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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The Oscars are implementing some big changes, including having a set number of best picture nominees and to-be-determined representation and inclusion standards for eligibility. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Friday that there will be 10 best picture nominees beginning with the 94th Academy Awards in 2022. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
June 12, 2020 - 11:37 am
The Oscars are implementing some big changes, including a set number of best picture nominees and to-be-determined representation and inclusion standards for eligibility. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that there will be 10 best picture nominees beginning with the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2015 file photo, celebrity publicist Nanci Ryder, center, appears with actresses Angie Harmon, from left, Reese Witherspoon, Courteney Cox and Renee Zellweger, right, at the 2015 ALS Walk in Los Angeles. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig’s disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 12, 2020 - 9:54 am
Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close to such stars as Renée Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday of Lou Gehrig’s disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. Ryder was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — or ALS — in 2014. The...
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In this video grab issued Thursday June 11, 2020, by Buckingham Palace, showing Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, as she takes part in a video conference call with the Princess Royal Princess Anne, and carers supported by the Carers Trust, on June 4, 2020. The monarch talked with four carers and the trust's chief executive Gareth Howells, on June 4 from Windsor Castle, during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. As part of Carers Week in the U.K., the 94-year-old monarch showed once again that she's adept at meeting the challenges posed by new technologies, taking part in her first public video conference call to chat to four carers about the challenges they face looking after someone close to them during the coronavirus pandemic. (Carer's Trust/Buckingham Palace via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 8:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has taken part in her first public video conference call to chat to four carers about the challenges they face looking after people close to them during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of Carers Week in the U.K., the 94-year-old monarch showed once again that she'...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019 file photo, Sophia Bush arrives at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Bush and her former co-star, Hilarie Burton Morgan from the former hit TV show “One Tree Hill,” are calling on their fans of the TV show and the University of North Carolina Wilmington to take action to remove professor Mike Adams after he called the state’s governor “Massa Cooper." The show had been filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 11, 2020 - 7:32 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Celebrities from the former hit TV show “One Tree Hill,” are calling on a university in North Carolina to remove one of its professors after he called the state’s governor “Massa Cooper” on Twitter. The controversy started in late May when Mike Adams, a sociology and...
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Denny Hamlin (11) and Kyle Busch (18) come through a turn during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Martinsville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 10, 2020 - 11:38 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. used a trip to NASCAR's shortest track to end a lengthy losing streak on the day the stock car series at long last banned the Confederate flag. Truex cruised down the stretch and won his first NASCAR Cup race of the season on Wednesday night in the first...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, author and Lumos Foundation founder J.K. Rowling attends the HBO Documentary Films premiere of "Finding the Way Home" at 30 Hudson Yards, in New York. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has fallen under scrutiny after her series of tweets Saturday, June 6, 2020 were deemed as trans phobic.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 10, 2020 - 7:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling said she refuses to “bow down" to criticism about her recent comments on transgender people. Rowling published a lengthy post on her blog website Wednesday in response to the backlash and her concerns over “new trans activism." She has been...
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FILE - This Dec. 9, 2008 file photo shows a Grammy Award statue. The Recording Academy is making changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including the often-debated best new artist title, as well as having nomination review committee members sign disclosure forms to prevent conflicts of interest. The academy announced new rules Wednesday that will affect the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on Jan. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 10, 2020 - 8:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy is making changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including the often-debated best new artist title, and having nomination review committee members sign disclosure forms to prevent conflicts of interest. The new rules announced Wednesday will affect the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Israeli top model Bar Refaeli poses for photographers at the Dior ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, in Paris. Refaeli has signed a plea bargain agreement with authorities to settle a long-standing tax evasion case against her and her family. The deal will require Refaeli to serve nine months of community service while her mother will be sent to prison for 16 months. The two are also ordered to pay a $1.5 million fine on top of millions of back taxes owed to the state. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
June 09, 2020 - 8:50 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli top model Bar Refaeli signed a plea bargain agreement with authorities on Tuesday to settle a long-standing tax evasion case against her and her family. The deal will require Refaeli to serve nine months of community service while her mother, Zipi, will be sent to prison...
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FILE - In this June 19, 1962 file photo, Britain's Prince Philip and his wife Queen Elizabeth II arrive at Royal Ascot race meeting, England. There certainly won’t be fuss. Count on that. When Britain’s Prince Philip reaches the grand age of 99 on Wednesday, he will spend it quietly and in much the same way he’s spent most of his adult life: beside Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/File)
June 09, 2020 - 6:03 am
LONDON (AP) — There certainly won’t be fuss. Count on that. When Britain’s Prince Philip reaches the grand age of 99 on Wednesday, he will spend it quietly and in much the same way he’s spent most of his adult life: beside Queen Elizabeth II. The stalwart consort plans a quiet lunch at Windsor...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe, right, kneels next to teammates Christen Press (12), Ali Krieger (11), Crystal Dunn (16) and Ashlyn Harris (22) as the national anthem is played before the team's exhibition soccer match against the Netherlands in Atlanta. The U.S. women's national team wants the U.S. Soccer Federation to repeal the anthem policy it instituted after Rapinoe started kneeling during the national anthem. The U.S. women's team also wants the federation to state publicly that the policy was wrong and issue an apology to the team's black players and supporters. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 08, 2020 - 11:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. women's national team wants the U.S. Soccer Federation to repeal the anthem policy it instituted after Megan Rapinoe started kneeling during the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The U.S. women's team also wants the federation to state publicly that the policy was wrong and issue...
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