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Malawi hails Madonna's 'motherly spirit' at opening of new hospital

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:35pm
BLANTYRE, Malawi (Reuters) - Madonna was hailed as a "symbol of a motherly spirit" by Malawi President Peter Mutharika after the American singer opened a children's hospital named after her adopted daughter Mercy James.

'Planet of the Apes' flags dangers of lack of empathy, actor Serkis says

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 9:37am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Planet of the Apes" films highlight the risks of a lack of empathy with people from different cultures, actor Andy Serkis said at the premiere of "War for the Planet of the Apes", the final film of a recent trilogy spun off from science fiction.

Jay Z's '4:44' goes platinum but absent from Billboard chart

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 9:57pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay Z's latest album "4:44" may already be certified platinum but it was noticeably absent from Monday's Billboard 200 album chart because the rapper's own streaming platform Tidal did not report numbers to Nielsen Music.

Actor Tom Hanks to receive award for work reflecting U.S. history

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:58pm
(Reuters) - For his work in films reflecting U.S. history such as "Saving Private Ryan," "Apollo 13" and "Bridge of Spies," actor Tom Hanks has won this year's Records of Achievement Award, the National Archives Foundation said on Monday.

Russian minister had 'long chat' with Bolshoi before ballet premiere pulled: TASS

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:17am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's minister for culture had a long conversation with the Bolshoi Theatre before it announced it was postponing the world premiere of Nureyev, a ballet about the famous Russian dancer, the TASS news agency reported on Monday.

Thousands of goldfish bring Tokyo art exhibit to life

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 3:56am
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese artist has used thousands of fish in illuminated tanks to create a sprawling psychedelic visual art installation, drawing tens of thousands of viewers in Tokyo.

Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Slings to Massive $117 Million Domestic Opening

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 12:59pm
LOS ANGELES ( - Spider-Man is officially a box office overachiever.

Thirty years on, U2 still find relevance in 'The Joshua Tree'

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 7:57am
LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock group U2 kicked off the European leg of "The Joshua Tree" tour on Saturday by returning to the album that tackled their love-hate relationship with America and propelled them to superstardom when it was released 30 years ago.

Shia LaBeouf arrested in Georgia on disorderly conduct charge

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 4:36am
(Reuters) - Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Georgia on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication early on Saturday after he became unruly in downtown Savannah, police said.

Ringo Starr celebrates birthday, talks McCartney reunion on new album

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 9:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 77th birthday on Friday by announcing a new album that will feature former bandmate Paul McCartney.

Lebanon kicks off renowned Baalbek music festival

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 2:48pm
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of music fans will pour into the stadium of the Roman Temple of Bacchus in Lebanon's Baalbek on Friday night for the opening performance of the oldest music festival in the region.

My Muslim faith, way of life reflect peace, says India's Oscar-winning Rahman

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:30pm
LONDON (Reuters) - As he celebrates 25 years in the music industry, the Oscar and Grammy-winning Indian musician A R Rahman says his religious beliefs have helped define and shape his career.

An eager teenage Spider-Man swings into Marvel's 'Homecoming'

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 7:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - You've seen Spider-Man swing through New York battling the Green Goblin, but you've never seen him idolize Iron Man.

Bill Cosby to be retried on sex assault charges in November: judge

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:01pm
(Reuters) - Entertainer Bill Cosby will be retried on charges of sexually assaulting a former employee of his alma mater in November, five months after his first trial on those charges ended in a hung jury, a Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday.

Show producers, historians clash over newly discovered Earhart photo

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A never-before-seen photograph has reignited the debate as to the fate of famed pilot Amelia Earhart after she vanished while attempting a round-the-world flight 80 years ago.

Golf - Mickelson's former caddie 'Bones' lands broadcasting job

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:20pm
(Reuters) - Jim "Bones" Mackay, whose successful 25-year stint as Phil Mickelson's caddie ended two weeks ago in a mutual split, has forged a new partnership as an on-course reporter for NBC Sports starting with this month's British Open.

Trombone Shorty, Usher bring funk, R & B to Montreux festival

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:40pm
MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Usher and The Roots, and Trombone Shorty gave high-energy shows at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Wednesday night, bringing American funk, hip-hop and R&B to the famed stage.

Planet of the Apes stars talk of trilogy's simian showdown

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 8:16am
LONDON (Reuters) - The final film in the rebooted "Planet of the Apes" series will hit cinemas next week, promising an action-packed conclusion to a trilogy that has garnered both critical acclaim and box office receipts.

New York-bound, a ballet star rises in Bollywood's heartland

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 12:36pm
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Amiruddin Shah has been described as India's "Billy Elliot" -- a young lover of dance who rises from humble beginnings to great things on the ballet stage.

Lagerfeld parades Chanel models under mini Eiffel Tower

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 8:40am
PARIS (Reuters) - Karl Lagerfeld presented Chanel's haute couture collection under a scaled-down version of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday.