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'La La Land' leads Critics Choice, wins over New York film critics


LOS ANGELES "La La Land," a modern-day musical love story of two struggling artists in Los Angeles, cemented its Hollywood awards season front-runner status on Thursday by simultaneously leading the nominees for Critics' Choice Awards and being named best picture by New York film critics.

Martin Scorsese meets pope as film on Jesuits screens in Rome

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday met Martin Scorsese after a special screening in Rome of the Oscar-winning director's new film "Silence," about Jesuit missionaries in 17th century Japan. | Video

Japan Nov 30 2016

'Manchester by the Sea' named best film by National Board of Review

LOS ANGELES Independent drama "Manchester by the Sea," about a working-class American family dealing with multiple tragedies, has become an early front-runner in Hollywood's awards season as the National Board of Review named it the best film of 2016 on Tuesday. | Video

Nov 29 2016

Hollywood actresses take center stage for 2017 Pirelli calendar

PARIS Hollywood actresses take over the 2017 Pirelli calendar, with Uma Thurman, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman among the big names featuring in the latest edition unveiled in Paris on Tuesday. | Video

People Nov 30 2016

Actress Evan Rachel Wood on Twitter: 'I have been raped'

NEW YORK "Westworld" actress Evan Rachel Wood said on Tuesday she was taking a break from social media, a day after revealing on Twitter that she had been sexually abused twice. | Video

People Nov 30 2016

'I Am Bolt' movie offers glimpse into sprinter's racing life

LONDON Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt swaps the race track for the red carpet on Monday for the premiere of a new film looking at his record-breaking career. | Video

Sports, Nov 29 2016

A Minute With: Natalie Portman on taking on an icon in 'Jackie'

NEW YORK A new film about Jacqueline Kennedy, one of the most photographed yet private women of the 20th century, attempts to get behind her mystique by blending factual events with imagination in the week after the 1963 assassination of her husband, President John. F. Kennedy.

Nov 28 2016

'Moana' Tops Thanksgiving Box Office, 'Rules Don't Apply' Bombs, 'Allied' and 'Bad Santa 2' Stumble

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney's "Moana" sailed to the top of the Thanksgiving box office, earning a mighty $81.1 million over the five day holiday period and $55.5 million for the weekend. | Video

Nov 27 2016

Putin presents Russian passport to Hollywood actor Seagal

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to U.S. actor Steven Seagal on Friday and said he hoped it would serve as a symbol of how the fractious ties between Moscow and Washington are starting to improve.

World, People, Russia Nov 25 2016

Warren Beatty returns to movies with 'Rules Don't Apply'

LOS ANGELES After a 15-year absence, Warren Beatty returns to the big screen in "Rules Don't Apply," a personal project about the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes. | Video

Nov 23 2016

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video