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Art and furniture owned by collector de Balkany up for auction in London

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:30pm
LONDON (Reuters) - From lavish clocks to marble top tables, more than 700 lots including art, silver pieces and furniture belonging to late businessman and collector Robert de Balkany will go under the hammer this week at an auction in London.

'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins best film at Asian Film Awards

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:44pm
HONG KONG, (Reuters) - Chinese film "I Am Not Madame Bovary" took home three awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Tuesday, winning best film, best cinematographer and best actress.

Disney stole 'Zootopia,' writer claims in U.S. lawsuit

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:25pm
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co was sued on Tuesday by a longtime Hollywood screenwriter and producer who accused the studio of copying its blockbuster, Oscar-winning animated film "Zootopia" from his work without permission.

Barber-turned-rapper crowned 'Afghan Star' in talent show

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:33pm
KABUL (Reuters) - A barber-turned-rapper has been crowned the winner of an Afghan talent show that offered its audience some relief from daily stories of insurgents and suicide bombs.

Wyclef Jean says 'treated like criminal' in LA handcuffing incident

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:49am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy award-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and "treated like a criminal" when he was briefly detained on Tuesday by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles as they investigated a robbery.

'Gay moment' stays put as Malaysia to release 'Beauty and the Beast' without cuts

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:44am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Walt Disney blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" will be released in Malaysia this month without any cuts, the company said on Tuesday, after censors had earlier asked for the removal of a "gay moment" in the movie.

Singer Jason Derulo discusses acting ambitions at 'Swalla' launch

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop artist Jason Derulo has big ambitions to break into movies and television but when it comes to auditions, the singer said they are not his thing.

'Sesame Street' to welcome first autistic Muppet

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Long-running children's television show "Sesame Street" is welcoming a new kid to the block - a Muppet with autism called Julia.

Swedish singer Zara Larsson seeks to build U.S. fan base

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Swedish pop star Zara Larsson may have racked up more than 1 billion streams on music service Spotify within a few days of her new album's release, but the 19-year-old knows she still has some work to do in the United States.

Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' tops U.S. Billboard charts for second week

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:04pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer Ed Sheeran reigned atop the weekly U.S. Billboard album and digital song charts on Monday, as his latest album garnered strong sales for a second consecutive week.

L.A. judge in Roman Polanski case defers decision on more jail time

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fugitive movie director Roman Polanski will have to wait up to three months to hear whether he can resolve his four-decade-old rape case without serving more jail time in the United States.

TV's Kardashian says she's 'much better' person after Paris robbery

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:39pm
(Reuters) - Reality television star Kim Kardashian has finally given a first-hand account of being robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year, an experience she said has helped her grow and become a better person.

Singer Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, turns 100

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:27am
LONDON (Reuters) - Vera Lynn, who entertained British troops during World War Two with songs that captured a longing for home and peace, was honored on her 100th birthday on Monday with her image projected onto the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:54am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This is what makes Disney such a powerhouse.

Rock 'n' roll icon Chuck Berry dead at age 90 in Missouri

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 5:31pm
(Reuters) - Rock-'n-roll pioneer Chuck Berry was found dead on Saturday at his home in Missouri, according to St. Charles County police in a statement posted on Facebook.

Depeche Mode return with new album 'Spirit'

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 5:11am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Depeche Mode are back, releasing their 14th studio album which the British synth-pop musicians describe as "bleak".

Polanski cannot dictate terms to end rape case: LA prosecutors

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fugitive director Roman Polanski could face a tough U.S court battle next week as he seeks to resolve his four-decade rape case without spending more time in jail.

Vast Beatles collection goes on auction in Paris

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:35pm
PARIS (Reuters) - A vast collection of rare Beatles vinyl records, photos and other paraphernalia will go on auction in Paris on Saturday.

Thimble, wheelbarrow, boot kicked out of Monopoly board game

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:08pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - If you have ever wanted to rampage through a game of Monopoly like a dinosaur, you're in luck.

Nobel laureate poet Derek Walcott dies in St. Lucia

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:59am
CASTRIES, St. Lucia (Reuters) - Poet Derek Walcott, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992, died at his home in St. Lucia on Friday aged 87, a spokesman for his publisher said.