- Los Angeles man charged in severed head case Updated: Mar-10-14 11:46 pm
- Legendary racehorse to get new resting place Updated: Mar-10-14 5:50 pm
- Skin care business owner charged with murder plot Updated: Mar-07-14 9:02 pm
- '300' sequel faces tough sell with missing lead Updated: Mar-06-14 12:14 pm
- Former winners reflect at Oscar party Updated: Mar-03-14 11:15 am
- SHOW BITS: A tale of 2 red carpets Updated: Mar-02-14 8:40 pm
- Nyong'o admits complexion was 'obstacle' in youth Updated: Feb-27-14 10:49 pm
- Oscars expect sun, but ready for rain on show day Updated: Feb-27-14 7:07 pm
- Correction: Movie Investment Scams story Updated: Feb-27-14 12:46 pm
- Perry, Lee and Poitier feted at Essence event Updated: Feb-27-14 11:38 am
- Film students, not models, prep for Oscar stage Updated: Feb-27-14 7:58 am
- Global Green party kicks off Oscar week Updated: Feb-27-14 5:16 am
- 'Die Hard' director freed from prison after year Updated: Feb-25-14 8:19 pm
- Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs' game change Updated: Feb-25-14 5:38 pm
- Man pleads not guilty to killing retired teacher Updated: Feb-24-14 9:59 pm
- US judge mulls sending phone hacking case to UK Updated: Feb-24-14 9:02 pm
- Firefighters hurt in West Hollywood building fire Updated: Feb-18-14 4:32 pm
- Lupita Nyong'o is Hollywood's new fixation Updated: Feb-18-14 3:53 pm
- In Sochi gay rights debate, stars stay offstage Updated: Feb-17-14 9:04 am
- Vandalism, other charges in LA police car attack Updated: Feb-13-14 5:20 pm
- Celebrities react to Shirley Temple's death Updated: Feb-12-14 3:01 am
- Curls and dimples: Shirley Temple dies at 85 Updated: Feb-11-14 2:54 pm
- Shirley Temple's Hollywood star in storage Updated: Feb-11-14 11:19 am
- Los Angeles murder suspect nabbed in San Francisco Updated: Feb-10-14 11:58 am
- Essence to honor African-American men in cinema Updated: Feb-10-14 9:58 am
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a man with killing his live-in boyfriend and dumping his severed head, hands and feet near the Hollywood sign two years ago.
INGLEWOOD, California - The legendary racehorse Native Diver is being exhumed from the former Hollywood Park racetrack and will be moved to a new resting place in Southern California.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - The owner of a West Hollywood beauty salon who claims to have worked on Hollywood celebrities has been charged with plotting to kill a competitor.
LOS ANGELES - Selling "300: Rise of an Empire" was already going to be difficult even before its leading man went missing from promotional duties. Nearly all the main characters died in the original "300," and it's been seven long years since the heavily stylized and bloody Greeks-versus-Persians action film became a worldwide blockbuster.
BEVERLY HILLS, California - Actors Jon Voight, Martin Landau and George Chakiris all have one shiny, golden thing in common.
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 - There wasn't a dry eye in the house Thursday when Lupita Nyong'o delivered an emotional speech while accepting her honor for best breakout performance at Essence magazine's seventh annual Women in Hollywood luncheon.
LOS ANGELES - Like the annual Tournament of Roses parade, the Oscars are usually blessed with standard Southern California weather: sunshine and blue skies.
LOS ANGELES - In a story Feb. 20 about six people being charged with bilking investors with phony movie scams, The Associated Press, relying on a statement from the U.S. attorney's office, erroneously reported that neither film was produced. In fact, the movie "Beyond the Mat" was shot, according to producer Kase Chong and a U.S. attorney's spokesman.
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.
LOS ANGELES - Bryson Kemp looks camera ready in his tuxedo. Bound for the Oscars, the 19-year-old is the picture of elegance.
HOLLYWOOD, California - Global Green USA kicked off Oscar week with a worthy celebration dedicated to rebuilding communities subject to environmental degradation.
LOS ANGELES - "Die Hard" director John McTiernan is free from federal prison in South Dakota. He served most of a one-year sentence for lying about his association with a private investigator to illegally wiretap a movie producer.
BEVERLY HILLS, California - When Bette Davis became the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1941, it's believed she was met with such opposition by the predominantly male organization that she resigned after two months.
LOS ANGELES - A convicted killer has pleaded not guilty to strangling his prison pen pal, a retired Hollywood High School English teacher.
LOS ANGELES - A federal judge in Los Angeles suggested Monday that Great Britain would be the proper place for a Hollywood stuntwoman to pursue a lawsuit against News Corp. and related companies over alleged phone hacking.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - Arson investigators were on the scene of an early-morning fire at a West Hollywood office building that injured two firefighters, shut down a busy thoroughfare and caused an estimated $2.5 million in damage, authorities said.
BEVERLY HILLS, California - Lupita Nyong'o is preparing herself for normalcy. After the frenzy that's followed her gripping performance in "12 Years a Slave," she wants to be ready for life back home in New York.
LOS ANGELES - The combination appeared custom-made for a grand display of Hollywood activism: a stirring human rights cause and the international platform that is the Winter Olympics.
LOS ANGELES - A 27-year-old man accused of smashing the windows of a police car in Hollywood while people dressed as superheroes watched has been charged with vandalism, burglary and grand theft.
LOS ANGELES - The praises of Shirley Temple are being sung by celebrities across Hollywood who remembered her as America's prolific little darling.
Any kid who ever tap-danced at a talent show or put on a curly wig and auditioned for "Annie" can only dream of being as beloved - or as important - as Shirley Temple.
LOS ANGELES - The timing of Shirley Temple's death has forced a change in the tradition of placing flowers at a Hollywood Walk of Fame star when an honoree dies.
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco police have arrested a man wanted for investigation of a Los Angeles-area stabbing death.
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.