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Hollywood’s guessing game: Which Disney movie will top 2019?

BETWEEN high-priced coffees and sushi, movie executives meeting in Las Vegas last week had one heated argument: Which Disney film will be the year’s top blockbuster?

2 reports show women still struggle in Hollywood, black men make...

LOS ANGELES — African-American men made measurable progress in gaining top jobs in Hollywood last year, though women — and particularly non-white women — continue to miss out.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda gets Hollywood star

HOLLYWOOD — Hamilton musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (center) rapped his way down memory lane on Friday as he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Michael Douglas gets Hollywood star

MICHAEL DOUGLAS celebrated his 50th year in show business on Tuesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near that of his screen legend father, Kirk Douglas, now 101. Douglas, 74, best known for his Oscar-winning turn as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, was accompanied by his father — star of 1960 gladiator movie Spartacus — his actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and The China Syndrome co-star Jane Fonda.

‘Asian August’ comes to Hollywood, but will it last?

LOS ANGELES — Phil Yu is excited. The Los Angeles-based blogger saw an advance screening months ago of Crazy Rich Asians and now the first Hollywood movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast is about to arrive in theaters along with two other predominantly Asian films.

Crazy Rich Asians looks beyond Asia to break Hollywood mold

LOS ANGELES — Crazy Rich Asians may be the first Hollywood movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast but the filmmakers hope it will be enjoyed by moviegoers of all backgrounds.

US eyes end of Hollywood’s film distribution system

US ANTITRUST officials are considering terminating a 70-year-old Hollywood settlement that governs how films are distributed around the country, potentially upending negotiations among movie studios and major theater chains over blockbuster releases.

Man takes pickax to Trump’s star

DONALD TRUMP’s star has dimmed in Hollywood, after a suspect with a pickax early Wednesday vandalized his plaque on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

Thailand cave rescue to be turned into Hollywood movie

LOS ANGELES — The mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thai cave is to get the Hollywood treatment in a movie announced by faith-based production house Pure Flix.

Weinstein turns himself in to NY police station

Fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York police on Friday to face sex crime charges, nearly eight months after his...

Weinstein ‘believes he will be forgiven’ by Hollywood — Piers Morgan

LONDON — Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, believes he will eventually be forgiven by...

Hollywood’s overseas lifeline shows peril in trade dispute

OVERSEAS ticket sales saved the day for Hollywood last year. Worldwide box-office revenue grew 5% to $40.6 billion in 2017, even as movie-going slumped in...

Hollywood reaps dividends from Saudi Prince’s US tour

LOS ANGELES — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s goodwill tour of Hollywood is starting to pay dividends. The Saudi General Entertainment Authority on Wednesday...

Wonder Woman Lynda Carter feted with Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES — With her arms crossed and poised for action, Wonder Woman television actress Lynda Carter was honored with a star on the...

Frances McDormand’s diversity dream for Hollywood faces hurdles

EVERY so often in Hollywood a bit player rises to sudden fame. And then, just as rapidly, disappears back into obscurity. Fans of Tinseltown’s...

Oscars chief being investigated for sexual harassment

THE PRESIDENT of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body which hands out the Oscars, is being investigated for sexual harassment,...

Jennifer Lopez’S #MeToo moment

Jennifer Lopez had her own #MeToo moment years ago, but it did not turn out as planned for her would-be abuser. The singer, actress and...

Cosby accusers to testify

A Pennsylvania judge last Tuesday ruled that five other women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault over the years could testify...

Lionel Richie honored at Hollywood ceremony

LOS ANGELES — Four-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie cemented his legacy in Hollywood Wednesday, plunging his feet and hands into a wet paving slab...

Netflix, Amazon billions lure Hollywood hitmakers to jump ship

NETFLIX, INC.’s surprise $300-million deal to poach Ryan Murphy from 21st Century Fox, Inc. shows just how easy it’s getting for rich tech companies...

Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood producers on Friday outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets in a response...

Michael Douglas and James Franco deny sexual misconduct claim

LOS ANGELES — Actor Michael Douglas has issued a preemptive denial of accusations that he committed a sex act in front of a female...

Uproar in Hollywood over Williams-Wahlberg pay gap

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood is voicing its outrage over reports that Mark Wahlberg was paid 1,500 times more than Michelle Williams to reshoot scenes...

Hollywood stars declare war on sexual misconduct at Globes

LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry’s culture of sexual...

‘Rampant’ Singapore piracy prompts Hollywood lobby for crackdown

SINGAPORE, which prides itself on being a haven for law and order, is being called a haven for pirating copyrighted programming by entertainment titans...

Thor, swinging his mighty hammer, smashes Hollywood’s slump

LOS ANGELES – After a dismal October for Hollywood, Disney and Marvel Studio’s Thor: Ragnarok proved a smashing success this weekend, pulling in $121...

Hollywood honors ‘Knight of the Living Dead’ George A. Romero

LOS ANGELES – US filmmaker George A. Romero, whose 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead spawned the zombie movie genre, was posthumously honored...

As sex scandal rages, company said to explore sale or shutdown

THE WEINSTEIN CO., the film production company part-owned by Harvey Weinstein, is exploring a sale or shutdown and is unlikely to continue as an...

Weinstein allegations swell as film industry faces scrutiny

LOS ANGELES – The avalanche of assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein grew Wednesday as more actresses came forward with explosive charges against the movie...

Hollywood mogul fired after sexual harassment claims

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from his film studio the Weinstein Company on Sunday following reports that he sexually harassed...

Women in Hollywood see chance for change in Weinstein uproar

THE EMERGENCE OF sexual harassment claims against producer Harvey Weinstein has the potential to be a watershed moment for Hollywood, offering a new opportunity...

How Hollywood got over the summer blockbuster

IF THE movie business were an actual movie – say, a cliché action film – August would’ve been that point 90 minutes in when...

Hollywood ends dismal summer

HOLLYWOOD’S worst summer in a decade came to a close over a dismal Labor Day weekend, the first in a generation without a big,...

Hackers are threatening the way that Hollywood does business

SONY. Netflix. And now, HBO. While the 2014 hacking at Sony Pictures pushed entertainment giants to take computer security more seriously, recent incidents have exposed...