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Joni Sledge of 'We Are Family' group Sister Sledge dies aged 60

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 9:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Joni Sledge, who along with her siblings formed the group Sister Sledge and recorded the enduring hit "We Are Family," has died aged 60, representatives for the group said on Saturday.

'Avatar 2' movie 'not happening' in 2018, James Cameron says

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sequel to all-time box office champion "Avatar" has been delayed again and will not be arriving in movie theaters as expected in 2018, director James Cameron has said.

Divide and conquer: Sheeran smashes UK chart records with new album

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:14pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's new album "÷" became the fastest selling by a solo male artist in British chart history on Friday, with hits from the record also dominating the singles chart.

'Bridges of Madison County' author Waller dies at age 77

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:23am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Robert James Waller, author of the best-selling romantic novel "The Bridges of Madison County," has died at the age of 77, his literary agency said on Friday.

Kristen Stewart says coming out is worthwhile if she can help others

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 8:23am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sporting a bleached-blond buzz cut, American actress Kristen Stewart hit the red carpet in New York to promote her new film "Personal Shopper", saying she hoped to help others by going public about her sexual orientation.

Exclusive: MGM in talks to acquire entirety of Epix - sources

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:56pm
(Reuters) - MGM Holdings Inc is in talks to acquire the 81 percent of Epix it does not already own from two of its partners in the premium U.S. channel, Viacom Inc and Lionsgate , people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Trump-Clinton election campaign to get HBO miniseries treatment

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cable channel HBO said on Thursday it is planning a dramatized TV miniseries about the extraordinary 2016 U.S. presidential, one of the first of several such projects being discussed in Hollywood.

War comes to Westeros as 'Game of Thrones' unveils July return

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The premiere date of HBO's medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones" was announced with fiery fanfare on Thursday, as a block of ice was melted live online to reveal the July 16 start of the new season.

Noble, sympathetic Kong reimagined for 'Kong: Skull Island'

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 2:10pm
(Reuters) - King Kong is back again - not climbing the Empire State Building clutching a distressed damsel in his colossal clutches, but as the mighty protector of a remote island in the 1970s.

Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife expecting a second daughter

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 1:26pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a second child, a daughter, the billionaire internet mogul said on Thursday.

Gere delights Israeli fans at premier of Israel-U.S. movie

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:25pm
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Richard Gere delighted fans after walking the red carpet in Jerusalem for the Israeli premiere of his new film "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer".

'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday says getting cancer treatment

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:03am
PARIS (Reuters) - Aging rocker Johnny Hallyday, a huge crowd-puller in France and other parts of the French-speaking world, is being treated for cancer.

Scarlett Johansson files for divorce, requests custody of daughter

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 8:02pm
(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson filed for divorce from French journalist Romain Dauriac in New York this week and asked for full custody of the couple's daughter, as her estranged husband asked her to return to the negotiating table.

Cher wins dismissal of lawsuit over album cover font

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Cher of using a typeface created by Brooklyn, New York, graphic designer for her 2013 album "Closer to the Truth" without permission.

Telemundo actors form first Spanish-language television union

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:08pm
(Reuters) - U.S.-based Spanish-language actors and other performers at Telemundo Television Studios LLC have voted for the first time to form a union, which many of them say is necessary to address inequities between them and English-speaking actors.

Exhibition charting American pop art opens at London's British Museum

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the UK's first major exhibitions charting modern and contemporary American pop art opened at the British Museum in London this week, with works from New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Washington DC's National Gallery of Art.

Ukrainian ballet star Polunin aims to help others manage their demons

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 9:43am
LONDON (Reuters) - Ukrainian ballet sensation Sergei Polunin shocked the dance world when he quit as the Royal Ballet's principal dancer in 2012 at the age of just 21.

Viacom in talks with ex-Fox Chairman Gianopulos to lead Paramount: WSJ

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 8:42am
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc is in talks with former Twentieth Century Fox Chairman Jim Gianopulos to lead its Paramount Pictures film studio, the Wall Street Journal reported.

SEC's 'Hamilton' Ponzi case expands to Dylan, McCartney, Harry Potter

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Entertainment featuring Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and even Harry Potter are now part of a U.S. regulator's expanded lawsuit accusing two New York men of running a Ponzi scheme centered on the resale of tickets to events such as the smash Broadway musical "Hamilton."

Japanese rock band X Japan dazzles fans at London show

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 9:15am
LONDON (Reuters) - Legendary Japanese rock band X Japan dazzled fans at London's Wembley stadium on Saturday with a live show, hot on the heels of the UK premiere of 'We Are X', an award-winning documentary about the band.