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Tuesday, March 06, 2018 1:00 am


Arrest made after Oscar snatched

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The man arrested for swiping Frances McDormand's Oscar trophy paraded a golden statue around an Academy Awards after-party and emphatically boasted he'd won the award himself.

Claiming to be a music producer, Terry Bryant held the trophy high at the Governor's Ball as he filmed a Facebook Live video.

“Lookit baby. My team got this tonight,” Bryant says in the video, before kissing the statue. “This is mine!”

He then allowed a fellow attendee to touch the trophy before asking a bystander for the address to Jimmy Kimmel's party. Later, he tells a woman that he won the award for “best producer.”

“Academy Awards baby for music,” he says. “You know what, I can't believe I got this.”

Bryant, 47, was arrested for allegedly stealing McDormand's trophy, which she earned after winning Best Actress for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

Bryant was taken into custody at 11:50 p.m. Sunday and booked a few hours later. He was still being held on $20,000 bail early Monday, jail records show.

The award has since been returned to McDormand, her rep confirmed to USA Today.

“Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out burger together,” her rep told the newspaper.

'Panther' killing it

The cultural, critical and commercial phenomenon that is “Black Panther” boldly marched through its third weekend, hauling in an estimated $65.7 million over the three days, more than triple the debuts of “Red Sparrow” and “Death Wish,” according to data from measurement and analytics firm ComScore.

That's the third-largest third weekend of all-time after “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($90.2 million) and “Avatar” ($68.5 million).

“Black Panther,” Marvel Studios' latest superhero offering, directed by Ryan Coogler, now stands at $501.1 million domestically. It also was strong internationally, racking up $56.2 million over the weekend to bring its total to $897.7 million.

Rapper pleads guilty

A Tennessee rapper has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge filed after he was arrested with a gun following a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub that left 25 injured last summer.

Ricky Hampton, who performs under the name Finese2Tymes, entered a plea Monday in Little Rock federal court. Under terms, he will surrender two pistols to the federal government, along with ammunition. He faces up to 10 years in prison after he admitted he possessed a gun at an eastern Arkansas club about a week before the July 1 shooting at Little Rock's Power Ultra Lounge. He was performing on stage at the club and was not charged in the shooting.

Happy birthday

Among today's celebrity birthdays: Singer Mary Wilson is 74. Guitarist David Gilmour is 72. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 71. Singer Kiki Dee is 71. TV personality John Stossel is 71. Actor Tom Arnold is 59. Actor D.L. Hughley is 54. Actress Connie Britton is 51. Actress Moira Kelly is 50. Actress Amy Pietz is 49. Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is 41. Rapper-producer Tyler, the Creator is 27.