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Box Office: 'Jumanji' dominates MLK weekend, 'The Post' leads newcomers

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 2:02pm
LOS ANGELES ( - Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is dominating the North American box office to easily win the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $33.4 million at 3,849 sites, estimates showed Sunday.

Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 1:35pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

Redmayne calls for Hollywood change on gender equality

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:21pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne said on Sunday that Hollywood's campaign for gender equality had been "a long time coming" and that a "huge amount of change" was still needed.

Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa dominate Brit Award nominations

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 3:59pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Liam Payne and Stormzy are among the nominees for this year's Brit Awards, Britain's most prestigious pop music prizes.

Brigitte biography says young Macron wrote steamy book about their romance

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 9:53am
PARIS (Reuters) - A new biography of French first lady Brigitte Macron says her husband penned a racy novel inspired by their early romance, when he was still a teenager and she his married drama teacher.

DiCaprio to star in Charles Manson-era Tarantino movie

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a movie set around the Charles Manson murders, Hollywood entertainment publications reported on Friday, but he will not play the role of the American cult leader.

Viacom, CBS not in active merger discussions: sources

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:03pm
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and CBS Corp are not in active merger discussions, although controlling shareholder Shari Redstone has had exploratory conversations with CBS directors about recombining the companies, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday.

Captive orca Lolita can stay at Miami aquarium: U.S. appeals court

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:19pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday rejected efforts by animal rights advocates to force the Miami Seaquarium in Florida to release Lolita, a killer whale it has held in captivity for nearly half a century.

Japanese pop group chants cryptocurrency choruses

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:53am
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday, dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm, and especially their homeland.

Peter Thiel submits bid for Gawker, faces challenges

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site the billionaire helped shutter by funding litigation against it, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Director Guild embraces women, minorities in awards nominations

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood directors nominated a woman and two people of color for their 2018 movie awards on Thursday in a line-up that favored newcomers over veterans like Steven Spielberg.

Motorhead's 'Fast Eddie' Clarke dies at 67

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:17pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Guitarist Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of British metal band Motorhead's line-up during its heyday, has died at the age of 67, the band's official Facebook page said on Thursday.

Italy's Berlusconi hails Deneuve's 'blessed words' on harassment

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:39pm
ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hailed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for defending men accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia's Elvis festival

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:45pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia's annual Elvis festival on Thursday.

YouTube pares back Logan Paul partnership after suicide video post

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 7:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - YouTube said Wednesday it is removing popular American vlogger Logan Paul from its Google Preferred platform and putting future projects with him on hold, after Paul posted a video on the platform of a suicide victim in Japan.

'Sell Drugsz' rapper sentenced for narcotics trafficking in Rhode Island

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:01pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" and "Feds Watching" has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trafficking heroin and fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Donatella Versace says won't be watching U.S. TV series on brother's murder

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:03pm
MILAN (Reuters) - When a long-awaited U.S. television series about the murder of Gianni Versace hits the small screen in a week's time, one key character will not be watching - the fashion designer's sister Donatella.

Actor Michael Douglas makes pre-emptive move to deny sexual misconduct

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:03pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has issued a pre-emptive denial of a sexual misconduct accusation, saying he wanted to get ahead of a potential story being investigated by Hollywood publications.

Spiders and fleas pack Albert Hall as Cirque du Soleil's Ovo hits London

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:08pm
LONDON (Reuters) - London's Royal Albert Hall was crawling with spiders, crickets, ants and fleas on Wednesday as Cirque du Soleil brought its insect-themed show Ovo to the famous venue for the first time.

Donatella Versace says won't be watching US TV series on brother's murder

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:52am
MILAN (Reuters) - When a long-awaited U.S. television series about the murder of Gianni Versace hits the small screen in a week's time, one key character will not be watching - the fashion designer's sister Donatella.