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Sunday, January 17, 2016
"Stand down," says the actor playing the CIA station chief in Michael Bay's new film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." He's speaking to the security team that wants to go help Americans under siege less than a mile away in a U.S.
Harry Potter fans raise wand to late Alan Rickman
Some left flowers, others a few heartfelt words. Fans of the Harry Potter saga paid tribute Friday to the late actor Alan Rickman at the mythical platform 9 3/4 at London's King's Cross station.
U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio on Friday claimed to feel no nerves at the prospect of claiming his first Oscar for his role in "The Revenant," saying he had "done the work" and could do no more.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
The late Ruby Dee was many things -- an artist, an activist and a pioneer of stage and screen. But she was also something equally important -- a grandmother.
The glaring absence of black actors or directors among this year's Oscar nominees has triggered an outpouring of criticism, setting social media abuzz as the list was unveiled on Thursday.
Friday, January 15, 2016
'Revenant' leads Oscar noms, only white actors again
The brutal frontier saga "The Revenant" leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.
British actor Alan Rickman, star of stage and 'Harry Potter,' dies at 69
British actor Alan Rickman, a classically trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the "Harry Potter" saga and other films, has died. He was 69.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Bedouin coming-of-age drama vying for Oscar nod
A coming-of-age drama set among Bedouin tribesmen roaming the desert emerged as the first potential Oscar contender produced by Jordan's nascent film industry.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is all tied up with "Pixels," "Jupiter Ascending" and "Paul Blart Mall Cop 2" for the most nominations at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards celebrating the worst in cinema.
Adam McKay, Tom McCarthy and George Miller landed their first nods from the Directors Guild of America in a group of nominees that spanned genres from comedy to science fiction.
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