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  • Louisiana-shot 'Jurassic World' breaks box office record

    June 22, 2015 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As lawmakers and studio executives debate changes to the state's lucrative movie tax credit program , a Louisiana-shot film is soaring to the top of box offices worldwide. "Jurassic World" is set to reach $1 billion faster than any other film, ABC News reported Monday on... more »
  • Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson to return for 'Pitch Perfect 3'

    June 15, 2015 5:52 PM

    NEW YORK - "Pitch Perfect" is coming back for an encore: A third installment of the musical franchise will hit theaters in July 2017. Universal Pictures announced the plans for "Pitch Perfect 3" on Monday. Stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will return for the sequel. "Pitch Perfect" is about... more »
  • HB 798 could give movie industry extra boost outside New Orleans check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2015 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Monday, lawmakers will talk about a possible new law that encourages film-makers and television producers to shoot in Louisiana, outside of New Orleans. House Bill 798, authored by State Rep. Erich Ponti, would give producers an extra five percent in tax credits if they base its... more »
  • 'Deepwater Horizon' movie starts shooting

    May 18, 2015 11:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Filming started Monday on the set of "Deepwater Horizon," the moving about the 2010 BP oil disaster. The film stars Mark Wahlberg (pictured), Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson. The script is based off a New York Times report in December... more »
  • Filmmaker admits to defrauding film tax credit program

    May 13, 2015 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge movie maker has admitted in a federal courtroom that he falsified invoices to receive Louisiana's film tax credits. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in a news release that 46-year-old George Kostuch pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of wire fraud that accused him of penning... more »
  • Car lot becomes movie lot

    May 7, 2015 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Film crews will be in a noticeable location when they start production soon on "Magnificent Seven." Part of the remake of the 1960's hit will be shot at the old Robinson Brothers dealership near the intersection of Airline Highway and I-12. This week, crews moved in trailers... more »
  • Film tax credit fight nears check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 6, 2015 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden made an impassioned defense of the state film tax credit at a press conference that unveiled more films to be shot in Baton Rouge. "This industry is too important to shut the door on people who need jobs, can do these jobs, and can... more »
  • Dates announced for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sequels

    April 23, 2015 6:46 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are returning to the big screen. Universal Pictures said Thursday the "Fifty Shades of Grey" stars will reprise their roles in the sequels "Fifty Shades Darker" to be released on Feb. 10, 2017, and "Fifty Shades Freed" on Feb. 9, 2018. The... more »
  • Film industry pushing its own study of La. tax break program

    April 6, 2015 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fighting to keep its tax break program from being gutted, the film industry is circulating a rosier economic analysis of the program's impact in Louisiana than a state-financed study. The study released Monday by the Motion Picture Association of America suggests Louisiana's film tax breaks generated 33,500... more »
  • Louisiana-shot Jurassic World takes bite out of the Internet

    March 30, 2015 10:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana-shot Jurassic World showed its teeth in a newly-released trailer online. Chris Pratt stars in the film that shot at various locations, including the abandoned Six Flags theme park in New Orleans East. The location was fitting for the movie about a dinosaur theme park... more »
  • Movie shoot to cause street closures Tuesday

    March 23, 2015 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's Office said a movie shoot will close downtown street Tuesday morning. The office said Third Street between Convention and Florida will have intermittent closures from 1 a.m. until 7 a.m. Tuesday for the film "A Dying Art." BRPD will handle... more »
  • Extra casting begins for 'Deepwater Horizon'

    March 9, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Casting agents are looking for people associated with the oil and gas industry to be part of a movie about the 2010 BP Oil Spill. The movie is reportedly going to star Mark Wahlberg. It is being advertised as 'Deepwater Horizon' and will be based off... more »
  • Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

    March 9, 2015 11:55 AM

    JESUP, GA - The director of a movie about musician Gregg Allman has pleaded guilty in a train crash that killed a camera assistant and injured six film workers. Director Randall Miller pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing as part of a plea deal. Under the deal,... more »
  • Lawmakers consider changes to La. film tax break program

    March 4, 2015 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two New Orleans-area lawmakers have opened conversations on scaling back Louisiana's generous film tax credit program. Ideas presented Wednesday to an entertainment industry advisory commission would cap the program's costs, reduce covered expenses and tweak rules to combat fraud. Tax credits for film and television productions helped... more »
  • Film industry could suffer if tax credits sunset check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The popular film tax credits that have helped create "Hollywood South" in Louisiana could face some changes as the state searches for ways to save money. Some lawmakers have proposed changing the program to include a cap of $300 million on the amount of credits doled... more »
  • Oscars spread around awards to 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Ida'

