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Nintendo to produce Super Mario animation film with Illumination

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 8:08pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it would team with U.S. film studio Illumination Entertainment to produce an animation film using its Super Mario Bros characters.

Angelina Jolie urges NATO to tackle sexual violence in war

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 9:53am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie called on NATO on Wednesday to help stop the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, as the Hollywood star broadened her international efforts to protect women's rights.

Tencent forms electronic dance music label with Sony

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 5:39am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the music arm of Tencent Holdings, on Wednesday announced with Sony Music Entertainment that they are forming a new music label, marking Tencent's first move into having its own music label.

'Black Panther' stars on importance of African culture in Marvel film

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 5:25pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The stars of "Black Panther" dressed in their finest African-inspired royal attire and spoke about the importance of representing a black superhero story on screen at the premiere of the new film from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Entertainment.

U2 defeats lawsuit claiming it stole part of 'Achtung Baby' song

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 2:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing U2 of lifting part of a British songwriter's work for a song on the Irish rock band's 1991 blockbuster album "Achtung Baby."

'Glee' actor Mark Salling, 35, dies before child pornography sentencing

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 1:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mark Salling, an actor who played a supporting role in the TV show "Glee," has died at age 35, his attorney said on Tuesday, weeks before his March sentencing on child pornography charges.

Life's a beach: Cannes ships in sand for film festival

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 7:50am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Every year the French Riviera town of Cannes rolls out the red carpet to A-list celebrities at the world's most glamorous film festival. Now it wants to roll out a bigger beach too.

BBC denies gender bias as women staff denounce unequal pay

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 7:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - Women working for the BBC have complained they are paid less than men in equivalent jobs and accused managers of misleading them about their pay to hide widespread gender discrimination at Britain's public broadcaster.

BBC women denounce unequal pay as heat rises for broadcaster

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 6:34pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Women working for the BBC have complained they were paid less than men in equivalent jobs and have accused managers of misleading them about their pay to hide widespread gender discrimination at the public broadcaster.

Meryl Streep wants to trademark her own name

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meryl Streep, the most celebrated actress of her generation, has filed an application to trademark her name.

Grammy Awards TV audience plunges, political digs a turn-off for some

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. television audience for Sunday's Grammy Awards on CBS Corp. fell by more than six million viewers, CBS said on Monday, after a show criticized for political jibes and wins for Bruno Mars at the expense of innovative rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Grammy Awards TV audience drops sharply, nears record low

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:20am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. television audience for Sunday's Grammy Awards show on CBS Corp. fell by more than eight million viewers and could be one of the lowest audiences on record, early Nielsen ratings data showed on Monday.

Grammy Awards TV audience falls sharply to 17.6 million viewers

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:58am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. television audience for Sunday's Grammy Awards show on CBS Corp. television fell sharply to 17.6 million, early Nielsen ratings data seen by Variety showed on Monday.

Altice integrates Netflix into new set-top box

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:02am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Altice USA Inc said on Monday that Netflix Inc is now available through its new set-top box, the latest U.S. cable operator to form an alliance with the streaming service.

Japan's cryptocurrency girl band stays loyal to virtual money after cyber heist

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 6:44am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Members of a Japanese girl pop group, the Virtual Currency Girls, said on Monday they had refused an offer to be paid in yen and would stay loyal to cryptocurrencies despite a $530 million cyber heist jeopardizing their chances of getting paid.

Bruno Mars triumphs at Grammys; Jay-Z is biggest loser

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - R&B artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in another victory for pop-driven music over rap, now the most popular genre in the United States.

Bruno Mars sweeps top Grammy prizes

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 10:40pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - R&B artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, denying rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z the honor of becoming the first hip-hop artist in 14 years to win the coveted album of the year award.

Hillary Clinton surprises with Grammy 'Fire and Fury' spoof

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 10:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bruno Mars beat Jay-Z for the top Grammy Awards on Sunday, but the surprise star of the night was former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reading from Michael Wolff's controversial book "Fire and Fury."

'Tears in Heaven' as Grammy performers remember Las Vegas victims

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 8:56pm
(Reuters) - Three country artists who performed at the Las Vegas festival that became the bloody setting of America's deadliest mass shooting reunited Sunday night on stage at the Grammy Awards.

Kendrick Lamar gets Grammy ovation - and five awards

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 8:01pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kendrick Lamar took the Grammy Awards by storm on Sunday, winning five early awards and opening the show with a politically charged performance that brought the audience to its feet.

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