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LOS ANGELES | People magazine names the most stylish stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — They are the A-listers who wow on the red carpet. Ahead of the Academy Awards, People magazine on Wednesday released its list of Hollywood’s most stylish stars. The magazine calls Lupita Nyong’o a trailblazing beauty and Emma Stone the modern romantic. Nicole Kidman is the elegant icon, Emily Blunt the queen … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | People magazine names the most stylish stars

At Oscar nominees luncheon, a pitch for brevity

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Winners at this year’s Oscars will need to be quick, both in their walks to the stage and their acceptance speeches. Producers told nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards that they will have 90 seconds from the time their name is called until when their speech will need to … Continue reading At Oscar nominees luncheon, a pitch for brevity

NEW YORK | Kevin Hart says he’s considering Oscar hosting gig again

NEW YORK—Jan 04, 2019— Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Hart had backed away two days after being named host last month when some homophobic tweets he had made a decade ago resurfaced. But DeGeneres urged him to host the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Kevin Hart says he’s considering Oscar hosting gig again

NEW YORK | Hart says he’s considering Oscars gig again

NEW YORK —Jan 04, 2019— Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Two days after he was named as host last month, Hart backed off when some of his homophobic tweets from a decade ago resurfaced. But DeGeneres, in an interview … Continue reading NEW YORK | Hart says he’s considering Oscars gig again

NEW YORK | Sandra Bullock’s Oscars host solution: Call on random actors

NEW YORK— Sandra Bullock has an impromptu idea for how to solve the Oscars host problem, and it involves a lot of improvisation. The Oscar-winning actress told The Associated Press Monday at a screening of her new film “Bird Box ” that she thinks random actors should be pulled out of the audience and read … Continue reading NEW YORK | Sandra Bullock’s Oscars host solution: Call on random actors

NEW YORK | Kevin Hart quits as Oscars host over his anti-gay tweets

NEW YORK— Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Thursday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn’t want to be a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Kevin Hart quits as Oscars host over his anti-gay tweets

NEW YORK | Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

NEW YORK — Just two days after been named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn’t want to be … Continue reading NEW YORK | Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

NEW YORK | The Latest: Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host

NEW YORK — The Latest on the Academy Awards (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Kevin Hart says he has stepped down as Oscars host following an outcry over previous anti-gay tweets by the comedian. Hart posted on Twitter early Friday an apology to the LGBTQ community for his past words. He said he stepped down … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host