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Katy Perry and Taylor Swift put end to their bad blood

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 7:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Katy Perry sent Taylor Swift a real olive branch on Tuesday, appearing to end a long-running feud between two of pop music's biggest stars.

Disney teases possibility of more 'Avengers' movies

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More "Avengers" movies could be on their way, Disney said on Tuesday, following the global success of "Avengers: Infinity War", which has smashed box office records since its release last month.

Jay-Z ordered to testify next week in U.S. SEC investigation

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York federal judge on Tuesday ordered Jay-Z to testify on May 15 in an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission involving the sale of the rapper's Rocawear clothing brand to Iconix Brand Group Inc.

Bardem and Cruz walk the red carpet to open Cannes Film Festival

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:43pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Spanish film royalty, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, walked the red carpet to open the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday with their film "Everybody Knows", written and directed by Iranian double-Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi.

Glitzy Eurovision pageant gives boost to Lisbon tourism

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:33pm
LISBON (Reuters) - The Eurovision song contest kicked into high gear on Tuesday in Lisbon with tens of thousands of music fans further boosting the record tourist numbers in the city, where pop star Madonna fixed her residence last year.

Jay-Z, accused of dodging SEC subpoenas, due in court

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:47am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper Jay-Z has been ordered to appear at a hearing in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused him of twice defying subpoenas calling him to testify in an investigation of the sale of his Rocawear clothing line.

MeToo will not sway Cannes film contest, says jury head Blanchett

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:04am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - The "MeToo" campaign for sexual equality will have "no direct impact" on who wins at the Cannes Film Festival, Cate Blanchett, the head of this year's majority-female jury, said on Tuesday

Rapper Jay-Z seeks to limit testimony in U.S. SEC probe

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 9:59am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper Jay-Z has been ordered to appear at a hearing in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused him of twice defying subpoenas calling him to testify in an investigation of the sale of his Rocawear clothing line.

Harvey Weinstein fights insurer Chubb for payment of legal defense

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 9:17am
(Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein is fighting back against personal indemnity insurer Chubb Ltd, saying Chubb must pay for his legal defense against 11 lawsuits that accuse him of sexually harassing or assaulting women over the past three decades, according to a court document filed on Monday.

Meghan Markle to join small circle of American royals

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 1:07am
(Reuters) - When she marries her prince next week, Meghan Markle will join a distinguished line of American citizens who have become real-life royalty over the years - though not all their love stories had fairy-tale endings.

Goddesses, angels and a pope rock Catholic-inspired Met Gala

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 9:52pm
(Reuters) - Katy Perry came as an archangel, Rihanna dressed like the pope, and Kim Kardashian was a golden goddess for New York's Met Gala on Monday on a night of high fashion inspired by religion.

Holy Cow! Angels, crosses and papal gear fill Met Gala red carpet

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 7:49pm
(Reuters) - Gold crosses, halo-inspired headdresses and angel wings filled the red carpet at New York's Met Gala on Monday, as some of the world's biggest celebrities embraced the religious theme of the so-called Oscars of the East Coast.

Kennedy Center rescinds top prizes bestowed on Bill Cosby

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:43pm
(Reuters) - The Kennedy Center trustees have voted to rescind Bill Cosby's Kennedy Center Honors and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, two of the nation's top artistic prizes, following his sex assault conviction, the organization said on Monday.

Transgender show 'Transparent' to end after one more season

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Transgender show "Transparent," the television series that put Amazon Studios original programming on the map, will end after its upcoming fifth season, its creator, Jill Soloway, said in an interview published on Monday.

Zombies invade Cannes (don't worry - it's just a movie)

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:36am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Zombies invaded a beach on the French Riviera on Monday.

Paris court keeps filmmaker Gilliam in suspense over Quixote movie

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:54am
PARIS (Reuters) - British filmmaker Terry Gilliam will have to wait until Wednesday to learn if the Don Quixote movie he has spent two decades struggling to make will be allowed to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens this week.

In a film festival far, far away, Cannes puts art over commerce

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:50am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Cannes opened its doors on Monday for a festival that will show the new "Star Wars" spinoff but welcome fewer stellar names than usual.

Cuban artists stage alternative festival after government delay

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 4:24pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - A group of Cuban artists launched an alternative arts festival this weekend in Havana in response to the Communist government saying it was postponing the official biennial by a year to prioritize funding on rebuilding after Hurricane Irma.

Saudi sovereign fund plans entertainment centers across kingdom

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 1:57pm
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund will set up a network of entertainment centers across the kingdom as the government tries to jump-start a domestic leisure industry, the chairman of the company carrying out the plan said on Sunday.

Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Scores Second-Biggest Second Weekend Ever

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:37am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Avengers: Infinity War" can check off yet another record: The second-highest second weekend of all time.