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                                Dr. Firouz Naderi, left, and Anousheh Ansari posed in the press room at the Oscars.

Iran’s Farhadi, absent at Oscars, pleads for empathy in win

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                                Dr. Firouz Naderi, left, and Anousheh Ansari posed in the press room at the Oscars.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 11:22 pm
A political context larger than that of films themselves swept Iran’s “The Salesman” into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign language category at the Oscars. Read More
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                                Jordan Horowitz, producer of “La La Land,” showed the envelope revealing “Moonlight” as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars.

A real surprise ending: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture

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                                Jordan Horowitz, producer of “La La Land,” showed the envelope revealing “Moonlight” as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 11:52 pm
In an epic flub that drew gasps of horror — and joy — at the Dolby Theater here, Faye Dunaway mistakenly named “La La Land” best picture at the 89th Academy Awards, but in reality “Moonlight” won. Read More
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                                Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A family representative said prolific and charismatic actor Paxton, who played an astronaut in “Apollo 13” and a treasure hunter in “Titanic,” died from complications due to surgery.

‘Apollo 13,’ ‘Titanic’ actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

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                                Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A family representative said prolific and charismatic actor Paxton, who played an astronaut in “Apollo 13” and a treasure hunter in “Titanic,” died from complications due to surgery.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 3:18 pm
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. Read More
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                                Dwayne Johnson appears during a rehearsal for the 89th Academy Awards.

A cadre of casually-clad stars come through Oscar rehearsals

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                                Dwayne Johnson appears during a rehearsal for the 89th Academy Awards.
Dwayne Johnson posed for a solo pic on the Dolby Theatre stage. Taraji P. Henson pretended to run off with the wooden prop Oscar. And a makeup-free, casually clad Halle Berry made a rehearsal actor’s day when she kissed him on the cheek as he came onstage to accept an award. Read More
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                                Jodie Foster spoke today at the UTA “United Voices” Rally at United Talent Agency headquarters

Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox call for unity at UTA rally

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                                Jodie Foster spoke today at the UTA “United Voices” Rally at United Talent Agency headquarters

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm
As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills today to do something to do something a little different. Read More
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                                A giant Oscar statue at The Oscars Greenroom in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards will be held Sunday.

Syrian who worked on nominated film can’t attend Oscars

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                                A giant Oscar statue at The Oscars Greenroom in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards will be held Sunday.
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. Read More
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                                A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown does a somersault during a performance on Jan. 14 in Orlando, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end the “The Greatest Show on Earth” in May, following a 146-year run of performances. Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, said declining attendance combined with high operating costs are among the reasons for closing.

Ringling Bros. stops in New York enroute to shutdown

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                                A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown does a somersault during a performance on Jan. 14 in Orlando, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end the “The Greatest Show on Earth” in May, following a 146-year run of performances. Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, said declining attendance combined with high operating costs are among the reasons for closing.
This week’s performance at Barclays Center was the final time Ringling Bros. will stop in New York after nearly 150 years. Read More
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                                A dancer performs during the Carmelitas street party in Rio de Janeiro today. Merrymakers take to the streets in hundreds of open-air “bloco” parties during Rio’s over-the-top Carnival, the highlight of the year for many.

Brazil’s Carnival kicks off with parades and street parties

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                                A dancer performs during the Carmelitas street party in Rio de Janeiro today. Merrymakers take to the streets in hundreds of open-air “bloco” parties during Rio’s over-the-top Carnival, the highlight of the year for many.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm
Revelers all over Brazil were getting Carnival celebrations started, taking to the streets to dance samba, drink beer and other spirits, and blow off steam. Read More
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                                Beyonce performed at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018.

Beyonce out of Coachella; will perform in 2018

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                                Beyonce performed at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 12:40 pm
Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018. Read More
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                                Dev Patel arrives at the premiere of “Lion” during the AFI Fest at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles in 2016. When talking about diversity and the Oscars, the acting categories are the most visible and often the most likely to provoke. The sole non-black acting nominee of color this year was British-Indian actor Patel for his supporting performance in “Lion.”

Oscars still lagging in female, minority representation

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                                Dev Patel arrives at the premiere of “Lion” during the AFI Fest at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles in 2016. When talking about diversity and the Oscars, the acting categories are the most visible and often the most likely to provoke. The sole non-black acting nominee of color this year was British-Indian actor Patel for his supporting performance in “Lion.”

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm
The 2017 Oscar nominations were a banner year for black nominees both in front of and behind the camera, but other nonwhite groups and women were largely left out of therunning. Read More

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