Animation and comics

This image released by Fox shows the character Apu, an Indian shop owner featured on "The Simpsons," animated series. Fox says it trusts the creators of the series to handle the show's depiction of Apu, which has drawn fire as a racist stereotype. (Fox via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 8:14 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Creators of "The Simpsons" have the freedom to handle the show's depiction of Indian shop owner Apu in the right way for their show, a top Fox executive said Thursday. Apu, the Kwik-E-Mart clerk who has sold expired food and ripped off customers in the long-running...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, Octavia Spencer arrives at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Octavia Spencer is bringing the story of black haircare mogul Madam C.J. Walker to television. Netflix said Sunday, July 29, 2018, that Spencer will produce and star in a limited series about the outsized life of Sarah Breedlove, who was known professionally as Walker. The eight-episode drama is based on the book "On Her Own Ground" and includes LeBron James as a producer. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2018 - 12:07 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. SUCCESS STORY Octavia Spencer is bringing the remarkable saga of black haircare mogul Madam C.J. Walker to...
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Matt Groening, from left, Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre and Josh Weinstein, cast members of the Netflix series "Disenchantment," pose for a photo during the Netflix portrait session at Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
July 29, 2018 - 10:12 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Matt Groening said his new adult cartoon series "Disenchantment" has a feminist component that sets it apart from his previous shows. Groening spoke to reporters about bringing fresh talent to the Netflix show at a Sunday panel for the Television Critics Association,...
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." (Chiabella James/Paramount Pictures and Skydance via AP)
July 29, 2018 - 12:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise's death-defying "Mission: Impossible" stunts continue to pay off at the box office. "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" easily took the No. 1 spot on the domestic charts this weekend. Paramount Pictures...
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July 24, 2018 - 4:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A veteran writer for "The Simpsons" says the show isn't based in Massachusetts despite several references to the state. The Boston Globe reports Mike Reiss recently sat down for a segment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the show and his new book, "Springfield Confidential: Jokes,...
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