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Sundance works to make film festival safer amid Hollywood sex scandal

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sundance Film Festival organizers say they are working with law enforcement to make the annual independent film showcase in January a safer place in the wake of sexual harassment accusations sweeping Hollywood.

U.S. radio host Keillor fired over accusation of improper behavior

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 2:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the long-running folksy variety show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday.

Director says reshoots 'already done' for 'All the Money in the World'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie director Ridley Scott says he is confident of finishing reshoots on "All the Money in the World" in time for its planned December release after a scramble to replace actor Kevin Spacey because of sexual misconduct allegations.

U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor fired over claim of improper behavior

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the folksy show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday.

NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 8:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

Trump calls for boycott of television network CNN: tweet

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:50am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged a boycott of CNN on Wednesday, ramping up his fight against the television network as his administration fights AT&T Inc's deal to buy CNN's owner Time Warner Inc.

Cristiano Ronaldo climbs Instagram ranks, Selena Gomez most-followed

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:09am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo muscled his way into Instagram's top-followed ranks this year as he documented his career and growing family, but pop star Selena Gomez still reigned supreme on the social media platform.

NBC News says it fired 'Today' Show co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:55am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network announced on Wednesday.

Amazon offers tickets to early 'Jumanji' screenings for Prime members

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:02am
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said members of its shopping club Prime could purchase tickets to an early screening of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in more than 1,000 U.S. cinemas, in its latest move to court subscribers.

Weinstein accuser seeks to set legal precedent with sex trafficking law

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:31pm
(Reuters) - The lawyer representing Harvey Weinstein's latest accuser is attempting to set legal precedent by contending Weinstein's actions overseas make him liable for civil damages under a criminal law against sex trafficking, five legal experts said.

Meghan Markle departs 'Suits' after engagement to Prince Harry

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:27pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. actress Meghan Markle has wrapped up her role on legal drama series "Suits" after seven seasons, USA Network and Universal Cable Productions said in a statement on Tuesday, a day after Markle and Britain's Prince Harry announced their engagement.

Cineworld in talks to acquire Regal Entertainment for $3.6 billion

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:06pm
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Cineworld Group Plc, a British operator of movie theaters, is in talks to acquire U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group for approximately $3.6 billion in cash, Regal said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Cineworld in talks with Regal Entertainment about merger - sources

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:57pm
(Reuters) - Cineworld Group Plc, a British operator of movie theaters, is in talks with U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group about a potential merger, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Spielberg's 'The Post' aimed at people 'starving for the truth'

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Post" may be set in 1971 but its theme about press freedom is all about today.

German broadcasters won't air ex-Pink Floyd frontman's concerts over anti-Semitism accusations

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:01pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air concerts next year by British ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, citing what they call "accusations of anti-Semitism against him".

Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar lead male-dominated Grammy nominations

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:45am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z's soul-baring album on love, life and social fractures led the Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday with eight nods in a list that saw women sidelined in some major categories and Katy Perry excluded completely.

AC/DC rock legend Malcolm Young remembered at private funeral

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:10am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rock legend and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young was remembered at a private funeral in Sydney on Tuesday attended by family, friends and fellow musicians.

British actress sues Harvey Weinstein in New York alleging sex trafficking

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 8:17pm
(Reuters) - An aspiring British actress sued Harvey Weinstein in New York federal court on Monday accusing the movie producer of sex trafficking by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' reigns atop Billboard 200 chart

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift ruled at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday as her latest release "Reputation" easily beat off new entries from country music stars Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks.

Talk show host Seth Meyers to host 2018 Golden Globes

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Late night talk show host Seth Meyers will host the 2018 Golden Globe movie and television awards ceremony in January, organizers said on Monday.

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