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  • Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, an actress known as much for her civil rights activism as for her powerful stage and movie roles in productions including “A Raisin in the Sun,” has died. She was 91. Dee died Wednesday of age-related causes in New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
  • Casey Kasem, Shaggy on 'Scooby-Doo,' Voice of 'American Top 40,' Dies at 82

    Casey Kasem, the resonant voice of Top 40 radio and a vocal fixture on cartoon programs for the past 40 years, has died, according to his daughter. He was 82. Kasem died Sunday of Lewy body disease, a common form of progressive dementia. Daughter Kerri...
  • Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Roberts Among Maui Film Fest Honorees

    Rainmaker Award - Lupita Nyong'o The It Girl of the past season's awards race, the Kenyan actress (pictured) burst onto the international scene with her charismatic feature debut in "12 Years a Slave," winning the supporting actress Oscar alongside...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • SAG-AFTRA unveils a new logo

    SAG-AFTRA unveils a new logo
    SAG-AFTRA, the nation's largest union for actors, broadcasters and recording artists, has a new look. The 165,000-member union on Thursday launched a new brand identity and logo, developed in partnership with global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale....
  • MPAA hosts second annual Creativity Conference

    MPAA hosts second annual Creativity Conference
    Vice President Joe Biden will be among the speakers at the second annual Creativity Conference hosted today by the Motion Picture Assn. of America. The MPAA, the lobbying group that represents the major Hollywood studios, will host the half-day...
  • Theater for middle-age audiences in Lauderdale

    Theater for middle-age audiences in Lauderdale
    You’d think someone would have done a show like “Fifty Plus — A Celebration of Life … As We Know It” before in South Florida. The collection of seven 10-minute plays centered on themes about being middle-aged will run...
  • Writers Guild of America members ratify contract

    Members of the Writers Guild of America have ratified a new three-year deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.  The new film and television contract was ratified by an overwhelming 98.5% of WGA members who voted.  Of the 1,193...
  • WGA Members Ratify New 3-Year Deal

    Members of the Writers Guild of America have ratified a new three-year master contract a day before the current deal expires. The terms of the contract, which were ratified by 98.5% of the members, stretch from May 2 through May 1, 2017. A total of 1,193...
  • SAG-AFTRA Launches New Logo

    Two years after its merger, SAG-AFTRA has launched a new logo in partnership with global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale. The new logo depicts a figure standing in a forward-looking pose, reaching skyward. The performers union asserted that the...
  • SAG-AFTRA Contract Talks Will Be Blacked Out

    Mum's the word on the upcoming SAG-AFTRA contract talks. The performers union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to a news blackout on their upcoming negotiations on a master contract. Talks are set to start Monday...
  • Star power sheds light on autism

    Star power sheds light on autism
    Ed Asner was in the throes of a custody battle when a psychologist examining the family remarked that his son seemed to lack empathy. Two weeks later, doctors at UCLA's Center for Autism Research and Treatment revealed that Charles, then 7 or 8, was...