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'Fantastic Beasts' flies to top of weekend box office

Nov. 18, 2018 5:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest offering from the Harry Potter multiverse fell short of the opening...

Diddy mourns for Kim Porter, says 'more than soul mates'

Nov. 18, 2018 3:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs made his first public statements Sunday since the loss of Kim Porter, his longtime former girlfriend and mother of three of his children, saying they were "more than best friends" and "more than soul mates." Porter, a former model and actress, died unexpectedly at her...

A few honorary Oscars firsts at this year's Governors Awards

Nov. 18, 2018 10:39 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Governors Awards may be in its 10th year, and the honorary Oscar itself in its 60th, but that doesn't mean there isn't still room for a few firsts. This Sunday in the heart of Hollywood, the film academy's board of governors will...

Polish prosecutors want bail for released US cinematographer

Nov. 17, 2018 1:13 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland are seeking to have bail set for an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer after a court ordered his release from the jail where he was held for allegedly attacking paramedics. A spokeswoman for prosecutors in the city of Bydgoszcz, Agnieszka Adamska-Okonska,...

'An Elephant Sitting Still' wins top prize at Golden Horse

Nov. 17, 2018 11:08 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — "An Elephant Sitting Still" won the top prize Saturday night at the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-language version of the Oscars. The film, whose director, Hu Bo, committed suicide before its release, upset the highly touted martial-arts epic "Shadow," by veteran director Zhang...

Wildfire-charred movie ranch to be rebuilt over 2 years

Nov. 16, 2018 10:20 PM EST

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Standing amid the charred foundations and burned-out movie sets of Paramount Ranch, officials from the National Park Service said Friday that they plan to rebuild and reopen the site that holds decades of movie history and still hosts a steady stream of Hollywood productions...

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film finally in theaters

Nov. 16, 2018 7:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Alan Elliott was at the Telluride Film Festival, prepared to unveil the holy grail of musical works: A documentary on the making of Aretha Franklin's "Amazing Grace," which had been lost to the archives until Elliott spent decades restoring it so it could finally be seen....

William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has died

Nov. 16, 2018 7:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — William Goldman, the screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring "Nobody knows anything," has died. He was 87. Goldman's daughter, Jenny,...

California woman owes $3.6 million in movie studio scam

Nov. 16, 2018 6:53 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman has been ordered to pay more than $3.6 million in restitution after admitting that she scammed investors with claims she had Hollywood backing to build a movie studio complex in Northern California. Carissa Carpenter was sentenced Friday in federal district...

Criterion Collection to launch stand-alone streaming service

Nov. 16, 2018 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — FilmStruck may be no more, but the Criterion Collection will live on as a subscription-streaming service. In an announcement that warmed the hearts of cinephiles everywhere, Criterion said Friday that it has reached an agreement with WarnerMedia to launch the Criterion Channel as a...