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Actor Amber Heard waits before the verdict was read at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The jury awarded Johnny Depp more than $10 million in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. It vindicates his stance that Heard fabricated claims that she was abused by Depp before and during their brief marriage. But the jury also found in favor of Heard, who said she was defamed by a lawyer for Depp.(Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP)

Depp-Heard trial: Advocates fear case will prevent survivors from speaking up

‘People do not want to give the most intimate details of their personal life then be called a liar’

 

Kevin Costner arrives for a rally with Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Milford, N.H.	American western star Kevin Costner has been named parade marshal at this year’s Calgary Stampede. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

‘Yellowstone’ actor Kevin Costner picked as Calgary Stampede parade marshal

Actor says he has fond memories of shooting cowboy movies in Alberta

 

Chanel Ayan, Kenyan-born model, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press at her house, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The world famous reality-show empire “Real Housewives” is coming to the flashy city-state of Dubai for the franchise’s first international series premiering this week. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

‘Real Housewives’ franchise takes its drama to flashy Dubai

Reality TV staple taking its glamour and soap opera stories skyscraper-studded sheikhdom

 

Actor Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)

At long last, jury gets closing arguments in Depp trial

Johnny Depp’s lawyers asked a jury Friday “to give Mr. Depp his…

Actor Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)
FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Kevin Spacey charged in UK with 4 counts of sexual assault

Alleged incidents took place in London between March 2005 and August 2008

FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Ray Liotta, ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Field of Dreams’ star, dies

Actor died in his sleep Wednesday night while in the Dominican Republic to film a new movie

FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Rob Reiner poses for photographers at the photo call for the film ‘This is Spinal Tap’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

With sequel plans, Rob Reiner turns ‘Spinal Tap’ up to 11

Part 2 revisiting classic mockumentary by getting the band back together, unscripted

Rob Reiner poses for photographers at the photo call for the film ‘This is Spinal Tap’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
This image released by NBC shows Sterling K. Brown as Randall, left, and Mandy Moore as Rebecca in a scene from “This Is Us.” NBC’s time-skipping family drama airs its final episode at 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday. (Ron Batzdorff/NBC via AP)

‘This Is Us’ to end with a ‘meditative day,’ creator reveals

NBC’s time-traveling family drama airs its final episode Tuesday

This image released by NBC shows Sterling K. Brown as Randall, left, and Mandy Moore as Rebecca in a scene from “This Is Us.” NBC’s time-skipping family drama airs its final episode at 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday. (Ron Batzdorff/NBC via AP)
Customers buy popcorn at a Cineplex theatre in downtown Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Cineplex Inc. reported a first-quarter loss of $42.2 million in its latest quarter as its revenue soared with customers returning to movie theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Cineplex reports Q1 loss as revenue soars with customers returning to theatres

Cineplex reports Q1 loss as revenue soars with customers returning to theatres

Customers buy popcorn at a Cineplex theatre in downtown Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Cineplex Inc. reported a first-quarter loss of $42.2 million in its latest quarter as its revenue soared with customers returning to movie theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
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‘Doctor Strange’ actor and her husband found guilty of sexually abusing a minor

Zara Phythian and Victor Marke convicted of 14 counts of abuse that began when the victim was 13

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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Daisy Edgar-Jones, left, in a scene from "Where the Crawdads Sing." (Michele K. Short/Sony Pictures via AP)

Summer Preview: Daisy Edgar-Jones takes on ‘Crawdads’

Summer Preview: Daisy Edgar-Jones takes on ‘Crawdads’

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Daisy Edgar-Jones, left, in a scene from "Where the Crawdads Sing." (Michele K. Short/Sony Pictures via AP)
Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez delivers opening remarks to the National Culture Summit at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

What’s Canadian? Minister to modernize definition of a Canadian film and TV program

Definition of Canadian content is at the heart of a draft law before Parliament

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez delivers opening remarks to the National Culture Summit at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in a scene from “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” (Marvel Studios via AP)

Review: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ gets weirder, scarier, messier

Marvel’s latest blockbuster does seem like it’s asking quite a lot of the average moviegoer

This image released by Marvel Studios shows Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in a scene from “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” (Marvel Studios via AP)
Canadian Mattea Roach appears in an episode of Jeopardy! in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Canadian ‘Jeopardy!’ champ moves up Top 10 list with 19th win

23-year-old’s winnings total US$460,184 — the sixth biggest haul in the show’s regular-season history

Canadian Mattea Roach appears in an episode of Jeopardy! in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jeopardy Productions, Inc.
Cloverdale’s 176 Street was turned into “Greendale” Nov. 15, 2019, when crews filmed scenes for Part 3 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. district council for Directors Guild of Canada issues strike notice

Any production not covered by a ‘safe harbour agreement’ may be subject to action after 72 hours

Cloverdale’s 176 Street was turned into “Greendale” Nov. 15, 2019, when crews filmed scenes for Part 3 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
FILE - Helen Mirren arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. Mirren will grace the cover of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Helen Mirren graces cover of People’s ‘Beautiful Issue’

76-year-old actor says the word beauty should be dubbed another word: swagger

FILE - Helen Mirren arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. Mirren will grace the cover of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Monorail tracks and concrete pilings lead into contemporary hotel under construction at Walt Disney World July 7, 1971 Orlando, Florida. The idea was presented to Florida lawmakers in a movie house outside Orlando, Florida 55 years ago: Let Disney form its own government and in exchange it would create a futuristic city of tomorrow. (AP Photo/SDS)

Florida Senate passes bill to end Disney self-government

Proposal could have huge tax implications for Disney which transformed Orlando into a destination

Monorail tracks and concrete pilings lead into contemporary hotel under construction at Walt Disney World July 7, 1971 Orlando, Florida. The idea was presented to Florida lawmakers in a movie house outside Orlando, Florida 55 years ago: Let Disney form its own government and in exchange it would create a futuristic city of tomorrow. (AP Photo/SDS)
FILE - This aerial photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 23, 2021. On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, New Mexico workplace safety regulators issued the maximum possible fine against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where a cinematographer was fatally shot in October 2021 by actor and producer Alec Baldwin. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting

At least five lawsuits have been filed over the shooting on the set of the movie Rust

FILE - This aerial photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 23, 2021. On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, New Mexico workplace safety regulators issued the maximum possible fine against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where a cinematographer was fatally shot in October 2021 by actor and producer Alec Baldwin. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Ariana DeBose accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for "West Side Story" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Social media explodes during Oscars; TV viewership doesn’t

Oscars still top the ratings for the week, followed by March Madness basketball

Ariana DeBose accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for "West Side Story" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
FILE - Eugenio Derbez, from left, Sian Heder, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Emilia Jones, Daniel Durant and Amy Forsyth, winners of the award for best picture for “CODA,” pose in the press room while signing “I love you” at the Oscars on March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The three Oscar wins for the film “CODA” has provided an unprecedented feeling of affirmation to people in the Deaf community. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Oscar wins for ‘CODA’ bring tears, elation to Deaf community

When “CODA” won the Oscar for best picture in Los Angeles, movie…

FILE - Eugenio Derbez, from left, Sian Heder, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Emilia Jones, Daniel Durant and Amy Forsyth, winners of the award for best picture for “CODA,” pose in the press room while signing “I love you” at the Oscars on March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The three Oscar wins for the film “CODA” has provided an unprecedented feeling of affirmation to people in the Deaf community. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)