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Taylor Swift in federal court over groping allegation

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 5:16am
DENVER (Reuters) - Taylor Swift might turn up in a federal court in Denver on Monday as lawyers for the pop star and a Colorado radio personality start jury selection for dueling lawsuits over whether the former disc jockey groped her four years ago during a photo shoot.

British TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson off work with pneumonia

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 4:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - British TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who gained worldwide fame as presenter of the BBC motoring show "Top Gear", will be off work for "quite some time" after falling ill with pneumonia while on a family holiday.

Actors Chris Pratt, Anna Faris announce they are separating

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:20am
(Reuters) - Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are splitting up after eight years of marriage, they said on Sunday.

Box office: 'Dark Tower' leads slow weekend with $19.5 million, 'Detroit' stumbles

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 10:52am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - As the dog days of summer drag on, a trio of wide releases are kicking off the August box office with a whimper.

U.S. cable firms embrace former foe Netflix as TV viewing shifts

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:35am
(Reuters) - A growing number of U.S. cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc NFLX.O, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures.

'Step' becomes the voice of black Baltimore teens facing adversity

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 8:05am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary "Step," out in U.S. theaters this week.

German techno band faces charges for Crimea concert: Ukraine envoy

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:03pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - German techno band Scooter faces significant legal consequences for performing at a festival in the Crimea region of Ukraine that was annexed by Russia in 2014, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany said an interview published Saturday.

New 'Game of Thrones' episode leaks online through HBO partner

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:49pm
(Reuters) - The unaired fourth episode of the new season of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" has been leaked online, the premium channel's distribution partner Star India said on Friday.

Apple Music banks on 'Carpool Karaoke' fans paying for star pairings

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Will Smith gate-crashing a wedding party or John Legend and Alicia Keys serenading a woman at a launderette are just some of the reasons Apple Inc hopes viewers will pay for Apple Music as it launches new show "Carpool Karaoke: The Series."

'Will & Grace' return promises laughs, and a touch of Trump

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:34pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Comedy "Will & Grace," the television show credited with bringing gay men and women into mainstream pop culture long before gay marriage was legal, will return in September for not just one, but two seasons, broadcaster NBC said on Thursday.

Bieber says he's 'never going to be perfect' after tour cancellation

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:30pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Justin Bieber offered a mea culpa to his fans saying he was "never going to be perfect" but hoped to learn from his mistakes, after a tumultuous week in which he abruptly canceled the rest of his world tour and accidentally hit a photographer with his truck.

Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan lead 2017 Kennedy Center honorees

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:09am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran musician Lionel Richie, hip-hop star and actor LL Cool J and Cuban-American singer and actress Gloria Estefan will receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors this year, CBS network said Thursday.

Grammys cleans up its act in bid to enter giant Chinese market

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:53am
BEIJING (Reuters) - The organizer of the music industry's annual Grammy Awards on Thursday said it would respect China's media curbs and only promote artists with a "positive and healthy" image, in its bid to break into the world's second-largest economy.

More than half of India's languages may die out in 50 years - survey

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:44am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - More than half of the languages spoken by India's 1.3 billion people may die out over the next 50 years, scholars said on Thursday, calling for a concerted effort to preserve the tongues spoken by the nation's endangered tribal communities.

Russian TV reporter punched in the face live on air

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:15am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man walked up to a journalist broadcasting live from a Moscow park on a popular Russian television channel and punched him in the face.

Lana Del Rey tops Billboard chart, Linkin Park sales climb

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lana Del Rey landed her second chart-topping record and led a slew of new albums in the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, while Linkin Park experienced a sales surge following the suicide of the band's frontman earlier this month.

HBO says it does not think entire email system compromised: memo

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:33pm
(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's's HBO unit said on Wednesday that it does not believe that at this time its email system "as a whole has been compromised," according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

Kanye West sues tour insurers for $10 million over canceled shows

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kanye West has sued Lloyd's of London for nearly $10 million in insurance payouts he claims he is owed after canceling his tour last year when he was hospitalized with a "serious, debilitating medical condition."

Exclusive: Hasbro ends talks to buy Lions Gate Entertainment - sources

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:19pm
(Reuters) - Hasbro Inc, the maker of games ranging from Monopoly to foam Nerf balls, has ended talks to acquire U.S. movie studio and entertainment company Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Role as racist 'Detroit' cop took actor Poulter to 'frightening place'

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:01am
DETROIT (Reuters) - The sadistic, racist police officer at the center of the movie "Detroit" may be one of the more terrifying characters seen on film this year.

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