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Young W.Va. filmmaker finds her place in the Disney kingdom

Jul. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Say you wanted to carve a career track that would take you from a nice, suburban neighborhood in Scott Depot to the magical Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles, where you would land a dream job working on such famous projects as “Frozen II” and “Raya and the...

Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assaults in California

Jul. 21, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts. Sheriff’s deputies brought the 69-year-old convicted rapist into court in a wheelchair. He was wearing a brown...

'Boy Next Door Killer' gets death for murders of 2 women

Jul. 16, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For crimes he called “vicious and frightening,” a judge on Friday gave a death sentence to a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer” for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third. Victims' family...

California AG starts first investigation of police shooting

Jul. 16, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California attorney general’s office is launching its first required investigation of a police shooting of an unarmed civilian, acting in a Los Angeles County death where police said the suspect walking on Hollywood Boulevard turned out to have a fake gun. ...

Police kill man carrying fake gun on Hollywood Boulevard

Jul. 15, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police fatally shot a man Thursday who was carrying what turned out to be a replica handgun on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, authorities said. A woman suffered a minor injury to her lower body, but the Los Angeles Police Department did not...

Halloween Horror Nights returning to Universal theme parks

Jul. 15, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After a pandemic-related absence of a year, Halloween Horror Nights are back with haunted houses based on the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Bride of Frankenstein" planned for Universal theme parks in California and Florida. The company...

GM to build mobility design center in Pasadena, California

Jul. 13, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Tuesday that it plans to spend more than $71 million to build a design center in Pasadena, California, that will focus on mobility ventures outside the scope of traditional vehicles. The company wouldn't say how many people would work...

Drake Bell receives probation on child endangerment charge

Jul. 12, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Drake Bell, the former star of the popular Nickelodeon show “Drake & Josh,” was sentenced in Cleveland on Monday to two years' probation on child endangerment charges relating to a girl who met him online and accused him of sexual contact after she attended his...

Warner Bros studio tour expands with DC Universe, Potter

Jul. 10, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Batman’s secret cave, Harry Potter’s cupboard under the stairs and the apartment from “Friends” are major centerpieces to the huge Warner Bros. studio lot expansion. Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood recently reopened more than a year...

James Franco settles for $2.2M in school sex misconduct suit

Jun. 30, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Franco and his co-defendants agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging he intimidated students at an acting and film school he founded into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations, court filings made public Wednesday showed. ...