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Cannes Film Festival plans minute's silence for Manchester

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:39am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Filmmakers and fans at Cannes will hold a minute's silence on Tuesday for the victims of the Manchester bombing, condemned by the film festival's organizers as an "attack on culture, youth and joyfulness".

Ariana Grande says she is 'broken' in tweet after Manchester attack

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:12pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Ariana Grande said on Monday she was "broken" five hours after a bombing killed 19 people and wounded dozens of others at her concert in Manchester, England.

Party's over as Korean rapper Psy shelves 'Gangnam Style' and returns to roots

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:55pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean rapper Psy has gone back to basics with his eighth full-length album, paying greater attention to his home fans while doing what he loves most - "going crazy" on stage.

Some killed in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:13pm
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left an unknown number of people dead and injured, police said.

Inarritu puts a border guard's gun to your head in VR film at Cannes

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:44pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - There's sand under your bare feet and a breeze on your face, but as a family rushes toward you through the desert gloom, you are suddenly a world away from the nearby beaches of Cannes.

King of Cannes Haneke could get record third Palme d'Or with "Happy End"

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:50am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Austrian director Michael Haneke could take a record third Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where "Happy End" screened on Monday.

Eastwood recalls childhood dream to "pack a gun and ride a horse"

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:39am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Clint Eastwood was just like any other American boy growing up on the Westerns of the 1930s and 40s, he told a seminar at the Cannes Film Festival, where he recounted his rise to movie star and acclaimed director.

Billy Bush on Trump tape: didn't have "strength" to change topic

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:54am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former NBC "Today" show host Billy Bush wishes he had changed the subject during a taped conversation with Donald Trump, in which the Apprentice star bragged about grabbing women by the genitals, Bush said in an interview with the entertainment magazine, The Hollywood Reporter.

Nicole Kidman tells Cannes her rebel spirit pushes her to strange films

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:42am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - For an A-list star who, as she says herself, does not have to work, Nicole Kidman has been pretty busy ahead of Cannes, appearing in three movies and a TV series screening at the film festival.

Moment of truth for Cosby as jury selection for sex assault trial begins

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:03am
(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Monday will begin questioning potential jurors for the rape trial of Bill Cosby, the comedian best known as America's favorite TV dad before dozens of women came forward to accuse him of sex abuse.

Rovio Entertainment sets date for Angry Birds movie sequel

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:52am
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment has decided to proceed with its plans to produce a sequel to its Angry Birds movie, it said on Monday, aiming for release in September 2019.

Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:02am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Rapper Drake grabbed a record 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, eclipsing Adele's previous record of 12 awards in 2012.

Box Office: 'Alien: Covenant' Slides Past 'Guardians 2' to Win Weekend With $36 Million

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - As this weekend approached, the question lingered if "Alien: Covenant" would be able to unseat "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" from the top spot at the domestic box office.

'The Artist' director provokes Godard fans at Cannes with sacrilegious biopic

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:38am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - A biopic at Cannes about Jean-Luc Godard, the closest thing French cinema has to a living god, might be expected to be worthy and respectful, but "Redoubtable" is anything but - portraying the director as a childish, spiteful bore.

Meet the Meyerowitzs: Hoffman, Stiller and Sandler seek highbrow laughs

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 8:31am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Ben Stiller once again plays Dustin Hoffman's son, this time alongside Adam Sandler in an intellectual comedy that Hoffman hopes audiences will find funny rather than just "interesting".

Clint Eastwood does not rule out a return to Westerns

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 1:01pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Clint Eastwood does not rule out making another Western, he said on Saturday as he presented a 25th anniversary restored copy of "Unforgiven" at the Cannes Film Festival.

Bourgeois art world skewered in Cannes movie 'The Square'

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:04pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - A sumptuous Stockholm museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art is at the center of "The Square", a Palme d'Or nominee at Cannes which switches between surrealism, comedy of manners, thriller and social commentary.

Bronski Beat and baggy jeans, AIDS movie takes Cannes back to the 80s

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:55am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Remember the days when AIDS was considered by some to be a "gay plague" and the word "condom" was taboo in polite company?

Royal sister-in-law Pippa takes spotlight in star-studded British wedding

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:06am
May 20 (Reuters) - Pippa Middleton, younger sister of Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, was married in a small English country church on Saturday surrounded by royals and celebrities but those hoping for a dash of Hollywood were left in the cold.

No spoilers! 'Twin Peaks' premiere urges guests to keep secret

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 2:34am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As co-creator David Lynch introduced the first screening of his much-anticipated revival of the 1990s TV series "Twin Peaks", he evoked the image of the tall green Douglas fir trees that came to define the mysterious small town setting of his show.