The Latest: Quentin Tarantino ‘stunned’ by Weinstein scandal
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The Latest: Quentin Tarantino ‘stunned’ by Weinstein scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Director Quentin Tarantino says he is “stunned and heartbroken” about the sexual harassment allegations lodged against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, but needs time to wrap his head around it. In a brief statement via Twitter relayed by … Continue reading

Rebel Wilson awarded millions in Australia defamation case
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Rebel Wilson awarded millions in Australia defamation case

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A judge awarded Rebel Wilson record damages of 4.56 million Australian dollars ($3.66 million) on Wednesday over magazine articles the actress said cost her roles in Hollywood films. A Supreme Court jury in Australia’s Victoria state had decided in June the articles claiming she lied about her age, origins of her … Continue reading

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Police investigate vandalizing of Trump’s Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the vandalizing of Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Det. Meghan Aguilar says investigators were called to the scene before dawn Wednesday following reports that the presidential candidate’s star was destroyed by blows from a hammer. A man who identified himself as Jamie … Continue reading

Dalian Wanda, Sony to partner on multiple big-budget movies
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Dalian Wanda, Sony to partner on multiple big-budget movies

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Dalian Wanda Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group have formed a partnership to cooperate on multiple big-budget movies, marking another step into the global film industry by the Chinese conglomerate. Wanda, which already owns AMC Theaters and bought Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion in January, said it would both … Continue reading

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Movie ‘Doctor Strange’ turns Tibetan man into European woman

BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan male character from the “Doctor Strange” comic books presented such a potential political minefield to Marvel that in the film version they cast a Caucasian woman in the role, reflecting the pressures Hollywood movie makers perceive when trying to appeal to the Chinese market. One of the film’s screenwriters has … Continue reading

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Warner Bros. to make Chinese-language films in HK venture

BEIJING (AP) — Hollywood studio Warner Bros. and a Chinese investment company said Sunday that they will jointly produce Chinese-language movies for the international market, as entertainment companies in the world’s two biggest movie markets increasingly collaborate. Warner Bros. and China Media Capital announced their Hong Kong-based joint venture two days before the start of … Continue reading

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‘Kardashian’ game maker Glu creating Jenner sisters game

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Glu Mobile is keeping up with the Kardashians. The mobile video game developer responsible for the popular “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” game announced plans Tuesday to create a game starring Kardashian half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. The San Francisco-based creator of free-to-play games said the title will feature the likenesses, voices … Continue reading

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Dozens of A-listers take a casual day for Oscar rehearsals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Less than 24 hours before the super-fancy Oscar ceremony, it was jeans-and-sneakers day at the Dolby Theatre. Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Aniston, Liam Neeson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Watts, Kevin Hart, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana were among the casually-clad stars rehearsing for the Academy Awards Saturday, while Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Marion … Continue reading

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Who hands over the Academy Awards statuettes? Team Oscar

  GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Six Hollywood hopefuls instantly became insiders when they won spots on the film academy’s Team Oscar, and their superstar access began deep inside Disney’s archives. Surrounded by vintage sketches, sculptures and other Disney treasures dating back to 1928, the Team Oscar winners — aspiring filmmakers between the ages of 18 … Continue reading