Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 24, the 329th day of 2020. There are 37 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 24...

New book shines light on China's influence over Hollywood

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American movie executive recently published a memoir detailing his experiences shepherding Hollywood fare to China and how the nation’s censors are impacting the ...

Top Bollywood star Deepika Padukone questioned in drug probe

NEW DELHI (AP) — A top Bollywood star, Deepika Padukone, was questioned Saturday by India’s narcotics agency that is probing the movie industry’s links with drug peddlers and cartels, officials said. ...

Venice opens "miraculous" film festival, but veterans lament

VENICE (AP) — The beachfront terrace at the Excelsior Hotel, usually hopping with movie industry VIPs and minor celebrities, is pleasantly quiet. The red carpet has a three-meter-high (ten-foot)wall b...

In 'The 24th,' police brutality and unrest, 103 years ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The sole photograph related to the Houston Riot of 1917 shows 64 Black soldiers sitting with arms folded and legs crossed behind a rope. Their sheer number, in a courtroom otherwise po...

Death of young actor fuels debate on nepotism in Bollywood

NEW DELHI (AP) — The entertainment capital of India may be reeling under the coronavirus onslaught, but its celebrity inhabitants are being roiled by troubles of another kind. The su...

Beijing partly reopens movie theaters as virus declines

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing partially reopened movie theaters Friday as the threat from the coronavirus continues to recede in China’s capital. Cinemas in parts of the city deemed at low...

Denise Richards details return to set on 'Bold' amid virus

Los Angeles (AP) — When Denise Richards returned to the set of CBS' “The Bold and the Beautiful" last week after the pandemic shutdown filming for three months, a detailed, specific plan was in place ...

Taiwan’s Los Angeles office moves into first green consulate in U.S.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative office in Los Angeles, California, is moving into what retiring office chief Abraham Chu (朱文祥) has described as the first consular building i...

British Academy Film Awards postpones ceremony by 2 months

LONDON (AP) — Next year’s British Academy Film Awards have been postponed by two months, organizers said Tuesday. The move follows a decision by Hollywood’s film academy to shift the 2021 Oscars from ...

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be ...

Mexican directors, actress create fund for cinema workers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Oscar-winning Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu joined actress Salma Hayek to set up a fund to help support movie industry workers out of work due...

'Trolls' went straight to homes. Movie theaters are fuming.

NEW YORK (AP) — The most controversial movie of the year is ... “Trolls World Tour”? As innocuous as the rainbow-colored, music-blaring animated movie may seem, the digital release o...

New virus to cause box office revenues in China to plunge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outbreak of novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) is taking a toll on China’s economy, and the impact can be felt at box offices across the country, which only...

'Frozen 2' leads box office again; 'Playmobil' flops

NEW YORK (AP) — “Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. ...