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In a surprise video message to fans, Whedon said he was disappointed he could not be in New York for the debut of the paranormal love story that he wrote and which was directed by Brin Hill. But then he noted it was available worldwide and online for a $5 fee. "It is exciting for us because ...
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The show, from the creator of MTV's "Beavis and Butt-head," about the travails of programmers launching a start-up has received praise from critics and Silicon Valley executives alike for its authentic portrayal of the quirky culture that few have dared to tackle for television. The ...
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"No one knows this - and we can finish after this - but I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I took off," the 27-year-old actress said in Sunday's finale of the "Lindsay" series, saying that was the explanation for her missing some of her filming commitments. "I ...
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Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, model Kate Moss and Sarah Ferguson, the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, were among the mourners gathered to pay tribute to Geldof, whose coffin arrived painted with blue sky, clouds, flowers, and a portrait of her family. Geldof, a media and fashion personality in her ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - French and American attitudes about food, wine, world events, and love and marriage collide in "5 to 7," a love story set in New York that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. While for Americans 5 to 7 is the typical time when bars offer discounted drinks and ...
"Kevin died due to ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues," said a statement posted Sunday on kevinsharp.com. Sharp, a California native, recorded several hit singles in mid-1990s, including his version of the song "Nobody Knows," which held the ...
(Reuters) - Hollywood has embraced God in a big - and lucrative - way. The movie "Heaven is for Real," which depicts the story of a young boy who claims to have visited heaven during a near death experience, is the fourth faith-based film this year to stir movie-going audiences with ...
Calgary-born Kiesza is a classically-trained ballerina and a former codebreaker in the Royal Canadian Navy where she says she began writing songs. She knocked last week's number one, "Nobody to Love" by London-based dance music duo Sigma, into second place, while a new entry, ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miss America has suggested officials at a Pennsylvania high school reconsider their decision to suspend a student for approaching her at a school assembly and asking her to be his prom date, the beauty queen said on Saturday. The disciplinary action taken by school ...
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ARACATACA, Colombia (Reuters) - The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace and inspired him to write "One Hundred Years of Solitude" mourned its Nobel Prize-winning author on Friday with music, candles and flowers. A day after Garcia Marquez's death, his ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands of pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties. The music in question, from musicians such as the Beatles, Louis ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Monday found the bodyguard of singer Chris Brown guilty of assaulting a man outside a Washington hotel last October in a judgment likely to influence the trial of the R&B artist on the same charge. Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, were arrested ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop star Rihanna has agreed to settle a lawsuit with her former accountants accusing them of mismanaging her finances and costing her millions of dollars, lawyers for the parties told a federal judge on Thursday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed during a brief hearing ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca Film Festival where the documentary lineup is heavy on musical subjects, from hip hop star Nas to shock rocker Alice Cooper. From the days of silent films, ...
LONDON (Reuters) - An autograph manuscript score of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 that had been presumed lost for half a century will be sold at auction in May, Sotheby's said on Thursday. The pre-sale estimate for the manuscript of one of the most important compositions in the Russian ...
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SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rican singer José Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, who performed with some of salsa's top stars, was killed in a car crash in San Juan early Thursday morning, police said. He was 78.
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PARIS (Reuters) - Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema showcase. Godard's "Adieu au Langage" ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Nordic princesses held their reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as the soundtrack to Disney's hit animated film "Frozen" crossed the 2 million sales mark and continued to hold off new entries. "Frozen," led by its ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday to announce that his music festival, "Budweiser Made in America," will be coming to downtown Los Angeles in August, giving the annual music bash a second venue. Grammy-winning Jay Z launched the ...
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper ...
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The pioneering group dispelled speculation that they would disband after Young, 61, took his leave, saying "the band will continue to make music." "Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support," the group said ...
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Cyrus, 21, called off upcoming shows in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday and Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday. The show in Nashville has been rescheduled for August 7 and Louisville on August 9, Live Nation Entertainment Inc said. The "Wrecking Ball" singer, who has canceled shows in ...
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Caleb and Cody Walker will help finish action scenes for their brother and "fill in small gaps left in production," the statement said. Walker, 40, died on November 30 in a fiery one-car crash in Santa Clarita, California, northwest of Los Angeles.
An autopsy on the 54-year-old wrestler, whose given name was James Hellwig, confirmed his cause of death was "atherosclerotic/arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease," according to the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner. The condition occurs when blood vessels that carry ...
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(Reuters) - Rapper Flavor Flav must attend counseling sessions after pleading guilty to lesser charges on Monday in a Las Vegas domestic violence case in which he threatened his longtime girlfriend's son with a knife in 2012, court officials said. The member of the hip hop group Public Enemy whose ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Audra McDonald, a five-time Tony winner, channels legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Broadway musical "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" in a performance critics described as a "spellbinding tour de force" and ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Even when he was in his 80s and in frail health, the French painter, sculptor and, latterly, master of painted cut-out paper Henri Matisse, still had it. That, in part, is what an exhibition of Matisse's late-life works, some huge and covering most of the gallery walls, ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reuters won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for international reporting on the violent persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar, the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University announced. The board commended Jason Szep and Andrew Marshall of Reuters for their "courageous ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian alternative-rock group Arcade Fire closed the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday with special guest Debbie Harry but deplored the festival's growing amenities reserved for VIPs only. Arcade Fire kicked off its set with "Reflektor," the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Young adult favorite "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was voted 'movie of the year' and scooped top acting honors at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, reflecting the irreverent ceremony's appeal to young fans. The second installment of the hugely popular ...
LONDON (Reuters) - The London production of "Book of Mormon" won best musical at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, and its star Gavin Creel took home the award for best actor in a musical. A staging of Stephen Sondheim's one-time flop "Merrily We Roll Along" won the award for best ...
Sigma, made up of Joe Lenzie and Cameron Edwards, sold 121,000 copies of their upbeat reworking of "Bound 2" by U.S. star Kanye West. "Nobody To Love" became the third-biggest-selling single of the year. Last week's number one, "The Man" by Aloe Blacc, was pushed into ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marvel's superhero in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" claimed a third straight box office win, collecting $26.6 million at the domestic box office to beat the colorful birds of animated film "Rio 2," which generated $22.5 million in ticket ...
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INDIO, California (Reuters) - British rockers Muse and R&B singer Pharrell served up musical highlights at the Coachela Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday amid windy weather and cooler temperatures. Muse frontman Matt Bellamy delivered high-energy performances of the bands hits songs ...
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INDIO, California (Reuters) - Hip hop duo Outkast reunited for the first time in eight years a the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip hop with them to the stage. Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, kicked off the ...
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INDIO, California (Reuters) - A slew of rising artists and bands kicked off the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, ahead of the much anticipated reunion of hip-hop duo Outkast headlining the first night of the three-day festival. Grammy-winning Outkast, formed by Atlanta ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A haunted mirror, a murderous father and two siblings seeking revenge form the plot for the new supernatural thriller "Oculus," which blurs perceptions and reality with ghostly scares. "Oculus," out in the United States and Canada on Friday, follows a ...
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"Allegiant Part 1" is set to be released on March 18, 2016, and its second part a year later on March 24, 2017, the studio said. "Divergent," a dystopian thriller based on the young adult book series by author Veronica Roth, stars Shailene Woodley and was released last month, ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a decade after it was launched to revitalize lower Manhattan following the September 11 attacks, the Tribeca Film Festival has become a showcase for documentaries and independent films as well as a testing ground for new talent and digital innovations in cinema. The ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Houston Texans running back Arian Foster tests his Hollywood acting skills on the big screen as a college football player waiting for his name to be called at the annual NFL draft in the film "Draft Day," which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday. Foster, 27, a ...
Townsend, who had to dictate novels in her later years after losing her sight because of diabetes, passed away peacefully at her home in Leicester, central England, after suffering a stroke, Penguin Books said in a statement. She found success after penning the "The Secret Diary of Adrian ...
LONDON (Reuters) - It may be one of the saddest but most loving letters written by a woman to a man - Chilean actress Felicia Montealegre telling her future husband, conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, she knows he is homosexual but wants to marry him anyway. The letter, in which Montealegre ...
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The lawsuit says that Megaupload, Dotcom and other defendants "engaged in, actively encouraged, and handsomely profited from massive copyright infringement of music," according to a statement issued by the Recording Industry Association of America. The plaintiffs are Warner Music Group ...
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UNIVERSAL CITY, California (Reuters) - The adorable yellow goggle-wearing Minions of "Despicable Me" are not just taking over the Universal Studios theme park in Hollywood, they're ringing in a revamp of the film-themed park as it takes on competing resorts with blockbuster ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shortly before wrapping up filming for "The Railway Man," a World War Two drama about a former British Army officer and victim of torture, actor Colin Firth dreamt he was drawing a map of a railway but was bluffing and didn't know how to do it. The English ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Flamboyant rockers KISS, singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, grunge band Nirvana and chart-toppers Hall and Oates entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday but the original KISS quartet did not perform. Also inducted were country rock star Linda Ronstadt, who suffers ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new kind of Stephen Colbert will be coming to late-night network television as he succeeds CBS's "Late Show" host David Letterman next year, capping the generational shift in late-night TV's landscape across U.S. networks eager to attract younger viewers and ...
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Director J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot of "Star Trek" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" will be shown on the big screen in high definition accompanied by live music. "The events will celebrate the extraordinary collaboration between film and music as Michael Giacchino's scores are ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary. "Years of Living Dangerously," a nine-part documentary beginning Sunday on CBS ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six years after releasing his best-selling autobiography, veteran actor Robert Wagner recalls his early years and favorite haunts in Hollywood in a new memoir, "You Must Remember This." The book, written with Scott Eyman, chronicles not only Wagner's favorite places ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Katherine Heigl has filed a $6 million civil lawsuit against New York pharmacy Duane Reade for using her name and an unauthorized paparazzi photograph of her in its commercial advertising. Heigl, the star of the films "The Ugly Truth" and "Life as We ...
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"Frozen," which has ridden the popularity of the film and its hit song "Let It Go" by Broadway actress Idina Menzel, sold 149,000 copies last week to reach 1.9 million in U.S. sales since its release in November 2013, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. It is ...
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Rooney, who died on Sunday at age 93, will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, the same resting place of silent film stars Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks, according to the settlement approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lesley Green, attorney Vivian Thoreen ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - A singer is the star of the show in a new exhibition of mummies at the British Museum for which modern medical scanners have been used to examine eight bodies and find out what they looked like, how they lived and how they died. The technology has helped the researchers to look ...
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In the series of his adventures after high school and college, the iconic comic character will die while saving the life of a friend in "Life With Archie #36" in July. "We've been building up to this moment since we launched "Life with Archie" five years ago, and knew that ...
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Rapper duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis was not far behind with nods in eight categories, and will vie with Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line, One Direction and OneRepublic for the top duo/group prize. R&B singer Jason Derulo announced the finalists in five of the 40 finalist categories - ...
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OSLO (Reuters) - Jo Nesboe, one of Scandinavia's most successful crime writers, explores revenge and father-son dramas in his latest thriller "The Son", which tracks his own story of learning his father had fought with Hitler's army. Together with Sweden's Stieg Larsson and fellow ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the opening scenes of "Rio 2" begins, so does the beat. The film, a follow up to 2011's successful animated film "Rio," picks up where the first one left off, with hip-shaking rhythms and Tropicalia styles along Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches.
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) - Billy Bob Thornton, the actor of dark, psychological films such as "Sling Blade" and "A Simple Plan," takes a turn on the small screen as a laconic hit man in a TV adaptation of 1996 Oscar-winning black comedy ...
"WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior," the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said on its website. The Ultimate Warrior, whose given name was James Hellwig, began his WWE career in 1987 and rose ...
The comedian was appearing at a corporate holiday party at the Bellagio when he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon from getting tangled in the cables, which should have been properly secured, his attorney Dominic Gentile said. Wallace, who was best man at Jerry Seinfeld's wedding, filed a lawsuit ...
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The contest, dubbed "NBC Comedy Playground," will give aspiring comedy writers a chance to submit videos and pitches that could be made into prime-time sitcoms, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke told a conference of TV critics on Tuesday. NBC, a unit of cable company Comcast, ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bollywood films often capture the color and beauty of Indian culture through high-profile stars and big-budget blockbusters, but a group of filmmakers is attempting to show a different side of India's people through smaller, independent fare. The Indian Film Festival of Los ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Within strolling distance of the rail station bearing the name of their first international hit, Swedish band ABBA celebrated 40 years of breathtaking success with a party at London's Tate Modern museum to mark their groundbreaking song "Waterloo". Two of the four ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the NFL readies for its annual draft of college football players, new film "Draft Day" pulls back the curtain on the high stakes of the offseason that has helped turn the United States' most popular sport into a year-round addiction. The film, which opens in ...
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Mortier "dedicated his life to bringing originality to opera and worked at three of the world's major operatic institutions, La Monnaie (Brussels), the Salzburg Festival and Opera National de Paris", said a statement issued by the award organizers after a ceremony on Monday night. German ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. studios filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Monday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its ebullient founder, Kim Dotcom. Megaupload, which U.S. authorities shuttered in 2012, facilitated a "massive copyright infringement of movies and ...
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The series about civil war, nobility, mythical creatures and treachery was seen by an average of 6.6 million viewers on Sunday, topping it's all-time high audience of 5.5 million. It was the biggest audience for Time Warner Inc-owned HBO since the 2007 finale of mafia drama, "The ...
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Sunday's hourlong episode was unable to match the 3.4 million that watched its sixth season premiere last year, according to data compiled by Nielsen and released by AMC. It was the fewest people to watch a season premiere episode of the 1960s advertising world drama starring Jon Hamm as the ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - A post-mortem examination into the death of Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof, has proved inconclusive "pending toxicology tests", British police said on Wednesday. Geldof, 25, a media and fashion personality in her own ...
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Walters' last day as a co-host on the all-women talk show she created in 1997 will be on May 16. The network, a unit of Walt Disney Co., will also air a two-hour evening special focusing on her career and her life on the same day. "In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Boston-born Eileen Rose has a string of Americana albums under her belt, but her new record "Be Many Gone" has a more classic country feel, inspired by years of honing her craft in Nashville's honky-tonks with her side-project band, The Silver Threads. "Nashville ...
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(Reuters) - Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday of natural causes, Los Angeles authorities said. He was 93. Rooney, who developed a ...
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Country music veteran George Strait and singer Miranda Lambert led the winners at the 49th Academy of Country Music awards, while the genre's biggest names, including Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and Keith Urban, sang their hits. Strait, 61, won the night's top ...
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Pinette was found dead inside a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hotel room on Saturday, an official with the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said. Pinette died from natural causes and was discovered by family members, the official said.
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The track by 35-year-old Blacc, whose real name is Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, pays homage to the chorus melody of Elton John's first UK top 10 single "Your Song". Blacc made his UK charts debut in 2011 with "I Need Dollar", which peaked at number two, and last summer ...
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The film, which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, easily exceeded the April take for the racing movie "Fast Five," which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011. "Noah," starring Russell Crowe as the ...
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WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Elvis Presley, who in his lifetime owned more than 200 automobiles and crooned the tune "No Room to Rhumba in a Sports Car," took the wheel of one of his favorite cars in 1977 for what was to be his final drive. After Presley drove his black 1973 ...
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The alliance is part of efforts by the U.S. government's anti-poverty agency to help Colombia transition away from its civil conflict which has uprooted about 5 million people, according to Colombian government figures. The country's 1.4 million Indians have been hit particularly hard by the ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The world of espionage has been brought to life by characters such as James Bond, Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer on film and television, but a new AMC drama is going back to spy origins with America's own founding father, George Washington. "Turn," which premieres on ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1970s rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" will be resurrected with a 54-city U.S. summer tour, promoters said on Friday. The tour of the musical, which will be staged in arenas rather than theaters, will kick off in New Orleans on June 9. The ...
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A report by the Broward Sheriff's Office said the rapper, whose real name is Maurice Young, was arrested on Thursday. He was also charged with driving with a suspended license. Young was released on a $6,100 bond on Friday. If convicted, he faces at least three years in prison under Florida's ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Denzel Washington may be best known for his film roles, but the award-winning actor is dazzling theater critics in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun." "Heart-stopping," "a Broadway bulls-eye" and ...
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Following are locations where the show's incest, pillaging, and frequent death run riot. The article below is an edited version of a blog compiled by the travel site GoEuro.co.uk, and contains some spoilers. Northern Ireland
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But the court knocked only one month off their two-year sentences, upholding a charge of hooliganism. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova spent nearly two years in prison after performing a protest song against Putin in Moscow's main cathedral in 2012.
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ATLANTA (Reuters) - Celebrity chef Paula Deen's popular Savannah, Georgia, restaurant, which was at the center of a racially charged lawsuit against her, abruptly closed on Thursday after a decade in business. "Thank you for 10 great years," Uncle Bubba's Oyster House, owned by Deen and ...
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The 50-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor confirmed the news days after he was spotted wearing a woman's engagement ring on his left index hand, which set off speculation that he was to wed Heard. Heard, a 27-year-old Texas native, co-starred with Depp in 2011's "The Rum ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bodyguard for R&B singer Chris Brown told police that it was he, not Brown, who punched a man in the face outside a hotel in Washington last year, a detective involved in Brown's arrest said in court on Monday. Brown and the bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, are both ...
"Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella," "Mamma Mia!" and "The Phantom of the Opera" have begun Thursday matinees in addition to, or instead of, the usual Wednesday afternoon performance. "We banded together and decided to be pioneers on this and to see if we ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - David Letterman's surprise retirement announcement gives CBS a much-needed chance to lure younger viewers to his late-night television time slot, matching the recent elevation of Jimmy Fallon that reenergized rival NBC's "Tonight Show" franchise, according to ...
KINGSTON (Reuters) - A Jamaican judge sentenced an international reggae-dancehall star, Vybz Kartel, to life imprisonment on Thursday after he was found guilty of murder last month. Kartel, 38, who is also known as ‘World Boss' had been on trial for the murder of one of his former associates, ...
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Three of the world's top record companies are suing Russia's biggest social network VKontakte (VK) for facilitating copyright piracy, a London-based industry federation said on Thursday. Music companies have long fought battles to control the dissemination of their products over ...
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Stevie Wonder will headline the Montreux Jazz Festival, fulfilling a longtime wish of its late founder Claude "Funky" Nobs, in its 48th edition which also brings red-hot Pharrell Williams to its famed stage. The line-up for the July 4-19 festival, ...
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The concerts were at risk last week as the Hartwall Arena venue is owned by Gennady Timchenko and Boris and Arkady Rotenberg, all of whom feature in a list of visa bans and asset freezes imposed by the United States following Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. The concert ...
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(Reuters) - Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" and jail house comedy-drama "Orange Is the New Black," along with a trio of HBO documentaries, headlined the winners of the annual Peabody Awards, the oldest and one of the top honors in broadcasting. Public broadcaster ...
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The list announced on Wednesday includes nearly every musical category dating from 1896-1994 and brings the total number of recordings on the registry to 400. The Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, preserves the best existing version of each recording on the ...
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Scott and Paris Keena were married in Fort Myers, Florida, on Monday, according to Today.com, which posted a picture of the smiling couple. A former disc jockey and weatherman in Washington, D.C., Scott is known for his happy birthday wishes for centenarians on the "Today" show. His ...
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif (Reuters) - Armando Iannucci, the creator of HBO's political satire "Veep," remembers a visit he made to the U.S. State Department for research on the show. Behind the imposing facade of the Harry S. Truman Building, the furniture in the bosom of international power ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-Men and Transformers are storming back into movie theaters, returning in sequels to save the world from mass destruction, while at the same time churning out profits for movie studios. Hollywood will pack 13 sequels into theaters over the ...
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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger," stormed the U.S. and Canadian box office with $96.2 million in its opening weekend, setting a record for an April film release. The films, based on the Marvel comics, star Chris ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The question of whether a fragile Picasso painting that covers a wall in New York City's Four Seasons Restaurant will crumble if taken down to allow repairs went before a state court judge on Wednesday. The dispute between the restaurant's landlord and the painting's owner ...
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Mark Heller, the lawyer representing photographer Sheng Li said his client, who appeared in court on charges of assault, reckless endangerment and harassment for the February 23 incident, was attacked by Worthington, 37, and his girlfriend Lara Bingle. Heller also distributed a video of the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After the animated lemur King Julien of "Madagascar" captured kids' attentions with his eccentricity, a new film takes them to the real, isolated world of the singing, dancing, mischievous lemurs. "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar," out in IMAX theaters on ...
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - To imagine how YouTube might one day become a money-spinner for content producers, consider the power of the irreverent video gamer and online star PewDiePie over his young, free-spending audience. Each time the wildly popular YouTube impresario has donned Razer ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - German artist Anselm Kiefer, many of whose huge canvases examine the legacy of the Third Reich, attributes much of his success to Jewish collectors in New York who latched onto his art early in his career when his fellow Germans were not all that interested. Kiefer spoke on ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - With an extra 20 pounds, an impressive paunch and bad teeth, actor Jude Law, best known for his golden boy roles, transforms himself into a sleazy, ranting southeast London safecracker in the film "Dom Hemingway." It is Law, Oscar nominated for "The Talented Mr. ...
PARIS (Reuters) - German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is a household name; 18th-century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau isn't. But the two have been doing quite well together in a European opera now heading briefly to New York. Two hundred and fifty years after Rameau's death, a revival of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After 11 days of interviews, Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris felt he was hardly closer to understanding Donald Rumsfeld than when he first began to work on the documentary "The Unknown Known." The film, which gets its title from the former U.S. defense ...
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By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If Mike Judge's new tech-world television comedy "Silicon Valley" were a start-up, Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt might be an angel investor.
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Williams, 40, will join the show's fall jury panel replacing longtime judge Cee Lo Green, who left the show for other ventures with the Comcast Corp-owned network. Williams is expected to join country singer Blake Shelton, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and pop singer Christina Aguilera on the ...
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John, 67, told NBC's "Today" host Matt Lauer that he and Furnish, who were one of the first couples to become united when Britain legalized the Civil Partnership Act in December 2005, will marry in a small ceremony this year, as early as May. "We'll do it very quietly," the ...
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The songs were unearthed from Jackson's archive of recorded material by L.A. Reid, the chairman and chief executive of Epic Records. "Xscape" will be released on May 13. The new album is the latest venture for Jackson's estate to capitalize on the posthumous popularity of the King of Pop.
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LONDON (Reuters) - The Royal Opera will slash ticket prices to appeal to students and young people and will revive the racy modern opera "Anna Nicole" for its season opener in September in what management said was a bid to knock the stuffing out of galas. All tickets in the house, whose ...
MIAMI (Reuters) - The mayor and other Miami officials are calling for the end of the annual Ultra electronic dance music festival after a security guard was trampled and rushed to the hospital with brain injuries when gate-crashers broke through a security fence during the three-day event. The ...
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MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish filmgoers are lining up for a surprise hit comedy about Basques and separatist guerrillas - complete with jokes about car-bombings - in a film that would have been unthinkable in Spain before now. The movie, "8 Apellidos Vascos" (8 Basque Surnames), has viewers ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran blues guitarist and singer Robert Cray has set off on a new U.S. and European tour with an album harking back to the early days of soul music, the kind that filled his ears as a youngster. "In My Soul" - a title that sums up what is to come - is imbued with ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. stock market is rigged in favor of high-speed electronic trading firms, which use their advantages to extract billions from investors, according to Michael Lewis, author of a new book on the topic, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." High-frequency trading ...
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The film has sold $398.4 million worth of tickets at domestic (U.S. and Canadian) theaters since opening on November 27 on the eve of the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Foreign box offices have added another $674 million, for a global total of $1.072 billion, Disney said. "Frozen," ...
BOSTON (Reuters) - Reality television star and rapper Benzino was shot and wounded, allegedly by his nephew, during the funeral procession for his mother outside Boston, authorities said on Sunday. Benzino, star of the VH1 show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," was driving in the procession ...
O'Mara, who passed away after a short illness at a nursing home in the English county of Sussex, played Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell, the scheming sister of Alexis Colby (Joan Collins) in Dynasty, a soap opera that centered on the life of the wealthy and fictional Carrington family in Denver, ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the red, white and blue superhero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With sullied stuffed animals, models of a sci-fi city and a statue of astronaut John Glenn covered in broken ceramic, a retrospective on influential contemporary artist Mike Kelley opens on Monday in Los Angeles, two years after the artist took his own life. The ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The green slime flowed freely at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, where boy band One Direction and actress-singer Ariana Grande took home orange blimps handed out by youth cable channel Nickelodeon. Shot from canons, bursting forth from geysers and babbling in a river ...
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U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco said that the Canadian mobile phone maker had established a "likelihood" of proving that Typo infringed its patents, while mentioning that Typo had not sufficiently challenged the patents in question. The preliminary injunction ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mystical ice creatures, fire-breathing dragons, and the people caught in between return to the small screen come April 6, when HBO's "Game of Thrones" unsheathes a fourth season that could see it crowned as the cable network's most watched series in history. The ...
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SREBRENICA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Actress Angelina Jolie was brought to tears while talking to rape victims of the Bosnian war during a visit on Friday to promote a campaign to end sexual violence against women in war. "There can be no peace while women in conflict or post-conflict zones are ...
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The 7-page photo spread published on January 10 showed the comings and goings outside a Parisian apartment rented by Gayet. It included the night-time arrival and morning departure of Gayet and, separately, that of man wearing a black helmet and said to be Hollande. Neither party has denied the ...
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Scott, 49, a favorite designer of Hollywood stars such as Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams, left jewelry, clothing, furniture, automobiles and property to Jagger, whom she had dated since 2001. She omitted her two siblings in the will, that was signed on May 23, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.
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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A particularly punishing winter, even by Canadian standards, has served well the new cable television series "Fargo," a reimagining of the blood-soaked black comedy film of the same name by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. The 10-episode single-season series, ...
DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Omer Wellber says it's usually after the second question that journalists start asking him what it's like to be an Israeli-born conductor. He doesn't say how long it takes them to start quizzing him about his love for the accordion. At 32, Wellber is undoubtedly the ...
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Lachlan Murdoch's appointment to senior positions within his father Rupert Murdoch's media empire marks the return of the prodigal son. Nearly a decade after walking away from the News Corp inner circle in New York to set up his own investment company and settle in Sydney with ...
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BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - The fired executive director of the Pacifica Radio network says she is not leaving the left-leaning organization's California headquarters, and equipped with an inflatable air mattress at her office, she is settling in for a fight. Summer Reese, 40, was fired by ...
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Short, 31, was involved in a March 15 incident where he was alleged to have punched and knocked out a male guest at a restaurant in West Los Angeles, the District Attorney's office said in a statement. The actor was booked and released from Claremont Police Department in eastern Los Angeles County ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After spending a decade at the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the "Harry Potter" film franchise, actress Emma Watson put her magical training to good use for her first big budget post-Potter role, in biblical action blockbuster "Noah." In ...
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Cars falling from the sky in "Fast & Furious 7," clips from Angelina Jolie's directorial project "Unbroken," and the first look at erotic novel adaptation "Fifty Shades of Grey" provided a glimpse of Universal Pictures' upcoming movie slate ...
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The red Porsche Carrera GT sports car driven by Walker's friend Roger Rodas, 38, was traveling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour (129 to 150 kilometers per hour) before Rodas lost control of the car and crashed into trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, California, northwest of Los ...
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"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the couple said on Paltrow's lifestyle website, Goop.com, in a post entitled "Conscious Uncoupling." "We have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We ...
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The private and intimate funeral was held at the Hollywood Forever Funeral Home. It was attended by close friends and family, spokeswoman Fran Curtis said in a statement. "The service with blessings and prayers ... included memories and words of tribute from Mick Jagger, her brother Randy ...
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The sale features more than 600 lots and buyers can bid online until March 27. The "Harry Potter" illustrations by British artist Cliff Wright were used as the covers for the second and third installments of J.K. Rowling's seven-book series that has become one of the best-selling books ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rain lashes down from the heavens while hungry followers of Cain trample over each other for a spot on Noah's massive wooden ark. The end is inevitable and, of course, not pretty. Director Darren Aronofsky, best known for dark and unrelenting dramas such as the ...
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The former host of a reality court television show was arrested and sentenced to five days in jail for throwing a fit in a Memphis, Tennessee, courtroom, ABC reported. Brown became "pretty raucous" and "challenged the authority" of Shelby County Magistrate Harold Horne, after ...
Wymore passed away at her cattle ranch home in Portland, Jamaica, on Saturday, said Robb Callahan, a representative for the Flynn family. The tall blonde Kansas-born actress began her career on the Broadway stage, but met Flynn, who was best known for playing the daring romantic leading man in the ...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The plot summary of U.S. opera in recent years has unfolded like the last act of a Verdi tragedy: New York City Opera, dead; Opera Boston, dead; San Diego Opera, on its final aria. The Chicago opera scene, however, is all up tempo.
RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - David Brockie, frontman for the satirical extra-terrestrial metal band Gwar, has been found dead at his Richmond home, police said. He was 50. Officers were called to Brockie's home Sunday evening and found him inside, police said in a statement. Foul play is not ...
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The appointment will take effect on February 1, but the transition will begin immediately, Disney said. Sherwood will continue to oversee ABC News until a successor is named. In his new job, he will have charge of the ABC broadcast network and cable channels including the Disney Channels and ABC ...
Rebhorn passed away at his home in New Jersey surrounded by family after battling skin cancer. "He died Friday afternoon of melanoma, which he had been fighting since 1992. He was receiving hospice car at home and died peacefully with his family in attendance," said Dianne Busch, of the ...
The group, whose average age is 18, came to global attention after posting two cover versions of other people's tracks on YouTube. Rival boy band One Direction liked their work so much that they then invited them to support them on their world tour. The Sydney band's success pushed last week's ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dystopian thriller "Divergent," the story of a society that divides people based on personality traits, dominated weekend movie charts with $56 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, kicking off a new franchise for "Hunger Games" producer ...
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PR Consulting, which represents Scott and her company, LS Fashion Limited, said in a statement on Friday that financial figures about her firm reported in the media were "misleading and inaccurate." "Her business overall was only seven years old and although some areas of the ...
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"Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley in the story of a futuristic society that divides people into factions based on single personality traits. Woodley's character, teen heroine Tris Prior, has multiple dominant traits that make it difficult for her to fit in, and she becomes a threat to ...
The "Before the Dawn" show will open on August 26 at London's Eventim Apollo venue, to be followed by three more dates that month and 11 shows in September, her official website says. "I am delighted to announce that we will be performing some live shows this coming August and ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - It has a flying carpet, a cave full of treasures and show-stopping songs, but critics said on Friday the Broadway debut of Disney's "Aladdin" lacks the magic of the original Oscar-winning animated film. The tale of the street urchin Aladdin, who wins the heart of ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The largest private collection of nonsense poems, doodles and comic drawings by the Beatles singer John Lennon will be sold in New York in June, auctioneer Sotheby's said on Friday. Ranging from gibberish descriptions of Lennon's native city Liverpool, in northern England, to a ...
