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Casey Mendoza

Entertainment Correspondent

Casey Mendoza sees pop culture through the lens of social issues, politics, history and technology. From the growing dominance of streaming, the democratized influence of online fandoms and the nuanced discussions about equity and inclusion in Hollywood, she's covered all things related to the ever-evolving entertainment industry. She feels most home at any comic-con around the country, or in her own living room, watching a romantic comedy with her husband and two cats.

Recent Work
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2023 Academy Award nominations are full of record-breakers, milestones

A man examines a six-carat diamond
Kamran Jebreili / APLife

Why do we put so much worth in diamonds?

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, cast members in "The Last of Us," pose at the show's premiere.

'The Last of Us' success is big for future of video game adaptations

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'Velma' continues Scooby-Doo franchise by diving into gang's past

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Online creative community shares why it's difficult to leave Twitter

Taylor Swift sings on stage.
Invision / APEntertainment

What's Ahead For Ticketmaster, Live Music After Taylor Swift Tour Mess

The cast of "National Treasure: Edge of History" stands on the red carpet.
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'National Treasure' Returns, This Time To The Small Screen

Taylor Swift
Evan Agostini / Invision / APEntertainment

2022 Year In Review: Pop Culture's Biggest Moments

Girl browses toys at a store.
Mary Altaffer / APU.S.

Why Are Toys Ingrained In Our Culture?

A family watches a movie during Christmas time.

Holiday Movies Are As Loved As Ever, Especially On Hallmark Channel

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Michael Dwyer / APLife

Why Do We Procrastinate Holiday Shopping?

Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker arrive at the world premiere of "Flatliners."
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Friends, Entertainment Industry Pay Tribute To Stephen 'tWitch' Boss

Charles Graves dressed as Santa Claus.
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Why Is Santa Claus Dressed In Red?

Christy Carlson Romano speaks on her podcast.
Acast / "Vulnerable"Entertainment

Former Child Stars Are Fighting For Labor Reform In Entertainment

People walk around the Athens Christmas tree at central Syntagma square in Athens
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How Did Evergreen Trees Become A Christmas Symbol?

The cast of "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" arrive at the film's premiere.
Invision / APEntertainment

Why Don't More Streaming Services Debut Their Films In Theaters?

Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. and Kathryn Hahn are shown in a scene from "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery."
Netflix / "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery"Entertainment

How To Avoid Movie, TV Spoilers Online

Bad Bunny appears on screen performing remotely at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center.
Charles Sykes/Invision/APEntertainment

Concerts Surge As More Artists Return To The Stage

Taylor Swift poses for photographers.

Taylor Swift Eras Tour Helped Uncover Deep Issues Of Concert Ticketing

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Universal Pictures / "She Said"Entertainment

'She Said' Film Explores How The Weinstein Story Broke, Its Aftermath

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How Political Films Affect Audience Perception

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is shown.

The Risky Deal With Celebrity-Brand Partnerships

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Pop Quiz: Why Aren't There Many Thanksgiving Movies?

A mural of NBA star Kobe Bryant
Jae C. Hong / APEntertainment

Forbes Ranks Top-Earning Dead Celebrities 

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What Does Hollywood Have To Fear With Deepfakes?

Singer Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift's 'Midnight' Is Here After Millions Enjoyed TikTok Teases

Text says "Why can't we swear on TV?"

Pop Quiz: Why Can't 'Swear Words' Be Said On TV?

Geena Rocero attends the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Filipino Filmmaker Is Shining A Spotlight On Community's 'Caretakers'

An image from Netflix's "Love on the Spectrum."

Reality Shows Are Getting More Real When It Comes To Dating

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James Bond Celebrates 60 Years