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The Latest: Marvel boss says Mahershala Ali is 'Blade'

Jul. 20, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on developments at San Diego Comic-Con (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Two-time Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali is going to be "Blade." Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige closed out an epic presentation Saturday at Comic-Con with the news. Ali joined his fellow Marvel...

'Lion King' composer Hans Zimmer finds circle of life

Jul. 17, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Composer Hans Zimmer can't seem to get away from "The Lion King." The emotional score has gotten him jobs, his only Oscar and secured him a place in the hearts of children and adults. But he wasn't sure he wanted to come back when Jon Favreau approached him to revisit the soundtrack for...

Valentina Cortese, Italian screen diva, dead at 96

Jul. 10, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Valentina Cortese, an Italian post-war screen diva who was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar but lost out to Ingrid Bergman, died on Wednesday. She was 96. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala announced the death of the Milan-born actress in a tweet, thanking Cortese for having "given us...

Award-winning television, film and theater actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, according to his publicist

Jul. 9, 2019 11:01 PM EDT
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Award-winning television, film and theater actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, according to his publicist.

Filmmaker sentenced again in second sexual abuse case

Jul. 9, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s was sentenced Tuesday on a sexual abuse charge for the second time in as many weeks. Under the terms of a plea agreement, Sterling Van Wagenen avoided time...

Sundance co-founder gets at least 6 years in sex abuse case

Jul. 2, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s was sentenced Tuesday to at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a child. The judge who delivered the sentence of six years to...

Academy welcomes 842 new members, half of them women

Jul. 1, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday invited 842 members from 59 countries to the Oscars organization and, for the first time, reached gender parity in its new class of inductees. Half of the new invitees to the film academy are women. In 10 of the 17 branches —...

Actress Lily Tomlin to be honored at Michigan film festival

Jun. 28, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Lily Tomlin will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 15th annual Traverse City Film Festival in northern Michigan. Oscar winner and festival founder Michael Moore is expected to present the honor to Tomlin on Aug. 3. The festival runs...

Directors guild changes eligibility rule to favor theaters

Jun. 26, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Directors Guild of America is changing the eligibility rule for its top award in favor of theatrical releases over streaming. The DGA says Wednesday that the board voted unanimously on Saturday to require that films premiere in theaters first before becoming available on any other...

US told Palestinian economic plan must have political vision

Jun. 26, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Trump administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians cannot succeed without addressing the political elements of a Middle East deal, international financial chiefs and global investors said Wednesday in comments that pushed back on the U.S. insistence...