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The first weather forecaster on “Good Morning America,” Mr. Coleman started the Weather Channel in 1981, but was forced out after a year.

Harvey Weinstein helped put the Sundance Film Festival on the map. But organizers say this year’s slate, which puts women front and center, shows the festival has moved on.

Movies dismissed by most of Hollywood are dominating the box office, including “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which was No. 1 for a third week.

The changes the social network recently made to its news feed has some advertisers thinking there will be opportunities for growth in video.

The last time a Hispanic actor was nominated for an Academy Award was 2012 and, according to a study, only 3 percent of speaking characters in films are Latino.

An improbable and dangerous idea promoted on the internet has become a cause for genuine concern, the authorities said.

By a 248-44 vote, newsroom employees defied an anti-union campaign by Tronc management. Later, Ross Levinsohn went on a leave of absence following harassment allegations.