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This combination photo shows, from left, entertainment publicist Annie Jeeves, event producer Heather Hope-Allison, TV producer and film director Leslie Thomas, TV and film music composer Matt Hutchinson, TV editor and filmmaker Pi Ware and celebrity hairstylist Steven Mason during separate portrait sessions in Los Angeles. The coronavirus has shut down much of Hollywood. And for the entertainment industry's many one-gig-at-a-time staff and freelance workers it's an economic disaster. (Photos by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

'It is brutal': Hollywood's rank-and-file on the pandemic

Mar. 31, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The red carpets are rolled up in storage, the A-listers holed up in mansions, multiplex doors are closed. For now, at least, the coronavirus has shut down much of Hollywood. And for the entertainment industry's many one-gig-at-a-time staff and freelance workers — a quarter-million...

This image released by Netflix shows Octavia Spencer in a scene from

Netflix's 'Self Made' tells of first female millionaire

Mar. 23, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Madam C.J. Walker may be one of America’s most successful “pull yourself up by your own bootstrap” stories, but many have never heard of her. However, that’s changing, thanks to the recent release of a Netflix limited series starring Octavia Spencer. “Self...

In this image released by Disney/Pixar, characters Laurel, voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, from left, Ian, voiced by Tom Holland, and Barley, voiced by Chris Pratt, appear in a scene from

Review: In 'Onward,' a weird but worthy Pixar magic act

Mar. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EST

For a revolutionary animation studio, Pixar has been surprisingly wary of advancing technology. The company may be at the forefront of digital animation, but for 25 years, its spiritual DNA has been decidedly nostalgic. It’s the old-school new school. In “WALL-E,” high-tech humans have...

Lizzo wins the award for entertainer of the year at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Lizzo, 'Just Mercy' win top honors at NAACP Image Awards

Feb. 23, 2020 1:47 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and “Just Mercy” won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognizes entertainers of color ladled honors on the film that was snubbed by bigger shows...

From left, Peter Saraf, Daniele Melia, Lulu Wang, Andrew Miano, Eddie Rubin, Anita Gou pose in the press room with the award for best feature for

'The Farewell,' Adam Sandler triumph at Spirit Awards

Feb. 8, 2020 9:23 PM EST

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — At a Film Independent Spirit Awards that often stood in stark contrast to Sunday's Academy Awards, Lulu Wang's family drama “The Farewell” took the top prize, while Adam Sandler and the Safdie brothers' “Uncut Gems” also landed awards. The win...