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Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' poised to lead Oscar nominations
NEW YORK (AP) -- Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" will vie for the most Oscar nominations Tuesday, but just as much attention may be focused on categories where women could make history....



Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedian
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case....



South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family on Tuesday....



Diamond says he has Parkinson's, retires from touring
NEW YORK (AP) -- Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease....



A Grammy curse? Milli Vanilli's Fab Morvan, others reflect
NEW YORK (AP) -- Winning the best new artist Grammy is a goal for most breakthrough performers, but for some of its recipients, it can create pressure to match previous success or surpass it....



He said, she said: AP writers predict Grammy winners
NEW YORK (AP) -- Here at The Associated Press, we've written stories for years about how the Grammys have dissed rap, R&B and other evolving genres before others wrote about the hot topic after Beyonce lost to Adele last year. Check our records....



'Tosca' to air as part of Met Opera's 'Live in HD' series
NEW YORK (AP) -- You've probably heard how all three original stars dropped out of the Metropolitan Opera's new "Tosca" and how the conductor had to be replaced twice. But did you know about the flap over the angel's wings?...



NBC's Kelly says Fonda has 'no business' lecturing her
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC's Megyn Kelly lashed out at actress Jane Fonda Monday in a simmering dispute over an interview gone awry, even invoking the old "Hanoi Jane" nickname....



AP Exclusive: 6 new rules to prevent Oscars envelope gaffe
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After taking responsibility for the epic best picture flub at the Oscars last year, Tim Ryan of PwC got down to business....



'Hobbit' director Peter Jackson making WWI documentary
LONDON (AP) -- "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson is going from Middle Earth to the Western Front, transforming grainy black-and-white footage of World War I into 3-D color for a new documentary film....