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This image released by Netflix shows Michael Potts, from left, Chadwick Boseman and Colman Domingo in

Netflix previews 'Ma Rainey' and Boseman's final performance

Oct. 20, 2020 1:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite Viola Davis' powerhouse blues singer. The film, shot last year, was already one of the year's most anticipated, coming as...

File-This Sept. 22, 2018, file photo shows cast member Jeff Bridges arriving at the Los Angeles premiere of

Jeff Bridges says he has lymphoma, cites good prognosis

Oct. 19, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good. The 70-year-old actor channeled his The Dude character from “The Big Lebowski” in a statement on social media about the diagnosis Monday evening. He said he understands the disease is serious. He...

Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, left, poses for the media with Stanislaw Buchala, right, who received the Israeli distinction of the Righteous Among the Nations on behalf of his late grandparents, Stefania and Jan Buchala, who saved Polanski, from the Holocaust in 1943-45, during the ceremony of bestowing the honor in Gliwice, Poland, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.(AP Photo/Michal Buksa)

Roman Polanski honors Poles who saved him from the Holocaust

Oct. 15, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski returned to Poland, the country of his youth, and paid tribute on Thursday to a Polish couple who took him in and protected him when he was a child, saving him from the Holocaust during World War II. Stefania and Jan Buchala were posthumously...

Sudanese film director Hajooj Kuka speaks during an interview in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. The detention and subsequent release of an internationally recognized Sudanese filmmaker Kuka highlights the country’s bumpy transition from decades of autocratic rule to democracy. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

Filmmaker's trial raises concerns over freedom in new Sudan

Oct. 13, 2020 9:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than a year after the overthrow of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir, amid the promise of new leadership, Sudanese film director Hajooj Kuka was arrested during a theater workshop by the security forces that had served al-Bashir for years. He was tried and sentenced to prison on vague...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Henson, who has spoken publicly about her struggles with anxiety and depression, was named Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, as the latest recipient of the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation's Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion for her work to end the stigma around mental illness. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson hailed for mental health work

Oct. 8, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she's battled anxiety and depression. On Thursday, the 50-year-old actress and filmmaker — who has spoken publicly and powerfully about her private...

In this video grab issued Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 by The Television Academy, an apology is issued after the winner of the award for outstanding guest actor in a drama series was incorrectly announced during the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. (The Television Academy via AP)

Oops, says Emmy: 'This Is Us' actor gets award after mix-up

Sep. 20, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This Is Us” was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman. The error occurred during Saturday's online creative arts Emmys, precursor to Sunday's main ceremony...

FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo,

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

Sep. 18, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message on social media that Groom had died in that...

FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo,

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

Sep. 17, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message on social media that Groom had died in that...

Chloe Zhao attends the Telluride from Los Angeles drive-in screening of

With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noise

Sep. 16, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most things during the pandemic, it’s surreal. Except for trips to the editing room, director Chloe Zhao has mostly stayed at the Ojai, California, home she shares with three...

FILE _ In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Regina King arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.  King is receiving awards season buzz for her new film

Regina King introduces 'One Night in Miami' to Oscars race

Sep. 12, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the smell of wildfire smoke seeping into her Los Angeles home, Regina King was getting ready for the premiere of her feature film directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actor, who sat in the director’s chair for “One Night in...