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...
South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence to 13 years and five months
2017-11-24 08:58:28 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was “shockingly lenient”.
Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on...
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, al...
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 premiere...
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 seaso...
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...
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 t...
Emmys 2017: Full list of winners from the 69th annual awards
2017-09-18 04:29:40 UTC
<The stars of the small screen stepped out from behind the camera Sunday night for the 69th annual Emmy Awards.
While some of the nominees were TV legends, others arrived at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with empty trophy stands.
Check back throughout the night as we update the winne...
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 Hul...
French-Armenian Singer Charles Aznavour Gets Hollywood Star
2017-08-25 03:58:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - French singer Charles Aznavour finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, capping a more than 70-year career as one of his country’s most popular entertainers.
Aznavour, 93, who was born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Paris to Armenian parents, has s...
Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies aged 91
2017-08-20 20:05:33 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.
"Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry L...
Aretha Franklin announced to return to her hometown of Detroit
2017-08-19 21:21:55 UTC
Aretha Franklin, who has reigned as the Queen of Soul for some 50 years, has announced plans to return to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub.
The chart-toping Motown legend will not have to travel far: she currently lives in a suburb near the Motor City that gave birth to her musical...
Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.
Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski remained a fugitive from justice and that the court...
'Step' - the inspirational story of black Baltimore teens facing adversity
2017-08-05 19:11:08 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary "Step," out in U.S. theaters this week.
The journey of the founding class of the step tro...
Stephen Colbert brings a Trump cartoon character to Showtime
2017-07-29 01:08:52 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Trump is returning to television - this time as a cartoon character in a Showtime series produced by television talk show host Stephen Colbert.
The yet-to-be-titled 10-episode series will make its debut in the fall, the cable network said on Thursday. It will follow a c...
Kathryn Bigelow: Racially charged 'Detroit' is a really important story that needs to be told
2017-08-05 18:52:00 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a white filmmaker from Northern California, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was aware she may not be the "perfect person" to bring the racially charged story behind the 1967 Detroit riots to the big screen.
But the resonance of Bigelow's "Detroit" with the pre...
O.J. Simpson wins parole, soon out of prison
2017-07-20 20:44:07 UTC
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison in October after nine years behind bars, but he is far from free of his financial woes.
The 70-year-old football star, who won his release from a Nevada parole board on Thursday after serving time for a botched robbery, is l...
Trump taught his children: Fight dirty and win, no matter the cost
2017-07-29 01:08:46 UTC
Donald Trump taught his children to fight dirty and win, no matter the cost.
Decades before Donald Trump Jr. started making headlines as a First Son with a controversial record of meeting with Russian nationals, President Donald Trump‘s eldest child was a self-confessed hard-partying fraterni...
Joe Scarborough is leaving the Republican Party: "How much of this country are they willing to sell out?"
2017-07-12 01:44:31 UTC
MSNBC host, and former Republican member of Congress, Joe Scarborough announced he is leaving the GOP during a taping of Tuesday's <i>Late Show With Stephen Colbert.</i>
"I'm not going to be a Republican anymore," Scarborough said. "I've got to become an independent."
The conservative pundi...
US President Trump tried to blackmail the hosts of MSNBC's “Morning Joe”
2017-06-30 20:05:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — Two television hosts assailed by Donald Trump questioned his mental health on Friday and charged that the White House had tried unsuccessfully to get them to apologize to the president for unfavorable coverage in exchange for his getting a negative tabloid story about them killed.
Johnny Depp was chatting about Trump 'assassination'
2017-06-23 08:29:33 UTC
Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival.
"Can you bring Trump here?" he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine.
After receiving jeers from the crowd, he added: "You misunderstand completely. When was the la...
George Clooney's Tequila Company Sold for Up to $1 Billion
2017-06-22 00:12:49 UTC
LONDON — Diageo Plc has agreed to buy George Clooney's high-end tequila brand Casamigos in a deal valuing it at up to $1 billion, as the world's largest spirits maker seeks to boost its presence in a high-growth market.
Diageo said on Wednesday it would pay $700 million initially for the compa...
Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor
2017-06-21 06:02:14 UTC
LOS ANGELES — 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 "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" , "In the Name of the Father" , "Lincoln" and "Gangs of New York."
Day-Lewis, 60, the...
CNN Parts Ways After Reza Aslan Calls Trump A ‘Piece Of Sh*t'
2017-06-10 02:59:53 UTC
Reza Aslan, a religious scholar-turned-CNN-host, sent a tweet calling the U.S. President Donald Trump a “piece of shit” in response to one of Trump’s tweets promoting his travel ban.
Aslan removed the message, but a screen shot is below.
Amal Clooney has given birth to twins: Ella and Alexander
2017-06-06 17:04:40 UTC
George and Amal Clooney Welcome Daughter Ella and Son Alexander.
Amal Clooney gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, on Tuesday, her husband George Clooney's publicist said, the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse.
Amal Clooney and the Oscar-wi...