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Cosby conviction could mean hefty damages in civil cases: legal experts

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 1:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - On top of the years in prison comedian Bill Cosby faces for sexual assault, his criminal conviction increases the likelihood he will have to pay hefty damages in civil lawsuits brought by women who say he assaulted or defamed them, legal experts said.

'Avatar' director Cameron traces roots of sci-fi movie explosion

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:03pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Avatar" director James Cameron's latest project takes audiences back to the humble beginnings of science fiction movies, long before films like "Star Wars" sold billions of dollars worth of tickets and dominated popular culture.

Terry Gilliam's Quixote film faces new legal hurdle at Cannes

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - A decades-long quest by filmmaker Terry Gilliam to make a film based on the epic novel "Don Quixote" has hit a legal hurdle, just weeks before it is due to screen at the Cannes Film Festival.

'Avengers: Infinity War' sets Marvel record on opening night

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:05am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Avengers: Infinity War" took in $39 million on Thursday evening at U.S. and Canadian box offices, the biggest opening for a Marvel Studios film and the fourth-highest of all time, distributor Walt Disney Co said.

Mamma Mia! Swedish super-troupers ABBA to release new songs

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 8:52am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish pop icons ABBA will release their first new music for 35 years with two new songs set for broadcast in December, the quartet said on Friday.

Kenya bans lesbian love story film 'Rafiki' set to open at Cannes

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:13am
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities have banned a film that tells the love story of two women on the grounds that it promotes lesbianism but activists said the ban would only promote interest in the movie.

Kenya bans lesbian love story film 'Rafiki' set to debut at Cannes

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:30am
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities have banned a film that tells the love story of two women and is set to debut at Cannes Film Festival next month, saying it promotes lesbianism.

China's Hollywood romance sours amid trade war, debt fears

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 1:59am
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - When Dalian Wanda, the Chinese conglomerate, announced in 2013 that it would build an $8 billion film studio in China to lure U.S. film producers, it did so with Hollywood flash.

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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:57pm
(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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:07pm
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'Saturday Night Live' stars to host television's Emmy Awards

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:23pm
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:21pm
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:59am
(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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:09am
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:24am
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:03am
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:54am
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:41am
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:08am
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

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:46am
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.

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