CBC - Arts Actor Bill Paxton dead at 61 2017-02-26T16:15:00.000000Z Actor Bill Paxton, who appeared in Twister, Aliens and Titanic, has died due to complications from surgery, according to multiple U.S. reports. For a more diverse Oscars, Hollywood must go back to high school 2017-02-26T13:29:38.000000Z For a more diverse film industry, Hollywood must go into high schools and mentor youth, says an award-winning Canadian makeup artist. Oscars 2017: What you need to know for tonight's show 2017-02-26T10:00:00.000000Z They've tallied the votes, gilded the giant Oscar statues and rolled out the red carpet. Fans of film, frocks and frivolity focused on the famous turn their eyes to Hollywood tonight for the 89th annual Academy Awards. Here's what you need to know ahead of this year's show. Batman v Superman, Hillary's America top Razzies as year's worst films 2017-02-25T19:12:05.000000Z A documentary criticizing U.S. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton tied on Saturday with superhero ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on a list of the year's worst achievements in film, winning four Razzies apiece. 'An assault on human dignity:' Stars decry Trump immigration policy as Syrian cinematographer barred from U.S. 2017-02-25T17:05:47.000000Z U.S. authorities have barred entry to a Syrian cinematographer for Oscar-nominated film The White Helmets, as Hollywood stars gathered at a rally supporting immigration rights and promoting unity. Broadway night out: Barack and Malia Obama check out The Price 2017-02-25T15:30:28.000000Z Former U.S. president Barack Obama and his daughter Malia Obama have caught a new revival of Arthur Miller's The Price. They attended the play starring Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht at the American Airlines Theatre on Friday. Xavier Dolan wins best director at César Awards 2017-02-25T15:02:18.000000Z Quebec film director Xavier Dolan has won the best director award at the César Awards, France's equivalent of the Oscars. How to win your Oscars pool: Insider tips from CBC's film critic 2017-02-25T10:00:00.000000Z Need some help with your Academy Awards pool? CBC film critic Eli Glasner shares a few tried and true tips to help you pick the winners. 'We are multidimensional:' Issa Rae, Janelle Monae honoured at Essence pre-Oscars gala 2017-02-24T16:15:02.000000Z Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. Issa Rae shared awkward memories. And Janelle Monae insisted black women 'have a right to have our stories told.' Essence magazine recognized these 4 young entertainers at its 10th anniversary Black Women in Hollywood gala on Thursday. Bill Cosby trial: Judge bars several accusers from testifying 2017-02-24T15:17:37.000000Z In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago.