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Inside the Oscar nominees luncheon, where Hollywood's elite paid tribute to Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES -- Quentin Tarantino breezed through the star-packed crowd, taking daytime formal into uncharted territory in a black-and-orange bowling shirt. Greta Gerwig chatted with Cynthia Erivo. Charlize Theron sat between her proudly beaming mother on one side and Taika Waititi on the other.

In all, 162 of this year's Oscar contenders ...Read more

Longtime Lakers fan Jack Nicholson mourns Kobe Bryant: 'It kills you'

LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood veteran Jack Nicholson is a three-time Oscar winner and 12-time nominee, with more than 70 credits to his name. But on Sunday, he was simply a heartbroken Los Angeles Lakers fan.

Following the sudden death of local hero Kobe Bryant, Nicholson reflected on his relationship with the basketball icon and his home team ...Read more

Amid Kobe Bryant tributes, Grammys watched by 18.7 million viewers, the fewest since 2008

The 62nd Grammy Awards turned into a tribute to late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, but that wasn't enough to keep the audience from slipping 6% compared with last year.

The Sunday telecast on CBS scored 18.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen data. It was the smallest audience for the annual ceremony celebrating the music industry ...Read more

Selena Gomez says she fell victim to 'certain abuse' while dating Justin Bieber

While promoting her latest album, "Rare," Selena Gomez opened up about her past relationship with Justin Bieber, during which the singer and actress said she suffered emotional abuse.

Speaking with NPR on Sunday, Gomez explained how her new single, "Lose You to Love Me," helped her process and move on from the "difficult" experience she had ...Read more

Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle weren't perfect angels. That's why L.A. loved them

LOS ANGELES -- There's this thing that happens when a person dies, especially when that person is famous and the death is unexpected.

Those who are left behind to mourn tend to gloss over the bad decisions and focus on the good deeds, the heroic traits and the uncommonly charitable gestures.

This was very much the case Sunday. Hours after a ...Read more

Netflix turns to first-time filmmakers for an edge in streaming wars

Stefon Bristol had a clear vision of his first feature project. As a graduate film student at NYU, he had already shot a short version of a movie called "See You Yesterday," a story about a science-obsessed New York City teen who masters time travel to save her loved ones.

Bristol knew a film with a young black heroine, an unknown cast and a ...Read more

The 6 must-see Grammy moments, from Lizzo to Demi Lovato

LOS ANGELES -- Lizzo, Demi Lovato and Tyler, the Creator were among the powerhouse musicians who gave us something to talk about at the 62nd Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The telecast, hosted by Grammy winner Alicia Keys, was packed with musical moments from veterans and first-time performers. Here are some of the highlights.

Lizzo's 'razzle-...Read more

At 2020 Grammy Awards, bright new stars bail out the old-boys-club Recording Academy

LOS ANGELES -- Outside, fans mourned the passing of a sports legend -- while inside the music industry anointed a new superstar.

That was the scene Sunday night at Staples Center, where the Recording Academy presented the 62nd Grammy Awards just hours after Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash that sent fans flocking to the ...Read more

'Parasite' is going to win (at least) one Oscar. But is it the right one?

Nearly two decades ago, DreamWorks was on a roll at the Oscars, winning two best picture trophies in a row -- "American Beauty" and "Gladiator" -- and believing it had another surefire nominee with the computer-animated hit "Shrek," a film that studio co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg loved so much that he premiered it in competition at Cannes, the ...Read more

Harvey Weinstein trial: Mimi Haleyi expected to testify about alleged 2006 rape at NY apartment

NEW YORK -- The second of six alleged sexual assault survivors is expected to testify at Harvey Weinstein's New York trial Monday.

Mimi Haleyi, a former production assistant at the Weinstein Co. who worked on shows such as "Project Runway," is expected to tell jurors about an attack she says Weinstein carried out inside his Manhattan apartment ...Read more

Review: The Recording Academy is mired in scandal. The Grammys tried to make you forget it

LOS ANGELES -- The 62nd Grammy Awards had a lot to contend with Sunday night when the ceremony kicked off at Staples Center just hours after Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in the hills above Calabasas along with seven other people.

"We're literally standing here, heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant ...Read more

David Berman and Mark Hollis missing from 2020 Grammys 'In Memoriam'

LOS ANGELES -- This year's Grammys "In Memoriam" segment left out -- and misspelled -- a few key names.

Among those snubbed for their montage moment were Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis and Silver Jews founder David Berman. Sunday's edit also featured "Rick" -- as opposed to the correct "Ric" -- Ocasek, the late leader of Boston rock band the ...Read more

Grammys 2020: Cowpoke chic and a princess in tulle rule the night

LOS ANGELES -- The Grammys arrivals red carpet delivered the escapism we all needed on a night when the scandal-rocked Recording Academy hoped attention was focused on anything but the accusations of former President and Chief Executive Deborah Dugan and TV audiences tuning in were trying to process the tragic news that earlier in the day Laker-...Read more

Musicians, stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at the Grammys

LOS ANGELES -- The mood was celebratory but somber during the 62nd Grammy Awards on Sunday after news broke earlier in the day that Lakers star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also among the nine on board who died.

But Bryant, the iconic basketball player who spent 20 years with ...Read more

Billie Eilish, 18, wins best new artist Grammy award

LOS ANGELES -- Billie Eilish was named best new artist at the 2020 Grammy Awards, beating a competitive field that included Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Rosalia, Maggie Rogers and others.

Referring to her competitors, Eilish said from the stage, "I know your fans are hardcore, they're going to talk s-- about for me for years."

The L.A. native got the ...Read more

L.A. artist Billie Eilish sweeps the 2020 Grammys, winning album, record and song prizes

LOS ANGELES -- L.A.-based singer/songwriter Billie Eilish put an exclamation point on what was a break-out year in 2019 by winning album of the year for "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go" as well as best new artist, record and song of the year.

It was a sweep of the major categories for Eilish, who scored six nominations, tying with ...Read more

Billie Eilish makes history, sweeping all four major categories at 2020 Grammys

LOS ANGELES -- Less than four years ago, when Billie Eilish was preparing for her first-ever performance at the Hi-Hat on York in Highland Park for about 50 people, few could have predicted that the then-15-year-old would go on to sweep the four major categories at the Grammy Awards. On Sunday, the 18-year-old accomplished that feat, in the ...Read more

She did it: Demi Lovato nails powerful comeback performance at the Grammys

LOS ANGELES -- Welcome back, Demi Lovato.

The pop star made a powerful return at the Grammy Awards Sunday night with a raw rendition of her new single, "Anyone," written four days before her widely publicized June 2018 overdose.

The intimate live performance, featuring simply Lovato, a spotlight and a piano, was her first since the incident ...Read more

K-pop's BTS and yodeler Mason Ramsey join Lil Nas X for kitchen-sink 'Old Town Road' Grammy jam

LOS ANGELES -- "Old Town Road" had record-breaking staying power on the charts in part because of its remixes and guests. All of them and then some came out to perform with Lil Nas X at the Grammys.

While the Grammys are known for sometimes-perplexing collaborations onstage, the scattershot assemblage for "Old Town Road" -- K-pop megastars BTS,...Read more

Why didn't FKA twigs sing during the Grammys' Prince tribute?

LOS ANGELES -- The Grammys' tribute to the late Prince was an energetic celebration led by R&B singer Usher, featuring an appearance by British experimental artist FKA twigs.

As Usher sang Prince's 1984 hit "When Doves Cry," the camera panned to a pole propped on a small circular stage where twigs spun upside down, showing off some of the moves...Read more