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Guthrie's barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

May. 25, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of during her era — and Guthrie wanted a spot in the Indianapolis 500, the biggest race in the...

Cannes to present Palme d'Or, with history on the line

May. 25, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — History could be made when the top award of the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or, is handed out Saturday. The Palme d'Or is decided by a nine-person jury, headed this year by the filmmaker Alejandro Inarritu. Their deliberations are done in secret, so what will win is always a...

AmfAR gala near Cannes raises $15 million for AIDS research

May. 24, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

ANTIBES, France (AP) — A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation at a private island off Tanzania were some of the items that raised $15 million at the 26th amfAR gala and auction. The event, which raises money for AIDS research, is a fixture...

Quentin Tarantino wins top dog award at Cannes Film Festival

May. 24, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or this year, at least he's not coming home without a trophy. The director of the Cannes Film Festival entry "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" scooped up the top prize at the Palm Dog Awards. The awards are handed out annually to the...

TV series about abolitionist John Brown to film in Virginia

May. 24, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new television series with Ethan Hawke starring as the fiery abolitionist John Brown is set to film in Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam's office announced Thursday that production of the eight-part series will start in central Virginia this summer. The show based on the novel "The Good...

Big names headed to New Mexico to film 'The Comeback Trail'

May. 24, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail." The feature film will begin shooting in early June in Albuquerque, Tojajilee and other locations. Work is expected to last about a month and...

Jenner, Banderas, turn out for glitzy amfAR gala near Cannes

May. 23, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

ANTIBES, France (AP) — Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out Thursday for the 26th amfAR Gala to raise money for AIDS research.  Mariah Carey gave a special performance for the dinner guests along with Tom Jones and Dua Lipa during...

Netflix isn't absent at Cannes. It's everywhere.

May. 23, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — If you're going to earnestly shout "Vive le cinema!" the Cannes Film Festival is the place to do it. That's what Quentin Tarantino declared from atop Cannes' red-carpet stairs on his way into the premiere of "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," his affectionate ode to the movie...

Rotten Tomatoes to link audience ratings to ticket purchases

May. 23, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it. The review aggregator says Thursday that users who purchase tickets on Fandango will get a verified badge next to their review, beginning with films out this weekend like...

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

May. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters. Of the 110 movies surveyed, 20, or 18.2%, contained an LGBTQ character. This is a significant improvement from 2017's all-time low...