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After Khashoggi, Saudi prince looks to rebuild image abroad

Nov. 27, 2018 9:25 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's first trip abroad since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi will offer an early indication of the repercussions he faces from the gruesome slaying. The prince is visiting close allies in the Middle East before attending the...

A few honorary Oscars firsts at this year's Governors Awards

Nov. 19, 2018 6:58 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg teased Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall about the beginnings of their relationship, actress Cicely Tyson brought more than a few people to tears while proudly clutching her Oscar and publicist Marvin Levy sang a few lines from "Hamilton" to an audience that included...

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

Nov. 16, 2018 8:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down. Her decision announced Friday comes amid ABC corporate parent Walt Disney Co.'s pending acquisition of 21st...

Disney results jump on strong movie slate

Nov. 8, 2018 5:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walt Disney Co.'s earnings for the latest quarter sailed passed expectations, boosted by a strong slate of movies such as "Incredibles 2" as the company moves toward closing its $71.3 billion deal to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets. Disney and other media companies are facing a...

Disney animation and Pixar president Ed Catmull to retire

Oct. 23, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Catmull, the president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios since 2006, is retiring next year. The Walt Disney Company says Tuesday that the 73-year-old Pixar co-founder will remain in an advisory role through July 2019. Robert Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, said in a...