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FILE - In this April 7, 2014 file photo, Maria Contreras-Sweet speaks during a ceremonial swearing in as Administrator of the Small Business Administration in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington. A group of investors says it has revived a deal to buy assets of the Weinstein Co., potentially saving the beleaguered studio from bankruptcy. The announcement Thursday came just four days after the Weinstein Co. announced it was pulling out of the sale and would file for bankruptcy for protection. Businesswoman Contreras-Sweet is leading the investors' group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 01, 2018 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co. revived a deal to sell its assets to a group of investors who want to transform the scandal-plagued film studio into a female-led entertainment venture, the latest twist in the company's tortured efforts to avoid bankruptcy following the downfall of Hollywood mogul...
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The body of Indian actress Sridevi is carried in truck during her funeral in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Thousands of grieving fans gathered in Mumbai on Wednesday to pay respects to Sridevi, the iconic Bollywood actress who drowned accidentally in a Dubai hotel bathtub over the weekend. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
February 28, 2018 - 6:15 am
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Lining up for hours and visibly grief-stricken, thousands of mourning fans paid their respects Wednesday to Sridevi, the iconic Bollywood actress who drowned accidentally in a Dubai hotel bathtub over the weekend. Sridevi's body was flown home late Tuesday night in a private...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. A possible bankruptcy filing by The Weinstein Co. could be the latest episode in the unraveling of a Hollywood powerhouse and could have repercussions for any lawsuits filed against the company over of allegations of sexual misconduct by its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
February 26, 2018 - 8:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by The Weinstein Co. would be the latest episode in the unraveling of a Hollywood powerhouse and have repercussions for any lawsuits filed against the company over of allegations of sexual misconduct by its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein. Here are some questions...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the words of some A-list actresses in his defense. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
February 22, 2018 - 10:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is apologizing to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit. A spokeswoman for the disgraced movie mogul said Thursday that Weinstein has also directed his legal representatives not to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the words of some A-list actresses in his defense. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
February 21, 2018 - 8:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses in his defense. Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action...
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Actress Lupita Nyong'o poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA 2018 Awards in London, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
February 18, 2018 - 4:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Frances McDormand has won the best actress prize at the British Academy Film Awards for her performance as a bereaved mother in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Critics and viewers have called...
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February 14, 2018 - 3:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV and movie producer Ryan Murphy is expanding his empire to Netflix. The streaming service says Murphy signed a deal to produce new series and films exclusively for it starting in July. Details of the multiyear deal were not disclosed. Murphy has been producing TV shows for the...
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February 14, 2018 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Stars including Emma Watson and Gemma Arterton are backing a British film industry plan to tackle bullying and sexual harassment. Organizations including the U.K.'s film academy, the British Film Institute and unions have announced a set of principles in response to "urgent and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. New York's attorney general on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, filed a lawsuit against Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
February 12, 2018 - 12:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A proposed sale of The Weinstein Co. is in question after New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit saying that any deal would have to include assurances of financial compensation for women abused by co-founder Harvey Weinstein. The suit was filed Sunday. It accused the producer...
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February 12, 2018 - 2:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuit filed by New York's attorney general against Weinstein (all times local): 9 p.m. A lawyer for disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein says he believes a "fair investigation" by New York's attorney general will show that many of the allegations...
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