Meryl Streep - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Meryl Streep Diane Keaton to receive AFI Life Achievement Award LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diane Keaton will receive the American Film Institute's highest honor next month. AFI announced Friday that Keaton will accept its 45th Life Achievement Award during a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 8. The starry dinner ceremony will air as a special on TNT later in June. The 71-year-old Keaton won an Academy Awa... Fri, 05 May 2017 22:59:00 GMT 2017-05-05T22:59:00Z Wenner reflects on Rolling Stone at 50 NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after he launched an underground newspaper that changed music journalism and a great deal more, Jann S. Wenner finds Rolling Stone being showcased in a once-unthinkable forum: a museum. "At least it's a museum I own," Wenner said with a laugh during a recent telephone interview as he anticipated an anniversary exhibition at the... Thu, 04 May 2017 20:30:00 GMT 2017-05-04T20:30:00Z Stars turn out for Planned Parenthood gala honoring Clinton NEW YORK (AP) — An array of celebrities — from Meryl Streep to Tina Fey to Scarlett Johansson to Julianne Moore to Chelsea Handler — turned out to support Planned Parenthood at its centennial celebration, and to hear Hillary Clinton urge continued activism on behalf of women and girls around the world, and access to services like pregnancy and maternity care. ... Wed, 03 May 2017 15:46:00 GMT 2017-05-03T15:46:00Z Kylie Jenner's star-studded selfie rivals Ellen's Oscar pic NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner's star-studded Instagram picture is coming close to Ellen DeGeneres' all A-list Twitter selfie in social media popularity. Jenner's bathroom mirror shot posted Monday night from the Met Gala in New York included Jenner's sisters Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian, as well as Sean "Diddy" Combs, Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky and Oscar winner Brie Larson.... Wed, 03 May 2017 12:50:00 GMT 2017-05-03T12:50:00Z In Demme's eclectic career, a nonstop rock 'n' roll beat NEW YORK (AP) — Through Jonathan Demme's freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock 'n' roll beat. Music was his first love and his first credit. Long before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was music coordinator for a little-seen 1970 thriller called "Sudden Terror." And Demme's death Wednesday morning at the age of 73 mean... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:13:00 GMT 2017-04-26T22:13:00Z Sondheim an honoree, Trump a target at annual PEN gala NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, whose fellow honorees at Tuesday night's gala for PEN America included an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker and the organizers of the women's marches in January, was in a humble mood. "I write songs for musicals, for god's sake. Musicals, the runt of the arts," Sondheim said as he accepted a Literary Service Award from the l... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:19:00 GMT 2017-04-26T06:19:00Z Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan among readers at poetry tribute NEW YORK (AP) — At an all-star tribute to poetry on Wednesday, Meryl Streep was thinking about her family. The Oscar-winning actress sang a lullaby she learned from her mother; read a Gary Snyder poem she had heard about from her sister-in-law, actress Maeve Kinkead; and recited a poem by Maggie Smith (the writer, not the actress, Streep reminded the audience) about a parent... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:00:00 GMT 2017-04-20T03:00:00Z The Latest: Reynolds, Fisher remembered for wit at memorial LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a public memorial honoring late actress Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the mother-daughter duo who died one day apart in December. (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Fans and friends have paid tribute to Debbie Reynolds at a poignant, laughter-filled memorial for the late actresses. The ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:50:00 GMT 2017-03-25T22:50:00Z 'La La Land,' 'Beauty' herald more Days of Sun for musicals So, perhaps you've heard: "La La Land" didn't win best picture at the Oscars. But if every cloud has a silver lining, this one might be called golden: The Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical, which did win six Oscars, has been racking up box office numbers remarkable for a musical — nearly $417 million globally so far, according to comScore — and even more for an original one wi... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:43:00 GMT 2017-03-15T19:43:00Z Oscars draw 32.9 million viewers, lowest rating since 2008 NEW YORK (AP) — The 32.9 million viewers tuning into Sunday's Academy Awards represented a drop-off of more than a million from last year and Oscar's smallest audience since 2008. The Nielsen company said Monday that viewership dipped notably from the 34.3 million who watched the ABC telecast in 2016. In 2008, just 32 million viewers tu... