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Ferrante's 'My Brilliant Friend' being adapted for U.S., Italian TV

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:20am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian novelist Elena Ferrante's best-selling novel "My Brilliant Friend" is headed to television as an eight-part series, U.S. cable channel HBO and Italy's RAI television said on Thursday.

Katy Perry, joins Sheeran, Radiohead for Glastonbury festival

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 8:00am
LONDON (Reuters) - American pop singer Katy Perry will join the likes of Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and the Foo Fighters to perform at this year's Glastonbury festival, a huge green-field music event held in the countryside in southwest England.

'Wonder Woman' and 'Blade Runner 2049' showcased at Vegas convention

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 6:48am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Warner Bros presented "Wonder Woman", "Blade Runner 2049" and other upcoming films at CinemaCon, a four-day movie convention held in Las Vegas.

Usher, Lauryn Hill to perform at Montreux Jazz Festival

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 5:51am
MEZIERES, Switzerland (Reuters) - Usher, Lauryn Hill, Macy Gray and Erykah Badu are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival during its 51st edition, organizers said on Thursday.

NBCUniversal slightly ahead of Sochi for 2018 Winter Olympics ad sales

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 4:28pm
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal is pacing ahead in the amount of advertising inventory it has sold for next February’s Winter Olympics compared with the same time four years ago, NBC Sports executives said on Wednesday.

Oscar accountants get reprieve after best picture blunder

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The accountancy firm behind the biggest blunder in Oscar history is staying in the picture.

Lawsuit claiming 'Big Bang Theory' stole 'Soft Kitty' is dismissed

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the hit CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" borrowed lyrics without permission for "Soft Kitty," a song used on several episodes of the show.

A Minute With: Lisa Kudrow on 'Boss Baby,' 'Friends,' Hollywood sexism

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 2:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lisa Kudrow, best known for playing the kooky Phoebe Buffay in hit sitcom "Friends," said she was delighted to reunite with Alec Baldwin, who played one of Phoebe's boyfriends, in new DreamWorks animated film "The Boss Baby."

'Spider-Man' springs into action - this time in high school

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 1:24pm
(Reuters) - Film convention Cinemacon in Las Vegas gives Hollywood studios the chance to show off some of their upcoming projects to cinema chains and journalists ahead of their release.

Private funeral held for singer George Michael in London

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:24pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Best-selling British superstar singer George Michael was buried in London on Wednesday in a private funeral some three months after his death on Christmas Day, his publicist said.

Motor racing: Timberlake follows Swift as F1 Austin crowd-puller

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Justin Timberlake has been confirmed as the headline act for this year's U.S. Formula One Grand Prix at Austin's Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in October.

Two black women sue Fox News executive, network for racial harassment

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 9:49am
(Reuters) - Two black employees of Fox News have accused a white executive of racial harassment and the cable network of ignoring their claims of discrimination in a lawsuit filed in New York City.

'Five Came Back' and changed Hollywood's depiction of war

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - William Wyler lost his hearing, George Stevens never made another comedy, and John Huston suffered what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after years of filming scenes of death and destruction.

After decade apart, Busted say band reunion feels 'normal'

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 6:09am
LONDON (Reuters) - British pop punk band Busted say their reunion after a decade apart feels "normal now" as they adapt to a new music industry since the height of their success in the early 2000s.

Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm: Swedish Academy

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 5:48am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Music legend Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel Prize diploma and medal in Stockholm in the next few days where is he due to give a concert this weekend, the secretary of the Nobel Academy said in a blog on Wednesday.

From Syria to Detroit, we are all migrants, sings bluesman Bibb

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 8:03am
LONDON (Reuters) - "Migration Blues", a new album from veteran bluesman Eric Bibb, uses the sounds of the American South to tell the tale of everyone from 1920s farmers fleeing the Dust Bowl for California to refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe in the 2010s.

Viacom names former Fox studio head to run Paramount

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:10pm
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc on Monday named Jim Gianopulos, the former head of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's movie studio, to take over its Paramount Pictures unit, the company said on Monday.

Drake ends Sheeran's Billboard 200 reign, smashes streaming record

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drake ended Ed Sheeran's two week reign atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, selling a monster 505,000 copies of his new album "More Life," according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

Music on the metro - Moscow commuters enjoy live performances

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:32am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow commuters are getting a taste of live music on their metro journeys as performers turn stations into their stages under an entertainment project in the Russian capital.

U.S. Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' dazzles again, 'Power Rangers' off to solid start

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 1:13pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney's second weekend of blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" is dominating moviegoing in North America with $88.3 million at 4,210 locations - capping the best March ever.