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The force turns out for Mark Hamill's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Flanked by two Storm Troopers, "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday with the enthusiasm and humility that has endeared him to fans four decades after his first turn as Luke Skywalker.

'The Sopranos' to make a comeback - in a big screen prequel

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:37pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A prequel to hit U.S. mafia drama "The Sopranos" is being developed as a movie, possibly reuniting some of television's most beloved characters, New Line Cinema said on Thursday.

'Iron Man' director Favreau to create 'Star Wars' TV series

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:12am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jon Favreau, director of the 'Iron Man' and 'Jungle Book' movies, will write and produce a live-action 'Star Wars' series for an upcoming Walt Disney Co streaming service, the company announced on Thursday.

Big names, high hopes for multi-racial 'Wrinkle in Time'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:02am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A month after "Black Panther" showcased black excellence in the form of a superhero movie, "A Wrinkle in Time" is hoping to do the same through a beloved American children's novel.

Meghan Markle baptized by archbishop ahead of wedding to UK's Prince Harry: paper

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. actress Meghan Markle has been baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Church of England, ahead of her royal wedding in May to Britain's Prince Harry, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday.

Pioneering UK music paper NME to close print edition

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:54am
LONDON (Reuters) - NME, the pop music newspaper that created the first British singles chart in 1952, will be printed for the final time this week as it shifts focus to its digital audience, publisher Time Inc said on Wednesday.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' producers to pay $60 million to U.S. in lawsuit settlement

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:03pm
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The company behind the 2013 film, "The Wolf of Wall Street", agreed to pay the United States government $60 million to settle a civil lawsuit that sought to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.

Tony-winner Miles injured in car accident that kills daughter

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:47pm
(Reuters) - Tony-award winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles was injured and her 4-year-old daughter was killed when a car stuck several people in New York City, Miles' agent said on Tuesday.

Oprah Winfrey sheds portion of Weight Watchers stock

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:33pm
(Reuters) - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey sold a portion of her holdings in Weight Watchers International Inc, the former talk show host's production company Harpo Inc said on Tuesday.

Milosevic - the musical - plays in Kosovo

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:30pm
GRACANICA, Kosovo (Reuters) - Twelve years after he died during his trial for war crimes, Slobodan Milosevic, the one-time Serbian strongman, divided his audience again, this time as a character in a musical that made its debut on Tuesday.

Female-led investor group scraps deal for Weinstein assets

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:26pm
(Reuters) - The female-led investor group that had agreed to buy The Weinstein Company's assets pulled its offer on Tuesday, after discovering the Hollywood studio's liabilities were higher than previously disclosed, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Man charged in theft of Frances McDormand's Oscar

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar from a lavish Academy Awards after-party in Hollywood has been charged with felony theft, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said on Tuesday.

Maria Contreras-Sweet says drops deal to buy Weinstein Co

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:18pm
(Reuters) - Maria Contreras-Sweet said in a statement on Tuesday that her group was pulling out of its offer to buy The Weinstein Co.

Maria Contreras-Sweet says terminates deal to buy The Weinstein Co

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:46pm
(Reuters) - Maria Contreras-Sweet said in a statement on Tuesday that her group was pulling out of its offer to buy The Weinstein Co.

Cosby lawyers want other accusers barred at retrial as #MeToo looms

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:42pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Allowing 19 other women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault to testify at his retrial would unfairly prejudice jurors, especially against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, his lawyers told a judge on Tuesday.

Actress Cynthia Nixon may challenge Cuomo for New York governor: report

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 1:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cynthia Nixon, a liberal activist and a star of the hit television series "Sex and the City," is considering a run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, NY1 television said on Tuesday, citing unidentified sources.

Cosby lawyers cite #MeToo in move to block 19 accusers from trial

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:56am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby's defense team urged a judge on Tuesday to bar 19 accusers from testifying at his upcoming sexual assault retrial, saying the burgeoning #MeToo movement against sexual harassment would unfairly prejudice a jury against him.

Cosby's lawyers try to block 19 accusers from next assault trial

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:00am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby's defense team urged a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday to bar 19 women accusing him of sexual assault from testifying at his upcoming retrial on charges he abused a former friend.

Ex-lawyers for rap's 'Suge' Knight accused of witness bribery

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:40pm
(Reuters) - Two former lawyers for rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were indicted on charges of conspiracy to bribe potential witnesses in his upcoming murder trial, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said on Monday.

Frances McDormand wins, loses and reunites with best actress Oscar

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:36pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Like a scene from a Hollywood caper film, a tuxedo-clad photographer foiled another man's attempt to make off with Frances McDormand's Oscar from an official Academy Awards after-party on Sunday.