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Shrunken Matt Damon opens 74th Venice film festival

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:43am
VENICE (Reuters) - Alexander Payne's "Downsizing", a satire about shrinking humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population and global warming, opened the Venice film festival on Wednesday.

Stars, virtual reality and migrants to dominate Venice film fest

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:06pm
VENICE (Reuters) - A refugee documentary by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, a horror film starring Jennifer Lawrence and George Clooney's latest directorial effort are all tipped as must-sees at the Venice film fest set to open on the Lido island on Wednesday.

Kardashians pledge $500,000 as celebs rally for Harvey storm relief

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kim Kardashian and her family on Tuesday donated a collective $500,000 to storm Harvey relief efforts, joining celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, NFL player J.J. Watt and comedian Kevin Hart who have pledged funds to help the tens of thousands affected by the devastation in Texas.

Stars, virtual reality and migrants to dominate Venice film fest

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:09pm
VENICE (Reuters) - A refugee documentary by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, a horror film starring Jennifer Lawrence and George Clooney's latest directorial effort are all tipped as must-sees at the Venice film fest set to open on the Lido island on Wednesday.

Taylor Swift's new music video makes biggest YouTube debut ever

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:14am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift's vengeful new music video "Look What You Made Me Do," is smashing records on YouTube, garnering more than 43 million views in its first 24 hours of release.

Taylor Swift's new music video makes biggest YouTube debut ever

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:14am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift's vengeful new music video "Look What You Made Me Do," is smashing records on YouTube, garnering more than 43 million views in its first 24 hours of release.

Zombies, romance and revenge drive record 'Game of Thrones' ratings

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A zombie dragon, an illicit romance and satisfying revenge helped drive the season finale of "Game of Thrones" to a viewership high, HBO said Monday, as the seventh season drew record ratings.

U.S. judge blocks new movie about Lynyrd Skynyrd

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:04pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd won a permanent injunction blocking the production and distribution of a movie depicting the 1977 plane crash that killed the rock band's lead singer, Ronnie Van Zant.

U.S. indie band Brand New tops Billboard 200

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:56am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Indie rock band Brand New took the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart with "Science Fiction," according to data on Monday from Nielsen SoundScan.

Box Office disaster: Lackluster releases, Mayweather-McGregor, Hurricane Harvey create slowest weekend in over 15 years

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 12:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There's no getting around it: this weekend's domestic box office is a catastrophe.

Katy Perry, Taylor Swift set to steal show at Video Music Awards

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 7:03am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kendrick Lamar should be the big winner at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), but long-time rivals Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are expected to steal the limelight at a show that thrives on controversy and surprises.

Hurricane Harvey forces Coldplay to postpone Houston show

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 1:46pm
(Reuters) - British rock band Coldplay was forced to postpone a concert in Houston scheduled for Friday night as the most powerful hurricane in a dozen years bore down on Texas, the band said on Friday.

Taylor Swift takes aim at haters with 'Look What You Made Me Do'

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:56am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After a year in which she went through a high-profile breakup, a short-lived fling, celebrity feuds and a court battle, Taylor Swift is coming for her haters with a mad, bad, edgy new single.

'Caitlin' gives voice to Dylan Thomas' widow in violent UK dance drama

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:51am
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - "Hello. I'm Caitlin, and I'm an alcoholic."

Leonard Bernstein project celebrates musician with call for memories

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:18am
(Reuters) - For some, Leonard Bernstein was the person who opened up the world of classical music for the first time. Others played in his orchestras. One man remembers hearing of Bernstein's death as a 9-year-old.

French singer Charles Aznavour gets Hollywood star at age 93

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:25pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - French singer Charles Aznavour finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, capping a more than 70-year career as one of his country's most popular entertainers.

Spotify reaches licensing deal with Warner Music

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:13pm
(Reuters) - Spotify said on Thursday it has renewed its global licensing partnership with a third major label, Warner Music Inc, the last big music royalty deal it needs before pushing ahead with a U.S. stock market listing.

Hollywood studios win ruling over VidAngel family-friendly filters

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 1:09pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court has sided with Hollywood studios by refusing to let VidAngel stream family-friendly versions of their movies that filter out profane language, sex and nudity, violence, and alcohol and drug use.

Disney taps augmented reality for 'Star Wars' toy event

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:12am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co will send "Star Wars" characters into the realm of augmented reality next week to draw fans into stores as they release new merchandise tied to upcoming movie the "The Last Jedi," the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Amazon's 'The Tick' pokes fun at world of comic book superheroes

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel and DC Comics superheroes may be battling for box office domination, but on the small screen, a little known blue superhero is offering up a satirical take on larger-than-life crusaders for justice.

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