Participant, studio behind ‘Spotlight,’ ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ shutters after 20 years

[ad_1] Participant, the activist film and television studio that has financed Oscar winners like “Spotlight” and socially conscious documentaries like “Food, Inc,” and “Waiting For Superman” is closing its doors after 20 years. Billionaire Jeff Skoll told his staff of 100 in a memo shared with The Associated Press Tuesday that they were winding down … Read more

Oldest living conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell, die at 62

[ad_1] READING, Pa. — Conjoined twins Lori and George Schappell, who pursued separate careers, interests and relationships during lives that defied medical expectations, died this month in Pennsylvania, according to funeral home officials. They were 62. The twins, listed by Guinness World Records as the oldest living conjoined twins, died April 7 at the Hospital … Read more

Learn more about O.J. Simpson: The TV, movies, books and podcasts about the trial of the century

[ad_1] NEW YORK — The story of O.J. Simpson’s life was inherently cinematic — what started as fodder for a triumphant sports biopic abruptly became something much darker and complex as Simpson slid from fame to infamy following the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. It’s little wonder then that Simpson’s many-chaptered life … Read more

Kiss sells catalog, brand name and IP. Gene Simmons assures fans it is a ‘collaboration’

[ad_1] It’s never really the end of the road for Kiss. The hard rock quartet have sold their catalog, brand name and IP to Swedish company Pophouse Entertainment Group in a deal estimated to be over $300 million, it was announced Thursday. This isn’t the first time Kiss has partnered with Pophouse, which was co-founded … Read more

Kiss sells catalog, brand name and IP. Gene Simmons assures fans it is a ‘collaboration’

[ad_1] It’s never really the end of the road for Kiss. The hard rock quartet have sold their catalog, brand name and IP to Swedish company Pophouse Entertainment Group in a deal estimated to be over $300 million, it was announced Thursday. This isn’t the first time Kiss has partnered with Pophouse, which was co-founded … Read more

Makers of ‘Food, Inc’ sequel launch impact campaign around pressing issues

[ad_1] The Oscar -nominated documentary “ Food, Inc ” helped change the way many consumers think about the systems behind the things we eat. But in the 16 years since it came out, new problems have arisen and old problems got worse, magnified in part by shortages during the pandemic. They’re given a spotlight in … Read more

What to stream this week: Beyoncé, Steve Martin, J-Hope, Mike Birbiglia, Bill Nighy and ‘Madu’

[ad_1] Beyoncé’s country album and a documentary about a Nigerian boy who dreams of being a professional ballet dancer are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: Bill Nighy plays an … Read more

What to stream this week: Shakira, Paul Simon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristen Wiig and Princess Peach

[ad_1] Chef and restaurateur Jose Andrés inviting actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Bryan Cranston and O’Shea Jackson Jr. over for dinner in a new TV special and Jake Gyllenhaal starring in an update of the pulpy cult classic “Road House” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. … Read more

In ‘Frida’ documentary, artist Frida Kahlo’s own words are used to tell her story

[ad_1] Frida Kahlo used her own experiences to inform her art. In that spirit, Kahlo’s personal writings are used to help tell the story of her life in a new documentary, “Frida.” Filmmaker Carla Gutiérrez blends first person narration with archival footage and interpretive animation of Kahlo’s work in the film, which is now streaming … Read more

‘Freaknik’ documentary tells untold story behind the massively popular Atlanta street party

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — If you participated in Atlanta’s wildest gathering called Freaknik back in the day, then beware: You might be featured in Hulu’s new documentary about the legendary street party that became popular through folklore tales involving gridlock traffic, public nudity and highway debauchery. Many of those images will certainly be on full … Read more