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Trump Seeks To Reinvigorate His Base With A Speech At The NRA

President Trump emphasized the Second Amendment and border security in a speech to the NRA.

'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins ready to return to work

Two months after his "Moonlight" pulled out a last-second, best-picture win at the Oscars, director Barry Jenkins says "it's time to work."

"You live your whole life — not for this moment, but to have a career. So I have a career now. So I'm going to keep going with it," Jenkins said Thursday at the Los Angeles premiere of the Netflix series "Dear White People."

He directed an episode of the series — which looks at race relations and identity on a college campus — in the middle of last year's Hollywood awards circuit promotional push for "Moonlight," which also earned Academy Awards for best supporting actor and best adapted screenplay.

"So my only 10 days off were the 10 days I spent directing this episode. Which was really cool — it was a really good experience," Jenkins said.

Since the Oscars, Jenkins says he spent a month in Mexico.

"I went to Uxmal, which are the Maya ruins. And it was amazing. You talk about being humbled. I grew up in Miami. A 90-minute flight from Miami, there are these pyramids - this whole civilization, this city that pre-existed ours in America. Wonderful, man," he said. "It's the best thing to do after winning an Academy Award."

Jenkins says he's in regular contact with his cast — consulting with them as they navigate possible Hollywood projects.

"They hit me up about choices they are making, decisions they are making," Jenkins said. "You know, Mahershala (Ali) has a very young kid, so I haven't seen him as much. So yeah, we are all a family. The 'Moonlight' tour has ended, but that family continues."

The series "Dear White People" is based on 2014 movie of the same name. Jenkins is also working on an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Underground Railroad."

The best-picture win for "Moonlight" was made more dramatic because of an error that led to "La La Land" being named first before the error was corrected onstage.

Holocaust Denial Continues To Haunt Le Pen's Presidential Bid

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's chosen successor to lead the National Front party has resigned after accusations of Holocaust denial.

Hunter Hayes Says Being on Tour Is 'Good for the Soul'

Though Hunter Hayes is still in the process of creating his next album, he's wasting no time in getting back on the road.

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'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins ready to return to work

Two months after his "Moonlight" pulled out a last-second, best-picture win at the Oscars, director Barry Jenkins says "it's time to work."

"You live your whole life — not for this moment, but to have a career. So I have a career now. So I'm going to keep going with it," Jenkins said Thursday at the Los Angeles premiere of the Netflix series "Dear White People."

He directed an episode of the series — which looks at race relations and identity on a college campus — in the middle of last year's Hollywood awards circuit promotional push for "Moonlight," which also earned Academy Awards for best supporting actor and best adapted screenplay.

"So my only 10 days off were the 10 days I spent directing this episode. Which was really cool — it was a really good experience," Jenkins said.

Since the Oscars, Jenkins says he spent a month in Mexico.

"I went to Uxmal, which are the Maya ruins. And it was amazing. You talk about being humbled. I grew up in Miami. A 90-minute flight from Miami, there are these pyramids - this whole civilization, this city that pre-existed ours in America. Wonderful, man," he said. "It's the best thing to do after winning an Academy Award."

Jenkins says he's in regular contact with his cast — consulting with them as they navigate possible Hollywood projects.

"They hit me up about choices they are making, decisions they are making," Jenkins said. "You know, Mahershala (Ali) has a very young kid, so I haven't seen him as much. So yeah, we are all a family. The 'Moonlight' tour has ended, but that family continues."

The series "Dear White People" is based on 2014 movie of the same name. Jenkins is also working on an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Underground Railroad."

The best-picture win for "Moonlight" was made more dramatic because of an error that led to "La La Land" being named first before the error was corrected onstage.

Remember When Billy Ray Cyrus Re-Made 'Achy Breaky Heart' as a Rap Song?

Billy Ray Cyrus has decided to change his name after a career of several decades, but that's not the only head-scratching decision the quirky country singer has ever made.

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Self-Folding Origami Could Lead To Self-Folding Robots

Researchers have figured out how to make materials fold themselves into origami-like shapes. That could be useful for all sorts of robots.

Billy Ray Cyrus Changes His Name, Drops New Version of Biggest Hit [LISTEN]

Billy Ray Cyrus has announced that he's officially changing his name to simply his last name, Cyrus. He's also released a new version of "Achy Breaky Heart."

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Award-winning writer named Los Angeles poet laureate

Robin Coste Lewis is the new poet laureate of Los Angeles.

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the two-year appointment Thursday, calling Lewis a fearless writer.

The post is intended to promote the city's diverse poetry and literary culture.

Coste Lewis is the author of the collection "Voyage of the Sable Venus," which won the National Book Award for poetry in 2015.

She will receive an annual grant of $10,000 from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Award-winning writer named Los Angeles poet laureate

Robin Coste Lewis is the new poet laureate of Los Angeles.

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the two-year appointment Thursday, calling Lewis a fearless writer.

The post is intended to promote the city's diverse poetry and literary culture.

Coste Lewis is the author of the collection "Voyage of the Sable Venus," which won the National Book Award for poetry in 2015.

She will receive an annual grant of $10,000 from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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