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'Right Stuff,' 'Bonfire' author Tom Wolfe dead at 87, agent says

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:44am
(Reuters) - Tom Wolfe, an early practitioner of "new journalism" who captured the mood and culture of America across five decades with books including "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," "The Right Stuff" and "The Bonfire of the Vanities," has died at the age of 87, his agent said.

Dutch museums publish two hidden pages from Anne Frank's diary

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:10am
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch museums on Tuesday published two pages of Anne Frank's diary that had previously been hidden behind a layer of sticky brown paper.

British royal wedding thrown into confusion by bride's father

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:33am
LONDON (Reuters) - This weekend's carefully planned wedding of Britain's Prince Harry to his fiancee Meghan Markle was mired in confusion on Tuesday after the father of the American actress told a celebrity news website he was no longer coming.

Two-thirds of Brits not interested in royal wedding: poll

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:42pm
LONDON (Reuters) - A global audience will be watching when Prince Harry weds his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle on Saturday, but most Britons don't care much, a YouGov poll said on Monday.

'Superman' actress Margot Kidder dies in her sleep at 69

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in the "Superman" films in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 69, triggering affectionate tributes from Hollywood.

UK prince's office asks for understanding over report Markle's father won't attend wedding

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:53pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle asked for "understanding" for the father of the American actress after the U.S. celebrity news site TMZ reported on Monday he would not attend the couple's glittering wedding in Britain this weekend.

Prince Harry asks for respect for fiancee's father after wedding report

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:23pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle asked for understanding and respect for the actress' father following a report he would not attend the couple's wedding on Saturday, his office said on Monday.

UK palace says no comment on report Markle's father won't attend wedding

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 2:08pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's office declined to comment on Monday on a report by U.S. celebrity news site TMZ that the father of his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle would not attend the couple's glittering wedding in Britain on Saturday.

'Superman' actress Margot Kidder dies at age 69

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in the "Superman" films in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 69, a funeral home in Montana said on Monday.

Wenders film shows 'emotional giant' Pope Francis

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:56am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Viewers hoping Wim Wenders' documentary about Pope Francis will be a critical portrait of the head of the Catholic Church will be disappointed. The German director makes no excuses for the fact this is a work of love for a man he respects.

Forty years after 'Grease', Travolta's back in Cannes

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:16am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Fans of high school musical "Grease" are in for a treat if they can make it to the French Riviera this week.

Salma Hayek calls for male stars to get pay cut

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:31am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek, a vocal campaigner against sexual harassment in the movie industry, said on Sunday male stars should get less pay as way to even things up with chronically underpaid women.

Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Stays Strong With $61 Million Third Weekend

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Avengers: Infinity War" has maintained its staying power at the domestic box office.

Banned director's Cannes film gives Iranian take on women in film

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 2:10pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Despite being banned from making movies, Jafar Panahi delivered one at Cannes which tackles the hot topic of the moment: the problems women actors face in a male-dominated world.

Cannes Film Festival faces new era after #MeToo "tectonic shift"

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 9:01am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - The Cannes Film Festival is taking place for the first time since sexual harassment allegations shocked the global movie industry and led to the creation of the "Me Too" movement to demand greater respect for and representation of women.

Feminist war movie captures zeitgeist at Cannes

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 8:32am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - "When they hear our female voices, they tremble with fear," says the heroine of "Girls of the Sun", a feminist war movie that captured the zeitgeist at a Cannes Film Festival dominated by the issue of women's rights.

Israel's Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:52pm
LISBON (Reuters) - Israel's Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on Saturday, bringing Israel its fourth victory in the glitzy pageant, watched by over 200 million people around the world, and the right to host the event next year.

Israel wins Eurovision Song Contest for fourth time

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 6:39pm
LISBON (Reuters) - Israel's Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on Saturday, bringing Israel its fourth victory in the glitzy pageant, watched by over 200 million people around the world, and the right to host the event next year.

Women take over the red carpet at Cannes

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:34pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek and Marion Cotillard were among 82 women who made a symbolic walk up the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, in a demonstration of solidarity for women struggling for a voice in the movie industry.

Godard injects anarchic spirit at Cannes with small screen cameo

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:51am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Jean-Luc Godard showed he is still the great disrupter on Saturday by turning a Cannes Film Festival news conference into what one critic called "a weird cinematic event".

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