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Exclusive: Cineworld in talks with Regal Entertainment about merger - sources

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:22pm
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Cineworld Group Plc, a British operator of movie theaters, is in talks with U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group about a potential merger, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Spielberg's 'The Post' aimed at people 'starving for the truth'

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Post" may be set in 1971 but its theme about press freedom is all about today.

German broadcasters won't air ex-Pink Floyd frontman's concerts over anti-Semitism accusations

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:01pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air concerts next year by British ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, citing what they call "accusations of anti-Semitism against him".

Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar lead male-dominated Grammy nominations

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:45am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z's soul-baring album on love, life and social fractures led the Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday with eight nods in a list that saw women sidelined in some major categories and Katy Perry excluded completely.

AC/DC rock legend Malcolm Young remembered at private funeral

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:10am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rock legend and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young was remembered at a private funeral in Sydney on Tuesday attended by family, friends and fellow musicians.

British actress sues Harvey Weinstein in New York alleging sex trafficking

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 8:17pm
(Reuters) - An aspiring British actress sued Harvey Weinstein in New York federal court on Monday accusing the movie producer of sex trafficking by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' reigns atop Billboard 200 chart

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift ruled at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday as her latest release "Reputation" easily beat off new entries from country music stars Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks.

Talk show host Seth Meyers to host 2018 Golden Globes

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Late night talk show host Seth Meyers will host the 2018 Golden Globe movie and television awards ceremony in January, organizers said on Monday.

Box Office: 'Coco' Beats 'Justice League' Over Holiday Weekend

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 1:25pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's "Coco" handily won the Thanksgiving holiday box office over the second weekend of Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment's "Justice League," with $71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period.

Hugh Jackman on 'Logan': 'It's time to leave the party'

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:30pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "I know Aussies are not known for leaving the party at the right time but (after) 17 years, it's time to leave the party," Hugh Jackman quipped as he discussed his last time playing X-Men superhero Wolverine in this year's gritty action hit "Logan."

CBS, Dish agree carriage terms; blackout ends

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:59pm
(Reuters) - CBS Corp and Dish Network Corp resolved a dispute over the fees the satellite TV provider pays to the broadcaster, ending a three-day blackout that affected customers across 26 states.

First love, gay love, take center stage in 'Call Me By Your Name'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Call Me By Your Name" became a landmark for gay romantic fiction when it was first published in 2007, but the makers of a new movie version say it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good love story.

Gay romance 'Call Me By Your Name' leads indie Spirit nominations

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Call Me By Your Name," a coming-of-age drama of two young men falling in love, led the Independent Spirit Awards nominations on Tuesday.

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter denies 2002 rape allegation

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:48am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter on Wednesday denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago, saying he was "shocked and saddened" by the accusation.

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:23am
(Reuters) - David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the "The Partridge Family" television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.

'Forbidden Planet' robot sets price record for movie prop sold at auction

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:36pm
(Reuters) - "Robby the Robot," the seven-foot tall creature featured in the 1956 science fiction film "Forbidden Planet," sold at auction for $5.375 million, a record for a movie prop, a New York auction house said on Tuesday.

U.S. TV networks fire Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:32pm
(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.

Family, legacy celebrated in animated Mexican tale 'Coco'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:40pm
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps" including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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