Apple revamps TV app for direct subscriptions to channels

Business 05/13/19, 12:28

Apple users will be able to subscribe to HBO, Showtime and a handful of other channels directly through Apple's new TV app, bypassing the need to download or launch a separate app.The new capabilities available Monday come ahead of Apple's plan to offer its own original shows, including ones from ...

Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service

Business 03/25/19, 16:49

Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity.Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston were part of a parade of A-listers who took the stage at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, where the main attractions are usually the company's ...

Spielberg’s push against Netflix at the Oscars hits a nerve

Entertainment 03/04/19, 03:33

When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has found the legendary filmmaker at odds with some ...

‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire

Entertainment 02/17/19, 09:00

Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter says she wants her Oscar recognition to create more opportunities for African-Americans and women of color who desire to follow her footsteps.If Carter wins an Oscar for best costume design on Feb. 24, she would become the first African-American to win in the ...

Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Entertainment 02/14/19, 14:52

Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon.They and three dozen Hollywood A-listers, from Bradley Cooper to Quincy Jones, have signed a card that's being overnighted to Ginsburg on Thursday. The 85-year-old Ginsburg has missed a ...

Honorary Oscar recipient Marvin Levy can’t believe his luck

Entertainment 11/15/18, 16:09

When Marvin Levy says he never expected to get an Oscar, it's not false modesty. It just wasn't a possibility.Levy is one of the most respected publicists in Hollywood, with more than a half century of experience at companies like MGM, Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks and Amblin. His four-decade partnership with ...

Box office top 20: ‘The House With a Clock’ is no. 1

Entertainment 09/24/18, 18:07

A trio of wide-releases sputtered while the gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls," starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, ticked its way to a weekend-best $26.6 million in ticket sales, according to final box-office figures Monday.The Universal Pictures release, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, ...

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