My First Mentor: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor found inspiration working on a Steven Spielberg movie – though it wasn’t from the source you’d expect… (April 29)

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Apple jumps belatedly into streaming TV business

Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service, enlisting superstars like Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals’ head start. (March 25)

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Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service

Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn’t skimp on high-wattage celebrity. Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams were a part of a parade of A-listers who took the stage at Apple headquarters. (March 25)

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ShowBiz Minute: Spielberg, Yo-Yo Ma, Elba

Steven Spielberg and friends host starry cancer-research benefit in Beverly Hills ; Yo-Yo Ma brings music and call for social change to Flint, Michigan; Idris Elba talks DJ-ing at the royal wedding and being named the Sexiest Man Alive. (March 1)

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ShowBiz Minute: Spielberg, Yo-Yo Ma, Elba

Steven Spielberg and friends host starry cancer-research benefit in Beverly Hills ; Yo-Yo Ma brings music and call for social change to Flint, Michigan; Idris Elba talks DJ-ing at the royal wedding and being named the Sexiest Man Alive. (March 1)

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ShowBiz Minute: Marshall, Prada, Lucas

(19 Dec 2018) Stars mourn director and actress Penny Marshall; Prada withdraws luxury trinkets over blackface controversy; Forbes announces George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey as America’s richest celebrities of 2018. (Dec. 19)

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Today in History for December 18th

(18 Dec 2018) U.S. Supreme Court upholds the relocation and detention of Japanese-Americans during World War Two; U.S. begins 12 days of heavy bombing of North Vietnamese targets; Steven Spielberg is born; Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ – publicly premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Dec. 18)

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ShowBiz Minute: Atwood, Moreno, Christmas

(29 Nov 2018) Margaret Atwood writing “Handmaid’s Tale” sequel; Rita Moreno joins Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” film; Sprucing up NYC: Rockefeller Center lights Christmas tree. (Nov. 29)

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Juliette Binoche: If a film doesn’t touch you, why make it?

Juliette Binoche, the actress who won an Academy Award for “The English Patient,” has never been interested in mainstream parts. She famously turned down an offer from Steven Spielberg to be in “Jurassic Park.” She says a film role needs to make you feel something. (July 6)

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Why ‘Jurassic Park’ stood the test of time

Steven Spielberg; amazing effects; a shirtless Jeff Goldblum: “Jurassic World” stars ponder the enduring appeal of “Jurassic Park.” (May 30)

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ShowBiz Minute: Swift, Copperfield, Spielberg

Police: Man arrested at Taylor Swift house had knife, rope; Lawsuit leads to revelations about David Copperfield’s act; Steven Spielberg is taking on DC Universe film “Blackhawk.” (April 18)

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‘Ready Player One’ stars praise ‘calming and fun’ Spielberg

For many young actors, meeting iconic director Steven Spielberg can be scary and intimidating. But the cast of “Ready Player One” says the three-time Oscar winner puts everyone immediately at ease. (April 11)

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ShowBiz Minute: Spielberg, Dafoe, Queen Elizabeth II

Steven Spielberg is the latest star to donate money to end gun violence campaign; Willem Dafoe collects lifetime achievement award at Berlin Film Festival; Queen Elizabeth II attends her first London Fashion Week catwalk show. (Feb. 21)

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Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits are unveiled

Barack and Michelle Obama unveil their official portraits in a ceremony attended by family, former administration members and even celebrity friends like Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Former president Obama’s portrait, painted by Kehinde Wiley, will hang among those of his predecessors in the National Portrait Gallery’s “America’s Presidents” hall.

Oscar class of 2018 meet for star-stuffed lunch

Mary J. Blige, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Timothee Chalamet are among the first to arrive to the annual luncheon for Academy Award nominees. (Feb. 6)

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Spielberg: media will ‘overcome’ current climate

Speaking at a press conference in Paris, “The Post” (released as “Pentagon Papers” in France) director Steven Spielberg and stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss “presidents declaring war on the news media.” (Jan. 15)

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Hanks, Streep praise presidential Oprah

At the London premiere of Steven Spielberg’s new political thriller “The Post,” stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep praise Oprah Winfrey’s “inspirational” speech at the Golden Globe Awards. (Jan. 11)

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Spielberg: Oprah is ‘ambassador of empathy’

Speaking at the NBR gala in New York, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Patty Jenkins praised Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe Awards speech and speculated on the prospect of Hanks being her VP if she ran for the presidency. (Jan. 10)

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Today in History for December 18th

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds the relocation and detention of Japanese-Americans during World War Two; U.S. begins 12 days of heavy bombing of North Vietnamese targets; Steven Spielberg is born; Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ – publicly premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Dec. 18)

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Hanks celebrates the free press

At a star-studded Washington D.C. premiere for Steven Spielberg’s new politcal thriller “The Post” – about the journalists who published the Pentagon Papers in 1971 – star Tom Hanks highlights the role of a free press in bringing truth to light. (Dec. 15)

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