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Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:44am
(Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

Big designers step off London men's catwalk amid digital disruption

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - Models will strut their stuff on catwalks when London's menswear fashion week gets under way on Saturday, but absent will be some big industry names who have chosen to skip the event, or make digital presentations in place of runway shows.

'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek on medical leave, plans to return 'very soon'

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:43pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek is taking a break from taping episodes of the U.S. television quiz show to recover from surgery to remove blood clots on the brain, he said in a video message released on Thursday.

Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August: Billboard

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:36pm
(Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple Inc's music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Fox TV producers offered assurances ahead of Disney merger

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:08pm
PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executives have voiced support for the Fox television studio's adult-oriented programming and development is continuing as usual while a proposed merger undergoes regulatory review, Fox executives and producers said Thursday.

Spotify reaches 70 million subscribers

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:42pm
(Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify, which filed confidentially with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering on Wednesday, has 70 million subscribers, it said in a tweet on Thursday.

'Game of Thrones' last season set for 2019

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Game of Thrones" fans will have to wait until 2019 for the planned final season of the award-winning medieval fantasy series, a gap of more than a year since the end of season seven.

Hip hop and R&B surpass rock as biggest U.S. music genre

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop and R&B surpassed rock for the first time in 2017 as the biggest music genre in the United States, but British artist Ed Sheeran's romantic pop album "Divide" was the year's biggest single draw, according to a Nielsen Music report.

German TV director denies sexual harassment allegations

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:23pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - German TV director Dieter Wedel has denied accusations of sexual harassment and assault in Germany's first such case since a scandal involving Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein unleashed a global wave of abuse allegations in the entertainment and media worlds.

Metropolitan Museum to charge fixed admission fee for non-New Yorkers

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:04pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's most popular museums, will start charging a fixed admission fee for out-of-state visitors rather than urge they pay a suggested donation, museum officials announced on Thursday.

Party or not? Golden Globes proves test for Hollywood sex scandal

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:16am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The red carpet is rolling out, the champagne is on ice and the statuettes are about to be handed over.

Australia's Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:08am
PARIS (Reuters) - Australian movie star Cate Blanchett will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, its organizers said on Thursday.

Aharon Appelfeld, acclaimed Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor, dies at 85

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:24am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Aharon Appelfeld, a prolific Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor whose works examined the lost world of European Jews and the new lives they pursued in Israel, died on Thursday. He was 85.

Singapore bans film focused on indicted Palestinian teen activist

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:54am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has banned a film festival from screening a documentary later this week that features a teenage Palestinian female activist whose arrest last month has made her a symbol of resistance to Israeli military occupation in the West Bank.

Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle 'set to boost UK economy'

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:50am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's wedding to American actress Meghan Markle could provide a 500 million pound boost to Britain's economy as tourists flock to the country and Britons celebrate, according to an estimate.

YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 1:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American YouTube star Logan Paul on Tuesday apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan, saying he had made a "huge mistake" and was ashamed of himself.

New York Ballet leader retires after claims of sexual, physical abuse

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins said on Monday he was retiring from the prestigious dance company and from the American School of Ballet, where he is chairman of faculty, after allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse of dancers.

NBC says Hoda Kotb to replace Lauer as 'Today' co-anchor

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 7:15am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television host Hoda Kotb was named the new co-anchor of the NBC News "Today" show on Tuesday, replacing former co-host Matt Lauer several weeks after the longtime anchor was fired for inappropriate sexual behavior, according to a network statement.

Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Holds Off 'Jumanji' on New Year's Weekend

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:06pm
LOS ANGELES ( - In a battle of box office heavyweights, Luke Skywalker just managed to hold off Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the world rang in another year.

China box office posts turnaround in 2017 with 13 percent growth

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 11:12pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue rose 13.45 percent last year to 55.91 billion yuan ($8.59 billion), more than tripling the 2016 growth rate as foreign films won a larger share of ticket sales compared to the previous year, said the Xinhua News Agency.