Palm trees stand in front of the famed Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Film incentive bill heading to the CA senate floor

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A bill that would provide $400 million a year in tax breaks to film and television productions to keep them in California is headed to the Senate floor for a vote, […]


FILE - This Oct. 15, 2007 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall arrives at Elle magazine's 14th Annual Women in Hollywood tribute in Los Angeles. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, FIle)

Bacall’s legend more than just acting and Bogart

NEW YORK (AP) – Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives. The wife and co-star of Humphrey Bogart. A Tony Award-winning actress. A National Book Award-winning author. A giant of fashion. A friend of […]


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Robin Williams loses his battle with depression

The death of comedian Robin Williams continues to be met with shock. Despite his past demons, including stints in rehab for drug addiction and a long battle with depression, it appeared he had the world […]


FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless […]


This Wednesday, April 23, 2014 photo released by CBS shows Lyle Lovett, left, and Craig Ferguson on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," on the CBS Television Network. Ferguson says he is stepping down as host of the show this year. CBS said that Ferguson made the announcement to his studio audience Monday, April 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/CBS, Sonja Flemming)

Craig Ferguson announces late-night retirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A few weeks after David Letterman announced he’d be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same. Ferguson, host of “The Late Late Show” since 2005, told […]


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Filming in Los Angeles on the rise

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles saw an uptick in feature filming during the first quarter of this year, but television production activity dipped compared with the same period a year ago, according to a […]


George Strait, left, and Miranda Lambert perform on stage at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

George Strait wins Entertainer of the Year at ACM Awards

(AP) – George Strait won the top honor, entertainer of the year, at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas. He took the fan-voted award for the second time – […]


This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Logan Lerman, left, and Russell Crowe in a scene from "Noah." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise)

Malaysia, Indonesia ban Biblical epic ‘Noah’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the Biblical epic “Noah,” joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries […]


Host David Letterman smiles on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman." (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo)

David Letterman to retire in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) – David Letterman’s departure from the late-night realm won’t just end an unmatched run on television. It also will close the book on an era reaching almost to the birth of TV. […]


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‘Homeland’ actor James Rebhorn dies at 65

NEW YORK (AP) – James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included “Homeland,” “Scent of a Woman” and “My Cousin Vinny,” has died. He was 65. Rebhorn’s agent, Dianne Busch, said Sunday that the […]




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