Entertainment industry

Intepreter Massoumeh Lahidji, centre, translates an interview with director Pedro Almodovar, left, and Associated Press film writer Jake Coyle, right at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 20, 2019 - 11:05 am
CANNES, France (AP) — On one afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Massoumeh Lahidji could be seen on a rooftop terrace interpreting Farsi into English for the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, and an hour later sitting on a stage with Martin Scorsese translating the famously verbose...
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In this Jan. 23, 2019 photo, Linda Perry poses for a portrait at her studio in Los Angeles. A benefit gala honoring Linda Perry will include a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and appearances from Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis and Perry’s actress-wife, Sara Gilbert. “Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the GRAMMY Museum” will take place June 29 in Los Angeles at The Novo at L.A. Live. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
May 16, 2019 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A benefit gala honoring Linda Perry will include a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and appearances from Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis and Perry's wife, Sara Gilbert. "Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the GRAMMY Museum" will take place June 29 in...
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Director Werner Herzog, from left, actress Julianne Moore and Xavier Dolan pose for photographers at the See The World Through A Different Lens photo call at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 15, 2019 - 12:10 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Julianne Moore says that for the movie industry to reach gender parity, it's necessary to implement quotas. Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, Moore said measures are needed to change the culture and that she believes in quotas. Moore says efforts should be...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 3, 2019, file photo, creator/executive producers David Benioff, left, and D. B. Weiss attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said Tuesday, May 14, 2019, that “Game of Thrones” showrunners Benioff and Weiss are working on the new “Star Wars” film expected in theaters in December 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 5:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A piece of the "Star Wars" puzzle has just fallen into place. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says Tuesday that "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on the new "Star Wars" film expected in theaters in December 2022. Iger revealed the information at...
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Trader Timothy Nick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as the market claws back some of the ground it lost in a big slide a day earlier. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 14, 2019 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks regained some ground in afternoon trading Tuesday following a nosedive at the start of the week as the U.S. and China escalate their trade war. Investors have been dealing with creeping uncertainty since last week after President Donald Trump's decision to raise tariffs on...
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This image released by Disney shows Robert Downey Jr. in a scene from “Avengers: Endgame.” (Disney/Marvel Studios via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 1:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" gave "Avengers: Endgame" a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but the superheroes managed to hold onto the throne once again. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the Marvel blockbuster earned an estimated $63.1 million from its third...
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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, left, waves toward members of the media as he and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti leave King Taco after talking to patrons Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 09, 2019 - 5:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden raked in over $750,000 during a fundraiser attended by Hollywood powerbrokers, a major haul that demonstrates the entertainment industry's lasting affection for the former vice president. Biden's 2020 Democratic presidential campaign declined to comment on how much was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Walt Disney Company reports financial results Wednesday, May 8. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 08, 2019 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's adjusted second-quarter net income declined as higher revenue from its parks was not enough to offset lower theatrical revenue. However, the entertainment giant's results still beat Wall Street expectations. The lower theater revenue in the quarter that ended March 30 was...
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FILE - This image released by 20th Century Fox shows the characters Neytiri, right, and Jake in a scene from the 2009 movie "Avatar." The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday laid out its plans for upcoming 20th Century Fox films. James Cameron’s long-delayed “Avatar 2” will now open in theaters in December 2021 instead of its most recent date of December 2020. The two subsequent “Avatar” sequels will move to 2023 and 2025, respectively. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, File)
May 07, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Now armed with the upcoming releases of 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday set forth a shock-and-awe release schedule spanning the next eight years, including the yet-again-postponed "Avatar" sequels, a new batch of "Star Wars" releases and Steven Spielberg's "West...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Liz Adeola sings a song at Heart & Seoul Karaoke in Salt Lake City. The state liquor commission said Tuesday, April 30 that beer will not be allowed at the Salt Lake City karaoke business or an Ogden ax-throwing venue because neither fits the definition of a "recreational amenity," under a law that takes effect in mid-May. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
May 02, 2019 - 6:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least one lawmaker thinks people should have beer with their karaoke — even in conservative Utah. A new liquor law in the state has come under scrutiny by legislators and business owners after beer licenses were denied to a karaoke lounge and an ax-throwing venue...
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