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'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.

Time magazine names #MeToo 'silence breakers' as person of the year

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.

French mourn death of 'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:10am
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 fifty years.

Johnny Hallyday, 'French Elvis', dies at 74 after cancer

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:39pm
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 and survived drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than fifty years.

French rocker Johnny Hallyday dies at 74 after battle with cancer

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:27pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, a singer known as the "French Elvis" whose cowboy swagger and gravelly voice helped popularize rock 'n roll in his country, has died at 74 after a battle with cancer, the office of the French president said on Wednesday.

French singer Johnny Hallyday dies at 74 after battle with cancer

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:48pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, a singer known as the "French Elvis" who helped popularize rock 'n roll in his country, has died at 74 after a battle with cancer, the office of the French president said on Wednesday.

Comedian John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment claim

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian John Oliver confronted Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman on stage about a sexual harassment accusation, offering an audience in New York on Monday a rare glimpse of a powerful man facing live questions about such an allegation.

NBC's 'Today' show ratings jump after Lauer firing

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ratings for NBC's "Today" show rose last week after the network announced it had fired longtime co-host Matt Lauer following an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday.

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