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'Out on Television' tracks evolution of LGBTQ portrayals

Jan. 19, 2020 3:11 PM EST

Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a “love letter” to the medium’s power. It’s also a testament to how LGBTQ people and their allies harnessed TV to tell the community’s stories, said Cruz, who along with actor-comedian...

Kim Kardashian West speaks at the

Kardashian West pursues criminal justice reform in TV show

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is a step closer to becoming a lawyer, having finished her first year of study as an apprentice. She told The Associated Press on Saturday that her next step is taking the “baby bar,” so-called because it's a one-day exam. If she passes, she plans...

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Paris Hilton reveals private side in upcoming documentary

Jan. 18, 2020 5:03 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Having thrown her life open for years, it's hard to believe there isn't much the public doesn't know about Paris Hilton. But wait, there is. The 38-year-old socialite often described as famous for being famous reveals a private side of herself in “This is Paris,” a...

FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film

Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film

Jan. 18, 2020 12:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project. “He did reach out multiple...

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Hillary Clinton to 2020 Democratic voters: pick a winner

Jan. 17, 2020 1:46 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has advice for Democratic voters faced with an unsettled field of presidential contenders: pick a winner. “This is an election that will have such profound impact, so take your vote seriously,” Clinton said. “And for Democratic voters, try...

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2019 file photo shows Pete Davidson during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Judd Apatow's “King of Staten Island,

Judd Apatow's 'King of Staten Island' to open SXSW film fest

Jan. 15, 2020 7:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Judd Apatow's “The King of Staten Island," starring Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live," will make its premiere as the opening night film at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival. The Austin, Texas, festival on Wednesday announced that “The King of Staten...

This image released by BBC America shows a female puma on the hunt in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, featured in the nature series

New BBC America documentary series tackles global change

Jan. 15, 2020 1:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — If sheer drama is what you crave on TV, look no further than the tale of a fearless mother at the far edge of South America. She is a puma and this big cat repeatedly launches herself over and over at a llama-like creature more than three times her size, desperate to get meat for her three...

Filmmaker Zach Meiners speaks at a rally on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky., in support of legislation aimed at effectively banning the practice of conversion therapy in Kentucky. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Bills seek to end 'conversion therapy' in Kentucky

Jan. 14, 2020 6:24 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Twice a week for four years when he was in high school, gay student Zach Meiners underwent “conversion therapy,” a practice that attempts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. Once the sessions ended, it took almost 10 years before he started...

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‘Joker’ leads Oscar noms; ‘1917,’ ‘Irishman’ close behind

Jan. 13, 2020 6:46 PM EST

Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman," “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” in Monday's Oscar nominations. Todd Phillips’ R-rated superhero smash “Joker” topped all...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, Brazil's impeached President Dilma Rousseff receives flowers and gifts from supporters as she leaves the presidential residence, Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has once again laid bare the polarization of Latin America's largest democracy. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil documentary gets Oscar nomination, exposes division

Jan. 13, 2020 6:20 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has laid bare the polarization of Latin America's largest democracy. In “The Edge of Democracy," 36-year-old filmmaker Petra Costa uses her personal story to argue that...