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New York opens sexual harassment probe of Weinstein Co: source

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York attorney general has opened an investigation into sexual harassment and possible violations of civil rights laws at the Weinstein Company, the movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, and sent the company a subpoena on Monday, a source familiar with the investigation said.

Celebrity chef Cat Cora sues NYC restaurant she had backed

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The celebrity chef Cat Cora on Monday sued the operator of the four-month-old Fatbird restaurant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, saying it reneged on its agreement to pay her for the right to use her name, likeness and recipes.

Pink's 'Beautiful Trauma' tops Billboard, one of 2017's biggest debuts

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 2:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink soared to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with one of the year's biggest album sales debut, beating out new albums from rapper Gucci Mane and rocker Beck.

David Letterman, celebrated late-night TV host, receives U.S. humor prize

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, was honored on Sunday for his contributions to American culture.

Graffiti set design adds punch to Cuba theater festival

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 8:08pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to Havana’s annual theater festival.

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 8:06pm
(Reuters) - Grammy Award-winning pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, 14 years after a "wardrobe malfunction" overshadowed his last gig at the championship game, the NFL said on Sunday.

Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:49am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2,388 North American locations.

NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:17pm
(Reuters) - Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:51am
PARIS (Reuters) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women.

China box office revenues to bounce back in 2017: regulator

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:46am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue is expected to grow in 2017 at more than three times the pace of last year thanks to the success of blockbusters like "Wolf Warrior 2", the media regulator said on Friday.

China 2017 movie box office revenues expected to be $8.3 billion

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue is expected to reach 55 billion yuan ($8.31 billion) in 2017, the media regulator said on Friday.

Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:12pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Founder of Canadian 'Just for Laughs' comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:54pm
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The founder of Canada's comedy festival 'Just for Laughs', which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment.

With the crazy 'Italics', Asterix returns for 37th adventure

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:01am
PARIS (Reuters) - Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns for his 37th comic adventure on Thursday, this time battling his way across Italy in a chariot race.

Ed Sheeran 'bruised and broken' after accident, tour uncertain

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:06pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Ed Sheeran said he was "a bit bruised and broken" on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour.

U.S. appeals court rejects Cosby accuser's bid to revive defamation suit

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:25pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who said the entertainer raped her in 1974 and then called her a liar after she made her accusations public in a newspaper interview.

'Russia's version of Paris Hilton' announces presidential bid

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:36am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said on Wednesday she planned to run in a presidential election next year, offering liberal voters unhappy with Kremlin rule someone to get behind, but will little prospect she will win.

Harry Potter exhibition blends wizardry with history

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:00am
LONDON (Reuters) - A new exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book's publication is offering 'muggles' with an interest in magic the chance to view rare memorabilia, combined with historic artifacts referenced in the popular series.

Canada's Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dies, PM weeps

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:18am
TORONTO (Reuters) - The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring of tributes and grief across Canada on Wednesday.

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