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Spike Lee to introduce 2021 Cadillac Escalade with short film


Oscar-award-winning director Spike Lee has been hired to introduce the 2021 Cadillac Escalade with his short film "Anthem" on Feb. 4 in Hollywood, General Motors Co's luxury division, Cadillac, said on Thursday.

Chinese movie to premiere online as virus closes cinemas

BEIJING Chinese movie fans can catch the premier of much-anticipated new comedy this holiday weekend under a 630 million yuan ($91.25 million) deal to issue the film over the internet, as fears of a deadly new virus keep audiences away from cinemas.

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Taylor Swift, Olivia Colman lead diverse Sundance 2020 lineup

PARK CITY, Utah Women directors and stars will be at the forefront of this year's Sundance Film Festival starting on Thursday, at a time when a lack of diversity among nominees has been the focus of the Hollywood awards season.

Music, Jan 22 2020

Weinstein rape trial opens with clashing portrayals of ex-Hollywood producer

NEW YORK Prosecutors on Monday portrayed former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as a serial predator who used his power to manipulate and sexually assault young women, while the defense argued that his accusers engaged in consensual sex that they later reframed as attacks. | Video

U.S., Jan 22 2020

'Parasite' wins top prize at Screen Actors Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES The Korean-language film "Parasite" won the top prize, for best ensemble cast in a motion picture, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.

Jan 19 2020

Female Icelandic 'Joker' composer makes film awards history

(This Jan. 19 story corrects spelling of Gudnadottir and of Todd) | Video

People Jan 20 2020

De Niro takes shot at Trump as he accepts SAG lifetime award

LOS ANGELES Robert De Niro, considered one of the finest motion picture performers of his generation, was saluted on Sunday with a lifetime achievement award from his acting peers, and used the occasion to take a veiled jab at U.S. President Donald Trump.

Jan 19 2020

James Bond producer rules out female 007: Variety

LONDON The next James Bond will not be a woman, the movies' producer said in an interview, as speculation mounts about who could replace Daniel Craig as the legendary 007.

Jan 16 2020

Judge in Weinstein rape trial says case is not a 'referendum' on #MeToo movement

NEW YORK Four men and three women were chosen on Thursday as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement.

U.S., People Jan 16 2020

'For Sama' directors hope Oscar nod will shine spotlight on Syria

LONDON Filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts are hoping the Oscar nomination for their documentary "For Sama" will remind people of the plight of Syrians affected by the country's nearly nine-year-old civil war. | Video

Jan 14 2020

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