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Wife of Durst of 'The Jinx' series feared he would kill her: testimony

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:41pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The late wife of Robert Durst, the real estate scion tied to killings explored in HBO's series "The Jinx," once told a neighbor that Durst had beaten her and wanted to kill her, a retired detective testified on Tuesday in a hearing before Durst's latest murder trial.

Family ties test the unconventional 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:31pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After causing havoc in the universe and saving it from destruction, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" are back in a new adventure that takes the unconventional group of friends on a quest to discover their family ties.

'Star Wars: Episode IX' gets May 2019 release date: Disney

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:07pm
(Reuters) - The final film in the new "Star Wars" trilogy, "Star Wars: Episode IX," will be released in May 2019, movie studio Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday.

Actress Zoe Saldana welcomes 'Avatar' sequel filming announcement

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 8:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Zoe Saldana is happy release dates for the long-anticipated sequels to 2009 box office smash hit "Avatar" have been announced, joking she does not want to get "too old" to not be able to do her own stunts in the adventure fantasy.

Apple delays release of first original series 'Carpool Karaoke'

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:08pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc's Apple Music has delayed the release of its first original video series, an adaptation of comedian James Corden's popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment, the company said.

Tom Hanks jokes Twitter CEO inspired his character in 'The Circle'

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 7:02pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who plays a Silicon Valley tycoon in the new film "The Circle" about a powerful social media company, teased Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Monday that he may have been inspiration for the part.

Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:33pm
(Reuters) - Elton John spent two nights in intensive care with a potentially deadly bacterial infection and has canceled all his concerts for the rest of April and May, his publicist said on Monday.

Loved and lost, Heath Ledger shows carefree side in new documentary

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:46pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nine years after his death at age 28, audiences are seeing a different side of Australian actor Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera.

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author Pirsig dies at 88

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:19pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Robert M. Pirsig, author of the influential 1970s philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," died on Monday at the age of 88, his publisher said.

Lamar's 'Damn.' scores biggest debut of the year on Billboard chart

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:42pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kendrick Lamar scored the biggest debut album of the year on Monday as his latest album "Damn." sold more than 600,000 copies, eclipsing Drake's "More Life."

'Lady Macbeth' star talks murder, sex and playing her scary part in new film

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:01pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The star of dark and racy period drama "Lady Macbeth", Florence Pugh, says playing the new British film's protagonist was terrifying, not just because her character was so complex but because she herself was scared of her.

will.i.am to mix tech know-how with banking at Britain's Atom

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:24am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Atom has hired pop star will.i.am as a strategic adviser to its board as the app-based bank seeks to grow.

CNN anchor alleges Fox News ex-CEO Roger Ailes also harassed her

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television journalist Alisyn Camerota said on Sunday she was a target of sexual harassment by Roger Ailes when she worked at Fox News, joining other former colleagues at the cable channel who have accused their ex-boss of inappropriate behavior.

'Fate of the Furious' Stays on Top; 'Unforgettable,' 'The Promise' Bomb

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:35pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Fate of the Furious" is racing to defend its title at the top of the box office, while a number of new releases including "The Promise" and "Unforgettable" are being left in the dust.

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at New York film panel

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton, who until recently had avoided the spotlight in the wake of her election defeat in November, made a surprise appearance at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday as a panelist to discuss illegal elephant poaching.

New 'Handmaid's Tale' TV version 'not a feminist story,' says its star

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The cast of a new adaptation of dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" insisted on Friday they did not set out to make a feminist statement, but some hoped the TV show would inspire viewers to take political action.

Lively, Chastain, Chelsea Clinton honored for philanthropic work

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:41pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood actresses Blake Lively and Jessica Chastain were among the six women honored on Friday for their philanthropic efforts with organizations helping women and children.

'Genius' TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein's life

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philosopher, humanitarian and physicist Albert Einstein is the subject of new TV series "Genius," which delves into the drama and passion of the man who developed the theory of relativity and helped initiate the U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb.

'American Gods' reflects real world issues in modern mythology saga

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 2:35pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A storm is brewing in Starz's gritty new series "American Gods," as deities old and new gear up for a battle that reverberates with topical issues in the real world.

The truth is still out there as 'X-Files' returns for new season

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mulder and Scully's search for the truth will continue in a new series of Fox's hit sci-fi show "The X-Files," the network said Thursday, a year after the show was revived.