Posts Tagged Entertainment

Putting Oscar on the block

This photo provided by Nate D. Sanders Inc. shows actor James Cagney's 1942 Oscar statuette for best actor, awarded for his performance as George M. Cohan in the film, "Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The auctioneer Nate D. Sanders will sell the Oscar statuette to the highest bidder on November 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nate D. Sanders Inc.)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February.

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Handler apologizes for watermelon joke at awards

In this Oct. 10, 2006 file photo, Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket attends the Second Annual Quill Awards at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler is apologizing for comments made at the National Book Awards that have been criticized as racist.

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CBS news chairman stepping down

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager says he is leaving that role after four years to go back to his former full-time job as top producer at “60 Minutes.”

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Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson calls out a play to teammates in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia. Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company's Zoom Flight ’96 collection. The ambiguously titled sneaker has the No. 3 _ Iverson’ number _ on each back heel and the red, white and blue colors of the Philadelphia 76ers. Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in a statement Thursday that the version of the shoe Iverson protested won’t hit stores. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he’s endorsed by rival Reebok.

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Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

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