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:57:00 GMT 2017-02-27T20:57:00Z A peek at off-camera happenings at the Academy Awards LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the whole of Oscar night was eclipsed by the unprecedented best-picture flub at the show's conclusion, the Academy Awards is a starry celebration onscreen and off. For every memorable moment during the telecast, countless others occur away from the camera's eye in the wings of the Dolby Theatre stage. Here's a look at a few key mo... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT 2017-02-27T20:00:00Z 'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner, take two. Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:34:00 GMT 2017-02-27T10:34:00Z A snafu for the ages tops Oscar's notable moments Let's hope they all just went out and had a stiff drink together and laughed about it. As for us, forget everything that came before it — the political barbs and the calls for inclusiveness, the emotional crescendos and the floating cookies. The moment we'll be discussing for years to come will be the Great Mistake of Oscars 2017, when "La La Land" was shockingly named the b... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:20:00 GMT 2017-02-27T08:20:00Z Review: What happened? Oscar host Kimmel was unflappable NEW YORK (AP) — True, Jimmy Kimmel can't bring together a divided country. But for a few hours Sunday as host of the Oscars, he helped all within earshot laugh more than a little at the nation's current discord. What's more, he navigated the rocky final moments that threatened to upend, overshadow and even cast doubt on the whole shebang. In an epic screw... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:03:00 GMT 2017-02-27T07:03:00Z The Oscars red carpet led by Ruth Negga and Emma Stone And the red carpet goes to ... the women in red, for one, with equal accolades for shiny and shimmery gold worthy of the Oscars, this and all years. Long sleeves and belts played major roles Sunday in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre, along with a beautiful Janelle Monae, transformed in Elie Saab Haute Couture into a busy but fabulous fashion city of black tulle, birds, lace... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:56:00 GMT 2017-02-27T05:56:00Z Trump on the mind at the Oscars in jokes, protest NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump was never far from mind on Oscar night, but with one exception Sunday, the political speeches were left at home. Midway through the evening, host Jimmy Kimmel tried to get a rise out of Trump by tweeting to him on the air. By the show's end, the leader of the free world hadn't taken the bait. Kimme... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:42:00 GMT 2017-02-27T05:42:00Z Ruth Negga in red, plenty of gold on Oscars red carpet Ruth Negga dripped in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, Nicole Kidman appeared fashion-effortless in Champagne-colored Armani Prive and Janelle Monae made a large statement in a black tulle Elie Saab gown with soup-to-nuts embellishment — bird broaches, feathers, sequins, beads and crystals — on Hollywood's biggest night at the Oscars. ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:38:00 GMT 2017-02-27T05:38:00Z Hollywood tour group gets surprise side trip to Oscar show LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unsuspecting group of tourists got a trip right into the heart of Hollywood Sunday night that included kisses from Denzel Washington, selfies with Ryan Gosling and a chance to rub a newly won gold statuette called Oscar. Host Jimmy Kimmel told the Dolby Theatre audience during Sunday's Academy Awards that the group was told they were... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:21:00 GMT 2017-02-27T04:21:00Z Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 89th Academy Awards show promises to be equal parts pomp and politics. The only thing expected to take the stage more often than the frothy front-runner "La La Land" at Sunday's ceremony is protest (and probably some punchlines) over the policies of President Donald Trump. For largely liberal Hollywood, his election has proven a rallying cause-celebre ... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:13:00 GMT 2017-02-26T00:13:00Z New York Times to broadcast 'truth' ad during Academy Awards NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times will broadcast a commercial called "The Truth Is Hard" during Sunday's Academy Awards, just days after the company and other news organizations were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing. The 30-second ad includes audio from voices in the vein of news clips, talking about certain "tru... