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Jackson lawyers to launch case against tour promoter

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Lawyers for Michael Jackson’s mother will launch their case Monday for massive compensation from the promoter of his last doomed tour, at the trial over the late King of Pop’s 2009 death.

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Hollywood hits red carpet for unpredictable Oscars

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A statue in the likeness of an Oscar award is displayed on the red carpet for the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. The Academy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Hollywood hit the red carpet Sunday for the Oscars, with Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo” bidding to edge out Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” in one of the most open races in years.

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Hollywood gathers for unpredictable Oscars show

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Brett Laudermilk swallows a sword in front of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! at the Hollywood and Highland complex in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Ripley's was celebrating a sword swallowers day as the area prepares for Sunday night's Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater.  Hollywood's finest gathered Sunday for the Oscars, with Ben Affleck's Iran hostage drama "Argo" bidding to edge out Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."  AP PHOTO/REED SAXON

Hollywood’s finest gathered Sunday for the Oscars, with Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo” bidding to edge out Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” in one of the least predictable races in years.

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Could 9-year-old win youngest best actress Oscar?

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Photo dated February 4, 2013 shows actress Quvenzhane Wallis attending the 85th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel  in Beverly Hills, California. Quvenzhane Wallis was five, and the filmmakers were only auditioning girls at least six years old.  But they believed her fib and tried her out -- and were blown away, giving her the starring role in low budget film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" over 4,000 other hopefuls.  And now she could become the youngest ever winner of the best actress Oscar, at the 85th Academy Awards, the climax of Hollywood's annual awards season, next weekend.    AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck / FILES

She landed the part by lying about her age: Quvenzhane Wallis was five, and the filmmakers were only auditioning girls at least six years old.

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Grammys set for fun. night, but with clothes on

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Taylor Swift. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The music world gathers in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Grammys, with oddly-punctuated indie pop band fun. hoping to win big at the industry’s top awards show — as long as they keep their clothes on.

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‘Argo,’ ‘Les Miserables’ win big at Golden Globes

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This film image released by Universal Pictures shows Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, left, and Anne Hathaway as Fantine in a scene from "Les Miserables."  The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.  The 85th Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 on ABC.  AP/Universal Pictures

Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo” and musical “Les Miserables” were the big winners Sunday at the Golden Globes, while Steven Spielberg’s presidential drama “Lincoln” won only one major award.

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Spielberg eyes gold as Golden Globes opens with gags

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Director Steven Spielberg, right, and Kate Capshaw arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

The Golden Globes got underway Sunday with Steven Spielberg’s presidential drama “Lincoln” the frontrunner for the major prizes, against rivals including Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow.

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Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ tops Oscar nods with 12

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This undated publicity photo provided by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis, center, as Abraham Lincoln in a scene from the film "Lincoln." The film was nominated Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.  AP PHOTO/DREAMWORKS, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX, DAVID JAMES

Steven Spielberg’s taut political drama “Lincoln” won the Oscars election Thursday to secure 12 nominations for the Academy Awards, the climax of Hollywood’s annual prizes season.

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Thriller ‘Homeland’ dethrones ‘Mad Men’ at Emmys

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Spy thriller “Homeland” won best TV drama at the Emmy awards Sunday, ending retro cult show “Mad Men” four-year unbroken run, while “Modern Family” was named best comedy for the third straight year.

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George Lucas in ‘evil empire’ row with neighbors

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Director George Lucas, left, and actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrive for the screening of Cosmopolis at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 25, 2012. Lucas has dismissed claims he is waging "class warfare" by selling some of his land for low-income housing, after rich neighbors nixed plans for new studio space.  AP PHOTO/JOEL RYAN

“Star Wars” director George Lucas has dismissed claims he is waging “class warfare” by selling some of his land for low-income housing, after rich neighbors nixed plans for new studio space.

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George Clooney, Obama’s celebrity activist-in-chief

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George Clooney. FILE PHOTO

George Clooney, who hosts a star-studded fundraiser for Barack Obama Thursday, is a Hollywood A-lister turned activist for liberal causes like Sudan, Haiti – and now the US leader’s re-election.

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Hollywood holds breath as ‘Artist’ eyes Oscar gold

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The race for Oscars glory comes to a climax Sunday as Hollywood gathers for the 84th Academy Awards, with hit silent movie “The Artist” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” leading down to the wire.

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