"When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died, and as I look in this arena, across the globe, a piece of you died," the NBA legend said, tears streaming down his face.
The 2020 Oscars ceremony takes place on Sunday in Los Angeles, the climax of Hollywood's awards season.
Sudanese political cartoonist Khalid Albaih is in self-imposed exile in Denmark as his social and political commentaries convey scathing criticisms of authoritarianism.
"Bohemian Rhapsody," ''A Star Is Born" and, most of all, "Black Panther" have all amassed huge sums in ticket sales. But just how many people have seen the film favoured to win best picture — Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" — remains unknown.
The Duke star Zion Williamson sprained his right knee when his Nike shoe broke apart in the first minute of a game between Duke University and North Carolina.
The award, to a director who has won prizes at the festival before, defied speculation that the Palme might go to a female director, with three strong contenders in a year when the Hollywood sex scandal was the talk of the town.
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