    February 23, 2015 2:03 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - In an Academy Awards largely populated by smaller, independent films, Hollywood spread its awards around at a stormy Oscars heavy on song-and-dance, occasionally lacking in clothes and punctuated by passionate stands for equality. Six of the eight best-picture nominees took awards at the Dolby Theatre on... more »
  • 'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama honoring MLK

    January 18, 2015 6:13 PM

    SELMA, Ala. - Oprah Winfrey, the rapper Common and other stars of the movie "Selma" have marched with hundreds in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his holiday. Winfrey also was joined by actor David Oyelowo, who portrays King in the movie, as they took part... more »
  • Movie planned about the 200-year-old Battle of New Orleans

    January 13, 2015 3:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says a major motion picture is in the works about the Battle of New Orleans. Ken and Fred Atchity, of Atchity Brothers Entertainment, will produce the feature film, "Andrew Jackson - Battle of New Orleans," based on military historian Ron Drez's latest book,... more »
  • Government St. closed for filming of 'Vincent-N-Roxxy' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 12, 2015 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parts of Baton Rouge will be back on the big screen after film crews took over certain areas to film a movie for most of Monday. A film crew blocked parts of Government Street and the surrounding neighborhood to shoot an independent production called "Vincent and... more »
  • La. tops California as the place to film

    December 26, 2014 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A national media report has labeled Louisiana as the number one place to produce movies. The report , featured on morning television Friday, pointed out Louisiana leads Canada and California as locations of productions. Eighteen movies released last year were shot here. Producers interviewed said the... more »
  • 'The Interview' now available online

    December 24, 2014 11:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES - People who want to see the Sony Pictures film "The Interview" won't have to wait until Christmas. It is now available for rental on a variety of digital platforms -- including Google Play and YouTube Movies. The movie costs $5.99 to stream and $14.99 to purchase. It... more »
  • 2 shot in movie theater in Midtown Atlanta

    December 24, 2014 2:06 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - Atlanta police are investigating a shooting inside a movie theater in the city's Midtown neighborhood that left two people hospitalized in stable condition. Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee said in an email that a group of people were attending a movie release party at the Midtown Art... more »
  • Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

    September 1, 2014 7:45 AM

    SLIDELL - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film. A casting call is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at... more »
  • Real movie drama over tax credits check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2014 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The fight over production locations could become as dramatic as the films themselves since California is ready to try to keep cameras in Hollywood. The LA Times reported the governor of California signed off on a deal to triple the funding for movie tax credits. It will... more »
  • John Schneider revs up Livingston movie studio check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2014 4:50 PM

    HOLDEN - A television and movie star plans to produce more than a dozen movies in the heart of Livingston Parish. John Schneider, best known for his role as Bo Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard," started a movie studio in Holden named John Schneider Studios. "I never... more »
  • "Fantastic Four" turns BR into New York City check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 21, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Filming for the "Fantastic Four" movie sequel has a few blocks of downtown Baton Rouge shut down and transformed into New York City. Street signs were replaced and iconic New York City items were added to Baton Rouge like phone booths and taxi cabs. By the... more »
  • WATCH: WBRZ only TV station on set of Pitch Perfect 2 finale check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 20, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 3,000 movie extras from Louisiana and beyond were positioned at Highland Park for the final scene of "Pitch Perfect 2" overnight Friday. The BREC park on Highland Road was transformed into a concert venue. The day of shooting with about 250 crew members is valued... more »
  • Lawmakers OK expansion of alcohol sales at movies

    May 30, 2014 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Want a beer with your popcorn? A proposal to expand the number of movie theaters in Louisiana that could serve alcohol has squeaked to final passage, with a narrow vote of the state House. Lawmakers voted 53-44 for the idea, giving it the minimum support needed for... more »
  • Attorneys in Holmes case to discuss jury selection

    May 29, 2014 3:13 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Co - Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss the logistics of jury selection. A hearing on Thursday will focus on how prospective jurors should be interviewed and what they should be asked in a written questionnaire. The public will be barred from... more »
  • City will offer movie training

    February 21, 2014 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city is offering two days of free, in-depth film industry training for people from the area who want to land a job in the booming film industry. To be eligible, people must be from East Baton Rouge Parish and will be selected through a "competitive application... more »
  • Movies, popcorn and beer in Baton Rouge

    December 2, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will be asked to decide if at least one movie theater should be allowed to sell alcohol. Wednesday, the Metro Council's planning and zoning board will vote on a rezoning request by the AMC movie theater near the Mall of Louisiana. The theater wants to... more »
  • Man busted trying to use fake, movie money

    October 29, 2013 11:14 PM

    HAMMOND- Police here are worried fake money could be circulating after they found a man with fake one-hundred dollar bills, marked "for motion picture use only" on them. Police said Deshaun Williams tried to use the money to buy a car. They found him with $17,000 worth of the... more »
  • Movie-makers put Baton Rouge in spotlight

    September 15, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The movie and TV industry has pumped $90 million into the capital area economy in 2013 and more projects are still to be announced, the acting head of the Baton Rouge Film Commission says. Liza Kelso tells The Advocate that four independent films will be shot around... more »
  • Despite the bombs, Hollywood posts a record summer

    September 2, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW YORK - Despite some spectacular flops, Hollywood's summer concluded with a record $4.7 billion in box-office revenue. The summer movie season closed out on Labor Day weekend as the boy band concert film "One Direction: This Is Us" took in an estimated $18 million from Friday to Monday for... more »
  • Boxer Tommy Morrison dies at 44

    September 2, 2013 10:36 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie "Rocky V," has died. He was 44. Morrison's former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. The family would not disclose the cause of death.... more »
  • "Left Behind" filming to close streets

    September 1, 2013 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police plan to close streets at the Mall Of Louisiana off Picardy Avenue next week for the filming of "Left Behind." According to the Mayor's office, filming will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. immediately... more »
  • Movie shoot to close streets, exit ramp today

    August 27, 2013 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Streets will be closed intermittently for a movie shoot in downtown Baton Rouge today. Nicholas Cage stars in "Left Behind," based on the Christian novels about life after the Rapture. Filming is underway on Third Street between north Boulevard and Convention Street. Parking is also... more »
  • L.A. upset La. is stealing movie business

    August 26, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hollywood South has struck a nerve with the other Hollywood- in California- and it means there could be an entertainment war. The mayor of Los Angeles has declared an "emergency," and vows to fight the exodus of production crews from his city. To do that, there is... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Behind-the-scenes look at movie shoot

    August 22, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Movie crews have become very pubic in the filming of the latest flick shooting here. Lately, actors and actresses have been shadowed by crew and assistants at the airport. They are filming scenes for "Left Behind," a movie based on a series of christian novels. The... more »
  • Another celebrity seems to like filming in BR

    August 15, 2013 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Chad Michael Murray is enjoying his time in Louisiana, where he is filming the movie "Left Behind." And, he's not shy about what he is doing on and off the set. Keeping his Instagram busy, posting pictures constantly from inside the sound stages at Celtic Media Centre... more »
  • Maltese Falcon to sell at auction

    August 7, 2013 7:59 PM

    NEW YORK- For the first time ever, the statuette featured in the 1941 movie "The Maltese Falcon" is up for sale at auction. The figurine does not have a pre-sale estimate. It was the prop for the John Huston film that starred Humphrey Bogart as a private eye trying to... more »
  • Locals wanted for parts in latest big movie production

    July 30, 2013 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There is expected to be a demand for local talent when the crew of the new Fantastic Four movie moves to Louisiana in September. The film was being shot in Canada, but is changing locations because of the state's tax incentives for film production. Industry insiders... more »
  • Police car prepped for action movie stolen with explosives inside

    July 29, 2013 8:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police issued a warning Monday evening about a stolen, mock police car that was part of a movie shooting near the city's Central Business District. Police said the vehicle contained explosives. The explosives create small holes, mimicking bullet holes when detonated. The Ford Crown Victoria looks... more »
  • Next big film in town is 'Fantastic Four?'

    July 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Just weeks after word of a major production planning to takeover the production studios here, there is some insight into what the mystery movie might be. Production insiders reported Wednesday , Fantastic Four was switching its filming location from Canada to Baton Rouge. It expects to be... more »
  • They're back! Film crews to shoot huge movie in Baton Rouge

    July 11, 2013 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city is set to be the location of another large motion picture. Industry insiders are not saying much about what is planned, but have confirmed to WBRZ News 2, film makers reserved most of the production facility Celtic Media. The space rental begins in September and... more »
  • "I'll be Back", maybe

    June 27, 2013 7:30 PM

    LOS ANGELES- You may hear the patented, "I'll be Back", from the "Terminator" again. Paramount says its rebooting the "Terminator" franchise and planning a new trilogy of films, but won't say if Arnold Schwarzenegger will play a role. He starred as the title character in the original movie in 1984... more »
  • Hearing for Holmes' insanity plea delayed

    May 30, 2013 3:16 PM

    DENVER - Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes' insanity plea has been postponed at least until Tuesday. Holmes was scheduled to appear in court Friday, but the judge delayed the hearing at the request of Holmes' lawyers. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 at a suburban... more »
  • Charlie who?

