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Alison Brie weighs in on sexual misconduct allegations against brother-in-law James Franco

E!’s red carpet coverage of the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild awards got off to an awkward start when host Giuliana Rancic asked nominee Alison Brie a surprise question about the sexual misconduct allegations against her brother-in-law, James Franco.

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Brie is married to Franco’s brother, Dave Franco, who appears in “The Disaster Artist” alongside James and Brie.

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Rancic began by pointing out that both she and Brie are supporters of the Time’s Up movement: “So much of the movement has to do with transparency and, as you know, your family and your brother-in-law has been in the news recently. What are your thoughts on that and what can you share about how that’s affected you and your family?”

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Brie responded: “I think that above all what we’ve always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward. I obviously support my family and not everything that’s been reported is fully accurate, so I think we’re waiting to get all of the information. But of course I think now is a time for listening and that’s what we’re all trying to do.”

Watch the awkward exchange below:

With a lighter touch, SAG Awards follows a familiar script

With a still undetermined awards race and an industry undergoing tectonic shifts with the Me Too and Time's Up movements, awards shows have become canaries in the coal mine.

After the Golden Globes, it was clear that the entertainment business was not shying away from its problems, but the Screen Actors Guild Awards suggested that perhaps the Hollywood reckoning is now following a familiar script.

There were big moments Sunday at the 24th annual celebration of actors, like Harvey Weinstein accusers Marisa Tomei and Rosanna Arquette naming some of the key silence breakers who lit the fuse to the movement, and big questions about what would happen if the recently accused James Franco and Aziz Ansari won in their categories (they didn't).

But much of the evening was numbingly similar to what we've seen before, from the winners — like "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" — to the commentary on why the crusade is important and gestures like having nearly all female presenters.

"We are living in a watershed moment," first ever SAG Awards host Kristen Bell said in her opening monologue, which stayed light. "Let's make sure that we're leading the charge with empathy and diligence."

After winning big at the Globes, the Western-inspired revenge tale "Three Billboards" dominated the major film awards with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

It was almost an exact repeat of the major Golden Globe Award wins with Gary Oldman also winning best actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour" and Allison Janney taking supporting actress for playing Tonya Harding's mother in "I, Tonya."

With many prominent men in Hollywood facing accusations of sexual misconduct, virtually every aspect of the awards season has been impacted by the scandal — from questions on the red carpet to anxiety over who might be nominated, attend or win any given ceremony.

Both Franco and Ansari two weeks ago won Golden Globe Awards while wearing Time's Up pins before being accused of sexual misconduct and, in Ansari's case, aggressive sexual behavior by an anonymous accuser. Both were nominated Sunday and lost, Franco to Oldman and Ansari to William H. Macy for "Shameless."

E! host Giuliana Rancic asked "GLOW" actress Alison Brie about recent allegations of misconduct against her brother-in-law James Franco (Brie is married to actor Dave Franco.)

"I think that above all what we've always said is it remains vital that anyone who remains victimized should have the right to speak out and come forward," Brie said, adding that in the case of Franco, "Not everything that has come forward is fully accurate."

Franco has also called some of the accusations inaccurate, but after two days of facing questions about the claims on late-night television, "The Disaster Artist" star has kept a lower profile, although he was in attendance at the SAG Awards. He did not attend last week's Critics' Choice Awards.

The winners, by and large, made sure to at least reference the moment.

Rockwell, in his acceptance speech, said he was standing with, "All the incredible women in this room who are trying to make things better. It's long overdue."

Most of the comments in the evening were forward-looking too. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said, "This is not a moment in time. This is a movement."

Big television winners included NBC's "This Is Us," which took the ensemble award for drama and won Sterling K. Brown the outstanding actor award, and HBO's "Veep," which got outstanding comedy ensemble and a best actress win for Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

HBO's "Big Little Lies" picked up best actor in a miniseries wins for both Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman.

"I'm so grateful today that our careers can go beyond 40 years old," Kidman said in her acceptance speech. "We are potent and powerful and viable. I just beg that the industry stays behind us because our stories are finally being told."

But not everyone got a headline-worthy moment, Sunday. Lifetime achievement award recipient Morgan Freeman kept his remarks brief.

Producers say the female-forward approach was inspired by last year's Women's March, but the show arrived at a time when some of the industry's biggest names are leading the Time's Up and Me Too movements to address gender inequality, sexual misconduct, pay disparities and other issues.

The show comes two weeks after a black-dress protest at the Golden Globe Awards, and several stars including Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Michelle Williams bringing activists to the show. The SAG red carpet saw the return of colorful frocks and far fewer Time's Up pins — although some actors, like Kumail Nanjiani and Gina Rodriguez, were still sporting theirs.

The Globes were the first major awards show forced to confront the sexual misconduct scandal since it exploded in October with dozens of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of harassment and in some instances, rape. (Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.)

