Entertainment industry

February 11, 2018 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general files lawsuit against Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co.
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February 11, 2018 - 1:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is working on a memoir about her life from her childhood in the South to how she became a late bloomer success in the music industry. Henry Holt and Company says Sunday that the untitled book is scheduled to hit shelves in 2020. Williams says...
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February 09, 2018 - 1:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jill Messick, who served as a producer on films such as "Frida" and "Baby Mama," has taken her own life, her family said in a statement Thursday. The mother of two died Wednesday in Los Angeles. She was 50. Messick had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and struggled with...
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February 09, 2018 - 1:19 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of movie executive Jill Messick says she has taken her own life. She was 50. The family said in a statement Thursday that Messick had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and struggled with depression for years. But they added that she also had been distraught from the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, Kenneth Cole attends the 2017 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cole has resigned as chairman of the board of the AIDS charity amfAR. The group’s board of trustees says Cole and several other trustees agreed to “graciously” resign after the board implemented term limits and Cole had served longer than the new limits that were adopted. But the move also comes as federal prosecutors in Manhattan look into financial dealings in 2015 between amfAR, Harvey Weinstein and the American Repertory Theater, which produced Weinstein’s musical “Finding Neverland.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 08, 2018 - 2:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has resigned as chairman of the board of the AIDS charity amfAR. The group's board of trustees said Cole and four other trustees agreed to "graciously" resign Wednesday after the board implemented term limits. Cole had served longer than the new limits...
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February 08, 2018 - 7:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City arts center that claims to be the oldest continually operating performing arts center in the country has named a Broadway producer as its new artistic director. David Binder — who has produced Broadway shows such as the 2004 revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" and the...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows a sign at the Disney store on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
February 06, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared ... or squeaked? Disney already owns enviable entertainment properties including Pixar, Marvel and "Star Wars." Now, it's looking to add Fox's TV and movie studios as it prepares to launch two streaming services, one...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows a sign at the Disney store on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
February 06, 2018 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared ... or squeaked? Disney already owns enviable entertainment properties including Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Now, it's looking to add Fox's TV and movie studios as it prepares to launch two streaming services, one...
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President of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow poses in the press room at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 01, 2018 - 7:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow says the organization is creating a task force to uncover unconscious biases and other barriers that impede women's success in the music industry. Thursday's announcement comes days after Portnow claimed his comments on women needing to "step...
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February 01, 2018 - 12:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three major entertainment industry companies are merging into a new company that will combine film and television production, publishing and hosting of live events. The new venture announced Thursday is called Valence Media and combines the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media...
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