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Did politics ever cross the academy's radar as a reason fewer people are watching the Oscars?

<b>To the editor:</b> While the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences tries to understand the reasons behind the steady decline of TV ratings for the Oscars, nowhere did I read the most obvious cause: the political overtone of the event and the grandstanding by many of the participants.<p>With a mostly …

TV Ratings

Book Giveaway: Ann Cleeves 'Wild Fire'

LA County Board of Supervisors approved the Bring Our Loved Ones Home Initiative. It outlines 17 strategies to prevent and respond to wandering among …

Los Angeles

Off topic: National parks, Olympic medals, Excel champion, ‘popular’ Oscar

“Grand Blandyon,” and other one-star reviews of national parks, illustrated. In the pots and pans, and other places Olympians keep their medals. Also …

Los Angeles

Oscars to shorten run-time, add popular film category

The Academy is making some changes to the Oscars.<p>Future broadcasts will be three hours long and will include a new category that is designed around …

Academy sets three-hour Oscars broadcast, adds popular film category

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is instituting sweeping changes to the Oscars broadcast as it tries to find ways to bolster ratings for the flagging telecast.<p>In a message to its membership, the group’s president John Bailey and its CEO Dawn Hudson said the broadcast will now include a …

The Oscars

Donald Trump’s Star Vandalized Again on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized again Wednesday morning.<p>The president’s star was reduced to rubble after someone …

Donald Trump

Amal Clooney shares intimate details about George Clooney romance in first speech about him

American Royalty!<p>George Clooney’s life and work were celebrated on Thursday night at the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award Gala. By the 57-year-old Oscar winner’s side was his wife, Amal Clooney, who also gave a rare personal speech at the gala, sharing the intimate details of their …

George Clooney

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Nikki Bella<p>Nikki Bella seen for the first time since John Cena split (Courtesy of Instagram)<p>John Cena & Nikki Bella<p>John Cena and Nikki Bella attend …

Nikki Bella

Star-Studded 2018 PaleyFest LA Wraps Up

Check out the highlights and looks of the 35th PaleyFest LA, celebrated with a tribute to Barbra Streisand.<p>LOS ANGELES, CA — The 2018 PaleyFest LA …

Stranger Things

Returning: Lip Sync Battle

<b>Lip Sync Battle</b> will again partner with <b>The Voice</b> from next week.<p>It begins with a one hour Michael Jackson special with Neil Patrick Harris vs. …

Michael Jackson

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Cast And Creatives Tease No One Is Safe In Season 2: ‘Anyone Could Die’

Praise be… an all-new season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is almost here!<p>In anticipation of season two, which kicks off Wednesday, April 25, on Hulu, …

TV

Barbra Streisand opens the annual PaleyFest on a high note

When she was a newly independent teen living in a tiny New York apartment, Barbra Streisand never made her bed.<p>Determined to pursue her dream as a Broadway actress, she regarded her unkempt covers and thought, “I have to make it.”<p>Make it in her career, that is. How else would she get enough money …

Entertainment

Waking Up Book Club with Steven Pinker

Book Club Access<p>To access subscriber content, please or subscribe.<p>In this first Waking Up Book Club event, we’re streaming live from the Dolby …

Steven Pinker

The Oscars Trends You Can Wear In Real Life

The Oscars red carpet was a fashion affair to remember, with so many standout dresses that it’s hard for me to pick a favorite! If you found yourself as enamored with the gowns as I was, here are the biggest trends from the red carpet and dresses you can wear in real life that channel the best …

Women's Fashion

Donald Trump jokes about low ratings for Oscars broadcast

WASHINGTON — Former reality TV star Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the problem with the Oscars is “we don’t have Stars anymore” — except for him. …

The Oscars

TV viewership for Oscars down by nearly 20%, hitting record low

NEW YORK (AP/WNCN) - Viewership for the Academy Awards plunged 20 percent from last year to a record-low 26.5 million, the first time on record the …

Los Angeles

Man charged with felony theft of Frances McDormand's Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 47-year-old man was charged Tuesday with stealing Frances McDormand's Academy Award at an Oscars after-party.Los Angeles County …

Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand's Alleged Oscar Thief Charged with Grand Theft

The man who allegedly stole Frances McDormand‘s Oscar has been charged with one felony count of grand theft of property exceeding $950 in value, …

Celebrity News

Kobe Bryant's Oscar kicks up controversy

Former basketball superstar Kobe Bryant's Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday has triggered one of the biggest …

News (China)

From Kissing Cary Grant to a 65-Year Marriage: Meet 93-Year-Old Oscar Presenter Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint might not have been immediately recognizable to younger audiences when she presented at Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards, but the …

Cary Grant

Frances McDormand Stops By Allison Janney's Post-Oscars Interview to Give Her a Sip of Tequila

Cheers!<p>Allison Janney‘s post-2018 Oscars interview with ABC’s Lara Spencer got an extra dose of fun when Best Actress winner Frances McDormand …

Allison Janney

The Most Awkward Moments at the 2018 Oscars

The best picture announcement may have gone without a hitch at the 2018 Oscars, but there were still plenty of uncomfortable moments during Sunday’s …

Ryan Seacrest

Gary Oldman Has Sweet Words of Encouragement for Timothée Chalamet

Gary Oldman had some sweet words for fellow Best Actor nominee Timothée Chalamet at the Oscars on Sunday.<p>The <i>Darkest Hour</i> actor, who won for his …

Darkest Hour

10 Backstage Beauty Secrets, According to the Oscars' Head Makeup Artist

Rewind to two days ago: <i>I’m finally in</i>. It’s 10 a.m. sharp on the Friday before the 90th Annual Academy Awards, and I’ve just made my way into …

Makeup

Oscars 2018 Fashion Fails: Worst Dressed Stars At the Academy Awards, See The Epic Clothing Disasters [Photos] [Opinion]

The 90th Academy Awards concluded on March 4, and there were many stars who gained so much attention because of their bad fashion choices. Likewise, …

Salma Hayek

Here’s a Rare Selfie of Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher On a Fancy Night Out

Mom and dad don't always take selfies, but when they do, it's 🔥.<p>Longtime scholars of Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s relationship can probably list off all the times the two have taken a selfie together in one hand. <i>Maybe</i> two. There’s the time they snapped a selfie on Dodgers opening day in 2015. …

Entertainment

Kobe Bryant jabs Laura Ingraham in Oscar-winning speech

March 4, 2018; Hollywood, CA, USA; Kobe Bryant arrives at the 90th Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY NETWORK<p>Kobe Bryant …

Laura Ingraham

Tiffany Haddish makes Oscars fashion moment with used dress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's not often the dress that steals the show at the Oscars isn't even new.But that's what happened Sunday when comedian and …

Los Angeles

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Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)<p>Nicole Kidman arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)<p>Andra Day arrives at the …

Los Angeles

Oscars 2018: Jennifer Lawrence lauded for juggling wine while leaping over chairs

Jennifer Lawrence might not have been nominated for any Oscars this year but she still managed to attracted a share of the limelight at the 90th …

Entertainment (UK)