(Reuters) - Media General Inc said on Friday it would buy LIN Media LLC for $1.6 billion to create the second largest local TV broadcast company in the United States. The deal, putting the combined company in reach of about 23 percent of U.S. TV households, is the latest in a frenzy of ...
Dalian Wanda is a Chinese conglomerate with interests in commercial property, hotels and tourism. In 2012 it bought U.S. cinema chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc for $2.6 billion. California, U.S.-based RealD licenses 3D equipment to cinemas in more than 1,000 cinemas in 74 countries.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Spring may finally be in the air, but the "Game of Thrones" fans who descended on New York's Barclays Center on Thursday evening know different: winter is coming. The fourth season of HBO's increasingly popular medieval fantasy-drama will premiere on April 6, but ...
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OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A cold case investigator has found several rolls of undeveloped film from the scene of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's 1994 death, but Seattle police said on Thursday they do not expect the discovery will alter a finding that he committed suicide. The grunge rock hero ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci leaves the feuding, scheming and sexual intrigues of 15th century Florence behind as he sets off for the mysterious New World in the second season of TV's "Da Vinci's Demons" that begins on Saturday. Da Vinci, depicted as an old, ...
The first shows on the digital channel, called Qiu Suo, will include "Man vs. Wild," "Tanked" and "The Big Brain Theory," Discovery said in a statement. Discovery also will serve as a consultant for the subscription channel, which was launched on March 16, the ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Johnny Cash helped define American country music with hits such as "I Walk the Line" and "A Boy Named Sue", but in the early 1980s he recorded an album of songs his record label refused to release and is only now seeing the light of day. "Out Among The ...
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GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. conductor Kent Nagano feels he lives in three worlds - his native California, his ancestral Japan and the Europe of the music he conducts. But his spirit is on a surfboard in the Pacific Ocean. Nagano, 62, is not alone among prominent musicians in having a passion that ...
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday executed Ray Jasper, a 33-year-old aspiring rap musician convicted of stabbing to death a San Antonio music studio owner after slitting his throat so he could rob him of equipment. Texas, which executes more people than any other state in the United ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief executive of bankrupt online music storage firm MP3tunes was found liable Wednesday for infringing copyrights for sound recordings, compositions and cover art owned by record companies and music publishers once part of EMI Group Ltd. A federal jury in ...
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The "Frozen" soundtrack, released in November 2013, sold 161,000 copies last week, bringing its total U.S. sales to 1.8 million, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard said 1.5 million of "Frozen" soundtrack sales were in 2014, making it the year's biggest ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A futuristic utopia is divided into five communities, each defined entirely by one personality trait - wisdom, honesty, selflessness, kindness and bravery. But can humans be defined by just one? That's the question at the core of new film "Divergent," out in U.S. ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five-time Tony Award-winning singer Audra McDonald, just finishing a 30-city tour, is heading back to Broadway next week as legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." The musical is based on one of Holiday's last ...
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Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour comedy, called "Grace and Frankie," the company said in a statement on Wednesday. To be released in 2015, the series will be produced by Skydance Productions, with "Friends" creator Marta Kauffman as a writer and creator.
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The Muppets' Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, the object of her affection since 1976, return to the big screen in "Muppets Most Wanted," a caper film that takes the puppet gang on a European tour while a case of mistaken identity lands Kermit in a ...
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PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - The highly anticipated next installment of the "Star Wars" franchise will be set 30 years after "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi," Walt Disney Co.'s chief executive officer Bob Iger said on Tuesday at the company's annual shareholders meeting. Disney ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bacon enriches any dish with a smoky richness, says chef Theresa Gilliam. In her first cookbook, "Bacon 24/Seven," Gilliam puts her spin on familiar dishes with bacon such as breakfast biscuits and lunch sandwiches. She also shows the versatility of the salted and ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (Reuters) - He's pure green evil and save for a big mole on the side of his face, he's a dead ringer for genteel Kermit the Frog. "Constantine, bad guy," he introduces himself in his Russian accent, wearing a face that hardly knows how to grin.
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MILAN (Reuters) - Sundried tomatoes and seabass tartare tickled tastebuds in Milan on Tuesday as upmarket Italian food hall chain Eataly opened a flagship store, the latest step in its plan to expand and list its shares on the market. Eataly, which began with the idea that there should be a place ...
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LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones called off their tour in Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday after lead singer Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment. Scott, a 49-year-old fashion designer and former model, was found ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Top executives of the global recorded music industry said on Tuesday they were optimistic about growth despite figures for 2013 showing an almost 4 percent annual decline in revenues to $15 billion, blamed largely on the Japanese market. The drop-off followed figures in 2012 ...
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Grammy-winning West, 36, did not appear at the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse and the no contest plea was entered on his behalf by his attorney Blair Berk. Photographer Daniel Ramos attended the hearing with his attorney, Gloria Allred. West was placed on probation for 24 months and will have to ...
The UK deal follows broadcast agreements with Rupert Murdoch's Fox to show races in the United States and more than 80 other territories, and a separate agreement with TV Asahi in Japan. "We're delighted to be announcing this partnership with ITV today and to be securing live, free-to-air ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, found dead in her high-rise Manhattan apartment on Monday, committed suicide by hanging, the New York City medical examiner's office said on Wednesday. Police had been treating the death of the 49-year-old former model and stylist who was the ...
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Harrison's black-and-white 1962 Rickenbacker 425 electric guitar is expected to fetch between $400,000 and $600,000 at an auction on May 16-17 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Harrison, who died in 2001 at age 58, played the guitar on 1963 appearances on British TV shows "Ready Steady ...
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Pine, 33, was charged after a party in the small South Island town of Methven, about 90 km (55 miles) southeast of Christchurch, at the start of the month to celebrate the end of filming on "Z for Zachariah". Police said Pine gave a positive breath test when he was stopped after 3 a.m. ...
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The single is a vocal mix version of Dvbbs and Borgeous instrumental track "Tsunami", which topped charts in Belgium and the Netherlands last summer but failed to make an impact on the British charts at the time. Last week's chart topper, Route 94's "My Love" featuring Jess ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" won the weekend box office derby with $21.2 million in ticket sales, outpacing both last week's winner "300: Rise of An Empire" and video game turned car racing movie "Need for Speed." The animated "Mr. ...
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The animated "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," which opened a week earlier in the No. 2 spot, overtook last week's winner, the Greek-era action film "300: Rise of an Empire" which collected $19.1 million from Friday to Sunday, according to studio estimates. "Need for ...
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Brenner, who had been battling cancer and performed most recently on New Year's Eve, passed away at his home in New York surrounded by his family, publicist Jeff Abraham said. The Pennsylvania native appeared on "The Tonight Show" more than 150 times and was known for poking fun at the ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge has left stable the rate U.S. Internet radio service Pandora Media Inc must pay songwriters to license their music, a performing rights organization said Friday. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said the judge following a non-jury trial ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to remain in jail at least until a probation violation hearing next month after the judge expressed concern about his ability to stay out of trouble. Brown, 24, was arrested last Friday when he was dismissed ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spelling bees let children demonstrate their vocabulary prowess, though they are often rife with the drama of rivalry, pushy parents and pint-sized competitors driven to their limits to recall archaic words. For actor Jason Bateman in his directorial debut "Bad ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ancient ritual wine vessels, modern contemporary paintings and masterpieces representing Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism and Shintoism are among the highlights of Asian art sales in New York next week. The Asia Week auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's will feature thousands of ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - An Alaskan moose hunter, whose discovery of the corpse of a wanderer two decades ago helped lead to the 2007 movie "Into the Wild," has been shot and killed by police following a weekend chase through the city of Wasilla, Alaska State Troopers said. Police said ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - With its full-size boxing ring, giant video screens and techno wizardry, "Rocky" the musical thrilled audiences on Broadway with its rousing finale, but critics said overall it wasn't a knockout. The musical, which opened on Thursday night, is based on the 1976 film ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a former CIA agent in training, Joe Weisberg knows a moral dilemma when he sees it. But instead of pressing on the weaknesses of would-be informants, Weisberg now writes them into the characters of his Cold War spy drama "The Americans," which is currently in ...
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The offer from NuvoTV, in which pop singer Jennifer Lopez owns a minority stake, pits her against former boyfriend Sean "Diddy" Combs, who made a bid of about $200 million for Fuse TV, a music TV network, earlier this week, Bloomberg reported. (http://r.reuters.com/xuf67v) The Dolan ...
The prizes presented at the New School in New York City honor books published in the United States in the past year and are selected by the group's 24-member board of directors. The prize for fiction went to "Americanah," the third novel by Nigerian-born author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ...
He passed away on March 7 at his home in Lovettsville, Virginia, surrounded by family after suffering from pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed in 2010. "Hal was known not only for his incomparable voice, which could be heard on thousands of movie trailers, television and radio promos, ...
Premium cable network Showtime said on Thursday it ordered a pilot of a fictional drama that "focuses on the collision and, at times, collusion between an aggressive U.S. attorney in New York and some of the richest hedge fund billionaires in the country." The script is by New York Times ...
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At nearly the same time filming of "12 Years a Slave" began in Louisiana, the man who would win an Academy Award for writing its screenplay was in Dublin to start shooting his movie about the year that changed the life of rock guitar icon Jimi ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Rick Ross beat fellow hip-hop star Pharrell Williams to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, despite Pharrell's high-profile performance with leading film ladies at the Oscars. Ross's "Mastermind" became his fifth No. 1 album after selling ...
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More than 150 items will go under the hammer during the New York sale which will be part of Christie's interiors auction on April 1-2. Rivers, 80, sold the house on the 760-acre country estate that also included a caretaker's cottage last year for $4.4 million.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - What would you do if you came face-to-face with a doppelganger? Canadian director Denis Villeneuve explores that question in the psychological thriller "Enemy," in theaters on Friday, based on Jose Saramago's 2002 novel "The Double."
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Catherine Deneuve is now in her sixth decade making films but the French actress says she is too busy working these days to grow nostalgic about her past roles or films with acclaimed directors such as Luis Bunuel and Francois Truffaut. In her latest film, "On My ...
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The book, "Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar," tells the story of how Richards was first introduced to music by his grandfather and given his first guitar. The hardcover and ebook will be released on September 9.
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The 20-year-old Bieber has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He did not attend the hearing on Tuesday in a Miami-Dade county court. The initial March trial date was postponed after lawyers for Bieber and several news organizations argued in court over whether the media should have access to video ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his quest to sign young people up for health insurance to an edgy comedy website on Tuesday, where he traded insults with host Zach Galifianakis while plugging his signature Obamacare health program. Obama sat for an interview on "Between Two ...
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ANAHEIM, California (Reuters) - Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band Kiss put down their instruments, wiped away the face paint and unveiled their own arena football franchise on Monday, promising to pair the niche sport with the pyrotechnic theater of their concerts. Seated outside the ...
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Three other U.S. imports, the smash hit "The Book of Mormon" by "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, "The Scottsboro Boys" based on the notorious Alabama trial of nine teenage blacks accused of rape, and "Once", a musical version of the ...
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - It's OK to grow up. Even Seth Rogen says so. As a married former party guy transitioning into suburban parenthood, Rogen wages war with the frat house next door in the raucous new Nicholas Stoller movie, "Neighbors," that screened this weekend as a work in ...
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Actor, director and screenwriter Jon Favreau traded the high-flying super hero antics of his "Iron Man" movies for a quieter new film about a celebrated chef who quits his job at a top-flight restaurant and takes to the road in a food truck. "Chef," a ...
For Williams, the disappointment of losing the top spot was tempered by the fact his new album "G I R L" was crowned the week's top album, and the fastest-selling record of 2014 so far after racking up sales of nearly 70,000 copies. No other new entries made an impression at the top of ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The action film "300: Rise of an Empire," battled its way to $45 million in ticket sales to win the weekend box office race, slashing its way past the animated film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman." "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," based on the ...
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CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Arab countries have banned the Hollywood film "Noah" on religious grounds even before its worldwide premiere and several others are expected to follow suit, a representative of Paramount Pictures told Reuters on Saturday. Islam frowns upon representing holy ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - A composer once known as the "Beethoven of Japan" said on Friday that tests had shown he was not legally deaf and apologized to people throughout the country for lying by using a ghost writer for his popular symphonies and other music. Mamoru Samuragochi, a classical ...
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(Reuters) - Walt Disney Studios has signed an agreement with Shanghai Media Group Pictures to develop Disney-branded movies, the latest move by a U.S. studio to grow its presence in China's entertainment business. U.S.-based writers will team up with local writers and filmmakers to develop stories ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (Reuters) - Old rich dames, angry henchmen and one very punctilious hotel concierge make up the fantasy world at the center of Wes Anderson's whimsical caper that evokes a bygone era of aristocratic hierarchy and opulence. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," out in limited ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The stage was strewn with daffodils and a cake was wheeled out as Dame Kiri te Kanawa celebrated her 70th birthday on Thursday singing on stage at Covent Garden where the New Zealand-born soprano first made an international splash more than 40 years ago. Te Kanawa, who retired ...
The lineup of out-of-competition films announced on Thursday in the "Spotlight" section of the New York-based Tribeca festival, a section reserved for more prominent actors and directors, comprises 31 feature films, nine of which are documentaries. Highlights include Dito Montiel's ...
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"Hustle" and "Wolf," which each went home from Sunday's Oscars empty handed, will have a shot at redemption at the unbuttoned MTV event that hands out golden, popcorn-shaped trophies in categories like best kiss and best fight scene. The fan-voted awards will be hosted by ...
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch writer and comedian Herman Koch's novel "Summerhouse with Swimming Pool" follows hot on the heels of "The Dinner", a study of racism, madness and death in an outwardly respectable middle-class family which proved a surprise international hit. Due to ...
Edwards died from complications of pneumonia at a hospital in Santa Monica, California, according to agent Fred Westbrook, who said the illness was "sudden." "He was a fun guy," said Westbrook, noting that Edwards in recent years had been doing radio appearances and writing a ...
Saunders, 55, topped finalists Andrea Barrett's "Archangel" collection and Rebecca Lee's "Bobcat" for the $20,000 prize, the richest among annual literary fiction honors in the United States. Saunders, who lives in New York and teaches creative writing at Syracuse University, ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop artist ScHoolboy Q knocked Disney's juggernaut soundtrack "Frozen" from the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. "Oxymoron," the third studio album from ScHoolboy Q and the first to be released through a major label, Universal ...
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It will be the first time that O'Brien, 50, has hosted the annual show, which will take place on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and which serves as lead-in to the summer movie season. "After eight years of intense negations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV's ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Hollywood on Tuesday for the premiere of a film to promote tourism to the Holy Land, shifting the spotlight away from his frequent focus on dangers facing his country. Netanyahu attended the premiere at Paramount Studios of ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese farming family is forced from their home by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, living in cramped temporary housing under stress as they wait for permission to return to land worked by their ancestors for generations. That is the all-too-real backdrop of ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Times on Tuesday corrected a 161-year-old story about Solomon Northup, whose memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie "12 Years a Slave." The January 20, 1853, article, headlined "The Kidnapping Case," tells the story of ...
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MIAMI (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday ruled that video images of a partially-clad Justin Bieber while the pop singer was in police custody in Florida can be released, but only after blocking out his genitals. The video clips included Bieber providing a urine sample for a drug test following his ...
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NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - Husband-and-wife cast members of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" reality television show pleaded guilty on Tuesday to mail and wire fraud conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud stemming from what prosecutors said was years of hiding income and lying to obtain ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The centenary year of the start of World War One is being marked on the London stage as a bloodbath that wasted millions of lives and ended in failure, setting the world on the destructive path for World War Two. With "War Horse" - the internationally hailed play about ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Mieczyslaw Weinberg's parents and sister died in a concentration camp, his Yiddish-language actor father-in-law was killed on Stalin's orders and the Polish-born composer himself was imprisoned by the KGB and only released after Stalin's death. His moving Holocaust opera ...
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Ford, who became a popular target for late-night TV hosts including Kimmel after admitting to smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor", appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" where they looked at videos and photos of some of his more colorful antics during his years in ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While most college students often use their year abroad to embrace the culture and nightlife of new countries, British actor Freddie Highmore opted to play one of the most notorious fictional serial killers, Norman Bates. Highmore, 22, plays a teenage version of Norman ...
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - As Mexico basks in the glow of its first best director Oscar for Alfonso Cuaron and his blockbuster film "Gravity," a new generation of homegrown filmmakers wonders if the magic of the golden statuette will rub off on them. Cuaron's 3D space thriller scooped seven ...
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Nielsen ratings data on Tuesday showed that the audience for the telecast was 43.7 million, versus the 43 million reported on Monday, the highest since 2000 and 8 percent higher than last year. The Oscars attract the biggest non-sports audience in the United States. Walt Disney Co's ABC network ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the fall of 1992, a group of music industry legends converged on New York City to pay tribute to Bob Dylan by performing his songs at a concert that has come to be seen as one of the most exciting in rock history. This week, Sony Music Entertainment will release "Bob ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that online television service FilmOn X LLC cannot intervene in support of competitor Aereo Inc, which is being challenged by the four major U.S. broadcasters over its use of television broadcast signals. The case, to be argued on April ...
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The Scottish-born star, 83, spoke out six months before a referendum that could split the United Kingdom. A long-term supporter of separation, the Bahamas resident has said he could return to his native land if it became independent. He was the latest in a number of high-profile stars recently ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A sea of Oscar statuettes filled the Governor's Ball on Sunday night as winners chatted, ate and celebrated with the film industry's elite at the official Academy Awards party. Winners also got their statuettes engraved with their names on the first stop in a string of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Is this the year the "selfie" stole the Oscars? A self-portrait of host Ellen DeGeneres and stars including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper taken during Hollywood's annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday quickly became the most shared photo ...
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The film from British director Steve McQueen is based on the memoirs of a free black man, Solomon Northup, who is tricked and sold into bondage in Louisiana in an unflinching account of pre-Civil War slavery in America. (Reporting By Mary Milliken; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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McConaughey lost some 50 pounds (23 kg) for the role, looking gaunt as real-life crusader Ron Woodroof, a cowboy who fought the U.S. government during the early AIDS epidemic of the 1980s to provide patients with medicines he imported from foreign countries. "First off, I want to thank God, ...
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Blanchett, 44, was the favorite to win this year's Oscar after sweeping awards season with prizes including the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA earlier this year. Blanchett beat Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench and Meryl Streep for the Oscar.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for the space thriller, "Gravity," in which an astronaut fights for her survival after being cut loose from her space shuttle. It was the first Academy Award for Cuaron, 52, and the first ...
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Nyong'o, 31, won the Oscar in her first feature film role, earning a thunderous standing ovation from the Hollywood audience. She beat fellow frontrunner Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of a loopy housewife in caper "American Hustle" in one of the most closely-watched Academy Award races ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedienne and talk show star Ellen DeGeneres returned as Oscar host on Sunday, bringing her deadpan affability, and free pizza, to the 86th Academy Awards show while still poking fun at Hollywood royalty. In a back-to-basics approach to a live, 3 1/2-hour telecast that ...
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Director Paolo Sorrentino's film about an aging writer's reflections on life and his search for meaning among Rome's idle rich also won top foreign film honors at the Golden Globes and Britain's BAFTAs. It was the first Oscar for Sorrentino and the 11th win for an Italian film since foreign ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jared Leto, the former teen heartthrob who left Hollywood to become a rock star, won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday in his return to movies as an HIV positive transgender woman in "Dallas Buyers Club." Leto, 42, won over both critics and audiences with ...
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Only two other acts in history have secured the top spot on three separate occasions with the same song, the last being Guy Mitchell's "Singing the Blues" in 1957. "Happy" also passed the 1 million sales marker this week, making Pharrell only the second act after the Beatles to ...
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Bravo TV's new reality show "Southern Charm," set in Charleston's historic downtown among the moss-draped oaks and mansions on the South Carolina coast, promises to reveal "the Neverland of the South, where men don't want to grow up." The ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Non-Stop", a thriller starring Liam Neeson as a U.S. air marshal trying to stop a string of murders on an international flight, collected $30 million in ticket sales to soar into the lead at the domestic box office. It swept the week's other new film, ...
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Resnais, who was born in 1922 in northwestern France and started his career with mid-length films in the 1940s, rose to fame with "Night and Fog" and "Van Gogh", a short that won an Oscar in its category in 1950. In 1959, with author Marguerite Duras as scriptwriter, he ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Big budget sci-fi flop "After Earth" and ensemble comedy "Movie 43" led the Razzie Awards on Saturday while annual favorite Adam Sandler went home empty-handed at the ceremony that mauled Hollywood's worst films and performances of the year. "After ...
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SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) - Harrowing slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" swept the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday with five wins, just one day ahead of the Oscar ceremony on Sunday. "12 Years a Slave" won five of its seven nominations at the awards show for ...
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Actor and director Guillaume Gallienne plays himself and impersonates his mother - often in the same scene - in the autobiographical film "Me, Myself and Mum", which also took the award for best first film. Adapted from a popular play, the film follows Gallienne through his childhood and ...
Rickey Charles Goodrich, 55, had initially faced 33 theft charges but in December he pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree theft, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office spokesman Dan Donohoe said. "(Goodrich) will remain out of custody for the next two weeks to get his business ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The most glamorous of all runways, the 500-foot-long Oscars red carpet, might be a fashion disaster on Sunday. A rare heavy rain storm on Friday in Southern California has soaked parts of the red carpet laid down on Hollywood Boulevard, where movie stars and Tinseltown ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A recent Grammy winner, a legendary rock band, a Broadway star belting out a girl-power ballad and an impossibly cool indie rocker have found themselves at the juncture of one of the most compelling Oscar races of the year: best original song. It's a category that has drawn ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found in his New York apartment on February 2 with a needle in his arm, died of an accidental overdose of drugs, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday. The cause of death was acute drug intoxication, including heroin, ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - Rainy skies did not deter the fashionistas from gathering this week in Paris - with singer Rihanna this season's front-row "It" girl - as the Fall/Winter ready-to-wear collections promised cold weather looks to warm the iciest of hearts. As winter refused to say goodbye ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has pulled out of a mostly sold-out production in April of Gounod's opera "Faust" at the Royal Opera House in London, saying that "the role is not right for me". The opera house announced the move on Friday. Her publicist said ...
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The two, who have been dating for about two years, appeared together on the popular television sitcom "That '70s Show." Photographs on the US Weekly and E! websites taken of Kunis on Thursday in Los Angeles show her sporting a large diamond ring on her left hand.
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The win is the first in the category for Walt Disney Animation Studios, the animation house founded by the man who pioneered the genre. The animated feature category was created in 2002 and has been dominated by Disney-owned Pixar, which has won it seven times but was shut out of the nominations ...
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JAKARTA/MADIUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - A chilling documentary about one of the worst massacres since World War Two is up for an Academy Award this weekend. If it does win, don't expect the Indonesian co-director to go on stage to receive an Oscar: he's worried for his life. The nearly three-hour ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three days before the Oscars, the Los Angeles film czar and a think tank delivered some damning news to Tinseltown: Hollywood's status as the home of American film and television production is threatened because places like New York are offering better financial incentives ...
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VIENNA (Reuters) - At 24, Olga Goreglyad is a veteran of society balls around Europe but her ambition will not be fulfilled until she dances on Thursday night as a debutante at Vienna's Opera Ball - something celebrity guest Kim Kardashian will not be doing. Almost every social group and ...
Lange, who was born in St. Paul, Minn., worked in radio and as a disc jockey before joining the "Dating Game". Contestants on the show, which debuted in 1965, chose a date from three candidates after asking a series of questions. Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Steve Martin were ...
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Country singer Loretta Lynn suffered minor burns on her hands putting out a small fire at her ranch near Nashville, but the incident will not keep the coal miner's daughter from performing in Texas on Friday, a representative said. Lynn, 81, snuffed a small fire on ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The soundtrack for Disney's hit animated film "Frozen" reclaimed the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, becoming the first soundtrack in 15 years to notch more than five weeks at No. 1 on the chart. The "Frozen" soundtrack, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When it comes to hosting an awards show, Patton Oswalt has a few tricks up his sleeve that include keeping a celebrity-filled crowd on edge. The Virginia-born Oswalt, 45, has forged a career in comedy, with roles in TV sitcoms "The King of Queens" and "Two ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Two of the biggest names in British musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will close their latest shows early at the end of March, in a blow to the former partners' efforts to succeed separately in London's West End. Lyricist Rice and composer Lloyd Webber, who ...
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ATLANTA (Reuters) - One of pop singer Justin Bieber's bodyguards has been arrested and charged with stealing a photographer's $10,000 camera outside an arcade in an Atlanta suburb, police said on Wednesday. The 32-year-old guard, Hugo Hesny, was outside a children's play center and party business ...
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"We've sold more than 4,000 tickets," Doncaster spokesman Steve Uttley was quoted as saying on the BBC. "The usual turnout for a match like this would be about 100." The 22-year-old joined the Championship side on a non-contract basis in August but was injured in a charity ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry's highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars. British director Steve McQueen's unflinching ...
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Mak Chi-hang and his younger brother Mak Chi-shing refused to close their air conditioner repair shop or turn down loud music in October when the crew was about to start shooting a scene for the science fiction movie. A member of the crew had approached the brothers the day before and they had ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - A new superhero is fighting for freedom, justice and the Nigerian way in the mean streets of Lagos. And - oh, yes - he can dance too. Meet Captain Rugged, the creation of Nigerian musician Keziah Jones. He is the inspiration for Jones's latest "blufunk" album release ...
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MADRID (Reuters) - Paco de Lucia, the influential Spanish guitarist who vastly expanded the international audience for flamenco and merged it with other musical styles, died suddenly of a heart attack on Tuesday evening in Mexico. The 66-year-old virtuoso, as happy playing seemingly impossible ...
O'Brien, 54, chronicled the progression of his medical horror story, which unfolded at the end of a lengthy reporting trip to Japan and the Philippines, in an account posted on his personal blog site. The initial injury, caused by a storage case falling onto his arm, left the limb sore and ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won the best-acting Oscar categories and Sidney Poitier was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2002, the night was a watershed for black actors in Hollywood. Since then the debate about Hollywood diversity among the African ...
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With a mixture of banter and jokes and guests comedian Amy Poehler and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Meyers managed to top the premiere audience numbers of his predecessor Jimmy Fallon, who left the show to replace Jay Leno as host of NBC's flagship late-night program "The Tonight Show" ...
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The measure, introduced by Representative Doug Collins of Georgia, would give songwriters more leeway in arguing for higher royalties before a special court that mediates disputes over payments. The proposal is supported by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and ...
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The lead singer for the heavy metal Christian rock band As I Lay Dying pleaded guilty in California on Tuesday to a charge of soliciting an undercover detective posing as a hit man to kill his estranged wife. Tim Lambesis, 33, entered the plea in a San Diego court as part of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Danish drama "The Hunt" has at least one advantage over its rivals in its bid to win the best foreign-language picture Oscar: the familiar face of Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen, the 48-year-old star of NBC television thriller "Hannibal," is no unknown to ...
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(Reuters) - DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc's fourth-quarter revenue fell a steeper-than-expected 23 percent due to the continued poor performance of "Turbo" and the lack of a major movie released in the United States in the period. Shares of the Hollywood studio fell 7.5 percent to $32.55 ...
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The Toronto Sun newspaper said Ford is scheduled to be on the Jimmy Kimmel show Monday night and is "looking forward to promoting Toronto on the world stage." The article also quoted Ford as saying he would attend this year's Academy Awards, though another report by a local TV news ...
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Disney, like other Hollywood studios, is trying to boost digital sales after consumers moved away in recent years from buying DVDs, cutting a lucrative source of revenue. The media company said in a statement it launched the new service on Tuesday, coinciding with the digital release of Disney's ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seth Meyers stepped into his new role as host of NBC's "Late Night" talk show on Monday, welcoming comedian Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden while delivering on a promise of a quirky program that still closely follows the basic formula for late night ...
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Emma Thompson, a two-time winner for "Howards End" and "Sense and Sensibility," has stowed her Oscars in the bathroom, or rather loo, of her London abode. "It's full of my most precious possessions," Thompson said. "So it's not as if I'm being rude. It's an ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In an industry known for its boundless self-promotion, campaigning for this year's Oscars has been a relatively civil affair, compared with the bare-knuckled sparring of years past. But that does not mean studios have toned down the campaigns around their films and ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Now they know how big the show is and how much people care, but the producers of the Oscars aren't making any apologies for their maiden effort running Hollywood's biggest show last year or the provocative humor of its host, Seth MacFarlane. Despite some harsh reviews from ...
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"Blurred Lines" singer Thicke, who caused a sensation with a raunchy MTV Video Music Awards performance last year with Miley Cyrus, and Patton met as teenagers and have been married since 2005. They have one son, Julian, who was born in 2010. "We will always love each other and be ...
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(Reuters) - Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for films such as "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day" and "Caddyshack," died at his home in Chicago at the age of 69 of complications from a rare vascular disease, his agent said on Monday. Ramis, who had ...
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"I probably have to move out of New York," Baldwin said in a New York Magazine article. "I just can't live in New York anymore." Emmy-award winning Baldwin, who was repeatedly portrayed in press accounts last year as a hot-headed homophobe and bigot, struck out at prominent gay ...
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Hall, who took over as director general at the BBC last April, will use a speech in Oxford on Wednesday to dismiss calls by some critics for the 3.7 billion pound ($6 billion) a year license fee to be shared with other broadcasters. Every UK household with a television pays 145.50 pounds a year to ...
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The photographer, Sheng Li, was also arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of harassment, the force added. The 37-year-old actor was given a desk appearance ticket, requiring him to appear in court later this month.
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Among other questions, the poll asked 1,433 Americans whether they had seen any of the nine best-picture nominees, plus two other films competing in other categories. The Academy Awards will be hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres on March 2. Among those who responded to the online survey, Somali ...
It said Smith's success at the BRIT awards, where he won the Critics' Choice award, had helped him sell 108,000 copies with his debut track. It was the first time the winner of that award had debuted in the top spot, it said. The British pop world's show of the year was held earlier this month.
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Lego Movie," an animated film that depicts a world based on the colorful toy blocks, collected $31.5 million to lead U.S. and Canadian box office charts for a third consecutive weekend. The new Kevin Costner spy thriller "3 Days to Kill" ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Jennifer Lawrence tripped on her way to accept her best actress Oscar last year, her blush pink princess-like Dior Haute Couture gown was captured in all its glory as the unscripted moment made ripples around the world. That bonus air-time for a single dress at one of ...
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PASADENA, California (Reuters) - Comedian and actor Kevin Hart won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, while Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker was honored with awards for both his career and his latest role as a White House butler. One week before the ...
