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British theater director Peter Hall dies aged 86

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:38am
LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British theater director Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died at the age of 86, the National Theater said on Tuesday.

Carolina Herrera gets playful with color for Spring 2018

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:10pm
NEW YORK - (Reuters) - Fashion designer Carolina Herrera, known for her timeless designs, debuted an electric, multi-color Spring 2018 collection at the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden for New York Fashion Week on Monday.

LCD Soundsystem's 'American Dream' tops Billboard chart at No. 1

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:13pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Electro-rock band LCD Soundsystem scored its first chart-topping record on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, the only new album in the top ten after a quiet week of releases.

Eric Clapton says 'not easy' watching his own documentary

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 3:57pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - A documentary about the life of renowned guitarist Eric Clapton does not attempt to whitewash over the darker side of the hard-drinking musician's life, even though it is directed by his longtime friend, filmmaker Lili Fini Zanuck said Monday.

Patty Jenkins to direct 'Wonder Woman' 2019 sequel: reports

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:49pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Patty Jenkins will return to direct the 2019 sequel to this year's hit superhero movie "Wonder Woman," film trade publications said on Monday, after she became the highest-grossing female director in Hollywood history.

Chastain's Sitting Bull film pays heed to indigenous voices

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:45pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - While her name will receive top billing when "Woman Walks Ahead" hits cinemas, Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain was eager to avoid playing a white savior in the tale of two disenfranchised people finding hope and resistance together.

From refugee camp to runway, hijab-wearing model breaks barriers

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roughly one year ago, Denise Wallace, executive co-director of the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, received a phone call from 19-year-old Halima Aden asking if she could compete in the contest wearing her hijab.

Directing allows Angelina Jolie to 'champion other people'

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:05pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie says she never intended to step behind the camera, but traveling around the world for the United Nations opened her eyes to the conflicts that have inspired many of her most recent films.

Blizzards didn't stop Winslet, Elba in 'Mountain Between Us'

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 1:14pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Kate Winslet and Idris Elba may have been thrown into blizzards while filming the survival love story "The Mountain Between Us", but the unpredictable Canadian weather and wading in knee-deep snow did not scare the actors away.

Singer Kid Rock: Outcry over headlining new arena is political hatchet job

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:13am
DETROIT (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Kid Rock, an outspoken supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Monday that calls by "the extreme left" and civil rights groups for his removal as the first headliner for a new arena in Detroit were politically motivated.

Rihanna zooms through NY Fashion Week with motocross-themed show

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:00am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rihanna had a roaring start to her Fenty X Puma Spring 2018 runway show with motocross riders somersaulting through the air and flying over pink mountains to kick off her latest showcase at New York Fashion Week.

Ivy League graduate and dance champion crowned Miss America

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 2:08am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the nearly 100-year-old contest.

Stone lauds Billie Jean King at 'Battle of the Sexes' screening

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 10:51pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Academy Award winner Emma Stone praised tennis great Billie Jean King's for pushing social change for women while battling her own insecurities at the Toronto premiere of "Battle of the Sexes" on Sunday night.

Spicey skits bring an Emmy for Melissa McCarthy

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 8:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy on Sunday for her spoofs of former White House spokesman Sean Spicer on "Saturday Night Live" in television sketches that went viral

Damon, Clooney defend black family's portrayal in 'Suburbicon'

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 3:05pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - The African-American family struggling to fit in to an all-white suburb in 1950s America in the George Clooney-directed dark satire "Suburbicon" was intentionally portrayed in a one-dimensional way, actor Matt Damon said on Sunday.

Box office: Stephen King's 'It' smashes records with massive $117 million opening

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LOS ANGELES - "It" came; "It" saw; "It" conquered.

Gyllenhaal taps courage of Boston bombing survivor for 'Stronger'

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:42pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Jake Gyllenhaal put his "heart and soul" into "Stronger", a film about Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and in the process found inspiration and a special kinship with Bauman.

Del Toro's fairy tale wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:15pm
VENICE (Reuters) - Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water", a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls in love with

Del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' wins top award at Venice Film Festival

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 2:02pm
VENICE (Reuters) - Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water", a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls in love with an aquatic creature, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday.

Manchester concert venue shattered by bomb attack to reopen

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:40am
LONDON (Reuters) - The Manchester music venue where a suicide bomber killed 22 people as they left an Ariana Grande concert in May will reopen on Saturday for the first time since the attack.

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