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Actress Angelina Jolie (AP Photo)

Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy: Q&A

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie announced on Tuesday that she had a preventive mastectomy after learning she had a gene that significantly raised her risk of breast cancer. Here’s a crash course in the procedure Jolie […]

05/14/2013

Actress Reese Witherspoon and husband, James Toth in a combination photo from the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections. (AP Photo)

Witherspoon ‘embarrassed’ by arrest; hearing reset

ATLANTA (AP) — A court hearing on a disorderly conduct charge has been rescheduled for actress Reese Witherspoon, who said she is “deeply embarrassed” by what she said to a state trooper during a traffic stop in Atlanta.

04/22/2013

Margaret Thatcher

Thatcher had profound effect on popular culture

LONDON (AP) — Margaret Thatcher was not just a political titan, she was a cultural icon — skewered by comedians, transformed into a puppet and played to Oscar-winning perfection by Meryl Streep.

04/08/2013

‘Veronica Mars’ film’s online fundraiser hits goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Veronica Mars” fans just bought themselves a big-screen version of the cult favorite TV series. Sharon Waxman of TheWrap.com talks with Maggie and Michael about crowd-sourcing in movies. Click to listen.

03/15/2013

Documents believed to be from Oskar Schindler, from "Stuttgarter Zeitung" exhibit, Stuttgart, Germany. (AP Photo)

Holocaust survivor saved by Schindler writes book

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the youngest Holocaust survivors saved by Oskar Schindler has a book deal, for a manuscript completed shortly before he died.

03/04/2013

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Television ratings up for Oscars, to 40.3M people

NEW YORK (AP) – The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year’s show. The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years.

02/25/2013

Seth MacFarlane

Oscar hosting: Is it a thankless task?

NEW YORK (AP) – The love-him-or-hate-him reaction to Seth MacFarlane’s turn as Academy Awards host is evidence that one of the most high-profile jobs in show business is becoming one of its most thankless.

02/25/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama via video stream at the Academy Awards. (Photo: AP video still)

Armani, Dior rack up fashion wins at Oscars

Forget glamour girls Jessica Chastain versus Jennifer Lawrence. By the end of a long Oscars telecast, the only person who could have stolen the fashion conversation was first lady Michelle Obama – and she did.

02/25/2013

Ben Affleck in scene from movie "Argo"

Affleck’s ‘Argo’ wins best-picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards. From the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jack Nicholson to help present the final prize.

02/24/2013

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Complete List of 85th annual Academy Award Winners

(AP) — Click here for the list of the 85th annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday in Los Angeles.

02/24/2013

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