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# Hollywood

Last month
November 2023
Actors union reaches tentative deal with Hollywood studios to end 118-day strike
A new contract agreed with studios will include higher pay and protections against the use of artificial intelligence.
Actors union says it can't agree to studios' 'last, best, final offer' issued over strikes
Negotiators for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) have been mulling the proposal since Saturday.
This year
Richard Roundtree, star of Shaft, dies aged 81
Roundtree’s Shaft was part of a change in how black films were viewed in Hollywood.
Talks between Hollywood actors and studios over ongoing strike 'suspended'
Actors fear that artificial intelligence could be used to clone their voices and likenesses, and reuse them in perpetuity without compensation or consent.
Late-night TV shows announce their return after Hollywood writers’ strike ends
Scripted shows will take longer to return, with actors still on strike and no negotiations on the horizon.
Writers Guild to end strike after reaching 'tentative' agreement with Hollywood studios
The details of the three year contract agreement have not yet been revealed.
Hopes rise for end to Hollywood writers' strike as talks extend
Demands include better pay for writers, greater rewards for creating hit shows, and protection from artificial intelligence.
Opinion: As Hollywood strikes, Irish film workers also deserve to have their conditions addressed
Employment lawyer Jason O’Sullivan looks at the pay structures for those in the Irish film industry and how conditions could be improved.
US gameshow host Bob Barker dies aged 99
Barker’s publicist said he died of natural causes in his Hollywood Hills home.
Emmy Awards postponed by almost four months over Hollywood strikes
The Emmys are the most significant event so far to be delayed by Hollywood’s first industry-wide walkout in more than 60 years.
Hollywood writers to resume talks over strike
The Writers Guild of America walkout, which began over the threat of artificial intelligence, has brought Hollywood production to a halt.
Emmy Awards postponed due to Hollywood strikes
The awards were scheduled to be broadcast on 18 September.
Quiz: How much do you know about Cillian Murphy?
The actor hit the headlines this week for leading a walk out of Oppenheimer cast at the film’s London premiere in support of a Hollywood strike.
Poll: Do you support the Hollywood actors' strike?
The union’s demands have focused on dwindling pay in the streaming era, and the threat posed by artificial intelligence.
What impact might the Hollywood actors strike have on Irish film?
Actors including Cillian Murphy staged walk-outs on Thursday night.
Actors' union president Fran Drescher says strike is 'seminal hour' for workers
Actors postponed their initial strike deadline last month in the hope of thrashing out a deal with the likes of Netflix and Disney.
That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson found guilty of rape in retrial
The charges date to when Masterson was at the height of his fame, starring on Fox’s That ’70s Show.
Carrie Fisher to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Star Wars Day
Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd, will accept the star on behalf of her late mother.
US late-night talk shows to go off air as Hollywood writers strike
The strike means late-night shows are expected to grind to a halt immediately, while television series and movies scheduled for release later this year and beyond could face major delays.
Hollywood writers strike looms as deadline to resolve dispute nears
Late-night shows could immediately grind to a halt, while TV series and movies scheduled for release later this year and beyond could face major delays.
Harvey Weinstein returns to New York prison system after spending nearly two years in LA jail
The disgraced Hollywood producer will be housed at the Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome, New York.
Oscars countdown: Champagne carpets and behind the scenes of the winners' press room
As rain arrives in LA, the Irish Oscar hopefuls are on a two-day countdown.
Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 16 years in prison by LA court
Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in New York.
Actress Gina Lollobrigida, an icon of the Golden Age of Hollywood, dies aged 95
The actress was named ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’ during her silver screen heyday.
Last year
Aoife Martin: We'll always have Casablanca - one of the Hollywood greats
Our columnist looks at the classic movie that is 80 years old this year.
Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in Los Angeles trial
It is Weinstein’s second criminal trial.
Banshees of Inisherin tops Golden Globes nominations with eight
The movie picked up eight nods, including for its star Colin Farrell, director Martin McDonagh, and for best comedy or musical.
Weinstein left women terrified for their careers if they stood up to him, court hears
Already a serving a 23-year sentence for a conviction in New York, the 70-year-old former movie mogul now faces a trial in Los Angeles.
Kevin Spacey cleared in New York sexual assault civil case
The plaintiff was 14 at the time of the alleged assault in Manhattan in 1986, while Spacey was 26
'Murder, She Wrote' star Angela Lansbury dies aged 96
Her family released a statement to US media Tuesday evening.
Russia bans Ben Stiller, Sean Penn from country for their Ukraine support
The actors are banned from entering Russia “on a permanent basis”, the Russian foreign ministry said.
Coroner determines actress Anne Heche died due to smoke inhalation and burns
Heche’s vehicle collided with a residence in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles and became “engulfed in flames”.
Actress Anne Heche ‘peacefully taken off life support’ nine days after car crash
The 53-year-old died from her injuries nine days after she was involved in a fiery car crash.
Academy says Will Smith was asked but refused to leave Oscars after Chris Rock slap
Smith could face expulsion from the Academy for the open-handed slap.
Will Smith says sorry to Chris Rock over Oscars slap as Academy launches probe
Smith was named best actor shortly after he hit Chris Rock over a joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.
Hollywood actor jailed for $650 million (€567.1m) movie ponzi scheme
Zachary Horwitz was jailed for 20 years, and ordered by Judge Mark Scarsito to repay $230 million to his victims.
Pioneering Black movie star Sidney Poitier dies at 94
The celebrated actor became the first Black star nominated for an Academy Award in 1958.
All time
Larry Donnelly: We all have movies that we watch over and over again - so here are my top 10
A self-confessed ‘ignoramus’ about pop culture, even Larry Donnelly has his own festive film favourites.
Behind-the-scenes Hollywood workers vote to authorise strike
It is the first time such action has been voted for in the organisation’s 128-year history.
Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
The disgraced Hollywood mogul made his first court appearance in California today.