• Porn star to Trump: I'll give you back the money!
    2018-03-13 03:13:35 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult-film actress who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became U.S. president offered on Monday to return $130,000 that Trump’s personal lawyer paid her in what she said was hush money to remain silent about the alleged relationship. Actress Stephanie Clifford, who uses the stage name S...
  • Porn Star Sues US President Trump, Nondisclosure Agreement Is Null
    2018-03-07 09:25:50 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A porn star who has said she had sex with President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, which prevented her from discussing the alleged sexual encounters. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior C...
  • 'The Shape of Water' Wins Oscar For Best Picture
    2018-03-05 07:26:13 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against all odds, love won out at the 90th Academy Awards. Guillermo del Toro’s lavish, full-hearted monster romance “The Shape of Water” swam away with best picture at an Oscar ceremony flooded by a sense of a change for a movie business confronting the post-Harvey Weinstein era. The ceremony, held Sunday at the ...
  • Will Oscars be non-political amid tumultuous awards season?
    2018-03-04 20:24:16 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars will hope to live down their most infamous blunder at the 90th Academy Awards, which begin at 8 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live by ABC from the Dolby Theatre. But more than redemption is on the line Sunday for last year’s embarrassing best-picture flub — the fiasco known as Envelopegate. The ceremon...
  • US film studio 'The Weinstein Company' to file for bankruptcy
    2018-02-27 00:53:48 UTC

    The Weinstein Company said that the U.S. film studio, whose ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, planned to file for bankruptcy in the coming days after talks to sell itself collapsed. Filing for bankruptcy protection creates more uncertainty about how women who allege they are victims of W...
  • George & Amal Clooney to join student march for gun control
    2018-02-20 23:23:11 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney and his wife said on Tuesday they are donating $500,000 to the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington and will walk with students in support of gun control following last week’s shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. ”Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side w...
  • Times Up Movement: Grammy Stars Wear White Roses for Equality
    2018-01-29 03:08:40 UTC

    (Reuters) - Even the most outrageous outfits of feathers, sequins or lace included a simple white rose at the Grammy Awards show’s red carpet on Sunday as the glitterati of the music world showed support for women’s equality and freedom from sexual harassment. The roses - worn or held by both sexes on the red carpet outside New York...
  • Women's March 2018 Rallies Across the United States
    2018-01-20 19:26:47 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women’s March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year. The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Lo...
  • Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies Suddenly at 46
    2018-01-15 21:36:39 UTC

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O‘Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist said. The Irish group, which combined indie guitar with O‘Riordan’s distinctive Irish lilt and yoddle, shot to fame with hits like “Linger” and “...
  • Robert De Niro on Trump: This F-cking Idiot Is the President
    2018-01-10 20:06:33 UTC

    Robert De Niro attended the National Board of Review Awards in New York Tuesday night to present Meryl Streep with the Best Actress prize for The Post. In the film helmed by Steven Spielberg, Streep plays legendary Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, who tries to decide whether or not to post the Pentagon Papers in 1971. ...
  • James Franco’s Times talk canceled after misconduct claims
    2018-01-10 06:48:56 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times has canceled a public event with James Franco days after the Golden Globe winner was accused of sexual misconduct. The TimesTalk event scheduled for Wednesday was intended to feature “The Disaster Artist” director and star and his brother and co-star, Dave Franco, discussing the film with a Times r...
  • Oprah Winfrey makes history as first black female recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award
    2018-01-08 08:40:43 UTC

    LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey made history tonight as the first black woman to be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award since its inception in 1952. In her speech, she recognized Sidney Poitier for paving the way for black actors. "In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother's house in Milwaukee watch...
  • Golden Globes Winners 2018: The Complete List
    2018-01-08 09:26:45 UTC

