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LaBeouf leads with 'will not divide us' on Inauguration Day

On Inauguration Day, actor Shia LaBeouf led a group of teenagers with the chant: "He will not divide us."

Looking into a camera placed on a wall outside the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, a diverse group of teenagers — some wearing backpacks — chanted the words on the day Donald Trump was named president in Washington, D.C.

Actor Jaden Smith, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, was also in the crowd and recited the five-word chant. At one point a man held a sign that read: "Abort Trump."

The camera has been in place since 9 a.m. EST on Friday. A website for the movement says the camera will be available and will livestream for the next four years — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Inauguration coverage shows deep divisions remain

The media brought a reverence for history and ceremony to its coverage of President Donald Trump's inaugural on Friday, yet deep divisions exposed in the campaign that brought him there weren't far from the surface.

With the armchair psychologists reading the expressions on Hillary Clinton's face, several sour reviews of Trump's inaugural address and images of rock-throwing protesters, the air of celebration was muted. Non-news networks ESPN, BET and MTV aired the moment when Barack Obama was sworn in eight years ago. Not this time.

An anti-Trump demonstration in Washington, D.C., was essentially ignored by television networks until the stands set up for dignitaries witnessing the oath of office cleared. Then pictures of demonstrators clashing with police emerged.

No doubt an incoming administration and supporters who frequently view the media as the enemy were taking notes.

"It's just disappointing that it's starting out with a little bit of a cloud," New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins said on ABC, in a discussion about colleagues who stayed away from Trump's inaugural in protest. "But that's the decision that they're making."

The living ex-presidents attended Trump's oath of office, with the exception of the hospitalized George H.W. Bush. Both Nicolle Wallace on NBC and Bob Schieffer on CBS noted that there was no evidence any of them voted for Trump.

Clinton reacted with silence when she arrived at the Capitol with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and reporters shouted questions about what it felt like to attend her rival's inauguration. Some on TV, like ABC's Anita McBride, didn't even need a reply: "That's not the smile of a woman who is happy to be here right now," she said.

"It's gotta sting," NBC's Lester Holt said.

Although some shouts of "lock her up" within the audience echoed the campaign, there was a moment of televised grace at the luncheon that followed when Trump saluted Clinton and dignitaries in attendance stood and applauded.

Following Trump's 16-minute inaugural address, Brian Williams on MSNBC drew a contrast to the new president's image of an "American carnage" to the call to action in President John F. Kennedy's 1961 speech.

Several commentators noted that the speech was aimed more at Trump's supporters than constituents who are suspicious of him.

"I have to say it was surprisingly divisive for an inaugural address," said NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd. "It's tough to be both a unifier and that populist carrier. He went with populism and I think it's going to play well with his folks but that wasn't the type of inaugural address that was intended to bring this country together."

ABC's Tom Llamas called it the first speech of Trump's re-election campaign.

"For anyone who hoped or thought that the magnitude of the moment would change Donald Trump, they were completely wrong," he said.

The speech was a repudiation to many of the politicians who surrounded Trump, analysts said. "It was definitely a bipartisan hand grenade," said CBS' Gayle King.

While the speech was dark, "if you were a Trump voter, you heard everything you wanted to hear," said CNN's John King.

On Fox News Channel, overwhelmingly the news source of choice for Trump supporters, analyst Dana Perino called the speech "very muscular." Tucker Carlson said it was populist, not conservative.

"Not poetic, but quite strong," Brit Hume said. "He painted this dark landscape of circumstances in America and promised to fix them all."

On social media, veteran commentator Keith Olbermann urged fans to boycott television coverage of the inauguration. Olbermann may not have been following his own advice, since he tweeted "Impeach Trump Now" less than a minute after the oath of office was administered.

Footage of anti-Trump protests filled the television void between the inaugural address and parade, and instantly became part of the divisive political conversation.

"If you want to help Donald Trump have a good start to his presidency, go out on the streets and throw rocks at police officers," said Fox News Channel's Chris Stirewalt, who said the images should solidify Trump's support in middle America.

It's a new era in Washington, and at no point was it clearer as when networks showed split-screen pictures of President Trump signing papers on one side, and former President Barack Obama speaking to fans shortly before boarding an airplane for California. Slowly, ABC turned the volume down on Obama and up on Trump.

CNN wiped Obama's picture off its screen altogether.


