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  • Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations

    May 15, 2017 8:21 AM

    NEW YORK - Beyonce dominated last year's BET Awards with "Lemonade," but there's more juice in her cup. The network told The Associated Press on Monday that the pop star is nominated for seven awards at the 2017 BET Awards. The show will take place June 25 at the... more »
  • Accounting firm takes blame for Oscars flub

    February 27, 2017 10:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The accounting firm responsible for correctly tallying Academy Award winners says its team didn't move quickly enough to correct the incorrect announcement of the best picture winner at Sunday's Oscars. PwC, formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers, says in a statement released Monday night that it accepts full responsibility... more »
  • 'Moonlight' wins best picture after wrong winner mistakenly announced at Oscars

    February 27, 2017 12:41 AM

    The coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" is the winner of the best picture Academy Award. The film won after the end of the awards ceremony was plunged into chaos after "La La Land" was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner. BREAKING UPDATE: Following incorrect announcement, 'Moonlight' has won 'Best... more »
  • Will 'La La' have another day of sun at Sunday's Oscars?

    February 26, 2017 2:13 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Will the 89th Academy Awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for "La La Land"? Probably both. Sunday night's Oscars are shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory. The telecast, which begins at 8:30 p.m. on... more »
  • Casting Oscar: Foundry builds each statuette as work of art

    February 15, 2017 8:36 AM

    ROCK TAVERN, N.Y. - Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood. Workers at the Polich Tallix foundry north of New York City spent the last several months making 60 identical Oscars for the Feb.... more »
  • Could Beyonce finally win album of the year at the Grammys?

    February 12, 2017 3:44 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Ca. - There are few things Beyonce has not conquered, and the Grammy for album of the year is one of them. For the third time, Beyonce is nominated for the coveted trophy, an award given to few R&B-based performers and only two hip-hop acts in the Grammy's... more »
  • Stephen Colbert to host Emmys

    January 23, 2017 6:13 PM

    NEW YORK - Stephen Colbert will host the annual Emmy Awards telecast, this year to be shown on his home network of CBS. The annual awards show honoring the best in television will take place on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles. Colbert is host of the "Late Show" on CBS,... more »
  • John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Metallica set to play Grammys

    January 18, 2017 10:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Metallica are set to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next month. Underwood and Urban are both up for Grammys this year. Underwood's "Church Bells" and Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color" are nominated for best country solo performance.... more »
  • 'Late Late Show's James Corden to host Grammys in February

    November 22, 2016 11:10 AM

    NEW YORK - Late-night host and "Carpool Karaoke" commuter James Corden will be behind the wheel at the Grammy Awards telecast next February. It will be the first turn for Corden presiding over the Grammycast, which for the past five years has had LL Cool J as host. It airs... more »
  • PotashCorp gives $50K for livestock showmanship cash awards

    November 13, 2016 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter says the PotashCorp fertilizer plant in Geismar has given $50,000 to expand cash awards for showmanship at the annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show. The new endowment will provide $125 awards for intermediate and junior showmanship champions in eight categories - dairy cattle, beef cattle,... more »
  • BET Hip-Hop Awards holds taping of show in Atlanta

    September 17, 2016 4:00 PM

    ATLANTA - Snoop Dogg hosted the BET Hip-Hop Awards for three straight years. Now, the ultra-smooth West Coast rapper will be honored with the "I Am Hip Hop" award during BET's 11th annual award show Saturday. The event will be videotaped at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre near Atlanta. The... more »
  • Residents concerned on how to fight Zika in Louisiana Play Video

    August 2, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With the recent spike in Zika cases in Florida, Louisianians are wondering what they can do to prevent infection and how they can get tested. Health officials have urged pregnant women to stay away from north Miami where ten additional Zika cases have been reported, totaling... more »
  • Film academy invites 683 new members to join

    June 29, 2016 4:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization. The academy says its invitees are 46 percent female, 41 percent... more »
  • Four Tigers take All-SEC baseball honors

