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‘Moonlight’ Sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck Wins Best Actor

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 for at the 32nd annual indie awards, the dressed-down, beachside ceremony held the day before the Academy Awards. “Moonlight” won for its ...

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List Of Winners For The 89th Academy Awards

List of winners for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Best Picture: “Moonlight.” Actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea.” Actress: Emma Stone, “La La Land.” Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight.” Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences.” Directing: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land.” Foreign Language Film: “The Salesman,” Iran. Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight,” ...

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‘Apollo 13’ And ‘Titanic’ Actor Bill Paxton Dies At 61

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. He was 61. A family representative issued a statement Sunday on the death but ...

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Take Two: ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture At Academy Awards

Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” — not, as it turned out, “La La Land” — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the “La La Land” producers were in mid-speech. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway apparently took the wrong envelope — the one for ...

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Trump Wigs In Big Demand During Carnival Season In Austria

So many people want to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria that some costume shops have run out of wigs mimicking the U.S. president’s memorable hairstyle. Shop owner Manuela Plank, recognizing a business opportunity, went to work making her own toupees a la Trump. Plank thought she was ready to meet demand with the 10 Trump wigs she ...

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Jolie Hopes Family Will Come Out ‘Stronger’ After Breakup

Angelina Jolie says that she and her family have been going through a “difficult time” since the breakup of her marriage to Brad Pitt, but added that hopefully they would come out “stronger for it.” The actress and filmmaker spoke briefly about her personal struggles during a recent interview with BBC World News. She has been promoting her new movie, ...

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Bieber Under Investigation For Los Angeles Restaurant Fracas

Los Angeles authorities say they are investigating a report that Justin Bieber head butted a man during an argument at a Sunset Strip restaurant. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department says a witness reported seeing Bieber fighting with two bartenders at a West Hollywood restaurant and then head butt a patron early Saturday morning. The department says Bieber and the bartenders ...

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Mariah Carey Confirms New Beau; Talks New Single, Tour

Mariah Carey has a vision of love for her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka. Carey, who posted an Instagram picture with her and Tanaka drinking champagne in a tub on Valentine’s Day, confirmed the romance in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, though she declined to say much more than that. “I’m just going to be like ‘I really ...

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Queen Latifah To Be Honored As An Entertainment Icon

Queen Latifah will get the royal treatment at the upcoming American Black Film Festival Honors. The Oscar-nominated actress is set to receive the Entertainment Icon award at this year’s ceremony, to be held in Los Angeles on Friday. The star of “Star” on Fox says she is honored to receive the award. “It means so much to me coming from ...

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Queen Latifah To Be Honored As An Entertainment Icon

Queen Latifah will get the royal treatment at the upcoming American Black Film Festival Honors. The Oscar-nominated actress is set to receive the Entertainment Icon award at this year’s ceremony, to be held in Los Angeles on Friday. The star of “Star” on Fox says she is honored to receive the award. “It means so much to me coming from ...

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ABC And People Teaming Up For Documentary On Princess Diana

Princess Diana will be the subject of a four-hour documentary miniseries airing on ABC this August. A joint project of ABC and People magazine, the program, to be telecast over two nights, will include what the producers say will be in-depth conversations with those who knew her best as well as archival footage of the Princess of Wales. The program ...

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NBC Acquires Stake In Euronews, Shuffles News Executives

NBC News is buying a minority stake in the overseas television news outlet Euronews, appointing NBC News President Deborah Turness to run the new partnership, and having “Today” show chief executive Noah Oppenheim replace her as NBC News president. NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack on Tuesday announced the deal with Euronews, which employs some 500 journalists and airs in 164 ...

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