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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment division is one step closer after shareholders approves the deal Friday, July 27, 2018. The tie-up brings together Marvel’s X-Men and Avengers franchises and creates an entertainment behemoth in the digital streaming era. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 27, 2018 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment division is one step closer after shareholders approved the deal Friday. The tie-up brings together Marvel's X-Men and Avengers franchises and creates an entertainment behemoth in the digital streaming...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Oleg Sentsov gestures as the verdict is delivered, as he stands behind bars at a court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia says that the health risks for Oleg Sentsov are rising as the protest enters its 75th day. (AP Photo, File)
July 27, 2018 - 10:32 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker who is imprisoned in Russia says the health risks for his client are rising as the protest enters its 75th day. Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years for...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Kristen Stewart poses for photographers at the premiere of the film "BlacKkKlansman" at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Stewart is set to star in Elizabeth Banks’ reboot of “Charlie’s Angels.” Sony Pictures on Thursday says Stewart’s fellow Angels will be played by Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2018 - 4:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Stewart is set to star in Elizabeth Banks' reboot of "Charlie's Angels." Sony Pictures on Thursday says Stewart's fellow Angels will be played by Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. Banks is directing, producing, co-writing and starring as Bosley in the new incarnation of the...
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Wendy Jaffe, the former executive vice president of legal affairs for Lionsgate Entertainment, talks during an interview, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in New York. Jaffe, a former lawyer at the movie studio behind "The Hunger Games," says a powerful boss she once viewed as a father figure demanded she be his slave and subjected her to nonconsensual sexual contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 25, 2018 - 6:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former lawyer at the studio behind "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" movies said a powerful boss she once viewed as a father figure demanded she be his slave and subjected her to nonconsensual sexual contact. She said she stayed quiet about it for years because she feared losing...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 file photo, Actress Vanessa Redgrave poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Independent Film Awards in London. British actress Vanessa Redgrave will receive the prestigious Golden Lion career prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Each year, the Venice Biennale awards two prizes to celebrate careers in cinema, one to a movie director and one to an actor or actress; along with Redgrave, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg will receive the prize. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
July 24, 2018 - 1:36 pm
ROME (AP) — British actress Vanessa Redgrave will receive the prestigious Golden Lion career prize at this year's Venice Film Festival. Each year, the Venice Biennale awards two prizes to celebrate careers in cinema, one to a movie director and one to an actor or actress. Together with Redgrave,...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2016 file photo, John Waters attends the opening night of the Metrograph movie theater in New York. Waters and members of the "Hairspray" cast gathered Monday at The Academy for a special 30th anniversary screening of the film at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 24, 2018 - 12:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricki Lake never in her wildest dreams thought she'd be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film "Hairspray" at the lofty Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "I never thought the movie was going to come out, let alone have this life span. And for me to be alive 30...
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This image released by A24 shows Timothee Chalamet in a scene from "Hot Summer Nights." (A24 via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 10:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Films starring Timothee Chalamet and Hugh Jackman as well as Bradley Cooper's directorial debut "A Star Is Born" with Lady Gaga are among the selections for this year's Toronto International Festival. "Beautiful Boy" stars Chalamet and Steve Carell and will be one of several...
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This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Denzel Washington in a scene from "Equalizer 2." (Glen Wilson/Sony, Columbia Pictures via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 7:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Equalizer 2" faced off against another sequel, the musical "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" and came out slightly ahead. The Denzel Washington film earned $36 million in its first weekend in theaters to take the top spot. "Mamma Mia 2" was close behind with $35 million. In fact...
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Jodie Whittaker speaks at the EW: Women who Kick Ass panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 21, 2018, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 23, 2018 - 3:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Diego Comic-Con 2018 ended Sunday as workers stripped the branding off the buildings, windows, buses, elevators, escalators and every other square inch of open space in the city's Gaslamp District. Weary attendees squeezed in one last thing before heading home with bags of...
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This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Denzel Washington in a scene from "Equalizer 2." (Glen Wilson/Sony, Columbia Pictures via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 3:14 pm
In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." Studios on Sunday estimate that the R-rated Denzel Washington joint grossed $35.8 million...
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