    LOS ANGELES — Host Seth Meyers came out swinging at the Golden Globes Sunday night, directly addressing in his monologue the issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality that have roiled the industry for months. He lobbed hard-hitting jokes at Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen and, of course, President Donald Trump. ...
  • Countries around the world celebrating start of 2018
    2018-01-01 00:21:15 UTC

    In the heart of Berlin, fireworks are igniting the night sky behind the Brandenburg Gate. Similar celebrations are taking place across Germany, including Cologne, Hamburg and Munich. The Chancellor of the Free World, Angela Merkel used her televised speech ahead of the festivities to call for Germans to be more considerate to each o...
  • Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
    2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC

    Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday. In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle. During World War II, Dietrich was a high-profile entertainer in the US and was also noted for h...
  • Walt Disney Buys Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox
    2017-12-14 18:19:23 UTC

    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world’s largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc. The de...
  • BERLIN: 'The Square' has scooped the award for Best European Film
    2017-12-09 23:11:38 UTC

    <h3>Swedish satirical drama 'The Square' has scooped the award for Best European Film of the year at a gala in Berlin. It also claimed five more prizes, including those for best director, best screenwriter and best actor.</h3> <i>The Square, </i>by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, dominated the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin on ...
  • South African's Zodwa Wabantu not feeling secure in Zimbabwe
    2017-12-14 16:50:30 UTC

    HARARE — South African entertainer Zodwa Wabantu's latest snub of Zimbabwe for the third time in a row has shown that she no longer feels secure in the country and is clearly not interested in performing here. The entertainer was supposed to perform at Club Connect yesterday and Private Lounge in Harare on Thursday but she simply we...
  • TV networks fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent US interviewers
    2017-11-21 19:46:28 UTC

    (Reuters) - CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women. PBS and Bloomberg, which broadcast the “Charlie Rose” show, also said they were terminating their rela...
  • Agatha Christie, ‘Queen of Crime,’ is Returning to the Big Screen
    2017-11-06 07:05:51 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Agatha Christie, the author dubbed the ‘Queen of Crime,’ is returning to the big screen after a decades-long absence with an adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express,” directed by Kenneth Brannagh. Starring Brannagh as eccentric detective Hercule Poirot, the film premiered in London on Thursday and features a s...
  • House of Cards Season 6 Suspended after Kevin Spacey Allegation
    2017-11-01 05:46:45 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc indefinitely halted production of political drama “House of Cards” on Tuesday following an allegation of sexual misconduct against series star Kevin Spacey. Producer Media Rights Capital and Netflix “have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us ...
  • Harry Belafonte: Hitler is not too far from our door
    2017-10-23 20:39:44 UTC

    Legendary civil rights activist, singer, and actor Harry Belafonte took the stage over the weekend at what he said would be his last public appearance and issued a stark warning about what he thinks may be in store for America. Ninety-year-old Belafonte, who recently said he thinks "the nation is at the crossroads of probably our mo...
  • Reality TV star, Ksenia Sobchak, is ready to take on Putin
    2017-10-18 17:45:31 UTC

    Journalist and former reality TV star Ksenia Sobchak is ready to take on President Vladimir Putin in Russia's upcoming election. But is she the face of the opposition or a Kremlin-approved critic? Ksenia Sobchak smiles at readers from the cover of the newest edition of the Russian version of the women's magazine Glamour, her fist ra...
  • Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies at the Mansion
    2017-09-28 07:45:47 UTC

    (Reuters) - Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men’s magazine and built a business empire around his libertine lifestyle, died on Wednesday at the age of 91, Playboy Enterprises said. Hefner, once called the “prophet of pop hedonism” by Time magazine, peacefully passe...
  • Political comedy "Veep", "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Saturday Night Live" won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards 2017
    2017-09-18 04:43:21 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “The Handmaid’s Tale” and political comedy “Veep” won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, where “Saturday Night Live” was also a big winner on a night dominated by jokes about U.S. President Donald Trump. In the first major awards wins for streaming service Hulu, “Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss...