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The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards

Jun. 24, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The late Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Rapper T.I. presented the posthumous award Sunday to his family that included his...

'Toy Story 4' opens big but below expectations with $118M

Jun. 23, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Toy Story 4" brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film's below-expectations debut didn't quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season. The "Toy Story 4" opening, according to...

University of Michigan receives 2 separate $10M gifts

Jun. 23, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says it's received two separate, $10 million gifts designed to benefit a campus library as well as its business school and film and television department. The Ann Arbor school's William C. Clements Library has accepted $10 million from the Avenir...

Screenwriters can play key role in gender parity, actors say

Jun. 23, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis says achieving gender parity on screen is simple, and it could happen overnight. "Just go through (the script) and cross out a bunch of male first names and put female first names. That's all you have to do," Davis told the audience during a panel...

10 troubled, triumphant years for the Michael Jackson estate

Jun. 22, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten years ago, entertainment lawyer John Branca and Michael Jackson renewed the partnership that had brought the wealth and status of both men to new heights. Eight days later, Jackson would be dead. Yet his role in Branca's life would only become larger. Branca has represented his own...

Weinstein fights sex trafficking claims in actress' lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers sought Friday to toss out the sex trafficking claims of an actress the disgraced movie-making mogul maintains is trying to capitalize on the legal success of other women. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court to try to persuade a judge to reject...

District 12 of 'The Hunger Games' is now a historic place

Jun. 21, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — What would the folks in the Capitol think? District 12 is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Henry River Mill Village, which served as the home of the three main characters from the original "The Hunger Games," was named a historic place last month and announced by...

'Wild Rose' heralds arrival of rising star Jessie Buckley

Jun. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Irish actress Jessie Buckley grew up in County Kerry and lives in London but she's lately been traveling so much that she gives her present address as Heathrow Airport and New York's JFK. But regardless of her physical location, her mental state is much the same. "I live in a lot of...

'Cinderella' film feted at Library of Congress

Jun. 21, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. But there was valet parking for the guests invited to a "mini-ball" held at the Library of Congress in honor of the Disney film "Cinderella." The Thursday evening event featured a costumed Cinderella character, who descended the library steps to...

Court to be turned into theater for 'Anatomy of a Murder'

Jun. 20, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Sixty years after its premiere, "Anatomy of a Murder" will be shown in an Upper Peninsula courtroom, the site of the trial that inspired the book and movie. The Mining Journal reports that there will be two viewings, one on July 1 and another on July 2, at the Marquette County...