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In #MeToo era, Cosby team's attacks on victims may have backfired

3 hours 50 min ago
(Reuters) - Time and again during Bill Cosby's second trial, the comedian's lawyers launched blistering attacks on the six women who told a Pennsylvania jury that he had sexually abused them, questioning their motives and assailing their characters in stark terms.

Bill Cosby, once beloved 'America's Dad,' convicted of sexual assault

7 hours 40 min ago
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'Saturday Night Live' stars to host television's Emmy Awards

10 hours 23 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Saturday Night Live" performers Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the Emmy Awards in September while Lorne Michaels, the creator of the satirical sketch show, will produce the ceremony honoring the best in television, broadcaster NBC announced on Thursday.

Comedian Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault in retrial

10 hours 26 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era.

Swedish DJ Avicii 'could not go on any longer,' family says

12 hours 47 min ago
(Reuters) - The family of Swedish DJ Avicii, who was found dead last week in Oman at the age of 28, said on Thursday that he struggled with life and "could not go on any longer."

'Star Wars Resistance' is Disney's latest small-screen spinoff

13 hours 38 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An animated "Star Wars" children's television series that draws visual inspiration from Japanese anime will debut later this year on the Disney Channel, Walt Disney Co and its "Star Wars" subsidiary Lucasfilm said on Thursday.

Bill Cosby jury hunkers down for second day in sexual assault trial

16 hours 23 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial begins a second day of deliberations on Thursday, charged with deciding whether the comedian once known as "America's Dad" drugged and molested a younger woman at his Pennsylvania home more than a decade ago.

Han Solo's hero blaster 'Jedi' movie gun up for auction

16 hours 43 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of the most iconic movie weapons in "Star Wars" history - Han Solo's hero blaster - is going up for auction in June and could fetch up to $500,000, Julien's Auctions said on Thursday.

Jewelers polish up Palme d'Or before Cannes festival

16 hours 52 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - In a Swiss workshop, eight skilled craftspeople labor to transform a very big block of crystal and some ethically sourced gold into the world's most sought-after cinematic award.

Meghan Markle marries in last 'Suits' appearance before royal wedding

17 hours 6 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle made her final TV appearance as an actress on Wednesday night, marrying long-time love interest Mike Ross in the U.S. legal drama "Suits."

Jurors deliberate Bill Cosby's fate for second day

18 hours 38 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania jury of seven men and five women will resume deliberations for a second day on Thursday to decide whether to convict comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Factbox: Commoners who have married into royal families

19 hours 53 sec ago
LONDON (Reuters) - In just over three weeks, U.S. actress Meghan Markle will join a select group of "commoners" to marry into a royal family when she weds Britain's Prince Harry at Windsor Castle.

Britain's Prince Harry asks elder brother William to be his best man at wedding

19 hours 3 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry has asked his elder brother Prince William to be his best man at his wedding to U.S. actress Meghan Markle next month, his office said in a statement on Thursday.

Cosby jurors ask to hear repeat of star defense witness testimony

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 9:40pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Jurors deliberating the fate of comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday asked to hear once again the testimony of the star defense witness and Cosby's interview with the police who investigated the 2004 incident that led to his sexual assault trial.

New York Times' Weinstein investigation to be developed as film

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 9:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A behind-the-scenes dramatization on how the New York Times broke the story that accused powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of a pattern of sexual misconduct will be developed as a feature film, one of its backers said on Wednesday.

Russell Simmons and accuser agree to dismiss rape lawsuit

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 5:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop producer Russell Simmons and an aspiring documentary filmmaker have agreed to dismiss her civil lawsuit claiming that Simmons raped her at his Los Angeles home in 2016, court documents filed on Wednesday showed.

Fleetwood Mac says Lindsey Buckingham split over tour dispute

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The members of Fleetwood Mac on Wednesday said they parted ways with longtime guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, one of the rock group's most influential members, due to conflicts over their upcoming North American tour.

Yeezy to Disney: Kanye West shatters year-long Twitter silence

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 2:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kanye West said on Wednesday that he had fired his manager and suggested he may run for U.S. president in a frenetic Twitter spree in which he promised four new albums and compared himself to Henry Ford and Walt Disney.

In #MeToo's shadow, Cosby awaits verdict in sexual assault trial

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 1:07pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The case against Bill Cosby, the man once known as "America's Dad," is now in the hands of a jury charged with deciding whether the comedian is guilty of drugging and molesting a onetime friend at his Pennsylvania home more than a decade ago.

Motor racing: U.S. Grand Prix signs up Bruno Mars and Britney Spears

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:33am
(Reuters) - U.S. Grand Prix organizers have enlisted Bruno Mars and Britney Spears to boost the crowds with concerts before and after this year's Formula One race in Austin, Texas.



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