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DiCaprio hails Mexican ban on type of fishing net killing porpoises

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:25am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Friday banned fishing with gillnets in the northern Gulf of California as part of its pledge to save a critically-endangered species of porpoise whose cause has been championed by Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and others.

Olivia de Havilland sues FX Networks over depiction in 'Feud'

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:57pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland filed a lawsuit against FX Networks on Friday, saying she did not give her permission to be portrayed in the miniseries "Feud: Bette and Joan" and that her depiction in the show had harmed her reputation.

Paul McCartney settles with Sony/ATV over Beatles music rights

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 11:31am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paul McCartney has reached a confidential settlement of his lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC in which he sought to reclaim copyrights to songs by the Beatles.

'Gypsy' star Naomi Watts promotes new TV thriller

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:35am
NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) - Actress Naomi Watts says her new television series "Gypsy" is part of a recent trend of productions with strong female characters.

Rapper Jay Z addresses infidelity, newborn twins in "4:44" album

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 4:52am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z let his music do the talking with his new album "4:44" on Friday as he addressed cheating on his wife Beyonce, the birth of his twins and this year's Oscars best picture.

Long-awaited 'Jumanji' sequel puts new twist on magical board game

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:56am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In the verdant rain forests of Hawaii, Jack Black, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan simulated dodging rampaging rhinos and hungry hippos as they filmed the long-anticipated sequel to the Robin Williams 1995 adventure film "Jumanji."

Kendall, Kylie Jenner withdraw music icon T-shirts after backlash

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 6:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Reality TV celebrities Kendall and Kylie Jenner apologized on Thursday after causing an uproar for selling pricey T-shirts featuring their faces over images of famed music groups and artists including The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne and slain rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

Spider-Man swings into Marvel Universe for latest film

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 9:34am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fans were crawling up the walls with excitement as the stars of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" swung into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films, which have dominated the global box office for years.

AMC offers ad-free subscription for Comcast TV customers

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 8:04am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - AMC Networks Inc on Thursday will release a $5-a-month subscription option designed for pay TV customers who want commercial-free versions of shows such as hit zombie drama "The Walking Dead," company officials said.

Ukraine faces large fine after Russia Eurovision row: EBU

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 3:36am
GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Broadcasting Union said on Thursday that Ukraine faced a large fine due to severe delays in the organization of May's Eurovision song contest in Kiev and a lack of cooperation with the EBU over the participation of a Russian artist.

Halle Berry, Michelle Rodriguez speak out on diversity and Hollywood

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 6:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Halle Berry, the only black woman to ever win a best actress Oscar, said her 2002 win turned out to be meaningless, and "Fast and Furious" star Michelle Rodriguez warned she may quit the action movie franchise unless filmmakers "show some love for women."

'Hamilton' creator issues musical riposte to immigration debate

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Wednesday released what he called a "musical counterweight" to the U.S. political debate on immigration, inspired by one of the best-known lines from his award-winning, racially diverse Broadway musical.

Actor Johnny Galecki says worth living in rural California despite burned ranch

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A ranch belonging to "Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki has burned down in a California wildfire but the actor said living in the area was worth it despite the risk of fires.

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies aged 91

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:25am
LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Bond, the creator of children's literary character Paddington Bear, died on Tuesday aged 91 following a short illness, publisher HarperCollins said.

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist dies after lung cancer battle

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:38pm
(Reuters) - Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, best known for a leading role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Swedish film series, died in Sweden on Tuesday after a year-long battle with lung cancer, his representative said. He was 56.

Mariah Carey's cameo for 'The House' proved no laughing matter

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler take up gambling to pay for their daughter's college education in new comedy "The House," but one person the movie decided not to take a risk on was singer Mariah Carey.

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