Oscars to honor Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren, Peter Weir
Oscars Governors Awards This combination of photos shows, from left, Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, who will be honored at at the Academy’s 13th Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. The oft-nominated songwriter has been selected to receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards alongside directors Peter Weir and Euzhan Palcy. And though perhaps less widely known than the others in this Governors Awards class, Palcy, 64, has been a trailblazer for decades as a Black woman director. The 13th Governors Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Nov. 19 in an untelevised ceremony.wftv.com
Billie Eilish and Finneas bond and win Oscar for best song
Beyoncé and Billie Eilish will perform their nominated songs at Sunday's Oscars, the film academy announced Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Eilish and her brother and co-writer Finneas will perform “No Time To Die” from the James Bond film of the same name. The 007 song by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell has won a Golden Globe, a Grammy and now an Oscar for best original song. Having recorded the track at the age of 18, Eilish officially became the youngest-ever recording artist to work on a James Bond theme song. Three songs written by Billie Eilish and Finneas made it on the "Turning Red" soundtrack, pulling heavily from the likes of (asterisk)NSYNC and Backstreet Boys.wftv.com
Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton light up Oscars red carpet
94th Academy Awards - Red Carpet Saniyya Sidney arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher) (John Locher)NEW YORK — (AP) — The 15-year-old Saniyya Sidney twirled and beamed in a floral-adorned princess gown and her “King Richard” castmate Demi Singleton lit up in soft purple as the Oscars red carpet kicked off Sunday night. Sidney wore a light teal, strapless Armani Prive gown as one of the early arrivals to the 94th Academy Awards. Jamie Lee Curtis wore a ribbon as a ring in Ukrainian blue, dressed in a midnight blue look by animal rights activist Stella McCartney. Fashion icon Tracee Ellis Ross went with Carolina Herrera: a bright tea-length strapless red gown with a daring bodice and a single diamond choker.wftv.com
Beyoncé, Billie Eilish to sing nominated songs at Oscars
Beyoncé and Billie Eilish will perform their nominated songs at Sunday's Oscars, the film academy announced Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Eilish and her brother and co-writer Finneas will perform “No Time To Die” from the James Bond film of the same name. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) (Matt Dunham)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and other nominees for best original song will perform at Sunday's Oscars, the show's producers announced Tuesday. Sebastián Yatra will perform "Dos Oruguitas," the nominated song from "Encanto" written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Van Morrison, who wrote and sings the nominated song “Down to Joy” from “Belfast,” will not be able to make the show because of his touring schedule.wftv.com
Songwriter Diane Warren saves escaped cow from slaughter
PICO RIVERA, Calif. — (AP) — Songwriter Diane Warren stepped in Thursday to save the life of cow that eluded capture for more than a day after a herd escaped from a Southern California slaughterhouse and stampeded through a suburb. The Grammy-winning artist contacted the city of Pico Rivera to arrange to have the cow sent to the Farm Sanctuary north of Los Angeles, Warren and City Manager Steve Carmona said. Carmona said the City Council had already authorized him to open a dialogue about the cow with the owner of the slaughterhouse when Warren stepped in. I mean, they knew there was a door open,” said Warren, who has been a vegetarian for 23 years. The fugitive ended up several miles from the Pico Rivera slaughterhouse, which Carmona said has been in business since the 1920s.wftv.com
Songwriter Diane Warren saves escaped cow from slaughter
PICO RIVERA, Calif. — (AP) — Songwriter Diane Warren stepped in Thursday to save the life of cow that eluded capture for more than a day after a herd escaped from a Southern California slaughterhouse and stampeded through a suburb, a city official said. The Grammy-winning artist contacted the city of Pico Rivera to arrange to have the cow sent to the Farm Sanctuary north of Los Angeles, City Manager Steve Carmona told a press conference. Carmona said the City Council had already authorized him to open a dialogue about the cow with the owner of the slaughterhouse when Warren stepped in. Two wranglers lassoed the cow but it knocked down and kicked one of them during the capture covered by TV news helicopters. The fugitive ended up several miles from the Pico Rivera slaughterhouse, which Carmona said has been in business since the 1920s.wftv.com
Ringo calling! If he wants you to sing, who could say no?
FILE - Ringo Starr attends Ringo's 11th Annual Peace and Love birthday celebration on July 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, FILE)LOS ANGELES – If Ringo Starr calls to ask if you'll sing on a song for him, who could possibly say no? “Here's to the nights we won't remember, with the friends we won't forget,” they all sing. Ringo won't reveal who, but they must have been REALLY busy. “It was a super-incredible connection of peace and love,” Starr said.
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
After top Grammy win, singer H.E.R. is heading to the Oscars
(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – A night after winning the top Grammy Award for songwriting, R&B singer H.E.R. Leslie Odom Jr. will also compete for best original song with “Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami...," which he wrote with Sam Ashworth. AdSongs by John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Janelle Monae and Robert Glasper were shortlisted for best original song but didn't make the final cut. The duo of Reznor and Ross have won a number of awards for their scoring work, including an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe. Terence Blanchard (“Da 5 Bloods"), Emile Mosseri (“Minari") and James Newton Howard (“News of the World") round out the best original score nominees.
Odom Jr., H.E.R., Andra Day score Golden Globe music nods
This combination photo shows Leslie Odom Jr. posing for a portrait on Nov. 8, 2019 in New York, from left, H.E.R. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, Leslie Odom Jr., H.E.R. and Andra Day were announced along with Celeste and Diane Warren as the Golden Globe nominees for best original song. Day and Odom Jr. follow the footsteps of Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga and Cynthia Erivo, who all recently scored acting and music nods in a single year. However, the tracks can compete for best original song at the Oscars.
Hanks, Fonda and more stars amuse at Oscars rehearsals
(AP Photo/John Locher)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for a few dozen people who are in stitches watching the two comedians. Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell are just a few of the stars who circulated in and out of the Dolby Theatre to rehearse Saturday, including Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda and Mahershala Ali. But the stars weren’t always confined to the stage, especially if they arrived a little early. Makeup artists Antonio Rael has been standing in for big stars for 34 years. Rael was talking about the stand-ins but that doesn’t mean some of the stars aren’t anxious as well.