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Director Bigelow hopes Trump watches 'Detroit' and is humanized by it

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:24
LONDON (Reuters) - Movie director Kathryn Bigelow said on Wednesday she hoped U.S. President Donald Trump would watch her new film "Detroit," saying it might help to humanize him at a time when racial tension is roiling the nation.

'Whose Streets?' spotlights diverging narratives of Ferguson

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:44
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While America confronts the aftermath of protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the story behind an incident that contributed to racial tensions in the United States is the subject of the newly released documentary "Whose Streets?"

Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt, halts production on 'Mission' film

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:56
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt on the set of the upcoming "Mission: Impossible 6," causing production on the film to go on hiatus while the actor recovers, Paramount Pictures said in a statement on Wednesday.

Emma Stone ascends to top of Forbes' highest-paid actresses

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:21
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fresh off winning her first Oscar, actress Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday to claim the top spot on Forbes' 2017 list of the world's highest-paid actresses.

Television gets its own festival in New York's Tribeca

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:07
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The organizers of New York's annual Tribeca Film Festival are launching a standalone television event to recognize the vast and varied content now available on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 02:56
LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation.

'Deadpool 2' stuntwoman who died is motorcycle racer S.J. Harris

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:23
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The stuntwoman who died on the film set of "Deadpool 2" in Vancouver on Monday was S.J. Harris, a 40-year-old from New York, a spokesman for the province of British Columbia's coroners service said on Tuesday.

Despite losing trial to Taylor Swift, DJ insists he never groped her

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:16
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The former Colorado radio DJ who lost a court case to Taylor Swift insisted on Tuesday that he "never grabbed" the pop star's bare buttocks while posing for a photo with her four years ago.

Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:42
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an unaired episode of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones", police in the city of Mumbai said on Tuesday.

Pink to get Vanguard award at MTV Video Music Awards

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:02
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink has been chosen to receive the 2017 Vanguard Award, MTV's equivalent of a lifetime achievement honor for video music, the U.S. cable and satellite television channel said on Tuesday.

Four Teamsters in Boston acquitted of 'Top Chef' extortion plot

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:13
BOSTON (Reuters) - Four Teamsters union members in Boston were acquitted on Tuesday of charges they tried to extort jobs from a production company filming "Top Chef" in 2014 through thuggish tactics that included threatening host Padma Lakshmi.

Female stunt driver dies on Vancouver set of 'Deadpool 2'

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:56
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A female stunt driver has died on the set of  “Deadpool 2” in downtown Vancouver during the filming of a stunt on a motorcycle, Vancouver police said on Monday.

Kendrick Lamar holds off Brett Eldredge for Billboard top spot

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:43
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kendrick Lamar reclaimed the top spot of the weekly U.s Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, fending off country music star Brett Eldredge.

Downtown? Petula Clark goes Down Farm

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:10
CROPREDY, England (Reuters) - Grammy award-winner Petula Clark sang her global hit "Downtown" about as far from "where the neon signs are pretty" as she could at the weekend -- to thousands in a field in rural England.

'Grey's Anatomy' creator Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC for Netflix

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:05
(Reuters) - "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes is taking her Shondaland production house away from Walt Disney Co's ABC network to Netflix Inc to produce new content, the video streaming company said on Sunday.

Lawyers in Taylor Swift's groping trial move to closing arguments

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 06:11
DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. pop star Taylor Swift and the Colorado DJ she accuses of groping her were due to deliver closing arguments on Monday before the federal court jury weighing her sexual assault claims against his assertion that he was wrongfully fired.

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 03:06
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A retelling of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and its dramatic political consequences might perhaps be framed as high drama or extreme farce.

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:45
(Reuters) - Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday.

'Annabelle: Creation' levitates to no. 1 with $35 million

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:51
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Annabelle: Creation" may not be able to save the summer -- which, after this weekend, will only fall farther behind last year's pace -- but it is doing its part to frighten audiences into theaters.

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:05
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco.

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