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Some women-only screenings planned for ‘Wonder Woman’

Gal Gadot

NEW YORK (AP) — Take a seat, “Thor.” Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination. Various locations have taken to social media in response, including the operators of the Brooklyn theater promising on Twitter to funnel proceeds from women-only screenings in ... Read More »

News flash: Cubs stay classy in ‘Anchorman’ road trip spoof

John Lackey, Jon Lester

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chicago Cubs kept it classy on their way to open a road trip at Dodger Stadium, with the World Series champions dressing as characters from the Will Ferrell comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” Manager Joe Maddon colored his gray hair a dark brown and dressed in a suit and red tie in a ... Read More »

Saldana and Del Toro help open new Disney ‘Guardians’ ride

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stepping inside Disney’s latest theme park attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT!, is like being thrust into one of blockbuster films’ pulsating, action-packed trailers. Music blares throughout the tower drop ride as guests are treated to a visual feast of images from the “Guardians” universe, as well as cameos by series stars Chris Pratt, Zoe ... Read More »

Stars turn out for lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraiser

Jessica Chastain, Will Smith

CAP D’ANTIBES, France (AP) — A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana Ross, a fashion show and auction of items for the superrich. ... Read More »

Lacrosse documentary debuts Friday in select theaters

Miles Thompson, Ty Thompson, Lyle Thompson

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Miles and Lyle Thompson became lacrosse rock stars during their college careers at the University at Albany, attracting long autograph lines after games — at home and on the road. Every kid loves a scorer, and the Native American brothers from the Onondaga Nation outside Syracuse rarely disappointed. They put up staggering offensive numbers — Miles ... Read More »

Blake Lively to lead film from ‘Big Little Lies’ author

Blake Lively

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Lively is set to star in an adaptation of the best-seller “The Husband’s Secret,” from “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty. CBS Films said Thursday that Lively will play Cecilia Fitzpatrick in the film and also executive produce. The character is a model wife and mother who discovers an unopened letter from her husband that ... Read More »

Pattinson, Sandler lead Oscar contenders out of Cannes

Robert Pattinson

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns. The Oscars aren’t much on the minds of the filmmakers or attendees in Cannes; the festival is its own achievement, with nearly as much spectacle and prestige as ... Read More »

GLAAD reports slim increase in LGBTQ representation in film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group GLAAD says the representation of LGBTQ characters in major Hollywood films increased nearly 1 percent in 2016, but the group says many of the portrayals weren’t positive. GLAAD’s annual study released Thursday surveyed 125 releases from the seven major Hollywood studios and found them again to be severely lagging behind strides made in ... Read More »

US Senate votes to name courthouse after actor Fred Thompson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has voted to name Nashville’s new federal courthouse after former Sen. Fred Thompson, the late actor who appeared in at least 20 movies and in the TV series “Law & Order.” Sen. Lamar Alexander announced the Senate vote Wednesday on a resolution already passed by the House, leaving the final decision to President ... Read More »

London premiere of ‘Wonder Woman’ is canceled after attack

Patty Jenkins, Connie Nielsen, Chris Pine, Gal Gadot

LONDON (AP) — The glitzy, star-filled London premiere of “Wonder Woman” has been scrapped following the terror attack in Manchester. Stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright had been scheduled to walk a red carpet on May 31 to help welcome the super hero film to Europe. Warner Bros said in a statement Wednesday that the movie’s junket and ... Read More »