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Ralph Lauren pairs passion for fashion, cars at New York Fashion Week

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:09am
BEDFORD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Runway shows at New York Fashion Week have become more elaborate each season and designer Ralph Lauren took it up a notch by combining his love of fashion and vintage cars to showcase his Fall 2017 collection.

Russia vows to thwart extremist action over film about tsar's affair

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:39am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities promised on Wednesday they would thwart any extremist action by religious or nationalist activists angry about the forthcoming release of a new film about a love affair between Russia's last tsar and a young ballerina.

Kremlin pledges police to take on extremists angry over film about tsar's affair

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:20am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that attacks and threats ahead of the release of a new film about a love affair between a young ballerina and Russia's last tsar were unacceptable and that the police would not tolerate any extremist behavior.

YuMi the robot conducts Verdi with Italian orchestra

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:25am
PISA, Italy (Reuters) - YuMi the humanoid robot showed no signs of nerves on Tuesday night as it raised its baton to conduct the Lucca Philarmonic orchestra alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

Australian comedian Rebel Wilson wins record $3.7 million in damages for defamation

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:24am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian comedian Rebel Wilson won A$4.6 million ($3.7 million) in damages on Wednesday after a global magazine publisher was found to have defamed her in a string of articles which led to her losing out on Hollywood movie roles.

Australian comedian Rebel Wilson wins A$4.6 million in damages for defamation

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:42pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian comedian Rebel Wilson on Wednesday on Wednesday won A$4.6 million ($3.69 million) in damages after a global magazine publisher was found to have defamed her in a string of articles which led to her losing out on Hollywood movie roles.

From Beyonce to Clooney, stars unite for hurricane relief telethon

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A cadre of Hollywood celebrities gave passionate speeches, moving performances and hit the phones on Tuesday at a live televised telethon to raise funds for the survivors and victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Plus-size brand Torrid makes its New York Fashion Week debut

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:23pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Plus-size retailer Torrid made its New York Fashion Week debut on Tuesday featuring 40 full-figured models.

Lure of Dick Cheney role led Christian Bale to his latest metamorphosis

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:41pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Actor Christian Bale was in Toronto to promote his latest film "Hostiles" at the film festival, but it was his heavier frame and bleached eyebrows in preparation for his role as former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney that grabbed the spotlight.

Disney delays 'Star Wars: Episode IX' after J.J. Abrams takes over

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co delayed the release of the ninth installment of the "Star Wars" saga to Dec. 20, 2019 after announcing on Tuesday the return of filmmaker J.J. Abrams to the franchise to write and direct the movie.

'Darkest Hour' offers a timely study into Churchill's leadership

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:58pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - "Darkest Hour," a new film about Winston Churchill's early days as Britain's Prime Minister during World War Two, looks at the importance of leadership and prescience in turbulent times, said British actor Gary Oldman, who plays Churchill.

Badgley Mischka's fashions take audience on vacation in runway show

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Badgley Mischka, the American fashion house known for its evening dresses, took its audience on a sun-drenched Italian island vacation during its Spring 2018 runway show.

Arrest of prominent Russian director hampers premiere of 'Nureyev' ballet

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:56pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The arrest of prominent Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov has complicated plans to stage the premiere of a ballet about the late Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev at the Bolshoi Theater, its director general said on Tuesday.

UK art dealer jailed for stealing works by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:04am
LONDON (Reuters) - A British art dealer who abused his position by stealing clients' artworks, including many paintings by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, was jailed on Tuesday, the state prosecution service said.

Russia cinema chain won't show film about tsar's affair after threats

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:48am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's largest cinema chain said on Tuesday it would not show a film depicting an affair between a ballerina and the last Russian tsar, after receiving repeated threats from religious activists and nationalists who deem it blasphemous.

J.J. Abrams to write and direct 2019's 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:41am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker J.J. Abrams will write and direct the ninth installment of the ongoing "Star Wars" saga, Walt Disney Co said Tuesday, a week after the film lost its writer-director due to creative differences with the studio.

Facebook pays millions for reality show on NFL's Marshawn Lynch

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:45am
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is paying Time Warner Inc's Bleacher Report millions of dollars for a reality show on NFL player Marshawn Lynch, the sports site told Reuters - a sign that the social media firm is willing to pay top dollar to lure viewers and ads to its Watch video service.

Friends become foes as Gulf rift bursts into pop culture

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 8:06am
DUBAI (Reuters) - The latest hit Saudi song has the swaying rhythms and sparse vocals typical of the Gulf Arab pop music, but its message is an unusually forceful attack on former ally Qatar - and the gloves are off.

Trump's White House: a gift or a curse for TV comics?

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:12am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If you thought the election of Donald Trump has been a gift for comedians, think again.

British theater director Peter Hall dies aged 86

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:38am
LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British theater director Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died at the age of 86, the National Theater said on Tuesday.