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With new category, Oscars are now a popularity contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Not since Faye Dunaway shouted "La La Land!" has an Oscar announcement caused quite as much chaos as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decision to create a new Academy Awards category for "outstanding achievement in po...

 

Cannes doc: Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick

CANNES, France (AP) — Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival. Houston's longtime assistant Mary Jones tells filmmaker K...

 

In Cannes, Spike Lee lambasts Trump over white supremacists

CANNES, France (AP) — In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia...

 

82 women walk the red carpet in Cannes film fest protest

CANNES, France (AP) — Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry. The number of stars, filmmakers and...

 

Ryan Coogler reflects on tsunami that is 'Black Panther'

CANNES, France (AP) — At the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, filmmaker Ryan Coogler reflected on the historic sensation of "Black Panther" and the changes he hopes it might effect on the movie business. Noting that Hollywood theories can't be...

 

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as...

 

In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault

NEW YORK (AP) — In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described in detail Woody Allen's alleged sexual assault of her, and called actors who work in his films "complicit" in perpetuating a "culture of silence." Farrow, the adopted...

 

A growing number of actors are renouncing Woody Allen

NEW YORK (AP) — A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen and his next film, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct...

 

Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on 'Frida'

NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein's alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her 2002 passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic "Frida," into a nightmare...

 

As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood. Disney's deal to purchase most of 21st Century Fox ends the era of the "Big Six" major movie studios, toppling one of the industry's most...

 

Hollywood sex accusations now levied at Ratner, Hoffman

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis has ensnared a prominent film director after six women — including actress Olivia Munn — accused Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report on Wednesday....

 

As scope of Weinstein conduct widens, questions of who knew

NEW YORK (AP) — As the grim scope of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse has continued to expand, attention is turning to the question of who knew about the film's mogul's behavior. A key and potentially volatile component of Tuesday's New...

 

Paltrow, Jolie join flood of allegations against Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — An avalanche of allegations poured out Tuesday against Harvey Weinstein in on-the-record reports that detailed claims of sexual abuse and included testimonies from Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, further intensifying the...

 
 By Jake Coyle    Regional    August 13, 2017

'Annabelle' scares up $35M, jolting sleepy box office

New York (AP) — The "Conjuring" spinoff "Annabelle: Creation" scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm. The opening...

 

Study finds inequality unchanged in Hollywood

Despite widespread attention over diversity in the movie business, a new study finds that little is changing in Hollywood for women, minorities, LGBT people and others who continue to find themselves on the outside of an industry where researchers...

 

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