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'Saturday Night Live' delivered laughs, now it's looking for Emmys

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:22am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Saturday Night Live" found laughter and lampoonery in America's fraught political and social scene and on Sunday the satirical sketch show looks set to reap the benefits at the Emmy awards, the highest honors in television.

'The Simpsons' actress finds her own voice 'In Search for Fellini'

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 3:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For most fans of "The Simpsons," the name Nancy Cartwright may ring a bell as the voice of 10-year-old troublemaker Bart Simpson over 28 seasons of the Fox animated show.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' producer settles U.S. suit linked to Malaysian fund

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:29pm
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The movie company that made "The Wolf of Wall Street", and was co-founded by the Malaysian prime minister's step son, has settled a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. government to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.

Dr. Seuss company loses fight to block 'parody' of 'Grinch'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York playwright has convinced a federal judge that his new play is a parody of Dr. Seuss' classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" and that in this legal fight, he was in the right.

Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:16pm
(Reuters) - Harry Dean Stanton, whose scruffy looks and off-beat demeanor made him a favorite of directors seeking a character actor to add eccentricity or melancholy to the screen, died on Friday from natural causes, his agent said. He was 91.

Jamie Lee Curtis reprises famous horror role in 2018's 'Halloween'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 5:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as the resilient protagonist in 2018's "Halloween," Universal Pictures said on Friday, 40 years after she made her movie debut in the original horror movie of the same name and became Hollywood's "scream queen."

Rosie O'Donnell 'saddened' by news of ex-wife's death

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell said she was saddened on Friday by the news that her ex-wife had died of an apparent suicide.

Better call Netflix? Streaming platforms poaching top TV talent

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 1:46pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sunday's Primetime Emmy winners will take home shiny trophies and bask in congratulations, but their biggest payoff could come in a call from Netflix Inc or Amazon.com Inc .

Bill Cosby's retrial for sexual assault set for April

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:37am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will begin on April 2 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a judge ruled on Friday.

Israel's Hollywood envoys hope TV hits will help national image

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:08am
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A decade after its television industry inspired the American hits "Homeland" and "In Treatment", Israel is stepping up its entertainment exports, with a diplomat and a talent agent acting as its envoys to Hollywood.

Selena Gomez gets kidney transplant to treat lupus

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Selena Gomez said on Thursday that she has had a kidney transplant to treat the lupus that has derailed her life for more than three years

Darren Aronofsky on 'mother!' : 'We want to shake audiences'

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Darren Aronofsky does not just want audiences to watch his new film "mother!" He wants to shake them up and leave them thinking about his genre-defying, surreal apocalyptic thriller.

Carrie Fisher's annotated 'Empire Strikes Back' script up for auction

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:17pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher's hand-annotated script for her "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" movie is expected to fetch up to $50,000 at an auction next month of her personal property.

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:13am
LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star Selena Gomez revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer, in a post on her official Instagram account that showed her in a hospital beside her friend, who donated the organ.

Queens, nerds, and feel-good families vie for Emmy crown

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 8:23am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A British queen, a group of nerdy kids, a defiant handmaiden and a heart-tugging trio of siblings vie for the top prize on Sunday when the Primetime Emmy Awards will crown the best in a booming era of television.

Singer Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 8:19am
LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star Selena Gomez revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer, in a post on her official Instagram account that showed her in a hospital beside her friend, who donated the organ.

Dressmaker Marchesa evokes Japanese gardens for spring, summer

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - American label Marchesa transported New York Fashion Week to a Japanese garden on Wednesday with tulle and silk satin gowns graced with golden leaves, rose swirls and 3D petals.

Flip-flop glamor at Michael Kors Spring 2018

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For fashion designer Michael Kors, life is a beach even in New York City.

London police arrest woman after incident at Prince George's school

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:38pm
LONDON (Reuters) - A woman has been arrested in London on suspicion of attempted burglary at a primary school attended by Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth, police said on Wednesday.

Telethon raises $44 million for Hurricane Harvey, Irma relief

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:28am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A celebrity-packed telethon for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma raised some $44 million, organizers said on Wednesday, after more than 130 stars including George Clooney, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey and Justin Bieber joined forces to sing, man the phones or appeal for donations.