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This photo combo of file photos shows Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams and Justin Bieber. The Recording Academy’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is a launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers. The academy announced The Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, which asks that musicians, labels and others consider at least two female producers or engineers when working on a project. More than 200 have already pledged, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Pearl Jam, Pharrell and Ariana Grande. (Willy Sanjuan, Jordan Strauss, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 7:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy's Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers. The academy on Friday announced the Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative, which asks that musicians,...
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Women buy pastries and sandwiches from a bicycle vendor in the Roma Sur neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, near a newspaper kiosk where Alfonso Cuaron's film "Roma" is advertized. News of Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" being nominated for 10 Academy Awards had residents of the director's childhood Mexico City neighborhood joyfully mining their own memories and anticipating showing their children the film someday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
January 31, 2019 - 8:01 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials are predicting Alfonso Cuaron's film "Roma" will sweep the Academy Awards and are already planning a mass celebration. Mexicans traditionally gather at the city's Independence Monument to celebrate victories in World Cup soccer matches. On Thursday,...
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This combination photo shows Cardi B at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in New York on Jan. 25, 2018, left, and Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York on Nov. 6, 2017. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj will headline concerts at the 7th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, held days before the 2019 BET Awards. BET announced Wednesday that concerts will be held June 20 through June 22 at the Staples Center. The 2019 BET Awards will take place June 23. (AP Photo)
January 30, 2019 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Nicki Minaj will headline concerts at the 7th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, held days before the 2019 BET Awards. BET announced Wednesday that concerts will be held June 20 through June 22 at the Staples Center. The 2019 BET Awards will take place June 23 in Los...
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Danai Gurira, from left, Isaach de Bankole, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Bassett from the cast of "Black Panther," accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2019 - 12:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" took the top award at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda for a major role at next month's Academy Awards. The two leading Oscar nominees...
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Alan Alda poses with the Life Achievement Award in the press room at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 27, 2019 - 10:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Alda barely talked about himself or his 60-year career as he was honored for a lifetime of acting at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, instead giving tribute to the craft of acting itself, and its power. "This comes at a time when I've had a chance...
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Emily Blunt accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for "A Quiet Place" at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 27, 2019 - 8:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Emily Blunt and Mahershala Ali have won Screen Actors Guild awards for their supporting acting roles. Blunt won for her role in "A Quiet...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows James McAvoy in a scene from M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass." (Jessica Kourkounis/Universal Pictures via AP)
January 27, 2019 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey notched one of the worst debuts of his career, Oscar nominees saw only modest bumps and M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" easily remained No. 1 on a quiet weekend in movie theaters. The weekend's two new wide releases — McConaughey's tropic noir "Serenity" and the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 1972 file picture French-born Italian singer, dancer and actress Caterina Valente, right, embraces Franco-Armenian musical composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Michel Legrand after their show at the Olympia in Paris, France. Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose hits included the score for "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" and who left a lasting imprint on France's musical universe, has died at age 86. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz, File)
January 26, 2019 - 9:14 am
PARIS (AP) — Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose hits included the score for the '60s romance "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" and who worked with some of biggest singers of the 20th century, has died at age 86. Legrand last performed on...
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This image released by Focus features shows director Spike Lee, left, and actor John David Washington on the set of "BlacKkKlansma." Lee was nominated for an Oscar award for best director for his film, "BlacKkKlansman." The film was also nominated for best picture. (David Lee/Focus Features via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 9:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for "BlacKkKlansman," his comic...
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This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, center, in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for both best foreign language film and best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 24. (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 7:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — Five movies about individuals and families confronting social and historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards' race for best foreign-language film. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's autobiographical masterpiece "Roma" and Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's 20th-century...
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