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Disney to transform Splash Mountain to "The Princess and the Frog" theme at California, Florida parks

Disney officials said Splash Mountain would no longer be tied to the movie, "Song of the South" which many view as racist. The ride at the Disneyland Resort in California and Florida will be reimagined to align with "The Princess and the Frog" film. → Read More

Disney+ releases 'Out,' featuring Pixar's first gay lead character

Disney+ released Pixar's "Out," a new short film that features the studio's first main LGBTQ+ character. → Read More

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek, wife Jean donate $500K to help LA area homeless

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek and his wife Jean donated $500,000 to help the homeless in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. → Read More

Pete Davidson brings his real story to life with director Judd Apatow in new film 'The King of Staten Island'

Director Judd Apatow leads Pete Davidson in a film inspired by the comedian's real-life inspired, 'The King of Staten Island'. → Read More

'Mr. Belvedere' cast members to hold Zoom reunion, with questions from fans, for fundraiser

The cast members from the hit 1980s sitcom "Mr. Belvedere" plan to reunite via Zoom to lift spirits, chat with fans and raise contributions for the Actors Fund. → Read More

Tom Hanks donates his blood plasma for COVID-19 vaccine research

Tom Hanks is doing what he can to help others after recovering from COVID-19. → Read More

Young filmmakers use iPhones in separate locations to make 'A Covid-19 Love Story'

Two filmmakers were inspired by the loneliness of COVID-19 isolation to create a short film about reaching out and caring for one another. → Read More

Army veteran brings leadership skills learned in the military to second career as a teacher

Army veteran Wilbur Rubio brings leadership skills he learned in the military to his second career as a teacher. → Read More

'Hair Love' filmmakers honored by LA City Council for movie's positive impact

The Oscar winning fillmmakers of "Hair Love" received a special honor from the Los Angeles City Council for the movie's positive message and impact. Director Matthew A. Cherry and prodcuer Karen Toliver were on hand Wednesday for the celebratory event. → Read More

'Sonic the Hedgehog' lands best opening weekend ever for a video game movie

"Sonic the Hedgehog" proved to be as popular as ever as the fan favorite '90s character landed the best opening weekend ever for film based on a video game. → Read More

Jim Carrey revels in playing villain of 'Sonic the Hedgehog'

Actor Jim Carrey returns to the big screen and has a good time being bad in "Sonic the Hedgehog." → Read More

Jim Carrey revels in the fun of being bad in new movie 'Sonic the Hedgehog'

Actor Jim Carrey returns to the big screen and has a good time being bad in the new movie 'Sonic the Hedgehog'. → Read More

A behind-the-scenes look at the 2020 Oscars Governors Ball

Once all the awards are handed out and the speeches made, the most elegant and star-studded party of the year gets underway: The Oscars' annual Governors Ball. → Read More

Banderas, Almodovar thrilled to be part of strong class of Oscar's international film nominees

Antonio Banderas and Pedro Almodovar are thrilled to be part of a strong class of Oscar's international film nominees with their latest project together, 'Pain and Glory.' → Read More

Oscars 2020: Politics likely to be part of some honoree speeches

Although producers keep the show focused on entertainment, the Oscars are always likely to have some politics thrown in the mix during the honorees' speeches. → Read More

Kathy Bates cherishes fourth Oscar nomination for role in 'Richard Jewell'

With her role in Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell," Kathy Bates has now been nominated for four Oscars over her 50-year career. → Read More

Oscars 2020: Mayes C. Rubeo makes history as first Latina nominee for Best Costume Design

Mayes C. Rubeo is the first Latina ever nominated for the Best Costume Design Oscar for her work in 'Jojo Rabbit.' Will she take home the award this Oscars 2020? → Read More

A win for Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo would land her in the very exclusive EGOT club

Double Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo has two chances to join the exclusive EGOT Award winners club, for her work acting in and writing a song for 'Harriet.' → Read More

A win for Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo would land her in the very exclusive EGOT club

Double Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo has two chances to join the exclusive EGOT Award winners club, for her work acting in and writing a song for 'Harriet.' → Read More

Workshop helps military veterans prepare for jobs in entertainment industry

Military veterans have unique skills that make them valuable in the civilian workforce. → Read More