Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller "Get Out," to a chart-topping opening weekend with $30.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday. The Blumhouse-produced …
Five facts about Sunday’s 89th Annual Academy Awards:
IT’S AN HONOR TO BE NOMINATED: But after 21 nominations, it would be nice for sound mixer Kevin O’Connell to finally win. The most nominated artist without a win, O’Connell has another chance this year for his work in “Hacksaw Ridge.”
#NOTSOWHITE: This is the first time in Oscars’ 89-year history that black performers were nominated in all acting categories.
By LINDSEY BAHR
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Paxton, the prolific and charismatic actor whose many memorable roles included an astronaut in “Apollo 13” and a treasure hunter in “Titanic,” has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.
A family representative issued a statement Sunday on the death but provided no further details.
Paxton, a Fort Worth, Texas, native, appeared in dozens of movies and television shows and seemed to be around when history was made both on and off screen.
Correspondents’ dinner? Nah. And don’t even think about Thin Mints. A White House spokesperson, explaining President Donald Trump’s decision to dash tradition and skip this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, told George Stephanopoulos this morning that the president spends enough time with reporters “as it is,” so why “walk into a room for a couple of hours and pretend that some of that tension isn’t there?”
She also brought up Girl Scout cookies and…