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  • Oscar Mar 1, 2018

    Sunday’s Oscar Stage Features 45 Million Swarovski Crystals

    There will be half a million Swarovski crystals on the Dolby Theater stage for every year the Oscars have been presented. That’s 45 million crystals in honor of Oscar’s 90th year. Production designer Derek McLane hand-picked most of the sparklers for the starry proscenium he created for Sunday’s show. He said in an interview Wednesday that the design incorporates various...

  • Attorney Mar 2, 2018

    Time’s Up Will Be a Part of Oscar Show, But No Dress Code

    The organizers of Time’s Up say the movement to eradicate discrimination in the workplace will have a presence at Sunday’s Oscar show, but has no plans for a red-carpet dress code. Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, actresses Laura Dern and Tessa Thompson, producer Katie McGrath and attorney Nina Shaw talked about the movement’s progress and next steps with a small group...

  • assistant Dec 16, 2017

    ’Super Size Me’ Sequel Pulled From Sundance Fest Following Spurlock’s Confession of Sexual Misconduct

    Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned.

  • The Associated Press Dec 9, 2017

    Anita Hill: Thomas, Weinstein Part of Arc Toward Justice

    Anita Hill told a room full of entertainment industry professionals that her 1991 testimony about Clarence Thomas and the flood of sexual harassment allegations surfacing now are part of “an arc that had been bending toward justice.”...
    Hill and National Women’s Law Center President Fatima Goss Graves spoke to Hollywood actors and executives Friday about how to parlay the momentum generated...

  • Harvey Weinstein Nov 30, 2017

    Heather Graham Turns Hollywood Sexism Complaint Into Film

    Heather Graham says she was so frustrated by sexism and Hollywood and the dearth of female perspectives onscreen that she made a movie about it. She thought showing her experiences onscreen would be the only way to be heard in a system that favored the powerful and silenced the powerless. But that was before the flood of sexual misconduct allegations...

  • California Nov 12, 2017

    No Word of Sex Scandal at 1st Oscar Celebration of Season

    Filmmaker Agnes Varda danced with Angelina Jolie. Donald Sutherland wanted to thank the characters he’s played. Writer-director Charles Burnett said getting an Oscar eases the sting of a teacher’s heartless words decades ago. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu dedicated his award to immigrants worldwide. And cinematographer Owen Roizman was moved to tears at the film academy’s ninth annual Governors...

  • director Jul 27, 2017

    HBO Doc ‘Baltimore Rising’ Explores Life After Freddie Gray

    The producers and participants in “Baltimore Rising” say national and local media sensationalized the protests that erupted after the death of Freddie Gray, but that their new documentary humanizes the narrative. Activists Kwame Rose and Makayla Gilliam-Price appeared alongside director Sonja Sohn Wednesday at the Television Critics Association’s summer meeting to discuss the documentary premiering on HBO in November. The...

  • actress Jul 23, 2017

    ’Westworld’ Cast Talks Existentialism, Robots at Comic-Con

    Actress Evan Rachel Wood says working on “Westworld” changed her life. She says the series about a futuristic park manned by robot hosts where humans can live out their fantasies has inspired existential questions about her own life. She also says the powerful character she plays has empowered her off-screen as well.

  • director Jul 22, 2017

    Creators, Cast of ‘Stranger Things’ Debut Season 2 Trailer

    The creators of “Stranger Things” premiered a trailer for the show’s second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn’t seen it. The Duffer Bros. were joined by director Shawn Levy and stars Millie Bobby Brown, Matthew Modine and the crew of young actors who play a group of friends searching for their buddy who...

  • Canada Jul 21, 2017

    ’Teen Wolf’ Cast Makes Special Appearance for Make-A-Wish

    The stars of “Teen Wolf” made a special appearance at Comic-Con Friday for an audience of one.
    Nine members of the MTV show’s cast sat down for a meet-and-greet with 16-year-old super fan Sydney Lang, who came to Comic-Con with her family thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

  • georgia Jul 21, 2017

    ’Walking Dead’ Comic-Con Panel Pays Tribute to Late Stuntman

    “The Walking Dead” panel at Comic-Con Friday almost didn’t happen after the death of a stunt performer on the show earlier this month. Showrunner Scott Gimple started the presentation in the San Diego Convention Center’s largest exhibition hall by paying tribute to stuntman John Bernecker, who was fatally injured during production in Georgia on July 12.

  • New York Jun 13, 2017

    Judy Garland Enshrined in Hollywood Mausoleum

    Judy Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A spokeswoman for Garland’s estate says her family and friends held a private memorial service for the actress on Saturday, which would have been Garland’s 95th birthday. She was buried in the Judy Garland Pavilion.

  • Los Angeles May 26, 2017

    At Funeral, Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell Remembered as ‘Voice of Our Generation’

    Music’s elite and celebrities remembered Chris Cornell at a somber memorial service Friday that focused on the Soundgarden frontman’s love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock’s leading voices.

  • actress May 19, 2017

    Amandla Stenberg Is Ready to be a Voice for Her Generation

    Eighteen-year-old actress, activist and all-around talent Amandla Stenberg is OK with being considered a voice for her generation....
    “I kind of accept that responsibility,” she said in a recent interview. “I realize that I have this very unique privilege of gaining this attention from a lot of people, whether it’s through the internet or through movies, and so I feel like...

  • California May 10, 2017

    Original Disneyland Concept Art Shows Park Origins, Growth

    Tomorrowland was originally going to be called World of Tomorrow. Frontierland was Frontier Country. Lilliputian Land never became a reality at Disneyland. And no one could have foreseen a “Star Wars” land opening in 2019.

  • Asher Klein Apr 25, 2017

    Faye Dunaway Was ‘Completely Stunned’ by Oscars Best Picture Fiasco

    Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar’s best picture winner. Dunaway tells Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News she thought Beatty was stalling for effect.

  • Asher Klein Feb 28, 2017

    Academy Apologizes for Oscars Best Picture Gaffe

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is apologizing to the cast of crews of the films “La La Land” and “Moonlight” for the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner during Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony.

  • Los Angeles Dec 18, 2015

    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Thrills Fans, Sets Records

    After months of secrecy and anticipation, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is thrilling fans and theater owners alike.
    The most anticipated film in the galaxy opened globally Thursday, setting international and pre-sale box-office records and delighting moviegoers who’ve had opening-night tickets in hand for months.

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