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'Trophy' film tackles African hunting and conservation

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:06pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The new documentary "Trophy" opens in a sprawling corner of South Africa run by John Hume, who is praised by some as protecting the continent's rhinos from extinction and vilified by others for trying to turn the animals into cash spinners.

Emma Watson plans legal action over stolen photos

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:41pm
(Reuters) - "Beauty and the Beast" star Emma Watson is planning legal action over photos said to have been leaked online, but her representatives on Wednesday denied reports that the pictures showed the British actress nude.

Musician Rutherford returns with new Mike + The Mechanics album

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:33pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British pop rock group Mike + The Mechanics return with new album "Let Me Fly" next month, their first in six years, with founding member Mike Rutherford saying the band's old hits still resonate with audiences nearly 30 years on as they tour Britain.

Turner, Fox, Viacom to offer advertisers way to laser focus on audience

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major U.S. media companies Time Warner Inc’s Turner, Viacom Inc and 21st Century Fox Inc’s Fox Networks Group will launch OpenAP, a program for advertisers to laser focus their commercials at specific audiences on television.

Off the catwalk, bloggers and editors vie for fashion fans' attention

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:26am
NEW YORK/LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Dressed in a red top, fuchsia pleated skirt and fluffy boa worn on the shoulder, fashion blogger Beatrice Balaj poses for pictures in her front row seat at a New York catwalk show.

Trump hits back at Snoop Dogg 'assassination' video

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 10:29am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked a music video in which rapper Snoop Dogg points a fake gun at a clown-like Trump figure.

'Family blooper' goes viral after Korea expert's kids crash BBC interview

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 2:30am
BUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - The man at the center of a viral BBC interview who was unceremoniously interrupted by his children live on air said on Wednesday he was flattered by the many "gentle sentiments" his family had received after millions watched the video online.

Costume jewelry worn by Hollywood's Golden Age stars up for auction

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 9:08pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From the coral necklace worn by Vivien Leigh in "Gone With The Wind" to Marilyn Monroe's gold and pearl drop earrings from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," the glittering adornments made for Hollywood's stars will go up for auction this year.

Iditarod winner is oldest, fastest in dog sled race history

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:59pm
(Reuters) - Mitch Seavey won the 2017 Iditarod dog sled race on Tuesday, beating his son and crossing the finish line in Nome in record time as he also set the mark as the oldest musher to claim the championship.

Ben Affleck says he has completed treatment for alcohol addiction

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 6:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Ben Affleck said on Tuesday that he had completed treatment for alcohol addiction, saying he wanted to "be the best father I can be."

Paul McCartney should wait to get back Beatles songs, Sony/ATV says

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:58am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paul McCartney, who has waited decades to reclaim ownership of hundreds of the Beatles' songs, should wait a little longer rather than continue his U.S. lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, the defendant said.

Larry King distills thousands of interviews into a few life lessons

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:13am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For a complete history of broadcasting, you do not need to go through archives or visit a museum. Just have a chat with Larry King.

'Beauty and the Beast' release postponed in Malaysia, even after 'gay moment' cut

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:30am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Major cinema chains in Muslim-majority Malaysia have postponed the release of Walt Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", cleared by censors after a "gay moment" was cut, due to "unforeseen circumstances".

Theroux's re-enactments in Scientology documentary prompt criticism

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 6:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When British documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux was unable to gain access to the Church of Scientology for a new film, he opted for what he thought would be the next best thing - to reenact scenes based on the memories of a former member.

Peace, love and 'Barbecue,' a global film ode to grilled meat

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 1:42pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The primal confluence of food, flames and family simmers in high definition in "Barbecue," a globe-trotting new documentary and cinematic love letter to cooking meat over an open fire.

Ed Sheeran storms U.S. Billboard charts

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:53pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ed Sheeran stormed the U.S. charts on Monday, taking the top spot on the Billboard 200 with his new album "Divide" and also topping the digital songs chart with lead single "Shape of You."

Ukraine mulls ban on Russia's Eurovision entry

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:31pm
KIEV (Reuters) - This year's Eurovision Song Contest host Ukraine may ban Russia's competitor from entering the country following reports the singer has visited Crimea since the peninsula was seized by Russia, Ukraine's state security service (SBU) said on Monday.

Robot takes to stage in British 'Spillikin' play

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:21pm
LONDON (Reuters) - When Judy Norman walks on stage for the play "Spillikin", she performs beside a somewhat different cast member - a humanoid robot.

Two Argentine concert fans killed in spectators' stampede

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 6:48pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Two people were killed and a dozen were injured on Saturday night when spectators rushed to the stage at an over-packed outdoor rock concert in eastern Argentina.

Box Office - 'Kong: Skull Island' Rules With Mighty $61 Million Debut

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 10:41am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Kong: Skull Island" emerged victorious after a battle of the beasts that pitted the giant ape movie against the Wolverine's last stand. Cresting a wave of good reviews, "Kong: Skull Island" topped the domestic box office, racking up a mighty $61 million. That handily beat estimates, which had "Kong: Skull Island" debuting to between $45 million to $50 million.

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