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Producer Janet Yang elected president of film academy

Aug. 02, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Producer Janet Yang has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group’s board of governors announced Tuesday, making her the first Asian American to lead the film academy. Yang, the 66-year-old producer of “The Joy Luck...

Mo Ostin, longtime Warner records chairman, dies at 95

Aug. 02, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mo Ostin, a self-effacing giant of the music business who with rare integrity presided over Warner Bros. Records’ rise to a sprawling, billion-dollar empire and helped discover and nurture artists from Jimi Hendrix to Green Day, has died. He was 95. Warner Records...

Column: Heady times for the NFL's bottom feeders

Jul. 29, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — These are giddy times in Atlanta and Houston. The Falcons and the Texans have yet to lose a game and can talk boldly about defying the NFL skeptics, a group comprised of pretty much everyone outside their locker rooms. Atlanta coach Arthur...

Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock

Jul. 29, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready. “There is...

Oscars org adds Marlee Matlin, Jason Reitman to board

Jun. 22, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

Actor Marlee Matlin, director Jason Reitman and producer Jason Blum are joining the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Wednesday that they are among the 12 Hollywood professionals who have been elected...

Mo'Nique, Netflix reportedly settle her suit alleging bias

Jun. 16, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo'Nique and Netflix reportedly have settled her lawsuit that accused the streaming service of racial and sexual discrimination for allegedly making her a lowball offer for a proposed comedy special. The matter has been “amicably resolved,” Michael Parks, an...

Pinkett Smith talks hair-loss 'shame,' outcome of Oscar slap

Jun. 01, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith turned her husband's Oscar-night blowup into a teachable moment about alopecia areata, the hair-loss disorder affecting her and millions of others that, in some cases, can impact a person's sense of identity. “Considering what I’ve been...

EXPLAINER: Alopecia affects millions, including kids

Jun. 01, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

Millions of people around the world are affected by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss and was thrown into the spotlight after actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars. The slap stunned millions, drew widespread condemnation and earned...

Jesse Williams addresses leak of Broadway nude scene

May. 16, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Williams vowed not to be discouraged after leaked video and images of his onstage nude scene in the Broadway play “Take Me Out” were posted online. “I’m not down about it. Our job is to go out there every night, no matter what,” Williams told The...