Tomei and Arquette provided perhaps the most memorable moment of the evening. While Arquette held back tears, they named some of the "silence breakers" in the movement including Asia Argento, Annabella Sciorra, Ashley Judd, Daryl Hannah, Mira Sorvino, Anthony Rapp and Olivia Munn.

"So many powerful voices are no longer silenced by the fear of retaliation," Arquette said. "We can control our own destiny."

Not every show can have barn burning Oprah Winfrey moment, but sometimes a trace of genuine emotion is just enough.

Your move, Oscars.


AP Entertainment Reporters Sandy Cohen, Amanda Lee Myers and Mike Cidoni Lennox contributed from Los Angeles.


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'This Is Us,' 'Veep' casts take top SAG TV series awards

"This Is Us" won the top drama series trophy at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, making up for the Emmy and Golden Globe honors that eluded it and taking a stand for broadcast network TV amid growing online competition.

"The people that watch with us every Tuesday night and embrace this show that reflects positivity and hope and inclusion, we love you," said Milo Ventimiglia, accepting the award for best drama series cast on behalf of his co-stars in the time-tripping show about a racially blended family.

It overcame formidable non-broadcast competition, including streaming service Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," which is seen by its admirers as a political parable for today and won multiple Emmys and Globes.

"This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown was honored as best TV drama series actor, becoming the first African-American to win in the category. He broke the same barrier with his best-actor Golden Globes award for the role of Randall Pearson earlier this month and won a 2017 Emmy Award for it.

"What a blessing it is to do what you love for a living. What an honor it is to be recognized by your peers for a job well done," Brown said. The actor, whose character on the show was adopted by a white couple, dryly thanked this TV family for being nothing like the one in the horror movie "Get Out."

Claire Foy won the trophy for best TV drama series actress in "The Crown," in which she plays a young Queen Elizabeth, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus captured her third SAG award for her role as a failed politician in "Veep," which was honored for best comedy series cast.

Neither actress was on hand to accept the award. Louis-Dreyfus, who has been battling cancer, is working on a play, the audience was told.

William H. Macy, who stars as a deeply flawed patriarch in "Shameless" captured a third trophy for his role. He used his speech to drive home a political point, calling it the privilege of actors to use fiction to bring honesty to their audiences.

Actors are able to "find the truth, and I think it's a glorious way to make a living — especially in this day and age when so many people either can't recognize the truth or don't think it's important," he said.

Two of the night's TV nominees, Geoffrey Rush of "Genius" and Aziz Ansari of "Master of None," are among the Hollywood heavyweights facing various degrees of sexual misconduct claims. Rush attended the ceremony; Ansari, a Golden Globes winner this month, did not. Neither won.

Nicole Kidman, carrying her awards sweep for the female-centric TV miniseries "Big Little Lies" through Sunday's SAG Awards, said the entertainment industry must stand with women if they are to continue exercising their power.

Kidman added SAG's best female actor trophy to Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her portrayal of an abused wife. She also produced the drama with Reese Witherspoon, her co-star, a sign of the growing strength of women that Kidman said isn't a given.

After reciting a long list of veteran actresses she admires, including fellow SAG nominees Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, she called it "wonderful" that "our careers today can go beyond 40 years old. Because 20 years ago, we were pretty washed up by this stage in our lives."

The actresses she gave a shout-out to are proof that "we're potent, powerful and viable. I just beg that the industry stays behind us because our stories are finally being told," she said.

Alexander Skarsgard, who played Kidman's husband in "Big Little Lies," won the best male actor trophy for his role, and was sheepish accepting it and making acclaimed fellow nominee Robert De Niro a runner-up for "The Wizard of Lies."

The Latest: TV meteorologist behind The Weather Channel dies

The Latest on the death of John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel (all times local):

6:55 p.m.

A broadcaster who co-founded The Weather Channel but later drew anger from people for his open distrust of climate change has died in Las Vegas. John Coleman was 83.

Coleman was the original meteorologist on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a six-decade broadcasting career. His wife says he died Saturday night at home but hasn't revealed the cause of his death.

The Texas native got his first TV job while still a student at the University of Illinois. He worked at several local stations in the Midwest before joining "GMA" when it launched in 1975.

He served as CEO of The Weather Channel for about a year after helping launch it in 1981.

Coleman went on to join KUSI-TV in San Diego, where he spent 20 years as weatherman for its morning show before retiring in 2014. He appeared on cable news outlets to voice his doubts about climate change.


4:20 p.m.

John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a six-decade broadcasting career, has died. He was 83.

His wife, Linda Coleman, told The Associated Press her husband died Saturday night at home in Las Vegas. She did not give a cause.

The Texas native got his first TV job while still a student at the University of Illinois. Coleman worked at several local stations in the Midwest before joining "GMA" when it launched in 1975.

