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'Black Panther' knocks out 'Infinity War' in MTV movie nominations

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:08am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superhero movie "Black Panther" scored a leading seven nominations on Thursday for the MTV Movie & TV awards, delivering a knockout punch to box-office blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War."

Bill Cosby's wife slams prosecutor, accusers for husband's guilty verdict

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 9:27am
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby's wife of more than 50 years jumped to his defense on Thursday, blaming his sexual-assault conviction last week on a corrupt prosecutor, a pliant press and a lying accuser that she said led to a false verdict and stirred a lynch mob against him.

U.S. pro bowler charged in attempted extortion of actor Kevin Hart

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:44pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A professional bowler who enjoyed a bit part in a movie starring Kevin Hart was charged on Wednesday with attempting to extort the actor with a surreptitiously recorded video of the married comedian "with a woman," Los Angeles prosecutors said.

UK's Prince Harry and Meghan choose their royal wedding carriage

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 5:27am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle said on Wednesday they were looking forward to the procession through Windsor following their wedding this month, after choosing an open-top royal carriage for the journey.

Weinstein Co selects Lantern Capital as winning bidder

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:29pm
(Reuters) - Private equity firm Lantern Capital is the winning bidder for substantially all the assets of the Weinstein Company, the TV and film studio that filed for bankruptcy after co-founder Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault, the Weinstein Company said on Tuesday.

Kanye West sounds off on slavery, his opioid addiction and Trump

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kanye West on Tuesday described slavery as a choice, praised Donald Trump for doing "the impossible" by becoming U.S. president, and attributed his 2016 mental breakdown to opioid addiction.

Kanye West sounds off on slavery, Trump and his opioid addiction

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 5:50pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kanye West on Tuesday described slavery as a choice, praised Donald Trump for doing "the impossible" by becoming U.S. president, and attributed his 2016 mental breakdown to opioid addiction.

Broadway producer attempts to make late bid for Weinstein Co

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:17pm
(Reuters) - A company formed by Broadway producer Howard Kagan attempted to make a late Tuesday bid for the Weinstein Company, the TV and film studio that filed for bankruptcy after co-founder Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault, setting up an auction if the bid is considered.

'Harry Potter,' 'Angels in America' among top nominees for Broadway's Tonys

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:01am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hit play from the "Harry Potter" franchise joined an acclaimed revival of AIDS drama "Angels in America" to dominate Broadway's Tony award nominations on Tuesday.

Weinstein Company set to be bought by Lantern Capital: sources

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:28am
(Reuters) - Private equity firm Lantern Capital is nearing a deal to acquire the Weinstein Company, the TV and film studio that filed for bankruptcy after its co-founder Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault, with a $310 million offer, people familiar with the matter said.

Weinstein Company set to be taken over by Lantern Capital: sources

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:24pm
(Reuters) - Private equity firm Lantern Capital is nearing a deal to acquire the Weinstein Company, the TV and film studio whose former chairman Harvey Weinstein faces sexual assault claims, with a $310 million offer, people familiar with the matter said.

American actress Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein for defamation, sexual harassment

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American actress Ashley Judd on Monday filed a defamation and sexual harassment lawsuit against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, alleging that he damaged her career after she refused his sexual advances.

With fans aflutter, boy band 'NSync 'reunites' for Hollywood star

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 5:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Screaming fans greeted former boy band 'NSync on Monday just like it was the turn of the last century as the group that helped catapult Justin Timberlake to stardom was honored with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Cosby's past words on drugs and sex led to conviction: juror

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:00am
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby's 2005 admission that he drugged women to have sex with them was the most compelling piece of evidence leading a Pennsylvania jury to finding him guilty of sexual assault, one of the jurors told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday.

'Fourth Estate' tracks New York Times and a year with Trump

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:09am
(Reuters) - "The Fourth Estate" kicks off with a somber, bemused group of New York Times journalists watching the January 2017 inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Closes in on All-Time Domestic Weekend Record

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 11:02am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Avengers assembled in full force at the box office this weekend.

Weinstein 'believes he will be forgiven' by Hollywood: Piers Morgan

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 4:22am
LONDON (Reuters) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, believes he will eventually be forgiven by Hollywood, according to television presenter Piers Morgan.

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 6:05am
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America's biggest stars, will likely see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced for sexual assault.

Wanda opens doors to Chinese film metropolis but turns focus back home

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:20pm
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Wang Jianlin, the billionaire boss of China's Dalian Wanda Group, said on Saturday he will turn the northern port city of Qingdao into a global film production hub as he launched a sprawling studio complex in a ceremony attended by hundreds.

After Cosby's conviction, his alma mater rescinds honorary degree

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 2:17pm
(Reuters) - Temple University on Friday rescinded an honorary doctorate it had awarded to Bill Cosby, a graduate of the Philadelphia school and longtime fundraiser, where years later he met the woman whom he was convicted sexually assaulting.

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