Fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes prepares to go on trial
Jury selection in the fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes began Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the fallen Silicon Valley star now facing felony charges alleging she duped elite financial backers, customers and patients into believing that her startup was about to revolutionize medicine.
A by-the-numbers look at a year of Oscar diversity, firsts
10 — Nominations for “Mank," the most of any film this year, with nods for best picture, best director for Fincher, best actor for Gary Oldman and best supporting actress for Seyfried. In the best supporting actor category, Heath Ledger and Ralph Richardson were nominated, with Ledger winning for “The Dark Knight” in 2009. 5 — African nations that have received nominations for best international feature, now that Tunisia has its first nominee, “The Man Who Sold His Skin." 4 — Nominations received by “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao, a record for a woman in a record year for women. 1 — Man nominated for both best actor and best original song.
'Mank' leads Oscar nominations in a year of record diversity
Zhao, the first woman of color nominated for best director, is the most nominated woman in a single year in Oscar history. She was also tipped for the film’s adapted screenplay, editing and as a producer in the best picture category. “I just quietly gave thanks and felt some gratitude.”Davis, who won for her performance in 2016’s “Fences,” landed her fourth Oscar nomination, making her the most nominated Black actress ever. The Academy Awards would typically have happened by now but this year will be telecast April 25. “Collective,” the Romanian documentary about investigative journalism and government corruption, became just the second film nominated for both best documentary and best international film.
Santa Barbara Film Festival unveils its 2021 lineup
Bill Murray poses for a portrait at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival in Toronto on Sepy.9, 2012, left, and Carey Mulligan poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 25, 2020. Murray will receive the Maltin Modern Master Award and Mulligan will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award during this year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival. (Photos by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, left, and Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is always starry a celebration of up and coming filmmakers and Oscar hopefuls, but this year the programmers have also decided to make it more accessible. Virtuoso Award recipients include Riz Ahmed, Maria Bakalova, Kinglsey Ben-Adir, Andra Day, Sidney Flanigan, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim and Zendaya. AdThe Santa Barbara International Film Festival regularly attracts more than 100,000 attendees annually.
'Nomadland,' 'Rocks' lead more diverse BAFTA nominations
This image released by Altitude shows, from left, Kosar Ali, Ruby Stokes and Bukky Bakray in a scene from "Rocks." Much like previous Academy Awards controversies, last year's nominations by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts were denounced for their all-male directing nominees and all-white acting nominees, a backlash that spawned a #BaftasSoWhite hashtag. The British academy responded with a seven-month review. Also nominated are Lee Isaac Chung for the family drama “Minari” and Thomas Vinterberg for the Danish dark comedy “Another Round.”More films were nominated, too. ___AP's Hilary Fox contributed to this report from London___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP
The glam was back at the Golden Globes, albeit at a distance
And they were ready, style wise, as the Globes split hosts, with Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton and Tina Fey at the Rainbow Room in New York. Backstage after the show, Sudeikis told reporters he owns a multitude of hoodies but chose the one emblazoned with “Forward” on the front and “Listen + Lead” on the back as fitting for the unusual night. “I wanted to feel festive and go for it,” she told NBC. Sarah Paulson held her little black pooch on screen and Emma Corrin's fluffy white cat grabbed a moment for itself. AdLydia Marks, a New York set decorator, told The Associated Press the evening's technical challenges were many.
'First Cow,' 'Nomadland' top AP's best films of 2020
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Frances McDormand in a scene from the film "Nomadland" by Chloe Zhao. Here are our picks for the best movies of 2020:JAKE COYLE1. “David Byrne’s American Utopia”: Spike Lee’s fiction films make more noise but he’s quietly one of the best documentary filmmakers we have. He may have made the best film of the year in his short film “New York, New York,” a tribute to an undefeatable pandemic-stricken city. It's also, with a glorious rendering of Harlem, one of the best New York movies in years.
New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes
Because live shows aren’t really a thing in 2020, she’s launching a holiday TV special on Apple TV+ on Friday. “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” will includes a mix of musical performances and dancing with amination. — Shawn Mendes released his debut album in 2015 and he’s dropping his fourth effort Friday. Along with the album is the Netflix documentary called “Shawn Mendes: In Wonder,” which is available for streaming and follows Mendes’ rise and journey over the last few years. — Christmas came early when Carrie Underwood released her first holiday album in September, and on Thursday she’ll debut a musical TV special to accompany the album.
Here's How the 'Mean Girls' Cast Celebrated Their Iconic October 3rd
On Thursday, October 3rd, the former Mean Girls star took to Instagram to share some exciting news while reuniting the comedy's cast. The sweet video ends with Bennett reciting his famous Mean Girls quote, "What day is it?" Meanwhile, Mean Girls creator and writer Tina Fey and Mean Girls superfan Busy Phillips hosted a viewing party on the Mean Girls' Broadway musical's Facebook. For more on Mean Girls, watch below. RELATED CONTENT:11 Things You Didn't Know About 'Mean Girls' and Behind-the-Scenes Secrets With the CastAmanda Seyfried Shares Her Favorite Part of Shooting 'Mean Girls' Ahead of 15th Anniversary (Exclusive)Lindsay Lohan Reunites With 'Mean Girls' Co-Star Jonathan Bennett for New 'Beach Club' After-Show
Amanda Seyfried Shares Hospital Throwback Photo Breastfeeding Her Baby Daughter
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Milo Ventimiglia Says New Movie Will Make You Cry Just as Much as 'This Is Us' (Exclusive)
Milo Ventimiglia just gave us even more of a reason to fall in love with him! In the movie, Ventimiglia plays an aspiring Formula One race car driver named Denny Swift, who has a special bond with his adorable golden retriever, Enzo. In addition to the tight bond he forms with Enzo, Ventimiglia's Denny also develops a relationship with a love interest named Eve, played by Amanda Seyfried. "I have to explain to the TV wife [Mandy Moore] that I have a movie wife now. Seyfried then chimed in, telling ET that she agrees with Ventimiglia's former proclamation that the movie is indeed emotional.
Amanda Seyfried Is Down To Do a Duet With Taylor Swift After 'Mean' Cover (Exclusive)
While Seyfried admitted she hasn't heard from Swift just yet, she seemed up for a collaboration with the "ME!" "I mean, I would do a duet with Tay Swiz," Seyfried said, before putting a limit on her burgeoning music career. Seyfried also spoke about the Mean Girls reference-filled performance as a whole, which she did alongside Broadway's original Gretchen Wieners, Ashley Park. God, taking it back to that... album is so smart and making the Mean Girls tie is really fun," Seyfried, who starred as Karen Smith in the 2004 movie, said. "I brought this handkerchief that Milo gave to me during the table read in Vancouver last spring and I soaked that," Seyfried said of her emotions following the table read.