He served as CEO of the Weather Channel for about a year after helping launch it in 1981.

Coleman went on to join KUSI-TV in San Diego, where he spent 20 years as weatherman for its morning show before retiring in 2014.


This story has been corrected to show the weatherman's name is John Coleman, not Joe Coleman.

The Latest: Cher tells marchers to use their voice and vote

The Latest on women's marches taking place around the world (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Singer and actress Cher is urging thousands of people at a Las Vegas women's march and rally to make themselves heard at the polls.

The music icon showed up to take to the podium and remind the crowd that if they don't vote, they don't have a voice.

She says the current administration represents "one of the worst times in our history" and that "women are going to be the ones that fix it."

The gathering in Las Vegas marks the launching of an effort to recruit 1 million voters and impact swing states such as Nevada in this year's midterm elections, which could shift control of Congress.


1:35 p.m.

Thousands of people are attending Sunday's women's march and rally in Las Vegas under sunny skies to launch a drive for 1 million voters.

One of them is 71-year-old Toni Chew, who's a rancher from Sheridan, Wyoming.

Chew says she came to the rally because she wanted to do something for the women's movement and was tired of just listening on the radio and watching on TV.

Chew says women are "financially independent, socially independent and politically independent."

Patti Merritt, a 65-year-old retiree from Fountain Hills, Arizona, says the women's movement has created a whole new awareness.

She says it's heartbreaking and scary because she feels like the government has been dismantled piece-by-piece.


11:20 a.m.

Some early arrivers at the Las Vegas women's march, which is launching a voter drive and targeting swing states like Nevada, say they're happy to be part of history.

Organizers hope the rally will recruit candidates to push back against the Trump administration and promote issues important to women, progressives and those feeling marginalized by the president's policies.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, which holds 40,000 people, was about a quarter-full by late morning Sunday.

Among the crowd was Paula Beaty, who wore a women's suffrage outfit from early 1900s.

The tech worker from Durham, North Carolina says women's rights have been eroded with President Donald Trump in office.


3:40 p.m.

Protesters have gathered near the Eiffel Tower to rally against sexual misconduct and sex discrimination in solidarity with women's marches marking the anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency.

Heavy rain fell in Paris during the event on Sunday, which could have been a factor in the small number of participants compared to the marches in the United States on Saturday.

Maggie Kim was one of the more than one hundred people who didn't let the rain and cold deter them.

Kim told The Associated Press: "It doesn't matter if the weather is like this. We're still coming together, and we're going to still fight against Trump and his agenda."

Some of the slogans on posters raised at the Paris rally read "Sorry for the inconvenience, we are trying to change the world" and "Look back, march forward."


2:35 p.m.

Thousands of people have rallied in cities across Australia to support women's rights and show solidarity with those marching elsewhere around the globe.

The largest march was held in Sydney, with thousands gathered in the city's Hyde Park on Sunday carrying signs with politically charged messages such as "If you're not angry you're not paying attention."

Smaller marches also drew hundreds in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Melbourne march organizer Melissa Goffin said: "I think last year was that watershed moment of President Trump's election." She added: "It's a new era of feminism."


2:20 p.m.

Thousands of people have turned out in central London despite sleet and snow to show solidarity with women around the world in demanding equality, justice and an end to harassment.

Demonstrators chanted across from British Prime Minister Theresa May's office on Sunday with placards reading "We Are Powerful" and "Time's Up" to mark the anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration.

Marches supporting of female empowerment, several of them massive, also took place on Saturday.

The international events come at a time of reckoning for many men in Hollywood, media and other industries as women speak out about sexual misconduct in the workplace.

In a statement before the London march, activists said they were "coming together to pledge that we are going to make change in big and small ways."

The Latest: Stars mingle and dance at SAG Awards after-party

The Latest on Sunday's presentation of the Screen Actors Guild from the Shrine Auditorium (all times local):

9 p.m.

The SAG Awards are over, but the after-party is giving nominees the chance to mingle and unwind.

Robert De Niro held court on a couch in the center of the room and looked deep in conversation as machines billowed smoke around him and lights danced from the ceiling.

Other stars treated the couches more like a dance floor. Allison Williams started grooving to "The Weeknd's "I Feel It," as her "Get Out" co-stars mingled. Mary J. Blige moved to "No Church in the Wild" by Kanye West and Jay-Z as she munched on a crab leg.

The cast from "Orange is the New Black" mixed with the mostly female cast of "GLOW," spinning each other to Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It" and Michael Jackson's "Rock With You," as they mouthed the words.

Yael Stone, who is pregnant, was perhaps enjoying the party a little less than her "Orange is the New Black" co-stars. She asked nearby strangers where the exit was, and was followed out by Taylor Schilling and Natasha Lyonne after they were overheard laughing at an inside joke.

