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Country music singer Thomas Rhett debuts atop Billboard chart

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country singer Thomas Rhett's latest album debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, leading six new entries in the top 10.

Trump-dominated Emmys draw 11.4 million TV audience

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some 11.4 million Americans watched Sunday's Emmy awards on television in a ceremony marked by jokes and jibes at U.S. President Donald Trump and where "Saturday Night Live" was the biggest winner.

Lady Gaga calls off European tour, citing severe physical pain

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga on Monday called off the European leg of her world tour, saying she was suffering from severe physical pain and was seeking medical treatment.

Audience, actors cry foul about arrest of Russian theater director

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:06am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A play staged by arrested Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov drew a full house on its first night at a Moscow theater, with many in the audience and cast expressing solidarity with the director who they said is being punished for his liberal views.

Hulu's big Emmy night marks a streaming milestone

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Streaming service Hulu made Emmy history on Sunday by becoming the first digital platform to win a top series award with its dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale."

'SNL,''Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' rule at Trump-flavored Emmys

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:17pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Handmaid's Tale" and political comedy "Veep" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live" won the most Emmys overall on the back of a season of Donald Trump spoofs.

Emmy winners throw jabs at Trump, Spicer wheels into spotlight

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 10:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Emmy awards show was peppered with political jokes and pointed speeches on Sunday, as host Stephen Colbert took shots at U.S. President Donald Trump, Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance and Trump won an Emmy - sort of.

'Handmaid's Tale', 'Veep' top winners at Emmys

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 10:37pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Handmaid's Tale" and political comedy "Veep" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, where "Saturday Night Live" was also a big winner on a night dominated by jokes about U.S. President Donald Trump.

Diverse shapes, sizes, colors dominate Emmys red carpet

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 9:37pm
(Reuters) - The Emmy awards red carpet challenged the traditional ideals of Hollywood beauty on Sunday with diversity in race, body shape and sexual identity reinventing television's biggest runway.

'Saturday Night Live' wins big as Trump jokes dominate Emmys

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 9:02pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live' took the Emmys by storm on Sunday, winning three early awards in a ceremony marked by multiple jabs at U.S. President Donald Trump.

Sean Spicer wheels into Emmy Awards spotlight

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:30pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Stephen Colbert took shots at U.S. President Donald Trump's tweeting habits at Sunday's Emmy Awards, it was the appearance of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer that stunned the star-studded audience, including Melissa McCarthy.

'This Is Us,' Stranger Things' stars arrive early for Emmys

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 6:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jane Fonda, comedians James Corden and Samantha Bee and the young cast of supernatural mystery "Stranger Things" walked the Emmy red carpet on Sunday ahead of a ceremony expected to crown a slew of new television stars.

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing' wins at Toronto film festival

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 5:18pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Director Martin McDonagh's comic drama, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," won the award for audience favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, giving the film a boost ahead of the upcoming awards season.

Box Office: 'Mother!' Crumbles With $7.5 Million, 'It' Repeats No. 1

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "It" continues to post terrifyingly huge numbers, while "Mother!" opens with a thud.

'Saturday Night Live' delivered laughs, now it's looking for Emmys

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:22am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Saturday Night Live" found laughter and lampoonery in America's fraught political and social scene and on Sunday the satirical sketch show looks set to reap the benefits at the Emmy awards, the highest honors in television.

'The Simpsons' actress finds her own voice 'In Search for Fellini'

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 3:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For most fans of "The Simpsons," the name Nancy Cartwright may ring a bell as the voice of 10-year-old troublemaker Bart Simpson over 28 seasons of the Fox animated show.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' producer settles U.S. suit linked to Malaysian fund

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:29pm
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The movie company that made "The Wolf of Wall Street", and was co-founded by the Malaysian prime minister's step son, has settled a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. government to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.

Dr. Seuss company loses fight to block 'parody' of 'Grinch'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York playwright has convinced a federal judge that his new play is a parody of Dr. Seuss' classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" and that in this legal fight, he was in the right.

Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 5:42pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harry Dean Stanton, an actor who appeared in dozens of films, including "Repo Man," "Cool Hand Luke," and "Paris, Texas," as well as the recent reboot of television's "Twin Peaks," died on Friday at the age of 91, his agent said.

Rosie O'Donnell 'saddened' by news of ex-wife's death

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell said she was saddened on Friday by the news that her ex-wife had died of an apparent suicide.

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