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Box Office: 'Ocean's 8' gets away with $41.5 million opening

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:30pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The ladies of "Ocean's 8" pulled off a solid debut at the box office.

DJ duo NERVO to enhance volleyball fan experience

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:32am
(Reuters) - Grammy-winning Australian DJ duo NERVO will promote the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) as part of a collaboration to enhance fan experience, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) said on Sunday.

Angels, wizards and SpongeBob vie for Tony award honors

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 5:26am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The wizarding world of Harry Potter, a singing SpongeBob, an AIDS-ravaged Roy Cohn and a gang of Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" are the stuff of hit shows taking center stage as Sunday's annual Tony Awards honor the best of Broadway theater.

U.S. actors, TV networks agree to end casting couch

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:58pm
(Reuters) - The largest U.S. actors' union and the four major television networks on Saturday agreed to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes, ratifying a guideline the screen actors' guild had enacted on its own following the #MeToo uproar, the union said.

Queen's honors sidetracked by row over rail boss award

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 4:41am
LONDON (Reuters) - A row over the running of Britain's railways spilled over into Queen Elizabeth's annual birthday honors on Saturday as Network Rail's outgoing boss was decorated in a list which included actress Emma Thompson and novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.

Disney animation chief, Pixar co-founder Lasseter to quit after 'missteps'

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 5:57pm
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co animation head and co-founder of Pixar John Lasseter will be leaving Disney at the end of the year, the company said in a statement.

HBO gives go-ahead to 'Game of Thrones' prequel

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:50pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - HBO said on Friday it is moving ahead with a prequel for its hit television series "Game of Thrones," the first green light for five potential spinoff projects for the award-winning medieval fantasy.

Elton John urges social media firms to help end HIV/AIDS stigma

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:22pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Paying tribute to Princess Diana, British singer Elton John appealed for an end to the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in a speech on Friday and called on social media platforms to do more to help.

Celebrity chef, TV host Bourdain dies of suicide at 61

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:37am
(Reuters) - U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, killed himself in a French hotel room, officials said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61.

French performance artist emerges from week inside sculpture

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:32am
AURIGNAC, France (Reuters) - French performance artist Abraham Poincheval on Friday stepped out of a giant wooden statue in the shape of a prehistoric man wearing a lionskin, after spending seven days trapped inside.

With mix of classic and casual, London kicks off men's fashion week

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 9:27am
LONDON (Reuters) - From tailored suits to highstreet casual wear, the latest trends for male wardrobes go on show in London this weekend, with designers hoping to capitalize on the growth in the menswear market.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dead of suicide at 61

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 7:53am
(Reuters) - U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, killed himself in a French hotel room, CNN said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dead of suicide at 61: CNN

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 7:15am
(Reuters) - U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, hanged himself in a French hotel room, CNN said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61.

ABC apologizes for Hindu terror plot in Quantico after online backlash

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 7:14am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - U.S. television studio ABC has apologies to Indian fans of its crime drama "Quantico" after an episode featuring Indian nationalists trying to frame Pakistan in a terrorist plot sparked online outrage against Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who plays a lead role in the show.

Amal Clooney speaks from the heart as George gets lifetime award

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:40am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amal Clooney on Thursday paid unprecedented public tribute to her movie star husband George Clooney, calling him a gentleman, an amazing husband and father and the love of her life.

Mist and mirrors create sunny 'halo' in London art installation

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:05pm
LONDON (Reuters) - London may not be known for great weather, but the artists known as Kimchi and Chips are hoping for sun for their latest installation - a suspended halo shape created with mirrors, mist and natural light.

Tatum hopes to set pulses racing with 'Magic Mike' London show

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 8:34am
LONDON (Reuters) - Channing Tatum hopes to set London pulses racing with seductive dance routines and plenty of acrobatics in his new "Magic Mike" show, a live production he says offers an updated take on male stripper performances.

Feminist, or just fun? 'Ocean's 8' steals Hollywood spotlight

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:33am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For some, the female heist caper "Ocean's 8" is a strike at the heart of male-dominated Hollywood. For others, it's pure summer escapism, and for a (mostly male) minority it's the worst idea ever.

'Hereditary' scares up frightfully good reviews

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:04am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a movie where everything goes wrong for a family, "Hereditary" is doing everything right, with film critics hailing it as a modern masterpiece in the horror genre.

Another way to face reality, Venezuelans flock to theaters

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:03am
CARACAS (Reuters) - A masked Venezuelan protester lies dying on a Caracas street, shot in the chest by a soldier who to his horror realizes he has killed his younger brother.

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