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George Clooney and wife Amal expecting twins: Matt Damon

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 7:49pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney and his wife Amal are expecting twins, actor Matt Damon said on Thursday, adding he was so thrilled for the high-profile couple that he "almost started crying" when he found out last fall.

The show must go on: New York Fashion Week braves massive storm

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 7:18pm
(Reuters) - New York Fashion week got off to a snowy start on Thursday with celebrities and the design world's elite braving a massive storm to watch models strut street-wear and gowns at some of the most important runway shows.

Would you play for the Nazis? 'Django' movie poses moral dilemma

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:35pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - When the Nazis asked Django Reinhardt to play for troops heading to the Eastern Front, the musician faced a moral dilemma relevant to artists today, the director of a biopic on the jazz guitar pioneer said on Thursday.

Aretha Franklin to retire from full time touring

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 9:24am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soul music legend Aretha Franklin says she plans to retire from full-time touring after she releases a new album in September.

Jake Gyllenhaal to make Broadway debut at historic Hudson Theatre

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:18am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of New York's oldest theaters will stage a play for the first time in almost 50 years when movie star Jake Gyllenhaal makes his Broadway debut later this month at the Hudson Theatre in a musical about 19th century French artist Georges Seurat.

Witherspoon, Kidman debut female-centric 'Big Little Lies'

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:06pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of film's biggest names, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, have come together on screen to champion female empowerment in HBO's "Big Little Lies."

Daniel Radcliffe talks comedy, nerves in return to London stage

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:09pm
LONDON (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has plenty of stage experience - even famously appearing nude in "Equus" - but the British actor still gets nervous before each performance.

Tom Hiddleston says Taylor Swift shirt a joke, romance 'was real'

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:27pm
(Reuters) - British actor Tom Hiddleston has opened up about his 2016 summer romance with Taylor Swift, insisting their relationship "was real" but explaining that his much-mocked "I (heart) T.S." tank top was just a joke.

Madonna introduces newly adopted twin girls from Malawi

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Madonna debuted two new daughters on social media on Wednesday, saying she had completed her adoption of the twins from Malawi and was "overjoyed" to bring them into her family.

Berlin festival showcases films on artists, refugees and shooting

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:23pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - A legendary jazz guitarist on the run from the Nazis, a family trapped in a Syrian apartment as bombs rain down, and a shooting at a Madrid bar - those are some of the roughly 400 stories that will hit screens at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

Prince, George Michael to get Grammy tributes

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:17pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Prince and George Michael will be honored at the Grammy Awards on Sunday with separate tributes, but organizers did not say on Wednesday which musicians will perform them.

Harry Potter spinoff helps Time Warner top estimates

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:05am
(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter results, largely due to box office hits such as the "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them."

Lady Gaga tells bodyshamers 'I'm proud of my body'

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:02am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lady Gaga hit back at cyber bullies who made fun of her body during her spectacular halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl.

'Alice in Wonderland' collection fetches 88,000 dollars at auction

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:57am
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the world's largest collections of "Alice in Wonderland" memorabilia, featuring over 3,000 items, was sold at an Oxford auction house on Wednesday for around 70,000 pounds ($88,000).

Trump accuser follows Cosby playbook by pursuing defamation suit

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:18am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When former reality television contestant Summer Zervos accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct last fall, she pursued her claims solely in the court of public opinion, since the allegations dated too far back to allow a lawsuit.

Radio Free Europe, Voice of America launch new Russian-language TV channel

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 4:56am
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The U.S. government-backed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE)and Voice of America launched a new 24-hour Russian-language channel on Tuesday to offer Russian speakers living at home and abroad a new alternative to government-run media.

Home-grown streaming app helps Pakistan's musicians find voice

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:25am
KARACHI (Reuters) - For years, violence kept most of Pakistan's aspiring young musicians from following their dreams, whether the threat of Taliban militant attacks or gang wars in the crowded southern port city of Karachi.

Keanu Reeves gets deadlier in 'John Wick 2,' talks 'Bill & Ted' sequel

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Keanu Reeves did not need much persuasion to reprise his role as a lethal retired hitman whose path to revenge sees him killing dozens more in the upcoming sequel "John Wick: Chapter 2."

'White Helmets' filmmakers say Trump travel ban hurts Syrian subjects

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 8:13pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The filmmakers of Oscar-nominated "The White Helmets" about Syria's rescue workers said the documentary's subjects are directly affected by U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban and their absence at the Oscars is a "lost opportunity."

Diversity to rock the runway at New York Fashion Week

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 6:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - From faux furs and statement outerwear to floral prints and pants suits for warmer weather, a diversity of styles for all seasons will hit the runway at New York Fashion Week.