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Trump defends Fox News host O'Reilly as 'good person'

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 1:01pm
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended TV anchor Bill O'Reilly after a report that the conservative commentator and his employer, 21st Century Fox, paid five women to settle claims he sexually harassed them.

Pepsi draws outrage for ad depicting Kendall Jenner at protest

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:17am
(Reuters) - Pepsi's new ad featuring Kendall Jenner prompted Twitter users to howl outrage on Wednesday, with civil-rights advocates saying it trivialized recent street unrest across the United States.

Barry Manilow feared disappointing fans by coming out as gay

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:33am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barry Manilow has spoken publicly for the first time about being gay, saying he feared he would disappoint his mostly female fan base had he come out decades ago.

Armani to show Emporio women's line in London this September

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 9:32am
MILAN (Reuters) - Giorgio Armani said on Wednesday he would showcase the spring summer 2018 collection of his Emporio Armani women's line in London this September rather than in Milan, on the day the renovated Bond Street Emporio Armani store opens.

Sheena Easton debuts at West End in '42nd Street' musical

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 8:09am
LONDON (Reuters) - Grammy award-winning artist Sheena Easton has made her West End debut in the musical "42nd Street", with Britain's Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, actor Morgan Freeman and tennis coach Judy Murray attending the show's premiere.

Spice Girl Mel B gets restraining order after accusing husband of abuse

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 6:09pm
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Spice Girl Melanie 'Mel B' Brown was granted a restraining order against her estranged husband after filing court papers claiming he had emotionally and physically abused her for much of their 10-year marriage.

Theron says villainous role in last 'Fast and Furious' was challenge

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:22pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Oscar winner Charlize Theron said it was an exciting challenge to play the main villain in the latest installment of the "Fast and Furious" racing film series with Vin Diesel.

Orwell's '1984' back in theaters in stand against 'alternative facts'

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 2:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly 200 independent movie theaters across the United States on Tuesday will screen the film of George Orwell's "1984" novel about a dystopian future in what organizers say is a stand against U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

New U.S. spelling bee rules aim to prevent T-I-E-S

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 1:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scripps National Spelling Bee winners aced "gesellschaft" and "feldenkrais" to be named co-champions of last year's competition, but it was the word "tie" that gave organizers a headache.

Ex-Fox News chief Ailes' sex scandal makes way to U.S. television

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:56am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The story of the rise and fall of former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes is coming to U.S. television in what producers on Tuesday called a "provocative" limited series.

Harrison Ford not disciplined by U.S. agency for pilot mishap

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 9:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Harrison Ford, the daring space pilot of "Star Wars" fame, will get to keep flying airplanes in real life after federal officials closed a probe of his latest aviation mishap near Los Angeles without fines or other discipline, his lawyer said on Monday.

Roman Polanski loses latest bid to end U.S. rape case from abroad

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker Roman Polanski on Monday lost another bid to end his 1970s rape case without serving more time behind bars when a Los Angeles judge ruled that the French-Polish director could not seek redress from the courts while still a fugitive.

Drake unshakeable on Billboard 200 with 'More Life'

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:36am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drake's album "More Life" spent a second week at the top of the Billboard 200 chart on Monday, keeping Britain's Ed Sheeran in second place while musician Trey Songz debuted at No. 3, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

'Speaking up', Depeche Mode expect more musicians to sing about world today

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - With lyrics like "We're going backwards" and "Blame misinformation", the British electronic band Depeche Mode hope to "make people think" about the state of the world with their new album and expect more musicians to do the same.

Rap anti-hero Tupac Shakur bigger in death than life

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:05am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tupac Shakur's recording career lasted just five years before he was murdered in 1996, but it is the rapper's influence from beyond the grave that will be celebrated when he is inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday.

Cosby in criminal court on Monday as fight over evidence continues

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 5:06am
(Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby was due back in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday where his lawyers and state prosecutors will wrangle over what evidence can be admitted at his trial in June on criminal charges of sexual assault.

Box Office: 'Boss Baby' tops 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Ghost in the Shell' bombs

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 11:11am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Boss Baby" is enjoying the view from the top.

Nobel saga all over now as Dylan finally gets prize

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 2:14pm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Bob Dylan got the Nobel Literature prize-giving he wished for on Saturday, a Swedish broadcaster reported, finally receiving his diploma and medal in a private ceremony in Stockholm a world away from the media storm the award has generated.

Mystery surrounds Nobel prize handover as 'intimate' Dylan gigs in Sweden

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 6:15am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Details of Bob Dylan's receipt of his Nobel literature prize were being kept under close wraps on Saturday leaving those wanting to know more about it blowin' in the wind.

Latin singer Maluma eyes English music crossover with upcoming album

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 5:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Already one of the biggest names in Latin music, Colombian pop star Maluma is hoping to cross over to a wider audience with an upcoming album of Spanish and English music.