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This image released by Disney shows Mena Massoud as Aladdin, left, and Will Smith as Genie in Disney's live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic

Hollywood's inclusion problems still run deep, study finds

Sep. 10, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Hollywood searches for a response to the reckoning brought on by the death of George Floyd and the Academy Awards move to make Oscar nominees more inclusive, a new study captures how the film industry has improved in diversity and how it still lags. In the most popular films of 2019,...

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Kevin Hart to host famed telethon long hosted by Jerry Lewis

Sep. 9, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart will host the return of a popular telethon once spearheaded by the late Jerry Lewis to fight muscular dystrophy. The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced Wednesday that Hart will host the MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon. The two-hour, star-studded virtual fundraiser event...

FILE - Chadwick Boseman, left, and Lupita Nyong'o arrive at the premiere of their film

Lupita Nyong'o says Chadwick Boseman's 'power lives on'

Sep. 8, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o has written a stirring tribute to her late “Black Panther" co-star Chadwick Boseman, calling him a man whose power will ”reverberate for generations." “I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope,” the...

FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer

Aug. 29, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect. When the former playwright suited up as Black Panther, he brought cool intellectual...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Chadwick Boseman, a cast member in

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Aug. 29, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chadwick Boseman, who played Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before inspiring audiences worldwide as the regal Black Panther in Marvel's blockbuster movie franchise, died Friday of cancer. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles...