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'Prairie Home Companion' renamed after Garrison Keillor's firing

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 1:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "A Prairie Home Companion," the U.S. radio variety show that Garrison Keillor presented for decades until his retirement last year, has been renamed "Town Hall," days after the raconteur was accused of sexual misconduct.

Box office: 'Coco' repeats as box office winner with $26.1 million

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" easily repeated as the winner of the North American box office with a solid $26.1 million at 3,987 locations during a moderate weekend.

Leia leads resistance in Carrie Fisher's final 'Star Wars' film

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 9:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher's final performance as the beloved Leia in "Star Wars" puts the character on the front lines in a dark new chapter that reaches theaters this month, leaving a galactic hole to fill after the sudden death of the actress a year ago.

Napoleon feted in Czech reenactment of Battle of Austerlitz

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 8:09am
(Reuters) - Cannons roared and horses' hooves pounded across the battlefield on which French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte won one of his most famous victories as hundreds of people took part in a weekend reenactment of the Battle of Austerlitz.

The long winter: 'Game of Thrones' fans in four-day viewing marathon

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 5:40pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones," but for fans who took part in a four-day marathon to watch the series' 67 episodes back-to-back, a pained rear end posed a greater threat.

Actor Jim Nabors, TV's 'Gomer Pyle' of 1960s, dies at 87

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 2:37pm
(Reuters) - Actor Jim Nabors, whose portrayal of the grinning country bumpkin Gomer Pyle on the 1960s television hit "The Andy Griffith Show" belied a classic baritone singing voice, died on Thursday at the age of 87, his website said.

Music producer Russell Simmons steps down after sex assault claim

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:26am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Music producer Russell Simmons said on Thursday he was stepping down from his fashion and production businesses after a screenwriter said in a column in the Hollywood Reporter that Simmons sexually assaulted her in 1991.

Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 8:36am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read out on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him for inappropriate sexual behavior.

Matt Lauer apologizes, says he's 'soul searching' after 'Today' show firing

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:45am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Matt Lauer apologized and said he was "soul searching" in a statement read out on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, a day after he was fired from his role as co-host of the popular morning show for what the network said was inappropriate sexual behavior.

Marvel's biggest cast assemble for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The evil villain Thanos is preparing to take over the universe and Marvel has recruited all of its cinematic superheroes, from Iron Man and Thor to Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, to save the galaxy in Wednesday's new trailer for "Avengers: Infinity War."

Sundance works to make film festival safer amid Hollywood sex scandal

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sundance Film Festival organizers say they are working with law enforcement to make the annual independent film showcase in January a safer place in the wake of sexual harassment accusations sweeping Hollywood.

U.S. radio host Keillor fired over accusation of improper behavior

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 2:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the long-running folksy variety show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday.

Director says reshoots 'already done' for 'All the Money in the World'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie director Ridley Scott says he is confident of finishing reshoots on "All the Money in the World" in time for its planned December release after a scramble to replace actor Kevin Spacey because of sexual misconduct allegations.

U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor fired over claim of improper behavior

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the folksy show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday.

NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 9:24am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

Trump calls for boycott of television network CNN: tweet

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:50am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged a boycott of CNN on Wednesday, ramping up his fight against the television network as his administration fights AT&T Inc's deal to buy CNN's owner Time Warner Inc.

NBC News says it fired 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:21am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo climbs Instagram ranks, Selena Gomez most-followed

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:09am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo muscled his way into Instagram's top-followed ranks this year as he documented his career and growing family, but pop star Selena Gomez still reigned supreme on the social media platform.

NBC News says it fired 'Today' Show co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:43am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network announced on Wednesday.

Amazon offers tickets to early 'Jumanji' screenings for Prime members

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:02am
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said members of its shopping club Prime could purchase tickets to an early screening of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in more than 1,000 U.S. cinemas, in its latest move to court subscribers.

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