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Von Trapp died Tuesday but the news was confirmed Saturday by her half-brother Johannes von Trapp, according to the New York Daily News. Von Trapp died of natural causes at her home in Vermont, the paper reported. No one was immediately available to comment at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, ...
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(Reuters) - Maria Bartiromo, whose high-profile Wall Street coverage earned her the nickname "Money Honey" during two decades on business channel CNBC, now takes aim at her former employer as host of a new morning show on the rival Fox Business Network. "Opening Bell with Maria ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Oscar voting enters the homestretch, "The Great Beauty" gives an historical nod to the Italian films that have made the nation the most successful winner of best foreign-language film. The ambitious and visually stunning drama directed by Paolo Sorrentino ...
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MILAN (Reuters) - Hooded models walked in an enchanted forest and fox-fur mixed with lambskin on Milan's catwalks on Sunday as the city's women's fashion week drew to an end in a positive mood. A frosty oak tree rose from beneath the stage in a flurry of snow at Dolce and Gabbana before models ...
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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Vintage hell-raisers, the Rolling Stones played their first ever concert in the Middle east on Friday - a gig to 30,000, mostly Western fans in culturally conservative Abu Dhabi. A swaggering Mick Jagger, dressed in black sequins and red satin - later donning a red feather ...
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"The Lego Movie," voiced by an all-star cast including Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks, opened with $69.1 million in its first weekend earlier this month and is expected to top the box office for a third consecutive time this week. So far, the film has grossed more than ...
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ATLANTA (Reuters) - A celebrity hair stylist has accused rapper and former "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Friday seeking $30 million in compensation. Terrence Davidson, ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The production company behind Netflix Inc's political thriller "House of Cards" is taking a step that could have come straight from the show's script: threatening to move filming from Maryland unless lawmakers provide enough tax breaks. Representatives for a top ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood stars are lighting up Broadway in limited-run plays that can be box office gold for the theater industry and give film and television actors a prestigious career boost. British actress Rebecca Hall, of 2013's Disney-Marvel superhero blockbuster sequel "Iron Man ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Joe Newcomb, a failed minor league baseball player who struck it rich as a Texas chemical trader, will be among those crossing their fingers in the Dolby Theatre audience on March 2 when the Academy Awards are handed out. Newcomb financed scrappy best picture Oscar ...
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HOLLYWOOD (Reuters) - When Hollywood was its own little town at the start of the 20th century, it banned movie theatres and liquor, except for medicinal purposes (wink, wink). That ended quickly when movie studios arrived and a louche Los Angeles annexed the upstart. Today, Hollywood is at the ...
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Sarah Hyland, known for her role as oldest sibling Haley Dunphy in the award-winning comedy series, was posing for a photograph with a fan outside a venue in downtown Sydney when he allegedly groped her chest. New South Wales state police said a 29-year-old man had been arrested at the scene and ...
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MILAN (Reuters) - Roberto Cavalli wants the world of fashion to turn its back on celebrity endorsements, and likes to use Instagram to stay in touch with his customers, the flamboyant Italian designer said at Milan fashion week on Thursday. Speaking before unveiling a womens autumn-winter ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - When Cheryl Boone Isaacs presides over the Oscars on March 2, her mere presence will convey a statement on diversity in Hollywood as the first African-American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and its third woman in its 86 ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer has sued Paramount Pictures and the makers of "The Wolf of Wall Street" for $25 million in damages, saying he is portrayed as a toupee-wearing, degenerate drug user in the Oscar-nominated film. Andrew Greene, of New York, also wants the film based on the ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Washington judge on Thursday set an April 17 trial for Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown, who faces a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an altercation outside a hotel. Brown, 24, who is at a California facility undergoing anger management treatment, did not ...
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MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami judge on Thursday temporarily blocked media access to any more video images of a semi-clad Justin Bieber filmed while the teenage pop singer was in police custody last month after his arrest for driving under the influence. The police station footage included clips of ...
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The company said it added 93,000 U.S. subscribers for the quarter that ended in December as it focused on "higher quality subscribers" in a mature market. That was nearly 10 percent less than a year earlier, but above analysts' forecasts. The average monthly revenue per U.S. user rose ...
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NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Elton John and Kanye West will be among the acts during this summer's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, organizers announced on Wednesday. The Bonnaroo festival will be held June 12-15 on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, about 65 miles southeast of Nashville, where ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Kors, whose namesake fashion house is best known for its urban-inspired women's clothing and accessories, has taken a more laid-back approach to its fall-winter collection with muted colors drawn from Northern California's craggy coastline. The line shown last week at ...
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The band, who in the past have responded frostily to their BRIT successes, earlier performed at the ceremony for the first time despite multiple nominations since 2006. "That rock 'n roll, it just won't go away," frontman Alex Turner said as he accepted the award.
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Hoffman, 46, who won a best actor Oscar for his role in the 2005 biographical film "Capote," was considered to be one of the finest stage and screen actors of his generation. O'Donnell, known as Mimi, is the mother of the couple's three young children, Cooper, Tallulah and Willa.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country singer Eric Church on Wednesday zoomed past the competition to the top of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart with the best opening sales week of the year. "The Outsiders," the North Carolina singer's fourth studio album, sold 288,000 copies last week, ...
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Green made the surprise announcement on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" daytime TV talk show on Wednesday. "I'm not coming back at all," Green told a surprised DeGeneres while singer Lionel Richie sat beside her.
Following the world premiere of the film that chronicles the rise of the New York-born artist, Nas will appear at the festival in a special performance of the album, considered to be one of the greatest rap records ever made. "Like the festival itself, 'Time is Illmatic' and the ...
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan folk singer Simon Diaz, who wrote some of the country's best-known songs and inspired generations of musicians, died on Wednesday. He was 85. Affectionately known as "Uncle Simon," Diaz became a household name thanks to radio and television shows that ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Indie quartet Arctic Monkeys picked up the coveted best album award and triumphed over boy band One Direction to be named best group, prompting their lead singer to claim a victory for rock-and-roll at British pop's show of the year. "That rock-and-roll it just won't go ...
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MILAN (Reuters) - Fausto Puglisi's elaborately embroidered dresses have been worn by Madonna and will be featured alongside titans of Italian fashion at London's Victoria & Albert museum this year, but his ambitions for his young brand are as grand as his designs. Puglisi got his big break in ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen were already at the top of their game, but the trio say anything is possible after gracing the cover of the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Edition that hit newsstands on Tuesday. They joined an illustrious club ...
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The film, directed by Clooney, is based on the true story of U.S. soldiers in World War Two who rescued art masterpieces from Nazi thieves. A member of the original Monuments Men group, Harry Ettlinger, will also attend the screening, along with Robert Edsel, whose book is the basis for the film, ...
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Fallon's premiere on NBC's flagship late-night program failed to top the farewell episodes of Jay Leno on February 6 and in 2009, but eclipsed the audience that tuned in to watch Conan O'Brien begin his short, ill-fated stint as host. Fallon, 39, welcomed actor Will Smith and Irish band U2 as his ...
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"His sudden death from conditions that led to heart failure came as a total shock to us all," Gerald Casale said on the group's website on Tuesday. Devo, whose name is a contraction of "de-evolution," was formed in 1972 in Akron, Ohio, and later moved to Los Angeles. The band ...
LAREN, The Netherlands (Reuters) - In a windswept enclosure southeast of Amsterdam, shivering volunteers are building a home for themselves from scratch, under the constant gaze of television cameras relaying their struggles to the outside world. They are contestants in "Utopia", the ...
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Famous for decades for its jazz scene, Cape Town is starting to stand out for its electronic music as lovers of the aural avant-garde establish the southern tip of Africa as a centre of innovation, pushing the boundaries of popular sound. Building on a foundation of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the aspiring actor and actress who sits at home during awards season fantasizing that they too could be feted as an Oscar nominee or Golden Globe winner there is a simple recipe: get cast in a film by David O. Russell. The director of romance "Silver Linings ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jimmy Fallon took the reins of the long-running "Tonight Show" on Monday, bringing NBC's late night talk show flagship back to Manhattan after an absence of more than 40 years, being welcomed on set by a host of top stars, including Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson and ...
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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - With "Winter's Tale" misfiring over the weekend, leading man Colin Farrell has suffered another box-office bummer. The romantic fantasy from Warner Bros. is going to take in less than $10 million over the four-day Presidents Day weekend. That makes three ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Feb 16 - "The Lego Movie," an animated film that depicts a world based on the colorful toy blocks, collected $48.8 million to top box office charts for a second week, finishing far ahead of romantic comedy "About Last Night" which had ticket sales of $27 ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The harrowing drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Best Film award at Britain's top movie honors on Sunday, cementing its status as favorite for the Oscars next month, but it was the space thriller "Gravity" that claimed the biggest trophy haul. "12 Years a ...
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The episode, entitled "Brick Like Me," will see family patriarch Homer Simpson wake up in a Springfield where everyone and everything is made out of Legos, and he must figure his way out before he gets stuck in the plastic world forever. Danish company The Lego Group first started ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - From the inventors of the pneumatic car flipper to the software developers who replaced clay modeling with digital sculpture, dozens of behind-the-scenes cinematic innovators turned out on Saturday to receive recognition from the film industry. Two weeks ...
Henson, a shareholder and board member of the Jim Henson Company died at home, where he was with one of his daughters, the company said in a statement. He lived in Saugerties, New York, said company spokeswoman Nicole Goldman in an email.
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LONDON (Reuters) - Oversized coats, sheer blouses and slinky cocktail dresses heralded the return of grown-up glamour on the catwalk on Tuesday at London Fashion Week, where the city is looking to cement its reputation as a global showcase for emerging talent. Tom Ford, Jasper Conran and Marios ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Asian films were big winners at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday, led by gritty Chinese thriller "Bai Ri Yan Huo" (Black Coal, Thin Ice) about an overweight detective pursuing a serial killer which took the top Golden Bear prize. Liao Fan, who said he ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Director and producer Martin Scorsese says he hopes his documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Review of Books will point young people in the right direction for getting reliable information in an age of data overload. Scorsese and co-director David Tedeschi ...
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'Juno' actress Ellen Page comes out as gay
February 15th, 2014, 5:53 am
(Reuters) - Actress Ellen Page, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Juno," came out as a lesbian on Friday at a Las Vegas conference for gay teens. "I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission," the 26-year-old actress said in a speech that drew roaring ...
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The former "American Idol" judge's girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, gave birth to the 6 pound, 7 ounce (2.9 kilograms) boy in New York. It is her second child and Cowell's first. Cowell, 54, who gained fame as an acid-tongued judge on television singing contests in the United States and his ...
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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world's most celebrated living composers, says his music bears witness to the harrowing history of his native Poland in the 20th century. Now 80 but showing no signs of slowing down, Penderecki is performing with the Israel Philharmonic ...
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McHale is the star of the NBC television comedy "Community" and host of E! network's "The Soup." "He's sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media," ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Films ranging from a coming-of-age docudrama using the same actors over a 12-year span, a feature about radical Catholics and an unflinching look at Northern Ireland's troubles stand out as possible winners at the annual Berlin film festival. Twenty titles will compete for the ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - "Angelina Jolie presents" is the first thing on screen in the Ethiopian movie "Difret", but the true story of a 14-year-old girl's abduction, rape and trial for killing her abductor speaks for itself. Shown at the Berlin film festival, it features Hirut, a ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ralph Waite, who played the good-hearted but soft-spoken patriarch on the 1970s U.S. television drama "The Waltons," died on Thursday in Southern California, the actor's manager said. He was 85. Waite, who served in World War Two and was an ordained Presbyterian ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sports Illustrated magazine on Thursday unveiled its annual swimsuit issue with models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen on the cover of its 50th anniversary edition. Agdal, 21, from Denmark, and Americans Teigen and Aldridge, both 28, are the latest models to ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fairy tales are not only for children and "Winter's Tale," the film adaptation of a best-selling book, aims to lure even jaded, middle-aged adults into believing in the magic of eternal love and the power of miracles. The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. director Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" which portrays an American family over a 12-year-period as the two children mature into young adults has emerged as a leading contender for the top award at this year's Berlin film festival. The movie, shot at regular ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - British film director Ken Loach, receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Berlin film festival on Friday, said the more ambitious his films were in trying to push a social or political agenda, the less successful they were in achieving that aim. Loach, 77, who in his ...
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Ex-BBC DJ Travis cleared of sex offences
February 13th, 2014, 4:02 pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Dave Lee Travis, one of Britain's best-known radio DJs in the 1970s and 1980s who counted Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi among his fans, was cleared on Thursday of a string of sexual offences against women over three decades. The 68-year-old former BBC Radio 1 DJ was the first ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - An overweight detective with a drinking problem and a fresh divorce stumbles through the snow to catch a killer armed with ice-skates, showing China has no need to envy the Nordics when it comes to crime in a cold climate. A city lawyer rides through the desert on horseback with ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin's international film festival ends this weekend with some film buyers and sellers having made significant deals and others complaining of slack sales activity with no significant driver. The 64th Berlin International Film Festival kicked off last week with American ...
Thirteen new episodes of "The Clone Wars" will premiere on Netflix on March 7. The five earlier seasons, which previously aired on Time Warner Inc's Cartoon Network, also will be available on Netflix at that time, along with a feature film of the same name. This is the first time any ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - After years focusing on his visual arts career, Turkey's Kutlug Ataman has returned to feature filmmaking with a touching portrait of the pressures and hypocrisy of village life in his northeastern Anatolian homeland. 'Kuzu' (The Lamb) uses the occasion of the circumcision of a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The latest edition of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise featuring chart hits by Lorde and Katy Perry debuted at the top of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, pushing the "Frozen" film soundtrack off its pedestal. "Now ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When writing a song that imagined a conversation between two ancient ashen corpses, British electro-pop band Bastille never imagined it would become the track that led them into the American mainstream music scene. "Pompeii," a haunting and grandiose song of love ...
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The half-hour show to air Sundays in the 11:00-11:30 p.m. slot will present a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, HBO said in a statement, without elaborating further on the show's content. The offer from HBO, a unit of Time Warner Inc, came a few months after Oliver ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sid Caesar, who pioneered TV sketch comedy during the 1950s as the star and creative force of "Your Show of Shows," a launch pad for the likes of Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen and an inspiration to generations of comedians, died on Wednesday. He was ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - A "New Age" healer whose estranged son is a falconer are the odd couple at the heart of an English-language movie by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa that marked a coming-of-age moment for Latin American cinema at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday. In a year when ...
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WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - On this Valentine's Day, some couples will enter a committed relationship, but it might end up lasting a mere 13 hours. That's the time it would take to binge-watch the 13 episodes of the second season of "House of Cards," the Emmy Award-winning ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Gay characters and themes have become so common in film that it came as a shock when director Adam Csaszi said he changed his movie based on a true story about a gay footballer and his lover in rural Hungary because the reality was too brutal. Speaking at the Berlin film ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After wearing a paper bag on his head to a red carpet premier and walking out of a press conference for his new film, actor Shia LaBeouf's latest bizarre antic was to reveal an art project on Tuesday. LaBeouf, 27, a former Disney star who later became known as the lead of ...
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Mamoru Samuragochi, a classical musician, became known as an inspirational genius for composing despite losing his hearing. Samuragochi said on Wednesday that he had suffered hearing loss and was not able to hear when he began paying a part-time university professor to write music under his name, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw, the face of "NBC Nightly News" for more than two decades, has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, but is hopeful about the outcome of his treatment, the network said on ...
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It will be the fourth time Jackman will emcee the ceremony on June 8 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, where it will be broadcast live on the CBS television network. He hosted the ceremony from 2003-2005 and picked up an Emmy award for his work on the 2004 show. Jackman, 45, also won a ...
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Folk singer Donovan, 67, wrote 1960s hits "Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow" and "Hurdy Gurdy Man" becoming an international star and an emblem of the era's hippie culture. Glasgow-born Donovan, whose real name is Donovan Leitch, was inducted into the Rock and Roll ...
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The court ruling in the city of Orleans capped a two-year struggle by a group of 30 French, Swiss and Belgian fans of the pop star for legal recognition of their loss. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for his role in administering an overdose of the surgical anesthetic ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave - who has conjured up so much horror, lust and murder as well as haunting love songs in three decades fronting "The Bad Seeds" - worries that technology could destroy the mystique of live rock performance. The 56-year-old cult ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Frustration with a lack of open discussion in Germany over its involvement in Afghanistan and over Berlin's treatment of Afghans helping its troops there spurred the making of the film "Inbetween Worlds" by director Feo Aladag. The movie's premiere on Tuesday at the ...
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(Reuters) - Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and forged a second career as a U.S. diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85. Black, who lured millions to the movies in the 1930s, "peacefully ...
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Israeli singer proves surprise hit in Yemen
February 11th, 2014, 10:15 am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli singer has become an unlikely star in Yemen, an Arab country where his hit songs blare from cafes and taxis. Zion Golan's parents were born in Yemen, but like other Israelis, he is banned from travelling to the conservative Muslim nation, which has no diplomatic ...
The Hollywood Reporter cited a source last week saying the country's film bureau was mulling increasing Hollywood's quota in China to 44 from the current 34 films it allows each year. U.S. studios have been taking steps to appeal to the fast-growing Chinese box office, which hit 21.8 billion yuan ...
Nancy Motes, 37, was found dead in a bathtub full of water at a Los Angeles residence on Sunday, L.A. County Coroner spokesman Captain John Kades said. Prescription drugs were found at the residence, which was not Motes's home. Kades said nothing has been ruled out, including an accidental drug ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - This year's Oscar nominees gathered for the ultimate Hollywood power lunch on Monday in a celebration of the old adage "it's an honor just to be nominated" three weeks before the film industry's biggest night. The annual Oscars nominees luncheon ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Designer Carolina Herrera played with proportions and used sharp geometric prints in bold colors of blue, black, red and cobalt for day dresses and flowing gowns in her fall 2014 presentation at New York Fashion Week on Monday. Hemlines hovered around the knee. Silhouettes ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Going for the gold isn't just a slogan for the Olympics Games; the gleaming metal is dominating fashions for fall. Gold is appearing in elegant evening wear, where it might be expected to shine, and in casual tops, sweaters and jackets as well on the runways in New York, where ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - At 91-years-old, veteran French filmmaker Alain Resnais shows no sign of letting up his experimentation, drawing on theatre, graphic illustration and cinema in his whimsical comedy "Life of Riley" that premiered at Berlin's festival on Monday. In his third adaptation ...
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The film stars Pierce Brosnan, Imogene Poots, Toni Collette and Aaron Paul as four people who meet by chance on New Year's Eve on a rooftop where they have all planned to commit suicide. They make a pact to try to keep each other alive in what has been described a "genial farce" which is ...
Midway through the week, their song "Rather Be" was trailing behind new entry "Stay The Night" by Zedd and Hayley Williams, but a late surge in sales secured the top spot for Clean Bandit by a margin of 8,000 singles. "Stay the Night" was at number two, pushing ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - A gay 15-year-old's heartbreak and obsession with the social media make for a gripping tale of how the Internet can drive fragile minds into a dangerous world, in the Filipino film "Unfriend" shown at the Berlin film festival. Director Joselito Altarejos takes viewers ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The LEGO Movie," an animated film based on the colorful plastic children's blocks, snapped up $69.1 million in ticket sales to top weekend box office charts, easily beating the George Clooney World War Two film "The Monuments Men." "The ...
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"While in custody at the Miami Beach police station the defendant was captured on videotape in various states of undress which show intimate personal parts of the defendant's body," the motion states, noting that the Florida constitution and state law prevent such images from being ...
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"The X Factor," which was unable to replicate the ratings success of fellow Fox singing contest "American Idol," was only able to muster 6.2 million viewers for its season three finale last December, about half of its first season finale audience. Cowell, 54, whose acerbic ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Broadway's newest sports-based play, "Bronx Bombers," opened to mixed reviews on Friday, with some critics praising the casting of the New York Yankees drama and others wondering if it will hit any home runs beyond the hometown fans. Written and directed by Eric ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Designer Jason Wu, a favorite of first lady Michelle Obama, on Friday showed luxurious outerwear in his fashion show that played up elements of style he called "unflustered beauty." Wu's fall 2014 collection used soft amethysts, powder grays and embroidered blacks. ...
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Eastwood, 83, noticed a "look of panic" on the face of tournament official Steve John as he tried to swallow a piece of cheese during a function for tournament volunteers at the Monterey Conference Center in California on Wednesday night. Immediately, Eastwood stepped in and performed ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - A Norwegian film that is part thriller, part spoof of the "Nordic Noir" genre, and a Chinese movie set in a massage clinic run by blind people and using some blind actors were the main offerings at the Berlin film festival on Monday. Chinese director Lou Ye's "Tui ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay Leno's send-off as the host of NBC's late-night talk show the "Tonight Show" drew 14.6 million viewers, Nielsen Media Research said on Friday, topping the audience that bid adieu to the host when he left the show for the first time in 2009. Leno's emotional ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family and close friends bid their final farewells on Friday at a private funeral for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose tragic death of an apparent overdose at the age of 46 robbed the entertainment world of one of its finest talents. Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Julianne ...
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"Smokers, please understand. If you quit after you're diagnosed with lung damage it's too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now," Nimoy tweeted to his 810,000 followers. In Nimoy's case, the actor said, he was diagnosed despite having quit smoking 30 years ago.
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DALLAS (Reuters) - Former tennis pro turned Texas oilman Robert Edsel took a risk when he walked away from a lucrative business to launch the third act of his life as a detective specializing in art plundered by Nazi Germany. Now, with a best-selling novel and after rubbing shoulders with ...
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Third-quarter earnings more than doubled to $88.8 million, or 59 cents per share, from $37.8 million, or 27 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the company earned 64 cents per share in the three months ended December 31.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc released its second batch of TV pilots on Thursday and asked for customer feedback to help determine which of the 10 shows to develop into series for its video streaming service. The company is investing in original content to attract customers to its ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - The death of celebrated American character actor Philip Seymour Hoffman of an apparent drug overdose dampened the opening on Thursday of the 64th Berlin film festival where director Wes Anderson's comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" had its premiere. Anderson's ...
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ROME (Reuters) - Philomena Lee, whose long search for the son she was forced to give up as an unwed teenager in Catholic Ireland inspired the Oscar-nominated film bearing her name, says that after meeting Pope Francis she feels forgiven and has forgiven. "He really made me feel so good inside ...
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MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Two Wisconsin men were charged Friday with stealing a rare Stradivarius violin worth millions of dollars from a concert violinist in late January, prosecutors said. The violin, which was made in 1715 and had an appraised value of $5 million for insurance purposes, was ...
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Father Jim Martin, a Jesuit priest and member of the company, led a community prayer during the somber outdoor ceremony at the Labyrinth Theater Company, where Hoffman formerly served as artistic director. "We come together in a period of terrible mourning and incredible loss, and a period of ...
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ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Rapper DMX beat out over 15,000 other applicants for a chance to throw a punch at former Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in a celebrity boxing match, according to entertainment news website TMZ. The potential match on March 1, what would have been ...
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations thanked Hollywood on Wednesday for raising awareness of cultural crimes during conflict with the movie "The Monuments Men" as the world body tries to stop the pillaging of Syria's heritage during the country's three-year civil war. UNESCO, ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot took to a New York stage on Wednesday evening to demand the release of anti-government prisoners as Russia prepares to open the Winter Olympics in Sochi. President Vladimir Putin has staked his reputation on the Sochi Games. But ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A pair of animated singing princesses kept the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 chart of best-selling albums on Wednesday, ahead of Grammy-winning artists, as a new sing-along version of Disney's "Frozen" propelled sales of the soundtrack ...
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The Academy Award-winning actor's body was discovered on Sunday in a Greenwich Village apartment, officials said. Dozens of tiny bags of what appeared to be heroin were found in the apartment, police sources said. (Reporting By Chris Francescani; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst)
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gala week of designer fashion shows kicked off on Thursday in New York, where insiders said to expect everything from fringe and shearling to pared-down monochrome on styles coming down the runways. Nicholas K, a brother-and-sister design team based in New York, was first ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The high-end art market kicked off 2014 with a bang when sales at Christie's impressionist, modern and surrealist art auction set a new record high for any London sale on Tuesday evening. Staggeringly high prices for art at the top end of the market have made headlines in recent ...
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WARSAW (Reuters) - Pope John Paul II spent decades constantly questioning whether he was worthy of the role he was called to carry out, according to private diaries published on Wednesday in defiance of his request that they be destroyed. John Paul, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 ...
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WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken said on Wednesday he will run for U.S. Congress as a Democrat in his home state of North Carolina, where he once worked as a special education teacher. Aiken, 35, is likely to face a tough battle in his ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a teenage cineaste and budding musician Alexandre Desplat had a habit of devouring as many movies as he could in a week around his regimen of schoolwork and flute practice. But it was not until the French composer, who earned his sixth Oscar nomination last month for the ...
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(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc broke out the financials for its premium movie network HBO on Wednesday for the first time, giving investors a better picture of how the unit stacks up against video streaming service Netflix Inc. Netflix was one of the best-performing stocks last year and analysts said ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three men and one woman arrested in New York have been charged with drugs offences possibly connected to narcotics found at the home of film star Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death of an apparent heroin overdose, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Although ...
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(Reuters) - Investigators are racing to find the source of a synthetic narcotic called fentanyl that is sometimes mixed with heroin and is believed by health authorities to be responsible for scores of U.S. overdose deaths in recent months. The authorities are investigating whether fentanyl, which ...
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The statement issued by Hoffman's publicist, Karen Samfilippo, did not say when the funeral service for family and friends would happen. It said it would take place in New York without specifying if that meant New York City or elsewhere in the state. A memorial service for the actor is planned for ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot may have remade themselves as global human rights advocates since their imprisonment for hooliganism, but on Tuesday they vowed to return to the stage as performers. "It's absolutely impossible to take this out of us," ...
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Netflix has ordered the latest season of the gripping series on Washington machinations from Media Rights Capital, the independent studio behind the series, according to a representative for the producer. The second season, with two-time Oscar winner Spacey playing ruthless South Carolina ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Wall Street expects two new princesses and a muscular Marvel superhero to help lift Walt Disney Co's quarterly results, as the company reaps the benefits of strong performances from film sequel "Thor: The Dark World" and animated musical mega-hit ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the most ambitious of his five films as director, George Clooney assembled a top-shelf cast of fellow actors to play art experts tasked with retrieving artistic treasure stolen by the Germans during World War Two. There is one person, though, who is not a Hollywood ...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Two volunteer coaches of the eight- and nine-year old football players featured on the reality TV show "Friday Night Tykes" have been suspended for encouraging dangerous play or bad behavior, league officials said on Tuesday. The Texas Youth Football ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The apparent heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman comes amid a sharp rise in trafficking of the illegal narcotic across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years and growing abuse of the drug nationwide, federal officials said on Monday. The increasing levels ...
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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said Brown should stay at a treatment facility for substance abuse and anger management because he was doing well in the court-ordered program and it gave him an "adequate safety net." Brandlin sentenced Brown to 90 days in the treatment ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Millions of people around the world have become avid fans of what is known as Nordic Noir detective and crime stories set in Scandinavia, with the next question after whodunit being why are they so successful? "The Bridge", a subtitled Danish-Swedish eco-terrorism ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities were conducting an autopsy on the body of acclaimed stage and film actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, an official said on Monday. Hoffman, considered by many to be one of the finest ...
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A prosecutor decided after an investigation in 1993 not to charge Allen, who has denied the allegations. Legal experts have said the statute of limitations on the case probably has run out. "We have no pending investigation. If we were to receive a complaint, we would review it, as we do with ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The craze for taking "selfies" will die out soon, said British photographer David Bailey, famously known for capturing the free spirit of the swinging '60s. The 76-year old, whose famous subjects include supermodel Kate Moss, Rolling Stone singer Mick Jagger and actor ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film director Woody Allen defended himself on Friday from newly published accusations by his now-adult adopted daughter that he molested her as a child, calling the allegations "ludicrous" and the product of a bitter custody battle with his former partner, actress ...
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EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Accompanied by a light show that featured 80,000 fans with illuminated hats, pop star Bruno Mars rocked the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday with a selection of his hits including "Treasure" and "Runaway Baby." Dressed in a glittery, ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the leading actors of his generation and winner of an Academy Award for his title role in the film "Capote," was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday in what a New York police source described as an apparent drug ...
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EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks and their ferocious defense dominated a frazzled Denver Broncos team, shutting down the NFL's leading offense to claim a 22-0 lead by intermission of the Super Bowl on Sunday. Seattle took charge immediately when on the Broncos' first ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Buddy cop comedy "Ride Along, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, cruised to a third straight weekend at the top of the box office charts, outearning new release "That Awkward Moment." "Ride Along" collected $12.3 million in ticket sales over ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The writers of "Her" and "Captain Phillips" were given top honors by their peers on Saturday at the annual Writers Guild Awards, a strong predictor of success in the screenplay categories at the Oscars in a month's time. Spike Jonze won the best original ...
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The revival of the accusation against Allen comes just ahead of this year's Oscar Awards, where the 78-year-old filmmaker is nominated for best original screenplay for his drama "Blue Jasmine" starring Cate Blanchett. Allen was never arrested or prosecuted in the decades-old case, after ...
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The Vienna-born actor died overnight at a clinic in Innsbruck as the result of a "sudden and serious illness", his agent, Patricia Baumbauer, told the Austria Press Agency on Saturday. One of the best known foreign actors in U.S. films, Schell starred on stage and screen on both sides of ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber was allowed re-entry into the United States on Friday after a brief detention during which U.S. Customs officials used drug-sniffing dogs to search his private jet, according to a U.S. law enforcement source briefed on the incident. No illegal ...
Xavier Smith, 20, better known as rapper Lil Za, was charged with possession of MDMA and oxycodone and vandalizing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's jail where he was held, said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the district attorney. Smith was arrested on January 14 during a Sheriff's Department ...
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's rescued miners enjoyed the spotlight once again on Friday when they met Antonio Banderas and the other actors who will portray them in the Hollywood film "The 33." During the 2010 ordeal, the 33 miners trapped 700 meters underground drank oil-contaminated ...
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Richard Cordray, director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will appear on Jeopardy! on February 5, about 27 years after he won $45,303 as a contestant on the game show. He will be part of a Battle of the Decades between former champions as the show celebrates its 30th anniversary.
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"She died today at her Los Angeles home. She passed away from natural causes. They discovered her body at 3:00 a.m.," said Maureen O'Connor, executive vice president of publicists Rogers & Cowan. The songwriter and businesswoman was married to Gaye from 1964 to 1977 and helped ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Roald Dahl's "Dirty Beasts" poems have a musical cadence which may explain why, after the success of stage versions of "Matilda" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", three of them are being set to music to introduce young people to the ...
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian film director Miklos Jancso, director of five films nominated for best director prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, died on Friday of lung cancer at the age of 92, his family said. Jancso was widely credited for instilling a unique quality into Hungarian cinema, such ...
