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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
Billie Eilish and Finneas accept their Oscar award.
Invision / APEntertainment

Pop Quiz: Can Awards Shows Remain Relevant And Hold Onto Audiences?

Chris Stapleton
Chris Pizzello/Invision/APEntertainment

All Of The 2022 Grammy Winners In Top Categories

Actor Bruce Willis
Evan Agostini / APEntertainment

Bruce Willis, Diagnosed With Aphasia, Steps Away From Acting

Presenter Chris Rock reacts after Will Smith slapped him onstage at the Oscars.
Invision / APEntertainment

Oscar Awards Sees Increase In Viewers After Will Smith Slap

Sean Combs, from left, Will Smith and Tyler Perry appear in the audience at the Oscars
Chris Pizzello / APEntertainment

Academy Condemns Will Smith's Actions, Launches Review

A still of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is shown.
Walt Disney Studios / "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"Entertainment

What's Changed In The 20 Years Of Animation At The Oscars

People walk past a "Beauty and the Beast" movie ad.
Ivan Sekretarev / APU.S.

Pop Quiz: Who Is Disney's Real 'First Gay Character?' It's Complicated

Lily James plays Pamela Anderson in "Pam & Tommy."
Hulu / "Pam & Tommy"Entertainment

What Does It Mean To Buy The Rights To A Life Story?

A TV shows an image of Kidz Bop.
Razor & Tie / Kidz BopEntertainment

Pop Quiz: Who Is Kidz Bop Actually Made For?

People stand on "American Idol" stage.
Matt Sayles / Invision / APEntertainment

How 'American Idol' Influenced TV Industry In 20 Seasons

A still from a "Reno 911!" scene is shown.
Comedy CentralEntertainment

"Reno 911!" Finds New Relevance Amid Headlines

Comic books are on display.
Steve Luciano / APEntertainment

Graphic Novels, Comic Books Are Growing In Popularity

People watch a movie.
Franklin Reyes / APTech

Why Are Video Game Adaptations So Bad?

A couple holds hands while showing their rings.
Martin Mejia / APU.S.

Couples Are Creating New Last Names Instead Of Adopting One

LEGO's new Spice Girls are on display.
LEGOEntertainment

LEGO Is Paying Tribute To The Spice Girls With New Set

Actors work on the green screen set of a movie.
Weta DigitalU.S.

Pop Quiz: Why Is CGI Everywhere In The Film Industry?

A Disney logo forms part of a menu for Disney+.
Steven Senne / APEntertainment

Kids' Shows Are Dominating The Streaming Service Industry

Image shows a clip of "The Flying Ace."
Norman Film Manufacturing Company / "The Flying Ace"Entertainment

Film Archivists Are Working To Restore, Preserve Black Film History

Gloria Estefen testifies for the American Music Fairness Act.
House Committee On The JudiciaryEntertainment

Musicians Are Lobbying For Radio Royalties

A woman holds a sign as she lines up to participate in the inaugural Disability Pride Parade
Seth Wenig / APU.S.

Disability Rights Activist Imani Barbarin And Social Media Power

Taylor Swift appears at the American Music Awards.
Jordan Strauss / APEntertainment

Do Pop Stars Write Their Own Songs?

André Leon Talley
Seth Wenig / APObituaries

Pioneering Fashion Journalist André Leon Talley Dies At 73

A collage shows multiple artists' album cover art.
NewsyEntertainment

More Legendary Artists Are Selling Their Music Catalogs

TikTok app logo
Kiichiro Sato / APTech

TikTok's Highest Earners Rake In More Than $55M In 2021

People line up for movie tickets at an AMC theater in New York
Evan Agostini / Invision / APEntertainment

Superheroes And Sequels To Dominate 2022 Box Office

A man watches TV
NewsyEntertainment

Streaming Companies Saw Slower Growth In 2021

A person wearing a Santa Claus outfit gestures at a Christmas fair.
APLife

The Science Of Santa Claus

People walk up to a booth at Comic-Con.
NewsyEntertainment

Comic-Cons Return Without Hollywood Studios

A street sign for Bedford Falls Blvd.
Casey Mendoza /APEntertainment

'It's A Wonderful Life' Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Hallmark winter holiday movies
HallmarkEntertainment

Hundreds Of Holiday Movies Hitting The Small Screen This Season