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.
New Chance: Will Mitt Romney Jump Into the Senate Race?
2018-01-02 22:47:55 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November, opening the door to a potential Senate bid by Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate and one of the party’s harshest critics of President Donald Trump.
“Every good fighter knows when to hang up the gl...
Who Is Zimbabwe’s General Constantino Chiwenga?
2017-12-30 21:28:59 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll.
On Dec. 15 his 10-vehicle convoy, complete with soldiers toting AK-47 assault rifles, roared in...
No Future For Grace Mugabe After Her Husband Dies
2017-12-17 07:07:38 UTC
<blockquote>The Catholic priest who negotiated former president Robert Mugabe’s exit had no kind words for his wife Grace and blamed her for Mugabe’s demise.
Father Fidelis Mukonori told the Jesuit Review that Grace Mugabe’s greed for power was a serious contributor to her husband’s political demise.
He therefore did not believe ...
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...
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 appeal of murdering girlfriend Reeva St...
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...
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 winners.
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...
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 sold more than 100 million records in 80 ...
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 Lewis passed away peacefully today of nat...
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 career in the 1960s.
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 could not dismiss a case "merely becaus...
'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 troupe at the Baltimore Leadership School f...
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 cartoon version of Trump, who was host of...
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 present-day Black Lives Matter movement, fu...
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 likely to remain shackled to a multimilli...
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 fraternity brother at the University of Pennsylv...
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 pundit said the Republican Party "betrayed th...