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Female-led investor group says it is buying Weinstein Co assets

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:19pm
(Reuters) - A former Obama administration official said on Thursday she had reached a deal to purchase assets of The Weinstein Company and will use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.

Chef Wolfgang Puck readies caviar, gold dust for Oscars feast

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three-hundred pounds of Miyazaki Wagyu beef will be sliced, 1,500 quail eggs cracked and some 1,400 champagne corks popped as Hollywood's stars dine on chef Wolfgang Puck's recipes after the Oscars are handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Weinstein Co reaches deal with group promising female leadership

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:36pm
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Co on Thursday reached a deal to sell assets to a group led by a former Obama administration official who plans to use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.

Harvey Weinstein 'Casting Couch' statue unveiled ahead of Oscars

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein won't be going to Sunday's Oscar ceremony, but the film producer's presence is still being felt in Hollywood.

Weinstein Co, New York Attorney General in last-minute talks to avoid bankruptcy: WSJ

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:54pm
(Reuters) - Weinstein Co's board on Thursday met with a potential buyers' group at the New York attorney general's office in a last-resort attempt to avoid bankruptcy and a government lawsuit, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the talks.

Insurer Chubb refuses to pay for Harvey Weinstein's legal defense

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:52am
(Reuters) - Insurer Chubb Ltd is refusing to pay for Harvey Weinstein's legal defense against 11 lawsuits that accuse the movie producer of sexually harassing or assaulting women over the past three decades, according to a court document filed on Wednesday.

Women looking for Oscar love in best picture cliffhanger

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 7:12am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Women are hoping for some long overdue love at the Academy Awards on Sunday, where the biggest prize in the movie industry is wide open after an awards season dominated by Hollywood's sexual misconduct scandal.

DiCaprio and Pitt team up for new Quentin Tarantino movie

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt -- two of Hollywood's biggest stars -- are teaming up for Quentin Tarantino's next project, a movie set in the 1969 Hollywood hippy era around the Charles Manson murders.

Keith Richards apologizes for swipe at eight times dad Mick Jagger

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:13pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards on Wednesday apologized for suggesting that eight times father Mick Jagger get a vasectomy.

L.A. billboards target misconduct scandal ahead of Oscars

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:04pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood woke up on Wednesday to an ugly reminder of the sexual misconduct accusations shaking its ranks as a street artist covered three Los Angeles billboards with slogans accusing the entertainment industry of staying silent.

Oscars' '#MeToo' dilemma

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:33am
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The Academy Awards, the glitziest night in show business, takes place on Sunday, but the biggest drama may be not on the Dolby Theatre stage but behind-the-scenes moves to tackle the sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked the industry.

Happy 90th birthday, Oscar. You must remember this?

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 6:10am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Oscars, the highest honors in the movie business, celebrate their 90th anniversary on Sunday.

French actresses launch own 'Time's Up' with white ribbons

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:52am
PARIS (Reuters) - Over 100 actresses and film professionals in France, including Vanessa Paradis and Diane Kruger, launched their own movement on Wednesday against sexual violence, and said they would sport white ribbons at a French awards event this week.

Musical 'Evita' kicks off Asian tour in Singapore

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:41am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Forty years after opening in London's West End, the musical "Evita", about Argentina's legendary first lady, Eva Peron, made its Asian debut in Singapore this month.

Fans bid tearful farewell to legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:39am
(Reuters) - Thousands of fans lined the streets of Mumbai on Wednesday, some weeping quietly, others running behind the hearse, as they joined Bollywood stars in paying tributes to actress Sridevi who died at the weekend in Dubai.

At 89, French director Varda in running for second Oscar

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:23am
PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A few months shy of her 90th birthday, French film director Agnes Varda is in the running for a second Oscar in a year, thanks to an unlikely partnership with street artist JR in a documentary spotlighting everyday life in small-town France.

Exclusive: The Weinstein Co creditors launch bid to protect collateral - sources

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:49pm
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company's creditors are seeking to provide a $25 million loan that would finance the U.S. movie and TV studio during its upcoming bankruptcy and help protect their collateral, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Oscar nominees ride publicity bounce at box office

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Only one movie will take home the best-picture prize at Sunday's Academy Awards, but several contenders have capitalized on their nominations by banking tens of millions of dollars over the past month at worldwide box offices.

Twice as nice - Barbra Streisand cloned beloved dog

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:44pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?" Barbra Streisand had a hit singing this question in "The Way We Were," but when it comes to getting a new pet she does not have to wonder.

Diversity on screen equals bigger box office bucks, study finds

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:31pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Films whose casts more accurately reflect the racial makeup of U.S. and global populations perform better at the box office than their less diverse counterparts, according to an annual study released on Tuesday.