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:31:00 GMT 2017-02-25T17:31:00Z Legend, Miranda, Bareilles make Oscar rehearsals musical LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda owned Friday's Oscar rehearsals. He sang a tune from "La La Land," posed like John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever," invoked a 1990s Billy Crystal Oscar monologue, and reprimanded his dad from the stage for having his cellphone light on. The creator of "Hamilton" joined Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend for a... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:32:00 GMT 2017-02-25T07:32:00Z AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ahead of Sunday's 89th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony many expect will be a "La La Land" sweep. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: "Arrival," ''Fences," ''Hacksaw Ridge," ''Hell or High Water," ''Hidden Figures," ''La La Land," ''Lion," ''Manche... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:01:00 GMT 2017-02-23T19:01:00Z Oscars look to 'La La Land,' host Kimmel for ratings boost LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Oscars had doubled down on nominating films with actors named Ryan, the ceremony's chances for a ratings bounce might be as likely as host Jimmy Kimmel's Trump jokes. Saluting a blockbuster like Ryan Reynolds' "Deadpool" is the surest way to lure viewers. But there's optimism afoot that the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone charmer "La La Land," combined with... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:40:00 GMT 2017-02-22T23:40:00Z Producers can't keep politics from edging into Oscar show BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Meryl Streep ushered politics into Hollywood's awards season when she used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to condemn President Donald Trump for what she called his "instinct to humiliate." Stars were even more outspoken at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, held just days after Trump's travel ban caused havoc at airports across the country. Eve... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:20:00 GMT 2017-02-16T19:20:00Z Isabelle Huppert: 'I'm not an artist, I'm the canvas' NEW YORK (AP) — She's made more than 100 films over 45 years, not to mention her frequent stage work, and is recognized as not only one of the best actresses to come out of France, but as one of the leading actresses in the world. And yet, Isabelle Huppert won't call herself an artist. "No," she says in an interview, quickly brushing off the title. "I don... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:58:00 GMT 2017-02-16T01:58:00Z In emotional speech, Streep renews harsh criticism of Trump NEW YORK (AP) — In an emotional speech by turns tearful, defiant and humorous, Meryl Streep doubled down on her harsh criticism of President Donald Trump, and spoke of having become a target since she first took him on in her Golden Globes speech in January. Addressing a cheering audience at a fundraising gala for the Human Rights Campaign, a national LGB... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:00:00 GMT 2017-02-13T04:00:00Z Stephen Sondheim to receive PEN 'literary service' award NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim's latest honor comes from literary and human rights organization PEN America. The group announced Wednesday that the composer is this year's recipient of the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award. Meryl Streep will present Sondheim with the award at the group's annual literary gala April 25 at the American Museum of Natural History. ... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 02:35:00 GMT 2017-02-09T02:35:00Z False news, absurd reality present challenges for satirists NEW YORK (AP) — Between reality and the bubble of fantasy news stories, these are tough times for satirists. The New Yorker magazine recently took steps to distinguish Andy Borowitz's humor columns from politically motivated false stories circulating online. His editor said the New Yorker was getting email asking if there was a difference between the two. ... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-02-01T21:54:00Z Elton John tapped to write 'The Devil Wears Prada' musical NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has been tapped to write the songs for a devilish upcoming musical — "The Devil Wears Prada." Producer Kevin McCollum said Thursday that John, the composer of Broadway hits "The Lion King" and "Aida," will supply the music for a stage adaptation and playwright Paul Rudnick will write the story. No timetable wa... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:01:00 GMT 2017-01-26T18:01:00Z Oscars change their tune with 'La La Land,' diverse nominees History was made across Tuesday's 89th annual Academy Awards nominations, where the retro musical "La La Land" reaped a record-tying 14 nominations and a wave of African-American films, led by the luminous coming-of-age portrait "Moonlight," resoundingly toppled two straight years of "so white" Oscars. The twin forces — Damien Chazelle's candy-colored lov... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:44:00 GMT 2017-01-24T22:44:00Z