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'Melodrama' scores Lorde her first chart-topping Billboard album

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:26
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - New Zealand pop singer Lorde landed her first U.S. chart-topping album on Monday as her latest record debuted at the top of the weekly Billboard 200 chart.

At platform 9-3/4, Harry Potter fans mark 20 years of magic

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:24
LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty years to the day after the first book in the Harry Potter series was published, fans gathered online and in the real world to express their enduring love for J.K. Rowling's magical creation.

British model Moss immortalized as mannequin-style sculpture

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:07
LONDON (Reuters) - British supermodel Kate Moss has been stripped down and immortalized as a naked, armless mannequin in an advant-garde sculpture titled 'MILF', which has gone on display in London.

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 01:41
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Barry Gibb brings Bee Gee's disco fever to Glasto's legends slot

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:26
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Barry Gibb brought some Sunday afternoon fever to the legends slot at Glastonbury Festival when he entertained a huge crowd with Bee Gees hits "Stayin' Alive", "How Deep is Your Love", "Night Fever" and "Tragedy".

Box Office: 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Opens to Franchise Low $69.1 Million

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:01
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It seems the "Transformers" franchise is rusty.

Labour's Corbyn puts politics center stage at Glastonbury Festival

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:48
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.

Sound of silence opens UK's Glastonbury before Manchester classics fill the void

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:56
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain's Glastonbury Festival fell silent for a minute on Friday in memory of recent terror attacks and the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, before Hacienda Classical eased revelers into the first day of music at the world's biggest greenfield festival.

"Maybe it's time": actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 05:24
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain's Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a U.S. president.

Appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:31
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a decision to overturn the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin man serving a life sentence whose case was chronicled in the popular Netflix television documentary "Making a Murderer."

Cosby plans speeches on sex assault, spokesman says

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:53
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of free public seminars about sexual assault this summer, his spokesman said days after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the entertainer's sex assault trial.

Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:37
LONDON (Reuters) - Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan.

Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:28
LONDON (Reuters) - Big Hollywood names hit the red carpet in London on Wednesday for the European premiere of British director Edgar Wright's new heist movie "Baby Driver".

Ron Howard enters 'Star Wars' after Han Solo movie directors depart

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:13
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is stepping into a galaxy far, far away for the upcoming "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off movie, Lucasfilm announced on Thursday, after the film's production was thrown into upheaval by the surprise departure of its directors.

Judge releases names of deadlocked jurors in Cosby sex assault case

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday released the names of the jurors who failed to reach a unanimous verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial but set strict limits on what they can tell the public about their unsuccessful deliberations.

Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in 'The Big Sick'

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:23
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Pakistani actor Kumail Nanjiani and his American wife Emily Gordon wrote a film about the surreal circumstances that brought them together, little did they expect that their love story would be put under a political spotlight.

Kim Kardashian said to have hired surrogate for third baby

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:13
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's family may be growing, according to reports on Wednesday that the celebrity couple have hired a surrogate to carry their third child after a doctor advised the reality star against another high-risk pregnancy.

Pop stars release song to raise funds for London fire victims

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:29
LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest names in British music, including Stormzy, Robbie Williams and The Who, released a charity single on Wednesday to raise funds for people affected by the fire at a tower block in west London.

Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:44
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in "Lincoln" and "Gangs of New York."

Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:42
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, died on Tuesday days after being hospitalized for complications related to sickle cell anemia, his publicist said. He was 42.

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