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- Kickstarter says hackers got customer data Updated: Feb-16-14 5:19 pm
- Essence to honor African-American men in cinema Updated: Feb-10-14 9:58 am
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Director Spike Lee will attend a 25th-anniversary screening of "Do The Right Thing" at late movie critic Roger Ebert's film festival.
March 16: Comedian Jerry Lewis is 88. Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 73. Game-show host Chuck Woolery is 73. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 72. Actor Victor Garber ("Alias") is 65. Actor Erik Estrada is 65. Actress Kate Nelligan is 63. Country singer Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel is 63. Guitarist-singer Nancy Wilson of Heart is 60. Actress Isabelle Huppert is 59. Actor Clifton Powell ("Ray," ''Norbit") is 58. Rapper Flavor Flav of Public Enemy is 55. Actor Jerome Flynn ("Game of Thrones") is 51. Folk singer Patty Griffin is 50. Singer Tracy Bonham is 47. Actress Lauren Graham is 47. Actor Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock") is 45. Singer Blu Cantrell is 38.
LOS ANGELES - Show Bits brings you the 86th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
BEVERLY HILLS, California - "This is historic!" a photographer yelled as he surveyed the image before him - Sidney Poitier in the center, Spike Lee to his right, Tyler Perry to his left and more than two dozen other black men in Hollywood, from Blair Underwood to Omar Epps, huddled tight around the legend, posing with a purpose.
NEW ORLEANS - Kobe Bryant acknowledges the best days of his brilliant career might be in the past. He still wants to play in another NBA All-Star game, though.
Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.
LOS ANGELES - Essence is known for honoring black women, but during Oscar week, it'll also be lauding the accomplishments of African-American men in film.