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Southern rock music star Gregg Allman dead at 69

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 3:35pm
(Reuters) - Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock's top acts in the 1970s with songs such as "Ramblin' Man" in a career also marred by tragedy and drug abuse, died on Saturday at the age of 69, his official website said.

Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 1:02pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

Polanski's return to female psycho-drama divides Cannes critics

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:03am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Roman Polanski, whose 1960s films "Repulsion" and "Rosemary's Baby" focused on women in mental torment, returns to the same theme in a film that screened at Cannes on Saturday to mixed reviews.

Joaquin Phoenix bludgeons Cannes with Lynne Ramsay hit man thriller

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 9:47am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - As a hired killer whose weapon of choice is a particular brand of hammer, Joaquin Phoenix delivered a short, sharp shock of a movie to close the Cannes Film Festival's main competition on Saturday.

Actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separate after 18 years

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Zoolander" actor Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor said on Friday they had decided to separate after 18 years together.

Brad Pitt, Courtney Love among mourners at Chris Cornell funeral

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell was laid to rest on Friday in a funeral and memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery attended by celebrities Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Courtney Love and the singer's family.

Security tight for 'Wonder Woman' movie premiere in Hollywood

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:27pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. premiere of superhero movie "Wonder Woman" went ahead with extra security in Los Angeles, including bomb sniffer dogs and a heightened police presence on the red carpet, after the cancellation of the film's London event after this week's British suicide bombing.

Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city.

Liam Gallagher will donate Manchester show profits to bombing victims

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will donate the proceeds from an upcoming performance in Manchester, England, to a fund supporting the victims of a suicide bomb attack at a concert this week that left 22 people dead.

French director Ozon plays with psycho-sexual thriller genre at Cannes

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:01pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Critics at the Cannes Film Festival had a field day on Friday with "L'Amant Double" (The Double Lover), the latest movie from prolific French director Francois Ozon.

Bidding for Beckham: soccer star among lots at Cannes AIDS auction

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:33am
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (Reuters) - Fancy drinks overlooking the Mediterranean followed by dinner with Leonardo DiCaprio and entertainment by Diana Ross?

Diane Kruger plays agony of terrorism victim in German-language movie

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:45am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - The suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, temporarily drew attention at the Cannes Film Festival away from the movies and to the security threat that has bedeviled Europe.

A 'Pirates' life for Depp as he sets sail in fifth film

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 2:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dead men tell no tales, unless, of course, they are undead decaying pirates seeking mythical treasure in the vast fathoms of the sea in the fifth installment of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Robert Pattinson went un-papped during NY shoot for Cannes movie

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:20pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Robert Pattinson, a man used to being pursued by fans and paparazzi, managed to shoot an entire film on the streets of New York without being recognized, he said on Thursday ahead of the movie's world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

London premiere for Tom Cruise film 'The Mummy' axed after UK bombing

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:03am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Universal Pictures on Thursday canceled the London premiere of "The Mummy" following the suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people and caused Britain to raise its terrorism alert to critical.

Child stars of Willem Dafoe movie break hearts at Cannes

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 9:17am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - The cliché "not a dry eye in the house" summed up the ending of "The Florida Project", as the movie's two young stars - no older than six when they shot it - got a standing ovation at the premier and wiped away each others' tears.

LGBT community faces 'invisible' Hollywood summer movie season

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:07am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Moonlight," and its story of a young black gay man struggling with his identity, may have won the coveted best picture Oscar this year, but it is still hard to find an LGBTQ character in a major Hollywood movie, according to a report on Thursday.

'Sacred Deer' reunites Colin Farrell with "messed up" director of "Lobster"

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 7:43am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Ask Colin Farrell to react to director Yorgos Lanthimos's insistence that the movie they have brought to the Cannes Film Festival is a comedy, and he laughs uproariously.

Defying political pressure, Iranian director keeps camera running

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 7:33am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - When Iranian authorities sentenced Mohammad Rasoulof to jail, they may have hoped the filmmaker would stop work or at least tone down his movies that lay bare legal and political injustices in the Islamic Republic.

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has surgery for lung lesion

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:54pm
(Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has undergone surgery for a small lesion on his lung, but is feeling fine, his representative said on Wednesday.

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