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Marvel brings hammerless Thor, new king Black Panther for Comic-Con

36 min 36 sec ago
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney's Marvel studios' upcoming superhero movies at San Diego's Comic-Con.

Sons remember Princess Diana in film 20 years after her death

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:42
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary to be broadcast this week.

'Stranger Things' new season to explore impact of Upside Down world

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:45
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The cast of Netflix's breakout supernatural mystery series "Stranger Things" received a hero's welcome on Saturday at San Diego's annual Comic-Con as they revealed new plot details and footage for the anticipated second season.

Wonder Woman the star among Warner Bros' expanding superhero franchise

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:59
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - After smashing box office records this year, Wonder Woman received the loudest cheers among the DC superheroes gathered on Saturday at San Diego's annual Comic-Con to present new footage and trailers for Warner Bros' expanding comic book film franchise.

'Blade Runner' sequel a siren song for director Villeneuve

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:52
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film "Blade Runner."

Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Henson

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:53
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird.

'Confederate' writers defend modern U.S. slavery show as scary but real

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:17
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The creators of the new television drama "Confederate," set in an imaginary world where slavery still exists in the United States, defended their vision after the concept provoked outrage on social media this week.

Illusionist Criss Angel gets Hollywood star, says inspired by Houdini

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:59
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Illusionist Criss Angel received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Thursday, saying he drew inspiration from another famous magician, Harry Houdini.

'Not appropriate' for Justin Bieber to tour China because of 'bad behavior'

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:54
BEIJING (Reuters) - It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behavior and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer "truly loved" by the public, a Chinese state office has said.

Television amps up, movies simmer down at Comic-Con

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 18:54
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From the dragons of Westeros and the "Walking Dead" zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of "Westworld," the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego's annual Comic-Con.

Judge will not allow auction of Madonna's personal items

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:05
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Thursday said an online auction of Madonna's personal items including worn satin panties, a hair brush with her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, cannot go forward.

O.J. Simpson granted parole from Nevada prison

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:03
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole from prison on Thursday after serving nine years for a botched armed robbery and will be released in October.

Linkin Park lead singer reported dead in suicide: TMZ

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:47
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was reported to have committed suicide on Thursday at his southern California home.

Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol' reboot in 2018

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:58
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ryan Seacrest confirmed on Thursday that he will return as host of "American Idol," the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, when it comes back to the screen on ABC TV in 2018.

Malaysia bans 'Despacito' on state broadcaster for offensive lyrics

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:13
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has banned the catchy summer dance song "Despacito" from state radio and television broadcasts after critics in the Muslim-majority country complained the lyrics were obscene.

South Korea gives pop idol T.O.P. suspended jail term for smoking weed

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:24
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Thursday handed K-pop sensation T.O.P. a suspended 10-month jail sentence for drug use, after he pleaded guilty and sought leniency to avoid a prison term.

'Game of Thrones' creators to next tackle civil war in alternative America

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:01
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The creators of HBO's hit medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones" have their next show lined for the premium cable network, but this one has no dragons or an undead army of white walkers.

Madonna wins halt to auction of intimate items

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:19
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Madonna persuaded a New York state judge to halt the auction of 22 personal items including a pair of worn satin panties, a hairbrush containing her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

Three top ballet troupes share stage for 50th year of 'Jewels'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:03
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Emeralds," "Rubies" and "Diamonds" will dazzle as never before as three of the world's top dance companies share the stage for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of "Jewels," the world's first full-length plotless ballet, this week.

Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:31
(Reuters) - The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library event, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the magical series.

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