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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, actor-filmmaker and author Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York. Perry is looking to reopen his 330-acre Atlanta-based mega studio soon, but other studios in Georgia are anxiously waiting for Hollywood's green light to return back to work. Perry plans on restarting production at the Tyler Perry Studios complex in July, making it one of the first studios to domestically reopen after production was halted a few months ago to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

May. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting for Hollywood’s...

FILE - In this April 26, 2015, file photo, Fred Willard poses in the pressroom at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Best In Show” and “Anchorman,” has died at age 86. Willard’s daughter, Hope Mulbarger, said in a statement Saturday, May 16, 2020, that her father died peacefully Friday night. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Fred Willard, the comedic improv-style actor, has died at 86

May. 17, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Best In Show” and “Anchorman,” has died. He was 86. Willard’s daughter, Hope Mulbarger, said in a statement...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting of his senior secretaries at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 27, 2020. Moon repeated an offer to conduct some inter-Korean cooperation projects such as a joint anti-coronavirus quarantine campaign. Moon also said he will strive for mutual prosperity

The Latest: South Korea prez says surge no reason to panic

May. 9, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea president says citizens shouldn't panic over...

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Alice Wu finds her voice again with 'The Half of It'

May. 6, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Half of It” director Alice Wu is not like other filmmakers. It’s not because she happens to be Asian American, female and gay, although that does put her in a rare class. Wu is not like other filmmakers because she doesn’t really think of herself as one....

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2005 file photo, Mari Winsor poses for a photograph in New York. Winsor, a celebrity trainer for Hollywood’s elite who became known as a Pilates guru, has died. She was 70. Winsor’s family representative Alison Graham says in a statement that the famed trainer died peacefully while surrounded by family and close friends at her home on Tuesday in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Sherman Oaks. Winsor died from complications of Lou Gehrig's disease. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)

Mari Winsor, Pilates guru and celebrity trainer, dies at 70

Apr. 30, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mari Winsor, a celebrity trainer for Hollywood’s elite who became known as a Pilates guru, has died. She was 70. Winsor’s family rep Alison Graham said in a statement that the famed trainer died peacefully while surrounded by family and close friends at her home on Tuesday...

FILE - This May 6, 1999 file photo shows Hollywood Park Inc. CEO R.D. Hubbard listening during a news conference at the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, Calif. Hubbard, who bred, owned and raced thoroughbred and quarter horses, and was an influential executive in the racing industry, has died. He was 84. Hubbard died Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at home with his wife Joan Dale at his side in Palm Desert, about 115 miles east of Los Angeles, according to Shaun Hubbard. His grandson told The Associated Press that he had been in declining health. (AP Photo/ Damian Dovarganes, file)

R.D. Hubbard, horse racing breeder, executive, dies at 84

Apr. 30, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — R.D. Hubbard, who bred, owned and raced thoroughbred and quarter horses and was an influential executive in the racing industry, has died. He was 84. Hubbard died Wednesday at home with his wife Joan Dale at his side in Palm Desert, about 115 miles east of Los Angeles, according to Shaun...

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Producer's memoir talks life of hits, magic of Ed Van Halen

Apr. 30, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — In a life full of magical musical moments, few compare for Ted Templeman to the night he first saw Van Halen in a mostly empty Hollywood club. The elite record-maker and Warner Bros. record executive who had spent the decade producing albums for The Doobie Brothers, Van...

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No ‘Black Widow’ or ‘F9’ leaves a muted summer movie season

Apr. 29, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The six-year fan campaign for a standalone Black Widow movie was paying off: at long last, a film would put Scarlett Johansson’s popular Avenger front and center. And, like many of Marvel’s biggest spectacles, it was set to open the weekend of May 1. “Black...

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Ryan Murphy's 'Hollywood' miniseries is a woke '40s fantasy

Apr. 28, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Murphy has a clear-eyed fascination with the 20th-century Hollywood dream machine, so adroit at making stars and breaking the hearts of those who didn’t fit the mold. Among the casualties: Anna May Wong and Hattie McDaniel, gifted actresses of color consigned to play...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, Benedict Cumberbatch poses for photographers upon arrival at the launch event of the film

'Spider-Man,' 'Doctor Strange,' 'Thor' shift release dates

Apr. 24, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood studios are shuffling more release dates as a result of the coronavirus, including sequels to “Doctor Strange," “Spider-Man: Far From Home" and “Into the Spider-Verse.” Late Friday, both Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Co. announced updated...