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Pioneering UK music paper NME to close print edition

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:54am
LONDON (Reuters) - NME, the pop music newspaper that created the first British singles chart in 1952, will be printed for the final time this week as it shifts focus to its digital audience, publisher Time Inc said on Wednesday.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' producers to pay $60 million to U.S. in lawsuit settlement

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:03pm
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The company behind the 2013 film, "The Wolf of Wall Street", agreed to pay the United States government $60 million to settle a civil lawsuit that sought to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.

Tony-winner Miles injured in car accident that kills daughter

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:47pm
(Reuters) - Tony-award winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles was injured and her 4-year-old daughter was killed when a car stuck several people in New York City, Miles' agent said on Tuesday.

Oprah Winfrey sheds portion of Weight Watchers stock

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:33pm
(Reuters) - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey sold a portion of her holdings in Weight Watchers International Inc, the former talk show host's production company Harpo Inc said on Tuesday.

Milosevic - the musical - plays in Kosovo

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:30pm
GRACANICA, Kosovo (Reuters) - Twelve years after he died during his trial for war crimes, Slobodan Milosevic, the one-time Serbian strongman, divided his audience again, this time as a character in a musical that made its debut on Tuesday.

Female-led investor group scraps deal for Weinstein assets

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:26pm
(Reuters) - The female-led investor group that had agreed to buy The Weinstein Company's assets pulled its offer on Tuesday, after discovering the Hollywood studio's liabilities were higher than previously disclosed, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Man charged in theft of Frances McDormand's Oscar

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar from a lavish Academy Awards after-party in Hollywood has been charged with felony theft, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said on Tuesday.

Maria Contreras-Sweet says drops deal to buy Weinstein Co

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:18pm
(Reuters) - Maria Contreras-Sweet said in a statement on Tuesday that her group was pulling out of its offer to buy The Weinstein Co.

Cosby lawyers want other accusers barred at retrial as #MeToo looms

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:42pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Allowing 19 other women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault to testify at his retrial would unfairly prejudice jurors, especially against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, his lawyers told a judge on Tuesday.

Actress Cynthia Nixon may challenge Cuomo for New York governor: report

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cynthia Nixon, a liberal activist and a star of the hit television series "Sex and the City," is considering a run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, NY1 television said on Tuesday, citing unidentified sources.

Cosby lawyers cite #MeToo in move to block 19 accusers from trial

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:18pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby's defense team urged a judge on Tuesday to bar 19 accusers from testifying at his upcoming sexual assault retrial, saying the burgeoning #MeToo movement against sexual harassment would unfairly prejudice a jury against him.

Cosby's lawyers try to block 19 accusers from next assault trial

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 8:23am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby's defense team urged a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday to bar 19 women accusing him of sexual assault from testifying at his upcoming retrial on charges he abused a former friend.

Ex-lawyers for rap's 'Suge' Knight accused of witness bribery

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:40pm
(Reuters) - Two former lawyers for rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were indicted on charges of conspiracy to bribe potential witnesses in his upcoming murder trial, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said on Monday.

Frances McDormand wins, loses and reunites with best actress Oscar

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Like a scene from a Hollywood caper film, a tuxedo-clad photographer foiled another man's attempt to make off with Frances McDormand's Oscar from an official Academy Awards after-party on Sunday.

Mexicans hail Oscars as sign of cultural sway despite Trump

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:20pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's Oscars triumph and a win by animated film "Coco" were hailed by Mexicans on Monday as a sign of their nation's cultural sway in the United States despite growing tensions under U.S. President Donald Trump.

Prosecutor in Cosby sex abuse retrial: 'He did it 19 times before'

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:14pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A judge should allow 19 women to testify about alleged sexual abuse by comedian Bill Cosby to show a long-running pattern of "bad acts" to a jury at his retrial on charges of drugging and assaulting a former friend, a prosecutor said on Monday.

Ex-lawyers for rap's 'Suge' Knight indicted for witness bribery in California

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:07pm
(Reuters) - Two former lawyers for rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were indicted on charges of conspiracy to bribe potential witnesses in his upcoming murder trial, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said on Monday.

Oscars draw smallest-ever U.S. television audience

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:21pm
(Reuters) - The Academy Awards attracted its smallest U.S. television audience ever on Sunday, according to Nielsen data reported by Walt Disney Co's ABC network, tracking a similar slide for other recent award shows and sports events.

Man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar arrested

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar from an official after-party has been arrested, Los Angeles police said on Monday.

Judge in Cosby's retrial denies bid to throw out sex abuse charges

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:16pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge rejected a defense motion on Monday to dismiss sexual assault charges against comedian Bill Cosby, agreeing with the prosecution that it was the jury's job to decide at his upcoming retrial if his accuser is credible.

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