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From Syria to Detroit, we are all migrants, sings bluesman Bibb

55 min 23 sec ago
LONDON (Reuters) - "Migration Blues", a new album from veteran bluesman Eric Bibb, uses the sounds of the American South to tell the tale of everyone from 1920s farmers fleeing the Dust Bowl for California to refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe in the 2010s.

Viacom names former Fox studio head to run Paramount

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:10
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc on Monday named Jim Gianopulos, the former head of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's movie studio, to take over its Paramount Pictures unit, the company said on Monday.

Drake ends Sheeran's Billboard 200 reign, smashes streaming record

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:04
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drake ended Ed Sheeran's two week reign atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, selling a monster 505,000 copies of his new album "More Life," according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

Music on the metro - Moscow commuters enjoy live performances

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:32
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow commuters are getting a taste of live music on their metro journeys as performers turn stations into their stages under an entertainment project in the Russian capital.

U.S. Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' dazzles again, 'Power Rangers' off to solid start

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 14:13
LOS ANGELES ( - Disney's second weekend of blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" is dominating moviegoing in North America with $88.3 million at 4,210 locations - capping the best March ever.

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds lauded at public memorial service

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 23:58
(Reuters) - Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends on Saturday at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they were laid to rest side-by-side in January.

Harrison Ford called himself a 'schmuck' after plane incident

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:54
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harrison Ford is heard calling himself a "schmuck" in an audio recording released on Friday of his exchange with an air traffic controller following a February incident in which the actor landed his private plane on a taxiway instead of a runway.

Emma Thompson says wants people to 'shout loudly' about climate change

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:12
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - From "Sense and Sensibility" to "Love Actually" and "Nanny McPhee", British actress Emma Thompson is known for her memorable roles in costumes dramas, comedies and fantasy films.

No 'Love Actually' when Trump asked actress Emma Thompson for date

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:12
(Reuters) - British actress Emma Thompson says President Donald Trump once called her out of the blue years ago and asked her for a date.

Kanye West settles with Hungarian singer over alleged song theft

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:08
(Reuters) - Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song "New Slaves."

Rebooted Power Rangers return to big screen

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:42
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The latest reboot of the 1990s "Power Rangers" children's television series held its world premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Bob Dylan says 'not yearning' for old days in latest cover album

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 14:42
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bob Dylan's new album "Triplicate" explores American standards from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, but the veteran singer-songwriter says that does not mean he is yearning for the past.

Charlize Theron joins racing 'Fast and Furious' series with 'badass jet'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:27
BEIJING (Reuters) - Fast car chases, daring stunts and explosions return to the big screen in the eighth installment of the "Fast and Furious" racing film franchise and Oscar winner Charlize Theron joins the cast with her own "badass jet".

Kremlin says it wants review of Ukraine's decision to bar Russian Eurovision entry

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 05:37
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expects Ukraine's "unfair" decision to ban the Russian entry for the 2017 Eurovision song contest from entering the country to be reviewed, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

U.S., Canada lift global box office as international sales flat

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:51
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Worldwide movie ticket sales increased by 1 percent to a record $38.6 billion in 2016 as theaters in the United States and Canada rung up higher sales and overseas returns were flat, according to industry statistics released on Wednesday.

Daring designs lead looks on Tokyo catwalks

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:04
TOKYO (Reuters) - Colorful embroidery, creative batik designs and fearless facial jewelry brightened the catwalks at Tokyo Fashion Week where Asian designers presented their Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collections this week.

Chuck Barris, 'The Gong Show' host, dies at 87

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 03:05
(Reuters) - Chuck Barris, who tapped into Americans’ hunger to be on television by creating game shows such as “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and his showcase for the acutely untalented, “The Gong Show,” died on Tuesday, media outlets reported.

Idina Menzel happy to 'Let It Go' for world tour

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 22:36
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Broadway star Idina Menzel says she has not yet grown tired of singing her big hit "Let It Go," even as she embarks on a 50-city world tour.

Art and furniture owned by collector de Balkany up for auction in London

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:30
LONDON (Reuters) - From lavish clocks to marble top tables, more than 700 lots including art, silver pieces and furniture belonging to late businessman and collector Robert de Balkany will go under the hammer this week at an auction in London.

Spice Girl Mel B files for divorce from husband of nearly ten years

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:20
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spice Girl Melanie 'Mel B' Brown filed for divorce from her husband after nearly 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.