— Amanda Lee Myers (@AmandaLeeAP) at the SAG Awards after-party.


7:05 p.m.

The revenge tale "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is the winner of the best film ensemble SAG Award.

The film stars Frances McDormand as a mother seeking justice after her daughter is raped and murdered, and who unleashes scorn and fury in her campaign to hold a small town police force accountable. McDormand and Sam Rockwell also won SAG Awards Sunday evening.

Sunday's win continues the film's run as an Oscar best picture front-runner. While the performances have won widespread praise, some have criticized the film for being out of touch.


7 p.m.

Frances McDormand has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best film actress for her "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" performance.

McDormand plays the mother seeking justice for her daughter, who was raped and killed, and takes on the small town police force who she doesn't believe is doing enough to solve the case.

It is McDormand's second SAG best actress win in a film, and her third SAG Award overall. She won in 1997 for her role as a police officer in "Fargo."

She credited "Three Billboards" director Martin McDonagh for writing a "tsunami" of a film, and allowing its actors to ride the wave.


6:50 p.m.

Gary Oldman is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best film actor for his performance in "Darkest Hour."

Oldman is considered the front-runner for the best actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill during a pivotal moment in World War II when the prime minister was trying to rally Britain to fight the Nazis.

The actor broke down in tears while accepting the award, saying there are "giants of acting" in the SAG Awards showroom.


6:45 p.m.

Cue the tears — NBC's "This Is Us" has won the SAG Award for best television drama ensemble.

The NBC series stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore and Sterling K. Brown and tells the story of the tight bonds of a family, with flashbacks filling in the backstories of the characters, including the origins of their secrets.

Ventimiglia accepted the award on behalf of the crew, flanked by actors on the show including several of the younger actors play the main characters when they were younger.

The actor thanked fans, telling them the cast loved them for supporting a show that supported positivity and inclusion.


6:40 p.m.

The SAG Awards are running a bit long and winners are being asked to keep their acceptance speeches short.

The announcement calling for 45-second speeches came before the presentation of the show's lifetime achievement award to Morgan Freeman.

The show traditionally has a two hour running time.

Best TV drama actor Sterling K. Brown was the first to encounter the time crunch, with music starting to play over his acceptance speech. The show gained some time with the best TV drama actress award. The winner, "The Crown's" Claire Foy, did not attend Sunday's ceremony.

— Sandy Cohen (@SandyCohen75) at the SAG Awards


6:30 p.m.

"The Crown's" Claire Foy is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best television drama actress.

Foy plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series, which focuses on the early years of the monarch's reign as she struggled to balance her royal duties with her home life and the needs of post-World War II Britain.

Foy also won the award last year. She did not attend Sunday's ceremony.


6:25 p.m.

Sterling K. Brown is the winner of the best television actor Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Randall Pearson on 'This is Us'

Brown plays a family man recovering from a nervous breakdown and the ongoing effects of his adoptive father's death on him and is siblings when they were teenagers.

The actor says it is a blessing to do what you love for a living. He thanked his fellow actors, saying they were his inspiration.

He also specifically thanked the two young actors who play his character as a boy and a teenager on the NBC series.


6:15 p.m.

Morgan Freeman has accepted the lifetime achievement award at the Screen Actors Guild by pointing out the show's awards statuette is male.

Freeman says he wasn't going to point out a flaw in the award before saying, "It works from the back. From the front, it's gender specific."

The audience cheered, and Freeman says that maybe he started something. The SAGs statuette is called "The Actor" and depicts a performer holding the drama and comedy masks.

His comments came during a ceremony that put a special emphasis on women, with a roster of nearly all female presenters and its first-ever host in Kristen Bell.

Rita Moreno presented the award to Freeman, who received a standing ovation and kissed the actress gently on the lips when he took the stage.

Freeman wore a black baseball cap during the show, and was chided by Moreno to raise the hat a bit so people could see his face better. He obliged and joked that was what he had to put up with when he and Moreno worked together on the show "Electric Company."


5:55 p.m.

Nicole Kidman is the winner of the SAG Award for best actress in a television limited series or movie.

Kidman won for "Big Little Lies" in a category in which two of her co-stars were also nominated.

Kidman plays a housewife who gave up her professional life to care for her sons with an abusive husband, played by Alexander Skarsgard.

She won her first SAG Award Sunday night after being nominated 10 times. She thanked the guild first, saying she has been working since she was 14-years-old and was incredibly grateful for her career.

The 50-year-old actress says she is especially honored for being honored because at another time in Hollywood an actress her age would be considered too old for major roles.


5:45 p.m.

Alexander Skarsgard's portrayal of an abusive husband in the HBO series "Big Little Lies" has won him the SAG Award for best actor in a television limited series or movie.

