Steven Spielberg

CBS creating unit to develop special live programs

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Illustrating changing tastes in television, CBS’s entertainment chief said Wednesday the network is making a special effort to develop miniseries and live “event” programming. Following the success of its miniseries “Under […]

01/15/2014

Actress Halle Berry arrives at the screening of the film "Things we Lost in the Fire" with the french title "Nos Souvenirs Brules" during the Champs-Elysees Film Festival, at the "Publicis Cinema" in Paris.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Halle Berry to star in CBS series next summer

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Halle Berry will star in a serialized drama coming to the network next summer. The Oscar-winning actress will headline “Extant,” a 13-episode thriller. Berry will play an astronaut trying […]

10/04/2013

Actor George Clooney attends the premiere of "Gravity" at the AMC Lincoln Square Theaters on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Spielberg honors Clooney for humanitarian work

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been 20 years since Steven Spielberg made his Oscar-winning “Schindler’s List,” but the director has keen memories of Holocaust survivors coming up to him during filming, wanting to tell him […]

10/04/2013

ABC’s ‘Lucky 7′ 1st show of new season to get axed

  NEW YORK (AP) — The ABC drama “Lucky 7″ has won a dubious derby as the first television show of the new season to be cancelled. ABC said Friday the show is gone after […]

10/04/2013

Maggie and Michael sound bite

Analysis: A volatile summer for Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) – On and off screen, it’s been a bruising summer for Hollywood. Every weekend, the multiplex has been under siege like it has rarely been before. One after another, they have come: […]

07/26/2013

Movie director George Lucas and financee Mellody Hobson

Marriage, the sequel for ‘Star Wars’ creator Lucas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s marriage, episode II for George Lucas. A Lucasfilm spokeswoman confirms the “Star Wars” creator married longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson in a weekend ceremony at Skywalker Ranch north of San Francisco. […]

06/25/2013

Steven Spielberg, director and president of Cannes 2013 jury, gestures during a photo call at the 66th international film festival, Cannes. (AP Photo)

Cannes film fest opens with DiCaprio, Spielberg

CANNES, France (AP) — The art of the blockbuster took center stage on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival, with Steven Spielberg presiding over the festival jury and Baz Luhrmann presenting his big-budget […]

05/15/2013

Box Office

‘Evil Dead’ rises again with $26M box-office stake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Resurrected demons and resurrected dinosaurs are helping to put some life back into the weekend box office. Sunday studio estimates put the demonic horror remake “Evil Dead” at No. 1 with a $26 million debut.

04/08/2013

Waves in Malibu

Malibu homeowners struggle with beach-saving plan

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Malibu’s celebrity haven of Broad Beach is struggling to survive as nature chews away at the shoreline and a $20 million effort to replace sand appears to be stuck in the mud.

03/31/2013

Pivot president Evan Shapiro (Photo credit: ParticipantMedia.com)

Pivot, network for millennials, tries to change TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Pivot is the name of a TV channel aimed at 15-to-34-year-olds who want to change the world. In the process, they could help Pivot change the television business. Announced last December, the new venture was unveiled Wednesday.

03/27/2013

Documents believed to be from Oskar Schindler, from "Stuttgarter Zeitung" exhibit, Stuttgart, Germany. (AP Photo)

Holocaust survivor saved by Schindler writes book

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the youngest Holocaust survivors saved by Oskar Schindler has a book deal, for a manuscript completed shortly before he died.

03/04/2013

Actors Bradley Cooper (top left), Daniel Day-Lewis (bottom left), Hugh Jackman (center), Joaquin Phoenix (bottom right) and Denzel Washington. (AP Photo)

Oscars have clear favorites, wild-card MacFarlane

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some firsts and other rarities are possible at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. But if the Oscars could be just a little less predictable, the show might really be one for the record books.

02/24/2013

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