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Lamar's 'Damn.' scores biggest debut of the year on Billboard chart

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kendrick Lamar scored the biggest debut album of the year on Monday as his latest album "Damn." sold more than 600,000 copies, eclipsing Drake's "More Life."

'Lady Macbeth' star talks murder, sex and playing her scary part in new film

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:14pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The star of dark and racy period drama "Lady Macbeth", Florence Pugh, says playing the new British film's protagonist was terrifying, not just because her character was so complex but because she herself was scared of her.

will.i.am to mix tech know-how with banking at Britain's Atom

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:24am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Atom has hired pop star will.i.am as a strategic adviser to its board as the app-based bank seeks to grow.

CNN anchor alleges Fox News ex-CEO Roger Ailes also harassed her

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television journalist Alisyn Camerota said on Sunday she was a target of sexual harassment by Roger Ailes when she worked at Fox News, joining other former colleagues at the cable channel who have accused their ex-boss of inappropriate behavior.

'Fate of the Furious' Stays on Top; 'Unforgettable,' 'The Promise' Bomb

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:35pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Fate of the Furious" is racing to defend its title at the top of the box office, while a number of new releases including "The Promise" and "Unforgettable" are being left in the dust.

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at New York film panel

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton, who until recently had avoided the spotlight in the wake of her election defeat in November, made a surprise appearance at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday as a panelist to discuss illegal elephant poaching.

New 'Handmaid's Tale' TV version 'not a feminist story,' says its star

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The cast of a new adaptation of dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" insisted on Friday they did not set out to make a feminist statement, but some hoped the TV show would inspire viewers to take political action.

Lively, Chastain, Chelsea Clinton honored for philanthropic work

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:41pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood actresses Blake Lively and Jessica Chastain were among the six women honored on Friday for their philanthropic efforts with organizations helping women and children.

'American Gods' reflects real world issues in modern mythology saga

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A storm is brewing in Starz's gritty new series "American Gods," as deities old and new gear up for a battle that reverberates with topical issues in the real world.

'Genius' TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein's life

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philosopher, humanitarian and physicist Albert Einstein is the subject of new TV series "Genius," which delves into the drama and passion of the man who developed the theory of relativity and helped initiate the U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb.

The truth is still out there as 'X-Files' returns for new season

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mulder and Scully's search for the truth will continue in a new series of Fox's hit sci-fi show "The X-Files," the network said Thursday, a year after the show was revived.

Lauren Hutton turns heads at 73 in new lingerie ad

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Model and actress Lauren Hutton is turning heads again by appearing in a commercial for Calvin Klein underwear, at the age of 73.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel gives heroes new 'million-piece puzzle'

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The stars of "Guardians of the Galaxy," the Marvel movie about a rag-tag group of integalactic heroes, landed in Hollywood to debut their return in a much-anticipated sequel that sees them embark on another high-stakes space adventure.

Actor Harvey Keitel loses lawsuit against E*Trade over commercials

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Harvey Keitel, the Oscar-nominated actor whose movies include "Taxi Driver" and "Pulp Fiction," has lost a lawsuit he brought over a starring role he did not get in E*Trade commercials.

Stars turn out in New York to sing for music producer Clive Davis

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Record producer Clive Davis did not just get a documentary celebrating his five decades in the music business. He also got a world-class show from some of the stars whose careers he promoted.

Bill O'Reilly to receive maximum of one year salary: source

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:42am
(Reuters) - Bill O'Reilly will receive a maximum of one year's salary following his ouster Thursday from Fox News, according to a source familiar with the situation.

FCC votes to allow some broadcasters to buy more TV stations

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:21am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to reverse a 2016 decision that limits the number of television stations some broadcasters can buy.

New Prince music release blocked by U.S. court

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:17am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has blocked a planned release of new Prince music on the first anniversary of his death this week.

Viggo Mortensen joins actors criticizing Argentine president

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:22pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen called Argentina's president a "neoliberal braggart" on Wednesday in a video supporting leaders of the national film industry who fear funding cuts.

Stars of 'Unforgettable' attend premiere

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:33am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The stars of "Unforgettable" came out to premiere the new romantic thriller in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

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