Roy Price resigns as Amazon Studios chief following sexual harassment allegation

LOS ANGELES -- Roy Price has resigned as the head of Amazon Studios after an allegation that he sexually harassed a television producer working on one his shows.

An Amazon Studios representative confirmed that Price resigned from the company on Tuesday. Price was placed on unpaid leave Thursday following accusations made by Isa Hackett, an ...Read more

Lena Headey becomes latest actress to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES -- An actress famous for her role on a television series infamous for its ability to render powerful women powerless has shared her own story of being victimized in Hollywood.

Lena Headey, star of HBO's "Game of Thrones," became the latest actress to allege that disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her in a series ...Read more

In #MeToo campaign, America Ferrera alleges she was only 9 when she was sexually assaulted

LOS ANGELES -- As stories of sexual abuse and harassment ramped up online, prompted by Alyssa Milano's #MeToo campaign, actress America Ferrera's revelation was particularly heartbreaking.

The first time a man sexually assaulted her, she alleges, she was only 9 years old.

The Emmy-winning "Ugly Betty" alum, 33, shared her story on social media...Read more

FCC chair says agency can't revoke TV licenses over newscast

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission lacks authority to revoke broadcast licenses in retaliation for news reporting, its chairman said Tuesday in his first public remarks on the topic since President Donald Trump threatened the licenses of news networks six days ago.

"I believe in the First Amendment," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said ...Read more

Britain's royal baby No. 3 is due in April, palace confirms

Prince George and Princess Charlotte's new sibling will arrive in the spring, Kensington Palace has said.

The third child of Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due in April -- the same month the couple will celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to ...Read more

In 'Loudermilk,' a grumpy guru leads the path to sobriety

As a member in good standing of the Ron Livingston Appreciation Society, I am always happy to see the star of "Office Space" and "Band of Brothers" at work. He is usually up to something; it is not as if he needs my good thoughts to find work.

Lately, he's been in the Alia Shawkat sitcom "Search Party" and has a recurring role on "Dice." Now he...Read more

Movie review: 'Only the Brave' is gripping story of firefighting heroes

Wildland firefighting is a mysterious art: a delicate dance with a raging, unpredictable force. It's bested only with a unique mastery of weather, fuel and wind to extinguish fire with fire itself. If our image of firefighting is a big red truck and a hose, "Only the Brave," directed by Joseph Kosinski, tweaks that image, introducing audiences ...Read more

Movie review: 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' forces us to watch the terror

The work of Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos isn't for everyone. But there's a deep satisfaction to be found in his highly ironic, studiously styled and bizarre explorations of the human condition -- just so weird that they're profoundly true. His latest film, "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," is possibly his darkest work yet, in an oeuvre that has ...Read more

List of DVD release dates for Oct. 17 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:


17: Spider-Man: Homecoming

17: Girls Trip

17: Lady Macbeth

17: Landline

17: American Gods

17: Batman vs. Two-Face

17: Shot Caller

17: The Good Place: Season One

17: The Wilde Wedding

24: War for the Planet of the Apes

24: Annabelle: ...Read more

Chicago artist creates ingenious library for protest banners

CHICAGO -- Aram Han Sifuentes, Chicago's exuberantly profane master of the sewing machine, dragged two large blue bags from Ikea across her basement, swinging them like wrecking balls before dropping them to the floor. The bags were overstuffed with fabrics, their crinkly polypropylene sides bulging with materials that had been folded in half, ...Read more

Trevor Noah: 'I think Trump is just my favorite character'

CHICAGO -- It's been a bumpy ride for Trevor Noah.

When he took over "The Daily Show" in September 2015, he was the interloper, the slick young -- and let's not forget, foreign -- guy getting the job that many devotees of the show under Jon Stewart thought should have gone to longtime contributor Samantha Bee.

And he was replacing Stewart, who...Read more

Column: Economist Richard Thaler is a Nobel winner we arty types can love

Richard Thaler, the University of Chicago economist from the Booth School of Business who won the Nobel Prize last week, is an economist we cultural pontificates can love.

Why? Simple. His work embraces human irrationality.

Some of us get to write about that every day. Another word for human irrationality is art.

You can see it splattered all...Read more

From Trump's election to Weinstein's fall: Sexual harassment is taken seriously at last

Film mogul Harvey Weinstein and President Donald Trump have become late-night TV's newest, albeit unwitting, comedy duo.

As Seth Meyers recently pointed out, both are powerful men accused by multiple women of sexual harassment. Both were caught on tape saying things to and about women that should have ensured they'd never make it a step further...Read more

Producers Guild to expel Harvey Weinstein, creates task force to address sexual harassment in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES -- The Producers Guild of America's board of directors has voted unanimously to terminate Harvey Weinstein's membership, the organization announced Monday.

The decision was reached during an emergency meeting held Monday by the PGA's National Board of Directors and Officers in the wake of a rapidly escalating controversy that has ...Read more

LAPD urges women who say they were victims of Weinstein to come forward

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Police Department said women who feel they were victims of a crime at the hands of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein should report what happened to authorities.

"We absolutely encourage anyone who may be a victim of sexual assault to come forward and report the crime," Josh Rubenstein, the LAPD director of ...Read more

Weinstein Co. in talks to potentially sell itself to Colony Capital

The Weinstein Co., beset by sexual harassment and assault allegations against ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein, announced Monday that it is in negotiations to sell part or all of itself to Colony Capital.

The company -- known for producing films such as "Silver Linings Playbook," "Django Unchained" and "The Iron Lady," as well as the reality ...Read more

Album reviews: Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Kelela

Robert Plant

"Carry Fire"

(Nonesuch / Warner Bros. 1/2)

Robert Plant refuses to cash the Led Zeppelin reunion check, and God bless him for it. The 69-year-old rock titan continues to age with leonine grace. After finding his bluegrass and acoustic Americana groove with Alison Krauss on the Grammy-winning "Raising Sand" in 2007 and carrying ...Read more

Gunman changed life of 'Flint' star Jill Scott

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Singer-actress Jill Scott didn't start out to be a singer OR an actress. She was a poet. She actually earned some acclaim as a poet and even traveled with her verses tucked neatly under her arm.

But a gunman changed all that.

"I was across the street from my house. My friend and I were sitting in the car and a guy came...Read more

'Happy Death Day' stands out among weak lineup of wide releases

LOS ANGELES -- It's been a great season for horror, with Blumhouse's "Happy Death Day" becoming the latest such film to top the domestic box office in its opening weekend.

The $5 million movie, a bloody riff on the classic "Groundhog Day" concept, brought in an estimated $26.5 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from ...Read more

Kate Winslet didn't thank Harvey Weinstein when she won the Oscar; here's why

NEW YORK -- When Kate Winslet won the lead actress Oscar for "The Reader" in 2009, she thanked 19 people by name along with many others in general.

She did not mention Harvey Weinstein, whose company financed and distributed the movie.

"That was deliberate. That was absolutely deliberate," Winslet told the Los Angeles Times in an interview ...Read more