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Cher, Carter join Allman Brothers Band fans at leader's funeral

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 2:50pm
MACON, Ga. (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and entertainer Cher were among the political and musical luminaries who attended the funeral for Southern rock pioneer and Allman Brothers Band vocalist Gregg Allman in Georgia on Saturday.

HBO's Bill Maher faces backlash after using racial epithet

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 10:53am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television talk-show host and comedian Bill Maher drew harsh criticism on Saturday for using a racial epithet on his HBO series "Real Time" in an interview with a U.S. senator from Nebraska.

U.S. singer Grande delights fans with UK hospital visit

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 3:50am
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande has paid a surprise visit to young fans who were injured in a suicide attack on a concert she gave in Manchester last month, posing with them for selfies and signing t-shirts.

Singer Chris Cornell had anxiety drugs, sedatives in system before suicide

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 6:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell had several prescription drugs in his system when he committed suicide last month in a Detroit hotel, according to the results of an autopsy released on Friday.

Comedian Kathy Griffin to address fake Trump head controversy

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 9:08am
(Reuters) - Comedian Kathy Griffin, who posed with a fake bloodied and severed head depicting U.S. President Donald Trump, will hold a news conference in Los Angeles on Friday to discuss her reasons for participating in the photo shoot.

Australia's old media moguls unite to fight online giants

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 4:05am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bosses of Australia's media companies, including an arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, have formed an unprecedented front to lobby for changes they say will allow more consolidation and help them compete with internet giants.

Cubans rock to once-censored Beatles at Havana tribute concert

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:08pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - Communist-run Cuba, which once frowned upon the Beatles as a decadent Western influence, on Thursday held an open-air covers concert in a Havana park to celebrating 50 years since the release of the band's landmark album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Actress Julianne Moore urges Americans to mark gun violence awareness day

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:01pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Julianne Moore is urging Americans to wear orange on Friday to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher home and property going up for sale

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 2:02pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Beverly Hills home where Debbie Reynolds and her "Star Wars" actress daughter Carrie Fisher lived together is up for sale, along with hundreds of items of their personal property and Hollywood memorabilia, the auctioneers said on Thursday.

Jennifer Garner disowns post-Affleck dating story

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:34am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Garner is not happy about a celebrity magazine story on her life post-divorce from actor Ben Affleck.

Saudi-owned TV drama fights Islamic State propaganda

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 8:51am
DUBAI, June 1 (Reuters) - A Saudi-owned television channel has launched a drama series portraying the brutality of life under the Islamic State to counter sleek propaganda from the jihadist group which has won it recruits worldwide.

Tickets to Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert sell out

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 8:02am
LONDON (Reuters) - Tickets for an all-star benefit concert in aid of the victims of the Manchester bomb attack sold out within minutes of going on sale on Thursday.

Tolkien book inspired by World War One's horrors appears a century later

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 7:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - A new novel by "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien was published on Thursday a century after it was first written, prompted in part by the horrors he witnessed in World War One.

CBS move to own shows like 'MacGyver' pays off in overseas sales

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just over a decade ago, CBS Corp accelerated its push to own more of the shows it broadcasts, rather than licensing them from studios.

Mexico's Hotel California owners reject the Eagles' trademark claims

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:07pm
(Reuters) - The owners of a Mexican hotel using the name Hotel California on Wednesday said a trademark infringement lawsuit by the Eagles, whose song "Hotel California" is arguably the band's most famous, should be dismissed.

You could be dancing ... on 'Saturday Night Fever' disco floor

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 1:56pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Saturday Night Fever" dance floor where John Travolta captured the 1970s disco craze is going up for sale next month and could fetch up to $1.5 million, the auctioneers said on Wednesday.

CBS anchor Pelley leaving evening news broadcast

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS journalist Scott Pelley is leaving the evening news anchor chair and will work full time on news magazine "60 Minutes," the network said in a statement on Wednesday.

Lebanese ministry bans Wonder Woman film because of Israeli actress

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:21am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's interior ministry banned the new Wonder Woman film from cinemas on Wednesday because an Israeli actress plays the lead role, a ministry source and a security official said.

Trump condemns comedian's photo with fake severed head

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 9:57am
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted comedian Kathy Griffin on Wednesday for posing for photographs with a replica of a severed, bloodied head resembling the president, saying she had traumatized his family.

'Felicity,' 'The Americans' actor Keri Russell gets Hollywood star

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 7:57am
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Keri Russell, a former Mouseketeer who later starred in the coming of age TV drama "Felicity" and currently plays a Russian spy in "The Americans," has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.