Skarsgard plays the violently domineering husband of a laywer-turned-housewife played by Nicole Kidman.

The actor says he is incredibly embarrassed and "infinitely grateful" for the award.


5:30 p.m.

Allison Janney is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best supporting film actress for her role in "I, Tonya."

Janney won for her role in "I, Tonya ."

It is Janney's seventh SAG Award. She says she is incredibly lucky and emotional to be nominated in a category alongside Mary J. Blige, Hong Chau, Holly Hunter and Laurie Metcalf. She also called "I, Tonya" star Margot Robbie fearless.

Sam Rockwell won the best supporting actor SAG for his role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." It is Rockwell's first SAG Awards win and comes for his role as a racist police officer in the film, which stars Frances McDormand.


5:20 p.m.

"Veep" is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best television comedy.

The HBO series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a politician who schemes and abuses her staff to maneuver her way through American political life. It is the first SAG win for the series.

Matt Walsh gave the acceptance speech, riffing on his character's inability to handle public speaking engagements. He thanked several absent cast members, including Anna Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won the best television comedy actress SAG award moment earlier.

It is the first SAG ensemble win for the HBO show.


5:15 p.m.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won the best television comedy actress Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the series "Veep."

It is Louis-Dreyfus's fifth SAG comedy win and her third for her "Veep," in which she plays a politician acutely concerned with her place in the American political system.

The actress recently completed treatment for breast cancer and did not attend Sunday's ceremony.


5:10 p.m.

"Shameless's" William H. Macy is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best television comedy actor.

Is is the third SAG Macy has won for his role as an alcoholic father on Showtime's "Shameless" and the second year in a row he has taken home the honor.

He also won a SAG Award in 2003 for the television movie "Door to Door."


5:05 p.m.

The SAG Awards have opened with Allison Janney, Tracee Ellis Ross, Millie Bobby Brown and Kristen Bell talking about their experiences as actors.

Bell, who is the show's first-ever host, cracked a joke during her "I Am an Actor" segment, telling the audience, "I am Kristen Bell, and I am a narcissist."

She also tried to strike a unifying tone, telling the showroom "fear and anger will never win the race."


4:50 p.m.

Daniel Kaluuya is happy to oblige a playful suggestion from a fan in the bleachers outside the SAG Awards.

When a woman in the bleachers spotted the "Get Out" star, she yelled "''Get Out," Daniel, Daniel! Get out! Get out!" Kaluuya pretended to start running and then smiled.

The calls from fans do get noticed by many of the actors walking the red carpet before Sunday's awards show.

At one point, a fan shouted to John Stamos, "You are one handsome devil." He appeared to blush and then hammed it up for the camera.

Another fan chatted with "This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown about their hometown of St. Louis and which high schools they went to. Brown then tells the fan, "It's always nice to meet someone from home."

— Amanda Lee Myers (@AmandaLeeAP) in the SAG Awards fan bleachers.


4:35 p.m.

Cheryl Hines is celebrating the men who are standing up for women and supporting the Time's Up movement.

As the actress walked the red carpet on her way to into Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony, she said she has to "give a lot of props to the guys who are celebrating with us and saying it's your time to shine."

Hines stars in HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which is nominated for best television comedy ensemble.

She says those who are worried that it's "a bad time to be a white man" should acknowledge that "it's been a really good time for a really long time for the guys."

William H. Macy and "Get Out" star Daniel Kaluuya are among the men who said they supported the work of the Me Too and Time's Up movements.

— Mike Cidoni Lennox (@CidoniLennox) and Sandy Cohen (@SandyCohen75) on the red carpet.


4:20 p.m.

"Get Out" star Daniel Kaluuya says every year is the year of the woman.

A double nominee at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Kaluuya says that while "everything men do is for women," he sees a "conscious shift" in response to the Me Too and Time's Up movements.

The SAG Awards are putting additional emphasis on female performers on Sunday, featuring a roster of almost all women presenters, its first-time host Kristen Bell, and an opening segment with only actresses describing their craft.

Kaluuya says men are examining their behavior from a viewpoint they hadn't considered before, and he supports those who are speaking out about unfair treatment.

"It's not about me," he says. "It's giving the floor to these women and men who have gone through this stuff, and I'm here to support them and take a back seat."

— Mike Cidoni Lennox (@CidoniLennox) and Sandy Cohen (@SandyCohen75) on the red carpet.


4:10 p.m.

William H. Macy says the Time's Up and Me Too movements may be "bewildering" for men, but it's a good thing.

The Screen Actors Guild Award nominee for his work on the comedy series "Shameless" says he skipped Saturday's women's march but recently attended a Time's Up meeting for men. He said he thinks "a lot of men feel under attack."

He says the discomfort is good and he expects the industry will quickly adapt. He says, "I love our business. It's self-healing. It's progressive, and it'll do the right thing quickly."

