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Czech filmmaker Vojtech Jasny dies at age 93

Nov. 16, 2019 11:59 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Vojtech Jasny, a filmmaker who belonged to the new wave of Czechoslovak cinema in the 1960s, has died. He was 93. Slovacke divadlo, a theatre he frequently visited, said that Jasny died Friday. A family representative confirmed his death to the CTK news agency. From the 1950s, Jasny made some...

Colombia adoptees find family decades after volcano tragedy

Nov. 16, 2019 12:00 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Jenifer de la Rosa was just a week old when Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano exploded, unleashing a wall of mud that buried an entire town and left 25,000 dead. In the chaotic aftermath of the 1985 disaster the infant was handed over to a Red Cross worker and eventually...

A fresh batch of producers selected for the 92nd Oscars

Nov. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 92nd Oscars is getting some fresh faces behind the production. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Friday that Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain will produce the February show. While newcomers to the Academy Awards, both are veteran producers in the...

Rosalía marks historic night for women at Latin Grammys

Nov. 15, 2019 6:22 AM EST

Spanish singer Rosalía, the breakthrough performer known for blending flamenco music with sounds like reggaeton and Latin trap, won album of the year at the 2019 Latin Grammys, becoming the first solo female performer to win the top honor since Shakira’s triumph 13 years ago. Rosalía won three...

Times, actors are changing as ‘The Crown’ enters 1960s, ’70s

Nov. 15, 2019 3:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Crown” opens with a clever acknowledgment that time has passed for Queen Elizabeth II and taken with it the Emmy-winning actress who played her in the Netflix drama’s first two seasons. In the scene, postage stamp portraits are displayed for the monarch: one...

The Latest: Rosalía wins album of the year at Latin Grammys

Nov. 14, 2019 11:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Latin Grammys, which are being presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Rosalía has won album of the year at the Latin Grammys for her breakout album “El Mal Querer.” Thursday’s ceremony was a big night for...

Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer

Nov. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger company tendency to underpay black women. The comedian and Oscar-winning actress...

Disney Plus adds disclaimer about racist movie stereotypes

Nov. 14, 2019 3:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to "Dumbo," “Peter Pan” and other classics because they depict racist stereotypes, underscoring a challenge media companies face when they resurrect older movies in modern times. The move comes as Disney Plus seems...

The barrier-breaking ‘Atlantics’ heralds Mati Diop’s arrival

Nov. 14, 2019 3:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mati Diop has always lived in Paris but as a French-Senegalese woman whose family is from Dakar, she’s long been acutely conscious of another, unlived existence for herself in Africa. And it’s there that her life as a filmmaker has largely resided. Diop spent nine months in...

Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen relish roles in ‘The Good Liar’

Nov. 14, 2019 3:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Roles for older actors can fall into some predictable tropes, but Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen say their new film, “The Good Liar,” let them brush aside cliches and even their characters’ mortality for a good cat-and-mouse thriller. “Elderly characters are sort...