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Al Gore beats the climate drum as Trump takes office

Park City - A decade after "An Inconvenient Truth" sent shockwaves around the world with its dire warnings of environmental catastrophe, Al Gore is sounding the alarm on climate change again.

Protests as Polanski is asked to preside at 'French Oscars'

Paris - Feminists called for protests Thursday at the "French Oscars" next month after controversial film director Roman Polanski agreed to preside over the ceremony.

Matt Damon grudgingly roots for Trump

Davos - Movie star Matt Damon said Wednesday he was grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency, despite Hollywood's opposition to the Republican billionaire.

'La La Land' sweeps nominations at Baftas

London - Fresh from its success at the Golden Globes, modern-day musical "La La Land" led the nominations for Britain's Bafta film awards announced Tuesday, with 11 nods including best film, actor and actress.

'La La Land' waltzes off with big win at Golden Globes

Los Angeles - Whimsical modern-day musical "La La Land" pirouetted its way into major Oscars contention as it swept the board at the Golden Globes, the glitziest party of the showbiz year.

Inside the enigmatic Golden Globes voting bloc

Los Angeles - Millions of television viewers will tune in on Sunday to watch the Golden Globe Awards, one of Hollywood's biggest and glitziest affairs that sets many movies on the path to Oscars glory.But few are likely to know who actually decides on the winners.

Hollywood parties at razzle-dazzle Golden Globes

Los Angeles - Hollywood's elite head for the red carpet Sunday for the Golden Globes, the champagne-drenched launch of the entertainment industry's awards season, with whimsical musical "La La Land" leading the race for statuettes.

Jeff Bridges cements place in Hollywood

Los Angeles - Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges was described as "royalty" by his peers on Friday as he sunk his hands and feet into the cement at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre.

Casey Affleck and the limits of Hollywood's tolerance

Los Angeles - Showered in accolades and tipped for Golden Globes and Oscars glory, Casey Affleck is finally leaving behind two decades at the fringes of movie stardom to become a major player.

Award-winning Indian actor Om Puri dies of heart attack

Mumbai - Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian actor who appeared in hit films including "Gandhi", "City of Joy" and "East is East", died Friday after suffering a heart attack.

Award-winning Indian actor Om Puri dies of heart attack

Mumbai - Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian actor who appeared in hit films including "Gandhi", "City of Joy" and "East is East", died Friday after suffering a heart attack.

Award-winning Indian actor Om Puri dies of heart attack

Mumbai - Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian actor who appeared in hit films including "Gandhi", "City of Joy" and "East is East", died Friday after suffering a heart attack.

Stars remember Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher

Los Angeles - Friends and family of screen icon Debbie Reynolds and "Star Wars" legend Carrie Fisher gathered Thursday to pay tribute to the beloved celebrity mother and daughter, who died one day apart.

Op-Ed: 'Mommy's Box' was one of the best feature films of 2016

"Mommy's Box," written and directed by Johnny Greenlaw, was one of the best feature films of 2016. It fared well at the Long Island International Film Expo.

'Django' biopic to open Berlin film festival

Berlin - The Berlin film festival will open next month with the premiere of a biopic about Gypsy-jazz great Django Reinhardt focused on his family's persecution by the Nazis, organisers said Wednesday.

Film featuring Le Pen character angers France's far-right

Paris - A film about rising nationalism in Europe featuring a character similar to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is set to hit screens in France two months ahead of elections -- and Le Pen's allies are furious.

Disney wins 'Cars' copyright suit in China

Disney has won a copyright dispute over a Chinese knock-off of its animated movie 'Cars', a China court said Friday, a rare victory for a foreign firm in a country famous for counterfeits.

'Singin in the Rain' star Debbie Reynolds dies day after daughter Carrie Fisher

Los Angeles - Debbie Reynolds, the "Singin' in the Rain" actress who tap-danced her way into American hearts as a star of Hollywood's Golden Age, has died, grief-stricken over daughter Carrie Fisher's death a day earlier.

Hollywood mourns 'Star Wars' icon Carrie Fisher

Los Angeles - Friends, fans and Hollywood stars added their voices to a torrent of tributes for "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at the age of 60 following a heart attack.

Hollywood's 'princess' Carrie Fisher dead at 60

Los Angeles - After decades of fast living that her fearless "Star Wars" character Princess Leia would have struggled to keep up with, Carrie Fisher died Tuesday following a massive heart attack. She was 60.

Rodrigo Prieto on 'Silence,' Scorsese and J-Law in bed

Los Angeles - Mexican cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto has little to prove, having won almost nothing but acclaim over two decades for his collaborations with the very biggest names in filmmaking.

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher fights for life after heart attack

Los Angeles - Hollywood star Carrie Fisher was fighting for her life after suffering a massive heart attack near the end of a transatlantic flight.

Pitt accuses Jolie of risking children's privacy

Los Angeles - Brad Pitt has accused Angelina Jolie of compromising their children's privacy and is asking a judge to seal details about the youngsters emerging from the couple's divorce, court papers showed Thursday.

'Passengers' and the real-life science of deep space travel

Los Angeles - From "Aliens" to "Interstellar," Hollywood has long used suspended animation to overcome the difficulties of deep space travel, but the once-fanciful sci-fi staple is becoming scientific fact.

'La La Land' leads Golden Globe nominations

Los Angeles - Dreamy musical romance "La La Land", set in modern-day Los Angeles, topped nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, as Hollywood's awards seasons revs up in the march to the Oscars.

Review: ‘Miss Sloane’ is unapologetic about her methods or gender Special

‘Miss Sloane’ is a forceful film about a notorious lobbyist who decides to use all her underhanded tactics to petition for gun control.

Film on Cuba's gay intolerance pulled from Havana festival

Havana - Drama spilled beyond movie plotlines and into real life Thursday at the opening of a Latin American film festival in Havana, where the authorities have excluded a movie touching on Cuba's intolerance toward gays under Fidel Castro.

Roman Polanski: Polish Supreme Court rejects extradition to US

Varsovia - Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States, where he faces sentencing over a decades-old case of statutory rape.

Russian film sparks uproar by glorifying Soviet WWII 'myth'

Moscow - In a controversial new Russian film, 28 Soviet soldiers facing sure death defend the frontline outside Moscow against an onslaught of Nazi tanks in 1941.

Artists celebrated at Obama’s final Kennedy Center Honors gala

Washington - President Barack Obama attended his last Kennedy Center Honors gala, making some of his final goodbyes to celebrated artists before leaving office next month.
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Hugh Jackman on the set of 'Real Steel' with Director Shawn Levy
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Director Steven Spielberg and actor Jeremy Irvine
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Orlando (Tilda Swinton) in the film Orlando.
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Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo on the set of 'Intruders' with Clive Owen and Ella Purnell
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Tom (Wyle) heads the Second Mass civilian resistance fighters
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