— Mike Cidoni Lennox (@CidoniLennox) and Sandy Cohen (@SandyCohen75) on the red carpet.


4 p.m.

Allison Janney says not to expect any Oprah-style speeches should she win the Screen Actors Guild Award for her supporting role in "I, Tonya."

Winfrey's galvanizing speech at the Golden Globe Awards sets the bar high for awards show acceptance speeches, and Janney says she's not even trying to reach it.

Janney says, "I don't know what's going to come out of my mouth if I get up there, but it's not going to be Oprah."

The statuesque star says she "feels like a warrior" in the body-hugging, silver paillette-covered dress she chose for the SAG Awards, and that she's still feeling an empowering rush from participating in the women's march in Los Angeles Saturday.

— Mike Cidoni Lennox (@CidoniLennox) and Sandy Cohen (@SandyCohen75) on the red carpet.


3:40 p.m.

Fans in the bleachers outside the Screen Actors Guild Awards are getting up close, and some cool photos, with some of their favorite stars.

Justin Hartley of "This Is Us" posed for photos in front of bleachers, taking a cell phone from one man and snapping a selfie with him.

Hartley also posed for a photo with Parker Bates, who plays him as a boy on the NBC drama, which is nominated for best drama ensemble.

Sean Astin of "Stranger Things" also stopped to sign an autograph and take a photo using a fan's camera.

"Stranger Things" is also nominated for best drama ensemble at Sunday's awards.

— Amanda Lee Myers (@AmandaLeeAP) in the SAG Awards fan bleachers


3:30 p.m.

Jenifer Lewis says she's seen the effects firsthand of the Time's Up and Me Too movements in Hollywood.

The "black-ish" star said as she arrived at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday in Los Angeles that there's been "a huge change in the business" since the Harvey Weinstein news broke last year.

Lewis says "every show" is having mandatory sexual harassment meetings and that she recently attended one at Disney.

She added that she's honored to be part of "black-ish," calling it "the cherry on top of my career." The ABC series is nominated for outstanding television comedy ensemble at Sunday's ceremony.

Lewis says the show is "leading the revolution" by dealing with such timely issues as police brutality, women's rights and depression.

— Mike Cidoni Lennox (@CidoniLennox) and Sandy Cohen (@SandyCohen75) on the red carpet.


3:20 p.m.

The stunt performers of "Wonder Woman" and the television series "Game of Thrones" are the winners of the first Screen Actors Guild awards handed out Sunday.

The awards were announced during the red carpet show preceding Sunday's celebration of the best acting in film and television.

"Game of Thrones" is a back-to-back winner. The cast of the HBO fantasy series is also nominated for the best drama ensemble award that will be handed out later Sunday.


3:05 p.m.

Hundreds of fans armed with cellphones and some in gowns themselves are shouting to stars as they walk the red carpet ahead of the SAG Awards.

One woman yelled to Alison Brie, in a striking red dress: "You're beautiful." Brie replied: "So are you!"

One fan shouted to JoBeth Williams of "Poltergeist" fame: "Looking good! Go one with your bad self!" Williams beamed and shouted back: "Thank you!"

Several shouted "Sterling!" when "This Is Us" star and SAG Award nominee Sterling K. Brown walked by looking dapper and "Kevin" when his co-star, Justin Hartley, followed shortly after.

The SAG Awards will be broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern on TBS and TNT.

— Amanda Lee Myers (@AmandaLeeAP) in the SAG Awards fan bleachers


7:30 a.m.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will honor the best performances in film and television from the past year on Sunday night, but not without also tackling the ongoing sexual misconduct scandal in Hollywood and efforts to improve the industry's treatment of women.

This year's show will feature a mostly female roster of presenters and its first ever host with Kristen Bell.

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is the leading film nominee, including for its star Frances McDormand. The top television nominee is "Big Little Lies," with three of its stars — Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern — all vying for best actress in the same category.

The show being held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles begins at 8 p.m. Eastern and will be broadcast on TNT and TBS.


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AP PHOTOS: Talented young dancers compete in Chicago

Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of 9 and 19 have been auditioning in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals.

Chicago is one of more than 20 North American cities selecting finalists to compete in the finals in April at Lincoln Center in New York City. Semi-finals have also been held in several other countries, including China, Japan, Korea, France and Mexico, among others.

On Friday and Saturday in Chicago, the students attended workshops, competitions and dance classes. The organization awards more than $250,000 a year in scholarships to send young dancers to leading schools and dance companies to continue their training.

Weather Channel co-founder who slammed climate change dies

John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a six-decade broadcasting career but who later drew people's anger for his open distrust of climate change, has died. He was 83.

Coleman died Saturday night at home in Las Vegas, said his wife, Linda Coleman, who did not give the cause of his death.

