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  • Meryl Streep ​is over drama of her Oscar dress, addresses Karl Lagerfeld’s slam

    Meryl Streep ​is over drama of her Oscar dress, addresses Karl Lagerfeld’s slam

    On the occasion of her record-breaking 20th Oscar nomination, Meryl Streep ​is over drama. Days after Karl Lagerfeld​ told Women's Wear Daily that Streep would wear only a dress made by a fashion line that paid her to do so, the actress has fired back at the Chanel designer in a ​impassioned​ statement....

  • 'Moonlight' is the big winner at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

    'Moonlight' is the big winner at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

    As she took the Spirit Awards stage to present an acting ensemble prize to “Moonlight,” “Scandal” star Kerry Washington ‎was struck by a moment of spontaneous emotion.‎ “Oh dear Lord, I love this movie,” she said. She wasn’t alone at the Spirits. Barry Jenkins’ tale of gay becoming won six awards,...

  • 'When We Rise' makes the gay rights movement part of a universal struggle

    'When We Rise' makes the gay rights movement part of a universal struggle

    Gay storylines on network television aren’t always frivolous, but it’s rare when they embody themes that are universal to us all —  no matter if you identify as LGBTQ, SWM, SWF or  any other acronym.  ABC’s four-part miniseries, “When We Rise,” chronicles the gay rights movement as a shared part...

  • 'Taken' dives into the story of an action hero's past

    'Taken' dives into the story of an action hero's past

    Styled as a prequel to Luc Besson’s vigilante action trilogy of the same name, "Taken," which premieres in series form Monday on NBC, does share with the films a lead character named Bryan Mills, originally played by Liam Neeson, and instances in which a character is “taken.” Mainly, it shares...

  • Why Natalie Portman won't be attending the Oscars

    Why Natalie Portman won't be attending the Oscars

    Walking the Oscars’ red carpet is a chore even under the best of circumstances. When you’re several months pregnant? Forget it. At least, that’s what Natalie Portman is saying. The Oscar nominee, lauded in the lead actress category for playing Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic “Jackie” has announced...

  • Before the Oscars, Ruth Negga opens up about fashion and the future

    Before the Oscars, Ruth Negga opens up about fashion and the future

    In Los Angeles for the 89th Academy Awards, lead actress nominee Ruth Negga stepped into Bungalow 1 at Chateau Marmont on Friday night for a party hosted by Gemfields to celebrate a partnership with the actress and her stylist, Karla Welch. Through awards season, Negga has worn jewelry crafted...

  • No benefit of 'Doubt' as CBS pulls Katherine Heigl's new series

    No benefit of 'Doubt' as CBS pulls Katherine Heigl's new series

    After airing just two of its completed 13 episodes, CBS has pulled the low-rated legal drama “Doubt” from its schedule. The network didn’t call the move a “cancellation,” saying that the series, which starred Katherine Heigl, could return at some point in the future — probably during the summer,...

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  • Real talk, casual vibe at annual Oscar-week Sistahs Soiree

    Real talk, casual vibe at annual Oscar-week Sistahs Soiree

    “Can I wrap myself in this blanket, or is that tacky?” Viola Davis asked, pointing at a faux fur throw. “Girl, of course,” Alfre Woodard replied, encouraging Davis to break up the  just-so couch arrangement. At any other Oscar-week gathering it  might seem uncouth to  actually use the fancy blanket...

  • The star power of 'Justice League Action' may outshine the heroes

    The star power of 'Justice League Action' may outshine the heroes

    Cartoon Network’s series “Justice League Action,” about a group of DC Comics superheroes that includes Superman and Batman, has episodes that last only 11 minutes, but the series has attracted an impressive number of stars to voice heroic and villainous roles. Starting with the return to TV of...

  • Oscars red carpet:`The gravy train is over' for TV stations and networks

    Oscars red carpet:`The gravy train is over' for TV stations and networks

    A spot on the Oscars’ red carpet now comes with a price. For the first time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is charging a license fee to TV stations and networks that broadcast live shows with interviews of movie stars on the red carpet before Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards telecast....

  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Ransom' on CBS

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Ransom' on CBS

    SERIES Ransom When a U.S. senator’s (Tzi Ma) daughter is kidnapped, Eric (Luke Roberts) and the team’s investigation leads back to the politician, who has dark secrets. 8 p.m. CBS Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet Two sisters rush their tiny dog to the clinic after the pup sustains a life-threatening...

  • Friendship and the elephant in the room: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on hosting the Spirit Awards

    Friendship and the elephant in the room: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on hosting the Spirit Awards

    The dress code for the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which take place Saturday afternoon in a tent by the beach in Santa Monica, is  “festive and relaxed,” which might be a good description for the event itself. Though Oscar-nominated movies such as “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Jackie”...

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