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Director Brett Ratner sues woman who accused him of rape

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 8:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Brett Ratner has filed a defamation lawsuit against a woman who claimed in a Facebook post that he had raped her some 12 years ago, documents filed in federal court in Hawaii showed.

'Murder on the Orient Express' breathes new cinematic life into Agatha Christie

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 5:54pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Agatha Christie, the author dubbed the 'Queen of Crime,' is returning to the big screen after a decades-long absence with an adaptation of "Murder on the Orient Express," directed by Kenneth Brannagh.

Pennsylvania ex-prosecutor sues Cosby accuser for defamation

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 5:27pm
(Reuters) - A former Pennsylvania district attorney who declined to prosecute entertainer Bill Cosby for sexual assault in 2005 has sued Cosby's accuser in the case for defamation, claiming she destroyed his political career in retaliation.

Kevin Spacey seeks treatment after sexual misconduct claims: representatives

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 1:29pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is seeking unspecified treatment, according to his representatives, following allegations of sexual misconduct that have forced a halt in production of his Netflix show "House of Cards" and a social media backlash.

Harvey Weinstein's lawsuit against Weinstein Co set for January trial

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:08pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A Delaware judge set a January trial for Harvey Weinstein's effort to get the film production company he co-founded to turn over emails and other documents that he says will exonerate him from accusations of sexual harassment.

Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:27am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock singer Neil Young is selling some of his most prized possessions - part of his model train collection.

Discovery's revenue rises 6.1 percent

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 6:25am
(Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, reported a 6.1 percent increase in quarterly revenue on Thursday, helped by higher advertising income from its U.S. networks.

Actor Russell Crowe criticizes Australian bid to move asylum seekers

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 2:51am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The 600 asylum seekers barricaded inside an abandoned detention center in Papua New Guinea without food or running water are Australia's "shame", Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe said on Thursday, offering to house six of the detainees.

Actor accuses Kevin Spacey of harassment during London theater stint

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:15am
LONDON (Reuters) - Roberto Cavazos, an actor who worked at a London theater where Kevin Spacey was artistic director between 2004 and 2015, said he had encounters with the Hollywood star at the time "that verged on what you could call harassment".

Beyonce, James Earl Jones set for live-action remake of 'The Lion King'

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:23pm
(Reuters) - Beyonce, actor James Earl Jones and comedian John Oliver are joining the cast of Walt Disney's new live-action film version of the "The Lion King", the studio said.

Facing backlash, Rolling Stone writer posts second apology for 'hurtful' book

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Rolling Stone writer who has come under fire for a 17-year-old book that critics say depicts his own mistreatment of women at a newspaper office made a second apology on Wednesday, saying he wrote "hurtful" things but did not sexually harass anyone.

Actor accuses Spacey of harassment during stint at London theater

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 2:42pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Roberto Cavazos, an actor who worked at a London theater where Kevin Spacey was artistic director between 2004 and 2015 said he had encounters with the Hollywood star at the time "that verged on what you could call harassment".

Dustin Hoffman says sex harassment claim 'not reflective of who I am'

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 2:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman responded on Wednesday to an allegation of sexual harassment by a teenage intern on a film set more than 30 years ago.

U.S. film director Brett Ratner accused of harassment as Hollywood scandal grows

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:27pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Six women have accused "Rush Hour" filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, in a widening scandal over alleged sexual misdeeds in Hollywood's entertainment industry.

Director Brett Ratner accused of harassment as Hollywood scandal grows

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:08pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Six women have accused "Rush Hour" filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, in a widening scandal over alleged sexual misdeeds in Hollywood's entertainment industry.

Netflix suspends 'House of Cards' production after Spacey allegation

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc suspended production of political drama "House of Cards" on Tuesday following an allegation of sexual misconduct against star Kevin Spacey, the streaming service and the show's producer said in a statement.

Activist Rose McGowan claims drug case is attempt to silence her

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:04pm
(Reuters) - Actress Rose McGowan, who has emerged as a prominent voice speaking out against sexual assault in Hollywood, said a months-old warrant for her arrest on drug possession charges was an attempt to silence her.

UK police examine allegations against Weinstein from seven women: BBC

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:03pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British police are looking into allegations of sexual assault against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from seven women, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

UK police examine allegations against Weinstein from 7 women: BBC

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - British police are looking into allegations of sexual assault against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from seven women, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

Kevin Spacey embroiled in Hollywood's latest sexual misconduct scandal

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 8:07pm
(Reuters) - Actor Kevin Spacey has apologized for an alleged attempt to seduce a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago, an encounter the two-time Oscar winner denied recalling but attributed to drunkenness as he also came out as a gay man on Twitter.

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