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Singer Neil Young's model trains fetch nearly $300,000 at auction

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:44am
(Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Neil Young's extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.

Box Office: 'Coco' Wins as 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Waits in the Wings

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:32am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With anticipation building for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites.

Former British celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies in prison

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 7:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's best-known publicist, Max Clifford, died on Sunday after collapsing in prison, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for indecently assaulting teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:58am
Los Angeles (Reuters) - The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to the franchise’s late star, Carrie Fisher.

Thousands mourn rock idol Hallyday at Paris memorial

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:27am
PARIS (Reuters) - Thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday as a convoy of 700 Harley Davidson motorcycles escorted the white coffin of late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday to a memorial service attended by French stars and politicians.

More 'Big Little Lies' on its way to television

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Big Little Lies," the Emmy-winning drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, is returning for a second season, HBO announced on Friday, with most of the cast expected to return.

Abu Dhabi to acquire Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi': Christie's

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New-York based Christie's auction house said on Friday Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism was acquiring Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi," a painting that sold for $450.3 million.

'X-Men' film director Bryan Singer sued for alleged sexual assault

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:33am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Brian Singer, the director of the film series "X-Men", has been sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court in Washington state.

Actor Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over 'inappropriate behavior' report

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:04am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report about a complaint alleging inappropriate conduct.

Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:04pm
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the "Star Wars" franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened.

'Wonder Woman,' 'The Post' among AFI's movies of the year

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Press freedom movie "The Post," gay romance "Call Me By Your Name," World War Two film "Dunkirk" and superhero movie "Wonder Woman" were among 10 films of the year chosen by the American Film Institute (AFI) on Thursday, in a list likely to be echoed at Hollywood's high-profile awards shows next year.

Petals and confetti shower stage at La Scala opening

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:41pm
MILAN (Reuters) - Rose petals, flowers and golden confetti showered the stage of the rarely-performed Italian opera 'Andrea Chenier' at La Scala's season premiere on Thursday.

J.K. Rowling defends Johnny Depp casting in next 'Fantastic Beasts'

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:46pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling on Thursday defended the decision to cast Johnny Depp in the next "Fantastic Beasts" movie after a backlash from fans unhappy about the circumstances of the actor's recent divorce.

Oscar body adopts conduct code as Hollywood reacts to harassment issue

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:26am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Pictures, the body that chooses the Oscars, has adopted a code of conduct and warned members it reserves the right to expel any who flout the new rules.

Pop star Ed Sheeran receives honor from Britain's Prince Charles

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer Ed Sheeran received an MBE - a British state honor - for services to music and charity from Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Allison Janney puts her spin on ice-skating scandal in 'I, Tonya'

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:34am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The stars aligned for Allison Janney when she dressed up in a cheap fur coat, perched a parakeet on her shoulder, and chain-smoked and swore through figure-skating movie "I, Tonya."

Rian Johnson expanding 'Star Wars' for new trilogy

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As "Star Wars" fans gear up for "The Last Jedi," the anticipated next installment in the Skywalker series, its star and writer-director shed some light on how the franchise was mapping a future beyond the beloved characters.

Sean Combs leads four black artists as world's highest paid musicians

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs was ranked the world's highest-paid musician on Wednesday in an annual list that saw black artists take the top four spots.

Amazon Prime Video now available on Apple TV

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:19am
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc have partnered to bring the Amazon Prime Video app to Apple TV in over 100 countries, the companies said on Wednesday.

France mourns death of "French Elvis" Johnny Hallyday

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:57am
PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France, surviving drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than 50 years.

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