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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, shows Bryan Singer at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle allegations that he raped a then-17-year-old boy on a yacht 15 years ago. Court records show that Singer, whose credits include "Bohemian Rhapsody," continues to deny he assaulted Cesar Sanchez-Guzman or ever attended a party with him on a yacht as it sailed on Lake Union and Lake Washington in Seattle. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 2:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Movie director Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle allegations that he raped a then-17-year-old boy on a yacht 15 years ago. Court records show that Singer, whose credits include "Bohemian Rhapsody," ''Superman Returns" and "The Usual Suspects," continues to deny he...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, file photo, Sylvia Miles arrives for the 2006 New York Film Critic's Circle Awards at the Supper Club in New York. Miles, whose brief appearances in “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely,” earned her two Academy Award nominations, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Miles was also a scene-stealing character of the New York party scene, beloved for her outgoing personality and flamboyant fashion sense. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman, File)
June 12, 2019 - 9:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvia Miles, an actress and Manhattan socialite whose brief, scene-stealing appearances in the films "Midnight Cowboy" and "Farewell, My Lovely" earned her two Academy Award nominations, died Wednesday. Miles died in an ambulance in New York on the way to a hospital after...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, musician Elton John and his husband producer David Furnish, left, arrive for the UK Film Premiere of Rocketman at the Odeon Luxe in London. The Pacific nation of Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” because of its depictions of homosexuality. Most Samoans identify as Christian, and the society is generally considered conservative and traditional. Sodomy is also considered a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, even if both parties consent. The movie examines John's sexuality and relationship with then-manager John Reid.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
June 11, 2019 - 2:48 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific nation of Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic "Rocketman" because of its depictions of homosexuality. About 97% of people in Samoa identify as Christian, and the society is generally considered conservative and traditional. Under Samoa's 2013 Crimes Act...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, musician Elton John and his husband producer David Furnish, left, arrive for the UK Film Premiere of Rocketman at the Odeon Luxe in London. The Pacific nation of Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” because of its depictions of homosexuality. Most Samoans identify as Christian, and the society is generally considered conservative and traditional. Sodomy is also considered a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, even if both parties consent. The movie examines John's sexuality and relationship with then-manager John Reid.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
June 11, 2019 - 2:46 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific nation of Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic "Rocketman" because of its depictions of homosexuality. About 97% of people in Samoa identify as Christian, and the society is generally considered conservative and traditional. Under Samoa's 2013 Crimes Act...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2011, file photo, director Jennifer Yuh Nelson arrives at the premiere of "Kung Fu Panda 2," in Los Angeles. Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors, according to a study from USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the non-profit advocacy group Women in Animation. The study released Monday, June 10, 2019, says that in the past 12 years only 3% of animated film directors were women and only one was a woman of color. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
June 10, 2019 - 5:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but a new study says the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors. The study released Monday by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the nonprofit advocacy group Women in Animation says that in...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Snowball, voiced by Kevin Hart, Daisy, voiced by Tiffany Haddish and Pops, voiced by Dana Carvey in a scene from "The Secret Life of Pets 2." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 2:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After nearly 20 years and a dozen films, the current manifestation of X-Men movies is going out with a whimper. Scorched by poor reviews, the $200 million "Dark Phoenix" earned a franchise low of $33 million from 3,721 North American locations over the weekend for a second place...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2009 file photo, director Spike Lee, left, and Denzel Washington talk during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets in Los Angeles. Lee will honor Washington’s illustrious career by presenting his friend and collaborator the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. AFI says Tuesday, June 4, 2019, that Lee will present the actor and director with the honor at a gala Thursday, June 6 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (AP Photo/Mark Avery, File)
June 04, 2019 - 11:00 am
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...
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June 03, 2019 - 1:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first Oscar winners of the season are already here. Groundbreaking filmmaker David Lynch, Cherokee-American actor Wes Studi director Lina Wertmüller and actress Geena Davis will all be receiving honorary Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in October, the Academy of...
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This undated image shows Randall Park and Ali Wong in a scene from the movie "Always Be My Maybe." The newly released Netflix movie is an Asian-American rom-com with a twist: ethnicity isn't central to the plot. (Courtesy of Netflix)
June 02, 2019 - 12:04 pm
The newly released Netflix movie "Always Be My Maybe," is an Asian American rom-com with a twist: Ethnicity isn't central to the plot. It's just stand-up comedian and actress Ali Wong and "Fresh Off the Boat" actor Randall Park playing best friends and soul mates who happen to be Asian, which may...
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FILE - This Nov. 2, 2007 file photo shows Frank Lucas, the man Denzel Washington portrayed in the film "American Gangster," in New York. The Harlem drug kingpin whose life became the basis for the 2007 movie “American Gangster” has died. Frank Lucas was 88. His nephew Aldwan Lassiter confirms Lucas died Thursday, May 30, 2019 in New Jersey, where he had lived for years. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
May 31, 2019 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie "American Gangster," has died, a relative said Friday. Lucas, who was 88, died Thursday in New Jersey, nephew Aldwan Lassiter said. Lucas had been in declining health, according to his former...
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