The Texas native got his first TV job while still a student at the University of Illinois. He worked at several local stations in Chicago and the Midwest before joining "GMA" when it launched in 1975, staying with the program for seven years.

He served as CEO of The Weather Channel for about a year after helping launch it in 1981.

Two years later the American Meteorological Society named Coleman its broadcast meteorologist of the year.

Coleman went to work at TV stations in New York and in Chicago before landing at KUSI-TV in San Diego, where he spent 20 years as a weatherman before retiring in 2014. Jason Austell, an anchor for the station's "Good Morning San Diego," tweeted that Coleman was "a beloved meteorologist."

National Weather Service forecaster Alex Tardy said Coleman's death was "a big loss for the weather community."

"He brought a lot of energy and color and enthusiasm to forecasting," Tardy said. "My kids loved watching him on TV."

Coleman also drew anger during the later years of his career for his views on global warming, which he called a "hoax" and a "scam." In a 2013 KUSI news segment, Coleman, while talking about a global warming study, chastised national media for reporting on it from "an environmental point of view and their continuing liberal, political agenda."

His views combined with his weatherman background led to appearances on cable news outlets, where he voiced his doubts about climate change.

Tardy said Coleman never tried to push his skepticism about climate change being man-made.

"We had good talks," Tardy told the San Diego Union-Tribune . "I enjoyed it."


This story has been corrected to show the weatherman's name is John Coleman, not Joe Coleman.

Menswear a wrap in Paris with colorful Kenzo, urban Lanvin

Lanvin and Paul Smith capped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in Paris as Kenzo paid tribute to Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries, who died last week.

Meanwhile, design veteran Hedi Slimane was named the new creative chief at Celine.

Here are some highlights from Sunday's final fall-winter men's shows and the run-up to Paris Fashion Week for couture collections:


A constellation of bright lights that were fixed on stands around the runway gave Lanvin's display a dreamlike air.

The clothes at the Sunday morning show were more fixed on reality — with sneakers, hoods, hats, toggles and straps appearing on urban-looking and masculine winter looks.

The notable creative feature here was the cross-over styles. Sometimes asymmetrical, it worked well alongside designer Lucas Ossendrijver's signature use of layering.

A long coat with square pockets featured a flat cross-over lapel, alongside a partly-unzipped and oversized sleeveless coat in beige — that hung wonkily and possessed a carefree quality.

At times, styles that fused a Japanese and workmen's aesthetic demonstrated Ossendrijver's penchant for mixing vestimentary references.

Lanvin owner and enigmatic Taiwanese media magnate Shaw-Lan Wang — who's reportedly been behind the recent tumultuous creative changes at the house — clapped vigorously.



French notables including Lulu Gainsbourg, the musician son of the late Serge Gainsbourg, and DJ Martin Solveig attended Lanvin's brightly lit show in the Palais de Tokyo. Actor Patrick Gibson of "The OA" and "The Tudors" fame was among the speckling of international faces.

Gibson posed for the cameras in sunglasses and a low-key, coffee-colored Lanvin coat that matched the coffee being served around him.

The 22-year-old Irish actor has wrapped filming for the upcoming biopic "Tolkien." It tells the true story of author J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote "The Lord of the Rings" after returning from the horrors of World War I.

"I think there's going to be a lot of interest. (Main actor) Nick Hoult did an amazing job portraying Tolkien," Gibson said.

"It shows the really human side. It doesn't feel like a biopic. It feels like a story about a regular person out of the framework of history. And that makes it real, (showing) his flaws, too," he said.



Veteran fashion designer Hedi Slimane has been named the new creative director of the edgy Paris brand Celine.

Slimane, who gained critical and commercial success as Saint Laurent's designer during 2012-2016, will replace outgoing British designer Phoebe Philo, whose departure was announced in November.

In a statement Sunday, Celine parent company LVMH praised Slimane's "talent and his remarkable ability to anticipate and express in a unique way the evolutions and desires of his age."

French-born, Italian-Tunisian Slimane previously worked for LVMH as designer of Dior Homme during 2000-2007. He was credited with contributing to the influential skinny menswear aesthetic.

Calling Silmane "one of the most talented designers of our time," LVMH head Bernard Arnault said he was "particularly happy that Hedi is back within the LVMH Group."



Kenzo, one of the biggest houses to go full on with the merger of men's and women's designs, went retro with the 40-piece Technicolor collection it presented Sunday.

The 1960s preppy received a shot of color in crisp, high-waisted check pants worn with a wooly V-neck tank top and contrasting turtleneck. The leopard print that appeared on flat-fronted jackets added a quirk.

The looks were defined by some serious color-blocking — which spawned beautiful statement shoes in leather and snake and a navy blue hooded sweater with a bateau neck and floral motifs.

