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Taylor Swift announces 'Reputation' album after court victory

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift announced a new album titled "Reputation" on Wednesday, just over a week after scoring a court victory at a high-profile groping trial in Colorado.

Russian celebrities gather outside Moscow court to demand director's release

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:15am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Some of Russia's most famous actors, celebrities and directors on Wednesday joined crowds outside a Moscow court house to demand the release of prominent film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov.

Morgan Freeman to get Screen Actors lifetime award

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Morgan Freeman, the versatile actor known for playing gods, presidents and pimps, will be honored with the 2017 lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) at its annual ceremony in January.

George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat U.S. hate groups

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a U.S. non-profit that monitors extremists and domestic hate groups, in response to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

Mark Wahlberg named world's highest-paid actor in 2017

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:25am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mark Wahlberg soared to the top of the world's highest paid actors on an annual Forbes magazine list that highlighted a huge disparity between male and female Hollywood stars.

Cosby back in court with new legal team for sex assault trial

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:11am
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby was due back in court on Tuesday to seek a judge's approval to have a lawyer who successfully defended the late singer Michael Jackson against child molestation charges represent the comedian at his sex assault retrial.

Comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease: coroner

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 7:45pm
(Reuters) - Comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease when he passed away at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told Reuters on Monday.

'Logan Lucky' writer mystery: Is she real? Yes, says Adam Driver

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 6:16pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The mystery over the identity of the screenwriter of "Logan Lucky" deepened on Monday when actor Adam Driver said the woman had been on the set of the heist caper movie.

Dudamel calls Venezuela orchestra tour cancellation heartbreaking

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:30pm
(Reuters) - Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, a fierce critic of President Nicolas Maduro, said on Monday that the government-backed Venezuela National Youth Orchestra's tour of the United States has been canceled, calling the move heart-breaking.

Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson lawyer for sexual assault retrial

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:10pm
(Reuters) - The lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges will represent Bill Cosby when he is retried on sex assault charges later this year, the comedian's spokesman said on Monday.

Kesha thanks fans as 'Rainbow' comeback debuts at top of Billboard

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kesha scored top billing on the Billboard 200 chart with her comeback album "Rainbow," her first studio album in five years amid a bitter legal battle over her record contract.

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 1:44pm
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.

Box Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Nabs No. 1, 'Logan Lucky' Misfires

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:27pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Without a superhero movie or new studio sequel in play, this weekend provided an opening for two smaller films to shine. But as the weekend draws to a close, one is beaming brighter than the other.

Comedian Dick Gregory, active in U.S. civil rights movement, dies at age 84

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:25pm
(Reuters) - Comedian Dick Gregory, who took an active role in the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, has died at age 84, his son said on social media on Saturday.

LA judge rejects bid by Polanski's rape victim to have case dismissed

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:49pm
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.

Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending fans into frenzy

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent herself.

British television entertainer Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89: BBC

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:29am
LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran British television presenter and entertainer Bruce Forsyth, who appeared for decades on a string of Saturday night primetime shows, has died at the age of 89, the BBC reported on Friday.

Abba star asks fans to take a chance on new piano album

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:04am
(Reuters) - It might take a few moments for fans of Abba star Benny Andersson's to recognize the songs on his new album "Piano".

Lights, camera, corona: Hollywood embraces the eclipse

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:36am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The sun is getting ready for its closeup. Producers of feature films and TV commercials will set up at key locations to capture what they hope will be unique scenes using the natural spectacle of Monday's total solar eclipse.

Filmmaker Michael Moore says Trump will 'get us all killed'

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:58pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is trading screen time for the stage in a one-man show now on Broadway that is a call to action over the current state of U.S. politics.