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Sex to superheroes - Sister Rose shepherds Catholics through Hollywood movies

05 Jun 2018

CULVER CITY, Calif. Tucked into a suburban Los Angeles office between her convent and a chapel, film critic Sister Rose Pacatte sits at her computer and plays a clip from edgy dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

Trump sees media bias in handling of 'Roseanne' cancellation

31 May 2018

LOS ANGELES U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested an executive behind ABC's cancellation of sitcom "Roseanne" was biased while the White House said it did not defend comedian Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that sparked the decision. | Video

TV show 'Roseanne' abruptly cancelled after star's racist tweet sparks furore

30 May 2018

LOS ANGELES Walt Disney Co's ABC network on Tuesday swiftly cancelled the popular U.S. television comedy "Roseanne" after star Roseanne Barr incited outrage by comparing a black former Obama administration official to an ape in remarks on Twitter. | Video

'We got you' - Weinstein accusers relieved, elated at rape charges

25 May 2018

LOS ANGELES Women in Hollywood expressed relief, hope and vindication on Friday as movie producer Harvey Weinstein was charged with rape after decades of alleged sexual misconduct.

Barack and Michelle's next act - TV deal with Netflix

21 May 2018

LOS ANGELES Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, have struck a deal to produce films and series for Netflix Inc, the streaming service said on Monday, giving the former first couple a powerful and unprecedented platform to shape their post-White House legacy. | Video

Why Michael B. Jordan thought twice about 'Fahrenheit 451'

16 May 2018

LOS ANGELES Moral misgivings nearly made Michael B. Jordan, the star of HBO's cinematic revival of Ray Bradbury's beloved 1953 novel "Fahrenheit 451," turn down the leading role of a book burning fireman who hunts down a gang of underground freethinkers.

Under fire, Academy of Motion Pictures expels Cosby, Polanski

04 May 2018

LOS ANGELES The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled television's Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Thursday as the Academy Awards presenter responded to sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood. | Video

'The Man Who Stole Banksy' tells Middle East street art tale

20 Apr 2018

LOS ANGELES "The Man Who Stole Banksy," a street art documentary that will premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, spins a tale that mixes would-be art-world avarice with Middle East politics. | Video

'Mercury 13' chronicles women in 1960s who trained for space flight

19 Apr 2018

LOS ANGELES When the filmmakers of "Mercury 13," a new documentary about American women who trained for space flight in the 1960s, set out to chronicle their little-known story, they had no inkling how current issues involving women would come into play.

Minnesota prosecutor to announce if charges will be filed in singer Prince's death

19 Apr 2018

A Minnesota prosecutor will announce on Thursday whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose.

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