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Vice Media names Nancy Dubuc CEO, co-founder Smith to be chairman

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 2:43pm
(Reuters) - Vice Media LLC on Tuesday named Nancy Dubuc as chief executive officer, succeeding co-founder Shane Smith, three months after the millennial-focused media firm apologized for allowing a "boy's club" atmosphere to flourish at the company.

Next 'Fantastic Beasts' movie thrills fans with return to Hogwarts

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The second of the "Fantastic Beasts" movie spinoffs from author J.K. Rowling includes scenes set in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, directly connecting the story to the best-selling "Harry Potter" books and films, a first movie trailer on Tuesday showed.

Slovenia claims world's first blockchain monument

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:17pm
KRANJ, Slovenia (Reuters) - The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins crypto-currencies took center stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia, authorities in the country's fourth largest city said.

Mexican actor Garcia Bernal brings call for end to impunity to U.N.

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:02pm
GENEVA (Reuters) - Actor and filmmaker Gael Garcia Bernal called on Tuesday for the United Nations and governments around the world to put pressure on his native Mexico to end impunity for corruption and large-scale killings.

'Tomb Raider' reboot tests Oscar-winner Vikander's star power

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 2:04am
(Reuters) - When video game character Lara Croft first debuted in "Tomb Raider" on the big screen nearly two decades ago, she was a daring, action-superwoman embodying a role reserved for men.

Met Opera fires conductor Levine after 'credible evidence' of misconduct

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:28pm
(Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said on Monday that it had fired its longtime conductor and musical director James Levine after an inquiry found "credible evidence" to support accusations against him of sexual misconduct.

Has Spotify answered its royalty problem?

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:38pm
(Reuters) - In its much-anticipated filing to go public last month, Spotify revealed revenue growth was outpacing costs, suggesting the music streaming service was striking deals with the music industry that defeat the central tension in its business model.

Apple Music hits 38 million paid subscribers

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:07pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc's streaming music service now has 38 million paid subscribers, up from 36 million in February, the company said on Monday.

O.J. Simpson gets tongues wagging, but 'American Idol' wins on TV

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 1:16pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A more than 10 year-old interview in which O.J. Simpson gave a hypothetical account of how he might have murdered his ex-wife fired up social media, but Americans proved more interested in watching the return of "American Idol," television ratings data on Monday showed.

Meghan Markle carries out first royal engagement with UK's Queen Elizabeth

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's American fiancée Meghan Markle on Monday took part in her first official royal engagement with Britain's Queen Elizabeth since the couple announced they were getting married last year.

Madcap British comedian Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:32am
LONDON (Reuters) - British comedian Ken Dodd, well-known to the country's television audiences for his spiky hair, buck teeth and "tickling stick", has died aged 90, his publicist said on Monday.

Box Office: 'Black Panther' tops 'A Wrinkle in Time' in Disney-dominant weekend

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 12:14pm
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Black Panther" remained superheroic in its fourth weekend at the North American box office with $41.1 million at 3,942 locations, easily topping the opening weekend of fantasy-adventure "A Wrinkle in Time" with $33.5 million at 3,980 sites, estimates showed Sunday.

Nun fighting sale of convent to Katy Perry dies in court

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 5:46pm
(Reuters) - An 89-year-old Roman Catholic nun who has battled pop star Katy Perry for years over the sale of a Los Angeles convent collapsed and died during a court appearance, according to media reports and supporters.

Zambia deports racey South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 3:22am
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Saturday deported a controversial female South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is popularly known for performing without underwear, on the grounds that her performance would "undermine national values".

Comedy-thriller 'Thoroughbreds' wows critics

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedy-thriller "Thoroughbreds" may star two relative newcomers and an unknown director but it arrives in U.S. movie theaters on Friday to the kind of reviews enjoyed by veterans.

British firms hope for halcyon days ahead of royal wedding

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 2:31am
STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Reuters) - After nearly 70 years of producing royal merchandise, British luxury gift manufacturer Halcyon Days is hoping the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle will be a happy one for them as well as the bride and groom.

Barack Obama in talks to create shows for Netflix: New York Times

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:34pm
(Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama is in advanced talks with Netflix Inc to produce a series of high-profile shows, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

TV special to show 'charismatic' but 'manic' O.J. Simpson

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:31pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The O.J. Simpson double murder case returns to U.S. television on Sunday with a 2006 interview that producers say will give viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the mind of the former football star.

The force turns out for Mark Hamill's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Flanked by two Storm Troopers, "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday with the enthusiasm and humility that has endeared him to fans four decades after his first turn as Luke Skywalker.

'The Sopranos' to make a comeback - in a big screen prequel

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:37pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A prequel to hit U.S. mafia drama "The Sopranos" is being developed as a movie, possibly reuniting some of television's most beloved characters, New Line Cinema said on Thursday.

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