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The officer is alleged to have attempted to photograph Bieber while he was in a temporary holding facility, according to police spokesman, Bobby Hernandez. The woman faces possible disciplinary action for conduct unbecoming an officer, he added. Her name is being withheld.
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LONDON (Reuters) - The 1985 hit film "Back to the Future" is headed for the London stage as a musical that is scheduled to open in the movie's 30th anniversary year, the producers said on Friday. The film starred Michael J. Fox as a time traveler in a souped-up DeLorean who lands 30 ...
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Despite having more than 2.7 million Facebook fans and over a million Twitter followers, country music singer Eric Church is not a fan of social media. "I've never tweeted and I never will. I'm not on Facebook and I never will be," said Church during an ...
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You've got mail, Pope Francis
January 31st, 2014, 11:57 am
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - He's nowhere near Santa Claus yet, but Pope Francis gets so much mail that the tiny office that deals with it is swamped and working overtime. "Mostly, they are requests for comfort or prayers," Monsignor Giuliano Gallorini, the head of the office, told Vatican ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Some viewers love Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller "Gravity" and others think it pales in comparison with classics like Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey", but pretty much anyone who has seen it agrees the visual effects are stunning. While the film was ...
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TORONTO/MIAMI BEACH (Reuters) - Teen pop star Justin Bieber, facing charges in the United States and Canada, had pot and anti-anxiety medication in his system when arrested in Florida last week but told police his mother "takes care" of his prescriptions, according to official reports ...
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Ford, who has become a staple of late-night punch lines since he admitted in November that he had smoked crack cocaine while in a "drunken stupor", defended Bieber on Thursday during an interview on a Washington, D.C., radio show called Sports Junkies. "Well, you know what, he's a ...
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VIENNA (Reuters) - It's one of the great mysteries of music - did composer Antonio Salieri poison his onetime protege Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with arsenic? The famous 1984 Milos Forman film "Amadeus", based on Peter Shaffer's play, leaves little doubt he did. But now the Vienna museum ...
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Nana, whose real name was Kiash Nanah and who died on Wednesday night at a hospital in Rome, shot to fame when she performed a strip-tease at a restaurant in Rome in 1958. The sequence was shot by Tazio Secchiaroli, the legendary street photographer who was the model for the character Paparazzo in ...
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They were among 130 nominees named by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization, which monitors how the LGBT community is portrayed in the media. The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies are scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on April 12 and New York on May 3.
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DUBLIN (Reuters) - "Snow was general all over Ireland," the noted Irish stage actor Barry McGovern intones while reading the famous line from James Joyce's "The Dead" in a free app for iPads that seeks to bring the heart-rending story to life for the high-tech age. In some ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police charged Justin Bieber on Wednesday with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto in December, the latest in a string of legal troubles for the young pop star. The alleged incident happened in the early hours of December 30, when the limousine picked up six ...
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Musician Bruce Broughton, a former Academy governor and executive committee member in its music branch, composed the title song from the independent Christian faith movie "Alone Yet Not Alone." The Academy said on Wednesday that Broughton had used his position within the organization to ...
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Streaming music has soared in popularity in recent years and Spotify boasts 24 million active users around the world. "Streaming has become so much more mainstream within the music industry worldwide over the last couple of years we thought it was time we integrated the streams-on services ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will be charged with assault in Toronto over an incident in December involving a limousine driver, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said on Wednesday, citing unidentified police sources. The broadcaster said Bieber was expected to arrive in ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Zac Efron navigates the tangled, complex web of dating and the New York singles scene in "That Awkward Moment," a film that puts an uncommon spin on romantic comedy: the male perspective. The movie, due to open in U.S. theaters on Friday, follows the lives and ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Not even the Grammy awards could keep the soundtrack to Disney film "Frozen" from returning to No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, its third non-consecutive week at the top of the chart. "Frozen" sold 93,000 copies in the past ...
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Lambert joins her husband Blake Shelton, George Strait, country-pop starlet Taylor Swift and last year's winner Luke Bryan for the entertainer of the year award, the most coveted honor at the annual ACM ceremony, scheduled to be held this year on April 6 in Las Vegas. Strait, 61, who has said he ...
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JERUSALEM/LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Scarlett Johansson's very public rift with the charity Oxfam over her endorsement of an Israeli firm operating in the West Bank has thrown a Hollywood spotlight on one of the thorniest issues in Middle East peace talks. Johansson announced on Thursday she had ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - What would you do if you found yourself in the middle of a dinner table fight with Oscar-winning actresses Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts? For actress Julianne Nicholson, it was a "dream come true" as she joined an all-star cast of Hollywood heavy-weights for the ...
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Maria Alyokhina, 25, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24, will speak at the concert organized by the human rights group on February 5 during their first trip to New York since being granted amnesty in December by Russian President Vladimir Putin. They became international were symbols of human rights ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - If anyone wants to know the German for "weasels covered in gravy", then comic Eddie Izzard, who unlike some of his countrymen is a lover of all things European, is the go-to man. The stand-up, already known for doing shows in French, is bringing his Force Majeure tour ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Can women have it all? This old issue is revisited by Gina Gionfriddo's piercingly funny play "Rapture, Blister, Burn," looking at the lives of three women from different generations and throwing in a love triangle for some added drama. After a well-received round in ...
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Sherak served as president of the Academy, which organizes Hollywood's annual Oscars ceremony, from 2009 to 2012. He died at home surrounded by his family after a 12-year cancer battle, said the statement, issued through the Academy.
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Best known for hit songs "Dr. Feelgood" and "Girls, Girls, Girls," Motley Crue made the decision legally binding by signing a cessation of touring agreement at a news conference in their hometown of Los Angeles. "Tommy said it best recently when he said a farewell tour is ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fifty came with a televised bash, celebrity friends and a black-tie dinner, but Oprah Winfrey will have a low-key 60th birthday at home in California on Wednesday. The billionaire media entrepreneur will have a "quiet dinner" in the seaside town of Montecito, 90 ...
The three-hour 66th Primetime Emmys will be aired live from coast to coast beginning at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC, which is owned by Comcast Corp. The organizers have yet to announce a host or producers of this year's show. The Primetime Emmys are U.S. television's top awards. The change was made so that ...
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Newly elected Representative Vance McAllister, a Republican, said on Twitter that Robertson would be in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber, where Obama was to lay out his policy agenda for the year. "I'm happy to announce that my friend, constituent & small business owner ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Award-winning actor, director and producer Kevin Spacey will be honored for his contributions to films, television and theater by New York's Museum of the Moving Image at its annual salute in April. Spacey, 54, who won the best actor Oscar in 2000 for "American ...
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Filer beat novelist and bookmakers' favorite Kate Atkinson, for "Life After Life", biographer Lucy Hughes-Hallett for "The Pike", poet Michael Symmons Roberts for "Drysalter" and author and political cartoonist, Chris Riddell, for "Goth Girl and the Ghost of a ...
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Bieber, 19, will be arraigned on February 14 on the driving under the influence charge, as well as charges of driving on an expired license and resisting arrest without violence. The pop star is not expected to appear at the Valentine's Day arraignment.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German movies including a drama about the love triangle of Sturm und Drang poet Friedrich Schiller will dominate the main lineup at Berlin's international film festival this year, director Dieter Kosslick said on Tuesday. But world cinema talent will not be absent at the 64th ...
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The complexities and contradictions of the Middle East conflict come into play in both the real-life production story and fictional plot of "Omar", Palestine's contender for a best foreign language film Oscar. The movie's director and lead actors are Israeli Arabs ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Some viewers love Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller "Gravity" and others think it pales in comparison with classics like Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey", but pretty much anyone who has seen it agrees the visual effects are stunning. While the film was ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr led a star-studded rendition of the classic Beatles song Hey Jude in Los Angeles on Monday night as they commemorated 50 years since the record-breaking British band first appeared on U.S. television. In a rare joint appearance singing Beatles ...
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(Reuters) - Pete Seeger, who helped create the modern American folk music movement, co-wrote enduring songs like "If I Had a Hammer" and became a leading voice for social justice, died on Monday at the age of 94. He was hailed in social and traditional media as a "hero," ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Eric Lawson, one of several actors who depicted the "Marlboro Man" cowboy in a long-running series of cigarette ads for Philip Morris and later appeared in an anti-tobacco message for the American Cancer Society, has died of lung disease. He was 72, and died at ...
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Gawker editor John Cook denied the publication had infringed on copyright in a post published on Gawker.com on Monday. He said Gawker did not leak Tarantino's 146-page Western movie script and only published a link to a website where the script could be downloaded. In court documents, ...
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French electronic-music duo Daft Punk, known for their robot-inspired outfits, took home four awards including album and record of the year, and New Zealand's 17-year-old newcomer Lorde won two, including song of the year. Viewership was up from last year's Grammys, when 28.1 million viewers tuned ...
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MADRID (Reuters) - When Annie Proulx published "Brokeback Mountain" in The New Yorker magazine in 1997, she had no inkling the tragic cowboy love story would go on to inspire an Oscar-winning film and even an opera. The original short story took the American writer more than a year of ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Sienna Miller spoke on Friday of her anger that "titillating" information about her affair with James Bond actor Daniel Craig had been made public at the phone-hacking trial of a former Rupert Murdoch tabloid editor. The trial of Andy Coulson, who ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Film star Jude Law told Britain's phone-hacking trial on Monday he was not aware a close relative had been paid to leak stories about him to Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World tabloid. During dramatic testimony at the trial of two of Murdoch's former editors, a ...
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MANILA (Reuters) - Luxury boutique hotel chain Nobu will set up its first Asia hotel in a $1.3 billion Philippines gambling complex operated by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd, mainly targeting wealthy Chinese punters. The Manila-based City of Dreams casino-resort is a joint venture of Melco Crown ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It took an idea, a casting service and dozens of people keeping a secret for organizers of music's Grammy Awards to pull off one of Sunday's biggest surprises at the annual ceremony. Thirty-three couples, some of whom were same-sex partners, were married at once during the ...
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Riding high on the global charts with his latest album "High Hopes", the musician stayed true to his New Jersey working class roots and socially conscious lyrics when answering media questions. "There is a tremendous problem with income inequality in the States right now and it's ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Ride Along," a buddy cop comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, raced to the top of the weekend box office charts for the second week in a row, collecting $21.2 million in ticket sales. The Afghanistan war tale "Lone Survivor" took the No. 2 ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) on Sunday for the movie "Gravity" as the outer space drama gathers momentum, alongside "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave", for the Oscars. The best ...
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(Reuters) - Musical drama "Whiplash" and documentary "Rich Hill," about inhabitants of a poverty-stricken rural U.S. town, took top honors at the Sundance Film Festival awards on Saturday, a key accolade for independent films to find a wider audience. "Whiplash," the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The food is better, the weather is warmer and the landscapes are more exquisite, but middle-aged comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are still in a funk in new film "The Trip to Italy." British actors Coogan and Brydon, both 48, reunited with director Michael ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California jury on Friday cleared singer-actress Courtney Love of libeling her former lawyer on Twitter in a defamation case believed to be the first to reach trial in the United States over comments published on the social media network. The verdict was returned by the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While promoting his directorial debut "Rudderless" at the Sundance Film Festival this week, actor William H. Macy stumbled across a major problem - how to avoid divulging the film's big surprise. "It's been difficult to do the publicity this week because ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While politicians and judges in Utah tangle over whether same-sex marriage should be legal, filmmakers at the state's famous Sundance Film Festival found inspiration in the growing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Sundance festival, ...
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Sony Pictures' Columbia Pictures division will handle development of the script, which will be based on themes in the book and not on Sandberg's life, the source said. The script will be written by Nell Scovell who helped Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, pen the book. Sandberg will ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two unconventional acts, French electronic music DJs Daft Punk and New Zealand teen Lorde, took home the top Grammy awards on Sunday in a night that rewarded robots and newcomers, and recognized marriage equality. In a first for the Grammys or any big U.S. awards show, ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Babe Ruth's 1923 World Series championship pocket watch, long thought to be lost, will hit the auction block in New York next month and is expected to fetch more than $1 million, a spokesman for the auction house said on Friday. The 14-karat gold watch - the predecessor to ...
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Trierweiler, 48, spent a week in hospital to recover from shock and another week resting in a presidential residence near Versailles after the report was published. Celebrity magazine Closer this month published what it said were images of Hollande making a nocturnal visit to French movie actress ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Winning a Grammy Award may be the goal on Sunday, but getting a chance to perform at the annual awards show in front of tens of millions of TV viewers worldwide could be the biggest career maker of the night for up-and-coming singers and musicians. The Grammys, rated in a ...
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Asked by Leno whether he ever thought of running for president, Boehner replied, "No. "I like to play golf. I like to cut my own grass," said Boehner, the top Republican in Congress. "I do drink red wine. I smoke cigarettes. And I'm not giving that up to be president of the ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some fathers are in the delivery room when their children are born and some pace outside, but actress Anjelica Huston's dad learned of his daughter's birth by telegram in the Belgian Congo where he was filming "The African Queen." That circumstance foreshadows an ...
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The expansion of Universal Orlando's wildly popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter, slated to open this summer, will feature a new signature ride called Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, the company said on Thursday. The expansion, called Diagon Alley after ...
Among the new music on offer are works commissioned by Southbank Centre from Steve Reich, Anna Clyne, Terry Riley, Unsuk Chin, Kaija Saariaho, Simon Holt, and with the Philharmonia Orchestra, James MacMillan. The focus on 21st century music comes after what the center says was the success of its ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A role model for troubled teen star Justin Bieber could be, believe it or not, provocative songstress Miley Cyrus. Bieber, who racked up charges in two cities in the span of a week, would be wise to use Cyrus as his guide to navigate the transition from teen pop stardom to ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - When newcomer filmmaker Cutter Hodierne won the Sundance Film Festival special jury prize for his short film on Somali pirates in 2012, he decided to release the movie on video-hosting site Vimeo, charging viewers $1. The film caught the attention of the immersive ...
Daryl Dragon, 71, and Toni Tennille, 73, who had a string of hits in the mid-to-late 1970s and have sold more than 23 million albums, filed the papers in Prescott, Arizona, on January 16, the court clerk said. The couple, who have no children, released their first album in 1974 and were married on ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - After five acclaimed seasons and multiple Emmys for playing a meth-making chemistry teacher on television's "Breaking Bad," actor Bryan Cranston is stepping into the shoes of President Lyndon B. Johnson for his Broadway debut in "All the Way." The play, ...
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The album from the 64-year-old rocker sold 99,000 in its opening week to top the soundtrack of the film "Frozen," which had topped the charts for the past two weeks and sold 87,000 copies last week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Springsteen now has the third-most albums to ...
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The group, whose members are British and Irish and whose hit singles include "I Found You," "Chasing the Sun" and "Glad You Came," said they had decided to pursue their own personal plans. "The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Elton John spoke out on Wednesday against Russia's ban on homosexual propaganda, saying the law legitimized homophobia and provided legal cover to extremists. John's 500-word statement comes a month after he performed in the country and three days after Russian ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Actor Miles Teller has become the poster boy for the average American teenage male in film, but in a new indie drama, the actor flips into a distinctly unique character - a teen driven to become one of the world's greatest jazz drummers. "Whiplash," which ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - A year after Internet activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide, a new documentary brings to light the young computer prodigy's earnest battle to bring online freedom of access to information for everyone. "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" ...
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Episodes of Emmy-winning "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" are now available on Chinese online video service Sohu Video 48 hours after its U.S. broadcast and with Chinese subtitles, Sohu.com Inc and Time Warner Inc-owned Warner Bros. Domestic Television said. "Ni hao! Ni Hao. Ni hao, ...
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Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova will make their first trip to the United States since they were granted amnesty in December by Russian President Vladimir Putin, two months before they were set to be released. Alyokhina, 25, and Tolokonnikova, 24, were convicted in 2012 of hooliganism ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices sparred on Tuesday over how to resolve a copyright dispute concerning an early screenplay for what became the iconic boxing movie "Raging Bull." Lawyers on both sides failed to deliver a knockout blow during the hour-long oral argument ...
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It is the first time in 10 years that actors David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst will reunite as brothers Derek and Rodney Trotter, and Beckham jumped at the chance to be involved. The last "Only Fools and Horses" reunion was a 2003 Christmas special. The charity Comic Relief said in a ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - While most other fashion designers may settle for the usual trappings of their business - a dark room, straight runway and phalanx of bored-looking models - Karl Lagerfeld likes to have fun. For Chanel's haute couture collection in Paris on Tuesday, creative director Lagerfeld ...
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A British citizen, the 35-year-old Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson qualifies to compete for Thailand at the Sochi Games in Russia through her natural father. She was brought up in England when her mother remarried a Briton. "National Olympic Committee of Thailand has already made a decision to ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Director Anton Corbijn explores the real-life fears and paranoia in the post-9/11 world in the intense new espionage thriller "A Most Wanted Man." The film, based on John le Carre's best-selling thriller novel of the same name, is a tale of spies and ...
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MILAN (Reuters) - Claudio Abbado, who decided to become a conductor after hearing a concert at La Scala at the age of eight and went on to lead the Milan opera company and top orchestras for more than half a century, has died aged 80, La Scala said on Monday. Abbado, who was known as a musician's ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Jillian Michaels, the tough-love trainer on NBC's hit reality show "The Biggest Loser," lunges towards her middle years she infuses her fitness routine with the same take-no-prisoners mindset that impels her TV contestants to shape up. The Los Angeles-based ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Hollywood producers injected drama into the race for Oscars on Sunday by choosing not one but two movies as their best films of the year, the space thriller "Gravity" and the slavery drama "12 Years a Slave". It is the first time the ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Robert De Niro may best be known as an Oscar-winning actor, but in a new documentary he takes on the role of a devoted son as he spotlights his own artist father, Robert Sr., for his influential but not well-known works in the New York City abstract expressionist art ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. TV network NBC will air another live performance of a Broadway musical, "Peter Pan," on December 4, hoping to repeat the ratings success of last year's broadcast of "The Sound of Music Live." The musicals are part of the Comcast-owned network's ...
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"High Hopes" is a follow-up to his 2012 album "Wrecking Ball", which also debuted at number one, and sees Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello join the Boss's regular backing group, the E Street Band. In the singles chart, U.S. singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams took ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - After exploring the quarter-life crises of young adults in the critical and commercial hit "Garden State" a decade ago, actor-director Zach Braff turned his eye to examine the existential dilemmas faced by parents in his new film "Wish I Was ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Ride Along," a buddy cop comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, collected $41.2 million in ticket sales to win the weekend box office race, leaving another new release, political thriller "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," in the dust. Last week's ...
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Moreno uttered the expletive as soon as she ascended to the stage to accept the award presented to her by actor Morgan Freeman. "I am sorry about that word. Actually, I am not," she added later, laughing.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The cast of the 1970s crime caper "American Hustle" grooved its way to the top prize from the Screen Actors Guild on Saturday in a key test of the film's Oscar mettle six weeks ahead of a likely competitive race for Academy Awards. "American Hustle" from ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto won Screen Actors Guild awards for their supporting roles on Saturday as Oscar nominees seek to gather crucial momentum in a competitive race for Academy Awards in six weeks. The Kenyan actress Nyong'o was recognized for her role as the ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Guantanamo Bay may be a hot button topic in the political field, but new film "Camp X-Ray" provides an intimate look at the lives of the military and the detainees, and actress Kristen Stewart explores an unconventional friendship in her latest role. In ...
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The sequel to last year's hit Superman film "Man of Steel" was revealed at the Comic-Con convention last July by director Zack Snyder, who said the two DC Comics' caped crusaders will face off against each other. Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc, said in a statement that it needed ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - In "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," Tom Clancy's emblematic Cold War hero gets a big-screen reboot on Friday with a familiar villain: Russia. In this post-9/11 era, Soviet Union no longer exists and American spy agencies are tracking non-state militant ...
(Reuters) - Four stagehands suffered minor injuries early on Friday when part of the stage collapsed after a concert by country music singer Luke Bryan on The Ohio State University campus, local police said. A forklift struck the back of the stage at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, while crews ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be a very wealthy man but when a filmmaker decided to document his two failed White House bids over six years, he was surprised to find how thrifty the former private equity executive was. "I was surprised that ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was written in the late 1920s, hasn't been staged on Broadway in more than 80 years and isn't a sexy musical, but critics praised the revival of "Machinal" and its star Rebecca Hall, saying it is a "must-see" production. The stylized drama by playwright ...
British actress Natascha McElhone will play Alex, the woman who stalks a man who viewed their relationship as only a weekend fling, and the show, which will open in March, will be directed by West End and Broadway veteran Trevor Nunn, publicists Premier Communications said on Friday. The play, ...
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Mia Grace was born on January 17 and is 16th in line to the British throne. She is Phillips' first child with her rugby-player husband Mike Tindall and the Queen's fourth great-grandchild. The parents are known in Britain for their sporting success, with Phillips, 32, winning an equestrian silver ...
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Pussy Riot's nomination for an arts award in Singapore should be extended to the Russian government for giving prominence to the protest collective by jailing members over their "Punk Prayer" video, two of the women said with heavy sarcasm. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova ...
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Beyonce fans got a big surprise at midnight on December 13, when the pop star announced her new album from out of the blue. Just as surprising was her decision to announce the album by posting a 15-second video on Instagram, the Facebook-owned online photo-and-video ...
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(Reuters) - "12 Years a Slave," Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey were among big winners at the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, taking honors for best picture, actress and actor. The all-star "American Hustle," about 1970s corruption which earlier Thursday ...
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Prosecutors charged a participant in the U.S. reality television show "Doomsday Preppers" with unlawful possession of a firearm on Thursday after he was shown firing guns and describing himself as a marauder on an episode that aired in November. Tyler ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Robert Redford may have been one of the noteworthy exclusions in Thursday's Oscar nominations, but as the actor-director kicked off the 30th edition of his Sundance Film Festival, he made the point that film is not all about Hollywood anyway. A leading man in the 1970s ...
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(Reuters) - Russell Johnson, the veteran character actor who appeared in science fiction films and Westerns before earning enduring fame as "The Professor" on the classic 1960s sitcom "Gilligan's Island," died on Thursday at the age of 89, his agent said. "He died at 5:21 ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - "Dallas Buyers Club" is a film that prompts a discussion about money - not big Hollywood money, but rather the lack thereof. The scrappiest of the nine films nominated for a best picture Oscar on Thursday cost just $4 million to make - a speck on a ...
LONDON (Reuters) - A new app that its creators say allows players to simulate a major merger or acquisition deal, complete with all the drama and backstabbing but with none of the actual financial downside, became available on Thursday for iPhones and iPads. "M&A Game" is said by its ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Portrayals of the difficulties of family life in Tokyo around World War Two and in Texas in the 21st century lend a domestic tone to the Berlin Film Festival's competition this year. The uncut "Nymphomaniac" by Denmark's Lars von Trier and George Clooney's topical ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Three films - "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave' - cemented their frontrunner status for the Oscars on Thursday in what is shaping up to be a highly competitive year for Hollywood's top honors. Director David O. ...
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - "Star Wars" creator Lucasfilm formally expanded its creative universe on Thursday by launching its visual effects and animation hub in Singapore that works on Hollywood blockbusters and bolsters marketing efforts in fast-growing Asia. "May the Force be with ...
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AT&T ends 'American Idol' sponsorship
January 16th, 2014, 3:20 am
The Fox broadcast TV network confirmed the end of AT&T's sponsorship on Wednesday prior to the premiere episode of the show's 13th season. AT&T could not be immediately reached for comment outside regular U.S. business hours.
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The settlement caps three years of litigation between underwriter Lloyd's of London Ltd and Jackson's estate over the insurance policy. The case was scheduled to go to trial next month. "The estate and Lloyd's of London are glad this matter got resolved," Jackson estate attorney Howard ...
(Reuters) - The 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards, the Oscars of Bollywood's yearly $7.8 billion industry, will be presented in the United States for the first time this year, organizers of the event said on Wednesday. Bollywood's biggest stars are expected to attend the weekend event ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Having an unusual personality structure could be the secret to making other people laugh, scientists said on Thursday after research showed that comedians have high levels of psychotic personality traits. In a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers analyzed ...
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"Frozen" sold 86,000 copies last week, down from 165,000 the previous week, edging R&B singer Beyonce's self-titled album, which sold 79,000 copies last week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard said "Frozen" is the first soundtrack to claim the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Since the early days of film, music has gone hand in hand with movies, but a new crop of filmmakers is using music to explore existential themes of humanity that will be showcased at the annual Sundance Film Festival. "Whiplash," a contender in the U.S. dramatic ...
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Spielberg's influence was boosted by his most recent film, "Lincoln," which earned 12 Oscar nominations last year including best picture and best direction, and grossed $275 million at the global box office. The magazine said the 67-year-old director's ability to attract foreigners to a ...
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Will Smith's "After Earth," a futuristic post-apocalyptic tale of a father and his son, was not far behind with six nods for the anti-Oscars that were created as an antidote to Hollywood's annual awards season. The Razzie winners will be announced on March 1, the eve of the Academy ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cancer became the inescapable loss lurking in the background of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' latest album, "Give the People What They Want," the sixth release from the indie soul group credited with reviving the genre a dozen years ago. Jones, the 57-year-old ...
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"The Golden Globes celebrates entertainers who are an influence on young fans," the four Democratic senators wrote on Tuesday. "We ask the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal to take actions to ensure that future broadcasts of the Golden Globes do not intentionally ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas says his main philanthropic cause - nuclear disarmament - is not exactly the kind of "touchy-feely" issue that celebrities and their fans covet, and it can be awfully frustrating when it comes to progress. It's ...
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McCartney, 71, and Starr, 73, will be joined by R&B singer John Legend, hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as well as country singers Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves and Keith Urban as performers during the 56th Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy said. Singer-songwriter Carole King will ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A police search of teen pop star Justin Bieber's California home on Tuesday in a vandalism case linked to the singer, resulted in the arrest of a man after drugs were found in the house, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said. Detectives raided Bieber's home at about 8 a.m. ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - London has a new theatre lit entirely by candles, transporting audiences back 400 years to the kind of performances seen on winter nights in Shakespeare's time. Constructed mainly of oak, the building sits alongside the established open-air Globe theatre on the south bank of the ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The first in a list of ageing celebrities accused of sexually abusing young fans over many years went on trial on Tuesday in an investigation that has rocked confidence in the BBC, Britain's publicly funded broadcaster. One of Britain's best-known radio DJs in the 1970s and ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - MTV is harnessing its roots in the pop music world to showcase a crop of rising artists with its annual 'Artists to Watch' campaign, selecting acts from across the world to bring to its youth audience. British alt-pop band Bastille, Scottish electro-pop group Chvrches and ...
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PASADENA, California (Reuters) - The Fox broadcast TV network promises camaraderie among its judges and a focus on the contestants when "American Idol" returns on Wednesday, seeking to reinvigorate the pioneer singing competition after a ratings slump in recent years. Appearing before TV ...
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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled that Jackson's mother and children did not have standing for a re-trial after their attorneys argued last month that jury instructions were confusing and not wide enough in scope. A jury in October cleared privately held AEG Live, the ...
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The series, created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Sorkin, integrated real-life current events and political issues into its storylines of a fictional TV news team which has to balance the pressures of reporting with that of ratings and sponsors. Unlike Sorkin's Emmy-winning White House drama ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After throwing audiences a curveball by playing flamboyant pianist Liberace, leading man Michael Douglas is ready to make another unconventional career choice, this time playing scientist Hank Pym in Marvel superhero film "Ant-Man." Disney-owned Marvel said on ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jessie Mueller, the star of "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical," may not be a household name yet, but some critics predicted on Monday that she could be after her performance in the new Broadway musical. The New York Post described the casting of Mueller, 31, in ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - He has rippling muscles, a cloak and the standard-issue briefs, but "Superhobo" is not your average comic-book hero: his torn bodysuit, shaggy beard and the bottle of beer in his fist all tell of a hard life on the streets. "His muscles are firm but he has no ...
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Rose Fostanes, 47, was the surprise winner of the popular television singing contest, but her visa only allowed her to work in Israel as a caregiver and would not normally permit her to move into show-business. The interior minister has now decided to grant Fostanes an artists' visa, which would ...
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union opened an investigation into licensing agreements between major U.S. film studios and European pay-TV broadcasters on Monday, saying they may break EU anti-trust rules. The probe by the European Commission, the EU's anti-trust watchdog, will focus on ...
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Happy sold over 107,000 copies to occupy the top spot for a second non-consecutive week, having been dethroned by Timber the previous week. Pharrell Williams had scored the two biggest-selling singles of 2013. Among the fastest climbers in the singles chart was Beyonce, whose "Drunk In ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The film "12 Years a Slave" took the coveted Golden Globe for best drama and "American Hustle" won best musical or comedy on Sunday in a kick-off to the Hollywood awards season that foreshadows a wide scattering of honors for a year crowded ...
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(Reuters) - The band Red Hot Chili Peppers will join Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars as halftime performers at Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey on February 2, NFL officials said on Saturday. Mars made the long-awaited announcement during Fox television's broadcast of a National Football League ...
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Cassidy, 63, was stopped on a road near Los Angeles International Airport after making a right turn on a red light in violation of a posted sign, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release. After smelling alcohol coming from Cassidy's vehicle, an officer gave him a field sobriety test ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Who knew that making a television comedy would be so stressful? Strained marriages and friendships are put to the test as Showtime's satirical comedy "Episodes" delivers more of the narcissistic actors, crazy network heads and chaotic situations that dominate ...
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More than 105,000 people signed on to a White House petition calling for an apology after the show, broadcast on ABC, included a segment where Kimmel asked a group of children how the United States should pay back the $1.3 trillion it owes to China, the world's second-largest economy. A 6-year-old ...
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PASADENA, California (Reuters) - The four female 20-somethings from Brooklyn in the HBO series "Girls" are in such a funk in the show's third season that the weirdly whimsical Adam, of all people, comes across as a pillar of stability and good sense. When the season kicks off on Sunday, ...
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MIAMI (Reuters) - Three years after a popular TV talent show launched child soprano Jackie Evancho on a meteoric career, she still has no singing coach, can't read music and sticks to a modest rehearsal routine. As she makes the transition from pre-teen singing sensation to professional artist, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She is not an actress, but rather an 80-year-old Irish mother and former nurse, crisscrossing Los Angeles in the film awards season for screenings, interviews and even an afternoon tea party. Philomena Lee takes the hullabaloo with good humor, knowing that the film she ...
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ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A napkin-size Renoir painting bought for $7 at a flea market but valued at up to $100,000 must be returned to the museum it was stolen from in 1951, a federal judge ordered on Friday. The 1879 Impressionist painting "Paysage Bords de Seine," dashed off ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Kellan Lutz is shedding the vampire teeth to don the breastplate of Greek demigod Hercules in his newest film, as he leaves the "Twilight" franchise behind to embrace the action genre. "The Legend of Hercules," in theaters on Friday, will see Lutz ...
