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'Moonlight', 'Arrival' writers win top Writers Guild of America awards

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 11:36pm
(Reuters) - Writers for the films "Moonlight" and "Arrival" won top Writers Guild of America awards on Sunday, boosting the films' chances in the upcoming Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest honors.

Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 1:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Lego Batman Movie" is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President's Day weekend -- nearly matching the combined haul of "Fifty Shades Darker" and "The Great Wall."

Hungarian love story wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 2:32pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Hungarian love story called "On Body and Soul" about two lonely hearts working in a slaughterhouse in Budapest won the Golden Bear for best film on Saturday at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

Exclusive: Paramount CEO Grey to depart as soon as next week - sources

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 5:01pm
(Reuters) - Brad Grey, the chairman and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures film studio is expected to leave with an announcement coming as early as next week, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

'I Am Not Your Negro' explores America's civil rights struggle

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:44pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As author, poet and essayist James Baldwin started writing a book in the late 1960s exploring the lives of three black civil rights activists, little did he realize his examination of race relations would resonate so deeply in present day America.

Film about colonial era explains modern Brazil, director says

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:51pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - A film about Brazil's national hero that explores racism and the privileges of a small elite in the 18th century helps explain Brazil's current problems because little has changed since that colonial era, its director said on Friday.

After New York, London kicks off fashion week with eyes on creativity

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:38pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Chunky knits and frilly dresses took over the London catwalk on Friday as the British capital kicked off its leg of the autumn/winter womenswear fashion week calendar.

Amid record betting on Oscars, 'La La Land' is seen as a lock

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:11pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "La La Land" is set to sweep the Oscars, but the race to be crowned Hollywood's leading man is going down to the wire, say bookmakers who are seeing record bets on the Academy Awards this year.

Syrian 'White Helmets' makers get visas for Oscar travel

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Syrian rescue workers said on Friday they plan to travel to next week's Oscar ceremony, where their documentary "White Helmets" is nominated for an award, after weeks of uncertainty caused by U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Australian rock band Midnight Oil to play first world tour in 20 years

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:15am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rock band Midnight Oil said on Friday they will play their first world tour in 20 years, vowing to continue their political activism during the six-month, fifty-show world tour.

At New York Fashion Week, it's all about breaking the rules

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 4:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Fashion Week ended with a flourish on Thursday after a parade of innovative shows that gave an affectionate nod to the 1980's, with designers mixing power suits, chunky furs and metallic fabrics into lavish new looks for both day and night.

Federal judge dismisses Massachusetts defamation lawsuit against Cosby

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:20pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who claimed he raped her, ruling that the comedian acted within his rights when he proclaimed himself innocent of the crime.

Pink Floyd's Waters, Mason hope to delight fans, honor crews in new exhibit

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 2:07pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Pink Floyd co-founders Roger Waters and Nick Mason hope an exhibition in May documenting the rock band's 50 years in music will give fans a sense of their live work as well as honor those who helped fulfill their artistic vision.

Actress who had heart broken by filmmaker portrayed in Berlinale movie

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:34pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - A young actress flees across the world trying to get over her affair with a married movie maker - the plot of a Korean film in competition at the Berlin Film Festival whose director says is one of his most personal, if not autobiographical.

Dr. Luke email shows criticism of Kesha's weight in legal case

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:52am
(Reuters) - Music producer Dr. Luke said in 2012 that musicians were unwilling to give pop singer Kesha their songs to perform because of her weight, according to court documents filed this week amid the singer's case to get out of her recording contract.

Sirius XM wins dismissal of Turtles copyright lawsuit in New York

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:29am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sirius XM Holdings Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a New York copyright lawsuit over the satellite radio company's playing of older songs by the 1960s band The Turtles and other artists, reducing the size of a related settlement between both sides in November.

Disney plans midnight 'Star Wars' event to unveil 'Last Jedi' toys

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 5:04am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and major retailers will release the galaxy's newest "Star Wars" toys at a Sept. 1 midnight event ahead of the holiday debut of the next film in the saga, "The Last Jedi," company executives told Reuters.

Kanye West unveils new Yeezy line during New York Fashion Week

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 5:40pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three months after being hospitalized for exhaustion, rapper Kanye West made his first major public appearance on Wednesday, turning up for his Yeezy fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

Canadian humorist, radio show host Stuart McLean dies at 68: CBC

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:55pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Stuart McLean, a Canadian humorist and broadcaster best known for his popular syndicated comic radio show The Vinyl Cafe, died on Wednesday at the age of 68, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said.

Unemployment in Portuguese movie 'Colo' is one reason for populism, director says

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:01pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - The unemployment portrayed in a movie competing at the Berlin Film Festival is a factor behind growing support for populists such as U.S. President Donald Trump and French right-winger Marine Le Pen, the film's director said.