AP Interview: Miss Universe reflects as her reign winds down

MIAMI (AP) — When Gabriela Isler wakes up on Jan. 25, it will mark the 441st and final time that she will begin a day while wearing the title of Miss Universe. Then, as she put it, she becomes “just Gabby” again. Isler’s reign is in its final days, with...
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Grateful Dead to reunite for final concerts in July

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2002 file photo, The Grateful Dead, from left, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart perform during a reunion concert in East Troy, Wis. he band announced Friday that original members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir...

Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl XLIX

NEW YORK (AP) — “Frozen” star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month. The NFL announced Friday that John Legend will perform “America the Beautiful” before Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix...

Bill Cosby will perform in Colorado despite planned protests

DENVER (AP) — Bill Cosby is planning to perform in Colorado despite expected protests and a new allegation of sexual misconduct. The comedian released a statement thanking his “courageous” fans and saying he’s ready to perform in Pueblo on Friday and...

‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood’ top winners at Critics’ Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off their Oscar nominations, “Birdman” and “Boyhood” added to their awards-season haul with multiple wins at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The Broadcast Film Critics Associated presented “Birdman” with...
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Nominations add intrigue if not diversity to Oscar race

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Bradley Cooper appears in a scene from “American Sniper.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures) In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Bradley Cooper appears in a scene from “American Sniper.” (AP...

List of 87th annual Academy Award nominations

Complete list of 87th annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday: 1.Best picture: “American Sniper”; “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”; “Boyhood”; “The Grand Budapest Hotel”; “The Imitation...

Reactions to the 2015 Academy Award nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions to the 2015 Academy Award nominations, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California: — “I don’t care how much people tell you, ‘It’s gonna happen.’ When it happens, you’re thrilled.”...
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Common celebrates Dr. King’s birthday with Oscar nomination

FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, Common poses in the audience at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Common’s “Glory,†featuring John Legend, earned an Academy Award nomination for best...
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Mariah Carey to launch Las Vegas shows in May

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York. Caesars Palace announced Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, that the pop icon would launch a residency May 16 at The Colosseum in Las...