show the film made just $1.2 million over the three days of its initial release, far behind local productions...
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October 06, 2018 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Screenwriter Ray Galton, who co-wrote the landmark British comedy series "Hancock's Half Hour" and "Steptoe and Son," has died at 88. Galton's family said Saturday that he died Friday evening after a "long and heart-breaking battle with dementia." The London-born Galton was diagnosed...
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This undated image released by United talent Agency shows writer/director Audrey Wells. Wells, who wrote and directed the 2003 romantic comedy "Under the Tuscan Sun," has died after a five-year battle with cancer. A representative from United Talent Agency says Wells passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. She was 58. (United Talent Agency via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 9:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audrey Wells, who wrote the screenplay for the brand new feature film "The Hate U Give," died the day before the film was released after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 58. A representative from United Talent Agency said Wells died Thursday. Wells also wrote and directed...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Kevin Hart in a scene from "Night School." (Universal Pictures via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish's "Night School" opened with $27.3 million in North American ticket sales, making it the first straight-up comedy to debut No. 1 at the box office since Melissa McCarthy's "The Boss" in April 2016. In what was expected to be a close race, Universal's "...
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