In year of Wonder Woman, the remarkable tale of her creation
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In year of Wonder Woman, the remarkable tale of her creation

NEW YORK (AP) — Superman and Batman were born, like brothers, in 1938 and 1939, respectively. But psychology professor William Moulton Marston had grander and more progressive aspirations for his comic creation. “Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world,” Marston said around the … Continue reading

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall
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Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther.   But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the future Supreme Court justice in “Marshall.” There were … Continue reading

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall
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Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther. But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the future Supreme Court justice in “Marshall.” There were … Continue reading

Review: In ‘Marshall,’ a young Thurgood in Connecticut
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Review: In ‘Marshall,’ a young Thurgood in Connecticut

Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood’s notice. Despite its title, “Marshall,” too, is wary of taking on the Supreme Court justice in full, sticking to a minor case from Marshall’s early career as counsel for the NAACP. That makes, for better and worse, … Continue reading

Hollywood condemnation of Weinstein grows louder
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Hollywood condemnation of Weinstein grows louder

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood establishment, slow to react to the initial sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, began speaking out against him more forcefully Monday after the powerful studio boss was fired by own company. Among the A-listers weighing in were his longtime allies and beneficiaries Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and director Kevin … Continue reading

Study: More women, minorities being hired as TV directors
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Study: More women, minorities being hired as TV directors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hiring of ethnic minorities and women as first-time TV series directors is up sharply, according to a Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday. They’re part of record growth and diversity in the “pipeline” of incoming directors, the study of the 2016-17 TV season found. The percentage of minority first-time … Continue reading

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut
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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” displaced the horror sensation “It” as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second “Lego Movie” spinoff of the year didn’t assemble the expected audience. The 20th Century Fox release opened with a weekend-leading $39 million debut, according to studio estimates … Continue reading

Review: ‘Kingsman’ sequel lacks punch and vibe of first film
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Review: ‘Kingsman’ sequel lacks punch and vibe of first film

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer In the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed. But by the second film, there’s a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them — of desperation. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” comes three years after the first leg in the Matthew … Continue reading

President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony
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President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it’s true. But his presence was felt at this year’s television awards ceremony more than any actor, writer or producer. “Saturday Night Live,” for which Trump was an endless fount of comedy during his campaign and early presidency, had … Continue reading