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Seats are spaced by cardboards of movie characters aimed at social distancing ahead of the reopening
Movie theaters may never reopen after coronavirus

Studios, meanwhile, are dealing with their own dilemma of when they can start safely releasing blockbusters again.

By RYAN FAUGHNDER / LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)
15/07/2020
'Glee' star Naya Rivera presumed drowned as search continues for body

Rivera's son was found alone and sleeping in a drifting boat on Wednesday and told authorities they had both gone swimming but his mother never returned.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Ben Platt
Ben Platt shares how he came out as gay during Israel trip

As Platt explains, he realized he was gay when he was 12, but hadn’t felt it necessary to tell anyone.

By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
10/07/2020
What Jim Carrey realized when he thought he had 10 minutes to live

A satire of Hollywood's self-absorption coinciding with the end of the planet, none of it is real – except when it is.

By GLENN WHIPP
10/07/2020
Re-Film Festival to spotlight classics

The IFA includes an enormous number of Hollywood classics that don’t get shown as much as they should, and the Re-Film Festival is an opportunity to see them.

Carl Reiner’s genius made him ‘a very familiar stranger’

On screen, Reiner was most notably a straight man, a supporting player, a maker of cameo appearances, a presence felt, noted, appreciated, but never overbearing.

By ROBERT LLOYD/LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)
04/07/2020
'The Simpsons' ditches using white voices for characters of color

Other than Apu, Azaria has also voiced the Simpsons characters of Black police officer Lou and the Mexican-American Bumblebee Man. Harry Shearer has played Dr. Hibbert, who is Black.

By REUTERS
27/06/2020
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Screenwriter backs up Winona Ryder’s claim on Mel Gibson antisemitism

“I believe you announced the project with great fanfare — ‘a Jewish Braveheart’ — in an attempt to deflect continuing charges of [antisemitism] which have dogged you.”

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
27/06/2020
Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum highlights issue of Jewish stereotypes in Hollywood casting

The former Shameless star, a hit show on the US network Showtime, described in a number of tweets her personal experience with Jewish stereotypes in the film industry.

Joel Schumacher, Director of Batman Films and 'Lost Boys,' Dies at 80

Schumacher brought his fashion background to directing a run of stylish films throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

By REUTERS
23/06/2020
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