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James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on 'Friends,' dies

James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on 'Friends,' dies

NEW YORK (AP) — James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” has died. He was 59. Tyler died Sunday at home in Los Angeles from prostate cancer, said his manager, Toni Benson.
Crew member who gave Baldwin gun subject of prior complaint

Crew member who gave Baldwin gun subject of prior complaint

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A crew member says she has raised safety concerns in the past about the assistant director who authorities say unwittingly handed actor Alec Baldwin the prop gun that killed a cinematographer on a film set.
Tokyo festival features Yoshida's films of hope amid despair

Tokyo festival features Yoshida's films of hope amid despair

TOKYO (AP) — Boxers, janitors, fishermen, the heroes of Keisuke Yoshida’s movies are Japanese society’s angst-filled losers, struggling against odds in a violent, imperfect, often-crazed world.
Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

NEW YORK (AP) — With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky’s the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts nor billionaires.
Despite hybrid release, 'Dune' draws well on the big screen

Despite hybrid release, 'Dune' draws well on the big screen

NEW YORK (AP) — Denis Villeneuve's “Dune” debuted with $40.
Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home

Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home

British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out .
Screen world ponders future of guns on sets after 'Rust' shooting

Screen world ponders future of guns on sets after 'Rust' shooting

TORONTO — Thursday's shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by a prop revolver during filming for the Alec Baldwin Western "Rust" has the screen industry pondering the future of guns on sets.
Picasso artworks auctioned for combined $109M in Las Vegas

Picasso artworks auctioned for combined $109M in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist’s 140th birthday.
Zimbabwe's Dangarembga receives German peace prize

Zimbabwe's Dangarembga receives German peace prize

VIENNA (AP) — Accepting a prestigious German prize Sunday in honor of her work, Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga called for a “new Enlightenment,” saying a fundamental shift is needed to overcome the structures of racial hierarchy t
Gone and forgotten: The history buried in Nova Scotia's abandoned cemeteries

Gone and forgotten: The history buried in Nova Scotia's abandoned cemeteries

The only mark of "Baby's" time on Earth is a tombstone with a rabbit engraving, slowly being swallowed by the wilds of Nova Scotia over more than a century.