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Jimmy Kimmel previews hosting Sunday's Academy Awards
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Jimmy Kimmel arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Scandal" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Kimmel, who has twice hosted the Emmy Awards, will make his Oscars debut on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. He talked with the AP about his preparations, his pre-show rituals and what role politics might play that night. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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Producers can't help politics from edging into Oscar show
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Josh Duhamel teases 'Transformers: The Last Knight'
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US director Matt Reeves during the Spain premiere of the movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in Madrid, Spain. Reeves will direct “The Batman” for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, that Reeves would also produce the stand alone film. Reeves, who is also known for directing “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” said he’s loved the Batman story since he was a child and is “honored and excited” to “bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”
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Robin Thicke, left, and Paula Patton at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. In a Feb. 21, 2017, court filing, Patton's attorneys accused Thicke of evidence tampering by altering a court order in an attempt to get the actress arrested for kidnapping in an ongoing custody dispute between the former couple. The filing was released Thursday, Feb. 23, one day before a trial on allegations that Thicke abused her and their 6-year-old son is scheduled to begin in Long Beach, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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Radio and television host Alan Colmes. Colmes, best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, after a brief illness. He was 66. (Fox News via AP)
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Denzel Washington in a scene from "Fences." Washington is nominated for an Oscar for best actor in a leading role for his work in the film. The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 26, 2017. (David Lee/Paramount Pictures via AP)
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Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone in a scene from, "La La Land." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best feature film. The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 26. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP, File)
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Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House of the Washington. Officials in charge of fixing up Franklin's childhood home in Memphis, Tenn., say they are working with the DIY Network to move the crumbling structure to a safer location and make it more attractive for visitors. A judge had ordered it demolished, but he put that order on hold after preservationists stabilized the house.
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James O'Keefe makes a statement after leaving the federal courthouse in New Orleans. O'Keefe has announced plans to release recordings on Feb. 23, 2017, that he said were made secretly inside CNN.
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Rihanna arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Harvard University will present the singer with the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, during a ceremony on campus in Cambridge, Mass. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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Octavia Spencer at the 89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spencer is nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in "Hidden Figures." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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Kourtney Jorge, left, and Leonard Long III, 23-year-old exes in a video that went viral on the site The Scene, which posted on Valentine's Day. (Andrew Daugherty/Conde Nast Entertainment via AP)
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Brie Larson's state of panic
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Gillian Anderson's Indian experience
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Dev Patel arrives at the premiere of "Lion" during the AFI Fest at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles. When talking about diversity and the Oscars, the acting categories are the most visible and often the most likely to provoke. The sole non-black acting nominee of color this year was British-Indian actor Patel for his supporting performance in “Lion.” (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
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Ronnie DeVoe attends a ceremony honoring New Edition with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. DeVoe announced that his wife is pregnant through an Instagram post on Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
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Meryl Streep - Oscar's golden girl