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Fats Domino, rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 89

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:45am
(Reuters) - Fats Domino, who brought rolling New Orleans boogie-woogie piano to early rock 'n' roll in chart-topping hits such as "Blueberry Hill" and "Ain't That a Shame," has died at the age of 89, officials said on Wednesday.

U.S. rapper Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political ads

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 3:07am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 to U.S. rapper Eminem for using music similar to his 2002 hit "Lose Yourself" in a television commercial to help win a national election.

Thor finds his funny side as apocalypse nears in 'Ragnarok'

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 5:02pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The end of the world is nigh, and Marvel's brawny superhero Thor finds himself hammerless and held hostage on a kitsch futuristic planet light years away from his home, in a sequel that revamps the slightly dim-witted Norse god with irreverent humor.

Robert Guillaume, star of TV's 'Benson,' dies at age 89

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:22pm
, (Reuters) - Two-time Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, who became one of the most prominent black actors on U.S. television playing the cantankerous title character in the hit 1980s series "Benson," died of complications from prostate cancer on Tuesday, his wife said. He was 89.

Sony Pictures taps Hulu CEO to chair TV studio

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:34pm
(Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Mike Hopkins, the CEO of Hulu, as its new chairman of Sony Pictures Television, the company announced Tuesday.

Kid Rock rules out run for U.S. Senate after feeding rumors

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:58am
(Reuters) - Singer Kid Rock ruled out running for a seat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, saying in a radio interview that his earlier hints about seeking office next year were a lark as he readied to release a new album and go on tour.

U.S. Halloween princesses make way for Wonder Woman, pink 'pussyhats'

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:45am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - This Halloween, expect to open the door to more pink pussyhats and fewer princesses.

New York opens sexual harassment probe of Weinstein Co: source

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York attorney general has opened an investigation into sexual harassment and possible violations of civil rights laws at the Weinstein Company, the movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, and sent the company a subpoena on Monday, a source familiar with the investigation said.

Celebrity chef Cat Cora sues NYC restaurant she had backed

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The celebrity chef Cat Cora on Monday sued the operator of the four-month-old Fatbird restaurant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, saying it reneged on its agreement to pay her for the right to use her name, likeness and recipes.

Pink's 'Beautiful Trauma' tops Billboard, one of 2017's biggest debuts

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 2:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink soared to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with one of the year's biggest album sales debut, beating out new albums from rapper Gucci Mane and rocker Beck.

David Letterman, celebrated late-night TV host, receives U.S. humor prize

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, was honored on Sunday for his contributions to American culture.

Graffiti set design adds punch to Cuba theater festival

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 8:08pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to Havana’s annual theater festival.

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 8:06pm
(Reuters) - Grammy Award-winning pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, 14 years after a "wardrobe malfunction" overshadowed his last gig at the championship game, the NFL said on Sunday.

Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:49am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2,388 North American locations.

NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:17pm
(Reuters) - Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:51am
PARIS (Reuters) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women.

China box office revenues to bounce back in 2017: regulator

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:46am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue is expected to grow in 2017 at more than three times the pace of last year thanks to the success of blockbusters like "Wolf Warrior 2", the media regulator said on Friday.

China 2017 movie box office revenues expected to be $8.3 billion

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue is expected to reach 55 billion yuan ($8.31 billion) in 2017, the media regulator said on Friday.

Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:12pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.