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’...

Man held after gunshot in Vegas fight rapper, hip hop group

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip conference venue. Police Officer Danny Cordero says the shot was...

In Oscar winners about Hollywood, undercurrents of anxiety

AP Photo/Joel Ryan NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again. If Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” is to win best picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards – and just about everyone thinks it’s going to – it will surely go...

Barnes tackles urban experience with 'Person of the Crowd'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is taking art to the streets – and bringing the streets into the museum – as part of a major new exhibition that looks at engaging with public space and the urban experience. “Person of the Crowd:...

The Latest: Rag 'n' Bone Man wins British breakthrough act

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man has been named best British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards in London. “His single “Human” has gotten air play on both sides of the Atlantic....

Lisa Marie Presley's payments to ex limited to legal fees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Marie Presley will not have to pay spousal support to her estranged husband while they fight over her assets, but she will have to pay some of his attorney’s fees, a judge ruled Wednesday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patrick Cathcart...

Ryan Eggold's Tom takes center stage in 'Blacklist' spinoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Eggold is ready for more action in NBC’s “The Blacklist: Redemption.” Eggold’s character, Tom Keen, grew into a key part of mothership “The Blacklist.” Now Tom and Famke Janssen’s Susan “Scottie”...

Rhiannon Giddens' 'Freedom Highway' offers rootsy relevance

AP Photo/Mark Zaleski Rhiannon Giddens, “Freedom Highway” (Nonesuch) Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens mines the pain and beauty of American social and musical history on “Freedom Highway,” a rich tapestry with threads of blues, folk, gospel, soul,...

Bindi Irwin salutes late dad Steve Irwin on his birthday

AP Photo/Vincent Yu Bindi Irwin has posted a tribute to her late father, “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, on what would have been his 55th birthday. Irwin was just 8 years old when her father was killed by a stingray while filming a documentary on a reef off Australia...

Janelle Monae shines as both her films get Oscar nods

NEW YORK (AP) — The journey from pop star to serious thespian is littered with casualties. For every Justin Timberlake, there are big-name hitmakers whose movie careers have stalled with dubious and disappointing results. Which is just one reason why Janelle Monae’s...