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Canada's Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dies, PM weeps

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:18am
TORONTO (Reuters) - The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring of tributes and grief across Canada on Wednesday.

Canadian singer Gord Downie dies of brain cancer: statement

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:42am
TORONTO (Reuters) - Gord Downie, the lead singer of Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, has died, according to a statement issued by his family.

Russian politicians fail to see funny side of 'Death of Stalin'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - British satirist Armando Iannucci has won critical praise in Britain for his latest film - a darkly comic look at the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin - but in Russia not all politicians share the joke.

George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:13am
LONDON (Reuters) - American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," - a fictional account of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son.

Han Solo's standalone film titled 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:04am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The origin story of Han Solo, the roguish intergalactic "Star Wars" bounty hunter, has finally been given a title, director Ron Howard unveiled on Tuesday.

George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:49pm
LONDON (Reuters) - American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," - a fictional account of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son.

Viacom and Charter's Spectrum reach programming deal

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:27pm
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and cable operator Spectrum have agreed on a multi-year programming deal that keeps Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Viacom's 21 other networks in 16.6 million households, the companies said on Tuesday.

Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment allegations

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:54pm
(Reuters) - Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following allegations that he harassed a producer and took no action when an actress told him she was sexually assaulted by producer Harvey Weinstein.

YouTube debuts comedy video series in virtual reality push

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:58pm
(Reuters) - YouTube virtual reality video series "The Confessional" debuted on Tuesday, featuring comedians Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow and Howie Mandel, as parent company Google races Facebook Inc to attract viewers to the new medium.

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, the board announced on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment reports

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:56pm
(Reuters) - Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress' allegation of sexual assault by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board: source

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, a source close to Weinstein said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board: report

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:13pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

Snap and NBCUniversal launch studio to produce shows for Snapchat

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:00pm
(Reuters) - Snap Inc , parent company of messaging and video app Snapchat, and NBCUniversal launched a joint venture studio on Tuesday to produce scripted shows and other genres to air on Snapchat.

FCC chairman rejects Trump suggestion on broadcast licenses

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:17am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday the agency does not have authority to revoke broadcast licenses, despite suggestions from President Donald Trump.

Netflix flirting near record on subscriber growth

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:47am
(Reuters) - Shares of Netflix Inc hit a record high on Tuesday as more subscribers around the globe signed up for its popular original content in the latest quarter.

Wanda vice president quits amid government crackdown on offshore investment

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:29am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Dalian Wanda’s senior vice president, Jack Gao, has resigned from the Chinese conglomerate, sources close to the company said.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:01pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

Colony Capital in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:57am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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