Associated Press writers Frazier Moore and Mark Kennedy in New York, and Lynn Elber in Los Angeles, contributed to this report.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Top Songs

1. Shape of You, Ed Sheeran

2. Paris, The Chainsmokers

3. I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker), ZAYN & Taylor Swift

4. Bad and Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert), Migos

5. Bad Things, Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello

6. 24K Magic, Bruno Mars

7. All Time Low, Jon Bellion

8. Fake Love, Drake

9. Black Beatles (feat. Gucci Mane), Rae Sremmurd

10. Castle on the Hill, Ed Sheeran

Top Albums

1. La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists

2. I See You, The xx

3. Trolls (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists

4. Moana, Various Artists

5. Hamilton, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton

6. 24K Magic, Bruno Mars

7. Sing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe), Various Artists

8. Starboy, The Weeknd

9. NOW That's What I Call a Workout 2017, Various Artists

10. Traveller, Chris Stapleton


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Photo gallery: First lady Melania Trump's personal style

The former model from Slovenia faced the fashion moment of a lifetime Friday at her husband's inauguration, leaving behind some of the flash from her past.

Ralph Lauren dressed her in a dainty, contemporary sky blue dress and suit after she shimmered in a gold Reem Acra gown Thursday night ahead of the swearing-in.

Throughout the bruising presidential race, Mrs. Trump kept her look to typical wealthy socialite. Her blouses were often jewel toned, her dresses and jumpsuits from European designers that include Gucci and Roland Mouret, but Americans, too.

Before the campaign, Mrs. Trump's longtime love of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin was legendary. She liked her jewelry big. She was not shy about bandage dresses.

Since, minimal chic has taken over. She followed Hillary Clinton's lead and wore white from Ralph Lauren to Trump's acceptance speech rally on election night. Mrs. Trump's look, a jumpsuit, was one-shouldered, draped and wide-legged.

She made her first solo campaign speech after the Republican National Convention in a bell-sleeve pink blouse and high-waisted pencil skirt.

On New Year's Eve, she was back in black Gucci for a party, while at the second presidential debate in St. Louis she took the internet by storm in a bright pink Gucci "pussy bow" silk crepe top and matching pants.

Thelma Schoonmaker on sculpting 'Silence' and editing Powell

Thelma Schoonmaker would still be working on Martin Scorsese's "Silence" if she could.

The legendary editor is sitting in the Midtown Manhattan office where she cut Scorsese's latest, his deeply felt spiritual epic about Jesuit priests in feudal Japan. Schoonmaker sits in between her monitors and those for Scorsese, added about a year ago so he could sit even closer to Schoonmaker while they worked. It makes for a jumble of screens, especially when the one devoted to Turner Classic movies is factored in. "This used to be quite a beautiful room," Schoonmaker says with only mild regret.

The struggle to form and shape "Silence" is still fresh for the 77-year-old three-time Oscar winner, probably the most famous editor in film. (On Jan. 27, the American Cinema Editors will present her with a lifetime achievement honor.) Questions still linger over the thousands of decisions that led to the final cut, one — like most — reluctantly relinquished rather than absolutely completed.

"It's hard to let go of it," says Schoonmaker, whose gentle demeanor tends to mask the passion within. "It's always hard to let go."

"Silence," which opened nationwide Jan. 13, is her 20the Scorsese feature as editor. Since 1980's "Raging Bull," they've been inseparable: one of cinema's great duos. They first met as film students at New York University. Schoonmaker recut Scorsese's 1967's "Who's That Knocking at My Door," though a 12-year gap followed before Schoonmaker managed to get into the editors union. Scorsese taught the initially untrained Schoonmaker before they became mutual collaborators.

"He'd had some experiences where the editor did not want the director in the editing room. And he's a great editor, Marty. It's his favorite part of filmmaking. So that was very hard," says Schoonmaker. "I think he sensed with me that we could collaborate and it wouldn't be an ego fight all the time."

They've had their disagreements, notably including different takes of the final shot of "Raging Bull" in which Robert De Niro's Jake LaMotta looks into the mirror. But, she says, "It's always about what's best for the film."

"If we disagree, we screen it two different ways and ask friends what they think," says Schoonmaker. "It's hard to describe. You'd have to be here for three months with us. It'd be very boring because we make a thousand decisions a day and then go back the next day and change them. It's a very mysterious craft, editing."

Schoonmaker speaks of editing like sculpture: countless massages that subtly shape a film and its actors' performances. Often it means cutting your favorite scene. "The struggle to do right by the film," she calls it.

"Silence" had its fair share of challenges. It's based on Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel, which is largely told through letters, so Scorsese and co-screenwriter Jay Cocks had to invent most of the film's dialogue. Schoonmaker and Scorsese quickly decided to strike most of the original voiceover. "The images were so powerful that we could strip away a lot of it," she says.

"It's a very different film from anything I've ever worked on because it's so meditative. So we had to find the right pace without being boring," Schoonmaker says. "And to give the film the right shape and the right build toward the end was quite a challenge. Normally what we like to do is ramp up toward the end, whereas this was sort of the reverse."

Most naturally link Schoonmaker with Scorsese, but her life has been spliced between two filmmakers. Schoonmaker was married to the British director Michael Powell for six years before Powell's death in 1990 at 84.

They were first introduced through Scorsese, a passionate admirer of Powell's films with Emeric Pressburger ("The Red Shoes," ''Black Narcissus" among them). At the time, Powell's standing had badly dwindled following his controversial, now classic "Peeping Tom." Scorsese helped resuscitate his reputation. Powell, Schoonmaker says, gave them the ending to "After Hours" and encouraged Scorsese to give his once-languishing "Goodfellas" one more try.

"To have lived with one and worked for so long with another — two geniuses, so similar in so many ways but so different," says Schoonmaker. "Without knowing it, Michael taught Marty how to be a filmmaker and then Marty repaid that great gift by bringing him back to the world, which was a beautiful thing to watch. I can't tell you what it was like to watch the two of them together."

Her devotion to Powell remains. When Schoonmaker isn't at work on a Scorsese film, she's plumbing Powell's archives and helping restore his films, the latest of which was "The Tales of Hoffman." She hopes to soon tackle the extraordinary "I Know Where I'm Going!" Schoonmaker previously edited his two-volume memoir and is currently making her way through his journals.

She edits Powell and then she edits Scorsese, who's due to start "The Irishman" in June. It's a comfort, she says, to always have another Scorsese film on tap, unlike most who worked on "Silence."

"When they leave, they go into Marty withdrawal and I have to sort of help them through it like a shrink," she says, laughing. "I'm lucky. I know I always have another one coming."


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Here’s how to watch the inaugural balls on TV, online and live-streamed

The business part of inauguration is over, and not long after the parade ends, the balls will begin in Washington D.C.

President Trump and his wife, Melania, and Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, will be attending three balls to celebrate the inauguration, according to organizers. Two of the balls will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The Trumps will attend the Armed Services Ball to be held at the National Building Museum.  

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The major networks will have specials on Friday night that will include coverage of the balls.

Cable networks CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, MSNBC and others will also be covering the balls, as will Telemundo.

Several news outlets, including The Washington Post, C-SPAN and Bloomberg Politics, have partnered with YouTube to stream the day’s events.

February 2017 New Music Releases

Our list of February 2017 new-music releases is highlighted by a pair of huge vinyl releases, along with the first major new projects of the year.

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The Latest: Sentencing hearing begins for 'Dance Moms' star

The Latest on a two-day sentencing hearing for "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

The bankruptcy fraud sentencing hearing for "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has begun before a federal judge in Pittsburgh.

Miller has already made a major concession on an unrelated charge that she sneaked $120,000 in foreign currency into the country from Australia in 2014. Miller has agreed to forfeit that money.

What remains at issue is whether Miller should serve prison or merely probation for hiding about $775,000 from a bankruptcy court after filing for Chapter 11.

Miller's attorneys are essentially arguing "no harm, no foul" and saying she shouldn't be imprisoned because those she owed money were repaid. But federal prosecutors say Miller tried to subvert the bankruptcy process and deserves prison.

Prosecution witnesses are testifying Friday. Defense witnesses will testify when the hearing concludes with her sentencing Feb. 24.


1:15 a.m.

"Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller is scheduled to appear in Pittsburgh federal court Friday for the start of her sentencing hearing in her bankruptcy fraud case.

The two-day hearing won't wrap up until Feb. 24. It was scheduled so numerous witnesses could address a key question: Did Miller intend to cheat her creditors when she hid $775,000 in income from a bankruptcy court.

Prosecutors say Miller was dishonest and only fessed up to her real income after a bankruptcy judge saw her on TV in 2012 and figured she had to be lying. They're seeking a prison sentence of up to 30 months.

Miller's attorneys say their client simply got caught up in her fame and fortune, but always intended to repay her debts. They're seeking probation.

Twain children's story, recently discovered, coming in fall

More than a century after his death, Mark Twain's publishing life continues.

Doubleday Books for Young Readers announced Friday that it has acquired a fairy tale only recently discovered. The book is called "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" and is scheduled for Sept. 26. The work is based on 16 pages of notes written by Twain in 1879 that were spotted at the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California at Berkeley. The prize-winning team of Philip Stead and Erin Stead have expanded the unfinished story to an 11-chapter, 152-page illustrated book. The Steads are best known for "A Sick Day for Amos McGee."

"The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" tells of a boy who can talk to animals and their joint effort to rescue a prince.

Twain children's story, recently discovered, coming in fall

More than a century after his death, Mark Twain's publishing life continues.

Doubleday Books for Young Readers announced Friday that it has acquired a fairy tale only recently discovered. The book is called "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" and is scheduled for Sept. 26. The work is based on 16 pages of notes written by Twain in 1879 that were spotted at the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California at Berkeley. The prize-winning team of Philip Stead and Erin Stead have expanded the unfinished story to an 11-chapter, 152-page illustrated book. The Steads are best known for "A Sick Day for Amos McGee."

"The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" tells of a boy who can talk to animals and their joint effort to rescue a prince.

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