Born in Bayreuth, Germany, in 1942, Wagner was the daughter of Wieland Wagner, who with his brother Wolfgang led the Bayreuth Festival, devoted to Wagner's works, after World War Two. A painter, photographer, filmmaker and translator, Wagner sat on the board of trustees of the Richard Wagner ...
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France's highest administrative court rejected an appeal by lawyers for comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, which came after the opening show in the western city of Nantes was prohibited by a last-minute court ruling on Thursday. Lawyer Sanjay Mirabeau criticized the decision and said the comedian ...
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(Reuters) - British cinema operator Cineworld Group said it would buy Poland-based Cinema City International's movie theatre business, doubling the number of its cinemas to create the second largest chain in Europe. Cineworld, the UK's only listed cinema chain, said the deal would create a chain ...
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"Boardwalk Empire," a mob crime drama, stars Steve Buscemi as crooked Atlantic City, New Jersey, treasurer Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, based on Enoch L. Johnson, a corrupt and powerful political boss of the 1920s Prohibition era. The fifth season is scheduled to premiere in the ...
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NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - Amiri Baraka, a controversial playwright, poet and activist who set a new path for fellow African-American artists by bringing militancy and verve to works about race in America, died on Thursday at age 79 at a hospital in his native New Jersey, a representative ...
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Bankers across Europe are filling cinema seats for a sneak peek at "The Wolf of Wall Street", booking out theatres and rolling out the red carpet for clients eager to see a film about excesses in their own high-flying industry. Nordea, the Nordic region's biggest ...
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Canadian-American rock band Arcade Fire and British rockers Muse will headline the other dates of the festival in the Southern California desert town of Indio, organizers said in a post on Twitter late on Wednesday. The annual music festival, set for two consecutive weekends in April over a total ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Pop acts Bastille and Disclosure led the field for Britain's top music awards on Thursday with four nominations each, while veteran singer David Bowie was up for two of the annual BRIT Awards in a list dominated by a newcomers. Alternative rock band Bastille and the electronic ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In this new year, Bill Cosby offers an encouraging tale to late bloomers operating several notches below their potential. There he was in 1960 in a remedial English class in college, where he had entered in his twenties with a total 500 SAT exam score (out of a possible ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Sandra Bullock swept the 40th People's Choice awards on Wednesday with four wins, cementing her status as a favorite among the fan-selected winners, while singer Justin Timberlake dominated the music categories with three wins. Bullock, 49, picked up three awards ...
Comedians LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones will join the writing staff on Monday, an NBC spokeswoman said. Earlier this week, the program said comedian Sasheer Zamata would join the cast, after it was widely criticized for a lack of diversity among its female performers. The news that Tookes and ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney princesses ousted Queen Bey from her three-week reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, as the soundtrack to Disney's latest film "Frozen" knocked Beyonce's self-titled album from the top spot. The "Frozen" soundtrack sold ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Parents Television Council called for an overhaul of the U.S. ratings system used in television and films on Wednesday, saying it does not accurately and consistently reflect violence in the media. The watchdog group said a year after Vice President Joe Biden led a task ...
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(Reuters) - Hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse and the ACLU on Wednesday sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, accusing the two agencies of wrongly identifying the group's fan base as a criminal gang, violating their free speech rights. Members of the Michigan-based Insane Clown Posse paint ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown has rejected a plea deal in a misdemeanor assault case stemming from an altercation outside a Washington hotel, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Brown is charged with breaking the nose of a 20-year-old Maryland man who tried to get a ...
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The Bringing Human Rights Home concert on February 5 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will resume a global concert series that Amnesty International began 25 years ago, featuring rock greats such as U2, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Lou Reed. "We're bringing back the concerts to show a new ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - After winning over audiences and becoming a household name as one of the six lead characters in NBC's hit sitcom "Friends," actor Matt LeBlanc has found an unconventional way to carve a new chapter in his career; playing a nastier version of ...
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Reed, the frontman of the 1960s influential band The Velvet Underground, died of liver disease last October at the age of 71, months after receiving a liver transplant. "Over six decades, the sound of Lou Reed's voice defined everything that's smart and streetwise about New York City, while ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Video streaming website Hulu is expanding its slate of original programming in 2014 and will introduce four new series including reality TV satire "The Hotwives of Orlando" and supernatural comedy "Deadbeat." Hulu on Wednesday announced it also will ...
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The show, starring Halle Berry, is about an astronaut, who comes home after spending a year alone in space, and tries to reconnect with her husband and son. CBS will start screening the show in June and Amazon will be allowed to stream episodes four days later.
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LONDON (Reuters) - A man whose female partner balances the nape of her neck on the nape of his neck with her body sticking straight into the air sums up the amazing human feats Cirque du Soleil presents in a London show kicking off the troupe's 30th year. Also on display during a month-long run of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson may be best known as fun-loving comedy actors, but the pair put aside the laughs and their friendship to portray detectives at odds with each other in a gruesome television series for HBO. "True Detective," a new anthology ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three years after Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim waded into Cairo's Tahrir Square to document the early rumblings of revolution, the army governs Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is back underground and protesters are on trial. But as her award-winning film ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Space thriller "Gravity" won 11 BAFTA nominations on Wednesday, putting it just ahead of the pack at Britain's top film honors, while "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" were in the running in 10 categories. "Gravity", starring Oscar ...
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Tomlin, 74, married Wagner, 78, on New Year's Eve at a private ceremony in Los Angeles after 42 years of being together, Jennifer Allen said. Same-sex marriage became legal again in California last June, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allowed an appellate court's order striking down the ...
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British director McQueen, 44, scored his first Directors Guild film award nomination for historical slavery drama "12 Years a Slave," as did fellow Briton Greengrass, 58, for Somali piracy thriller "Captain Phillips." Mexican director Cuaron, 52, earned his first DGA nomination ...
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Campion, who won an Oscar for best screenplay for her 1993 film "The Piano" and is the only woman ever to win the top Cannes prize, the Palme d'or, for that same film, succeeds U.S. director Steven Spielberg, who headed the jury last year. "I am truly honored to join with the Cannes ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - Mayors of several French cities lined up on Tuesday to ban the shows of a comedian the government accuses of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims and threatening public order with anti-Semitic jibes. Local authorities in Nantes barred the opening date in Dieudonne M'bala ...
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong media mogul Sir Run Run Shaw, who created an empire in Asia spanning movies to television, died on Tuesday at the age of 106, his company said. Shaw died peacefully at his home in Hong Kong, surrounded by his family, his company, Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), ...
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Zamata, who stars in her own internet comedy series "Pursuit of Sexiness," will be the first African-American female cast member since Maya Rudolph left "Saturday Night Live" in 2007. "SNL" came under criticism in October for its lack of female diversity after cast ...
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The duo consisting of singer Annie Lennox and musician Dave Stewart, who last toured together in 2000, will play songs by The Beatles in the January 27 concert organized by the Recording Academy, which hands out the annual Grammy Awards. They will also share the stage with R&B singers Alicia ...
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The newly-released single sold 139,000 copies to knock "Happy" by Pharrell Williams off the top spot and into second place, the Official Charts Company said. Chart-toppers Ke$ha and Pitbull have each held the number one title twice before with solo singles or collaborations, but neither ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Inside Llewyn Davis," the Coen brothers' tale of a struggling folk singer in early 1960s Greenwich Village, was named the year's best film by the National Society of Film Critics on Saturday, with star Oscar Isaac winning best actor and the filmmaking brothers ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saul Zaentz, the music industry executive who became a film producer for three movies that won Academy Awards for "Best Picture", has died at the age of 92, his nephew Paul Zaentz said on Saturday. Zaentz died on Friday at his San Francisco area home from ...
Savannah, Georgia-born Rhett portrayed India Wilkes, sister of Ashley Wilkes in the award-winning film based on Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel of the same name. "Truly a beautiful woman, her passion for the arts and love of Charleston were unrivaled... Alicia was ...
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Everly died in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife Patti told the Times for a story on the paper's website. "We are absolutely heartbroken," Patti Everly told the paper. "He fought long and hard."
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Notably missing from the nominees for best adapted screenplay was "12 Years a Slave," a film based on the memoirs of a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in pre-Civil War America. The film from British director Steve McQueen is considered a front-runner for a best picture ...
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"Iron Man 3," which stars Robert Downey Jr. as industrialist Tony Stark and his alter ego inside the super-charged metal suit, finished just ahead of Lions Gate Entertainment's dystopian action film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which had ticket sales of $398.4 million, ...
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Both Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, tested negative for alcohol, and drugs including cocaine, opiates and marijuana were not detected, said the report from the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The report included an early account of the accident from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, dated ...
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A video posted on the Oscar-winning star's Instagram account on Tuesday, showed Williams screaming with joy and enthusiastically hugging Hudson after she handed him what appeared to be the deed to a house. "My assistant Walter's reaction when he found out I was buying him a house for ...
In a possible case of life imitating art, Ryan Lee Carroll, 28, was arrested on New Year's Eve and charged with manufacturing and shipping a synthetic marijuana known as "Spice" to distribution points across the country from his home in Fort Myers, in southwest Florida. Two other ...
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The Canadian company on Thursday confirmed the singer's upcoming departure. The move comes as BlackBerry retreats from the consumer market to focus on businesses, governments and other large organizations. "BlackBerry and Alicia Keys have completed our year-long collaboration," the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood producers nominated slavery drama '12 Years a Slave,' 1970s con-men caper 'American Hustle' and space thriller 'Gravity' along with seven other films on Thursday for the top Producers Guild Award, a key indicator of sentiment in the race for the best picture ...
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Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, which represented the Harry Potter author, leaked one of the publishing world's biggest secrets to his wife's best friend - who then tweeted Galbraith's real identity to a journalist. Rowling, Britain's best-selling author, was furious when she ...
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Avery's death was confirmed to CNN by his publicist, and more widely in a Twitter message on Wednesday by one of the actor's TV co-stars, Alfonso Ribeiro, who played his son, Carlton, on "Fresh Prince." "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - An art historian has found two art works stolen by the Nazis inside Germany's parliament, a newspaper reported on Monday, in a new embarrassment for authorities after a huge stash of looted art came to light last month. The Bundestag, in a statement issued after the report in ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged a same-sex relationship for the first time on Sunday afternoon in a Facebook post reflecting on her recovery from a blood disorder. Roberts, 53, included the information alongside a picture of her ...
LONDON (Reuters) - A British television show dedicated to valuing people's usually modest antiques said on Sunday that it has uncovered a "hidden masterpiece" worth up to 400,000 pounds ($659,800). The painting by 17th-century Flemish artist Anthony van Dyck depicts a bearded Brussels ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cable network A&E said on Friday it was bringing back family patriarch Phil Robertson to the hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" after fans protested his suspension over anti-gay remarks and big-name corporate sponsors stuck by the series. Robertson's remarks to ...
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Tolokonnikova, 24, and Maria Alyokhina, 25, walked free under a Kremlin amnesty on Monday after serving more than 21 months of a two-year prison term for performing a profanity-laced "punk prayer" protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's main Russian Orthodox ...
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The pop star's fifth solo album has sold a total of 1.3 million copies in the United States in the 17 days from its surprise release through December 29, the final day for tallying this week's chart. 'Beyonce' is the first album to remain at No. 1 for three weeks since Justin Timberlake's 'The ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The holiday season's new films drew crowds of people to theaters on Wednesday to make it the second highest-grossing Christmas Day on record for the U.S. and Canadian box office, according to estimates from box office tracking site Rentrak. Yesterday's box office haul was ...
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Cyrus, 21, who has grabbed headlines in the past year for her admitted drug use, sexually suggestive dancing and wearing as little as boots in a music video, said she was surprised by the scrutiny her new persona has attracted. "I went from people just thinking I was, like, a baby to people ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Teenage pop star Justin Bieber sent out a series of mixed messages over his Twitter feed on Tuesday night, one of which said he was retiring, on the eve of the Christmas Day release of the latest film chronicling the life of the Canadian singer. The tweet to the 19-year-old's ...
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Los Angeles (Reuters) - Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures movie studio has taken unspecified write-downs for its $175 million, Keanu Reeves film "47 Ronin" that opens on Christmas Day, the studio has acknowledged, as Hollywood neared the end of a year of big budget bombs. The film, a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From Shakespeare to "Harry Potter" to the new head of MI6 in the "James Bond" film franchise, Ralph Fiennes has mined the complexity of his characters. The 51-year-old British actor most recently turned his talents to unearthing the details of British ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - As executive pastry chef at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York, Gonzalo Jiménez creates all kinds of desserts but he has a passion for chocolate and uses it to create intricate sculptures of robots, steam pumps and other objects. "I was supposed to go to architecture ...
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The 292-acre (118 hectare) Allan Island - not named for its former owner - had been on the market for nine years and sold on Friday for well below its original asking price of $20 million, according to selling agent Wally Gudgell of Windmere Real Estate. Allen wanted to ensure that the buyers ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - From shooting down a helicopter to firefights, film director Peter Berg spared no details to recreate a tragic United States Navy SEALs mission in Afghanistan in "Lone Survivor," an unflinching account of one of the worst losses of life in the history of the special ...
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Harris, 83, was already facing 13 child sex offences, dating back to the 1980s, as part of an investigation that has led to the arrest of more than a dozen celebrities. Prosecutors said the new counts relate to alleged offences against three females, one aged seven or eight in 1968 or 1969, one ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - It's probably too late now to order a classical music CD or DVD for Christmas, but why not take the New Year as a cue to freshen up your musical tastes? Here are some recent releases guaranteed to broaden your horizons. 1. So you think nobody needs to hear another recording of ...
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Walker, who died in a fiery one-car crash at the age of 40 on November 30, will appear in the film, Universal said. The "Fast & Furious" film series, which has grossed more than $2 billion at the global box office and helped turn around the fortunes of Comcast Corp-owned Universal, ...
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The song, which features in the soundtrack to "Despicable Me 2", achieved sales of nearly 107,000 copies in the past week, the Official Charts Company said, handing Williams his third British No.1 this year. Williams is set to release his second solo album early next year, the company ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Lone Survivor," the true story of a failed U.S. Navy SEALS mission to capture or kill a Taliban leader in Afghanistan, collected $38.5 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, topping movie "Frozen" to win the weekend box office race. The ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Perhaps the most famous kiss in opera, when the temptress witch Kundry seduces the know-nothing hero of Richard Wagner's "Parsifal", went off without a hitch in a close-up shot for a global live transmission from the Royal Opera House in London. Then came the glitch.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Best-selling young adult fiction writer Ned Vizzini, whose 2006 semi-autobiographical novel "It's Kind of a Funny Story" won plaudits for its portrayal of teenage depression and was adapted as a Hollywood film, has died at age 32. New York City medical examiner ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Duck Dynasty" reality TV personality Phil Robertson, who has been suspended from the hit show for making comments condemning homosexuality, made similar remarks in a religious speech given two years before the series began its run on cable network A&E. The ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Tom Cruise on Friday settled a $50 million defamation lawsuit against a German media company that published a report saying the Hollywood star had "abandoned" his daughter Suri after his divorce from actress Katie Holmes. Attorneys for Cruise and Bauer ...
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences winnowed down 76 foreign films to nine in the first phase of the nomination process. The five nominees for the Oscar award will be announced on January 16. Cambodia's French-language documentary "The Missing Picture," which uses clay ...
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The theatrical production will explore the previously untold story of Harry's early years as an outcast and orphan. Rowling will co-produce the stage show alongside experienced theatre producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, according to a statement on her website.
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VIENNA (Reuters) - The famed Vienna Philharmonic orchestra has revoked awards it made during Hitler's rule to six leading Nazis, as it quietly responds to criticism of the way it has dealt with its past. The symbolic move, decided in October but not publicly announced, follows the Philharmonic's ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lenny Cooke, a New York City basketball legend who was ranked the No. 1 high school player in America in 2000 ahead of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, accepted a $350,000 jackpot from a sports agent and had the time of his life. But life in the fast lane quickly disappeared ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Playwright Tracy Letts created the plot and characters in "August: Osage County," the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family, and knew that adapting it for the screen would not be easy. It was hard work condensing a ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Two former assistants of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson were acquitted of defrauding her and her art dealer ex-husband on Friday after a trial that enthralled Britain with lurid tales of drug use, lavish spending and marital bullying. Sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo were ...
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Marvel said the choice of Rudd, 44, reflected the studio's desire "to cast actors that bring several dimensions to its onscreen heroes." Rudd is a staple in the comic films from director Judd Apatow, such as "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," and is currently in theaters in news anchor ...
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The 21-year-old former Disney star was to perform five concerts in Australia, beginning on February 1, 2014, in Perth and concluding on February 8 in Melbourne. "My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them," the "Come & Get It" singer said in a ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Stephen Ward" is a musical with a mission: to clear the name of the eponymous high-society osteopath at the center of the 1963 Profumo sex and spies scandal that fatally rocked Britain's government. The show, which opened in London on Thursday, ...
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The network and Couric said they "mutually agreed" there will not be a third season of the show, which is called "Katie." Production will continue through June, they said. Couric, who has hosted high-profile programs on all three major U.S. television networks, is joining ...
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The Austin-based university sued O'Neal over the ownership of the 1980 Warhol in 2011, after the "Charlie's Angels" star bequeathed her art collection to her alma mater before her death in 2009. That collection now in university hands includes a similar portrait of Fawcett - with her ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Human disconnect, social isolation and the transition to an increasingly digital era come crashing together in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," actor-director Ben Stiller's personal take on a classic story. "Walter Mitty," out in theaters on Christmas ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Ron Burgundy returns to the big screen this weekend in the "Anchorman" sequel, it's kind of a big deal, as the fictional newsman would say, for Hollywood's entire year. After a handful of expensive summer flops, lower-cost movies such as the $50 million ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Historic theatres in London's West End were undergoing checks on Friday after the ceiling of one collapsed, injuring dozens and raising fears about safety at some of the world's oldest and most elegant playhouses. Up to 90 people were injured, seven seriously, after a section of ...
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The suspension of TV personality Phil Robertson of A&E's hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" for making anti-gay comments sparked a politically charged debate about religion and tolerance on Thursday and cast doubt on the series' future. The controversy ...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Seiji Ozawa, one of the world's most famous music conductors, said on Thursday he intended to keep going for years to come, despite frustration that recent ill-health has prevented him from being as active as he used to be. Ozawa, 78, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in ...
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"Beyonce," the fifth solo studio album from the singer, unexpectedly released in the early hours of December 13 without any prior fanfare, contains 14 new songs and 17 videos, and swiftly topped the iTunes album charts across the world. The album also debuted at the top of the weekly ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese plumbs the depths of the debauched, hedonistic lifestyle of a 1990s convicted stock swindler and the world of high finance in "The Wolf of Wall Street," a cautionary tale about excess, lust and greed. The film, which opens in ...
"We appreciate his many contributions to the company and wish him well with his future endeavors," Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said in a statement on Wednesday. Sony is battling to win investor support after Loeb in May called on the company to spin off to investors a portion ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Carey Mulligan has taken on a wildly diverse range of film roles, from a naive schoolgirl in "An Education" to a struggling single mother in "Drive" to the coquettish Daisy Buchanan in this year's "The Great Gatsby." The 28-year-old ...
Ian Watkins, 36, pleaded guilty to 13 counts relating to child abuse at Cardiff Crown Court in Wales last month. Two mothers of children he abused, who admitted child abuse charges, were sentenced to 14 and 17 years.
LONDON (Reuters) - Fiddle player and songwriter Bella Hardy has been in the vanguard of the British folk revival of the last few years, with six albums under her belt and numerous award nominations, including BBC Radio 2's Folk Singer of the Year. Hardy has been hailed as a talent to watch since ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Ronnie Biggs, a small-time British criminal who became a celebrity during a life on the run after his role in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, died on Wednesday at the age of 84. Biggs gained notoriety 50 years ago as one of a 12-member gang that ambushed a Royal Mail night ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He's in your fridge, on your bookshelf and taking over your television screen. But as "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" brings back a cult comedy classic, has fictional leading man Ron Burgundy sold out? The answer is "yes." Even the director said so.
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Frank Darabont, who developed the TV show about a zombie apocalypse and was fired after the first season, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in a New York State Supreme Court. Darabont said that the way AMC is calculating the show's licensing fees is depriving him and other participants of tens of ...
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(Reuters) - Shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc, the U.S. theater chain controlled by Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, rose about 10 percent in their debut, valuing the company at $1.88 billion as it returns to public markets after nine years. AMC, the No.2 U.S. theater chain after Regal ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joaquin Phoenix knew he had to star in Spike Jonze's latest film "Her," an unconventional romance that explores ideas about intimacy, isolation, relationships and technology, because it wasn't a typical love story. Phoenix's depressed writer character finds love in ...
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The books by the late author have sold more than 75 million copies in 50 countries, with the first, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", being made into a Hollywood film with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in 2011. The publishers were tight-lipped about where the story would take the main ...
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(Reuters) - Nirvana, the influential Seattle grunge band founded by the late Kurt Cobain, and the flamboyant 1970s rockers from KISS were among six new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the organization said on Tuesday. British singers and songwriters Peter Gabriel and Cat Stevens, ...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago-area mansion belonging to American basketball star and NBA franchise owner Michael Jordan did not attract a winning bid at an auction on Monday, a spokeswoman said. The 56,000-square-foot (5,200 square-meter) home on more than seven acres in the northern Chicago ...
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(Reuters) - Country singer Ray Price, a pioneer of Texas honky-tonk music who later applied his rich baritone to lushly arranged ballads for pop crossover hits, died on Monday at his home in Mount Pleasant, Texas, at the age of 87, a family spokesman and a funeral home said. The announcement of ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tale that could rival any spy novel is about to be told by three writers who are working on potentially rival books on the revelations and travails of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Glenn Greenwald, a former columnist for Britain's The Guardian, ...
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Brown, 24, had his probation revoked by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin during a progress hearing, after he was charged with assault in Washington, D.C. in October for punching a man who was trying to get a picture with the singer. Brown pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault ...
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In a joint announcement, Miramax and The Weinstein Company said they would make films and TV shows based on Miramax's library of more than 700 films that include "Shakespeare in Love," "Good Will Hunting" and "The English Patient." The Weinsteins will release ...
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The Rock, as Johnson is known since his wrestling career, bested "Iron Man 3" star Robert Downey Jr. by starring in four films in 2013, including "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", that collectively brought in $1.3 billion at the global box office. "Iron Man 3" is the ...
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In the United States and Canada, the entire first season of the new series, "Better Call Saul," will be available exclusively on Netflix after the season finale runs on U.S. cable network AMC Networks Inc. Netflix won the streaming rights to the spinoff, "Better Call Saul" ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, one of the last of the leading ladies from Hollywood's Golden Age whose career was marked by a storied and bitter rivalry with her older sister, Olivia de Havilland, died on Sunday at age 96. Fontaine died in her sleep Sunday morning at ...
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Obama, his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia attended the taping of "Christmas in Washington," an annual concert that benefits the Children's National Medical Center. The show is to air on television network TNT on December 20. With Hugh Jackman playing the host of the program, ...
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The agreement comes after the New Zealand government hiked film industry tax rebates to up to 25 percent from the current 15 percent. "The Avatar sequels will provide hundreds of jobs and thousands of hours of work directly in the screen sector as well as jobs right across the economy," ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Actor Peter O'Toole, who shot to international fame in the film classic "Lawrence of Arabia", has died aged 81 in London after a long illness, his agent said on Sunday. O'Toole, who survived a bout with stomach cancer in the 1970s but whose health had been damaged by ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A small hobbit racked up big sales at movie box offices during the weekend, generating an estimated $205 million at theaters around the world with the debut of highly anticipated sequel "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." The second installment in the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Reality television personality Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband of four years, NBA basketball player Lamar Odom, capping months of reports that the couple's relationship had turned rocky. Kardashian, 29, cited irreconcilable differences in seeking to ...
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Hawaiian-born Mars, 28, topped eight of Billboard's year-end music chart lists, including the Hot 100 Artists, Mainstream Top 40 and Hot Digital Songs, and his 2012 album "Unorthodox Jukebox" has becoming one of this year's best-selling records with more than 1.8 million copies sold in ...
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Industry experts expect "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," opening widely at U.S. theaters on Friday, to ring up $80 million in its first weekend at the North American box office. Out of the $8.8 million made from midnight showings, $1.25 million came from IMAX screenings of the film ...
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Apple, a label founded by the Beatles in 1968, said it would release a series of tracks from the early 1960s that were previously only available as bootleg recordings. Among the songs to be released on iTunes are versions of "She Loves You", "A Taste of Honey" and "There's ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. pop singer Beyonce surprised fans and critics with the release of her fifth solo studio album on Friday, which features 14 new songs and 17 videos and caused a stir on Twitter, capping a year in which the singer made a carefully choreographed return to ...
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Simon Property said the spin-off, through a distribution to shareholders, would boost its sales per square foot, net operating income and occupancy rates. The company's shares rose 2.4 percent before the bell.
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DALLAS (Reuters) - Actress and pin-up girl Farrah Fawcett was the star of an auction of celebrity memorabilia in Dallas on Thursday as a shiny red swimsuit she wore for a magazine shoot and 64 other personal items brought in nearly $200,000. Sharing top billing with Fawcett was Gene Kelly and the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A small-town hobbit faces larger-than-life challenges in "The Desolation of Smaug," as director Peter Jackson intensifies the action in the second installment of fantasy film "The Hobbit," expected to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television favorites of seasons past such as "Mad Men" and "Homeland" lost out to new, edgy shows like "Masters of Sex" and "House of Cards" in the Golden Globes nominations announced on Thursday, as voters seek out TV's next big ...
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Supreme Court has ordered a review of the case against two women from punk band Pussy Riot, saying lower courts failed to provide full evidence of their guilt and overlooked mitigating factors in sentencing them to two years in prison. The ruling could potentially ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - When actress Rebecca Hall first read "Machinal," the 1920s play in which she will make her Broadway debut early next year, her reaction was so strong she felt her throat tightening. Hall's response, and the fact that it was being directed by Briton Lyndsey Turner, ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" and 1970s con-artist caper "American Hustle" led the Golden Globe Awards nominations announced on Thursday with seven nods each, fortifying their frontrunner positions in a crowded field ahead of the ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Extinct creatures both cuddly and nasty have been brought to life with 3D computer technology as nature documentary maker David Attenborough turns his attentions to fossils and skeletons at London's Natural History Museum in a new made-for-TV film. Featuring creatures ranging ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Best-selling author Scott Turow turned to Greek mythology for his latest legal thriller, "Identical," which centers on a contemporary Greek-American family and community headed by a patriarch named Zeus. The story is loosely based on the myth of Castor, who is ...
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Her income for the 12-month period used by the magazine also made her the highest-earning celebrity overall, it said. Much of Madonna's earnings from June 2012 to June 2013 were from her worldwide MDNA Tour, which pulled in $305 million. But the 55-year-old singer, who jumped from ninth place in ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein have sued Time Warner Inc for at least $75 million over its decision to divide the screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book "The Hobbit" into three parts, and refusing to pay them for the second and third films. In a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From playing a lowly office salesman to traveling across Middle Earth with a pack of dwarves, British actor Martin Freeman has carved out a career of eclectic roles that showcase his deadpan comedy style. Freeman, 42, rose to recognition as lovesick salesman Tim Canterbury ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Director David O. Russell travels back to the 1970s with its blaring disco music, garish clothes and big hair in "American Hustle," a tale about reinvention, love and survival featuring con-artists, mobsters and an FBI sting operation. A fictional film built around ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The actors who portrayed the brutality of American slavery in the film "12 Years a Slave" won the most nominations for Screen Actors Guild awards on Wednesday, giving the movie momentum in the run-up to the industry's top awards, the Oscars. "12 Years a ...
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BURBANK, California (Reuters) - In the leafy, idyllic setting that is the Disney Studios lot, author P.L. Travers made life hell for writers and composers and Walt Disney himself in a movie that portrays her as a withering, brick wall, toxic nightmare of a woman. It is not quite the demeanor one ...
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The director of "Blackfish," a documentary that raises questions about the treatment of whales used in performances at SeaWorld, said on Tuesday she was heartened by a number of musicians canceling shows at the Florida theme park over the film. "I'm very ...
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"Out Among the Stars" will be released on March 25, the record label said, marking the first time the recordings will be available to the public. The 12 songs, which include two written by Cash, were recorded for Columbia Records in Nashville, Tenn., in 1981 and in 1984, but the record ...
(Reuters) - Eleanor Parker, a Hollywood leading lady of the 1940s and 1950s and three-time Oscar nominee who starred alongside big names including Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas and later appeared as the baroness in the blockbuster "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 91. Parker, ...
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MTV said the singer dominated the music charts and the headlines with the release of her album "Bangerz," her jaw-dropping performances at awards shows and her hosting stint on the television sketch show "Saturday Night Live." "She is the third artist to receive the ...
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LISBON (Reuters) - The Portuguese prefer not to talk, much less joke, about the 1932-1968 fascist dictatorship of Antonio Salazar - which may explain why it has taken a "superhero" to broach the topic in a big-screen comedy. The masked, moustachioed "Capitao Falcao" (Captain ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedies, dramas, thrillers and documentaries exploring notable individuals will lead the 2014 Sundance Film Festival non-competitive premieres program, the annual independent film festival said on Monday. The coveted premieres slot, usually reserved for more seasoned ...
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Sandler, 47, the star of recent comedies "Jack & Jill" and "That's My Boy," dethroned Eddie Murphy for the dubious distinction. Forbes estimated that Sandler's last three films returned an average of $3.40 for every dollar he was paid. Murphy topped last year's list, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Existential outer-space thriller "Gravity," corruption tale "American Hustle" and independent drama "Fruitvale Station" are among the 10 best films of the year announced by the American Film Institute (AFI) on Monday, kicking off a key week in ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country singer Garth Brooks stormed to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart to claim top spot on Wednesday, ahead of a new debut from Britney Spears. Brooks' boxed set, "Blame It All On My Roots," climbed from No. 3 to No. 1 with second week sales ...
MILAN (Reuters) - Milan opera buffs who wanted a Verdi opera to open a La Scala season in the bicentenary year of his birth got their way this past weekend, but many were not pleased with the new production of "La Traviata" they paid premium prices to see. La Scala diehards were ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With notes of rock, jazz and opera, Washington feted piano man Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and guitarist Carlos Santana on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors, the capital's annual celebration of the arts. Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and opera singer Martina Arroyo ...
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In making their choices, the critics declared ties in three top categories, including best picture, best actress and best supporting actor. The Los Angeles critics also named Alfonso Cuaron best director for "Gravity," the outer space-set box office hit which also won the awards for best ...
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Allen's version of "Somewhere only we know", which features in a popular Christmas advertising campaign, first topped the charts two weeks ago but was beaten last week by Scottish singer Calvin Harris and Swedish DJ Alesso. This week "Somewhere only we know", a song originally ...