The flower — a common theme in the Kenzo universe — cross-pollinated into the 46 women's styles. The strongest designs were a series of vibrant, multicolored floral gowns.

The figure-hugging fabric was ruched down the body along a horizontal hem to make it look like the wearer was ready to burst out.

For the confetti-fueled finale, The Cranberries' anthem "Dreams" blasted out in homage to Dolores O'Riordan, whose lyrics and vocals defined the band. The singer-songwriter died in London on Jan. 15 at age 46.



It was the dramatic styles of the 1980s that were in vogue at Paul Smith's fall show.

The British designer stuck closely to suit- and coat-heavy looks for his smart collection that referenced the broad and angular shoulders ubiquitous during that dressy era.

Asymmetrical paneling on outerwear — such as a half-tartan, half-plain tailored coat — was a recurrent style and mirrored the days of the New Romantics.

Large architectural lapels or turned-up collars on long oversized coats also had the exuberant flourish of that decade's heady fashions.

The sober and beautiful color palette of myriad blues — navy, Cetacean, Cerulean, blueberry, turquoise — as well as purple and vermilion ensured the collection stayed tasteful.



Agnes B.'s perfectly saleable designs were dapper, but the collection ultimately played it safe.

For fall-winter, the French designer's best styles riffed on the retro suits of the 1960s.

Fitted gray and gray-blue woolen suits flared slightly at the jacket hem and were accessorized with a trilby hat.

They wouldn't have looked out of place on the James Bond of the Sean Connery era.

Jazzy shirts and ties in contrasting patterns added the contemporary lift that was also seen in a vivid royal blue hat and chic three-button jacket.

At times, the commercial garments looked out of place on a platform of high fashion.


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'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures.

"Jumanji," starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, sold $20 million in tickets, according to studio estimates Sunday, bringing its five-week domestic total to $317 million. That makes Sony's reboot the studio's best non-Spider-Man movie domestically, not adjusting for inflation.

The film's unexpectedly strong staying power has lent a boost to the January box office but kept new releases from reaching the top of the box-office chart. "Jumanji" has also reigned overseas, where it has grossed $450.8 million and topped all films internationally for three straight weeks.

The war drama "12 Strong," starring Chris Hemsworth, debuted in second with $16.5 million in ticket sales. The Warner Bros. release, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is a fact-based tale, adapted from Doug Stanton's best-seller "Horse Soldiers," about a group of Special Forces soldiers sent into northern Afghanistan just weeks after Sept. 11.

"12 Strong" appealed largely to an older crowd. Seventy-nine percent of its audience was over the age of 25, said Warner Bros.

The heist thriller "Den of Thieves" slotted in at third place with an opening weekend of $15.3 million. The STXfilms release stars Gerard Butler and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

Though "Paddington 2" disappointed last weekend in its debut, the acclaimed sequel slid just 25 percent in its second week. "Paddington 2," which has set a new record for the most widely reviewed 100-percent fresh movie on Rotten Tomatoes, grossed $8.2 million in its second week of domestic release thanks in part to good word of mouth. Warner Bros. acquired the film's North American distribution from The Weinstein Co. in November.

Also showing unexpected legs was "The Greatest Showman," the Hugh Jackman-led musical about P.T. Barnum. It dipped just 12 percent in its fifth week of release. With another $11 million, "The Greatest Showman" has now grossed $113.5 million for 20th Century Fox.

Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread" expanded nationwide, taking in $3.4 million from 896 theaters. The Focus Features release, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in what the actor has said will be his final performance, has grossed $6.2 million.

Also notable: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" crossed the $600 million mark domestically with $6.6 million in its sixth week of release. The Disney release stands at $604.3 million domestically — or no. 9 all-time, not accounting for inflation — and $1.296 billion worldwide.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final four-day domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," $20 million ($32.6 million international).

2. "12 Strong," $16.5 million ($2.5 million international).

3. "Den of Thieves," $15.3 million ($1.3 million international).

4. "The Post," $12.2 million ($6.6 million international).

5. "The Greatest Showman," $11 million ($11 million international).

6. "Paddington 2," $8.2 million ($2.4 million international).

7. "The Commuter," $6.7 million ($10.2 million international).

8. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," $6.6 million ($9.9 million international).

9. "Insidious: The Last Key," $5.9 million ($18.4 million international).

10. "Forever My Girl," $4.7 million.


Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:

1. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," $32.6 million.

2. "Secret Superstar," $25.9 million.

3. "Forever Young," $22.5 million.

4. "Insidious: The Last Key," $18.4 million.

5. "Coco," $18.3 million.

6. "Ferdinand," $17.5 million.

7. "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," $15.2 million.

8. "Wonder," $12.6 million.

9. "Darkest Hour," $12.1 million.

10. "The Greatest Showman," $11 million.


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