Disney pushes next 'Star Wars' movie release to December 2017


LOS ANGELES Fans of the blockbuster "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will have to wait two more years for the next installment as Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday pushed back the release of "Star Wars: Episode VIII" by seven months. | Video

Hollywood insiders give views on Oscar diversity issue

LOS ANGELES - As soon as the nominations for this year's Oscars were announced last week, they were quickly subject to criticism over the lack of diversity among the contenders. | Video

21 Jan 2016

Will Smith shuns Oscars in diversity protest, Ruffalo to attend

NEW YORK Will Smith on Thursday joined director Spike Lee and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith in not attending the 2016 Oscar ceremony in February in protest over the absence of nominated actors of color, while nominee Mark Ruffalo said he will attend the show after confusion over his stance. | Video

People, U.S. 22 Jan 2016

Director Spike Lee says not calling for Oscars boycott

Director Spike Lee on Wednesday backed away from calls to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony amid controversy over a lack of diversity among this year's nominees and said a plan is needed to ensure racial equity in Hollywood.

People 20 Jan 2016

Winslet on DiCaprio Oscar nod: 'It's going to be Leo's year'

LONDON Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated five times for an acting Oscar and Kate Winslet, his co-star in the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic", says he may finally win the golden statuette next month. | Video

People 18 Jan 2016

Awards race continues with Critics' Choice

SANTA MONICA, California - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, actress Brie Larson and Catholic Church sex abuse probe film "Spotlight" took top Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday. | Video

18 Jan 2016

Panda-monium hits Hollywood for 'Kung Fu Panda 3'

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Jack Black stepped out for an early morning premiere of the latest installment of the "Kung Fu Panda" franchise at the weekend. | Video

18 Jan 2016

Mexican director Gonzalez Inarritu defends Penn for 'Chapo' interview

MEXICO CITY Oscar-winning Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has stood by U.S. actor Sean Penn for his interview with drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman, saying in an article published on Sunday that Penn wrote a "fantastic" story.

Mexico 17 Jan 2016

'The Revenant' becomes Oscar front-runner; actors of color ignored

LOS ANGELES Grueling revenge movie "The Revenant" emerged as the Oscar front-runner on Thursday in nominations that pit big-budget movies against small personal dramas and once again shut actors of color out of the industry's biggest honors. | Video

15 Jan 2016

British actor Alan Rickman, star of "Harry Potter" films, dies at 69

LONDON British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles ranged from Hollywood villains to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died after a battle with cancer aged 69. | Video

People 14 Jan 2016