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John Cena shares his love for kids and how they inspire him

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cena has no children of his own, but the WWE superstar has practically dedicated his work to kids. Cena has fulfilled nearly 600 wishes for the Make-A-Wish Fo...

Being Lara Croft takes months of training, plates of protein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took months of training and endless plates of protein to transform former ballerina Alicia Vikander into musclebound action hero Lara Croft for the new "Tomb Raider" film. ...

New film reveals Miss Piggy's backstory, more Muppet secrets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only Miss Piggy's creator knows the depths of her tragic origin story. Frank Oz, who gave life to the character in the early 1970s, says Piggy left her hometown farm for life in the...

Review: 'Love, Simon' a fresh and classic take on first love

Some things are universal about being a teenager: The budding sexuality and sense of identity, the dramatic emotions, the profound need for acceptance and confusing inklings of first love. ...

The Oscars' most intimate celebrity moments occur off-camera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are cameras everywhere at the Academy Awards, but some of the most intimate celebrity moments at the show still manage to escape the lens. Here's a look at s...

14th time's the Oscar charm for cinematographer Deakins

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 14th time was the charm for Roger Deakins. With a baker's dozen Oscar nominations before winning Sunday for "Blade Runner 2049," Deakins' camera work has long ...

A-listers dress down for casual day at the Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lot can go wrong on Oscar night. Even if all the right envelopes end up in the right hands, there are still lots of moving parts — literally. Stage elements move al...

Mostly male Oscar nominees reflect dearth of women in film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards voters made history this year when they nominated Rachel Morrison for the cinematography Oscar — making her the first female nominee in the category in the organizati...

Time's Up will be a part of Oscar show, but no dress code

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The organizers of Time's Up say the movement to eradicate discrimination in the workplace will have a presence at Sunday's Oscar show, but has no plans for a red-carpet d...

Emotional afternoon of sisterhood at Essence pre-Oscar lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The speeches by the recipients of Essence magazine's 11th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards have a theme: We are here, and we will be seen. "Black P...

Sunday's Oscar stage features 45 million Swarovski crystals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be half a million Swarovski crystals on the Dolby Theater stage for every year the Oscars have been presented. That's 45 million crystals in honor of Oscar's 90th year. ...

Halle Berry, Quincy Jones, more honor Cheryl Boone Isaacs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Quincy Jones, Halle Berry, Kobe Bryant and Common were among the stars paying tribute to former film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the sixth annual Icon Mann pr...

Will and Jaden Smith create eco-friendly water company: Just

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaden Smith's environmental consciousness was born when he was out surfing at about age 10. He saw plastic water bottles bobbing in the ocean beside him, and he was so upset by it t...

Costume designers celebrate top work at 20th awards show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The president of the Costume Designers Guild says there's so much to the art form, it can't be contained in one award. The organization launched its annu...

Cinematography awards could predict eventual Oscar winner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Society of Cinematographers' annual awards show could predict the eventual Oscar winner in the category. The five cinematographers up for the top priz...