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Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

Jul. 17, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "Nina Wu," is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred...

25 years later, 'The Lion King' roars again (with Beyoncé)

Jul. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was just a few months ago that director Jon Favreau was sitting in a scoring session with composer Hans Zimmer for "The Lion King," his ambitious and technology-driven reimagining of the 1994 animated classic, and he and everyone else in the room were getting a little emotional. It's...

'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

Jul. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga's...

The Latest: 'When They See Us' star wept at Emmy nomination

Jul. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of "When They See Us" says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it "was just pure joy...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Jul. 16, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending July 14, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Alita: Battle Angel 2. Shazam! 3. After 4. Little (2019) 5. Hellboy 6. Miss Bala 7. Captain Marvel 8. Pet Sematary (2019) 9. Dumbo 10. Spider-Man: Homecoming iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent: 1. After 2. Plus One 3....

Beyoncé and docs on R. Kelly, Michael Jackson get Emmy nods

Jul. 16, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé's "Homecoming" film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations. With Netflix's "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé," the pop star personally earned four of the six nominations...

Review: New David Crosby documentary is loving, too loving

Jul. 16, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

The final image of David Crosby in a new documentary about the singer-songwriter shows him in his hippie glory, spotting a video camera filming him. He roguishly sticks out his tongue. Then he inexplicably goes further and gives viewers the middle finger. It's sort of an apt gesture to sum up "David Crosby:...

Austin Butler to star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann-helmed biopic

Jul. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic has found its King. After a competitive casting contest, 27-year-old actor Austin Butler has been cast as Presley. Ansel Elgort, Harry Styles and Miles Teller all reportedly tested for the role ultimately won by Butler, who last year appeared in the...

Young 'Lion King' actors had Beyoncé-size shoes to fill

Jul. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The pressure was on for young actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary when they got word that they'd been cast as the voices of young Nala and young Simba in "The Lion King." Not only was it an ambitious remake of an iconic film, but it was their first major Hollywood...

Fox 2000 chief joins Sony after being jettisoned by Disney

Jul. 15, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Gabler, whose Fox 2000 produced acclaimed literary adaptations like "Life of Pi" and "Hidden Figures" before being axed in the aftermath of the Walt Disney Co. acquisition, has found a new home at Sony Pictures. Sony on Monday announced a new production deal with the former Fox...