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FILE - A Regal Cinemas movie theater is temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic in New York on May 5, 2020. Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

Q&A: Cineworld CEO on re-opening Regal theaters in U.S.

Aug. 7, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on Aug. 21. And this time it might just stick. Exhibitors have postponed plans several times as cases spiked in various cities. Mooky Greidinger, the CEO of Cineworld, which...

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HBO's 'Coastal Elites' cast tackles social satire, anxiety

Aug. 5, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Bette Midler and Sarah Paulson, making HBO's “Coastal Elites” in pandemic-forced isolation proved an unsettling challenge. “It was just bizarre, completely bizarre, because it leads you ... down all these rabbit holes of ‘What’s next? I mean, what...

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Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

Aug. 4, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this is no “Hamilton”: Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of...

FILE - Park guests enter the Magic Kingdom during the reopening of Walt Disney World, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Walt Disney Co. reported net income that plummeted dramatically in the third quarter, when it most of its theme parks remained closed and theatrical movie releases were postponed. Net income results were better than the loss analysts expected, however, but revenue missed expectations. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Disney 3Q revenue drops 42%, missing expectations

Aug. 4, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday reported that its net income fell dramatically in the three-month period that ended in June when it most of its theme parks were shuttered and theatrical movie releases were postponed. Still, its bottom-line results were better than analysts expected,...

FILE - Film director Alan Parker arrives at the opening ceremony of 26th Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow on June 18, 2004. Parker, whose movies included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express” and “Evita,” has died at the age of 76. A statement from the director’s family says Parker died Friday in London after a long illness. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)

Alan Parker, director of "Midnight Express," dies at 76

Jul. 31, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Alan Parker, a successful and sometimes surprising filmmaker whose diverse output includes “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express,” and “Evita,” has died at 76, his family said. A Briton who became a Hollywood heavyweight, Parker also directed...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo the symbol for Comcast appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. The coronavirus pandemic took a toll on Comcast in the second quarter as movie theaters closed, theme parks shut down and advertisers cut back. The company reported Thursday, July 30, 2020, that its NBCUniversal TV, film and theme park divisions, as well as its Sky unit in Europe, all suffered steep drops in revenue in the April-June quarter.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Pandemic hits Comcast 2Q; Peacock service has 10M sign-ups

Jul. 30, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic took a toll on Comcast in the second quarter as movie theaters closed, theme parks shut down and advertisers cut back. The company reported Thursday that its NBCUniversal TV, film and theme park divisions, as well as its Sky unit in Europe, all suffered steep drops...

Ex-Wizards, Capitals co-owner Irene Pollin dies at 96

Jul. 29, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Irene Pollin, who co-owned the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Capitals along with late husband Abe, has died. She was 96. Monumental Sports and Entertainment said Pollin died Tuesday at her home in Amherst, Massachusetts. “Much like her husband, Abe Pollin, she was an icon in...

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Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment

Jul. 29, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored a major part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding that the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit...

Missouri tourist town of Branson to require face coverings

Jul. 29, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The popular Missouri tourist town of Branson will require face coverings in most public places in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, despite the objections of many, including comedian Yakov Smirnoff. Meanwhile, Missouri set another one-day record Wednesday for new...

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Music Review: Alanis Morissette dazzles on 9th album

Jul. 29, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

Alanis Morissette, “Such Pretty Forks in the Road" (Epiphany Music) The piano is back. The voice is back. The angst is back. A genre onto herself, Alanis Morissette comes out in force with her ninth studio album “Such Pretty Forks In the Road,” where she untangles some of the thornier...