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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.

Politics pierces the nostalgia at Rock Hall of Fame induction

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1960s protest singer Joan Baez were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday on a night where nostalgia was mixed with calls to political action.

New York restaurant brings rapper Tupac's cafe vision to life

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 5:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A restaurant in New York has temporarily brought to life an eatery envisioned by Tupac Shakur, coinciding with the late rapper's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Serialized documentaries ineligible for Oscars in rules shakeup

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 3:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Multi-part documentary series will be ineligible for the Oscars, organizers said on Friday as part of a new list of awards rules, just a few months after ESPN's serialized "O.J.: Made in America" won the Oscar for best feature documentary.

'Jersey Shore' star Sorrentino indicted on new U.S. charges

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 2:55pm
(Reuters) - Michael Sorrentino, a former star known as "The Situation" in the MTV reality series "Jersey Shore," and his brother Marc were indicted on Friday on additional criminal charges in a tax case, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Snoop Dogg on a mission in Augusta to make golf cool

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:24pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Rapper Snoop Dogg this week said that while the U.S. Masters may be the most prestigious tournament in golf, it suffers from a coolness deficit, something he plans to change when he brings his brand of "hip hop flavor" to the staid tournament.

'Nervous' One Direction singer Harry Styles releases debut solo single

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 6:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - A "nervous" Harry Styles unveiled his debut solo single on Friday, the singer's first own music release since hugely popular boy band One Direction announced it was taking a break.

Johansson says she 'baffled' by Ivanka Trump's advocacy comments

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 7:01pm
(Reuters) - Actress Scarlett Johansson said on Thursday she was "baffled" by Ivanka Trump's recent comments that she would prefer to be an advocate for issues behind the scenes of President Donald Trump's administration rather than in the public arena.

Judge sets 2018 trial date for rap mogul Suge Knight

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jailed rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was ordered on Thursday to stand trial in Jan. 8, 2018 on murder charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run at a Los Angeles area burger stand more than two years ago.

YouTube tweaks ad strategy to curb content stealing

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:19pm
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Thursday it would place ads on channels only if they reach 10,000 views as it tries to weed out people who make money on the site by stealing content from other sources.

Comic Don Rickles dead at age 90 from kidney failure in Los Angeles

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 1:42pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Don Rickles, the master insult comic who created laughs with ridicule and sarcasm in a decades-long career that earned him the facetious nickname "Mr. Warmth," died on Thursday at his Los Angeles home from kidney failure, his publicist said. He was 90.

'Get Out' leads expanded, gender-free MTV Movie and TV Awards

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:22am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Horror comedy "Get Out," the hit movie with a racial twist, led nominations on Thursday for the MTV Movie and TV Awards in a list that dispenses with gender classifications and pits film, television and streaming shows against each other.

Anne Hathaway back in 'Colossal' independent comedy

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 7:39am
TORONTO (Reuters) - Anne Hathaway has ventured back into independent cinema to star in one of the quirkiest films of the year, "Colossal", which she refuses to categorize.

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