Entertainment industry

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Dua Lipa arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Home-grown talents Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie and George Ezra lead nominations for the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards, taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Lipa, whose star status was cemented with two Grammy awards earlier this month, is up for four trophies, including single of the year for both "One Kiss" and "IDGAF." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)
February 20, 2019 - 7:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Home-grown talents Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie and George Ezra lead the nominations for the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards , set to be handed out at a ceremony featuring performances by "The Greatest Showman" star Hugh Jackman and DJ Calvin Harris. Lipa, whose star status was cemented by...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, performers record a music video calling for a peaceful election, at a golf resort outside of Kano, northern Nigeria. Faced with an election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular Hausa-language film industry known as Kannywood assembled this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing to the country for peace. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
February 20, 2019 - 4:31 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As emergencies go, it has a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular film industry known as Kannywood gathered this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing for peace. On an impromptu set outside the northern city of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, then WNBA president Lisa Borders addresses media members before Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals between the Seattle Storm and the Washington Mystics in Seattle. Borders, former president of the WNBA, who was named the head of Time's Up last year, says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed in 2018 in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood. Borders says in statement Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, that she is stepping aside "with deep regret" due to family issues. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 18, 2019 - 7:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood. Borders says in statement Monday that she is stepping aside "with deep regret" due to family issues...
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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows the character Alita, voiced by Rosa Salazar, in a scene from "Alita: Battle Angel." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
February 17, 2019 - 11:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" has topped the charts in its first weekend in theaters, but it is leading one of the slowest Presidents Day weekends at the box office in years and has a ways to go to make up its costly production budget. 20th Century Fox says Sunday that...
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An Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24. at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 16, 2019 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year's Oscar broadcast. All 24 categories will be...
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In this photo provided by Universal Music Group, Post Malone performs at Sir Lucian Grainge's 2019 Artist Showcase Presented by Citi on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Los Angeles. Universal Music Group's annual pre-Grammy showcase featured several artists, including Post Malone, YG, Lil Baby and K-Pop sensation BLACKPINK, who made their first U.S. debut performance. (Jordan Strauss/Universal Music Group via AP)
February 10, 2019 - 3:33 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Post Malone, who is competing for record and album of the year Grammys, closed out Universal Music Group's annual pre-Grammy showcase, which was also highlighted by YG dissing President Donald Trump and K-pop sensation BLACKPINK, who made their U.S. debut performance. Malone, who...
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Janelle Monae poses at the "Fem The Future" brunch to celebrate nominated women in music at Ysabel on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
February 08, 2019 - 6:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music industry players and performers packed a pre-Grammy brunch Friday to hear Janelle Monae speak passionately about women being the backbone of the music industry and dominating in nominations at Sunday's show. And then there was a loud noise of glass shattering in the...
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FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo a Garmin International employee shows the new Spotify app on his smartphone integrated with his Garmin fenix 5 Plus watch during a presentation in New York. Spotify reports financial results Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 06, 2019 - 7:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting companies, Gimlet and Anchor, on Wednesday. Although streaming is becoming an increasingly popular way...
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Kyle Williams, right, and his son Grant, 8, of Monroe, Ga., watch a video while waiting in line to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the NFL Experience ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 31, 2019 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST): 4 p.m. As chairman of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee, Rodney Barreto is eager to show the NFL what it has been missing. Next year the game will be played in Miami for the first time since 2010, and Barreto predicts visitors are "going...
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Adam Driver, from left, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm, cast members in "The Report," pose together at the premiere of the film during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2019 - 11:21 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Vice Studios has announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the CIA torture investigation film "The Report." Vice produced the film and made the announcement Monday following an all-night bidding war for the buzzy political film. "The Report" stars...
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