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A Minute With: Gemma Arterton on "The Finest", solidarity among women

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 9:15am
LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Gemma Arterton joins forces with fellow Britons Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy in heart-warming film "Their Finest", playing a writer asked to pen a movie to lift morale in World War Two Britain.

Nicole Kidman fans get a treat as Cannes festival lineup unveiled

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 7:03am
PARIS (Reuters) - Nicole Kidman will supply multiple doses of Hollywood glamour at this year's Cannes Film Festival, appearing in four productions during the two-week movie showcase, the organizers said on Thursday as they announced the full line-up.

India's biggest film franchise hot on Hollywood's heels

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 8:18pm
HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Dozens of animators work into the night in India's southern city of Hyderabad, fueled by caffeine and huddled over computer screens in a darkened studio to put the finishing touches on India's biggest and most ambitious film.

O'Reilly's ratings stay strong despite sexual harassment claims

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 5:25pm
(Reuters) - Embattled Fox News TV anchor Bill O'Reilly maintained strong viewership ratings ahead of his two-week vacation, even after more than 50 advertisers pulled their commercials from "The O'Reilly Factor" news show, according to Nielsen.

German cinematographer Ballhaus, Hollywood veteran, dead at 81

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 2:18pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who counted "Goodfellas", "Gangs of New York" and "The Departed" among the blockbuster movies he filmed, died overnight at his home in Berlin, his publisher said on Wednesday. He was 81.

Comedian Charlie Murphy dies in New York at age 57: reports

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 2:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy died in his sleep at a New York hospital on Wednesday at age 57 after suffering from leukemia, according to entertainment media reports.

Jude Law cast as young Dumbledore in next 'Fantastic Beasts' movie

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:21pm
(Reuters) - British actor Jude Law will play a young version of Hogwarts' venerable headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the second film of J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" franchise.

Musician J. Geils, dies at Massachusetts home: police

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 8:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - J. Geils, leader of The Geils Band whose hard-driving hits of the late 1970s and early 1980s included "Centerfold," "Freeze Frame" and "Love Stinks," died on Tuesday at his home in Groton, Massachusetts, police said. He was 71.

Alabama country music star Jeff Cook suffering from Parkinson's

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 4:08pm
(Reuters) - Jeff Cook of the country music group Alabama said on Tuesday he has the nervous system disorder Parkinson's disease and will be stepping back from touring with the band.

No charges expected for One Direction star in LA airport scuffle

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 2:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is not expected to be criminally charged over a tussle with a photographer at Los Angeles airport last month, judicial officials said on Tuesday.

'Stop staring,' says Caitlyn Jenner, announcing genital surgery

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 12:32pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Caitlyn Jenner says she has undergone genital surgery, two years after the Olympic-winning decathlete announced she had transitioned to a woman.

Sweden's girl with dragon tattoo returns in new thriller

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:00am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sweden's girl with the dragon tattoo is heading back to bookstores in a fifth thriller about the troubled computer hacker Lisbeth Salander created by the late novelist Stieg Larsson, publishers said on Tuesday.

Streaming keeps Drake's 'More Life' atop Billboard 200 chart

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 3:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian R&B artist Drake kept his reign at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, boosted by strong online streaming of his "More Life" record.

Librarians asked to pull Cosby books after sex assault charges: study

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:23pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's "Little Bill" children's book series landed on a list of the 10 books Americans most often asked librarians to remove from shelves last year after he faced sex assault charges, according to a ranking released on Monday.

Janet Jackson splits with husband 3 months after birth of son: reports

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop star Janet Jackson has split up with her Qatari businessman husband just three months after giving birth to her first child, according to media reports.

Winners of Pulitzer Prizes for U.S. journalism to be announced

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:37am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 101st Pulitzer Prizes, to be announced on Monday, will pay tribute to the best in American journalism and letters from a news year highlighted by the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Edward Enninful named first male editor of British Vogue

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 8:05am
LONDON (Reuters) - Fashion magazine British Vogue said on Monday it has appointed Edward Enninful as its new editor-in-chief, making him the first male editor in the publication's 100-year history.

'Harry Potter' triumphs with magical sweep at Olivier Awards

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 8:41pm
LONDON (Reuters) - "Harry Potter And The Cursed Child", a stage adaptation of J.K Rowling's fantastical world of witches and wizards, cast a magical spell at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, scooping nine wins at Britain's big night for theater.

U.S. Box Office: 'Boss Baby' beats up on 'Smurfs: The Lost Village'

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 5:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Smurfs may be feeling kind of blue.

'Veep' and the art of nailing Washington politics, Trump or not

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 8:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Veep" returns to HBO next week with a defeated female president painfully navigating her way back to public life after a year nursing her wounded psyche.

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