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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 6:49pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks.

Tamil film star Rajinikanth to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 10:48am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers.

Tamil film star to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 5:51am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers.

India's censors clear Bollywood movie, objectors say protests to continue

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 11:57am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's censors on Saturday cleared a controversial film backed by Viacom Inc that looks into the relationship of a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler, after suggesting some modifications.

Jay-Z 'confesses' to Beyonce in 'Family Feud' music video

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 7:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z released a music video on Friday that features the rapper addressing the pain of infidelity as he appears in a confessional booth opposite his wife Beyonce.

Arise Sir Ringo: Beatles drummer knighted in UK honors list

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 4:36pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honors list, along with Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and author Michael Morpurgo, while ballet dancer Darcey Bussell becomes a dame.

Veteran male rock'n'roll acts had biggest 2017 world tours

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 5:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran, white male rock stars raked in the most cash from world tours in 2017, according to an annual list released on Thursday, while the highest-ranked women - Celine Dion and Lady Gaga - failed to make the top 10.

Tibetan film-maker flees China, arrives in United States

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 8:12pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Tibetan film-maker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and arrived in the United States, according to an activist group which campaigned for his release.

Now 80, Jane Fonda says she didn't think she'd live to 30

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:50pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Jane Fonda, who celebrated her 80th birthday last week, says that growing up she never expected to reach 30.

Israel ambassador asks to meet New Zealand pop star Lorde over canceled show

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 3:13am
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Israel's ambassador to New Zealand on Wednesday appealed to the pop star Lorde to meet him after she canceled a show in Tel Aviv after appeals from activists for her to shun Israel as a protest against its treatment of Palestinians.

'Sound of Music' actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 11:42am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, best known for portraying Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film "The Sound of Music," died Sunday night. She was 68.

Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' soars to $745 million worldwide

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:19am
(Variety.com) - Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is showing plenty of force at mulitplexes worldwide with $745.4 million globally as of Sunday.

Miss America CEO, other leaders resign after report of derogatory emails

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 6:49pm
(Reuters) - The head of the organization that stages the Miss America beauty pageant and other leaders with the group resigned on Saturday after a report this week alleging that emails he had sent were derogatory toward past winners.

Miss America CEO resigns after report of derogatory emails

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 5:43pm
(Reuters) - The head of the organization that stages the Miss America beauty pageant resigned on Saturday after a report this week alleging that emails he had sent were derogatory toward past winners.

Circus owner sues Kid Rock for using 'Greatest Show On Earth' slogan

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 12:03pm
(Reuters) - The company that owns the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which for years had dubbed itself the "Greatest Show on Earth," filed a lawsuit accusing singer Kid Rock of using the slogan unlawfully.

Aaron Sorkin finds unlikely feminist heroine in 'Molly's Game'

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 7:39am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When writer and producer Aaron Sorkin met with Molly Bloom, the 'poker princess' who ran high-stakes games with Hollywood's top celebrities, he did not expect to be impressed.

U.S. sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, 82, dies in San Diego: media

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 2:31am
(Reuters) - Broadcaster Dick Enberg, who charmed sports fans with his "Oh My!" declaration as he called some of the most memorable sporting events during the last five decades, died on Thursday, ESPN reported. He was 82.

Sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, 82, dies in San Diego: ESPN

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 1:34am
(Reuters) - Broadcaster Dick Enberg, who charmed sports fans with his "Oh My!" declaration as he called some of the most memorable sporting events during the last five decades, died on Thursday, ESPN reported. He was 82.

U.S. sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, 82, dies in San Diego: ESPN

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 1:10am
(Reuters) - Broadcaster Dick Enberg, who charmed sports fans for decades with his "Oh My" declaration as he called Super Bowls, Wimbledons and NCAA men's basketball title games, died on Thursday, ESPN reported. He was 82.

'Hamilton' takes center stage in London's West End

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 6:42pm
LONDON (Reuters) - They may have been casting off the yoke of British rule, but the cast of Broadway smash "Hamilton" nonetheless received a rapturous reception from a star-studded, 1,500-strong audience at the show's official opening night in London on Thursday.

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