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Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi 'handmaiden to genocide'

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:35am
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a hand maiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims.

South Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:18am
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean actress is promoting cosmetics on China's biggest online mall, in a subtle sign of easing diplomatic tension that has seen once-ubiquitous South Korean celebrities vanish from Chinese marketing campaigns.

Bob Geldof hands back Dublin honor shared with Aung San Suu Kyi

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:04am
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish musician and anti-poverty activist Bob Geldof will return his 'Freedom of the City of Dublin' award to his home town on Monday, saying he could not continue to hold the honor with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Longtime New York gossip columnist Liz Smith dead at 94

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 10:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York gossip columnist Liz Smith, who covered the breakup of U.S. President Donald Trump's first marriage and helped lead the media's charge into celebrity news, died on Sunday at her Manhattan home, the New York Times and other media reported. She was 94.

Hundreds join Hollywood #MeToo march against sexual abuse

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday to support victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by a social media campaign that has portrayed such abuse as a pervasive feature of American life.

Shawn Mendes, Eminem and U2 among winners at MTV Europe Music Awards

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 5:37pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes led the pack at the MTV Europe Music awards on Sunday night, taking home "Best Song," "Best Artist," and "Biggest Fans" awards, in a show that featured performances from French Montana, The Killers and Kesha.

Box Office: 'Thor: Ragnarok' thunders to $56.6 million second weekend

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Showing plenty of staying power, Disney-Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" is dominating the North American box office with $56.6 million at 4,080 locations in its second weekend.

Thousands to join Hollywood #MeToo march against sexual abuse

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:24am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of people are expected to march in Los Angeles on Sunday to support victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by a social media campaign that has portrayed such abuse as a pervasive feature of American life.

Hollywood puts scandal aside for a night at the honorary Oscars

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 4:30am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Putting aside the sexual harassment scandal for a night, the stars of Hollywood came out on Saturday to celebrate the work of actor Donald Sutherland and four other filmmakers awarded honorary Oscars. 

In the wake of Weinstein, some women say Bollywood failing to address harassment

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:35am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - When Indian actress Divya Unny flew into the southern state of Kerala in 2015, she thought it was for a business meeting with an award-winning director about a role in his upcoming film.

Comedian Louis C.K. admits sexual misconduct as Hollywood cuts ties

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Louis C.K. admitted on Friday to engaging in sexual misconduct as recounted by several women, three of whom said he had masturbated in front of them, and television and film companies moved quickly to sever ties.

Comedian Louis C.K. admits sexual misconduct, entertainment outlets cut ties

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. on Friday admitted allegations against him by several women of sexual misconduct were true and apologized for his actions.

Sam Rockwell grapples with race and anger in 'Three Billboards'

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 2:46pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a San Francisco native, Sam Rockwell says he doesn't know why he gets offered roles to play "a lot of rednecks and country guys," but he's taking the opportunity to try to understand complex, unlovable male characters.

Comedian Louis C.K. admits and apologizes for sexual misconduct

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 1:41pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. said on Friday that allegations against him by several women of sexual misconduct are true and apologized for his actions.

Comedian Louis C.K. says sexual misconduct allegations are true

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Louis C.K. said on Friday that allegations by several women of sexual misconduct by the U.S. comedian are true, and that he is sorry for his actions.

Comedian Louis C.K.'s film, Netflix special, scrapped after misconduct claims

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:34am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The release of the comedian Louis C.K.'s film "I Love You Daddy" was scrapped on Friday and Netflix Inc canceled a planned special with the comedian following allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

China bars billionaire actress Zhao Wei from stock trading for five years

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 1:57am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Billionaire Chinese actress Zhao Wei and her husband have been barred from trading in the mainland stock market for five years and fined by the securities regulator, which cited their disclosure irregularities relating to a takeover bid of a firm.

China's Bytedance buying lip-sync app Musical.ly for up to $1 billion

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:59pm
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese online content platform Bytedance said on Friday it would buy popular lip-sync platform Musical.ly, in a deal seen valued at up to $1 billion that underlines the global ambitions of the fast-growing tech startup.

China's Bytedance says to merge with lip-syncing app Musical.ly

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:03pm
(Reuters) - China's AI-powered content platform Bytedance Ltd said on Friday it would merge with lip-syncing app Musical.ly Inc.

'Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson to oversee new 'Star Wars' trilogy

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The galaxy far, far away is expanding further on screen with a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films outside of the ongoing Skywalker saga, Walt Disney Co said Thursday, to be overseen by Rian Johnson, the director of the franchise's upcoming film "The Last Jedi."

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