Arts and entertainment

Presenters Laverne Cox, left, and Awkwafina announce nominations for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Pacific Design Center on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in West Hollywood, Calif. The show will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 12, 2018 - 8:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner. In nominations announced in West Hollywood, Calif., the...
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The groom's procession arrives at the house of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all. The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man. Forbes estimates his net worth at over $43 billion. The groom is the son of industrialist Ajay Piramal, thought to be worth $10 billion. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
December 12, 2018 - 8:08 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all. The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man. Forbes estimates his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, Robert Caro attends the East Hampton Library's 13th Annual Authors Night Benefit in East Hampton, N.Y. "Working," to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in April, combines personal reflections and professional guidance as Caro looks back on his singular history as a writer and reporter. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 12, 2018 - 5:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Caro's next book isn't his final volume on Lyndon Johnson or like anything he has done before. "Working," to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in April, combines personal reflections and professional guidance as Caro looks back on his singular history as a writer and reporter...
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Oprah Winfrey waves the audience during a tribute to Nelson Mandela and promoting gender equality event at University of Johannesburg in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
December 12, 2018 - 4:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. "It's impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison," Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center for Fiction,...
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This combination photo provided by Time Magazine shows their four covers for the "Person of the Year," announced Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The covers show Jamal Khashoggi, top left, members of the Capital Gazette newspaper, of Annapolis, Md., top right, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, bottom left, and Maria Ressa. The covers, which Time called the "guardians and the war on truth," were selected "for taking great risks in pursuit of greater truths, for the imperfect but essential quest for facts that are central to civil discourse, for speaking up and speaking out." (Time Magazine via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 3:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world. The designation wasn't intended as a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Taiwanese director Ang Lee poses on the red carpet at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, that the films "Jurassic Park," ''Brokeback Mountain" and "My Fair Lady" are among the 25 movies tapped for preservation this year. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
December 12, 2018 - 12:45 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that the films "Jurassic Park," ''Brokeback...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." A new study organized by Time’s Up, the Hollywood-based organization formed to promote gender equality, finds that female-led films outperform male-led movies at the box office. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. It found that in films with small, medium and large budgets, all averaged better global grosses when a woman was listed as the lead star. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study that analyzed four years' worth of films found that female-led movies have consistently outperformed those in which men get top billing. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. Researchers found that in...
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December 11, 2018 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people watching them. The Nielsen company said that ABC's showing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in prime-time last week, reaching 5...
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In this Dec. 10, 2018 photo, Nick Cannon poses for a portrait in New York to promote promoting his new show, "The Masked Singer." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
December 11, 2018 - 11:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself. Cannon was one of many cheering the decision to appoint Hart as host of the Feb. 24 telecast...
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December 11, 2018 - 10:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers have filed a list of 11 alleged trial errors as they try to undo his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. The lawyers filed a motion Tuesday saying Pennsylvania trial Judge Steven O'Neill had a feud with a key pretrial witness, the...
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