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Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week on Monday.

Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:48pm
(Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.

Discovery raises stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:51pm
(Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc said on Monday it had raised its stake in its joint venture with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey to more than 70 percent.

'Prairie Home Companion' to be renamed after Garrison Keillor's firing

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:20pm
(Corrects Dec. 3 story headline and paragraphs 1, 2, 4 to show "A Prairie Home Companion" has not been renamed "Town Hall," a new name has not been chosen)

Discovery increases stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:17pm
(Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc said on Monday it has taken an additional stake in its joint venture with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, increasing its stake to more than 70 percent.

Netflix to start House of Cards production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:38am
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Monday the final season of "House of Cards" will start production in 2018 and will not star Kevin Spacey.

Bollywood matinee idol Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:34am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, a Bollywood matinee idol who starred in over 100 films, died in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79 and had been battling a kidney ailment.

Without Trump, Kennedy Center celebrates Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts.

Billy Bush: It was Trump's voice on "Access Hollywood" tape

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 9:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former NBC television host Billy Bush accused U.S. President Donald Trump of "indulging in some revisionist history" for reportedly telling allies it was not his voice making lewd remarks as the men waited to film a segment for "Access Hollywood" in 2005.

New York Met opera suspends conductor on sexual misconduct allegations

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 9:10pm
(Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera on Sunday suspended its relationship with former long-time music director, the acclaimed conductor James Levine, as it investigates several allegations of sexual misconduct.

Without Trump, Kennedy Center honors Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 4:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts.

'Prairie Home Companion' renamed after Garrison Keillor's firing

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 1:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "A Prairie Home Companion," the U.S. radio variety show that Garrison Keillor presented for decades until his retirement last year, has been renamed "Town Hall," days after the raconteur was accused of sexual misconduct.

Box office: 'Coco' repeats as box office winner with $26.1 million

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" easily repeated as the winner of the North American box office with a solid $26.1 million at 3,987 locations during a moderate weekend.

Leia leads resistance in Carrie Fisher's final 'Star Wars' film

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 9:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher's final performance as the beloved Leia in "Star Wars" puts the character on the front lines in a dark new chapter that reaches theaters this month, leaving a galactic hole to fill after the sudden death of the actress a year ago.

Napoleon feted in Czech reenactment of Battle of Austerlitz

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 8:09am
(Reuters) - Cannons roared and horses' hooves pounded across the battlefield on which French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte won one of his most famous victories as hundreds of people took part in a weekend reenactment of the Battle of Austerlitz.

The long winter: 'Game of Thrones' fans in four-day viewing marathon

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 5:40pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones," but for fans who took part in a four-day marathon to watch the series' 67 episodes back-to-back, a pained rear end posed a greater threat.

Actor Jim Nabors, TV's 'Gomer Pyle' of 1960s, dies at 87

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 2:37pm
(Reuters) - Actor Jim Nabors, whose portrayal of the grinning country bumpkin Gomer Pyle on the 1960s television hit "The Andy Griffith Show" belied a classic baritone singing voice, died on Thursday at the age of 87, his website said.

Music producer Russell Simmons steps down after sex assault claim

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:26am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Music producer Russell Simmons said on Thursday he was stepping down from his fashion and production businesses after a screenwriter said in a column in the Hollywood Reporter that Simmons sexually assaulted her in 1991.

Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 7:45am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read aloud on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him, citing inappropriate sexual behavior.

Matt Lauer apologizes, says he's 'soul searching' after 'Today' show firing

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:45am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Matt Lauer apologized and said he was "soul searching" in a statement read out on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, a day after he was fired from his role as co-host of the popular morning show for what the network said was inappropriate sexual behavior.

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