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Sheena Easton debuts at West End in '42nd Street' musical

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 8:09am
LONDON (Reuters) - Grammy award-winning artist Sheena Easton has made her West End debut in the musical "42nd Street", with Britain's Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, actor Morgan Freeman and tennis coach Judy Murray attending the show's premiere.

Spice Girl Mel B gets restraining order after accusing husband of abuse

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:25pm
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Spice Girl Melanie 'Mel B' Brown was granted a restraining order against her estranged husband after filing court papers claiming he had emotionally and physically abused her for much of their 10-year marriage.

Theron says villainous role in last 'Fast and Furious' was challenge

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:22pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Oscar winner Charlize Theron said it was an exciting challenge to play the main villain in the latest installment of the "Fast and Furious" racing film series with Vin Diesel.

New U.S. spelling bee rules aim to prevent T-I-E-S

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scripps National Spelling Bee winners aced "gesellschaft" and "feldenkrais" to be named co-champions of last year's competition, but it was the word "tie" that gave organizers a headache.

Orwell's '1984' back in theaters in stand against 'alternative facts'

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly 200 independent movie theaters across the United States on Tuesday will screen the film of George Orwell's "1984" novel about a dystopian future in what organizers say is a stand against U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

Ex-Fox News chief Ailes' sex scandal makes way to U.S. television

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:56am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The story of the rise and fall of former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes is coming to U.S. television in what producers on Tuesday called a "provocative" limited series.

Harrison Ford not disciplined by U.S. agency for pilot mishap

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 9:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Harrison Ford, the daring space pilot of "Star Wars" fame, will get to keep flying airplanes in real life after federal officials closed a probe of his latest aviation mishap near Los Angeles without fines or other discipline, his lawyer said on Monday.

Roman Polanski loses latest bid to end U.S. rape case from abroad

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 8:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker Roman Polanski on Monday lost another bid to end his 1970s rape case without serving more jail time when a Los Angeles judge ruled the French-Polish director could not seek relief from the courts while still a fugitive.

Drake unshakeable on Billboard 200 with 'More Life'

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:36am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drake's album "More Life" spent a second week at the top of the Billboard 200 chart on Monday, keeping Britain's Ed Sheeran in second place while musician Trey Songz debuted at No. 3, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

'Speaking up', Depeche Mode expect more musicians to sing about world today

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - With lyrics like "We're going backwards" and "Blame misinformation", the British electronic band Depeche Mode hope to "make people think" about the state of the world with their new album and expect more musicians to do the same.

Rap anti-hero Tupac Shakur bigger in death than life

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:05am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tupac Shakur's recording career lasted just five years before he was murdered in 1996, but it is the rapper's influence from beyond the grave that will be celebrated when he is inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday.

Cosby in criminal court on Monday as fight over evidence continues

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 5:06am
(Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby was due back in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday where his lawyers and state prosecutors will wrangle over what evidence can be admitted at his trial in June on criminal charges of sexual assault.

Box Office: 'Boss Baby' tops 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Ghost in the Shell' bombs

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 11:11am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Boss Baby" is enjoying the view from the top.

Nobel saga all over now as Dylan finally gets prize

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 2:14pm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Bob Dylan got the Nobel Literature prize-giving he wished for on Saturday, a Swedish broadcaster reported, finally receiving his diploma and medal in a private ceremony in Stockholm a world away from the media storm the award has generated.

Mystery surrounds Nobel prize handover as 'intimate' Dylan gigs in Sweden

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 6:15am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Details of Bob Dylan's receipt of his Nobel literature prize were being kept under close wraps on Saturday leaving those wanting to know more about it blowin' in the wind.

Latin singer Maluma eyes English music crossover with upcoming album

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 5:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Already one of the biggest names in Latin music, Colombian pop star Maluma is hoping to cross over to a wider audience with an upcoming album of Spanish and English music.

Actress Pamela Anderson plays down Assange romance rumors

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 8:29am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Actress Pamela Anderson was coy about a rumored romance with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, saying his being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London made dating "a little bit difficult".

Ex-Power Rangers actor sentenced to prison for fatal stabbing

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An actor best known for his role in the "Power Rangers" children's television series who admitted stabbing his roommate to death with a sword during an argument was sentenced on Thursday to six years in California state prison.

Ferrante's 'My Brilliant Friend' being adapted for U.S., Italian TV

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:20am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian novelist Elena Ferrante's best-selling novel "My Brilliant Friend" is headed to television as an eight-part series, U.S. cable channel HBO and Italy's RAI television said on Thursday.

Katy Perry, joins Sheeran, Radiohead for Glastonbury festival

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 8:00am
LONDON (Reuters) - American pop singer Katy Perry will join the likes of Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and the Foo Fighters to perform at this year's Glastonbury festival, a huge green-field music event held in the countryside in southwest England.

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