    May 24, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Four LSU Tigers made the All-SEC Baseball Honors list after conference coaches cast their votes on Monday. LSU junior shortstop Kramer Robertson and sophomore DH Bryce Jordan received the First-Team All-SEC squad award. Right fielder Antoine Duplantis appeared on the Freshman All-SEC team list, and second... more »
  • State Police to honor heroes at awards ceremony on Tuesday

    May 9, 2016 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police will hold an awards ceremony to honor law enforcement as well as civilian heroes from across the state on Tuesday. The annual awards ceremony will honor State Troopers, civilians, and public safety personnel for their efforts, accomplishments and heroic actions over the past year. The... more »
  • Baker High Concert Band wins national competition

    May 4, 2016 2:49 PM

    BAKER - The Baker High Concert Band announced Wednesday they recently won the top musicianship award at the national 2016 Spring Music Festival competition in Orlando. The band took home the High School Grand Champion Award for Instrumental Music in the competition. Baker High also received a Superior Rating... more »
  • TOPS bill that would cut link to tuition wins final passage

    May 3, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill that would put the value of TOPS awards in the deep freeze rather than allow them to rise with tuition was met with House approval Monday. It’s the first reform to the popular tuition program of the legislative session so far to win final... more »
  • EBRSO K-9 Division wins big at Canine Trials

    May 2, 2016 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office K-9 Division attended the United States Canine Association (USPCA) Region 10 field trails hosted by BRPD/EBRSO and placed for multiple awards. The trials were for patrol canines and narcotics detection canine teams. Captain James Broussard’s K-9 “INDO” won first place in the... more »
  • VOTE: Top 10 Oscars snubs filmed in Louisiana

    February 28, 2016 2:56 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Hollywood is bracing for an Academy Awards that, more than any in recent memory, has the feel of a high-stakes showdown. After a second straight year of all-white acting nominees prompted industry-wide scrutiny, viewers and stars alike are hanging on the opening words of host Chris Rock.... more »
  • Heat taking its place at Emmy's

    September 20, 2015 7:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Ca. - With temperatures nearing 100 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, fans in the bleachers outside the Emmy Awards are resorting to fans - both paper and electric - to keep cool. The hundreds of people in bleachers on the red carpet on Sunday are in good spirits... more »
  • Coach Breaux, Hall claim top SEC gymnastics awards

    March 26, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Gymnastics head coach D-D Breaux has received the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year award, and senior Lloimincia Hall has earned the SEC Event Specialist of the Year award in a vote by league coaches, according to an announcement from the SEC office Thursday. Breaux,... more »
  • Sam Smith wins 4 Grammys, Beck takes home album of the year

    February 9, 2015 2:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Sam Smith's soulful sound and heartbreaking songs resonated with fans - and his breakthrough was solidified when he took home three of the top four Grammy Awards on Sunday, though Beck earned a surprise win for album of the year. "I want to thank the man... more »
  • Meet EBR's Students of the Year Play Video

    February 5, 2015 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of students, parents and teachers gathered last night to celebrate the best of the best in education: the East Baton Rouge Parish Students of the Year. Dozens of students from just about every school in the system were honored for their academic achievement, leadership and community... more »
  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    January 28, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK - The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox also will be paired with newcomer Hozier and Jessie J with Tom Jones at the Feb. 8... more »
  • 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood' top winners at Critics' Choice Awards

    January 16, 2015 1:58 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Fresh off their Oscar nominations, "Birdman" and "Boyhood" added to their awards-season haul with multiple wins at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The Broadcast Film Critics Associated presented "Birdman" with a leading seven prizes Thursday, but its top honor, best picture, went to Richard Linklater's coming-of-age... more »
  • EBRSO K-9 Team wins national championship

    October 29, 2014 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday that the EBRSO K-9 Team took championship honors at the 2014 United States Police Canine Association National Trial. Captain James Broussard and Lt. Steven Whitstine along with K-9 units Indo and Tigo attended 2014 USPCA trials held... more »
  • National Guardsmen honored in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 10, 2014 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - American heroes were honored Sunday afternoon for their service in the military. Members of the 844th and 1021st Engineer Company, and the 2228th Military Police Company along with the 159th Fighter Wing were all honored with the Louisiana War Cross award. More than 360 National Guardsmen... more »

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