Media and entertainment industry

March 04, 2019 - 8:34 am
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Red Wings great and Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay has died at 93. His death was confirmed Monday by son-in-law Lew LaPaugh, president of the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which raises money for autism research. Lindsay died Monday at his home in Michigan. Lindsay was a nine-time All-...
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March 04, 2019 - 6:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese official media on Monday accused two Canadians detained in China of acting together to steal state secrets, just days after Canada announced it will proceed with a U.S. extradition request for a senior Chinese tech executive. The Xinhua News Agency cited unidentified Chinese...
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FILE - This Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, shows company signage on display near the Huawei office building at its research and development center in Dongguan, in south China's Guangdong province. China says the U.S. is using a double standard in claiming Chinese law requires telecoms giant Huawei to violate other countries' information security. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
March 04, 2019 - 6:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese government spokesman took issue Monday with U.S. claims that telecoms giant Huawei Technologies poses a threat to other countries' information security because of Chinese laws. The comments by spokesman Zhang Yesui ahead of the annual session of China's rubber-stamp...
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FILE - This combination photo shows Hollywood and Broadway producer Scott Rudin at The National Board of Review Motion Pictures awards gala in New York on Jan. 11, 2011, left, and the cover of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird." Rudin is offering a compromise to community and nonprofit theaters that were forced to abandon productions of the play under legal threat. In a statement provided Saturday, March 2, 2019 to The Associated Press, Rudin said the theaters are being offered the right to perform writer Aaron Sorkin’s version of the play now on stage in New York. Rudin hopes this makes up for the “hurt” suffered by theater companies that were told to cancel what he called improperly licensed productions.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
March 02, 2019 - 8:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an olive branch in the form of Aaron Sorkin's script for the Broadway version. Scott Rudin, producer of the New York adaptation...
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Bryce Harper walks on the field after being introduced as a Philadelphia Phillies player during a news conference at the team's spring training baseball facility, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. Harper and the Phillies agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 02, 2019 - 4:32 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper sounded like a typical Philadelphian talking about a goal every Phillies fan will endorse. "I want to be on Broad Street on a frickin' boat or bus or whatever it is and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," the six-time All-Star said Saturday after putting...
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March 01, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap will jump $11 million next season to $188.2 million. In the ninth year of the 10-year labor agreement, the cap moves up from $177.2 million. It has increased in every year of the contract, with the biggest move in 2015 to 2016, when it went up by just under $12...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2006, file photo, Katherine Helmond arrives for the premiere of the Disney/Pixar animated film "Cars" at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Helmond, best known as the grandmother who was hot for housekeeper Tony Danza on “Who’s The Boss,” died last Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at her home in Los Angeles, her talent agency APA announced Friday, March 1, 2019. She was 89. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
March 01, 2019 - 4:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Katherine Helmond, an Emmy-nominated actress who had notable roles on the sitcoms "Who's the Boss?" and "Soap," has died. She was 89. Helmond's talent agency APA announced Friday that she died last Saturday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at her home in Los...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo shows signage at eBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif. EBay is initiating review concerning the future of its StubHub and its classified ads business. The e-commerce company said Friday, March 1, 2019 that there’s no guarantee that the review will result in a sale, spin-off or other business combination involving its assets. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 01, 2019 - 9:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — EBay said Friday that it is considering the sale or spin-off its ticket-reselling site StubHub and its classified ads business after a push from an activist investor. Back in January, Elliott Management said in a letter to the company in that it believed the e-commerce company would...
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February 28, 2019 - 7:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's longtime chief executive is leaving the cable channel, less than a year after AT&T acquired HBO's parent company. In a memo to HBO staffers Thursday, Richard Plepler said it was the right time for him to leave. The memo was obtained by The Associated Press. During...
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February 28, 2019 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. have been forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat by Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. The combative move has prompted calls for a boycott of Rudin's work. Rudin is arguing that...
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