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'Friends,' 'Grace and Frankie' creator outfoxes sexism

Jun. 13, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ask Marta Kauffman if there will be a "Friends" reunion someday, and the answer is a crisp "nope." Kauffman, who created the enduringly popular sitcom with David Crane and was an executive producer from start to finish, is focused on what's now and next, not what's past. She's moved on...

The newcomers behind 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'

Jun. 13, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's an unusually chilly and overcast Sunday in Los Angeles when the San Francisco filmmaking team and longtime friends Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot meet for a rooftop brunch a few days after their hometown premiere of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco." "It's like it knew we were...

John Legend on abortion law boycotts: 'Money talks'

Jun. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. Legend admits he's not sure if a boycott would be successful, but says "it's a conversation that needs to be had. "Particularly when these studios are...

Spike Lee calls for Hollywood to 'shut it down' in Georgia

Jun. 7, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Spike Lee is calling for Hollywood production companies to leave Georgia over a law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks, upon detection of a fetal heartbeat. Most studios that have commented have said they're waiting to see if the so-called "heartbeat" law actually...

Julia Roberts, Spike Lee toast Denzel Washington at event

Jun. 7, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denzel Washington was the man of the hour Thursday night with everyone from Julia Roberts to Spike Lee turning out to celebrate him as this year's recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. But when he finally took the stage to accept the honor he did something unexpected: At his own...

AMC to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect

Jun. 5, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The network behind a show that's become part of Georgia's pop-culture fiber says it will "reevaluate" its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect. "The Walking Dead" is an economic powerhouse and brings streams of tourists to the Georgia towns where it has been filmed....

Spike Lee to present Denzel Washington with AFI Award

Jun. 4, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee will honor Denzel Washington's career by presenting his friend and collaborator with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. AFI said Tuesday that Lee will present the actor and director with the honor at a gala Thursday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Lee has...

Major Hollywood studios start to weigh in on heartbeat bill

May. 30, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix blinked first and now other major Hollywood studios say they may reevaluate filming in Georgia if the state's abortion law goes into effect. The state is known for its lucrative tax incentives for filming. WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Walt Disney...

'The Chi' actor loses MTV awards bid amid misconduct claims

May. 29, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — MTV on Wednesday cut Jason Mitchell from contention at next month's MTV Movie & TV Awards following reports of alleged misconduct by "The Chi" actor. MTV said in a statement Mitchell was removed as a nominee for best performance in a show in light of recent developments. The channel...

Kutcher testifies he knocked on slain woman's door in 2001

May. 29, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashton Kutcher testified at a Los Angeles murder trial Wednesday that he went to pick up a 22-year-old fashion-design student to go out for drinks one night 18 years ago and left when she did not answer her door, only to learn the next day that she had been lying inside dead. The actor...