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FILE - This May 13, 2019 file photo shows a view of the Palais des festivals during the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering has postponed its 73rd edition. Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said they are considering moving the festival to the end of June or the beginning of July. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Cannes Film Festival postponed, potentially to June or July

Mar. 19, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — France's Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said...

FILE - In this Feb.5, 2018 file photo, Tonie Marshall poses during a photocall prior to the 23rd Lumieres awards ceremony in Paris. French-American filmmaker and actress Tonie Marshall, who remained the only female director to ever win a French Cesar award, has died. She was 68. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

French-American movie director Tonie Marshall dies at 68

Mar. 12, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French-American filmmaker and actress Tonie Marshall, the only female director to ever win a Cesar award — France's equivalent of the Oscars — has died. She was 68. France's Equalities Ministry Thursday confirmed the death “with sadness.” Marshall won the top...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)

Ex-Michigan football player suing school over alleged abuse

Mar. 9, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man who played football at the University of Michigan sued the school and its board of regents on Monday, alleging the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson sexually abused him. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit is seeking certification to be class action and aims to include...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)

University of Michigan replaces law firm in abuse inquiry

Mar. 9, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich, (AP) — The University of Michigan said it is replacing the law firm pegged to lead the investigation into allegations a deceased team doctor molested hundreds of people after learning that some of its attorneys represented high-profile clients accused of sexual misconduct. The Ann Arbor...

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Returning to acting, Jagger plays a man of wealth and taste

Mar. 5, 2020 10:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been nearly 20 years since Mick Jagger last acted, but as the new film “The Burnt Orange Heresy” shows, his chops have gathered no moss. In the film, which Sony Pictures Classics will release Friday, Jagger co-stars alongside Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki as a...

Women demonstrate outside the venue of the Cesar awards ceremony, the French equivalent of the Oscar, Friday,Feb. 28, 2020 in Paris. French women's rights activists protest against multiple nominations for Roman Polanski at the Cesar Awards ceremony. Poster at right reads

Anti-Polanski protesters greet French film awards ceremony

Feb. 28, 2020 6:50 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The ceremony for the French version of the Oscars took place in Paris on Friday amid protests by women's rights activists as director Roman Polanski was awarded, in his absence, the best director award for his latest film. Polanski decided to skip the Cesar awards ceremony because of protests...

FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, director Roman Polanski appears at an international film festival, where he promoted his latest film,

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

Feb. 27, 2020 6:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars — where his latest movie leads this year's nominations — because of protests prompted by a new rape accusation against him. Women's rights activists have called for a boycott of...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Ernest Hemingway's close friend and biographer, A.E. Hotchner, talks about his friendship with Hemingway at his home in Westport, Conn. A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at age 102. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

Feb. 15, 2020 11:21 PM EST

A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday at age 102. He died...

FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, director Roman Polanski appears at an international film festival, where he promoted his latest film,

Full board of France's Cesar film awards steps down

Feb. 14, 2020 1:41 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The entire leadership of the Cesar Awards, France's version of the Oscars, has stepped down in a spat over both its opaque decision-making process and controversial director Roman Polanski, whose new film leads this year's nominations. The decision by the academy's influential board to resign...

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Review: Stylish book gumshoes `Chinatown' and lost Hollywood

Feb. 3, 2020 2:24 PM EST

“The Big Goodbye: ‘Chinatown’ and the Last Years of Hollywood,” Flatiron, by Sam Wasson Quentin Tarantino’s hagiographic “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” keeps '60s Los Angeles swinging by wishing away the brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate. In the real world, the...