• US film studio 'The Weinstein Company' filed for bankruptcy
    2018-03-20 07:04:02 UTC

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women. The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy in the Delaware co...
  • '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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. <blockquote><i><h3>Outstanding Dr...
  • 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...
  • Venice Film Festival: Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” won the Golden Lion
    2017-09-10 05:50:40 UTC

    VENICE (Reuters) - Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water”, a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls in love with an aquatic creature, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. The film beat contenders including George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” and Alexander Payn...
  • 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. The 75-year-old...