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In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Mar. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres. Shirley Temple's bungalow still sits on the lot, as does the piano where John...

Tom Hanks surprises woman by singing 'Happy Birthday'

Mar. 19, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tom Hanks surprised a New Mexico woman celebrating her birthday at an Albuquerque restaurant when he treated her to a special performance of "Happy Birthday." KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports the Oscar winner surprised Samantha Aragon over the weekend while she was feasting with...

After 'Gotham,' Ben McKenzie goes from hero to movie bad guy

Mar. 19, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie is looking forward to his next career chapter after "Gotham," both on-screen and behind the camera. During the five years he's starred as Gotham City police detective and future commissioner James Gordon in the Batman prequel, McKenzie also wrote two episodes and directed...

Jordan Peele dares everyone to look at the horrors of 'Us'

Mar. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele's sweet spot as a filmmaker are the "pit in your stomach" moments. That thing that happens when you realize the woman stirring the tea isn't just there for conversation. When you notice that the help is a little off. Or, as in his new film "Us," when you see that the family...

Now 30, 'The Little Mermaid' paved the way for Elsa and Anna

Mar. 19, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not uncommon for people to just look at Jodi Benson and burst into tears. Sometimes they hyperventilate or scream. But mostly they break down and start sobbing. Benson will hold them, heaving in her arms, and pat their back gently. Benson isn't a household name but for many she's an...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Mar. 19, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 17, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Green Book 2. Mary Poppins Returns 3. A Star Is Born (2018) 4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 5. Aquaman (2018) 6. Instant Family 7. Vice 8. Bohemian Rhapsody 9. Creed II 10. Mortal Engines iTunes Movies US Charts -...

Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

Mar. 19, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support. News outlets report Perry offered to take care of the family's rent to stave off eviction, arrange for 45-year-old Tynesha Evans'...

Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity

Mar. 19, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film. The visionary mind behind "Blue Velvet," ''Mulholland Drive" and "Twin Peaks" is imparting this and other wisdom, like never giving up final cut, in a new MasterClass on creativity and filmmaking that's...

Warner Bros.' chief Tsujihara steps down following scandal

Mar. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair. WarnerMedia chief executive John...

Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

Mar. 18, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out...