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  • Prince’s Paisley Park compound to open as a museum this fall

    Prince’s Paisley Park compound to open as a museum this fall

    Six months after his death, Prince’s Paisley Park compound will welcome tourists hoping to get a glimpse inside the reclusive musician’s private estate and production complex.  The family of the late music legend and Bremer Trust, the Minnesota bank acting as the special administrator of the singer’s estate,...

  • AFI cancels 'Birth of a Nation' screening after Nate Parker controversy. Will others in Hollywood follow suit?

    AFI cancels 'Birth of a Nation' screening after Nate Parker controversy. Will others in Hollywood follow suit?

    With "The Birth of a Nation" director Nate Parker in the headlines over his 2001 rape trial, at least one Hollywood institution has decided to step away from the period tale, raising questions about the film's larger marketing campaign and ultimate viability as an Oscar contender. The American...

  • Tragedy bubbles to the surface of the vivid Guatemalan drama 'Ixcanul'

    Tragedy bubbles to the surface of the vivid Guatemalan drama 'Ixcanul'

    One of the first things you see in “Ixcanul,” a vividly observed debut feature from the Guatemalan-born writer-director Jayro Bustamante, is the face of a teenage peasant girl as she’s being dressed for a meeting with her future husband. Like almost everything here that passes before the camera’s...

  • Beatles at Hollywood Bowl, Dodger Stadium get spotlight in August

    Beatles at Hollywood Bowl, Dodger Stadium get spotlight in August

    August is a key month in the Beatles’ history as it relates to time the Fab Four spent in Southern California. The group played its first Los Angeles concert Aug. 23, 1964, at the Hollywood Bowl, which was recorded in hopes of being released as a live album. The Beatles returned a year later for...

  • Football drama 'Greater' is an appealing underdog saga

    Football drama 'Greater' is an appealing underdog saga

    The true story of the late Arkansas Razorbacks football hero Brandon Burlsworth is an underdog saga to rival “Rudy,” and while the modest Burlsworth biopic “Greater” doesn’t have that film’s inspirational spark, the indie drama is just sweet enough and slick enough to appeal to pigskin fans and...

  • Andrea Tantaros calls Fox News a 'sex-fueled Playboy Mansion-like cult' in lawsuit

    Andrea Tantaros calls Fox News a 'sex-fueled Playboy Mansion-like cult' in lawsuit

    Legal problems for Roger Ailes and Fox News mounted this week as another female employee has gone to court over sexual harassment claims. In a 37-page lawsuit, cable news host Andrea Tantaros alleges that she was removed from her on-air role in retaliation for making a sexual harassment complaint...

  • Can 'Don't Breathe' or 'Mechanic' sequel take down 'Suicide Squad'?

    Can 'Don't Breathe' or 'Mechanic' sequel take down 'Suicide Squad'?

    Low-budget horror movie “Don't Breathe” and action sequel “Mechanic: Resurrection” will clash with “Suicide Squad” in this weekend’s box-office matchup as Hollywood crawls to the end of a mixed summer film season.   Warner Bros.' DC antihero mash-up “Suicide Squad” has held the top spot at the...

  • Stacey Snider to take over as Fox Film chief sooner than expected

    Stacey Snider to take over as Fox Film chief sooner than expected

    Jim Gianopulos, the veteran chief of the 20th Century Fox film studio, is stepping down sooner than expected to make way for his replacement, Stacey Snider.  Snider, whose elevation was announced in June, will take over as chairman and chief executive of 20th Century Fox Film on Sept. 1. She had...

  • Second City Hollywood to launch Diversity in Comedy Festival

    Second City Hollywood to launch Diversity in Comedy Festival

    With the debate over diversity in Hollywood growing louder, the conversation will shift toward the world of comedy with the announcement of the Diversity in Comedy Festival by Hollywood’s Second City comedy club.  The goal of the October event is to offer a stage for people of color, LGBT performers...

  • What's behind those peepholes at Union Station?

    What's behind those peepholes at Union Station?

    Who can resist a peephole, visual entry to some sort of private delight? Especially one — make that a dozen — making their mysterious appeal in a highly public setting? The large wooden shipping crate parked at a jaunty angle to the foot traffic flowing through Union Station's grand waiting room...

  • Actor Steven Hill, the original D.A. on 'Law & Order,' dies at 94

    Actor Steven Hill, the original D.A. on 'Law & Order,' dies at 94

    Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy Dist. Atty. Adam Schiff on TV's long-running “Law & Order,” died Tuesday. He was 94. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, said his wife, Rachel. The cause of...

  • Universal sets DreamWorks Animation leadership team

    Universal sets DreamWorks Animation leadership team

    Universal Filmed Entertainment Group has solidified the leadership structure for DreamWorks Animation, a day after NBCUniversal completed its $3.8-billion acquisition of the Glendale studio. DreamWorks Animation’s film group, known for movie franchises like “Kung Fu Panda” and “Shrek,” will continue...

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