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Hollywood actors ratify contract to formally end strike

Hollywood actors overwhelmingly ratified a new, hard-fought deal with studios on Dec. 5 that paves the way for a rebound of an entertainment industry that had seen film and television production come to a halt during a months-long strike.

The Screen Actors Guild, known as SAG-AFTRA, said 78 percent of members who voted approved the multiyear contract.

Fans flock for Elton John's final farewell show

Emotional but excited fans from around the globe flocked on July 8 to Elton John's final farewell concert, bringing the curtain down on more than 50 years of live performances.

The 76-year-old singer and songwriter whose hits include "Rocket Man", "Your Song" and "Candle In The Wind" is playing the final gig of his last-ever tour in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.

Disney marks centenary with retrospective

Disney is putting its cultural legacy on show in Germany in a multimedia exhibition featuring memorabilia from the Magic Kingdom, including the first ticket to Disneyland and drawings from its most famous animated pictures.

From Mickey Mouse to Marvel, the U.S. entertainment titan's celebration of its centenary opened in Munich last week, the first stop on its European tour.

Hollywood’s maestro goes for more Oscars history

From "Star Wars" to "Jaws" to "Schindler's List," John Williams has written many of the most instantly recognizable scores in cinema history.

The 91-year-old is already the oldest person to receive an Oscar nomination for a competitive award, which he earned thanks to his spare yet poignant compositions for Steven Spielberg's "The Fabelmans."

Netflix aims to curtail password sharing, considers ads

An unexpectedly sharp drop in subscribers has Netflix considering changes it has long resisted: Minimizing password sharing and creating a low-cost subscription supported by advertising.

Looming changes announced late on April 19 are designed to help Netflix regain momentum lost over the past year.

Alenka Sottler illustrates new English translation of Bambi

Ljubljana – Acclaimed Slovenian illustrator Alenka Sottler has contributed drawings for a new English translation of Bambi, a classic written in 1923 by Austrian Jewish writer Felix Salten. The Original Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest brings a new perspective on what is believed to be a much darker story than many saw in Walt Disney’s film.

Pfizer Vaccine Becomes First to Receive Full FDA Approval

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its full approval to the use of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine in the United States. Although the vaccine has been given so far, this has only happened with an "emergency" authorization.

The two-dose vaccine has met "the high standard of safety, efficiency and quality of production," said acting FDA director Janet Woodstock.