Steven Spielberg

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

Ben Affleck in scene from movie "Argo"

In fact-based films, how much fiction is OK?

Filmmakers have been making movies based on real events forever. But because three fact-based films are in contention, the issue has come to the forefront of this year’s Oscar race: Does the audience deserve the truth, the whole truth and nothing but?

02/19/2013

(AP Photo)

Complete List of Academy Awards Nominations

The Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning, and heard live on LA’s Morning News. Seth McFarlane, the host of the Feb. 24 prime time Academy Awards Show, and actress Emma Stone made the announcements […]

01/10/2013

TV network aimed at millennials set for summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Participant Media plans to launch a cable network aimed at viewers 18 to 34 years old with programming it describes as inspiring and thought-provoking.

12/17/2012

David Geffen

$100M UCLA medical school gift for scholarships

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Entertainment mogul David Geffen is donating $100 million for full-ride scholarships for 33 medical students at the University of California, Los Angeles.

12/13/2012

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