    May 28, 2013 7:59 PM

    HOLLYWOOD- Actor Charlie Sheen is returning to his Latino roots for his upcoming action film. The bad boy actor will use his birth name in the credits for "Machete Kills." His given and legal name is Carlos Estevez. The movie's Facebook page posted a promotional picture of Sheen as Carlos... more »
  • Road closures tonight for movie shoot

    May 23, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's Office said some streets will be closed tonight for a movie shoot. They said there will be intermittent closures on the northbound US 61 ramp to eastbound US 190 for crews to film the movie "Search Party." The closures will... more »
  • Production of Jurassic Park 4 halted, BR won't see dinos

    May 15, 2013 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Immediate hope of walking among dinosaurs is lost it appears. Universal Studios pulled the plug on Jurassic Park 4, at least for the foreseeable future. Last week, studio executives said they wanted more time for development and ordered a full-scale shutdown. Universal leased space at... more »
  • Colorado shootings suspect to enter insanity plea

    May 7, 2013 4:41 PM

    DENVER - Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a Colorado movie theater say he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. Attorneys for James Holmes said in a court filing Tuesday they plan to formally ask for the... more »
  • Special effects master Ray Harryhausen dies at 92

    May 7, 2013 1:02 PM

    LONDON - Ray Harryhausen, a master of movie special effects whose work was beloved by fantasy film lovers and influenced industry heavyweights such as "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, has died. He was 92. Biographer and longtime friend Tony Dalton confirmed that Harryhausen died Tuesday at London's Hammersmith Hospital. Dalton... more »
  • Downtown BR streets to close for movie shoot

    May 1, 2013 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish leaders said several streets around downtown Baton Rouge will close starting Thursday for a movie shoot. The closures will take place over two weeks for the filming of "Search Party," according to Mayor Kip Holden. "We welcome our friends from Gold Circle and Universal... more »
  • Famous movie critic Roger Ebert dies

    April 4, 2013 2:53 PM

    CHICAGO - Film critic Roger Ebert has died, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Ebert was known for his thumbs-up, thumbs-down TV reviews which influenced moviegoers across the nation. On Wednesday, he had announced on his blog that he was undergoing radiation treatment after a recurrence of cancer. ... more »
  • Chatter: Studio could be home of Jurassic Park 4

    March 12, 2013 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city's busy movie industry is set to welcome another huge production, according to industry insiders. Universal Studios has set a "place holder" on space at Celtic Media Centre , the large production facility near I-10 and Airline Highway, where Twilight called home while it filmed in... more »
  • On the set of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2013 9:58 AM

    MONTEGUT, La.- The locally-shot "Beasts of the Southern Wild" did not win any Oscars Sunday night, but the four nominations it received are enough to keep people in Louisiana talking about the independent film. Much of the Oscar attention was paid to 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, the youngest actress ever... more »
  • First Lady plugs 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    February 13, 2013 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Oscar-nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" received the First Lady's endorsement. Michelle Obama played host Wednesday at a White House workshop for about 80 middle- and high-school students from the District of Columbia and New Orleans. Students saw the film, which was shot in Louisiana, then got... more »
  • Judge in Colo. shooting orders reporter to appear

    January 18, 2013 4:33 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The judge handling the case of the Colorado theater shooting suspect is requiring a Fox News reporter to appear in court to say who gave her information that defense attorneys say was subject to a gag order. A July 25 article by Jana Winter on FoxNews.com cited... more »
  • Pacino to play Paterno in upcoming movie

    January 17, 2013 2:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach. Producer Edward R. Pressman confirms Brian De Palma will direct "Happy Valley," the tentative title of the film, based on Joe Posnanski's best-seller "Paterno." "'Happy Valley' reunites the 'Scarface' and 'Carlito's... more »
  • Aurora victims hold remembrance at movie theater

    January 17, 2013 5:28 AM

    AURORA, Colo. - The Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 others is reopening with a private event for victims and officials. Cinemark is reopening the Aurora theater where James Holmes is accused of staging the massacre on July 20. Victims and officials were... more »
  • Court says post office must do better by Gamefly

