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Music streaming company Spotify has 60 million paying subscribers

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:04pm
(Reuters) - Spotify now has 60 million paying subscribers, adding 10 million subscribers in less than five months, a spokeswoman for the music streaming company said on Monday.

Angelina Jolie 'upset' over backlash to Cambodia film casting process

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 2:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie responded to growing backlash over the casting process for her latest film, saying she was "upset" that an improvised scene during auditions had been misconstrued as taking real money away from impoverished children.

HBO urges critics of slavery drama to hold fire after Twitter outcry

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 2:03pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cable channel HBO urged critics of its planned slavery-themed drama "Confederate" to reserve judgment until the show develops further, in response to an intense social media campaign demanding that the project be axed.

'Smiley face' rakes in big bucks for creator

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:36pm
LONDON (Reuters) - It's the multi-million dollar smile known and used the world over.

Actor and playwright Sam Shepard dies from ALS complications

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard has died from complications related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a representative for his family said on Monday.

French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 7:19am
PARIS (Reuters) - Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89.

'Dunkirk' beats out 'Emoji Movie,' 'Atomic Blonde' to repeat no. 1

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 1:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - An unlikely battle emerged at the box office this weekend between "The Emoji Movie" and "Dunkirk." As of Saturday morning the animated feature and war epic seemed to be in a dead heat. But by Sunday morning, most of the dust had settled, and it appears "Dunkirk" will once again be the weekend's first place film.