Entertainment

  • US film studio 'The Weinstein Company' to file for bankruptcy
    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 ho...

  • George & Amal Clooney to join student march for gun control
    George_and_amal_clooney_to_join_students_marching_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 t...

  • Times Up Movement: Grammy Stars Wear White Roses for Equality
    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 ...

  • Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies Suddenly at 46
    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, sh...

  • Robert De Niro on Trump: This F-cking Idiot Is the President
    Robert_de_niro_on_trump-_this_fucking_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 ...

  • James Franco’s Times talk canceled after misconduct claims
    James_franco%e2%80%99s_n.y._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 Fr...

  • Oprah Winfrey makes history as first black female recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award
    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...

  • Golden Globes Winners 2018: The Complete List
    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 a...

  • Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
    Maria_magdalene_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 entert...

  • Walt Disney Buys Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox
    Walt_disney_buys_rupert_murdoch%e2%80%99s_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 Net...

  • South African's Zodwa Wabantu not feeling secure in Zimbabwe
    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
    South_africa%e2%80%99s_supreme_court_increased_oscar_pistorius%e2%80%99_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...

  • Agatha Christie, ‘Queen of Crime,’ is Returning to the Big Screen
    Agatha_christie__%e2%80%98queen_of_crime_%e2%80%99_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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Emmys_2017-_full_list_of_winners_from_the_69th_annual_awards 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...

  • Venice Film Festival: Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” won the Golden Lion
    Venice_film_festival-_del_toro%e2%80%99s_%e2%80%9cthe_shape_of_water%e2%80%9d_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 C...

  • French-Armenian Singer Charles Aznavour Gets Hollywood Star
    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
    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
    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
    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
    'step'_-_the_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
    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...