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Boyle, 52, told the Observer newspaper in an interview published Saturday she had sought help from a Scottish specialist a year ago believing her childhood diagnosis of brain damage was incorrect. Boyle said she had been teased throughout her life for her unusual behavior and was called ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's animated princess fairy tale "Frozen" heated up movie box office charts in the United States and Canada, displacing dystopian thriller "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as the top-earning film. "Frozen" sold $31.6 ...
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Jennifer Grout, a 23-year-old from Massachusetts, fell just short in the end, but her renditions of classical Arabic songs had stunned some audiences - especially given that she only speaks a little Arabic. Late on Saturday night, Grout vied with an eclectic set of contestants for the show's third ...
The IDA award for Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim's work comes after honors at the Toronto and Sundance film festivals, setting it up as a favorite for an Oscar, for which it is short-listed. "The Square" also made history last month as the first documentary acquired by ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z led all artists with nine Grammy nominations on Friday, but newcomers Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis edged out industry heavyweights for nods in the top categories of the annual music awards. Jay Z picked up nominations in nine ...
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Paramount, a unit of Viacom Inc, will retain distribution rights to the original four films, the companies said in a statement on Friday. The "Indiana Jones" movies were produced by Lucasfilm, which Disney acquired in 2012. Disney has not announced plans for a fifth "Indiana ...
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The 1964 Fender Stratocaster, along with five song lyrics left on a private airplane by the songwriter and his band in the months after the Rhode Island festival, were part of six lots in a special sale of Dylan material in New York. "A tremendous amount of international interest was ...
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The three-hour production on Thursday starring country singer Carrie Underwood as Maria, the would-be nun who falls in love with an anti-Nazi Austrian captain, was NBC's best non-sports draw in the 18 to 49 age group most coveted by advertisers since the finale of hospital drama "ER" in ...
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The deal starts in April 2014, the studio and Bruckheimer said in a statement released on Friday. No terms were announced. Bruckheimer partnered with Don Simpson in the 1980s to produce hits for Paramount such as "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Top Gun," two of the studio's 30 ...
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Jameson Witty was arrested at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday, and a second suspect was arranging to turn himself in, authorities said. On the day of the November 30 crash, someone using the Instagram service handle "jamesonwitty" posted photos of a portion of the roof of a red ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. television was alive with "The Sound of Music" on Thursday as country singer Carrie Underwood and "True Blood" actor Stephen Moyer starred in a live version of the classic musical about an aspiring nun who falls in love with an Austrian captain. Filmed ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - A brief drive through Pittsburgh's down-and-out steel mill borough of Braddock at the time of the economic downturn in 2009 was all it took, and director Scott Cooper knew where he wanted to set his next film. The problem: He didn't have a story.
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Springsteen's "Born to Run," the title song from his 1975 album of the same name, has become an essential American anthem, and the draft, written in the singer's cursive hand in blue ink, fetched more than double its estimate of $70,000 to $100,000 at a New York sale. The one notebook ...
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The 27-year-old actress was receiving psychiatric care at a Malibu facility after she was alleged to have started a small fire in the front of a home in Thousand Oaks, a Los Angeles suburb, in July. "Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day," ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Metropolitan Opera will stage its first new production of Giuseppe Verdi's comic opera "Falstaff" in nearly 50 years on Friday and transmit a live performance next week to 2,000 movie theaters in 64 countries. Canadian opera director Robert Carsen has ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Genre-bending films dominated the 2014 lineup announced on Wednesday for the U.S. feature film competition at the Sundance Film Festival, the top U.S. festival for independent cinema. The competition will showcase 16 films spanning serious and comedic efforts, with many ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Her," a story about a man who falls in love with a computer operating system, on Wednesday won the National Board of Review award for 2013 best film of the year and best director, the second major film awards in the run-up to the Oscars. Director Spike Jonze's ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British boy band One Direction made chart history on Wednesday as its third album debuted at No. 1 on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, the only group to have its first three albums top the chart in opening week sales. The quintet's "Midnight Memories" ...
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BOSTON (Reuters) - Actor Will Ferrell, in character as bumbling fictional television news anchorman Ron Burgundy, advised viewers to believe 71 percent of what they see on news programs and complained that too few journalists have facial hair in a Wednesday appearance at a Boston ...
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"At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on 'Fast & Furious 7' for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise," Universal Pictures, a unit of Comcast Corp, said in a statement. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; ...
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(Reuters) - A host of musicians headed by Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant on Tuesday night celebrated the life and work of Bert Jansch, the late Scottish guitarist who influenced generations of players from Neil Young to Johnny Marr with his stew of blues, folk and jazz. On a London stage ...
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NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin could free a former oil tycoon and members of the Pussy Riot band, all portrayed as political prisoners by domestic and foreign critics, under an amnesty expected by the end of the year, according to a Kremlin human rights adviser. Mikhail ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Penelope Cruz plays a barren wife in one of her new movies and a doomed fiancée in another, but her own family life is strictly off limits. The 39-year-old Spanish mother of two has played the dark-haired beauty for directors Pedro Almodovar and Woody Allen, toyed around with ...
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Attorneys for Jackson's mother Katherine, 83, and his three children filed court documents in citing misconduct of the jury and insufficient evidence among the reasons for the pending request for a new trial. The two-page court filing, which was submitted on Monday in Los Angeles County Superior ...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Bill Beckwith, a carpenter and co-host of the hit HGTV home improvement show "Curb Appeal," has died after a motorcycle accident in San Francisco, the medical examiner's office said on Tuesday. Beckwith, 38, died at a local hospital after his motorcycle collided ...
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Cyrus, 21, generated the most overall searches on Yahoo this year, overtaking reality television personality Kim Kardashian, who topped the list last year. Cyrus has had an attention-filled 2013, in which she grabbed headlines for her breakup with actor-fiance Liam Hemsworth, danced provocatively ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Leave it to the prolific filmmaking pair Joel and Ethan Coen to create their own movie conundrum, and engineer (or maybe luck) their way out of it. For their new film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," the brothers Coen painted themselves into this corner: They ...
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DALLAS (Reuters) - A driver's license, film scripts, and a skimpy red swimsuit that once belonged to 1970s icon Farrah Fawcett will go up for auction in Dallas on Friday. The dozen or so items come from a collection owned by Fawcett's nephew Greg S. Walls and are expected to fetch tens of ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Film Critics Circle named "American Hustle," a film about 1970s con artists forced to work with the FBI, as best film of 2013 on Tuesday and gave its top acting prizes to Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in the first major movie honors in the run-up to ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite just a handful of acting roles to date, country singer and "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood was the first choice to play the coveted lead role of Maria in a new live version of "The Sound of Music" for television. Since winning ...
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Ahmed Fouad Negm dies at age 84
December 3rd, 2013, 12:41 pm
Negm, who was born in the Sharqiya province in 1929, was imprisoned several times for his criticism of Egyptian leaders Gamal Abdel Nasser, his successor Anwar Sadat, and Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted by a popular uprising in 2011. Negm, who wrote in colloquial Arabic, was also critical of the ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Veteran food writer James Villas likes to say he was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a cast-iron skillet in his hand. In "Southern Fried: More than 150 recipes for crab cakes, fried chicken, hush puppies and more," Villas, who was food and wine editor of ...
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Ora, 23, will play Mia Grey, the adopted younger sister of billionaire protagonist Christian Grey, in the film adaptation of E. L. James' best-selling "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy of erotica novels. Albanian-born Ora will join lead cast members Jamie Dornan, who plays the charming ...
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In the interview, published in the magazine's September 27, 2012 edition, the singer said racism was holding America back. "If you got a slave master or (Ku Klux) Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that," he was quoted as saying. "That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can ...
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LONDONDERRY (Reuters) - French-born film installation artist Laure Prouvost won Britain's prestigious Turner Prize on Monday for a short film clip that in part tells the story of a fictional grandfather digging a hole to Africa and disappearing down it. An emotional and surprised Prouvost, who ...
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the more startling moments at the London concert by British folk band Moulettes this weekend was when founding member Ruth Skipper turned her bassoon into an instrument of industrial rock. As bass and drums hammered out a heavy beat and an electric fiddle and wired cello ...
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was sentenced to six years in a high-security prison on Tuesday for ordering an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet and tarnished the reputation of the renowned theatre. A judge announced the sentence ...
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Beyonce, 32, topped the list in a year where she made a carefully choreographed return to the musical spotlight after taking time out to give birth to her first child, daughter Blue Ivy, with rapper husband Jay Z. The singer performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration in January, at the ...
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The five-strong band's third studio album beat Take That singer Gary Barlow's latest solo offering, "Since I Saw You Last", in the race to the top spot. The Official Charts Company, which compiles the figures, said "Midnight Memories" had sold 237,000 copies in the last week, ...
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) - the company he set up with his wife Jan - beamed Christian programs over 84 satellite channels and more than 18,000 television and cable affiliates, according to its website. Crouch left his job as general manager of a San Bernardino, California, broadcaster in ...
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The unusual public memorial took the form of a car rally, with drivers filing slowly past the spot in Santa Clarita, where Walker, 40, and Roger Rodas, 38, died on November 30. Rodas, the owner of a local auto dealership and racing services company, was behind the wheel of a Porsche Carrera GT ...
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"Catching Fire," the second installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise, grossed $14.9 million on Thursday's Thanksgiving Day holiday according to studio Lions Gate. That broke the record previously held by "Toy Story 2," which earned $13.1 million on Thanksgiving in ...
In the second act, New Zealand tenor Simon O'Neill as Wagner's "pure fool" of the title must resist the seductive lures of German soprano Angela Denoke's witch and temptress Kundry. She wraps herself around him and pleads that uniting with her for just one hour "would raise you to a ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson told a court she had taken cocaine several times including when being subjected to "intimate terrorism" by her millionaire ex-husband Charles Saatchi, in the latest dramatic twist in a trial that has gripped Britain. A well-known TV star ...
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' won rave reviews from South Africans who flocked to its opening night but critics were unimpressed, with one describing the latest biopic about the anti-apartheid leader as overly reverential ANC propaganda. With South Africa's first black ...
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BEIJING (Reuters) - Sotheby's will hold its first major auction on the Chinese mainland on Sunday as competition between the New York-based auction house and its long-time rival Christie's moves into one of the world's hottest art markets amid a government crackdown on corruption and luxury ...
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By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Dylan played London's Albert Hall this week for the first time since his fabled and tumultuous concerts there in 1966, his vitality and mystique intact five decades on since he revolutionized popular music.
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The abstract graffiti was painted in the tennis court area of the QT Hotel on the Gold Coast, 80 km (50 miles) southeast of Brisbane, and posted on Bieber's Instagram page, where it has attracted more than 545,000 "likes". The images are of a one-eyed blob with teeth in bright pink, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Holiday movies are often filled with feel-good messages and festive cheer, but as the United States whets its appetite for the Thanksgiving weekend, psychological drama "Oldboy" attempts to serve up a platter of old-fashioned revenge. "Oldboy," based on ...
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Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" reclaimed the top spot on the weekly album chart with sales of 120,000, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The record had debuted at No. 1 following its release on November 5 with sales of 792,000 copies, the second-largest opening week this ...
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The end to the eight-year marriage was made final on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, with both actors agreeing not to pay spousal support. In March, Moore, 51, had asked the court to grant her financial support from Kutcher, an unusual move for one of the top-earning women in Hollywood ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Franco has played a wizard, a doctor, a gangster rapper, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and himself, all in the past year. In addition to acting, Franco is a teacher, a spokesman for the Italian fashion brand Gucci, a published author, artist and director. Does the ...
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MADRID (Reuters) - They have recorded in America and frontman Alex Turner lives in Los Angeles and affects an Elvis look in their latest stage show, but the Arctic Monkeys remain a British rock-and-roll phenomenon. None of the four members - all from Sheffield in northern England is even 30, but ...
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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has racked up more clichés about prostitution than most countries. But in her film "Karaoke Girl", director Visra Vichit-Vadakan goes beyond the typically one-dimensional depictions of the women and lets the social message speak for itself. Born in the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British actor Idris Elba will be the first to say that he doesn't look like Nelson Mandela. But in playing the anti-apartheid leader and former president of South Africa in the biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," he figured that nailing his physical presence ...
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"12 Years a Slave," a harrowing tale of a free black man sold into slavery, landed seven nominations including British-born filmmaker Steve McQueen for best director, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor for best male lead and newcomer actress Lupita Nyong'o for best supporting female. The Fox ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - While most teenagers in the early 1960s were swooning over the pop stars, Carole King was busy writing songs for their idols that would send them to the top of the music charts. From "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" for The Shirelles and "Take Good Care of My ...
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The talk show, "Up Late with Alec Baldwin," was suspended earlier this month after the actor apologized for comments he made to a New York photographer that a gay rights group described as homophobic. "We are jointly confirming that 'Up Late' will not continue on MSNBC," the ...
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LOMPOUL, Senegal (Reuters) - Encircled by moon-lit sand dunes, desert blues band Tamikrest from Mali's northern city of Kidal was the headline act at a Sahel music festival this weekend, held seemingly light years away from unrest in the group's native country. The six-man Tuareg band strummed out ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Producers of a new version of the Oscar-winning musical "The Sound of Music," set for U.S. television next week, knew it would be a sacrilege to try and re-make the beloved 1965 movie classic starring Julie Andrews. And American country singer Carrie Underwood, who ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - While growing up in Massachusetts in the 1960s and 1970s, Kasi Lemmons' mother took her every year to see the Christmas musical "Black Nativity" in Boston. Now, the 52-year-old director of 2007 drama "Talk to Me" is bringing poet Langston ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Kingdom won three International Emmy Awards on Monday, including one for Sean Bean as best actor, and producer-director J.J. Abrams received a special honor for his work on television series and films such as "Lost," "Star Trek" and the upcoming ...
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Brian Griffin, the character voiced by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, was killed off in Sunday's episode titled "Life of Brian," after being hit by a car. By Monday night, some 14,000 fans of the show were campaigning on petition site Change.org to resurrect the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Katniss Everdeen not only wields the bow and arrow of hope in "Catching Fire," the second installment of "The Hunger Games" film franchise, she is also the muse of a new high-fashion line that carries the film's fictional world of the Capitol beyond the ...
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The second installment in the series starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the skilled archer who becomes a beacon of hope for the oppressed residents of the fictional nation of Panem, opened to a box office of $161 million in the United States and Canada — a record for November. The ...
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The London branch of the festival held annually in Park City, Utah, under the aegis of actor and director Robert Redford's Sundance Institute will run from April 25-27 at The O2, a 20,000-seat venue east of the city center. It will feature a short film competition, screenings and music ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift scored big at the American Music Awards on Sunday, taking home four wins including the night's top prize for artist of the year, as some of pop music's biggest names came together for the fan-voted awards ceremony. Swift, 23, beat out Justin ...
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The release was the UK's 1000th number one album, it said, saying Williams, who has sold 55 million albums globally, was now tied with Elvis Presley as the male solo artist with the most official number one UK albums - 11. Eminem hung on to second place in the album chart with "The Marshall ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continued to light up the box office through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, collecting a record $110.2 million over five days to surpass a hefty opening for Disney's new animated film "Frozen," and bringing ...
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - - Will Ferrell and the rest of the cast of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" crossed live to Australia on Sunday, walking down a burgundy carpet at the comedy's premiere in Sydney to the cheers of swarming fans. Following the news team as they adapt to working at a ...
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(Reuters) - Country singer Willie Nelson's drummer broke his hip and two other band members suffered minor injuries after their bus hit a highway overpass pillar in heavy rains in East Texas early Saturday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident forced Nelson to ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of "Doctor Who" fans from across the world descended on London on Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a sci-fi series that has gripped generations with a quirky blend of time travel, merciless robots and evil aliens. "Doctor Who", first ...
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The negotiations would not affect her daytime talk show "Katie," which is currently in its second season at the Disney-owned television channel, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the talks had not concluded. No further details were available. Yahoo did not respond ...
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Two U.S.-born Puerto Rican artists, Marc Anthony and Draco Rosa, and the Colombian singer Carlos Vives on Thursday won the top Latin Grammy music awards in a night that rewarded comebacks and long careers. Top-selling salsa artist Anthony won record of the year for ...
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Jackman, 45, posted a photo of his face and a bandage on his nose on his Instagram page, saying his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, told him to get his nose checked, and he was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, cancerous cells that grow on the surface of the skin. "Please don't be foolish like ...
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NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - Former "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike ‘The Situation' Sorrentino is facing a federal investigation into his finances, his publicist said on Thursday. The probe centers on his businesses, which include MPS Entertainment, Situation Productions and a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When online retail giant Amazon decided to join Netflix and Hulu in the online original programming race, it didn't have to look further than its own tech backyard to find a world ripe for comedy. "Betas," starring newcomers Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni and Charlie ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - When British comedic actor Steve Coogan first read the mournful story behind his new film "Philomena" in a newspaper, he noticed that the two people in the accompanying picture were laughing. The photo showed Philomena Lee, an elderly Irish woman ...
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The WWF said on Thursday that the money from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, set up by the 39-year-old star of "The Great Gatsby" and the upcoming film "The Wolf of Wall Street," will be used for an initiative to double the number of tigers in Nepal by 2022 - the next Chinese ...
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(Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment will produce fewer films as it makes a "significant" shift from motion pictures to higher-margin television production and to operating TV channels, Sony Corp executives told investors gathered at the company's Culver City, California, studio ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The remaining members of British comedy troupe Monty Python announced on Thursday they would regroup for the first time since the 1980s to stage a comedy and musical show next year at one of London's biggest venues. The one-off show on July 1 will be tailored to fit the massive ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In May, two months after the release of his song "Blurred Lines," pop singer Robin Thicke performed the soon-to-be megahit on NBC's TV singing contest "The Voice." That performance with collaborators Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I. helped catapult his ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Writers James McBride and George Packer won National Book Awards, among the most prestigious literary prizes in U.S. publishing, at a gala dinner on Wednesday that also honored authors E.L. Doctorow and Maya Angelou. McBride took home the 2013 National Book Foundation fiction ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When the sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" debuts worldwide on Friday, industry analysts believe the movie from studio Lions Gate Entertainment will set international box offices ablaze in a bigger way than the first film. The original "Hunger ...
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The judge also requested more information about the arrest to determine whether the 24-year-old singer had violated the terms of his probation. Brown was placed on five years' probation as part of his 2009 sentence for assaulting fellow R&B singer and girlfriend Rihanna. He also was ordered ...
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The album sold 258,000 copies in its first week of release, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Fifty-seven percent of those sales were digital downloads, Billboard said. It is the 27-year-old pop singer's second No. 1 album on the weekly U.S. chart. "Born This Way" ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In preparing for her first film role as a petite, hard-laboring slave in "12 Years a Slave," actress Lupita Nyong'o sized herself up against 500 pounds of cotton, which her character Patsey picked every day. The pile "was taller and wider and thicker than ...
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NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members Teresa and Giuseppe (Joe) Giudice pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two counts of loan fraud, part of a slew of federal charges they face for what prosecutors say was years of lying on financial applications and ...
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"Hello everyone! I am home, and so grateful for all your support and well wishes," she tweeted. "I am so much better and taking it one day at a time." Earlier this month Vargas, 51, said in a statement she was in treatment and was dealing with addiction after realizing she was ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American comedian Sarah Silverman has been called profane, offensive, a provocateur and the funniest woman alive. Silverman, 42, fond of ironic jokes that often play on race, religion and rape, will star in her own standup comedy special, "We Are Miracles," on HBO ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Adam Levine, the frontman of the Grammy Award-winning rock group Maroon 5 and a judge on the hit NBC singing show "The Voice," was named People magazine's sexiest man alive, the magazine announced on Tuesday. The 34-year-old singer-songwriter, who is engaged ...
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A news release issued on behalf of the five surviving Pythons, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, all in their 70s, said that an official announcement would be made on Thursday. But several British newspapers and media outlets reported that the five would be ...
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"I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever :)," Clarkson tweeted. Clarkson, the first contestant to win the Fox singing competition "American Idol," married talent manager Brandon Blackstock in October.
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Miller died in the northern California wine town of Napa from injuries sustained in a fall, the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco said. Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said the entertainment group founded by brothers Walt and Roy Disney in 1923 was "deeply saddened by ...
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MUMBAI (Reuters) - For a country that produces twice as many movies a year as Hollywood, India has a problem that's making cinema theatre operators beam: a shortage of modern multi-screen cinemas and plenty of increasingly affluent film fans. Multiplex operators like PVR Ltd, Inox Leisure, ...
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Madonna easily surpassed singer Lady Gaga and veteran rockers Bon Jovi as the highest-paid musician in 2013, Forbes said on Tuesday. Madonna earned $125 million, most of which was from her hugely successful MDNA tour, which grossed $305 million, as well as merchandise sold at concerts and a ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Weekend of a Champion," a documentary about British Formula One driver Jackie Stewart, went unnoticed for about 40 years until the London film lab where it was stored was closing and asked its producer, Roman Polanski, what to do with it. The Polish-French ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Award-winning American chef Scott Conant helps home cooks recreate meals from his acclaimed restaurant Scarpetta in his latest cookbook. The American chef, a frequent judge on television cooking shows, opened Scarpetta in New York in 2008 and has launched four other eateries ...
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The show, the most expensive staged on Broadway, had a rocky start in 2010 with cast injuries during high-wire stunts and opening night delays. "We are excited to report that the next destination for SPIDER-MAN will be the entertainment capital of the world: Las Vegas," Rick Miramontez, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Entertainment, under pressure from hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb to improve the profitability of its film studio, has hired consultancy Bain & Company to help identify more than $100 million in cost cuts through layoffs and other means, according to a source with ...
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(Reuters) - Business television presenter Maria Bartiromo is leaving broadcaster CNBC after 20 years to take a job at rival Fox Business Network, according to a source familiar with the matter. CNBC President and Chief Executive Mark Hoffman announced Bartiromo's departure in a memo to employees ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prosecutors on Monday accused "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa and Joe Giudice of lying eight years ago when they claimed on loan applications that Teresa was a realtor, not a housewife. A federal grand jury in Newark, New Jersey, added two new counts to ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's Friday evening at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, and, like always, commuters are catching trains to their bedroom communities and weekend travelers are jumping on the Pacific Surfliner. And then there's a less harried crowd milling around the old wooden seats ...
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Musicians in the digital age are turning to apps to woo fans and also engage them in the creative process to create new music and art. Apps featuring indie rock band Metric, pop sensation Lady Gaga and the late John Lennon were released last week that allow fans to re-mix ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - American Patty Griffin brought her resonant, mournful, soulful voice to London on Sunday, singing "Meet me on the banks of the Ohio" just a stone's throw from the Thames in a sign of country music's growing footprint in Britain. The scene, seemingly an incongruous one ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Helen Mirren was named best actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Audience" at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday while the best actor award was split between Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lester as the leads in "Othello". The award for ...
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Lady Gaga, known for her extravagant costumes and estimated to have earned $80 million in the past year, also entered the singles chart at number nine with "Do What U Want" - a collaboration with U.S. artist R Kelly. Eminem hung on to second place in the album chart, holding off new ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Superhero sequel "Thor: The Dark World" hammered out another victory in its second weekend at U.S. and Canadian box offices, overcoming a strong performance from Christmas-themed romantic comedy "The Best Man Holiday." "Thor," from ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The novelist Doris Lessing, who tackled race, ideology, gender politics and the workings of the psyche in a prolific and often iconoclastic career, died in London on Sunday at the age of 94, her publisher HarperCollins said. The British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie hailed the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Hollywood film industry recognized Angelina Jolie on Saturday with a humanitarian award for her work with refugees and advocating for human rights through her film career. Actors Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi also received what are ...
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Jay Z, 43, one of the best-selling rappers and an entrepreneur, collaborated with Barneys on the BNY SCC clothing label. Initially 25 percent of the proceeds were to go to Jay Z's foundation but not 100 percent of profits will be donated. But Jay Z came under fire for his partnership when two ...
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Baldwin, 55, announced the decision in a statement, saying that his comments were "offensive and unacceptable." His talk show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" began last month. "I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have - and for that ...
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FXX, owned by 21st Century Fox, said it will begin airing past episodes of "The Simpsons" in August 2014. At the same time, its soon-to-be launched on-demand mobile service, FXNOW, will make available all episodes from past seasons of Bart, Homer, Lisa and the rest of the dysfunctional ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Eclectic men's fashion designer Paul Smith, suit maker to Prime Minister David Cameron and footballer David Beckham, kick-started the opening of an exhibition of his work by throwing a pair of his signature stripy socks to the world's media. "I never miss a trick," he ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Super Bowl halftime show and a performance during the music industry's annual Grammy Awards are once again the top venues to maximize a musician's exposure to consumers, the trade publication Billboard said on Friday. The National Football League's February Super Bowl, ...
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Manchester-born Harper, 72 and now living in Rossmore, Ireland, is accused of nine sexual offences between 1975 and 1977, all relating to one girl, West Mercia police in central England said in a statement. Over a 47-year career in music, Harper influenced major rock bands such as Pink Floyd and ...
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HBO, a unit of Time Warner Inc, said the show will air on Sunday nights and be a satire of topical news and politics. The network did not announce a start date. The British comedian, best known for his wit on politics and current events, won over HBO with his performance as a fill-in host this ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of fans gathered at a public memorial in New York on Thursday for rocker Lou Reed, the frontman of the 1960s band The Velvet Underground who died last month of liver disease at the age of 71. As music blared from speakers at the outdoor memorial on the terrace at ...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Three of the 30 people arrested during a Greenpeace protest walked free on bail on Thursday, defiant that the action against Arctic oil drilling was justified and that the response by the authorities was not. Denis Sinyakov, 36, a freelance photographer, caught ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Waiting 14 years to deliver the sequel to wedding film "The Best Man" gave director Malcolm D. Lee an advantage few sequels in franchise-happy Hollywood enjoy: time to let his characters mature and grow before thrusting them back onto the big screen. Now Lee is ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Canadian pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin is an archaeologist-cum-miracle worker of the piano who has almost single-handedly brought "dead" 19th-century composers back to life with his powerful, nimble fingers and keen intellect. Although he has recorded more than 50 CDs, ...
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Yoko Ono debuts peace exhibition in Sydney
November 14th, 2013, 4:46 am
"It's what we can do to change society," Ono, the widow of Beatles frontman John Lennon, told a news conference at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney, where the show opens on Friday and runs until late February. The interactive parts of the exhibition were designed to ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Rob Brown, who stars in HBO show "Treme," sought to broaden his racial-profiling lawsuit against Macy's on Wednesday into a federal class action case, with his lawyer saying Brown hoped to use his celebrity for "social change." Brown withdrew the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Eminem's latest album debuted with the second-largest opening sales week this year, rocketing to the top of the weekly Billboard 200 music chart on Wednesday. "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," Eminem's eighth studio album and seventh to reach No. 1, sold 792,000 ...
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The film was originally set to be released on August 1, 2014, but is now scheduled to be in cinemas on February 13, 2015, in time for Valentine's Day. Universal did not give a reason for postponing the film's release date, but casting lead character Christian Grey was tripped up when "Sons of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As director Alexander Payne sees it, his latest film "Nebraska" is about a dying man whose son takes him into Hades to meet all the specters of the past. Oh, and it's a comedy, despite that dire synopsis - one that revels in lunkhead cousins who embody how awful ...
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Judge Robert Mandelbaum found Genevieve Sabourin, 41, guilty of stalking and harassment of Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria. Sabourin was held in contempt on Wednesday after outbursts during the trial at New York Criminal Court in a Lower Manhattan courtroom. During emotional testimony on Tuesday, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One teenage girl and her bow and arrow become a mighty symbol for revolution in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," as Hollywood's reigning young adult franchise goes deeper and darker to explore the impact of violence on a community. "Catching Fire," out ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Putting killer whales and their trainers together in close proximity is an important part of SeaWorld's shows, the marine park operator said on Tuesday in asking a federal court to overturn an order to put more space between orcas and humans. The case resulted from the ...
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British composer John Tavener dies aged 69
November 12th, 2013, 6:28 pm
He was one of the few modern composers to gain a following among non-classical audiences, with many people attracted to his mysticism and spirituality. Fellow composer John Rutter told the BBC that Tavener "was touched by genius at every point.
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DETROIT (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc got more bad news this week following the third fire in its Model S electric sedan as actor George Clooney complained about being stuck on the side of the road in the Roadster sports car he used to own. Clooney, currently starring in the movie ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The top-grossing Hollywood films of 2012 showed more gun violence in those deemed appropriate for adolescents than in the movies geared toward adults, a study published on Monday found. The findings for 2012 come after three straight years in which PG-13-rated and R-rated ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Surviving members of the exiled Iranian rock band the Yellow Dogs said on Wednesday they were "blinded with rage and paralyzed with grief" over the fatal shooting of two of their bandmates in New York City. In their first extensive comments since the attack Sunday ...
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Katy Perry won the award for best female singer at the 2013 MTV EMA music awards on Sunday, pipping Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus to the post in MTV's first award ceremony since the launch a week ago of the upstart YouTube Music Awards. But Cyrus stole the show by lighting what ...
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Canadian Myers, Dr Evil in the Austin Powers comedy film series, was guest of honor for the Premier League match against Fulham which could see Liverpool rise to second place with a victory. "I'm so thrilled to be here, I cannot even believe it. I'm normally really chatty but I'm speechless ...
Smith made the gesture - which was filmed and went viral on the internet - at a drum clinic in Belo Horizonte last week. The band played there as part of a South American tour, before moving on to Rio, home to Flamengo, where they played on Saturday evening.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sir Ben Kingsley led the winners at the annual Britannia awards, held by the Los Angeles arm of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for those making an impact in Hollywood. Clooney, 52, picked up the Britannia excellence ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New evidence of the authenticity of a drip painting said by some to be abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock's final work, was presented at a conference of art experts on Friday. The painting, including polar bear hairs trapped in the paint that match a pelt rug from his ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Tom Cruise called reports that he had abandoned his daughter Suri after his divorce from actress Katie Holmes "patently false" in court documents for a defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuit against a German media company. In a declaration that offered a ...
"We have been approached in two different territories by potential park opportunities, which gives you some sense of the cultural impact of this franchise," said Lions Gate's Chief Executive Jon Feltheimer during the company's earnings call with analysts on Friday. He did not give ...
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If tests and plans go according to schedule, Branson and his two children, Holly, 31 and Sam, 28, could blast off into space from New Mexico next August, which will be aired live on NBC. "We are delighted that we are going to be working with you," Branson, 63, told Matt Lauer and ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - On the eve of her fourth studio album's release, pop diva Lady Gaga lived up to her reputation for doing things on a grand scale on Sunday as she donned what she called the world's first flying dress. Gaga, known as much for her off-the-wall performances and outrageous ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Motel Life," a gritty brotherhood drama that plays out among the down and out in Nevada's seedy underbelly, begins and ends with the inevitable: death. In between it is open to interpretation, says its soft-spoken star Emile Hirsch, who plays Frank, the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker Alex Gibney was not alone in being duped by Lance Armstrong and his strident denials that he had doped and cheated his way to cycling's biggest prizes over the years. But Gibney was in a unique position as the Oscar-winning documentary director who had set out to ...
