Gal Gadot in a scene from

'Wonder Woman' is left hanging and 8 other Oscar surprises

It is a mathematical impossibility for a group of Oscar nominations to please everyone, but this year came pretty close with meaningful love for "Get Out," ''Lady Bird" and "Phantom Thread," and the history-making nomination of "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison, who became the first woman to ever be nominated for cinematography.

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Director Peter Jackson poses for photos at the screening of his film The Hobbit.

'Hobbit' director Peter Jackson making WWI documentary

"The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson is going from Middle Earth to the Western Front, transforming grainy black-and-white footage of World War I into 3-D color for a new documentary film.

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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 1990 file photo, Rob Pilatus, left, and Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli give the thumbs-up as they display their Grammys after being presented with the best new artist award in Los Angeles.

4 musicians reflect on winning Grammy for best new artist

Winning the best new artist Grammy is a goal for most breakthrough performers, but for some of its recipients, it can create pressure to match previous success or surpass it.

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Kevin Hart, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in

'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures.

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Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.

Kim and Kanye choose Chicago for their new baby's name

Chicago — where Kanye West was raised — is the name of baby No. 3 with Kim Kardashian West.

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Ed Sheeran attends Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York.   heeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018,

Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram

Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday morning saying the two got engaged right before the new year.

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A large decoration is seen inside a  Game of Thrones-themed ice hotel in Kittila  Finnish Lapland on Sunday Jan. 14, 2018. A “Game of Thrones”-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort

Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland

A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series.

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Don Henley, left, and Glenn Frey perform on their European tour in Zurich, Switzerland.

Top-selling albums don't mean an album of the year win

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was the biggest-selling album of all time, and it was richly rewarded by the Recording Academy, earning a then-unprecedented eight trophies, including album of the year in 1984.

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Former French actress and sex-symbol Brigitte Bardot acknowledges applause prior to a press conference in Paris.

Brigitte Bardot: 'MeToo' actresses are 'hypocritical'

Former French actress and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot said in an interview published Thursday that she thinks most actresses protesting sexual harassment in the film industry are "hypocritical" and "ridiculous" because many play "the teases" with producers to land parts.

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Tom Hanks portrays Ben Bradlee, left, and Meryl Streep portrays Katharine Graham in a scene from

In honor of 'The Post,' the top 10 newspaper movies

As an entry into the pantheon of great newspaper movies, Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama "The Post" is inked with deep affection for the analog apparatus of the newspaper business, circa 1971: the hum of broadsheets rolling through the presses, the metal clanking of handset type, the thump of a newsstand's morning delivery.

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Elton John arrives at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin celebration in Los Angeles. Elton John is headed to the Grammys to help the organization celebrate its 60th awards show. The Recording Academy announce

U2, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar to perform at Grammys

U2 and Elton John are headed to the Grammys to help the organization celebrate its 60th awards show. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that U2 and John, who will sing one of his classics with Miley Cyrus, will perform at the Jan. 28 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Matt Damon arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of

Matt Damon apologizes for comments on sexual misconduct

Matt Damon says the backlash for his comments on sexual misconduct was actually very helpful. A few weeks ago, Damon told The Associated Press and other outlets that there were varying degrees of misconduct and the punishment should reflect that.

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Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Kardashian West announced on her app Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. the birth of their daughter via surrogate   The baby, their third, was born early Monday and weighed i

Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye welcome baby girl

It's a girl for Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, via surrogate. Kardashian West announced Tuesday on her app under the headline "We're so in Love" that their third baby was born early Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

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Edwin Hawkins appears at the Apollo Theater Spring Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration in New York. Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day,” died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home in Pleasanton, Calif., at age 74. He ha

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74

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Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan performs during the European Border Breakers awards, or EBBA awards, in Cannes, southern France. O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46, it was announced on Monday, Jan. 15, 201

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46.

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Actress Eliza Dushku.

'True Lies' actress alleges she was abused at age 12

Actress Eliza Dushku says she was sexually molested at age 12 by a stunt coordinator during production of the 1994 film "True Lies."

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Actor Tom Cruise runs along the rooftop of Blackfriars station, during filming for the new Mission Impossible 6 film, in London, Saturday Jan. 13, 2018. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)

Parts of London halt as Tom Cruise sprints over Thames River

Tom Cruise has brought part of central London to a standstill as he sprinted across the roof of a rail bridge for the latest "Mission: Impossible" movie.

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Carrie Underwood performs

Carrie Underwood, Ludacris write song for Super Bowl

Country star Carrie Underwood teamed up with Ludacris to co-write a new song, "The Champion," which will open the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 airing on NBC.

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Stevie Wonder plays a so-called

Stevie Wonder wows crowd on 'smart' piano at tech show

Trying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit.

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Rebecca Burgess, left, sells a copy of the book

'Fire and Fury' sales top 29,000 in first weekend

Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" was the top-selling book last week, NPD BookScan told The Associated Press. And its numbers are likely to grow far higher. "Fire and Fury" sold 29,000 copies, BookScan announced Wednesday. But Wolff's explosive tell-all about the Trump administration only came out last Friday and BookScan's weekly sales run through Saturday.

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Movies

Lav Diaz, director of 'Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis' addresses the audience after receiving the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives.

Migrant island documentary "Fire at Sea" wins at Berlin fest

BERLIN (AP) — "Fire at Sea," a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa — many migrants' first destination on risky journeys toward safety and a better life in Europe

TV

Bill Cosby enters the Montgomery County Courthouse for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa.

Cosby loses appeal; case appears headed to evidence hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's criminal sexual-assault case appears to be headed toward an evidence hearing after a judge denied his latest effort to throw the charges out.

Music

Ex-ABBA members make rare joint appearance at grand opening

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The four former members of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the "Mamma Mia!" musical.

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