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Taiwan president defends pro-independence film award winner

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 9:08pm

Taiwan's president expressed her support for the prestigious Golden Horse film awards after a pro-Taiwan independence director's speech ignited controversy in mainland China.

New Tsukamoto film inspired by masters, horror of violence

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 6:48pm

Japanese filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto turned to his country's masters for inspiration for his latest work, "Killing," his first samurai movie. But he also emulated the way Martin Scorsese gave free rein to his actors, a technique Tsukamoto learned when he was cast in "Silence" as a Christian martyr.

Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin confirm marriage on Instagram

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:32pm

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are confirming their long rumored marriage. On Instagram, at least.

Diddy mourns for Kim Porter, says 'more than soul mates'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 12:50pm

Sean "Diddy" Combs made his first public statements Sunday since the loss of Kim Porter, his longtime former girlfriend and mother of three of his children, saying they were "more than best friends" and "more than soul mates."

African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visible

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:06am

Singer-songwriter and albino activist Salif Keita assembled an international forum on protecting albino people in Africa and dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May.

Barack Obama surprise guest at Michelle Obama's book show

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 9:50pm

Former President Barack Obama practically brought the house down at Michelle Obama's book show in Washington.

Man apologies for shouting 'Heil Hitler' at Baltimore show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 3:04pm

A man who yelled "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" at a theater performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" in Baltimore says he's sorry for the outburst.

Disney details new 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' attractions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 2:19pm

"Star Wars" fans will soon be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon and face off against Kylo Ren in battle.

Polish prosecutors want bail for released US cinematographer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 11:13am

Prosecutors in Poland are seeking to have bail set for an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer after a court ordered his release from the jail where he was held for allegedly attacking paramedics.

Justin Bieber, ex-neighbor settle long-running egging suit

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:06pm

Justin Bieber has agreed to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by a former neighbor whose house the pop singer egged.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:15pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Private funeral held for Stan Lee, more memorials in works

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:38pm

A small, private funeral has been held to mourn Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, and his company is making more plans to memorialize him.

Criterion Collection to launch stand-alone streaming service

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:54pm

FilmStruck may be no more, but the Criterion Collection will live on as a subscription-streaming service.

Concert pianist, Marian Anderson protege Burton-Lyles dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:48pm

Blanche Burton-Lyles, a concert pianist who was mentored by pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson, has died. She was 85.

Scott's first Bayou Stock festival brings country music home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 12:24pm

Country music hits northeast Louisiana hard this weekend.

Spirit Awards heap noms on 'Eighth Grade,' 'First Reformed'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:52am

The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards showered nominations on Bo Burnham's coming-of-age tale "Eighth Grade," Lynne Ramsay's existentialist thriller "You Were Never Really Here" and Paul Schrader's religious drama "First Reformed" in nominees announced Friday .

'Instant Family' uses laughter to shine a light on adoption

Jill Dobson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:44am

Mark Wahlberg may be known for his tough-guy image thanks to movies including "Mile 22" and "The Departed," or for his straight-up comedic roles like in "Daddy's Home" and "Ted," but he tugs at the heartstrings in his latest movie, "Instant Family."

William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has died

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:48am

William Goldman, the screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring "Nobody knows anything," has died. He was 87.

Composer Lalo Schifrin says Oscar is an 'amazing honor'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:29am

Lalo Schifrin's unconventional scores have a way of getting into your head and staying there. The Argentinian composer has written more than 100 arrangements for film and television, including "Dirty Harry," Bullitt," ''Cool Hand Luke," and, perhaps most famously, the theme for "Mission: Impossible."

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film finally in theaters

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:22am

Three years ago, Alan Elliott was at the Telluride Film Festival, prepared to unveil the holy grail of musical works: A documentary on the making of Aretha Franklin's "Amazing Grace," which had been lost to the archives until Elliott spent decades restoring it so it could finally be seen.