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Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial goes to the jury

2 hours 49 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania jury of seven men and five women was due to begin deliberations on Wednesday to decide whether to convict comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault, attempting to reach a verdict where a previous jury was hopelessly deadlocked.

Cosby prosecutors say his 'time to escape justice is over'

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:57pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Evidence of being a serial rapist finally caught up with Bill Cosby after decades of assaulting women and hiding behind his kindly television persona, prosecutors told a Pennsylvania jury on Tuesday in closing arguments of his sexual assault trial.

'Smallville' actress accused of sex trafficking out on $5 million bail

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:19pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Allison Mack was released from jail on $5 million bail bond on Tuesday to await trial on charges of recruiting women to serve as sex slaves in what prosecutors called a secret society run by self-help guru Keith Raniere.

Cosby lawyers attack accusers' credibility, drawing prosecutor rebuke

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:04pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby on Tuesday attacked the credibility of women who testified against him at his sexual assault trial, drawing a stern rebuke from prosecutors who said such shaming of victims was the reason women do not report sex crimes.

Stockholm church bells play 'Wake me up' in Avicii tribute

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:51pm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Church bells played one of Avicii's biggest hits in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Tuesday, paying tribute to the DJ and record producer who was found dead last week.

Cosby lawyers slam accuser as 'pathological liar' at trial

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:08pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby attacked the credibility of women who testified against him at his sexual assault trial, singling out accuser Andrea Constand during closing arguments on Tuesday as a "pathological liar."

'Handmaid's Tale' returns to television, darker and more chilling

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 7:03am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Handmaid's Tale" returns to television this week with its chilling portrait of a near future where women are turned into second-class citizens seeming even darker and more prescient than ever.

Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital, Walgreens pharmacy chain over singer's death

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:50am
(Reuters) - Heirs of Prince have sued an Illinois hospital and pharmacy chain Walgreens, saying they could have prevented the singer's 2016 death if they had properly diagnosed and treated his overdose days earlier, a court document showed on Monday.

Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital, Walgreen pharmacy chain over singer's death: report

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:05pm
(Reuters) - Heirs of Prince have sued an Illinois hospital and pharmacy chain Walgreens claiming they could have prevented the singer's 2016 death if they had properly diagnosed and properly treated his overdose days earlier, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported on Monday.

Family of late Swedish DJ Avicii says grateful for tributes

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:16pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of Swedish electronic music DJ and producer Avicii on Monday said they were grateful for the numerous public tributes paid to the "Wake Me Up" hitmaker but offered no details on his unexpected death.

NBA's Stephen Curry lands TV, film deal with Sony Pictures

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBA star Stephen Curry has signed a multi-year film and television deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio said on Monday, as the Golden State Warriors player makes a play to be the latest athlete to break into entertainment.

No testimony from Cosby as defense rests in Pennsylvania sexual assault trial

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 2:56pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's lawyers rested their case on Monday in his retrial on sexual assault charges, with the comedian declining to testify in his own defense against a one-time friend's accusations that he drugged and raped her in 2004.

UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend memorial service for murdered black teenager

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:38pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle attended a memorial service on Monday to mark 25 years since the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.

Big secrets, bumper box-office for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:31pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Avengers: Infinity War" boasts more than 20 superheroes and expects to storm the box office, but even its A-list cast don't know quite what to expect when the film gets its world premiere on Monday night

Cosby judge bars defense from introducing 2005 deposition

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 9:42am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's second trial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a onetime friend entered a third week on Monday with the judge rejecting a motion to introduce a 2005 deposition that the comedian's defense believed could have helped his case.

Jury in Cosby sexual assault retrial to hear final arguments

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:03am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Prosecutors and comedian Bill Cosby's defense team were each set to deliver closing arguments in his sexual assault retrial on Monday, taking a final shot at convincing a jury he is innocent or guilty of charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a former friend.

Box Office: 'A Quiet Place' back on top, 'Super Troopers 2' Smokes Projections

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:08pm
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "A Quiet Place" had another noisy weekend at the domestic box office, reclaiming the No. 1 slot in its third frame.

Austin Powers movies' Mini-Me, Verne Troyer, dies

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:45pm
(Reuters) - The diminutive actor who starred in the Austin Powers movies' as "Mini Me", Verne Troyer, died Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 49.

'Avatar' director Cameron says he still hopes to film four sequels

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 9:14pm
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - "Avatar" director James Cameron said he still aims to make four sequels to the 2009 science-fiction blockbuster and is moving ahead with production while regulators review the proposed sale of 21st Century Fox's film studio to Walt Disney Co.

Natalie Portman says to skip Israeli ceremony due to Netanyahu speech

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:05am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be seen as supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was scheduled to speak at the event.