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UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Viola Davis determined to go above and beyond on diversity

NEW YORK – When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of …

Winter Wonderland: Local artists shine in Spokane’s Winter Arts Tour

There are more than 35 venues and 200 artists – including actors, poets, filmmakers, painters, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, fiber artists, and musicians – participating this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

‘Creed II’ punches back at how Russian characters are depicted in movies

In the new movie “Creed II,” the titular fighter faces a new opponent. He speaks Russian. His name is Drago. Wait, wasn’t that a plotline in the “Rocky” films?

Keira Knightley looks to ‘Colette’ for courage in the battle against her own self-doubt

But in the summer of 2016, staring down the lead role in the period drama “Colette,” Keira Knightley decided she needed a break.

Study: Middle Eastern actors ignored, stereotyped by TV

LOS ANGELES – Actors and characters of Middle Eastern and North African descent are either ignored by TV or stereotyped, according to a new study. The few such actors who …

How Wyatt Russell went from hockey to the actor’s life

His parents, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, are both actors, and their advice was short and simple: “Learn your lines. Show up on time. And don’t be a jerk.”

Once a staple of light comedy, Steve Carell has rebranded himself

With Carell’s startling metamorphosis in 2014’s “Foxcatcher,” the funnyman began a journey away from a reputation carefully honed on “The Daily Show” and in such hit movies as “The 40-Year-Old …

After backlash, Scarlett Johansson drops out of the film that cast her as a transgender man

After days of considerable backlash, Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the film “Rub & Tug,” in which she was set to portray a transgender man.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Rance Howard, actor dad of director Ron Howard, dies at 89

Veteran Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the father of director Ron Howard, died Saturday. He was 89.

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Spokane-born Clifton James, sheriff in two James Bond films, dies at 96

Clifton James, best known for his indelible portrayal of a southern sheriff in two James Bond films but who was most proud of his work on the stage, has died. …

Billie Lourd speaks out on deaths of mother, grandmother

Billie Lourd says the support she’s received since the deaths of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, has given her strength.

Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid actresses

Despite a drop in earnings this year, Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world’s highest-paid actress for the second year in a row.

Jack Riley, Mr. Carlin on ‘The Bob Newhart Show,’ dies at 80

Jack Riley, who played a counseling client on “The Bob Newhart Show” and also voiced a character on Nickelodeon’s animated “Rugrats,” died Friday. The 80-year-old actor died in Los Angeles, …

Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in ‘Star Wars,’ dead at 81

LONDON – Kenny Baker played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, achieving cult status and fans’ adulation without showing his face or speaking any lines. The 3-foot …

Scarlett Johansson ranked Hollywood’s top-grossing actress

Scarlett Johansson has taken the crown as Hollywood’s highest-grossing actress ever.

Austrian police mistakenly use photo of U.S. actor in search

Red-faced Austrian police are acknowledging that they published a photo of U.S. actor and TV producer Peter Marc Jacobson by mistake in their search for a suspected fraudster.

Anne Hathaway gives birth to son

Anne Hathaway is a first-time mother.

Spokane Children’s Theatre facing rising costs

Judy Brender does a lot of math in her head, the kind of never-ending tally probably familiar to anyone on a tight budget. Brender, president of the Spokane Children’s Theatre, …

Aspiring Spokane-born actress looks to bigger things after TV debut

Things weren’t looking good for Megan Albertus. It was episode two of “Momma’s Boys,” the Ryan Seacrest-produced reality show for NBC, and the Spokane-born aspiring actress was one of three …