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Holy Cow! Angels, crosses and papal gear fill Met Gala red carpet

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:25pm
(Reuters) - Gold crosses, halo-inspired headdresses and angel wings filled the red carpet at New York's Met Gala on Monday, as some of the world's biggest celebrities embraced the religious theme of the so-called Oscars of the East Coast.

Kennedy Center rescinds top prizes bestowed on Bill Cosby

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:43pm
(Reuters) - The Kennedy Center trustees have voted to rescind Bill Cosby's Kennedy Center Honors and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, two of the nation's top artistic prizes, following his sex assault conviction, the organization said on Monday.

Transgender show 'Transparent' to end after one more season

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Transgender show "Transparent," the television series that put Amazon Studios original programming on the map, will end after its upcoming fifth season, its creator, Jill Soloway, said in an interview published on Monday.

Zombies invade Cannes (don't worry - it's just a movie)

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:36am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Zombies invaded a beach on the French Riviera on Monday.

Paris court keeps filmmaker Gilliam in suspense over Quixote movie

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:54am
PARIS (Reuters) - British filmmaker Terry Gilliam will have to wait until Wednesday to learn if the Don Quixote movie he has spent two decades struggling to make will be allowed to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens this week.

In a film festival far, far away, Cannes puts art over commerce

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:50am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Cannes opened its doors on Monday for a festival that will show the new "Star Wars" spinoff but welcome fewer stellar names than usual.

Cuban artists stage alternative festival after government delay

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 4:24pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - A group of Cuban artists launched an alternative arts festival this weekend in Havana in response to the Communist government saying it was postponing the official biennial by a year to prioritize funding on rebuilding after Hurricane Irma.

Saudi sovereign fund plans entertainment centers across kingdom

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 1:57pm
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund will set up a network of entertainment centers across the kingdom as the government tries to jump-start a domestic leisure industry, the chairman of the company carrying out the plan said on Sunday.

Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Scores Second-Biggest Second Weekend Ever

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:37am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Avengers: Infinity War" can check off yet another record: The second-highest second weekend of all time.

Stormy Daniels plays cameo role in Trump comedy sketch

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 12:29am
(Reuters) - Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump, played herself in a sketch on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live in which she warns Trump that "a storm's a-comin baby."

'Sopranos' TV star's ex-husband found guilty in pump-and-dump case

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Abraxas Discala, former husband of "The Sopranos" TV star Jamie-Lynn Sigler, was found guilty on Friday of taking part in what federal prosecutors have called a $300 million stock manipulation scheme.

'Harry & Meghan' romance gets the Lifetime TV treatment

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As soon as Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement last November, executives at U.S. cable television network Lifetime swung into gear.

Ex-CBS TV anchor Charlie Rose hit with sexual harassment lawsuit

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 1:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on Friday against former CBS News television anchor Charlie Rose, accusing the prominent journalist of touching them inappropriately and making offensive comments.

Under fire, Academy of Motion Pictures expels Cosby, Polanski

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled television's Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Thursday as the Academy Awards presenter responded to sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood.

Drug case against U.S. actress Rose McGowan to go ahead

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia judge ruled on Thursday there was enough evidence to proceed with a felony drug case against actress and anti-sexual-harassment activist Rose McGowan, a prosecutor said.

U.S. SEC orders rapper Jay-Z to testify on clothing brand sale

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Music mogul and businessman Jay-Z must explain details of the sale of his clothing line to determine whether it violated federal securities laws, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Thursday.

Cosby, Polanski expelled from Academy of Motion Pictures

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television's Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski were expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards presenters said in a statement on Thursday, the latest action by the group as Hollywood grapples with allegations of misconduct in the industry.

Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski expelled from film academy: statement

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 2:12pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television's Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski were expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards presenters said in a statement on Thursday.

Save room for dessert: British royal wedding cake slices to be sold

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle inches closer, public hunger for all things royal will get its dessert as decades-old slices of cake from British royal weddings - including those of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and Prince William and Kate Middleton - go up for auction.

U.S. regulator orders Jay-Z to testify on sale of clothing brand

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday ordered music mogul and businessman Jay-Z to explain details of the sale of his clothing line to determine whether it violated federal security laws.

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