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Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

Jan. 16, 2019 10:43 AM EST

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn't just about the color of a person's skin, but the shade. "Colorism," the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than their darker-skinned peers,...

'Roma' actresses drew on personal lives for inspiration

Jan. 11, 2019 1:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron's Spanish-language film "Roma " was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another woman. For the lead actress of Mixtec origin praised for her moving portrayal of a domestic worker, it was personal: that was her...

Alfonso Cuaron and his film 'Roma' win at Golden Globes

Jan. 7, 2019 12:05 AM EST

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" won the best foreign language film and best director honors at the Golden Globes, giving the Netflix film some added awards season momentum. Cuaron based the film on a nanny who raised him in the 1970s in Mexico and he said during his acceptance speech on Sunday night that he was in awe of...

The Latest: 'Kominsky Method' wins best TV comedy Globe

Jan. 6, 2019 10:33 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, being presented live Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 7:25 p.m. "The Kominsky Method" is the winner of the best TV comedy series Golden Globe Award. The Golden Globe comes for...

Mexican mayor gunned down after being sworn in

Jan. 1, 2019 4:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca is condemning the slaying of a local mayor shortly after he took office. Gov. Alejandro Murat confirmed the killing of Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio Santiago via his Twitter account Tuesday. He promised a thorough investigation and...

Viola Davis says 'stop taming us' at Hollywood event

Dec. 5, 2018 6:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and producer Viola Davis gave a rousing speech about leadership and authenticity to a well-heeled crowd of Hollywood power players Wednesday morning at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment breakfast. Davis, who was being honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership...