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Viacom, Charter agree to extend renewal deadline: source

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:40pm
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc agreed on a short-term extension of their renewal deadline, a source familiar with the matter said, as the companies aim to avoid the immediate blackout of Viacom networks.

As Hollywood struggles with sexism, female-led story ends London film fest

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 4:08pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The London Film Festival closed on Sunday with a violent and profanity-laden dark comedy featuring Frances McDormand, as a small-town mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, tipped for an Oscar nod.

Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 1:47pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Attorney Charles Harder has withdrawn from the legal team of Harvey Weinstein after previously threatening to sue the New York Times over its reports that the movie producer had been the target of sexual harassment complaints, said a source familiar with the matter on Sunday.

WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:34am
DUBAI (Reuters) - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets.

Box Office: 'Happy Death Day' Crushes 'Blade Runner 2049' With $26.5 Million

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:45am
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Happy Death Day" has cause for celebration.

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Pictures

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 3:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades.

France considers revoking Weinstein's Legion of Honour

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:55pm
PARIS (Reuters) - France has started the process of stripping Harvey Weinstein of his Legion of Honour, France's highest civilian distinction, after allegations of sexual harassment against the film producer, President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Saturday.

Weinstein Co said to explore sale or shutdown, but company denies report

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:31pm
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Co, the film production company part-owned by Harvey Weinstein, is exploring a sale or shutdown and is unlikely to continue as an independent entity, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, but the company's co-chairman, Bob Weinstein, denied the report.

Russia cinema chain, changing mind, will run film about tzar's affair

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:22am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's largest cinema chain said on Friday it had changed its mind and would now run the film "Matilda" despite threats from religious conservatives slamming the film as blasphemous.

Goldman exploring options for stake in Weinstein Co

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:21am
(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Friday it was exploring options for the stake it holds in the Weinstein Co following allegations of sexual harassment against co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein.

Steven Seagal meets 'The Punisher' Duterte, talks drug war

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:34pm
MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. actor Steven Seagal, famous for playing action roles like a vice squad detective in "Above the Law", met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while on a location scouting trip in Manila.

Amazon Studios chief Roy Price suspended following harassment allegation

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:49pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon Studio chief Roy Price was put on an immediate leave of absence Thursday, the company said, following allegations that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress's claim of a sexual assault by producer Harvey Weinstein.

Bruno Mars leads music's AMA nominations as female artists edged out

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:50pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The men of pop and hip hop led the nominations for the American Music Awards (AMA) on Thursday, while female artists were left out of most categories.

Stars of Russian Tzar film to miss premiere over safety fears: director

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:52am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The two lead actors in Russian movie "Matilda", which religious conservatives have condemned as blasphemous, have declined to travel to Russia for the premiere because they fear for their safety, the film's director said.

New York police say investigating 2004 claim of Weinstein sex assault

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:41am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department said on Thursday it is investigating an allegation of sexual assault by movie producer Harvey Weinstein in 2004.

Italy's Gucci bans fur, joining others in seeking alternatives

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:44am
PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives after coming under pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes.

Italian fashion house Gucci to stop using fur

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:06am
PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives amid pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes.

Movie studios join Disney-led service to link digital purchases

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five Hollywood film studios have joined together to offer a new service designed to make it easier for consumers to collect digital movies that they can watch at home or on mobile devices, the studios said in a statement on Wednesday.

Battle with Thor kicks off three-movie arc for Marvel's Hulk

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel's big green Hulk may not be getting his own standalone movie but actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the current iteration of the superhero, said the character will get a mini arc within three upcoming Marvel movies.

Academy of Motion Pictures to meet over allegations against Weinstein

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:58pm
(Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, said on Wednesday that it would hold a special meeting on Saturday to discuss allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.