    January 11, 2013 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal court says the U.S. Postal Service must come up with a better solution to its questionable pricing structure affecting Gamefly's video game DVDs and Netflix's movie DVDs. Gamefly must pay extra to mail its rental DVDs because they can be damaged by automatic mail sorting systems... more »
  • Colo. theater shooting case enters new phase

    January 11, 2013 7:25 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes faces arraignment Friday. That comes after a judge on Thursday night ruled he should stand trial on all 166 counts against him. But his attorneys say they're not ready to enter a plea and plan to seek a... more »
  • Holmes prosecution to call last witness

    January 9, 2013 7:17 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Prosecutors in Colorado are expected to call their final witness today in the preliminary hearing for James Holmes, the former grad student accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens in a movie theater in July. Yesterday, authorities testified that Holmes spent more than two months... more »
  • Theater shooting relatives reject movie invitation

    January 2, 2013 12:07 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Relatives of the majority of people killed in a Colorado movie theater are rejecting an invitation to attend its reopening, calling it a "disgusting offer." The parents, grandparents, cousins and widow of nine of the 12 people killed released a letter Wednesday sent to the theater's owner,... more »
  • School stumped by mail addressed to Indiana Jones

    December 17, 2012 12:32 PM

    CHICAGO - University of Chicago officials are puzzled by a mystery piece of mail seemingly linked to the Indiana Jones movie series. The Chicago Tribune reports that the university's admissions department received a package last week addressed to "Henry Walton Jones Jr." That's the main character's name in the popular... more »
  • Netflix outbids pay-TV for rights to Disney movies

    December 4, 2012 1:18 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's video subscription service has trumped pay-TV channels and grabbed the rights to show Disney movies shortly after they finish their runs in theaters. The multiyear licensing agreement announced Tuesday represents a breakthrough for Netflix as it tries to add more recent movies to its popular service... more »
  • Schwarzenegger to star in "The Legend of Conan"

    October 26, 2012 3:20 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming back - as Conan the Barbarian. Universal Pictures says California's former governor will star in "The Legend of Conan," an action film being developed for the actor. Deadline Hollywood was the first to report the news Friday. The 65-year-old Schwarzenegger starred in two... more »
  • DA in theater shooting gets access to some records

    October 17, 2012 5:25 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A judge says prosecutors can have access to some university records of the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings. Prosecutors say the records could establish a motive for the July 20 attack that killed 12 people and injured 58. Lawyers for former University of Colorado Denver... more »
  • Actress files second suit in anti-Muslim film case

    September 27, 2012 12:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim movie trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against the filmmaker and YouTube to have the clip taken down. The complaint filed Wednesday by Cindy Lee Garcia cites copyright infringement and... more »
  • Downtown Houma to see stars this weekend

    August 24, 2012 8:47 AM

    HOUMA - The crew for a new movie, "The Butler," starring Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr., will be filming several shots of the area's historic buildings including Le Petit Theatre and around the courthouse. Winfrey and Whitaker will be in Houma to... more »
  • 'Top Gun' director left behind notes to loved ones

    August 20, 2012 10:44 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Coroner's officials investigating Tony Scott's death say the director left several notes to loved ones in his car before jumping from a Los Angeles bridge Sunday. Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says initial investigative notes do not classify the writings as suicide notes, but the office is treating... more »
  • Ohio man indicted in Batman movie weapons case

    August 14, 2012 3:31 PM

    CLEVELAND - An Ohio man arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and knives at a showing of the latest Batman movie has been indicted on three weapons counts. A Cleveland grand jury returned the indictment Monday against 37-year-old Scott A. Smith, of North Ridgeville, on two concealed weapon counts and... more »
  • Local teen stars in "The Campaign" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 10, 2012 6:00 PM

    CENTRAL- "It's way too prominent, way too big of a role," said Randall Cunningham, as he walked into his audition for the movie "The Campaign" thinking he'd never land a spot next to comedy icon Will Ferrell. Cunningham is happy he was wrong, because that audition put him on... more »
  • Actor Hoskins diagnosed with Parkinson's, retiring

    August 8, 2012 11:22 AM

    LONDON - British actor Bob Hoskins says he is retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In a statement released Wednesday through his agent, the 69-year-old performer thanked his fans and said he had had a "wonderful career." The statement said Hoskins was diagnosed with the degenerative nerve condition last... more »
  • Report: Psychiatrist tried to discuss Holmes

