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1 year 11 months ago

Jets' Tebow trademarking 'Tebowing'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Dropping to a knee like Tim Tebow might cost you now. The New York Jets backup quarterback is trademarking "Tebowing," the move in which he goes down on one knee and holds a clenched fist against his forehead while praying during games. After Tebow led...

2 years 7 months ago

"Hugo" leads Academy Award nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director honor for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Also nominated for best picture Tuesday: the silent film "The Artist"; the family drama "The Descendants"; the Sept. 11...

3 years 6 months ago

The Oscar goes to...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The King's Speech" has been crowned best picture at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors. Colin Firth as stammering British ruler George VI in "The King's Speech"...

4 years 6 months ago

Oscars arrive with predictability out of picture

Too predictable. That's the persistent complaint about the Academy Awards. Not this time - at least for Sunday's top Oscar. The best-picture lineup has expanded to 10 films instead of the usual five this year, and the box-office phenomenon "Avatar" is head-to-head with the low-grossing war story "The Hurt Locker."...

4 years 10 months ago

Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin to co-host Oscars

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are taking on the Oscars. The two Hollywood veterans will share hosting duties at the 82nd Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday. Telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman said Martin and Baldwin are "the perfect pair of...

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