February 27th, 2017

Entertainment News

The Latest: Accounting firm takes blame for Oscars flub

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on the fallout from the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner at Sunday’s Academy Awards (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The accounting firm responsible for correctly tallying Academy Award winners says its team didn’t move quickly enough to correct the incorrect announcement of the best picture winner at Sunday’s ... Read More »

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Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: is tweet the smoking gun?

By Sandy Cohen And Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Academy Award history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of winner Emma Stone holding her statuette. “Best Actress Emma Stone backstage!” the tweet read. It’s one potential clue in the whodunit that Sunday’s ceremony became ... Read More »

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Miami’s Liberty City neighbourhood shares ‘Moonlight’ success

By Jennifer Kay, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

MIAMI – Far from the sun and glamour of South Beach or the artists and hipsters of Wynwood, “Moonlight” presents a view of Miami that never shows up in a tourism video. It shows predominantly black communities, truly known by few outside the people who live there. And it’s recognizably their Miami, made beautiful and ... Read More »

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Box Office Top 20: ‘Get Out’ nets $33.4 million opening

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” did even better in its first weekend in theatres than initially projected. The micro budget thriller pulled in $33.4 million – about $3 million higher than what was estimated on Sunday by the studios. It easily topped the box office and unseated “The Lego Batman ... Read More »

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Advocacy groups: Forget Oscars snafu, focus on ‘Moonlight’

By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

Yes, the Great Mistake of Oscars 2017 made history in all the wrong kinds of ways. But a day later, advocacy groups and others overjoyed by the Cinderella win of “Moonlight” were saying, let’s forget the snafu and move on – because “Moonlight” made history in all the right kinds of ways. The coming-of-age story ... Read More »

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Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before ‘sad’ end

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says the Academy Awards ceremony “focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end.” He said it was “sad” that the awards ceremony botched the crowning of “Moonlight” as the Oscar-winning best picture after initially giving the top prize to “La La Land.” Trump ... Read More »

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Author, newspaper columnist Jay Cronley dies at 73

By Ken Miller, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Author and longtime newspaper columnist Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood’s most notable funnymen, has died at age 73. His daughter, Samantha Noel, says her father died Sunday night at his home in Tulsa of an apparent heart attack. A longtime columnist with Tulsa newspapers, Cronley’s ... Read More »

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Oscars draw 32.9 million viewers, lowest rating since 2008

By Frazier Moore, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

NEW YORK – The 32.9 million viewers tuning into Sunday’s Academy Awards represented a drop-off of more than a million from last year and Oscar’s smallest audience since 2008. The Nielsen company said Monday that viewership dipped notably from the 34.3 million who watched the ABC telecast in 2016. In 2008, just 32 million viewers ... Read More »

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Oscars memorial leaves out Arquette’s transgender sister

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Actress Patricia Arquette says she was upset the Oscars left her transgender sister out of the “In Memoriam” tribute. Arquette told ABC News she thought the Academy Awards “would have a little bit more respect” for the transgender community. Arquette says her sister Alexis Arquette should have been honoured because she had ... Read More »

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Oscars get 32.9 million viewers, lowest rating since 2008

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

NEW YORK – The 32.9 million viewers tuning into Sunday’s Academy Awards represented a drop-off of more than a million from last year and Oscar’s smallest audience since 2008. The Nielsen company said Monday that viewership dipped notably from the 34.3 million who watched the ABC telecast in 2016. In both 2014 and 2013, the ... Read More »

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