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Children give Oscars fashion the pint-sized treatment

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:45pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's high fashion on a small scale, as the Oscar gowns worn by some of Hollywood's biggest names got re-imagined into child-sized versions by a Los Angeles photographer.

Really tremendous: Trump mimic Alec Baldwin co-authors White House 'memoir'

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin is taking his "Saturday Night Live" impersonation of U.S. President Donald Trump from the screen to the pages of a satirical White House memoir due for release later this year, Penguin Press said on Wednesday.

PwC accountants blamed for Oscar blunder will not work ceremony again

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The organizers of the Academy Awards said on Wednesday that the two PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) accountants behind the mix up that saw "La La Land" incorrectly named best picture before "Moonlight" was declared the real winner, will not work the Oscars ceremony again.

'Beauty and the Beast' features Disney's first gay character

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 2:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast," one of the most anticipated movies of the year, will feature a gay character for the first time in Disney's history, according to the film's director.

Lady Gaga replaces pregnant Beyonce at Coachella music festival

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 1:27pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga will step in for Beyonce at this year's Coachella music festival after the R&B singer, who is pregnant with twins, dropped out of her headlining slot due to doctor's orders.

'Viceroy's House' sends timely 'divide and rule' message, says director Chadha

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:15am
LONDON (Reuters) - A new film exploring the partition of India will offer audiences a poignant reminder, 70 years on, that using politics to divide communities is nothing new, its British director says.

Murdoch's Fox set to request EU approval for Sky takeover bid

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox will seek approval from the European Commission for its $14.4 billion bid for European pay-TV firm Sky in the coming days, a person familiar with the matter said.

Hugh Jackman returns as clawed mutant Wolverine in 'Logan'

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:29am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Australian actor Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in "Logan", playing the clawed mutant one last time after 17 years in the popular "X-Men" franchise.

Late actor Heston's insult of judge helps upend murder conviction

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:55pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A decades-old feud between a Philadelphia judge and the late actor Charlton Heston may have helped a Pennsylvania man get his 1998 murder conviction overturned on Tuesday.

Xbox unveils $9.99 monthly subscription for videogames

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 9:40am
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's Xbox division said on Tuesday it would launch a $9.99-per-month subscription service that will allow gamers to play over 100 Xbox One and "backward compatible" Xbox 360 videogames.

U2 is sued for allegedly stealing song for 'Achtung Baby'

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 9:20am
(Reuters) - A British songwriter and guitarist has sued U2, claiming the band stole one of his works for a song on its blockbuster 1991 album "Achtung Baby."

SoundCloud launches budget plan to attract paying subscribers

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 7:03am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Music-streaming service SoundCloud launched a budget subscription package on Tuesday, hoping to convert more listeners into paying subscribers and undercutting rivals Apple and Spotify.

Future's self-titled album tops Billboard 200 chart

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 6:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Future topped the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday, scoring his fourth chart-topping album.

U.S. State Department tweets, then deletes congratulations for Iran Oscar win

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 4:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Monday issued and then deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by a prominent Iranian director who criticized President Donald Trump's travel ban as "inhumane."

For White Helmets leader, Oscar win a victory for Syrian people

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 2:59pm
GAZIANTEP, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - For Raed Saleh, the leader of the White Helmets civil defense group, Sunday night's Oscar win symbolized a victory for Syrian people ravaged by six years of war - and kindled some hope that the world had not forgotten them.

Early Oscars ratings show fewer viewers than last year - Nielsen

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 9:46am
(Reuters) - ABC's Sunday night broadcast of the 89th Academy Awards drew a 22.4 overnight rating, down 4 percent from last year's low-rated show, according to Nielsen data released by the Walt Disney Co unit.

Milan's fashion week wraps up with Armani's expressive colors

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 7:29am
MILAN (Reuters) - Once again Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colors in his autumn and winter collection, wrapping up six days of catwalk shows at Milan's Fashion week.

Pennsylvania judge to hear arguments on moving Cosby criminal trial

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 5:09am
(Reuters) - Lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby return to court on Monday to argue that his sexual assault case has drawn too much publicity to allow for a fair criminal trial in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Trump policies play supporting role in 2017 Oscars

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 2:08am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Donald Trump's name was rarely mentioned during Sunday's Academy Awards, but the U.S. president's policies were a running subtext throughout the evening.

Amazon, Netflix grab a share of Oscar glory

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 1:03am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Silicon Valley crashed Hollywood's biggest awards show on Sunday as Amazon.com Inc and Netflix Inc collected the first Academy Awards for streaming services while independent studio A24 won the coveted best picture Oscar.