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'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Los Angeles - Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, has died, according to a post on his official social media accounts Saturday. He was 49.

Natalie Portman says backed out of prize over Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel's prime minister.

Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

Apo - Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom's debut theatre in Riyadh.

Op-Ed: Why ‘Superman’ blows newer superhero films away, 40 years later

What an exciting time it must have been to go to the movies, back in the 1970s. I was only a little tyke then, so I didn’t feel the effects of it until years later. But something about that decade brought out the best in Hollywood creativity.

Natalie Portman backs out of Jewish prize over 'recent events' in Israel

Jerusalem - Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has cancelled her participation in a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million (1.6 million euro) prize, saying she was troubled by "recent events" in Israel, organisers said.

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public.

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

Paris - The Cannes film festival said Tuesday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform's dramatic withdrawal of its films last week.

New York Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for #MeToo watershed

New York - The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment.

Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' director Milos Forman dies at 86

Prague - Oscar-winning Czech-born film director Milos Forman, known for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has died aged 86, Czech media said on Saturday.

Russell Crowe nets millions from 'divorce auction'

Sydney - Hollywood actor Russell Crowe's unusual "divorce auction" of personal items and movie memorabilia, including "Gladiator" props and a leather jockstrap he wore in "Cinderella Man", exceeded expectations and raked in millions of dollars for the Australia...

Jenny Paul talks new indie film 'Dead Layer,' Cameron Douglas Special

Actor, producer and director Jenny Paul chatted with Digital Journal about the indie film "Dead Layer," where she worked with Cameron Douglas (the son of Oscar winner Michael Douglas).

The off-screen antics of Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan

New Delhi - Accused of killing a homeless man, hunting endangered wildlife and assaulting a former Miss World, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's off-screen life is almost as dramatic as the epics he stars in.

Movies draw record $41bn at box office in 2017: MPAA

Los Angeles - The global box office took a record $40.6 billion last year, industry figures showed on Wednesday, as the Chinese market resumed growth and receipts in North America declined slightly.

Jeremy Walker talks new film 'Adaline' and 'Sagas of Sundry' Special

Actor Jeremy Walker chatted with Digital Journal about playing the character Marvin in the horror film "Adaline," and he spoke about how he got in character. Walker also discussed the digital transformation of the entertainment industry.

'Chappaquiddick' retells scandal that changed America

Los Angeles - US Senator Edward Kennedy went to his death in 2009 haunted by his role in the drowning of a young woman 40 years earlier after he crashed their car.

Tom Malloy discusses new horror and thriller film '#Screamers' Special

Award-winning actor Tom Malloy chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming horror and thriller film entitled "#Screamers."

Movie theaters cash in as Hollywood turns to God

Los Angeles - Marilyn Monroe famously invoked a Hollywood "where they'll pay you $1,000 for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul" -- but these days it's as likely to be the other way around.

Joshua Leonard: Hollywood's go-to guy for daring movie-making

Los Angeles - Ever since Joshua Leonard helped reinvent indie filmmaking as a star of found-footage pioneer "The Blair Witch Project," he has been something of a go-to guy for groundbreaking, no-budget cinema.

'Pacific Rim: Uprising' sets sights on 'Black Panther'

Los Angeles - Fresh from his confirmation as the crown prince of feel-good fantasy, Guillermo del Toro is cranking the volume up to 11 as producer of the sequel to smash-'em-up blockbuster "Pacific Rim.

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy in 'new beginning'

New York - Harvey Weinstein's former production company announced late Monday it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations.

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy

New York - Harvey Weinstein's former production company announced late Monday it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations.

Scott Takeda discusses upcoming acting projects in film and TV Special

Actor, producer and director Scott Takeda chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming acting projects in film and television.

Monty Python's Gilliam: 'Conman' Trump is funnier than us

Paris - Monty Python's Terry Gilliam could be forgiven for thinking the whole Donald Trump presidency is a joke on him.This is a man after all who renounced his American citizenship in protest at George W. Bush.

Brazil's corruption mess heads to Netflix screens

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's mammoth "Car Wash" graft scandal will be at the center of a Netflix series this March by the same director behind another tale of Latin American mega-crime, "Narcos.

China dragoons viewers to make pro-Xi film a blockbuster

Shanghai - Citizens across China are being corralled into cinemas to watch a propaganda film extolling the Communist Party and Xi Jinping, as an intensifying personality cult around the 64-year-old leader hits the big screen.

Netflix pays its queen less than her consort on 'The Crown'

Los Angeles - She's not known for histrionics, but Queen Elizabeth II would surely struggle to maintain her famous poise if she knew the actress playing her on "The Crown" earned less than the man portraying her husband.

Hepburn and Givenchy, the friendship that changed fashion

Paris - Theirs was one of the most beautiful friendships in fashion history -- yet the life-long partnership between the film star Audrey Hepburn and the fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy almost never happened.

'Black Panther' on record-setting prowl across North America

Los Angeles - "Black Panther" swept all before it to pass the $500 million mark in only its third week in North America as it stayed on track to be one of the highest-grossing films ever, final figures showed Monday.

Hometown mariachis serenade 'monster' Del Toro's Oscars

Guadalajara - Partying to mariachi music, exuberant fans of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro paraded around his native Guadalajara with a giant replica Oscar on Sunday after he won the Academy Awards for best picture and best director.

#MeToo, Dreamers, Trump and Kobe: Key Oscar moments

Los Angeles - The #MeToo movement took a starring role Sunday at the first Oscars since the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse revelations, with the awards gala often known for frivolity taking a serious turn.
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