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Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:23am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Canadian rapper Drake helped music streaming services explode in 2016, rising by 76 percent in the United States to overtake digital sales of music for the first time in history, Nielsen Music said on Thursday.

Escapism or realism? Awards season gets serious with Golden Globes

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 7:05am
(Reuters) - Independent films, diversity and the tussle between escapism or realism mark Hollywood's 2017 awards season, which swings into high gear on Sunday with the Golden Globes ceremony.

Tom Holland, Ruth Negga among BAFTA awards Rising Star nominees

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:03am
LONDON (Reuters) - Tom Holland, the latest actor to don the "Spider-Man" suit, and "Loving" actress Ruth Negga are among the nominees for this year's EE Rising Star Award, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said on Thursday.

Judge dismisses case against former wrestling star in 1983 death

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 12:11am
(Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday ended a murder case against ex-professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka in Pennsylvania, after ruling him mentally incompetent to stand trial over the 1983 death of his girlfriend, media reports said.

'La La Land', 'Manchester by the Sea' and 'Moonlight' sweep New York Critics Circle

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:32pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "La La Land" continued its domination of the Best Picture category for this awards season by taking the top prize at the 82nd New York Film Critics Circle awards on Tuesday night.

Janet Jackson, 50, announces birth of first child

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop star Janet Jackson gave birth on Tuesday to her first child, a boy, at the age of 50, her publicist said.

'Pentatonix Christmas' tops Billboard album charts for second straight week

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 12:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. a capella group Pentatonix extended its run at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart for a second week with "A Pentatonix Christmas," according to Nielsen SoundScan figures for the final week of 2016 released on Tuesday.

Hanks, Kidman honored as 2017 awards season starts in Palm Springs

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 8:21am
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Reuters) - Hollywood stars Tom Hanks and Nicole Kidman were among the actors honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Monday night as the 2017 awards season began.