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Some Ohio legislators yell 'cut' to Hollywood tax deals

May. 22, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lights, camera, cut? Some of Hollywood's biggest hit movies and equally big bombs have something in common: They were shot in Ohio, taking advantage of a 10-year-old tax credit incentive program. Now some Ohio legislators want to dim the lights on a program aimed at luring filmmaking to...

James Gunn says he's a better person after being fired

May. 20, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been a roller-coaster year for James Gunn, who was fired from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" over old tweets in July, and rehired this March. But the writer-director who shepherded the first two "Guardians" films to critical and box office success said the experience has been an...

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...

Beneath wholesome image, Doris Day was an actor of depth

May. 13, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The very name "Doris Day," cheerful as a sunrise on a studio lot, was an invention. The beloved singer and actress, who died Monday at 97 , was a contemporary of Marilyn Monroe but seemed to exist in a lost and parallel world of sexless sex comedies and the carefree ways of "Que Sera,...

Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97

May. 13, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s and a symbol of wholesome American womanhood, died Monday. She was 97. In more recent years, Day had been an animal rights...

White House hopefuls swarm rival's home turf of California

May. 12, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who want to be president are swarming California, competing for campaign cash and media attention while courting longtime allies of home-state Sen. Kamala Harris on their rival's own turf. Former Vice President Joe Biden swooped in to Los Angeles on Wednesday to...

Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba in charge of 'L.A.'s Finest'

May. 12, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expanding a comic book's mythology can bring slighted characters to the forefront. That's also the case with "L.A.'s Finest," a TV series riff on the 2003 "Bad Boys II" movie in which women, notably women of color, are driving the action. Gabrielle Union pursued the idea of reprising Syd...

Correction: Cold Case-Director's Killing story

May. 10, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 9 about an arrest in the 1985 killing of a Hollywood TV director, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the North Carolina city where the News Herald newspaper is located. It is Morganton, not Morgantown. A corrected version of the story is below: Man arrested in...

Buttigieg sells out fundraiser at iconic Hollywood gay bar

May. 10, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) drew a sold-out crowd to a fundraiser at an iconic West Hollywood gay bar, providing an intimate moment with the first Democratic White House contender who is a member of the LGBT community. Attendees at The Abbey each paid about $25 to attend the South...

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...