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Fiascos and fumbles: Oscar organizers stumble to restore glory2/19/2019 2:30:01 AM First it was the furor over a proposed new "popular" film category, then it was the fiasco over planned host Kevin Hart, and last month the organizers of the Oscars were accused of intimidating celebrities not to present at rival award shows.Queen to rock Oscars with live performance2/18/2019 10:18:02 PM British rock band Queen will perform live at Sunday's Oscars ceremony, organizers said on Monday, following the blockbuster success of best picture nominee "Bohemian Rhapsody."Women in Hollywood see some gains after Oscars equality plea2/18/2019 8:40:40 PM A year after best actress winner Frances McDormand used the Oscars stage to advocate for more women in front of and behind the camera, Hollywood is celebrating some progress - but remains far from reaching parity with men.Chicago police seek follow-up interview with 'Empire' actor2/18/2019 8:07:04 PM Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday.Sexism still an issue, says Parton, as '9 to 5 the Musical' opens2/18/2019 2:28:29 PM Nearly 40 years after playing a secretary who takes revenge on her sexist boss in "9 to 5", Dolly Parton again beat the drum for gender equality at the West End premiere of a musical version of her hit 1980 movie.Box Office: 'Alita: Battle Angel' Wins Dismal Presidents Day Weekend2/17/2019 9:02:57 PM LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Fox's sci-fi adventure "Alita: Battle Angel" dominated in North America, but its opening weekend win isn't leaving the box office with much to celebrate. Tracking services estimate that this will be one of the lowest grossing Presidents Day weekends in years.Lead roles in Chinese saga 'So Long My Son' share best actor awards at Berlinale2/17/2019 2:09:33 AM Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei won Silver Bears for best actor and best actress respectively for their joint lead roles as husband and wife in Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai's epic family saga "So Long My Son" at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday.Israeli director Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' wins Berlinale2/17/2019 1:59:13 AM Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms", an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his origins after moving to Paris, won the Berlin Film Festival's coveted Golden Bear award on Saturday.Swiss actor Bruno Ganz who played Hitler in 'Downfall' dies aged 772/16/2019 10:10:58 PM Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who portrayed Adolf Hitler in Oscar-nominated film "Downfall" and the kindly grandfather in "Heidi", died of cancer at his home in Zurich on Saturday aged 77, his agent said.'Roma' actress says she is proud of her roots after fellow actor uses racial slur2/16/2019 9:17:23 PM Oscar-nominated Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio, who stars in the critically acclaimed film "Roma," said on Saturday that she was proud of her indigenous roots after a soap opera star used a racial slur to describe her.Suspects in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor released2/16/2019 6:18:43 PM Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago were released on Friday, police said.Mexican actor apologizes for racial slur against 'Roma' actress2/16/2019 3:50:46 PM A Mexican soap opera star apologized on Friday for using a racial slur to describe actress Yalitza Aparicio, whose performance in the critically acclaimed film "Roma" made her the first indigenous woman to be nominated for a best actress Oscar.Oscar organizers scrap plan to award four Oscars in commercial breaks2/16/2019 3:52:48 AM The organizers of the Oscars ceremony on Friday scrapped a plan to award four Academy Awards during commercial breaks in the Feb. 24 telecast, following an uproar by Hollywood filmmakers, actors and others.Portrait of Brazilian revolutionary is a salvo in fight over history2/15/2019 10:55:18 PM The makers of "Marighella", a film about a left-wing revolutionary murdered by Brazil's 1960s military dictatorship, hope their film will help counter a version of the country's history that they see far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as propagating.Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hint at engagement with ring picture2/15/2019 10:25:06 PM Pop star Katy Perry and her Hollywood actor boyfriend Orlando Bloom have hinted they are engaged, posting a picture of the American singer sporting a large diamond-encrusted ring.Father of supermodel concept awaits ex-wives' verdict in film2/15/2019 9:02:32 PM The German photographer credited with inventing the concept of the supermodel in the 1980s is the subject of "Women's Stories", a documentary that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday.Brazilian documentary asks: do we live for work or work for life?2/15/2019 8:10:17 PM High in the hills of Brazil's remote northeast, the town of Toritama echoes with the sound of sewing machines: in the self-proclaimed capital of jeans, people work all hours of the day to produce denim trousers.Chicago police dispute reports 'Empire' actor investigated for staging attack2/15/2019 7:27:58 PM Chicago police contested media reports on Thursday that officers were investigating whether "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged being physically assaulted because he was being written out of the television show.U.S. targeted 21 Savage for his rap lyrics, lawyer says2/15/2019 6:24:47 PM A lawyer for rap artist 21 Savage said on Friday the entertainer was in part detained by U.S. immigration officials because he is a celebrity who has been outspoken about family-separation security issues at the U.S.-Mexico border.Actress Charlotte Rampling gets lifetime achievement award at Berlin fest2/15/2019 3:58:16 PM British actress Charlotte Rampling said on Thursday she was moved to be awarded the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear for lifetime achievement.