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Former teen model accuses magician Copperfield of sexual assault

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:35pm
(Reuters) - A former teen model has accused illusionist David Copperfield of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1988 after he judged a modeling competition in Japan that she took part in.

Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on earlier films, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organization said on Thursday.

Oprah says she's not running for president but fans are undeterred

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 2:23pm
(Reuters) - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey apparently ended her brief flirtation with a run for the U.S. presidency in 2020, telling InStyle magazine in an interview published on Thursday that she was not interested.

2018 Grammys: Will hip-hop finally even the score?

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:40pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After several near misses and heaps of outrage, this could finally be hip-hop and R&B's year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday where rappers Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dominate nominations for the top prizes on the biggest night in music.

Russell Simmons denies latest woman's claim that he raped her

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:04pm
(Reuters) - Hip hop music producer Russell Simmons on Thursday denied an accusation leveled in a civil lawsuit that he raped an aspiring documentary film maker at his Los Angeles home in 2016, the latest of several women to claim they were sexually abused by the music and film producer.

No President Oprah: celeb tells magazine not interested

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:37am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey ended her brief flirtation with a run for the U.S. presidency in 2020, telling InStyle magazine in an interview published Thursday that she was not interested.

Russian cinema defies official ban to screen Stalin satire movie

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:50am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian art house cinema screened satirical film 'The Death of Stalin' to a packed house on Thursday, despite the Russian culture ministry cancelling the movie's release on the grounds that it mocks the country's Soviet past.

Oprah says 'not interested' in 2020 U.S. presidential run: InStyle

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 8:48am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has no interest in running for U.S. president in 2020, she said in an interview with InStyle magazine published on Thursday after weeks of speculation and calls to run fueled by a speech she made at the Golden Globes.

From refugee to chef: Berlin film festival to showcase Syrian cook

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 8:27am
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Syrian refugee will be cooking dishes from Damascus and Aleppo for VIP guests at the opening of the Berlinale International Film Festival next month.

Oprah Winfrey says not interested in 2020 U.S. presidential run - InStyle

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 8:01am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has no interest in running for U.S. president in 2020, she said in an interview with InStyle magazine published on Thursday after weeks of speculation and calls to run fueled by a speech she made at the Golden Globes.

Digital publishers ramp up TV push to nab viewers, ad dollars

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 6:04am
(Reuters) - Online media companies ATTN:, BuzzFeed and Group Nine Media are making a bigger push into television, executives said, aiming to grab more of the TV advertising market and depend less on social media for viewers.

Ballet star Acosta's company is part of Cuban arts rebirth

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 7:23pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta, whose dynamic masculinity on stage exemplified the style of his native Cuba, is breaking more boundaries as his young dance company showcases more foreign choreography in an island-wide cultural revival.

The Fall's Mark E. Smith dies

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:02pm
(Reuters) - Mark E. Smith, lead singer and songwriter of British post-punk band The Fall, died at home on Wednesday aged 60, the band's manager said in a statement.

Enrique Iglesias sues Universal over streaming royalties

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:20pm
(Reuters) - The Latin pop star and actor Enrique Iglesias on Wednesday sued Universal Music Group in the United States, claiming that his former label short-changed him out of millions of dollars of streaming royalties.

Middle Eastern filmmakers celebrate historic Oscar nominations

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 1:22pm
PARIS (Reuters) - A Lebanese and a Syrian film director both made cinema history this week when their films became the first ever from their home countries to be nominated for Oscars.

Goodbye yellow brick tours; Elton John announces farewell world concerts

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 1:11pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Elton John on Wednesday announced a three-year farewell world tour, saying he would quit traveling afterward to focus on life with his family.

Elton John says quitting touring after one last world tour in 2018

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - British pop musician Elton John said on Wednesday he is quitting touring after nearly 50 years, but will perform one last world tour starting in September 2018.

Louvre shuts Islamic art display due to rising river Seine

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 9:27am
PARIS (Reuters) - The Louvre museum in Paris closed its basement display of Islamic art on Wednesday following a sharp rise in the level of the river Seine, which has been swollen by weeks of heavy rain.

Indian police detain dozens protesting against controversial movie

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 8:29am
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Right-wing Hindu groups in India stepped up protests on Wednesday against the release of a controversial Bollywood film, as several states boosted police patrols a day after the Supreme Court refused to allow bans on the movie.

British pop musician Elton John to quit touring, Daily Mirror says

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 5:19am
LONDON (Reuters) - British pop musician Elton John is to quit touring after nearly 50 years, the Daily Mirror reported.

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