AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2018

A scene-stealer from “Crazy Rich Asians.” A teen actress who brought aching realism to a movie about adolescence. A boundary-breaking country star. And a comedian who used everything from laughter to rage to make a searing statement on women and society. Awkwafina, Elsie Fisher, Kane Brown and Hannah Gadsby are among the eight performers whose […]

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DuVernay, Witherspoon and others join for Time’s Up auction

Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Geena Davis and Kerry Washington are among the Hollywood figures teaming up to mark the one-year anniversary of Time’s Up with a celebrity auction to benefit the group’s legal fund. The Time’s Up campaign kicked off at the Golden Globes in January. To date, the legal fund has raised more than $22 million. […]

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‘Ralph’ tops box office again, ‘Aquaman’ is a hit in China

NEW YORK (AP) — In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film “Aquaman” arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters. For the second week in a row, no new wide releases opened […]

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Kendrick Lamar, Cooper and Lady Gaga earn Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globe nominations recognized Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s talents as actors, but Thursday’s announcement also came with a nod for their soulful duet “Shallow” from “A Star is Born.” They join an impressive roster of music stars who earned Globe nominations Thursday, including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Dolly Parton, Annie […]

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List of nominees for 76th Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A list of nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: FILM: Drama: “Black Panther,” ″BlacKkKlansman,” ″Bohemian Rhapsody,” ″If Beale Street Could Talk,” ″A Star Is Born.” Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, “The Wife”; Lady Gaga, “A Star is […]

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Viola Davis says ‘stop taming us’ at Hollywood event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and producer Viola Davis gave a rousing speech about leadership and authenticity to a well-heeled crowd of Hollywood power players Wednesday morning at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment breakfast. Davis, who was being honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, said that she doesn’t always come to mind when […]

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Brian Tyree Henry: ‘I feel everything’

NEW YORK (AP) — When Brian Tyree Henry filmed his scenes in “If Beale Street Could Talk,” he wept. When he saw the finished film, he wept again. In Barry Jenkin’s lyrical adaptation of James Baldwin’s celebrated novel, Henry plays Daniel Carty, the just-out-of-jail friend of Fonny (Stephan James). When Fonny and Tish (KiKi Layne) […]

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