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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...

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'On My Block' cast seeks truth in playing inner-city teens

Mar. 27, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cast members of Netflix’s “On My Block” say they feel honored to be able to represent teenagers who've long seen themselves portrayed as stereotypes. The show in its third season tells the story of a group of black and Latino teens navigating high school...

FILE - This Jan. 6, 2019 file photo shows Golden Globes signage on the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday. The press association said the eligibility change was temporary and would last from March 15 to April 30, “with this period subject to later review and extension.”  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Golden Globes amend eligibility rules due to virus

Mar. 26, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday. The press association, which puts on the annual award show, said films that are first released on...

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Prentice Penny puts a fresh spin on wine films in 'Uncorked'

Mar. 25, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an early scene in Prentice Penny’s debut feature, “Uncorked,” his main character Elijah is trying to help a customer who doesn’t know much about wine find the right bottle. “Do you like hip hop?” he says. She does. And so he starts describing...

This image provided by the Los Angeles Chargers shows the Los Angeles Chargers updated logo. The Los Angeles Chargers have updated their bolt logo and unveiled new logotype ahead of their move into their new home at Hollywood Park, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (Los Angeles Chargers via AP)

Chargers unveil updated lightning bolt and logotype

Mar. 24, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have updated their logo and unveiled new logotype ahead of their move into their new home. The franchise is keeping the lightning bolt as its primary logo, but it has become sleeker and streamlined. There is not as much of a curve to the bolt, while navy blue has...

FILE - This June 4, 2015 file photo shows Ben Mankiewicz at the 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala in Los Angeles. The 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival may have been canceled, but the film-loving folks at Turner Classic Movies have decided to air classic films like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Casablanca” and “North by Northwest” as well as interviews with from festival past with film legends from Peter O'Toole to Faye Dunaway. “I got emotional when we made the announcement to cancel. The festival means something to us,” said TCM host Ben Mankiewicz of the March 12 decision. “We all just sensed that we had to do something.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

TCM is bringing its classic film festival to your home

Mar. 24, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The folks at Turner Classic Movies had just decided they’d have to cancel their annual classic film festival when their general manager had an idea: What if they could do something else in recognition of the lost weekend? “It felt greedy to say, ‘Well why...

Military personnel move equipment as they set up a virus testing facility at the Orange County Convention Center Friday, March 20, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Testing will begin Monday at the center. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Florida bans all restaurant dining; tribe closes casinos

Mar. 20, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis banned all onsite dining at restaurants statewide Friday and the Seminole Tribe closed its casinos, the latest virus -related closures affecting a state that is heavily dependent on tourism to pay its bills. The governor's order allows restaurants to still...

Pedestrians walk past the closed Laugh Factory comedy club, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday ordered all of the city's bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues to close in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Virus-shocked Hollywood gets break with streaming services

Mar. 19, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sports are on hold, theaters are closed and so are amusement parks, a disaster-movie scenario that has stunned Hollywood. But Americans held captive at home by the coronavirus can turn to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other streaming services, outliers in an entertainment industry brought to...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, actor Stuart Whitman arrives at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival black-tie gala fundraiser in Santa Barbara, Calif. Whitman, who appeared in hundreds of films and television shows, died Monday in Montecito, Calif. at 92. (AP Photo/Phil Klein, file)

Oscar-nominated actor Stuart Whitman dead at 92

Mar. 17, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stuart Whitman, a prolific lead and character actor who appeared in hundreds of film and television productions and received an Oscar nomination as a pedophile in the 1961 drama “The Mark,” has died. Whitman died Monday in Montecito, California, at age 92. Son Justin Whitman...

Virus seizes markets and it's no longer business as usual

Mar. 16, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Global markets and businesses big and small opened the week to a landscape seemingly altered by the coronavirus pandemic. A host of retail chains have shut their doors or diminished hours of business. Banks are taking steps to keep cash on hand, lots of it. Markets in Asia, Europe and the U.S. are plunging....