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Netflix and Formula One team up for documentary series

10 hours 5 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Netflix are to make a documentary series chronicling the 2018 Formula One season and which will be screened next year, the sport's rights holders announced on Saturday ahead of the opening race in Australia.

Family of Star Trek' actor settles with Fiat Chrysler over fatal accident

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of late "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV over the rollaway crash of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed the up-and-coming actor almost two years ago.

Formula One delays start of TV streaming service

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 7:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One has pushed back the start of a new television streaming service which it had hoped to launch in Australia this weekend.

Miss Venezuela pageant to probe contestants' ethics after social media feud

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:42pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - The Miss Venezuela beauty pageant said on Wednesday it will investigate possible unethical conduct by its contestants following a vitriolic social media spat that saw former participants accusing each other of inappropriate behavior.

'Sound of Music,' 'Rumours' albums deemed U.S. national treasures

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 1:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The soundtrack from "The Sound of Music," Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours" and the 1984 song "Footloose" were among 25 recordings deemed national treasures on Wednesday and worthy of preserving by the U.S. Library of Congress.

Marvin Gaye family prevails in 'Blurred Lines' plagiarism case

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:35pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a $5.3 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copying a Marvin Gaye song to create their 2013 smash "Blurred Lines."

Marvin Gaye heirs prevail in appeal over 'Blurred Lines' plagiarism

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:27am
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday let stand a $5.3 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for allegedly copying a Marvin Gaye song to create their 2013 smash hit "Blurred Lines."

Narcos producer shows 'mechanism' of Brazil corruption in new series

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:13am
(Reuters) - A vast corruption investigation in Brazil that has toppled businessmen and lawmakers, haunted two presidencies and captivated the media, debuts as a Netflix series this week, long before anyone can predict how the real-life probe will end.

Weinstein Co says its bankruptcy filing won't protect ex-chairman

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 7:03pm
NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company's bankruptcy filing will not protect ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, an attorney for the studio told U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath on Tuesday.

'The Crown' producers apologize for royal show pay disparity

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 1:25pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers of television series "The Crown" apologized on Tuesday for paying the award-winning actress who played Queen Elizabeth less than her male co-star but said nothing about redressing the past imbalance.

Arise Sir Ringo: Beatles drummer knighted at Buckingham Palace

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 9:00am
LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was knighted at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday and joked with reporters afterwards: "I expect you to use my title."

UK royal wedding cake to be made by London-based California baker

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 7:03am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle have chosen an east London bakery to make a lemon elderflower cake for their wedding in May, his office said on Tuesday.

South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 2:43am
SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of South Korea's K-pop singers will visit Pyongyang from March 31, the South said on Tuesday, a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Weinstein Co files for bankruptcy, ends all non-disclosure agreements

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women.

Movie studio MGM to replace CEO Gary Barber

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:15pm
(Reuters) - U.S. movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer will replace its chief executive, Gary Barber, five months after extending his contract for five years and has begun a search for a new CEO, MGM Holdings Inc said on Monday.

The Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 9:31pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy with an offer from with an affiliate of private equity firm Lantern Capital Partners to acquire its assets.

Australian court rejects part of News Corp defense against Geoffrey Rush defamation suit

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 8:34pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court on Tuesday threw out part of News Corp's defense against a defamation lawsuit by Geoffrey Rush, a win for the Oscar-winning actor who objected to a series of newspaper articles accusing him of inappropriate conduct.

Weinstein Company to file bankruptcy as soon as Monday: source

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 7:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company plans to file for bankruptcy in Delaware as soon as Monday night with an offer for the company in hand from private equity firm Lantern Capital, a person familiar with the matter said.

Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Platt release #MarchforOurLives song

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of Broadway's biggest stars teamed up to release a song on Monday in support of the March for Our Lives gun control movement started by students at a Florida high school.

'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon to run for New York governor

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 1:55pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon, one of the stars of the "Sex and the City" television series and movies, announced on Monday she would run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination.