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Immortal mercenaries confront reality of forever in Netflix's 'The Old Guard'

2:37am BST

LOS ANGELES Audiences are used to seeing comic book superheroes come to life on screen but in "The Old Guard" the heroes only have one power - immortality.

Coronavirus survivor Tom Hanks does not 'have much respect' for people who shun basic precautions

07 Jul 2020

LOS ANGELES Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who recovered after being infected with the novel coronavirus earlier this year, said he does not hold much respect for people who decline to practice precautions such as wearing a mask in public. | Video

California taco chain shuts after abuse by customers refusing to wear masks

03 Jul 2020

After the relentless abuse hurled at workers at a California taco chain by customers who refused to wear masks, the chief financial officer at Hugo's Tacos decided enough was enough.

UPDATE 1-California taco chain shuts after abuse by customers refusing to wear masks

03 Jul 2020

July 2 After the relentless abuse hurled at workers at a California taco chain by customers who refused to wear masks, the chief financial officer at Hugo's Tacos decided enough was enough.

Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion

02 Jul 2020

Hollywood came under intense scrutiny for a lack of diversity in 2015 when the #OscarsSoWhite movement spotlighted the dearth of Black nominees for the film industry's highest honors. | Video

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay aims to hold police accountable through art

18 Jun 2020

LOS ANGELES Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is urging writers, dancers, poets and other artists to help make the names of abusive police officers as well known as their victims.

Los Angeles union, joined by 'Pandemic Pig,' demands meatpacking plant closure

29 May 2020

LOS ANGELES The union representing workers at a meatpacking plant near Los Angeles where at least 153 employees have come down with COVID-19 called on Thursday for the plant's immediate closure, saying measures to control the outbreak were not working. | Video

Southern Californians return to beaches ahead of long pandemic summer

14 May 2020

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. Los Angeles beaches reopened on Wednesday after weeks of coronavirus closure, drawing Californians out for a glimpse of the sun one day after learning that sweeping stay-at-home orders could remain in place all summer. | Video

Lessons from porn industry could help Hollywood adapt to coronavirus

13 May 2020

LOS ANGELES As Hollywood tries to figure out how to resume production of movies and TV shows in the coronavirus era, one sector may be better prepared than others to deal with the challenges. | Video

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