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Disney purchased "Star Wars" producer Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in 2012 and promised at least three more films in the series, one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. "This, obviously, is one of the most important movies we have in the next few years, and we've chosen a ...
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West, 36, was charged in September with battery and attempted grand theft for the scuffle with photographer Daniel Ramos which took place outside the airport in July. The rapper's attorney, Blair Berk, entered the plea on West's behalf in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 24-year-old loner, frustrated by society at every turn, pulls out a gun and begins to shoot. The scenario appears ripped from today's headlines, but this was half a century ago, and it was Lee Harvey Oswald assassinating President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - George Strait won the coveted entertainer of the year prize at the Country Music Association awards on Wednesday, while Blake Shelton took home the album of the year and male vocalist of the year awards. Strait, 61, won the top prize for the third time and for the ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Move over Black Widow and step aside She-Hulk: Marvel Comics is introducing a new superhero - a 16-year-old Muslim-American girl named Kamala Khan, to reflect the growing diversity of its readers. The character, who will be the new Ms. Marvel, lives with her conservative ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian alternative rock group Arcade Fire scored its second No. 1 record by knocking pop singer Katy Perry off the top spot of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. "Reflektor," the fourth studio album from Arcade Fire, sold 140,000 copies in its ...
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc's latest title from its blockbuster "Call of Duty" video game franchise surpassed $1 billion in sell-in sales - the number of copies shipped to retailers - a day after its launch, the company said on Wednesday. Activision shares were ...
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The 19-year-old singer, in Brazil as part of his ongoing South American tour, was photographed early Tuesday, along with members of his entourage, painting the wall outside an upscale hotel in Rio's São Conrado neighborhood. After complaints by local paparazzi that Bieber's bodyguards had ...
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The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday said a 2012 consumer complaint prompted an investigation that found TBS owner Turner Broadcasting, a cable unit of Time Warner Inc, misused the sounds that are meant to warn viewers of national emergencies. Turner now faces a fine of $25,000 for ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frank Sinatra's baritone slowly fades into a tango, which eventually makes way to the soul music of Stevie Wonder, the frenetic rock of The White Stripes and finally into Dave Brubeck's cool jazz version of the "West Side Story" song "Maria." That is ...
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The performer, whose solo songs include "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Perfect Day," died of liver disease at the age of 71. He underwent a liver transplant in April. Reed's wife, performance artist Laurie Anderson, will receive most of the estimated $15 million estate, including ...
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Fox's "Glee" picked up eight nominations for the only Hollywood awards show covering film, music and television that is voted on solely by the public. The People's Choice Awards ceremony, set for January 8 in Los Angeles, kicks off the Hollywood awards season, which culminates with the ...
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Airport police familiar with Simmons and his lengthy arrest history stopped him as he was driving to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport early on Monday evening, a police dispatcher said. The New York-born rapper, who lives in South Carolina, was arrested when he did not have a valid ...
Author Lucy Hughes-Hallett's "The Pike" focuses on the life of "the debauched Italian artist who became a national hero", the prize committee said in a statement. "Through his ideological journey, culminating in the failure of his attempt at Fiume to establish a utopia ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With a soft voice and a downward gaze, Jimi Hendrix seemed to shrink in his pastel blue kimono-like shirt as talk show host Dick Cavett called him one of the best guitarists in the world in 1969. After all, his friends and family said, Hendrix was shy and insecure. When he ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - The German recluse whose billion-dollar art hoard was seized by authorities has broken his silence to ask for the pictures back and to deny his father, an art dealer for Hitler, ever extorted any from Jewish owners. In an interview with Der Spiegel, his first substantive ...
The duo's joint track, "The Monster", was taken from Eminem's new album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2", which is due to be released on Monday. It shot straight to the top spot even though it only went on sale last Tuesday. It pushed last week's number one, "Royals" by ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marvel superhero Thor pounded his box office competitors over the weekend, muscling movie sequel "Thor: The Dark World" to the top of U.S. and Canadian charts with a hefty $86.1 million in debut ticket sales. The 3D film starring Chris Hemsworth trounced ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American film director Martin Scorsese and British artist David Hockney were honored at the Art + Film Gala, an annual gathering that aims to bring the art and movie industries of Los Angeles closer together. In a Saturday night event heavy with Hollywood actors and studio ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the United States whets its appetite for a big tasty feast on this month's Thanksgiving holiday, two turkeys are on a mission to save their kind from slaughter in a new animated adventure, where they travel back in time to get the birds off the menu. "Free ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first-ever YouTube Music Awards on Sunday, improvised with plenty of celebrity cameos thrown into the mix, saw awards going to rapper Eminem and hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The show made a clear bid for the quirky, a benefit of being streamed by YouTube rather ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's newly minted rich can now get up close and personal to the movies after mega-screen maker IMAX Corp signed a deal to produce luxury home theaters in the company's second largest market. The fifty-fifty joint venture with Shenzhen-based TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings ...
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Already atop the duck hunting industry and cable television, the Robertson family of juggernaut reality series "Duck Dynasty" now has the music charts in their crosshairs. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas," which was released this ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "After Midnight," a Broadway musical featuring original arrangements by jazz great Duke Ellington, melds classic songs from the 1920s and 30s with dance to recreate Harlem's Golden Age and the legendary Cotton Club. The show, which includes a big band of 17 musicians ...
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has a conundrum at 76 years of age: he gets plenty of job offers, but the roles tend to be serious and they only beget more serious roles. "I would do anything that got me out of gravitas," said the actor, who has played the likes ...
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The suit was filed as a counter-claim to a case brought preemptively by Thicke and Williams in August seeking a court ruling to establish that "Blurred Lines" did not infringe on Gaye's rights to his 1977 hit, "Got to Give it Up," as members of his family had said publicly. The ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Katy Perry shot to the top of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with her latest album, "Prism," although overall album sales for the week were the lowest since the publication began charting in 1991. "Prism," Perry's fourth ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Songwriter and singer James Blake won the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for best album on Wednesday for "Overgrown", with the winner announced at the end of a star-packed concert and awards event in London. The album selected by a panel of music industry experts as ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The renegade graffiti artist Banksy snubbed the art world again on Tuesday when he dropped off one of his paintings at a New York City thrift store. The Housing Works thrift store, part of a chain that sells donated knickknacks to fund charities for AIDS and the homeless, ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Director Richard Curtis' latest film "About Time," a time-traveling romantic comedy, began with a conversation between old friends about happiness and what would make a perfect final day. After writing hit films such as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Based on a story written three decades ago and set in a future dystopian Earth where children are manipulated into fighting an enemy race, the film "Ender's Game" could make its young adult and family audience ponder what ails present-day society. Out in theaters ...
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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Someone once told Egyptian filmmaker Sherief Elkatsha that you can tell much about the personality of a nation from the conduct of its drivers. In his 77-minute documentary "Cairo Drive", which had its premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival this week, Elkatsha ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After transitioning from a Hollywood heartthrob to a critically acclaimed actor, then fronting a rock band with worldwide success, Jared Leto takes on one of his biggest challenges yet, playing a transgender HIV patient in his return to film. "Dallas Buyers Club," ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - When Tedeschi Trucks Band took the stage at a packed Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday night, the rapturous applause they drew was not what might be expected for a U.S. group whose new album peaked at 52 in the British charts. While they are far from a household name in Europe, the ...
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Brown, 24, pleaded not guilty on Monday to misdemeanor assault after police reports said the singer and his bodyguard both punched a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, where Brown had a nightclub appearance. "Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility. His goal is to gain ...
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The lingerie will be in an exhibition of designs by Jean-Paul Gaultier, who created them for Madonna's "Blond Ambition" tour as well as stagewear for Kylie Minogue and costumes for the films of Pedro Almodovar and Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element". The Barbican lineup will also ...
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Jonas Brothers pop-rock band splits up
October 29th, 2013, 4:51 pm
The decision by the New Jersey-raised brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick came less than three weeks after they canceled their concert tour citing a rift in the band. The trio told People magazine it was a unanimous decision. "We can confirm the news," a representative for the band said in an ...
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Shows are scheduled for Cape Town on January 28 and 29 and Johannesburg on February 1 next year, according to Springsteen's website. They form part of the "Wrecking Ball" tour which has seen the veteran rocker trek across the United States, Europe and Latin America in the past 18 months. ...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal jury found pitchman Kevin Trudeau guilty of criminal contempt on Tuesday for exaggerating the contents of his weight-loss book in infomercials, and he was taken into custody, prosecutors said. Jurors took less than an hour to find Trudeau, 50, guilty of violating a ...
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INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Country music star Jason Aldean's tour bus struck and killed a pedestrian early on Monday in southern Indiana, according to local police. Sheriff Michael Morris said in a statement that Knox County Coroner Gordon Becher confirmed Albert Kennedy, 49, died from trauma to his ...
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The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, pleaded no contest to a single count of misdemeanor vandalism while three vandalism counts and one count of misdemeanor domestic violence were dropped, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court said. The Grammy winner was accused of ...
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The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, pleaded no contest to a single count of misdemeanor vandalism while three vandalism counts and one count of misdemeanor domestic violence were dropped, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court said. The Grammy winner was accused of ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Betrayal," Harold Pinter's drama about marital infidelity starring James Bond actor Daniel Craig and his real-life wife Rachel Weisz, is one of the hottest plays on Broadway and critics said on Monday it is worth the price of the ticket. Craig, 45, plays the ...
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Ravasi, an Italian who is the same age as Reed was when he died on Sunday, tweeted the third verse from Reed's song "Perfect Day". "Oh, it's such a perfect day/I'm glad I spent it with you/Oh, such a perfect day/You just keep me hanging on".
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LONDON (Reuters) - A man singing about wanting to be another man's wife, pampering his children and cooking him dinner isn't all that unusual in this age of same-sex marriage and advancing gay rights. But for Mashrou' Leila, a Lebanese alternative rock band, there was quite a risk in making lead ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson's personal physician, convicted of manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of anesthetic to the pop singer, was released from a Los Angeles prison on Monday after serving half of his four-year sentence. Conrad Murray was released to his representatives, ...
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The 29-year-old actress, who first gained wide attention as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley on Fox television's medical drama "House," met Sudeikis, 38, on the 2011 season finale of "SNL" and they began dating six months later. They became engaged in January of this year, ...
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The band, known for such 1970s hits as "Don't Stop" and "Dreams," had just completed the European segment of the tour. It was to make 14 stops in Australia and New Zealand, the group said in a statement on its website. McVie, 67, "is now scheduled to be in treatment for ...
New Zealand-born Lorde's debut single "Royals" beat former TV talent show winner James Arthur to the top of the charts, pushing last week's number one "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic into third place. Only 15-year-old British pop artist Billie has entered the chart top spot at ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lou Reed, the pioneering musician who fronted influential rock band The Velvet Underground in the 1960s and won mainstream acclaim with solo songs "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Perfect Day", died on Sunday aged 71. Reed, whose band fused music and art in ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prankster comedy "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" kicked Sandra Bullock's 3D space thriller "Gravity" from the top of weekend box office charts in the United States and Canada, starting off with $32 million in ticket sales over its first three ...
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By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - R&B singer Chris Brown pleaded not guilty on Monday to misdemeanor assault after a fight that broke a man's nose on Sunday outside a Washington hotel, the latest legal run-in for the Grammy-winner.
(Reuters) - Actress Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel on the Fox show "The Simpsons" and earlier Carol Kester, the receptionist on the 1970s sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," has died at 70. "I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Music producer Quincy Jones sued Michael Jackson's estate on Friday, seeking millions of dollars in royalties generated from some of the star's biggest hits after the King of Pop's death. Jones, who worked on Jackson's three biggest solo albums - "Off the Wall", ...
He died on Thursday in the northern Piedmont region where he was born in 1933 and from where he left for America as a young man. A former World Bank economist, Odone and his wife Michaela refused to accept the medical prognosis that their six-year-old son Lorenzo had only a few years to live after ...
Comcast to offer HBO in basic TV package
October 25th, 2013, 6:09 pm
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp customers will soon be able to buy premium movie and TV channel HBO and its HBO Go online service in a pared-down basic cable package that includes about 10 channels plus Internet access, for an introductory price of about $50 a month. The new offer, which is publicized on ...
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Bloom, 36, who is starring in a modern-day version of "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway, and Kerr, 30, said they have been amicably separated for the past few months. The couple began dating in 2007, married in July 2010 and has a 2-year-old son, Flynn.
LONDON (Reuters) - This production of Giacomo Puccini's tear-jerker "Madam Butterfly" has seen it all: Standing ovations, critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, an Olivier award - and that was before the curtain went up. The late film director Anthony Minghella's staging of one ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Actors Tim Roth and Gerard Depardieu have agreed to star in a film about FIFA president Sepp Blatter, senior FIFA officials have confirmed. The project, being made by a French production company, is due to be released next year to coincide with the World Cup finals in Brazil and ...
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Militants overrun a Pakistani police academy and kill 100 officers. An Indian spy and her accomplice waltz in a glitzy flat in Islamabad to celebrate the success of their mission. This is a scene from Waar ("Strike"), Pakistan's first big-budget movie which opened ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Charles' passion in life is his charitable work and he wants to get as much done as he can before becoming king when, in the words of an aide, "the prison shades" close, according to Catherine Mayer, editor-at-large of the U.S. magazine Time. After months of ...
Hunnam's departure, six weeks after he had been announced on September 2 as the film's male lead, put producers on the spot to fill the role quickly because filming is expected to start early next month. "Stow your twitchy palms ladies ... our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Billionaire businessman Richard Branson said on Thursday his decision to quit Britain to live on his private Caribbean island was not to dodge paying UK tax but to give him a healthier lifestyle as he approaches 65. The Virgin Group founder came under fire this month after it ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - Malt whisky, bagpipes and the Loch Ness Monster take center stage in the newest Asterix comic, as the yellow-mustached Gaul and his portly buddy Obelix travel to ancient Scotland to drive back the Romans. Scottish nationalists campaigning ahead of a referendum on independence ...
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The Italian screen siren, 79, won a drawn-out battle over a tax dispute dating back to 1974. Italy's top court on Wednesday agreed with the diva's accountants, who said she should have paid tax on 60 percent of her 1974 earnings - or the equivalent of 276,000 euros ($380,400) - instead of the 70 ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - When it comes to bestselling authors James Patterson is hard to beat. He has been called the busiest man in publishing and is the first author to achieve 10 million in ebook sales. His thriller, "Mistress," soared to the top of the Publishers Weekly bestseller list ...
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JAKARTA (Reuters) - As the world's most populous Muslim country, Indonesia has high demand for clothing that adheres to religious rules emphasizing modesty for women. But as the stylish, colorful and cool outfits at Jakarta Fashion Week showed, the Southeast Asian nation also aims to be the global ...
LONDON (Reuters) - The daughter of the emir of Qatar was named as the art world's most powerful figure on Thursday after the tiny Gulf state went on an unprecedented spending spree at auction houses and in private sales around the world to fill its new museums. Sheikha al-Mayassa al-Thani, who ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Michael Fassbender faced the challenge of interpreting the lead role in Cormac McCarthy's first original screenplay, he wasn't about to quiz the renowned American novelist about the gaps in the script for the crime drama "The Counselor." The Irish-German ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a battle of veteran rockers, Pearl Jam beat former Beatle Paul McCartney to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. "Lightning Bolt," the 10th studio album by Seattle band Pearl Jam, who rose to prominence in the early 1990s grunge-rock ...
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After being pushed into second place by Elizabeth Taylor last year, Jackson, who died in 2009, was back on top with estimated earnings of $160 million in the 12 months from October 2012 to 2013. "He earned the bulk of his bucks from two Cirque du Soleil shows, his Mijac Music catalog, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After a summer of superhero action and feel-good animated comedies, Hollywood has turned to forlorn figures to head fall-winter fare at the box office with films that explore existential dilemmas faced by isolated characters. The fall-winter months are traditionally when ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thanks to New York City artist Duke Riley, the American surveillance apparatus faces a new airborne foe: the homing pigeon. Riley trained pigeons to smuggle Cuban cigars from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida, while other birds filmed the 100-mile (160-km) journey with ...
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"Homeland" has averaged 6.5 million viewers through the first three episodes of its third season, while the second season drew an average of 5.1 million viewers over the same time frame, Showtime said. While the series' audience has grown since its lauded first season, the second season ...
Harrison was reported to have suffered a heart attack at his home in Devon in southwest England last Saturday after performing at the nearby village of Black Dog. His co-star in the 1960s spy-fi TV series "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E", Stefanie Powers, announced his death on Twitter.
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Grammy-winning West, 36, proposed to the star of the TV reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" at AT&T Park, home of baseball's San Francisco Giants, and presented her with a diamond ring on Monday evening. Kardashian posted a photograph on the Instagram photo-sharing website ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Launching his 20th blockbuster in a decade in London on Tuesday, studio exec Kevin Feige is dismissive of any suggestion that the superhero movie is near its sell-by date. Feige is one of the main movers in the Disney-owned Marvel Studios operation that has grown steadily since ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Katy Perry has shed her cotton-candy pop image and reveals a vulnerability and maturity on her new album "Prism," which she said reflects changes in both her personal life and her music. "Prism," released on Tuesday, is Perry's fourth studio album ...
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko denied any guilt as he went on trial on Tuesday over an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. Dmitrichenko, 29, was led into a Moscow courtroom in handcuffs to face trial for the assault last winter that ...
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The 31-year-old Grammy winner announced the news and posted a picture in a Twitter message. "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock :) We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever," Clarkson tweeted.
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Singer Dolly Parton was slightly injured on Monday when the SUV she was riding in as a passenger was hit by a car, police said, but the country music star posted on Facebook that she was fine and resting at home. Parton, 67, was riding as a passenger in the front ...
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Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office with one count of furnishing a controlled substance. Green entered the plea in a Los Angeles court and faces up to four years in state prison if convicted.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new U.S. television documentary series reaches back 500 years to demonstrate how America's black history contained some unsettling nuances and uncomfortable truths from the start. The six-part series, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," which ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Giant genitalia in action and ribald humor take center stage at a British Museum show of erotic art from feudal Japan that runs until next January. The museum's "Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art" is one of three shows on across Britain dedicated to traditional ...
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - With a few exceptions, Hollywood studios are moving far more slowly than Chinese companies in the world's second-largest movie market, said U.S. producer Janet Yang, whose works include "The Joy Luck Club" and "Shanghai Calling". Many studios, like ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stars from television and stage honored entertainer Carol Burnett on Sunday with the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize during a night that highlighted her decades-long comedy career while poking fun at politicians in Washington. Broadway and film actress Julie Andrews, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie White, one of the most complex female villains of the horror film genre, is back in a new movie adaptation of Stephen King's cautionary tale of teen isolation and revenge, this time with a feistier actress, more blood and a dose of modern ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was re-elected chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc despite protests from shareholder groups who sought to separate the chairman and chief executive positions of the family-dominated company. Shareholders elected the 82-year-old CEO, his two ...
LONDON (Reuters) - It took 158 years to get here, but "Les Vepres Siciliennes" (The Sicilian Vespers), one of the grandest of Verdi's operas, made its Royal Opera debut in London this week in a production that proved an ideal platform for soloists, ballerinas and choruses. "Les ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Jackie Chan wasn't in the mood for proclamations. The Hong Kong martial arts film star, who declared last year at France's Cannes film festival that he was retiring from action films, now says that after more than a decade of contemplating quitting, he is ...
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Short story writer Munro, 82, revealed in 2009 that she had undergone coronary bypass surgery and had had cancer treatment. She announced this year she had decided to retire from writing. "Her health is simply not good enough," Academy head Peter Englund said in a blog post, without ...
The catchy video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE), set partly at an animal costume party and partly in a forest, is in the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard Streaming Songs chart. The video starts with a question: "Dog goes woof, cat goes meow, bird goes tweet and mouse goes ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Washi paper was paired with silk and fabrics layered in an echo of traditional kimonos at Japan Fashion Week, the twice-yearly celebration of an industry that plays a key role in the nation's "Cool Japan" campaign. Underwritten by a $500-million government bankroll, the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Seventy years after the birth of the Beat Generation, whose unconventional lives and writings shook up the literary world, a young Hollywood actor has taken on the portrayal of a lesser-known Beat at the center of the movement's creative whirlwind. In "Kill Your ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of the most memorable scenes in the film "12 Years a Slave" is a long close-up of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's eyes, wide with amazement as his character regains his freedom after enduring the brutal bonds of slavery on Louisiana plantations. It is a defining ...
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Two brothers surnamed Mak, aged 27 and 28, approached Bay on the set during filming for the American science fiction film and the younger brother demanded payment of HK$100,000 ($12,900), a police spokeswoman told Reuters. It was not immediately clear why the money was requested.
Ronan Farrow joins MSNBC to host new show
October 16th, 2013, 10:25 pm
The writer and human rights lawyer, who has been in talks with MSNBC about the show for months, will also contribute to the channel's website and NBC News. "Ronan has established himself as a provocative, independent journalist capable of challenging people's assumptions and empowering ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Miley Cyrus twerked her way to the top spot of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, notching her fourth chart-topping record. "Bangerz," which features Cyrus experimenting with hip hop, dance and R&B influences, sold 270,000 copies in ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Morrissey has divided music fans for more than three decades with his contrarian views. Now he is splitting the literary world after Penguin agreed to publish his autobiography marked a "classic". The decision to promote his memoirs under the respected ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A family saga set in India and America, a woman's entry into the art world in the mid-70s and a boy's battle against slavery are among the subjects covered in fiction works selected as finalists on Wednesday for the 2013 National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation ...
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato grew up penniless, slept on the floor of a bus station for a month and shocks his fellow countrymen when he says that's still the way it is despite Brazil becoming an economic powerhouse. "When you walk through the streets of Brazil, you ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Antonio Pappano was not born in Italy but his parents were and that, he says, explains a lot about why someone who never had conservatory training is now the music director of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. "Being in the business that I am, and doing a lot of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Robert Wilson was a struggling young experimental theater artist living in New York in 1973, he met a struggling young composer named Philip Glass after a performance of Wilson's 12-hour silent play, "The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin." Wilson and Glass, ...
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It will be the first year of eligibility for Nirvana, which helped usher in the grunge rock era of the early and mid-1990s characterized by its fusion of heavy metal with punk rock. Other nominees include U.S. rock groups Kiss, alternative pioneers the Replacements and early rock guitarist Link ...
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In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in New York, Belafonte asks the court to declare him the owner of three documents associated with King and his widow, Coretta Scott King, and to bar King's estate and youngest daughter, Bernice King, permanently from trying to claim ownership of the ...
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Kutcher, the 35-year-old actor who replaced Charlie Sheen after his ouster from the hit TV show in 2011, topped the list for the second consecutive year with $24 million, but Cryer was not far behind with $21 million. Their 19-year-old co-star on the show, Angus T. Jones, came in seventh place on ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - New Zealand author Eleanor Catton won the 2013 Man Booker prize for English fiction on Tuesday for her novel "The Luminaries", to become the youngest winner in the award's 45-year history. The 28-year-old novelist poked fun at the size of her 848-page tome about the ...
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Golden Globe and Emmy winner Fey, 43, and Poehler, 42, will host the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards from Beverly Hills on January 12, which will be broadcast live on the Comcast Corp's NBC network, as well as the show the following year. Fey and Poehler, who developed a strong comic rapport a ...
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According to Nielsen data provided by AMC, the hour-long season premiere was the top-rated show across all U.S. television programming on Sunday night in the 18-49 demographic, including NBC's NFL "Sunday Night Football" game, which usually draws the largest viewership in the ...
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Hunnam, 33, known for the television series "Sons of Anarchy" and the sci-fi epic "Pacific Rim," had been announced last month to star opposite Dakota Johnson in the film being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. "The filmmakers of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and Charlie Hunnam have ...
More than two dozen rock, soul, indie and electronica acts, including Lionel Richie and the supergroup Atoms for Peace lead by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, had been booked to play the festival's several outdoor stages on Sunday. Fans will receive a refund for one-third of the cost of their ...
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"Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts stranded in space, grabbed $31 million in ticket sales at North American theaters to hold the top spot for the third consecutive weekend. It had overall ticket sales of more than $170.6 million. "Captain ...
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Cumberbatch, 37, said in an "ask me anything" interview on content-sharing site Reddit on Friday that he was concerned with playing the part after Assange sent him a letter in January declining an invitation to meet in person and urging him to rethink his involvement in the ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - This year's New York Comic Con might not look that different from years past: costumed fans, panels of pop culture luminaries and a sprawling floor of vendors and artists. But for the companies that attend this pop culture convention and others like it nationwide, there have ...
There will be 112 LGBT characters in regular or recurring roles on scripted television shows across the United States in 2013-2014, and half are played by women, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said, adding that it indicates networks are making more effort to diversify ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television musical comedy series "Glee" bid farewell on Thursday to Finn Hudson, the hunky, kind-hearted jock played by the late Cory Monteith, offering up songs, remembrances and plenty of tears while sidestepping the question of how his character died. Fans had ...
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McCartney, 71, and his band sang tracks from his upcoming album, "New," which is due to be released in the United States on October 15. "Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 p.m. this afternoon!" McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Greengrass' new thriller, "Captain Phillips," is torn from the headlines, but the British director sees the story of an American ship captain's ordeal with Somali pirates as a timeless tale of poverty-stricken criminals and a run-in with the law. "These ...
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Perry will sing her new song "Unconditionally" from her upcoming album "Prism" at the awards ceremony held in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on November 10. The singer also landed two EMA nominations, including best female artist. Ron Burgundy, the suave mustachioed TV anchor of ...
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Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate." In ...
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The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" will be officially named the award's recipient on Sunday, Big Machine Records said. The annual award recognizes country music's songwriters who scored ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience ...
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Daytime talk show host Kelly Ripa coaxed the news out of the 24-year-old actress, star of the ABC television drama "Nashville," by commenting on a large ring on Panettiere's finger. "I think it speaks for itself," Panettiere said on the U.S. syndicated talk show "Live with ...
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Cumberbatch, 37, was selected for his roles in three films that are already generating critical and awards buzz: "The Fifth Estate," "12 Years a Slave" and "August: Osage County." The actor is in high demand after winning over audiences in the lead role on BBC/PBS ...
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp announced on Wednesday that it developed a new remote control feature in partnership with Twitter that allows users to turn the channel through a tweet. The "See It" button enables viewers to tune in to a live or On Demand show like Sunday Night Football or ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Novelist Roddy Doyle's "The Commitments" about young people starting up a soul band in the harsh times of 1980s Ireland has made it to the stage as a "jukebox" musical filled with tunes and Irish charm but shorn of most plot and political overtones. After a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Taissa Farmiga has made a name for herself playing troubled teenagers and in "American Horror Story: Coven" she returns to familiar territory as a complex young adult, but this time she has special powers. Farmiga, 19, was thrust into the spotlight in the ...
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The couple were married in 1991 and have two teenage daughters, Kendall and Kylie, who appear on the Kardashian reality TV programs. "We are living separately and we are much happier this way," the Jenners told E! in a statement.
Chevron joined the Pogues in 1984 and became a core member as the group made its name internationally in the 1980s and early 1990s with albums including "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, wrote the ...
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Hanks, 57, told late night talk show host David Letterman on Monday that he had been battling high blood sugar for some time. "I went to the doctor, and he said, 'You know those high blood-sugar numbers you've been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you've graduated! You've got type 2 ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California plastic surgeon said on Wednesday he is behind the auction of a physician's notes that shows actress Marilyn Monroe had undergone cosmetic surgery, and he will donate the proceeds to assist U.S. veterans with medical work. Norman Leaf, who had ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, ...
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"The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost ...
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to ...
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) - In what may be the first use of vuvuzelas in opera, the blaring horns popularized by South African soccer featured in the premiere of Hungarian conductor Ivan Fischer's "The Red Heifer" about a murder blamed on Jews in northeastern Hungary. The hour-long opera, given ...
LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar ...
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Fans of Peter Jackson's epic fantasy film series "The Lord of the Rings" will have the opportunity to bid on rare movie memorabilia, a Beverly Hills auction house said on Monday. Props from Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy will be up for sale at Julien's Auctions on ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Halle Berry gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday, her representative confirmed to Reuters. The baby is Berry's second child and her first with French actor Olivier Martinez. Berry and Martinez, both 47, married in July. Berry has a five-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ...
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The former Beatle's 16th solo album was outsold by the new number one, "Tribute" by English singer John Newman, and "Lightning Bolt" by U.S. rock group Pearl Jam. McCartney, 71, has received some glowing reviews for his latest release, with the Daily Telegraph newspaper ...
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The film, which stars Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and wowed critics with its special effects, added $27.4 million from sales in international markets, for a combined debut of $83 million, distributor Warner Bros. said on Sunday. Last week's box office winner, animated ...
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"Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions," which goes on sale on October 29, will give readers a glimpse into the imaginative mind of the director of 2006 fantasy film "Pan's Labyrinth," which won three Oscars, and this year's ...
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Letterman's "Late Show with David Letterman has earned nine Emmy Awards during the 20 years it has aired on the broadcast network, a unit of CBS Corp. "There is only one Dave, and we are extremely proud that he continues to call CBS 'home,'" Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp president and ...
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Clifford, whose celebrity clients have included TV music mogul Simon Cowell and U.S. boxer Muhammad Ali, is accused of assaulting seven girls aged 14 to 19 with the alleged offences taking place between 1966 and 1984. Clifford, 70, was released on bail ahead of a trial which is set to start on ...
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The "We Can't Stop" singer - who has ditched her squeaky clean Hannah Montana Disney image for a solo singing career as a tattooed sex siren - rebuffed an open letter from O'Connor calling on Cyrus to tone down her sexualized persona. "Sinead. I don't have time to write you an open ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The morning after a new episode of the drama "Sleepy Hollow" airs on the Fox broadcast network, a message on the show's Facebook page encourages viewers to catch up with the show by clicking on their cable operator's video on demand service. Fox and other networks ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A performance by the American Symphony Orchestra proceeded as planned at New York's Carnegie Hall on Thursday, a day after the famed concert hall canceled a separate performance for the first time in its 122-year history because of a labor dispute. A strike by stagehands ...
"The Simpsons," now in its 25th season, is a staple at Fox television, as its leading family - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie - have become globally recognized figures of popular culture. The show is also the longest-running sitcom and primetime scripted series in U.S. ...
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HOUSTON (Reuters) - After a decade of casting around for a space-themed show, reality TV producer Mark Burnett has finally found a way to launch his dream. On Thursday, Burnett, creator of "Survivor" and "The Voice" unveiled a partnership with Virgin Galactic, a U.S. offshoot ...
