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Three top ballet troupes share stage for 50th year of 'Jewels'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Emeralds," "Rubies" and "Diamonds" will dazzle as never before as three of the world's top dance companies share the stage for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of "Jewels," the world's first full-length plotless ballet, this week.

Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:31am
(Reuters) - The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library event, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the magical series.

Is this eight-hour sheep epic `the dullest movie ever'?

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - An eight-hour, slow-motion film with no actors, dialogue or narrative - and branded the dullest movie ever made by one of its own producers - is looking for an audience that wants to count sheep. Or at least watch them.

Latin dance hit 'Despacito' now most-streamed global track

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:28am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Catchy summer dance song "Despacito" has set a record as the most streamed music track of all time, with some 4.6 billion plays across leading platforms, record company Universal Music said on Wednesday.

From trash to treasure: British composer Holst's lost manuscripts found in New Zealand

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 2:22am
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Two handwritten music manuscripts discovered in a library clearout at an amateur orchestra in New Zealand have been confirmed as the work of British composer Gustav Holst, untraced for more than a century.

U2 urges end to lawsuit claiming it stole 'Achtung Baby' song

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:30pm
(Reuters) - Irish rock group U2 asked a U.S. judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit by a British songwriter and guitarist who claimed that the band lifted large parts of one of his works for a song on its 1991 blockbuster album "Achtung Baby."

Madonna seeks to stop NY auction of Tupac Shakur break-up letter

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:39pm
(Reuters) - Madonna attempted on Tuesday to stop an upcoming auction of a prison break-up letter from rapper Tupac Shakur and a note in which she called singer Whitney Houston and actress Sharon Stone "horribly mediocre."

Nolan's 'Dunkirk' builds suspense of war without the gore

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the filmmaker who re-imagined Batman as "The Dark Knight" and explored deep space in "Interstellar," the story of British troops trapped on a French beach during World War Two may seem like an unlikely draw.

Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton to team up one last time in Nashville

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country music star Kenny Rogers is planning to take a final bow with Dolly Parton in a Nashville concert celebrating his 60-year career.

Sheeran exits Twitter stage after mixed 'Game of Thrones' cameo reviews

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - Ed Sheeran's Twitter page has vanished, prompting speculation that the music star has quit the social media platform after voicing discomfort with abuse directed at him on it.

Netflix wins international Crown with original shows

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 7:03am
(Reuters) - Twenty years after Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix Inc, and a decade after the company introduced video streaming, it hit another milestone - one that is key to its ability to sustain its scorching pace of growth.

Singer R. Kelly denies BuzzFeed article accusing him of 'cult'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:45pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer R. Kelly on Monday denied an article by U.S. media outlet BuzzFeed News that he was keeping a household of young women in a "cult" atmosphere.

Charlize Theron on a mission to defy gender norms in 'Atomic Blonde'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 5:37pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron said she hoped to even the playing field in the male-dominated spy film genre with her latest role as a deadly agent in action-thriller movie "Atomic Blonde."

Netflix's subscriber growth beats on new shows

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:36pm
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc added more U.S. and international subscribers than expected in the second quarter as new original shows such as "13 Reasons Why" as well as the latest season of hit political drama "House of Cards" helped attract more viewers.

Jay-Z's '4:44' finally makes it to Billboard 200 chart at No. 1

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 1:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z's new confessional and political release, "4:44," finally entered the Billboard 200 album chart, storming to the top spot and scoring his 14th No. 1 release.

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:37pm
(Reuters) - Martin Landau, a star of the 1960s television series "Mission: Impossible" who made a late-career comeback with an Academy Award-winning performance in the 1994 film "Ed Wood," died on Saturday at age 89, his publicist said on Sunday.

George A. Romero, father of zombie movies, dies at 77

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 6:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - George A. Romero, creator of the zombie film genre with "Night of the Living Dead" and a series of sequels that left a lasting impact on horror movies, died of lung cancer in a Toronto hospital on Sunday, his business partner said. He was 77.

Box Office: 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Tops 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' With $56.5 Million

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 5:13pm
LOS ANGELES ( - "War for the Planet of the Apes" is officially the box office champ, during a weekend that demands a close look.

BBC names first female 'Doctor Who'

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 11:44am
LONDON (Reuters) - The lead role in British sci-fi television series "Doctor Who" will be played by a woman for the first time in its more than 50-year history, the BBC said on Sunday.

Singer Aaron Carter arrested in Georgia

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 12:02am
(Reuters) - Singer Aaron Carter was arrested on Saturday in Georgia and charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, according to media reports.