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FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Johansson has pulled out of the film “Rub & Tug” after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2018 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson on Friday withdrew from the film "Rub & Tug" after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. In a statement to Out.com on Friday, Johansson said she's pulling out from the project "in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my...
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FILE - This May 2, 2018 file photo shows the exterior of a Blockbuster Video store in Anchorage, Alaska. Despite the gift of the jockstrap worn by actor Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" from HBO's John Oliver to bring traffic into the store, Blockbuster Alaska General Manager Kevin Daymude said the last two Blockbuster Video locations in Alaska will rent their last video on Sunday, July 15, 2018, apparently leaving the last Blockbuster Video in Bend, Ore. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
July 12, 2018 - 8:35 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the "Skyscraper" premiere in New York. Johnson, who plays an amputee in the action movie, said Thursday, July 12, he is joining the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, calling for more inclusion and opportunities for people with disabilities in the entertainment industry. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 12, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Dwayne Johnson plays an amputee in his latest movie. Now he's jumping in to help people with disabilities in real life. Johnson, who plays a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg in the new action thriller "Skyscraper," said Thursday he's joining the Boston-based Ruderman Family...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, actress Rebel Wilson struts across the stage as she is introduced to speak at College Signing Day, an event honoring Philadelphia students for their pursuit of a college education or career in the military at Temple University in Philadelphia. Wilson has applied to Australia's highest court to increase the comic actress's payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher. The 38-year-old best known for parts in the "Pitch Perfect" and "Bridesmaids" movies was awarded in September an Australian record 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.5 million) in damages. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
July 12, 2018 - 2:32 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia's highest court to increase the comic actress's payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher. The 38-year-old, best known for parts in the "Pitch Perfect" and "Bridesmaids" movies, was awarded in September an Australian...
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This undated from video released via the Thai NavySEAL Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, shows rescuers hold an evacuated boy inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand. A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world. (Thai NavySEAL Facebook Page via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The boys are out of the cave. Now Hollywood wants in. The producers behind Christian films like "God's Not Dead" are already in Thailand with plans to develop a movie about the 18-day saga of the soccer team trapped in a flooded cave. Though the drama of headline-grabbing rescues...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, actor Joel Kinnaman appears at the premiere of "Robocop" in Los Angeles. MGM is developing the sequel “RoboCop Returns” with “District 9” and “Elysium” filmmaker Neill Blomkamp to direct. The film will be a sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original about a cyborg police officer in a crime-ridden Detroit. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 11, 2018 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — RoboCop is coming back. Again. MGM is developing the sequel "RoboCop Returns" with "District 9" and "Elysium" filmmaker Neill Blomkamp to direct. The film will be a sequel to Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original about a cyborg police officer in a crime-ridden Detroit. It's to be based on...
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July 11, 2018 - 12:27 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A transgender former middle school student who fought to use the bathroom of her choice in Maine is preparing for her big screen debut. Nicole Maines is starring in the indie horror film "Bit" as a transgender teen trying to co-exist with and understand a group of feminist...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush poses with his Berlinale Camera Award which he received prior to the screening of the film "Final Portrait" at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Rush has pulled out of a Shakespeare stage production in the Australian city of Melbourne as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
July 09, 2018 - 11:20 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of Shakespeare stage production in Australia as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation. Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy said he received confirmation Monday of Rush's withdrawal from the role of...
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This image released by Marvel Studios shows a scene from "Ant-Man and the Wasp." (Disney/Marvel Studios via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 4:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Marvel Studios landed its 20th straight no. 1 box-office debut with an uncharacteristically small superhero for the swaggering comic-book juggernaut. "Ant-Man and the Wasp" opened with $75.8 million, according to final studio figures Monday. While not approaching the heights...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein appears in court in New York. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday, July July 9 for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. An updated indictment unveiled last week alleges the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006. The new charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison upon conviction. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)
July 09, 2018 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment for Harvey Weinstein on charges that he committed a sex crime against a third woman (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A lawyer for the third alleged sex crime victim in the prosecution against Harvey Weinstein says her client will testify if the case goes...
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