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'Captain Marvel' star Brie Larson pushes for off-screen inclusion

Mar 06 2019

LOS ANGELES Actress Brie Larson is using her starring role in "Captain Marvel," the first female-led superhero story from Marvel Studios, to advocate for women behind the scenes as well. | Video

'We're happy with it,' say makers of big budget 'Alita: Battle Angel'

Feb 08 2019

LOS ANGELES Big-budget action film "Alita: Battle Angel" may have garnered lukewarm reviews, but the filmmakers behind the manga-inspired movie envisioned by James Cameron say they are delighted with how it has turned out. | Video

Will Ferrell promises smart jokes and slapstick in 'Holmes & Watson'

Dec 20 2018

LOS ANGELES Comic actors Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly reunite on the big screen on Christmas in the film "Holmes & Watson," a spoof of the famous stories about the legendary British detective duo. | Video

Kindertransport survivor sees German payments as history acknowledged

Dec 19 2018

LOS ANGELES For 93-year-old Paul Kester, the sum of $2,800 offered him by the German government for his childhood ordeal during the Nazi era can never replace what he lost, but he welcomes the payment as recognition that "this history is not forgotten."

Dark, new 'Fantastic Beasts' movie grounded in real world

Nov 15 2018

LOS ANGELES Albus Dumbeldore is a young professor at Hogwarts School; the charismatic but evil Gellert Grindelwald is determined to manipulate the world for his own ends; and Newt Scamander, with his magical suitcase of strange creatures, is trying to stop him. | Video

Supreme Court justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Nov 09 2018

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital after breaking three ribs in a fall, a court spokeswoman said on Friday. | Video

Justice Ginsburg 'up and working' after breaking ribs, nephew says

Nov 09 2018

LOS ANGELES U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "up and working" and making jokes after being hospitalized with rib fractures, her nephew said on Thursday at the premiere of a new movie about her early career fighting for women's equality.

Singer Buble says life changed after son's cancer diagnosis

Oct 17 2018

LOS ANGELES Singer Michael Buble, who releases his new album "Love" next month, has spoken about putting his career on hold after his son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer. | Video

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