    August 2, 2012 10:43 AM

    DENVER - A psychiatrist who had the Colorado theater shooting suspect as a client reportedly wanted to talk to a campus security committee about him weeks before the attack. Denver television station KMGH reports that University of Colorado psychiatrist Lynne Fenton wanted to discuss James Holmes with members of a... more »
  • Charges give Colo. prosecutors sentencing options

    July 30, 2012 5:14 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado prosecutors charged the suspect in the Aurora movie theater shooting with multiple counts for each victim to create more options during sentencing, if he's convicted. James Holmes was charged with 24 counts of murder, two each for the 12 people killed, and 116 counts of attempted... more »
  • Mom of girl killed in shooting will be paralyzed

    July 30, 2012 5:13 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A family member says the woman who lost her 6-year-old daughter in the Aurora theater shooting and suffered a miscarriage is expected to be paralyzed as a result of her injuries. Mary Ellen Hansen says doctors still hope her niece, Ashley Moser, will have use of her... more »
  • Man arrested after gun brought into theater

    July 30, 2012 1:28 PM

    THORNTON, Colo. - Police have arrested a Colorado man after moviegoers reported that he carried a handgun strapped to his waist into a multiplex theater in Thornton yesterday. A police spokesman says people were fleeing the theaters, yelling that there was a man with a gun. Nine theaters were evacuated.... more »
  • Colo. suspect charged with 24 counts of murder

    July 30, 2012 12:08 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado prosecutors have formally charged a former doctorate student with 24 counts of murder in the shooting at an Aurora movie theater. Twenty-four-year-old James Holmes appeared Monday and was also formally charged with 116 counts of attempted murder. Twelve people were killed and 58 people were wounded... more »
  • Teen wounded in movie shooting headed home

    July 26, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bonnie Kate Pourciau, a Baton Rouge teen wounded during the deadly movie theater shooting in Colorado, is on her way back home. Pourciau went through multiple surgeries since she was shot in the leg at the premiere of the new Batman movie in Aurora, Colo. last... more »
  • Leaders say no, but some Democrats want tougher gun limits

    July 24, 2012 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - A handful of Democrats are calling for a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips after the movie theater shooting rampage in Colorado, but House and Senate leaders of both parties have no plans to touch the issue this election year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch... more »
  • DC Comics delays Batman comic after Colo. shooting

    July 24, 2012 2:41 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - DC Comics is asking retailers to postpone sales of a Batman comic book out of respect for victims of the shooting at a theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises" in Colorado. In an email sent to shops, DC Entertainment asked retailers to delay sales of "Batman, Incorporated" No.... more »
  • Funerals planned; survivor and witness recount horror

    July 24, 2012 10:40 AM

    AURORA, Colo. - Family members of the victims of Friday's movie theater shooting in Colorado are planning funerals. A full military funeral and burial are planned next week in Reno, Nev., for Jonathan Blunk. The 26-year-old served three tours in the Middle East, and planned to re-enlist with the goal... more »
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' earns $161M in wake of tragedy

    July 23, 2012 4:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "The Dark Knight Rises" earned $160.9 million this weekend following a mass shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded at a midnight screening of the Batman sequel in Colorado. Warner said Monday the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy earned $160,887,295. The opening makes... more »
  • Victims' angry family members at court for suspect's first hearing

    July 23, 2012 4:19 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A man who watched today's hearing in Colorado where James Holmes made his first court appearance says his son "could have wiped the floor with him without breaking a sweat." The angry words came from Tom Teves, whose son, Alex, was killed along with 11 others in... more »
  • Family of Colo. shooting suspect to make statement

    July 23, 2012 12:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A lawyer representing family members of the suspect in the Colorado mass shooting plans to hold a news conference Monday in San Diego. Lisa Damiani plans to meet reporters at 1 p.m. Pacific time. She's representing the family of 24-year-old James Holmes, who made his first court... more »
  • World gets first look at Colo. shooting suspect

    July 23, 2012 10:43 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The Colorado movie theater shooting suspect is making his first court appearance with reddish orange hair. James Holmes was wide-eyed and unshaven as he sat staring down. He appeared Monday after being accused of the shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater that killed 12 people and... more »
  • Police say Colo. suspect's apartment booby trapped

    July 20, 2012 4:21 PM

    AURORA, Colo. - Police say the apartment of the suspect in a mass shooting at a Denver area movie theater is booby trapped, so they've evacuated five surrounding buildings. Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates says bomb technicians are determining how to disarm flammable or explosive material in the third-floor apartment.... more »

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