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Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

May. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry's reaction to Georgia's "heartbeat" law The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the leader of a grassroots group that has advocated against the policy. Her name is Krystal Redman, not Crystal Redman. A corrected...

Cheap Trick, Sara Gilbert part of gala honoring Linda Perry

May. 16, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A benefit gala honoring Linda Perry will include a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and appearances from Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis and Perry's wife, Sara Gilbert. "Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the Grammy Museum" will take place June 29 in Los...

Julianne Moore on gender parity: 'I believe in quotas'

May. 15, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Julianne Moore said Wednesday that larger efforts are needed in order for the movie industry to reach gender parity, and that means implementing quotas. "We will not have gender parity unless everybody is cooperating. Women are not a special interest group. We're 52 percent of the...

Georgia governor delays film trip amid abortion ban fallout

May. 15, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has delayed an annual trip to Los Angeles to promote Georgia's film industry as movie executives, producers and actors criticize the state's new abortion ban. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the delay announced Tuesday comes about a week after Kemp signed a...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

May. 15, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after President Donald Trump downplayed his escalating tariff war with Beijing and said a settlement is possible. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced as investors mulled the likely costs of U.S. and Chinese tariff...

'Game of Thrones' showrunners behind next 'Star Wars' film

May. 14, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A piece of the "Star Wars" puzzle has just fallen into place. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says Tuesday that "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on the new "Star Wars" film expected in theaters in December 2022. Iger revealed the information at the...

Markets Right Now: Stocks bounce back a day after plunging

May. 14, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as investors got a reprieve a day after the market took a nosedive on worries over the worsening trade relations between the U.S. and China. Technology companies, which...

Revolution hire 5-time MLS Cup champ Bruce Arena as coach

May. 14, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Revolution are turning to one of the most decorated coaches in Major League Soccer to help revive a season and a franchise. Bruce Arena, a five-time MLS Cup winner and former U.S. national coach, was hired Tuesday as the Revolution's coach and sports director. He...

'Pikachu' tries to dethrone the 'Avengers,' but just misses

May. 12, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" gave "Avengers: Endgame" a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but the superheroes managed to hold onto the throne once again. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the Marvel blockbuster earned an estimated $63.1 million from its third...

AP source: Biden rakes in $750,000 at Hollywood fundraiser

May. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden raked in over $750,000 during a fundraiser attended by Hollywood powerbrokers, a major haul that demonstrates the entertainment industry's lasting affection for the former vice president. Biden's 2020 Democratic presidential campaign declined to comment on how much was raised...