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Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement
/ from February 26, 2020
NEW YORK — Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company's absorption of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the company said in a surprise announcement Tuesday.The Walt Disney Co. named as his replacement Bob Chapek, most ...
South Korea's 'Parasite' takes best picture in Oscars
/ from February 10, 2020
LOS ANGELES -- Subtitle this: “Parasite” is the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire took Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best international film and ...
Family affair: Billie Eilish, Finneas win big at Grammys
/ from January 27, 2020
LOS ANGELES -- The edgy, avant-pop album that siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas created in a small bedroom made a big splash at the 2020 Grammy Awards, winning 11 honors for the musical family.“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — created in the musicians’ Los Angeles home ...
Prince Harry: 'No other option' but to cut royal ties
/ from January 21, 2020
LONDON -- Prince Harry said Sunday that he felt “great sadness” but found “no other option” to cutting almost all of his and his wife Meghan’s royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more peaceful life.The comments were Harry’s first public remarks since his split from the royal family ...
Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles
/ from January 19, 2020
LONDON -- Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians.Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as working royals, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday.Releasing details ...
DiCaprio's Earth Alliance gives $3 million to Australia fire relief
/ from January 10, 2020
LOS ANGELES — Leonardo DiCaprio's Earth Alliance environmental organization will donate $3 million to help wildfire relief efforts in Australia.The foundation said Thursday, January 9, 2020 that it has started the Australia Wildfire Fund to help with an “international response to the catastrophic bushfires” currently raging in the country.The wildfires ...
Weinstein charged with sex crimes in LA on eve of New York trial
/ from January 7, 2020
LOS Angeles prosecutors charged Harvey Weinstein on Monday with sexually assaulting two women on successive nights during Oscars week in 2013, bringing the new case against the disgraced Hollywood mogul on the eve of jury selection for his New York trial.The case, brought by a task force set up by ...
Innovative fashion designers lead the way on sustainability
/ from December 28, 2019
LONDON -- Innovative fashion designers are turning to such things as horseradish and nettles to make sustainable clothing and accessories to the delight of a growing number of buyers.While more consumers are paying closer attention to how the production of goods impacts the environment, old habits die hard. A buy-and-toss ...
Strong first night for 'Star Wars' falls short of previous 2
/ from December 21, 2019
LOS ANGELES -- Plenty of force was with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on its first night in theaters, but it fell short of the two previous films in the trilogy.“The Rise of Skywalker” brought in an estimated $40 million in North America in its Thursday night previews, the ...
Marie Fredriksson of Swedish pop duo Roxette dies at 61
/ from December 10, 2019
STOCKHOLM -- Marie Fredriksson, the female half of the Swedish pop duo Roxette, has died at age 61, her management agency said Tuesday, December 10.Fredriksson formed Roxette with Per Gessle in 1986. The two released their first album the same year and went on to achieve international success in the ...