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Four movies receive 10 or more Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES — Powered by Joaquin Phoenix’s gritty performance, “Joker” earned a leading 11 nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards, while the mob saga “The Irishman,” the World War I drama “1917” and the Manson-era tale “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” each collected 10 nominations. All four films scored nominations in the best picture Read More…

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Television’s ‘Robin’ receives star on Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — Burt Ward, best known for his portrayal of Robin on ABC’s campy 1960s “Batman” series, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Jan. 9, next to that of his late co-star, Adam West. Filmmaker Kevin Smith and television personalities Maria Menounos and Nancy O’Dell were among those joining Ward at the Read More…

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D.A. files rape charges against film mogul Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — As he prepares to go on trial in New York on similar allegations, former film producer Harvey Weinstein was charged Jan. 6 in Los Angeles with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another during a two-day period in 2013. Weinstein, 67, was charged with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by Read More…