Mo’Nique, Waltz win LA critics’ supporting honors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo'Nique has won the supporting-actress award for "Precious" and Christoph Waltz has earned the supporting-actor prize for "Inglourious Basterds" from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Mo'Nique won for her role...

‘Princess and the Frog’ hops to No. 1 with $25M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Princess and the Frog" earned a big wet kiss from family audiences as the animated musical leaped to No. 1 with $25 million in its first weekend of nationwide...

‘Hurt Locker’ wins LA Critics’ best-picture prize

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Iraq War drama "The Hurt Locker" has been chosen as the year's best picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Kathryn Bigelow, the filmmaker behind "The Hurt Locker," was...

‘Precious,’ ‘Up,’ ‘Hangover’ make AFI top-10 list

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dramas "Precious" and "The Hurt Locker," the comedies "Up in the Air" and "The Hangover" and the animated tales "Up" and "Coraline" are among the top-10 movies of the...

Johnny Depp can’t get used to winning awards

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp suspects he'll never get used to receiving awards for his acting work. Depp, best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's "Pirates of...

Obama’s brother turns down film role

'GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — President Barack Obama's half brother in China says he has not accepted requests to be in the movie "Let the Bullets Fly" because he wants to focus on his writing...

President Obama gives himself a B-plus grade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, in an interview that aired Sunday, gave himself "a good solid B-plus" grade for his first year in office. Speaking with fellow Chicagoan Oprah Winfrey, the president claimed progress...

Obamas join stars for Christmas benefit concert

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital got in the holiday spirit Sunday night when music legends Neil Diamond and Mary J. Blige performed for President Barack Obama at the annual "Christmas in Washington" concert. The...

‘Avatar’ joins tradition of the Hollywood colossus

NEW YORK (AP) — It's fair to say that it's a risky venture create a movie about an exotically colored, 10-foot-tall tribe called the Na'vi and spend more money making it than any other...

1 term’s enough for France’s Carla Bruni

PARIS (AP) — French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy says it's up to her husband to decide whether to run for a second term in office in 2012 but says "one term would satisfy me." In...

Stephanopoulos starts early shift as ‘GMA’ co-host

EW YORK (AP) — George Stephanopoulos (STEFF'-uh-nop-oh-luss) is tackling the early shift in his new job co-anchoring ABC's "Good Morning America." Robin Roberts termed it "the dawn of a new day" as she welcomed Stephanopoulos...

French rocker Hallyday wakes from coma

PARIS (AP) — Johnny Hallyday's press relations office says the French rocker has emerged from a medically induced coma he had been in since last week. In an e-mail, the Paris-based 96b press relations office...

Erin Andrews, accused stalker due in court

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Erin Andrews plans to be in a Los Angeles courtroom when a man accused of secretly filming her nude enters an expected guilty plea to stalking. A hearing is set for...

Tiger Inc.’s image crash to make sponsors cautious

Can companies afford the risk of signing multimillion-dollar contracts with celebrity endorsers? The self-destruction of Tiger Inc. has some saying the billion-dollar athlete may be a thing of the past. Celebrity endorsers can help boost...

Sports Illustrated puts Stephen Colbert on cover

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert has joined the legions of athletes and swimsuit models to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. The host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" appears on the front of...

Cobain’s mother gets guardianship of granddaughter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love has been placed in a temporary guardianship, court records show. A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted control over 17-year-old Frances Bean...

Grizz Chapman of ’30 Rock’ needs kidney transplant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Grizz Chapman of "30 Rock" said Monday he needs a kidney transplant and wants to raise awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure, which led to his condition. Chapman...

Damon, Waltz nominated for supporting actor Globe

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The 57th annual Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actor in a motion picture have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Matt Damon ("Invictus"), Woody Harrelson ("The Messenger"),...

Golden Globe animated film nominations announced

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The 57th annual Golden Globe nominations for best animated film have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The category's five nominees announced Tuesday morning...

Golden Globe nominations announced

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The 57th annual Golden Globe nominations for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the...