Angela Bassett on career, Hollywood diversity and healthy lifestyle

Angela Bassett gives her thoughts on if she feels her career has received the proper respect despite being an actress of color. She also discusses increased diversity in Hollywood, as well as being an ambassador for “Know Diabetes by Heart,” a joint initiative from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. (Feb. 17)

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Weinstein saw victims as ‘complete disposables’

Harvey Weinstein considered himself such a big shot in Hollywood that he thought he could get away with treating aspiring actresses like “complete disposables,” a prosecutor told a jury in closing arguments Friday at his New York City rape trial. (Feb. 14)

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Oscars: ‘Something is changing’ says Banderas on diversity in Hollywood | AFP

Antonio Banderas starring in ‘Pain and Glory’ says “something is changing,” in Hollywood, which is under scrutiny this awards season for its lack of diversity.

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Hollywood stars hit Oscars red carpet ahead of 92nd Academy awards | AFP

Laura Dern, Antonio Banderas and Sam Mendes among the Hollywood actors and Oscars nominees walking the red carpet moments ahead of the 92nd Academy awards.

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AP Top Stories February 9

Here’s the latest for Sunday, February 9th: Two NYPD officers expected to recover after shooting; Democratic presidential candidates call for unity to defeat Trump; Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan; Hollywood hosting the Academy Awards tonight.

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Stars hit the beach at the Spirit Awards

Hollywood stars hit the beach the day before the Oscars for the Independent Spirit Awards. Several Academy Award nominees were in attendance at the event, including Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern, Bong Joon Ho and Greta Gerwig. (Feb. 8)

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Essence Black Women in Hollywood: ‘We’re all empowering each other’

Kerry Washington, Issa Rae, Lashana Lynch, more, attend Essence Black Women in Hollywood event. (Feb. 7)

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First Celebrity Crush: Olga Kurylenko

When Olga Kurylenko was younger, a talented Hollywood actor turned her head. (Feb. 7)

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First Celebrity Crush: Karolina Kurkova

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova reveals which 1980s Hollywood heartthrobs she fell for in her youth. (Feb. 6)

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Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dead at 103 | AFP

American cinema giant Kirk Douglas died on Wednesday aged 103. His death at his family home in Beverly Hills was confirmed by his son Michael Douglas.

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Workers roll out the Oscars red carpet

Workers rolled out the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards. (Feb. 5)

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Rolling out the Oscars’ red carpet ahead of Sunday’s ceremony | AFP

Workers roll out the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood ahead of Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards. At 900 feet, the trademarked red carpet takes approximately 24 hours to install. IMAGES

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#OscarsSoWhite: founder of Hollywood ‘hashtag’ wonders whether Academy is still ‘relevant’ | AFP

April Reign, founder of the #OscarsSoWhite movement, says the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose members choose the Oscar winners, needs to work on inclusion at all stages of productions and wonders whether the Academy is “still as relevant as they think they are.”

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Oscars organizers preview mostly vegan dinner | AFP

The Oscars dinner menu that will be served on February 9th to Hollywood stars will mostly be vegan. “We have this year a great variety of vegan dishes”, says star chef Wolfgang Puck, “because I think it’s also fun for us”.

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AP Top Stories January 28 P

Here’s the latest for Tuesday, January 28th: Trump defense team argues against calling Bolton during impeachment; Palestinians reject Trump’s peace plan; U.S. health officials expand China travel advisory; Hybrid fitness a huge hit in Hollywood. (Jan. 28)

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Pitt gets emotional after SAG win

Brad Pitt says he was moved by his win at the SAG Awards and muses on why “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” has struck a chord with so many people. Pitt took home Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the movie. (Jan. 20)

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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in NYC

Harvey Weinstein arrived at a New York courthouse on Wednesday as jury selection continues for a second week in the trial of the Hollywood mogul. (Jan. 15)

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Patrick Stewart makes his mark in Hollywood

“Star Trek” actor Sir Patrick Stewart says receiving a hand and footprint ceremony in front of the infamous TCL Chinese Theatre is “an extraordinary, exciting honor.” (Jan. 14)

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Eva Longoria and Latino talents call for more diversity | AFP

Latino artists, including actress Eva Longoria, gather at the launch of LA Collab, an initiative to promote Latino talents in Hollywood, where critics say diversity is lacking.

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“Les Misérables” among Oscar nominees for ‘best foreign film’ | AFP

Ladj Ly’s “Les Misérables” is named among the nominees for the “best foreign film” at the Oscars, to be held in Hollywood on February 9.

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‘Joker’ tops Oscar nominations with 11

Todd Phillips’ “Joker” topped all films with 11 Academy Awards nominations, while Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s Los Angeles fairy tale “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and Sam Mendes’ World War I tale “1917” all trailed close behind with 10 nods apiece. (Jan. 13)

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Oscar best picture nominees announced | AFP

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the nominees for the best picture Oscar, which will be handed out on February 9 in Hollywood. The nominees are: “1917”; “Ford v Ferrari”; “The Irishman”; “Jojo Rabbit”; “Joker”; “Little Women”; “Marriage Story”; “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”; and “Parasite”. SOUNDBITE

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