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Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist dies after lung cancer battle

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:38pm
(Reuters) - Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, best known for a leading role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Swedish film series, died in Sweden on Tuesday after a year-long battle with lung cancer, his representative said. He was 56.

Mariah Carey's cameo for 'The House' proved no laughing matter

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler take up gambling to pay for their daughter's college education in new comedy "The House," but one person the movie decided not to take a risk on was singer Mariah Carey.

Cosby to face civil trial for sex abuse in July 2018: judge

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby will face a civil trial in July 2018 for sexual assault over an alleged incident at the Playboy Mansion more than four decades ago, a California judge ruled on Tuesday.

Miranda Kerr returns jewelry gifted in alleged Malaysian scheme

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:13am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Australian model and actress Miranda Kerr has handed over millions of dollars worth of jewelry that U.S. authorities say was given to her as part of a Malaysian money laundering scheme, her spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Pandora Media's CEO Tim Westergren to step down

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:41am
(Reuters) - Music streaming service Pandora Media Inc's co-founder Tim Westergren stepped down as chief executive and board member as part of a management shuffle.

'Melodrama' scores Lorde her first chart-topping Billboard album

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - New Zealand pop singer Lorde landed her first U.S. chart-topping album on Monday as her latest record debuted at the top of the weekly Billboard 200 chart.

At platform 9-3/4, Harry Potter fans mark 20 years of magic

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:24pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty years to the day after the first book in the Harry Potter series was published, fans gathered online and in the real world to express their enduring love for J.K. Rowling's magical creation.

British model Moss immortalized as mannequin-style sculpture

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:07pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British supermodel Kate Moss has been stripped down and immortalized as a naked, armless mannequin in an advant-garde sculpture titled 'MILF', which has gone on display in London.

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:04am
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programing by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Barry Gibb brings Bee Gee's disco fever to Glasto's legends slot

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:26pm
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Barry Gibb brought some Sunday afternoon fever to the legends slot at Glastonbury Festival when he entertained a huge crowd with Bee Gees hits "Stayin' Alive", "How Deep is Your Love", "Night Fever" and "Tragedy".

Box Office: 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Opens to Franchise Low $69.1 Million

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:01am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It seems the "Transformers" franchise is rusty.

Labour's Corbyn puts politics center stage at Glastonbury Festival

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 4:23am
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.

Radiohead take aim at 'strong and stable' May at Glastonbury

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:38pm
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain's Radiohead returned to Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on Friday, 20 years after a legendary performance at the festival, with a set that mocked Prime Minister Theresa May's election campaign and pulled songs from nearly all of their albums.

Actor Johnny Depp apologizes for 'poor taste' Trump assassination joke

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:14pm
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Johnny Depp on Friday apologized for joking about assassinating U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his remarks were in "poor taste."

Ron Howard enters 'Star Wars' after Han Solo movie directors depart

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is stepping into a galaxy far, far away for the upcoming "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off movie, Lucasfilm announced on Thursday, after the film's production was thrown into upheaval by the surprise departure of its directors.

Appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:31pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a decision to overturn the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin man serving a life sentence whose case was chronicled in the popular Netflix television documentary "Making a Murderer."

Cosby plans sex assault talks, accusers' lawyer cries foul

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:46pm
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of free public seminars about sexual assault this summer, his spokesman said days after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the entertainer's sexual assault trial.

Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:37am
LONDON (Reuters) - Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan.

Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:28am
LONDON (Reuters) - Big Hollywood names hit the red carpet in London on Wednesday for the European premiere of British director Edgar Wright's new heist movie "Baby Driver".

A minute with: Rachel Weisz recounts riding accident

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:21am
LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Rachel Weisz spoke with Reuters this week, discussing the politics of her new film, and recounting a dangerous, on-set incident involving a horse.