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UK comedy 'Blithe Spirit' makes a lovely landing in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – British love drama "Blithe Spirit" featuring Judi Dench and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens opens Friday (Jan. 8) in Taiwan. Directed by Edward Hall and starr...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 9, the 344th day of 2020. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 9,...

Gervais' 5th — and final? — turn leads raucous Golden Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — Ricky Gervais made a big deal Sunday about how this was the fifth and final time he was going to host the Golden Globes. Maybe that's true. Maybe not. ...

Ricky Gervais mocks Hollywood with explicit jokes at Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ricky Gervais kicked off the Golden Globes by telling the audience his fifth time hosting would be his last, then proceeded to deliver an expletive-laced skewering of Holl...

'1917' win best drama film at the Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917&rdq...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2019. There are 22 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 9, 1990...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in "Romeo and Juliet" and the mini...

In 'Red Joan', Judi Dench gets spy role far from 007's boss

LONDON (AP) — Judi Dench is back in the world of espionage, but her latest film role is a far cry from James Bond's unflappable spy chief, M. In "Red Joan," Dench plays an elderly Br...

Universal brings 'Cats,' 'Hobbs & Shaw,' more to CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Universal Pictures previewed a diverse slate of offerings from "Cats" to "Hobbs & Shaw" Wednesday morning at CinemaCon, the annual trade convention where exhibitors and distributo...

AARP film awards for grown-ups honor Shirley MacLaine

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Have you got a grown-up state of mind? If so, the AARP has some film awards just for you. For the 18th year, the organization for retired persons and its...

Vanessa Redgrave, daughter Joely Richardson team in new film

LONDON (AP) — She first saw the play as a child, when her famous father adapted it from a Henry James novella and played the male lead. Decades later, Vanessa Redgrave acted the role of Miss Tina on s...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2018. There are 22 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 9, 1987...

Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo spar in 'Antony and Cleopatra'

LONDON (AP) — Antony and Cleopatra," currently running at London's National Theatre, has tragic romance, two top-flight actors and a live snake. No wonder it's a hit. Sophie Okonedo ...

Judi Dench disagrees with Kevin Spacey's erasure from film

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Judi Dench says she doesn't condone any inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey, but says scrubbing him from a film sets a questionable precedent. The celeb...

Inside Christie's world: Postcard from the Orient Express

PARIS (AP) — Luxury travel meets murder. Aboard the original Orient Express for the first time, Agatha Christie's great-grandson James Prichard reminisced on how the Queen of Crime b...