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U.S.-China Film Talks Now Hostage to Trade War (Report)

U.S.-China Film Talks Now Hostage to Trade War (Report)

The ongoing film industry discussions between the U.S. and China may now have become hostage to the wider and more fractious trade negotiations between the world’s two largest economies. Until
‘Saturday Night Live’ Finale: Tina Fey Reprises Sarah Palin Role (Watch)

‘Saturday Night Live’ Finale: Tina Fey Reprises Sarah Palin Role (Watch)

Tina Fey hosted the May 19 season finale of “Saturday Night Live” and reprised her role as Sarah Palin in a sketch about the ghosts of the White House’s past. “I was the first female on a Republican
‘Saturday Night Live’ Parodies the Royal Wedding Reception (Watch)

‘Saturday Night Live’ Parodies the Royal Wedding Reception (Watch)

Just hours after Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex married Meghan Markle, “Saturday Night Live’ put its own spin on the royal wedding on its May 19 season finale. Offering an “exclusive” look inside the
‘SNL’ Finale: Tina Fey Takes Questions From Jerry Seinfeld, Benedict Cumberbatch, Donald Glover (Watch)

‘SNL’ Finale: Tina Fey Takes Questions From Jerry Seinfeld, Benedict Cumberbatch, Donald Glover (Watch)

Tina Fey hosted the May 19 season finale of “Saturday Night Live” and she brought with her some of her famous friends. For her opening monologue, the former “SNL” writer and actor said she was told
‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin Returns For Season Finale ‘Sopranos’ Parody (Watch)

‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin Returns For Season Finale ‘Sopranos’ Parody (Watch)

Alec Baldwin was back on “Saturday Night Live” May 19 for the NBC comedy’s 43rd season finale in a cold open sketch that had him meeting his friends and foes — including Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani,
Shawn Mendes Crashes Taylor Swift’s Rose Bowl Party With Surprise Performance

Shawn Mendes Crashes Taylor Swift’s Rose Bowl Party With Surprise Performance

On her last tour three years ago, Taylor Swift brought out a different celebrity guest duet partner every night, usually one with local ties. That idea doesn’t seem to be getting a revival with her
Peabody Awards: Issa Rae, John Oliver, Carol Burnett, Hasan Minhaj Celebrate the Power of Television

Peabody Awards: Issa Rae, John Oliver, Carol Burnett, Hasan Minhaj Celebrate the Power of Television

Comedian Hasan Minhaj set a serious-but-irreverent tone right from the start at Saturday’s 77th annual Peabody Awards in New York, where kudos were presented to a range of news, documentary, public
Why ‘Shoplifters’ Director Hirokazu Kore-eda is Cannes’ Favorite Japanese Auteur

Why ‘Shoplifters’ Director Hirokazu Kore-eda is Cannes’ Favorite Japanese Auteur

Japanese film “Shoplifters” been described as a surprise winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. That may have more to do with the director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s steady output and six previous
‘Searching’ Takes Top Audience Award at L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival

‘Searching’ Takes Top Audience Award at L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival

“Searching,” from director Aneesh Chaganty and starring John Cho and Debra Messing, won the audience award for North American narrative film at the 34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The
PopPolitics: Paul Schrader on How ‘First Reformed’ Reflects His Own Despair Over Climate Crisis (Listen)

PopPolitics: Paul Schrader on How ‘First Reformed’ Reflects His Own Despair Over Climate Crisis (Listen)

WASHINGTON — One of the themes in Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed” is how humans grapple with despair at a time when the climate crisis leaves little room for hope. Ethan Hawke portrays Reverend
‘Racist Lawyer’ Has Clients Suing Sony’s The Orchard, Global Citizen Festival

‘Racist Lawyer’ Has Clients Suing Sony’s The Orchard, Global Citizen Festival

New York attorney Aaron Schlossberg, who has been dubbed the “racist lawyer,” after a rant against Spanish-speaking employees in a Manhattan deli went viral last week, has several cases involving
Asia Argento Makes Powerful Statement About Cannes’ Role in Weinstein Scandal

Asia Argento Makes Powerful Statement About Cannes’ Role in Weinstein Scandal

Asia Argento delivered a rousing indictment of Harvey Weinstein and, by extension, the Cannes Film Festival during the Cannes awards ceremony Saturday night. “In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein
Luc Besson Accused of Rape by Actress in France

Luc Besson Accused of Rape by Actress in France

A young actress who has worked with Luc Besson on two movies has filed a complaint with the police accusing the “Valerian“ director of raping her earlier this week, a French news outlet reported
Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’ Wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’ Wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

CANNES — Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for his film “Shoplifters,” a moving portrait of a self-made family scraping by at the bottom of
Hollywood Cheers On Royal Wedding: ‘I Love This Moment’

Hollywood Cheers On Royal Wedding: ‘I Love This Moment’

Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were married Saturday morning at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, Berkshire and though the wedding included attendees from Hollywood, even more took to
Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Unseats ‘Infinity War,’ Opens to Heroic $133 Million

Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Unseats ‘Infinity War,’ Opens to Heroic $133 Million

Ryan Reynold’s “Deadpool 2” is set to take the No. 1 box office crown from “Avengers: Infinity War” this weekend, with $133.5 million from 4,349 North American locations. The second R-rated superhero
Cannes: ’Burning’ Wins Fipresci Top Prize

Cannes: ’Burning’ Wins Fipresci Top Prize

Strengthening even more its standing as this year’s Cannes Competition frontrunner, South Korean Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning,” starring “The Walking Dead’s” Steven Yeun, snagged the Fipresci
Watch the Gospel Choir’s Rendition of ‘Stand By Me’ at the Royal Wedding

Watch the Gospel Choir’s Rendition of ‘Stand By Me’ at the Royal Wedding

The nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were plenty galvanizing, though one moment during the wedding ceremony of the newly named Duke and Duchess of Sussex was particularly poignant. After
TV Review: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Bring Their Own Style to Royal Wedding

TV Review: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Bring Their Own Style to Royal Wedding

On a gloriously sunny day, an American actress became the first Duchess of Sussex and the wife of a Prince of England. Rachel Meghan Markle and Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales wed at St.
Prince Harry Marries U.S. Actress Meghan Markle

Prince Harry Marries U.S. Actress Meghan Markle

UPDATED: Prince Harry, sixth in line to the British throne, has married U.S. actress Meghan Markle. The couple exchanged vows in a spectacular ceremony on Saturday beamed around the world to millions