LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane and Walt Disney Co. chief executive Bob Iger will be joining the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame.
NEW YORK (AP) — At the poignant memorial service for Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress was remembered for all the things that made her famous — her glamour, her sublime talent, her...
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trio of Emmy-honored actors are winners again for their guest performances in TV series, joined by an awards newcomer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson will join the cast as a series regular in Ava DuVernay's new romance anthology series on OWN, "Cherish the Day."
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — In the trailer to the new Netflix documentary "The Black Godfather," powerful figures in entertainment, sports and politics tell just how Clarence Avant, who once walked...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denzel Washington was the man of the hour Thursday night with everyone from Julia Roberts to Spike Lee turning out to celebrate him as this year's recipient of the AFI Life...
NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by the late civil-rights activist Dovey Johnson Roundtree is being reissued, and a film version is in the works.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg teased Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall about the beginnings of their relationship, actress Cicely Tyson brought more than a few people to tears while proudly clutching her Oscar and publicist Marvin Levy sang a few lines from "Hamilton" to an audience that included Lin-Manuel Miranda at a lively Governors Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Academy honors Tyson, Schifrin and more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lalo Schifrin's unconventional scores have a way of getting into your head and staying there. The Argentinian composer has written more than 100 arrangements for film and television, including "Dirty Harry," Bullitt," ''Cool Hand Luke," and, perhaps most famously, the theme for "Mission: Impossible."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson received her first and only Oscar nomination in 1972. It was for best actress for her work in "Sounder," which she thinks of as her first major role. She wasn't called to the stage that year — Liza Minnelli was for "Cabaret" — but now 45 years later, Tyson is finally getting her Oscar.
"It is an emotionally wrenching matter to me," Tyson said.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Cicely Tyson, composer Lalo Schifrin and publicist Martin Levy will be getting honorary Oscar statuettes this fall at the film academy's Governors Awards, while producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will receive the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the honorees Wednesday after a Tuesday night vote by its board of governors.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson's legend is being cemented into film history.
Turner Classic Movies says it will honor the 93-year-old actress and activist with an official hand-and-footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on April 27.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Cicely Tyson performed a Langston Hughes poem as she accepted a lifetime achievement award from Ebony magazine.
Adding years and grit to her voice, Tyson recited "Mother to Son" from memory, telling the audience at the magazine's annual Power 100 gala Thursday that "Life for me ain't been no crystal stair." When she got to the line about "don't you turn back," people cheered.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and innovators who inspired him over the years and "helped make me who I am."
"Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, personal way, in ways that they probably couldn't imagine," Obama said in concluding an hour-long ceremony Tuesday in the White House East Room.