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Arts Feb 23Stanley Donen, director of ‘Singin’ in the Rain,′ dies at 94
Filmmaker Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Funny Face” helped give us some of the most joyous sounds and images in movie history, has died. He was 94.
Arts Feb 22At the end of a bumpy year, 2019 Oscars may reward a Hollywood disrupter
The best picture race to Sunday's 91st Academy Awards remains unpredictable, but odds makers peg Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" as the film most likely to triumph at the end of the night.
Arts Jan 22Oscar nominations led by ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ with 10 nods
With "Roma," Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought.
Arts Dec 18Director and actress Penny Marshall dies at 75
Marshall starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, with hits like "Big" and "A League of Their Own."…
Arts Dec 12‘A Star Is Born’ tops SAG Awards nominations
The other nominees for the group's top award, best ensemble, were: "Black Panther," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''BlacKkKlansman" and "Crazy Rich Asians."…
Arts Dec 07Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host over his past anti-gay tweets
Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.
Arts Dec 06Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops list of Golden Globe nominees
The Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" led the pack with six nominations, followed by "A Star Is Born," "Green Book" and "The Favourite."…
Arts Nov 16William Goldman, screenwriter of ‘Butch Cassidy,’ dies at age 87
Goldman won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men."…
Nation Jun 08Pixar co-founder to step down at end of year, citing ‘missteps’ in his behavior
John Lasseter, 61, is the highest-ranking Hollywood executive to be toppled in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Arts May 07Cannes Film Festival says it will boost female representation
Thierry Fremaux, in lengthy, impassioned comments, promised that the festival — long known as a playground for disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein — would adapt to the world's shifting cultural landscape. "We want to keep pace with a world that's changing,"…