(Reuters) - ESPN said on Thursday it will end the international versions of its X Games extreme sports competitions because it could not make money on the events, which feature skateboarding and other sports. The sports cable network owned by Walt Disney Co will be cutting an unspecified number of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Britney Spears takes the stage this December for the first of a heavily hyped 100-show two-year residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, the loudest cheers may come from her insurance underwriters. Along with the sound engineers and roadies who help stage a concert, ...
LONDON (Reuters) - The British Film Institute plans to launch a digital service this month offering access to one of the world's richest movie collections stretching from rare Edwardian footage to contemporary cinema. Founded 80 years ago, the BFI will introduce its BFI Player on October 9 to a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Drake vaulted straight to No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, as his latest album garnered the second-largest sales week of the year so far. "Nothing Was the Same," the third studio album from the Canadian rapper, sold 658,000 copies ...
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Ronan, a 25-year-old Rhodes scholar and human rights activist, is thought to be the biological son of Farrow and Oscar-winning director Woody Allen. But when asked in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine if her former husband Sinatra could be Ronan's father, Farrow, the star of 1968's ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The dark and murky world of online gambling comes alive in new film "Runner Runner," a thriller exploring the depths of greed starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. Writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman, who penned the 1998 gambling drama ...
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Rexford Kennamer, the so-called "Physician to the Stars" who told actor Gary Cooper he had terminal cancer and whose high profile client list included Rock Hudson and Frank Sinatra, has died in Alabama at 93, his nephew said on Wednesday. Kennamer, who ...
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(Reuters) - Best-selling U.S. author Tom Clancy, who thrilled readers with vivid descriptions of soldiers and spies in novels including "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games," has died at 66, his publisher said on Wednesday. Clancy, whose books sold more than 100 ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - Marc Jacobs, the star designer who turned Louis Vuitton from a staid luggage-maker into the world's biggest luxury brand, is leaving to take his own label public, a source close to the French company's parent, LVMH, said on Wednesday. The move follows a series of leadership ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's been almost a decade since actor Paul Giamatti introduced himself to the world as the hapless and neurotic but lovable wine aficionado Miles in "Sideways." Since then, he's played a U.S. president (John Adams) and a Federal Reserve chairman (Ben Bernanke) and ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - While technical problems slowed the launch of new "Obamacare" websites to sell health insurance on Tuesday, the law's supporters on Twitter had an easier time welcoming the "Affordable Care Cat." Celebrities and community groups took to social media to ...
The November 3 award show in New York, which will be live-streamed, honors the top songs and artists that were viewed on the website in the past year. Nominees will be announced later this month and voting by the public will determine winners, YouTube said.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jon Hamm's new TV role takes him far from the stylish 1960s Madison Avenue setting of "Mad Men" to a dreary, isolated and bloody hospital in a small Russian village during the 1917 revolution. The backdrop for "A Young Doctor's Notebook," a four-episode ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - If art imitates life, then life is an oversized quilted Chanel purse mounted on a wall - at least for some. That was the impression made on Tuesday at Chanel's Spring/Summer 2014 Paris ready-to-wear show, where the runway was decked out as an art gallery filled with contemporary ...
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Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis, 68, now stands accused of 13 counts of indecent assault and one sexual assault. The incidents are alleged to have occurred between 1977 and 2007 and involved women and girls, with the youngest aged 15. The two new charges against Travis, who has repeatedly ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Emotionally raw boxing movie "Raging Bull" may have come out 33 years ago, but a copyright fight over an early screenplay has found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court on Tuesday agreed to take up the case brought by Paula Petrella, daughter of the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Watching an astronaut tumbling into the void of deep space might make a mere mortal's own adversities seem rather small. But "Gravity," a drama starring Sandra Bullock and showing in U.S. theaters on Friday, was born out of the setbacks suffered by one man in the ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of fictional everywoman Bridget Jones have taken to social media to express their outrage that novelist Helen Fielding has killed off love interest Mark Darcy in her latest novel. In "Bridget Jones: Mad about The Boy", the 30-something London singleton obsessed ...
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(Reuters) - Fans mourning the loss of the gritty drug drama "Breaking Bad" and its main character, chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin Walter White, memorialized the fictitious druglord on Friday with a real obituary in an Albuquerque newspaper. Members of the Facebook page ...
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According to Nielsen data provided by AMC on Monday, the 75-minute finale episode entitled "Felina" delivered a series record in viewership as fans saw chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walt tie up the loose ends of his crumbling drug empire and die just as the police finally catch ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is one of Indian cinema's most bankable young stars, and his latest film, "Besharam," which also stars his parents, is set to become one of the most widely released Bollywood films worldwide. Kapoor, a member of India's "first ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - A new musical from British impresario and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will delve into the sex, spies and politics at the heart of Britain's biggest post-war scandal when it opens in December. "Stephen Ward" charts the rise and fall of a high society osteopath at the ...
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CNN, NBC scrap Hillary Clinton TV projects
September 30th, 2013, 3:01 pm
(Reuters) - Two television projects focused on Hillary Clinton got the axe on Monday after the programs became embroiled in partisan wrangling, including threats by the Republican National Committee (RNC) to boycott presidential debates sponsored by CNN and NBC. The filmmaker for CNN said he could ...
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(Reuters) - Cable news network CNN has canceled a documentary on Hillary Rodham Clinton after the director said pressure from the Clinton camp as well as Republican leaders made it too difficult to complete the film. A CNN spokeswoman confirmed on Monday that the program would be canceled, saying ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - Transparent fabrics, fluid shapes and a smattering of daisies took to the runway at Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris on Monday, as the British designer sought inspiration in easy, airy looks for summer. McCartney is known for an understated approach, and her ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The journey of anti-hero Walter White came to a dark end on Sunday when fans of "Breaking Bad" finally learned the fate of the chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin, as AMC's cult drug drama concluded after a five-season run. Emmy-winning "Breaking Bad" ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Disney star Miley Cyrus says she was out to shock and "make history" and is unapologetic for her raunchy performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. In a documentary, "Miley: The Movement," airing on MTV on October 2, the 20-year-old singer ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sequel to "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" devoured the weekend box office competition. The animated 3D "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," which tells the story of monster-sized fruits, vegetables and cheeseburgers that come to life ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From "Some Like It Hot" to "Pretty Woman," "Sleepless in Seattle" to "The Wedding Planner," romantic comedies have long been Hollywood's box office darlings, but this fall raunchy R-rated comedies are getting top billing. Kicking off ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fruits, vegetables and cheeseburgers get their film shelf-life extended in the animated comedy "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," as the franchise explores a new world of living, breathing "foodimals." "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles jury cleared concert promoter AEG Live of liability on Wednesday in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Michael Jackson, in a trial that offered a glimpse into the private life and final days of the so-called King of Pop. The verdict, which ...
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Alex Kiessling used an infra-red sensor to trace the movements of his pen and send the signal via satellite to the industrial robots on Trafalgar Square and Breitscheidplatz that reproduced on canvas the lines he was drawing. Kiessling, 33, said that as he learned to work with the robots - it took ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sirius XM Radio Inc Chief Executive Jim Meyer sees an opportunity to enter international markets with Internet-based products, a business that could provide a new revenue stream to the company, which is mainly focused on the United States. When asked at the Goldman Sachs ...
Fox described its new show "Gotham" as "the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous," the network said on Wednesday. Gordon is the police commissioner of Gotham City, and often supports Batman to defeat the city's villains. Each ...
LVMH is also taking a minority stake in J.W. Anderson's label, the French company said in a statement. Financial terms were not disclosed. LVMH, the world's biggest luxury goods group, already revealed last week it was investing in another budding UK label, shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hawaiian folk singer Jack Johnson landed his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, while New Zealand newcomer Lorde overtook Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus to top the digital songs chart. Johnson's "From Here to Now to You" sold 117,000 ...
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - The childhood home of the late grunge rock hero and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has been put up for sale in Washington state, with his family asking $500,000 for the property, more than seven times its assessed value. The run-down, two-story house, located in the ...
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Veteran singer Vives, 52, snared nominations in key categories of album of the year for "Corazón Profundo," while his song "Volví A Nacer" was nominated for record of the year and song of the year. Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas, a duo who take their name from the ...
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Ratings for the one-hour show, which aired opposite CBS drama "NCIS" and NBC singing contest "The Voice," were the highest for a drama debut in nearly four years, ABC said. "NCIS" was the most-watched show overall on Tuesday night with 20.0 million total viewers, ...
Hinterhaeuser, a concert pianist and former interim director of the festival, will take over from the 2017 summer season, the festival organizers said in a statement on Wednesday. He had been the frontrunner for the post among 15 candidates. "It is a big and important job for me because I am ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The women, fast cars and a glamorous London hotel set the scene for the launch of a new James Bond novel on Wednesday that sees 007 set out on a renegade mission in the pursuit of justice. British author William Boyd signed copies of "Solo" and sent them off in ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The fast-paced and adrenaline-filled drama "Rush" may be one of the most engaging films about the world of Formula One racing, but British screenwriter Peter Morgan says he couldn't be less of a fan of the elite motor sport. Morgan, a two-time best-writing Oscar ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stephen Merchant, the gangly and bespectacled comedian best known for creating with Ricky Gervais the British and U.S. TV sitcoms "The Office," steps in front of the camera with his warped sense of reality in the HBO comedy "Hello Ladies." The ...
LONDON (Reuters) - No one but the jurors can say which of six short-listed books will receive the Man Booker Prize for fiction on October 15, but one thing for certain is the Americans are coming into the competition next year and the literary world is in an uproar. It has been a week since the ...
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Cher, 67, a staple of American dance music, released her 26th studio album, "Closer to the Truth" on Tuesday, her first record in 12 years. "It's my best effort ever, so I'm happy with that. I'm singing better than ever and the songs are really good. I'm unbelievably proud of ...
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Sarandos said there was "no question" there would be more "Arrested Development" on Netflix, either as a new series of episodes or a movie. "It is just a matter of when and what form it takes," he said at the "The Grill," a conference hosted by Hollywood ...
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Attorney Richard Hutton argued that the 27-year-old former Nickelodeon star was unable to stand trial in the case due to doubts about her mental competence. Bynes has been under court-ordered psychiatric care after she allegedly started a small fire in front of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Miss Piggy is finally getting the attention and recognition she desperately sought. On Tuesday, the glamorous, fame-seeking pig secured her place in history when she and some of puppeteer Jim Henson's other creations were donated to the Smithsonian Institution.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grammy-winning Kings of Leon marked a decade in music with a new album on Tuesday which critics have praised for showcasing the best of the band's talents while still moving forward in its sound. "Mechanical Bull" is the sixth album by the Nashville-based group, ...
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In an open letter to Putin, the local parents' group in central Ural region was reported by media as saying: "The singer intends to come out in support of local sodomites and break the current Russian law, directed at protecting children." Critics say the law banning gay ...
LONDON (Reuters) - With movies ranging from an American poet's sexual awakening to a love story cut short by betrayal, cocaine and a Winchester rifle, the 5th Brazilian Film Festival in London opens this Thursday. Latin America's largest nation is enjoying a cinematic renaissance, boosted by the ...
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SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Film directors Bela Tarr of Hungary and Jasmila Zbanic of Bosnia are little known except to aficionados, but the U.S.-based independent Sundance Film Festival sees the Balkans and Central Europe as a fertile ground for the movie industry. U.S. filmmakers are touring Bosnia to ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After Claire Danes claimed her second straight Emmy for best actress in a drama on Sunday night, she mused that her role as the brilliant bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison in "Homeland" was a "good gig" that she hopes "lasts a while." The third ...
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MILAN (Reuters) - Diaphanous dresses, nautical prints and angular tailoring drew Milan fashion week to a close on Monday after six days of catwalks and campaigning to promote the city's fashion industry as a bright spot in a gloomy local economy. Veteran Italian designer Giorgio Armani presented ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even as viewership for Sunday night's Primetime Emmy Awards telecast on CBS rose for the second consecutive year, critics panned the U.S. TV industry's top honors as a dull showcase that gave its winners and nominees short shrift. Early audience figures measured by Nielsen ...
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Harris, 83, arrived at Westminster Magistrates Court with his wife and was released on conditional bail after the hearing. He was committed for trial at Southwark Crown Court where he is due to appear on October 7. His lawyer indicated he would be pleading not guilty, according to the BBC.
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The singer, who became the first contestant to win the TV singing contest "American Idol" more than a decade ago, bought the turquoise and gold antique ring at an auction last year for more than 150,000 pounds ($227,000). But Culture Minister Ed Vaizey placed a temporary export bar on ...
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot was hospitalized on Friday after going on a hunger strike to protest prison conditions, her husband said, but her condition was not clear. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was admitted to the hospital at the prison where she is serving a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While upstart streaming service Netflix Inc burst into the Emmy party this year, it was cable networks with the most to celebrate on Sunday night as HBO dominated and AMC grabbed the prestigious best drama prize for "Breaking Bad." Premium cable channel HBO, owned ...
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It is the first time the AMC cable series about a high school chemistry teacher who produces and sells methamphetamine has won the top drama prize at the Emmys. (Reporting by Mary Milliken; Editing by Eric Beech)
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It is the fourth consecutive year the ABC network series has won the top comedy prize at the Emmys. (Reporting By Mary Milliken; Editing by Stacey Joyce)
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Floral-hued gowns dotted the red carpet at the Primetime Emmy awards on Sunday, mirroring the blue and pink palettes that graced runways this season. Deep blue tones stood out against the red carpet and actresses favored feminine silhouettes at the Emmys, the first in ...
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The Official Charts Company said with sales of nearly 160,000 copies over the past week, "Talk Dirty" has become the fastest selling single of Derulo's career in Britain and the fourth fastest selling single of 2013. "Talk Dirty", which also features rapper 2 Chainz, is the ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Prisoners," a dark thriller starring Hugh Jackman as a father on a desperate search for his missing daughter, locked up the weekend box office title in the United States and Canada, grabbing $21.4 million in ticket sales during its first three days in ...
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QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - China's richest man, property developer Wang Jianlin, raised the curtain on a planned 50 billion yuan ($8.17 billion) "motion-picture city" which he described as the biggest-ever single investment in the movie and television industry. Property developer Wang ...
BOSTON (Reuters) - Three days after U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963, some 45,000 condolence letters addressed to his young widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, poured into the White House. That was just the beginning of a flood of correspondence. Over the next two months ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Hungarian violinist Barnabas Kelemen has studied with the late virtuoso Isaac Stern and won Gramophone magazine's award for best chamber music CD of 2013, but what he is really proud of is his Roma heritage. Kelemen, who was in London this week to accept the prestigious ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Game of Thrones," HBO's blood-splattered fantasy series featuring dragons, castles and warring families, is turning into a franchise for the premium cable channel that may rival its biggest hit, the mobster drama "The Sopranos." Like "The ...
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The first U.S. film to warn about the dangers of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime has been found in a Brussels film archive, having lain unnoticed for some 75 years. "Hitler's Reign of Terror" was produced by Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to the wealthy American ...
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(Reuters) - The U.S. Marshals Service on Friday canceled an auction of assets forfeited by convicted former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr concerned that one item - a guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen - might be faked. The Marshals Service said in a statement it had ...
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MILAN (Reuters) - Versace expects to finalize a shortlist for buyers interested in a minority stake in the Italian fashion house by mid-October and decide on a partner by the end of 2013, Chief Executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris said on Friday. The fashion house, whose glittering gowns are worn by ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actor Orlando Bloom scored mixed reviews on Friday for his Broadway debut in a modern-day, interracial remake of "Romeo and Juliet," William Shakespeare's classic tale of doomed, young lovers. Bloom, the star of Hollywood blockbusters "Lord of the ...
The Clash is back, at least with a box set
September 20th, 2013, 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Clash may have proven true the rock 'n' roll axiom that it is better to burn out than fade away. Now they are attempting to show that no matter how a band exits the stage, it can always come back with a box set. Punk originals who went on to explore forms of reggae, jazz ...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - U.S. pop singer Selena Gomez has scrapped two concerts in Russia after falling foul of new visa rules which critics say can be used to keep out Western artists who promote gay rights. The concert organizers said the "Come and Get It" singer pulled out ...
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Grand Theft Auto V has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment product has ever managed, its creator Take Two Interactive Inc said on Friday. The latest installment of GTA, a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cyberbullying may be the new weapon of choice for teen harassment, but a stage musical rendition of the 1980s cult film "Heathers," shows just how little high school has changed. "Watching the show come together in 2013, it's amazing how constant high school ...
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - German violinist Julia Fischer knows that marketing is part of the price to stay at the top of the competitive world of violin soloists, but she was having no part of a photo shoot she said had made her look like a drug addict. "I once did a photo shoot ... where I ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co and Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and the summer flop "The Lone Ranger," will end their long-running film deal next year, the media company announced on Thursday. The ...
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MILAN (Reuters) - Top designers took inspiration from architecture at Milan fashion week on Sunday, with ancient Sicilian temples printed on dresses at Dolce & Gabbana and structured tailoring at Salvatore Ferragamo. The spring-summer 2014 collections were shown on the penultimate day of ...
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Beyonce's "Mrs. Carter" tour and Jay Z's million-selling "Watch the Throne" album and world tour, both a collaboration with rapper Kanye West, pushed the musical couple ahead of model Gisele Bundchen and her football-player husband Tom Brady, who pulled in $80 million and ...
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Rockwell, who died in 1978 at age 84, painted nostalgic and amusing scenes of everyday American life over the course of some 65 years. The paintings, which are expected to fetch upwards of $24 million total at the December 4 auction, are being sold by the descendents of Kenneth J. Stuart Sr., ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The Tate museum called for a five-year public funding "contract" with the British government on Thursday to help stabilize its role as a national repository of art in an era of declining public finances for culture. The Tate - which comprises four main museums, 70,000 ...
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Lady Gaga, Bette Midler and James Taylor will perform at the gala in Los Angeles on January 24, two nights before the Grammys. King, 71, wrote a string of hits such as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," which she penned with her first husband and collaborator Gerry Goffin, and went on to make ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Australian country singer Keith Urban beat out Canadian The Weeknd in a tight race to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. Urban's latest album, "Fuse," sold 98,000 copies in its first week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, while ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television drama "Breaking Bad" won the top Primetime Emmy award for the first time on Sunday, just as the gritty tale of a chemistry teacher turned meth cook and drug kingpin winds down to widespread acclaim. Although it won best drama series for its fifth ...
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Models decked out in corseted cocktail dress swimsuits strutted down a sand-covered runway at the 1950s-inspired show by Canadian designers DSquared2, while waiters made cocktails behind a tiki-hut style bar. Gucci designer Frida Giannini presented sequined kimonos with plunging necklines and ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - German actor Daniel Bruhl will be a fixture in U.S. movie theaters this fall with leading roles in two major releases - auto racing rivalry tale "Rush" and the WikiLeaks drama "The Fifth Estate." In director Ron Howard's "Rush," the 35-year-old ...
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Washington, 36, headed a list that included Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles and actresses Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Kate Bosworth. "I don't wear a lot of pants," Washington said in a statement announcing the honor. "When I go somewhere I want to ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At 66 years old, Elton John says he can make whatever kind of music he wants, regardless of commercial pressure, but he professes to love what young musicians are doing today. At a rare free concert in Los Angeles on Monday night, John told the audience that it's time to ...
LONDON (Reuters) - A violin concerto by contemporary Hungarian composer Peter Eotvos commemorating the deaths of the space shuttle Columbia's seven crew in 2003 was chosen as the recording of the year on Tuesday by the Gramophone magazine. English trumpeter Alison Balsom was named classical artist ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo and British sculptor Antony Gormley won three of Japan's top arts prizes, the Japan Art Association said on Tuesday. Domingo, Gormley and Coppola were joined by British architect David Chipperfield and ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - London's designers offered a heady mix of floral inspired creations for next spring with colorful prints and intricate embellishments to entice fashion-hungry consumers into the shops. Detailed craftsmanship on dresses, coats and accessories featured prominently on the catwalk ...
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The former child star, whose hits include "Baby One More Time" and "Toxic," will perform 50 shows a year starting on December 27. Tickets for the shows go on sale on Tuesday. "I love it here. The energy here is really, really good," Spears said in an interview from ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Best-selling author John Grisham's first novel, "A Time to Kill," has been adapted for the stage and is heading for Broadway next month with an ensemble cast that includes Fred Dalton Thompson of TV's "Law and Order" and Tom Skerritt, an Emmy-award winner ...
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Pink, 34, who emerged on the pop scene in 2000 as a self-styled antidote to the girl-next-door image presented by young pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, released her sixth album "The Truth About Love" last September. The Grammy-winning singer, whose real name is Alecia ...
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Tim Lambesis, the 32-year-old lead singer in the band As I Lay Dying, will stand trial in San Diego County Superior Court in Vista, California, and faces up to nine years in prison if convicted. He was arrested in May in Oceanside, north of San Diego, and charged with a count of soliciting the ...
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Cyrus, 20, and "Hunger Games" actor Hemsworth, 23, ended their four-year relationship, but no reason was given for the break-up by their representatives. Over the weekend, Cyrus stopped following Hemsworth on social networking site Twitter, which fueled break-up reports in the media.
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BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Flamboyant American organist Cameron Carpenter wants to wrest organ music from academics he says play solely for the initiated, and bring it back to the people. Wearing a floral print shirt for the first half of his concert, and a spangled white T-shirt emblazoned with ...
Comedians Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O'Brien, Noël Wells and Brooks Wheelan were added as featured players to "Saturday Night Live" for its 39th season, which will begin on September 28. Longtime cast members Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis left the show ...
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Connolly, famous in Britain for his stand-up comedy shows and internationally for roles in Hollywood films including Disney Pixar's "Brave", underwent minor surgery in America for prostate cancer. The operation was successful according to the statement but he has been additionally ...
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BOSTON (Reuters) - Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter has dusted off his guitar, practiced five hours a day and polished a repertoire for his first live-performance tour in nearly a decade. Hunter's way with words has earned him a place in the American idiom. "What a long strange trip it's ...
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Miss New York wins Miss America contest
September 16th, 2013, 3:13 am
Davuluri, an aspiring physician, defeated representatives from 49 other states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Contestants were judged on a personal interview, a talent demonstration, an on-stage question, and their appearance in evening gowns and swimwear ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - A few years ago, a successful run on the festival circuit might have propelled a small independent film into a limited art-house run and then onto the shelves of the local video store, where for the most part, it would be forgotten. The rise of streaming and Video on Demand ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - "12 Years a Slave," the true story of a free black man sold into slavery in 1840s Louisiana, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, by "Shame" director Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, took home the ...
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The Official Charts Company said the group, from Sheffield, England, had sold more than 157,000 copies of their album in the first week, making it the second fastest selling album of the year. They were the first indie-released act to achieve a fifth debut number 1 in British chart history, it ...
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ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - Nina Davuluri won the 2014 Miss America pageant on Sunday, becoming the first Indian-American to wear the crown, which went to Miss New York for the second year in a row. "I'm so happy this organization has celebrated diversity, and, on this stage ...
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The fright flick about a family haunted by spirits pulled in more than $41 million in ticket sales in its first three days, according to studio estimates on Sunday. About $20 million came on its Friday the 13th release date. "The Family" finished in second place with $14.5 million over ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meghan McCain, who gained attention in 2007 for her lively blogs tracking her father John McCain's presidential campaign, is bringing her "brand of Republicanism" to a new television show she hopes will change perceptions of the millennial generation. McCain, 28, ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Composers for television shows don't usually get the same critical recognition as those composing soundtracks for films, but an increase in viewers "binge-watching" shows has led to a brighter spotlight on TV's musical backdrop. Emmy-nominated Robert Duncan, who ...
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The alleged altercation took place on July 19, Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said. A video posted on celebrity news website TMZ of the incident shows the Grammy-winning rapper glaring at photographers as he leaves the airport. West confronts one of the photographers and ...
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(Reuters) - Fans of "Breaking Bad" snapped up memorabilia from the hit television series on Saturday at a New Mexico thrift store, where the souvenir items sold out in less than two hours, organizers said. A crowd of prospective buyers gathered in the rain outside the Albuquerque ...
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Allen, 77, best known for his 1978 film "Annie Hall," for which he won Oscars as best director and for best original screenplay, will be honored at the annual Golden Globe Awards in January, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) said. The prolific director and writer was chosen ...
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Oscar-nominated actress Moore, 52, will play President Alma Coin in "Mockingjay" parts 1 and 2. Coin is the leader of the rebel alliance against the dictatorship running the fictional capital city Panem in the novel's dystopian future setting. Moore will join a cast led by Oscar-winner ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The velvet curtain had yet to open at the Ritz night club in New York's East Village when the opening riff of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" thundered over the rowdy crowd. Paul Westerberg emerged stage right with a guitar strapped around him before the curtain parted, ...
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Lohan, 50, was traveling more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit on Long Island and a breath test showed her alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, police said. "Lohan was issued traffic tickets for the two DWI offenses and speeding," police said in a statement, ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Ask the new wave of Canadian directors why they're getting calls from Hollywood and the answer is easy: Canada's thriving film industry has allowed them the freedom to tell the stories they want to tell, in the way they want. In a Hollywood built around commercial success - ...
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SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese-made car is set to make its international movie debut in the fourth "Transformers" film next year in a product placement aimed at raising the profile of Chinese models abroad. The Trumpchi E-jet, a sleek, plug-in electric hybrid developed by ...
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(Reuters) - NBC's "Today" is revamping its show as it tries to retake the ratings lead it held for decades, adding "The Voice" host Carson Daly and a new set to lure back viewers who defected last year to ABC's "Good Morning America." "Today," which ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Controversial Canadian director Paul Haggis is back in Toronto with his latest feature, which may end up being even more divisive than "Crash," his 2004 story of racism, love and interlinking lives that won the Oscar for best picture. In "Third Person," ...
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Rock guitarist Carlos Santana and opera soprano Martina Arroyo also will be honored at the ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on December 8 in Washington, D.C. The Kennedy Center Honors, which were created in 1978, recognize the lifetime contributions of performing artists ...
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Sergei Filin will fly in on Saturday and take part in the troupe's reunion after holidays on Tuesday, the spokeswoman said. She could not say what role he might play in the troupe in the future. "The troupe hopes very much that Sergei will recover and come back," Katerina Novikova said. ...
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Rowling has agreed to write the screenplay for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", a film from Warner Bros. based on the adventures of Newt Scamander - the fictional author of a Hogwarts textbook of the same name. "I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world ...
"Better Call Saul" will be based on the character Saul Goodman, who is played by Bob Odenkirk in "Breaking Bad." The one-hour show will be a prequel and tell the story of Goodman before he became the lawyer for Walter White, the series' main character played by Bryan Cranston.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer and Nickelodeon TV star Ariana Grande stormed to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with her debut "Yours Truly," staving off new entries from Tamar Braxton, Nine Inch Nails and John Legend. "Yours Truly" sold 138,000 copies ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Judging by some early reviews, Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" will sweep the Oscars, Golden Globes and perhaps even win an honorary Olympic medal, but the film is one of just many that has impressed critics at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. And ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With a career spanning seven decades, actor Robert Duvall has played roles ranging from Joseph Stalin to Dwight D. Eisenhower, and he still looks for ways to diversify his choices. Duvall, 82, will next be seen as a stoic war veteran patriarch in "Jayne Mansfield's ...
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Knight, whose real name is Marion, was taken into custody at 12:50 a.m. and was released from Los Angeles city jail three hours later after posting $20,000 bond, according to prison records. Los Angeles police spokesman Drake Madison said he did not know why Knight was stopped or why there was a ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - In 1974, cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky set out to make a film of the science fiction novel "Dune," with music by Pink Floyd, a cast that included Mick Jagger, and the goal of letting the audience experience an LSD hallucination without drugs. The movie was never ...
The Washington-based think tank said Landau died at his home on Monday. Known as a champion of progressive and left-wing causes, Landau won the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting and an Emmy with co-director Jack Willis for the 1980 film "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang," ...
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Keith Urban had made eight albums over the past two decades when he began recording his latest, "Fuse," and the Australian country singer figured it was time to make some changes. "I just wanted to start in a place that was completely uncharted ...
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Disney's announcement gave no reason for the film's delay. A person familiar with the project said studio executives did not think the script and other aspects of the film were ready for it to start production. No date was given for the film's release. The delay on "Pirates 5" comes a ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Fashion Week drew to a close on Thursday with prim, 1960s-inspired looks from Ralph Lauren and ragamuffin chic from Calvin Klein. Among the last of hundreds of fashion shows that filled the week, the trend-setting Lauren went relentlessly black and white - a theme ...
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Attorney C. Michael McClure said he filed the petition on Monday on behalf of Dina Eastwood in Monterey County Superior Court in Northern California. McClure declined to comment about why Dina Eastwood, 48, a former television journalist, had filed for separation or if she would eventually seek a ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Right around Christmas, arguably the high season for family dysfunction, moviegoers will get a chance to compare their clans with the calamitous Westons of Oklahoma in the drama "August: Osage County." They may be thankful they don't have a mother like Violet, Meryl ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Documentaries have enjoyed increased profile over the last decade thanks to personality-driven hits by directors such as Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock, as well as big-budget films such as U2's "From the Sky Down", which headlined the Toronto International Film ...
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Swift, 23, and Musgraves, 25, each scored six nominations, followed by husband-and-wife singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert with five nominations each. Country singer and "American Idol" judge Keith Urban landed four nominations along with group Florida Georgia Line. The Country ...
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Worthington passed away suddenly on Sunday while watching football at his ranch in Orland, in Northern California, said the lawyer Larry Miles. The cause of death appeared to be natural, he said. A bomber pilot who flew combat missions over Europe during World War Two, Worthington moved to ...
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Two-time Booker nominee and Irish writer Colm Toibin headed a list which also included English writer Jim Crace, Zimbabwean NoViolet Bulawayo, New Zealander Eleanor Catton, Indian/American author Jhumpa Lahiri and Canadian Ruth Ozeki. "Global in its reach, this exceptional shortlist ...
"Over time my eyes opened and I just could no longer be affiliated with the organization, and my family felt the same, so we left," Remini told daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on "Ellen," offering a view into her rationale for leaving. The 43-year-old actress best known ...
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos threw out the case against AEG Live executives Randy Phillips and Paul Gongaware, who had been named in the lawsuit. Attorneys for AEG Live had asked Palazuelos to dismiss the suit, saying that Jackson family attorneys had not proven their case ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Set in the plantations of sweltering southern Louisiana and based on the 1853 memoir of a free black man sold into slavery, "12 Years a Slave" is unmistakably an American story. And yet, much is being made of the provenance of a film that has won widespread acclaim ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marvel Comics has agreed to settle a lawsuit by a comic book writer who sued the publisher over the copyright to the flaming-skulled character Ghost Rider. The agreement, disclosed in a letter filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, if finalized would resolve ...
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