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In a film festival far, far away, Cannes puts art over commerce

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:50am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Cannes opened its doors on Monday for a festival that will show the new "Star Wars" spinoff but welcome fewer stellar names than usual.

Cuban artists stage alternative festival after government delay

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 4:24pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - A group of Cuban artists launched an alternative arts festival this weekend in Havana in response to the Communist government saying it was postponing the official biennial by a year to prioritize funding on rebuilding after Hurricane Irma.

Saudi sovereign fund plans entertainment centers across kingdom

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 1:57pm
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund will set up a network of entertainment centers across the kingdom as the government tries to jump-start a domestic leisure industry, the chairman of the company carrying out the plan said on Sunday.

Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Scores Second-Biggest Second Weekend Ever

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:37am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Avengers: Infinity War" can check off yet another record: The second-highest second weekend of all time.

Stormy Daniels plays cameo role in Trump comedy sketch

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 12:29am
(Reuters) - Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump, played herself in a sketch on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live in which she warns Trump that "a storm's a-comin baby."

'Sopranos' TV star's ex-husband found guilty in pump-and-dump case

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Abraxas Discala, former husband of "The Sopranos" TV star Jamie-Lynn Sigler, was found guilty on Friday of taking part in what federal prosecutors have called a $300 million stock manipulation scheme.

'Harry & Meghan' romance gets the Lifetime TV treatment

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As soon as Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement last November, executives at U.S. cable television network Lifetime swung into gear.

Ex-CBS TV anchor Charlie Rose hit with sexual harassment lawsuit

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 1:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on Friday against former CBS News television anchor Charlie Rose, accusing the prominent journalist of touching them inappropriately and making offensive comments.

Under fire, Academy of Motion Pictures expels Cosby, Polanski

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled television's Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Thursday as the Academy Awards presenter responded to sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood.

Drug case against U.S. actress Rose McGowan to go ahead

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia judge ruled on Thursday there was enough evidence to proceed with a felony drug case against actress and anti-sexual-harassment activist Rose McGowan, a prosecutor said.

U.S. SEC orders rapper Jay-Z to testify on clothing brand sale

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Music mogul and businessman Jay-Z must explain details of the sale of his clothing line to determine whether it violated federal securities laws, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Thursday.

Cosby, Polanski expelled from Academy of Motion Pictures

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television's Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski were expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards presenters said in a statement on Thursday, the latest action by the group as Hollywood grapples with allegations of misconduct in the industry.

Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski expelled from film academy: statement

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 2:12pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television's Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski were expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards presenters said in a statement on Thursday.

Save room for dessert: British royal wedding cake slices to be sold

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle inches closer, public hunger for all things royal will get its dessert as decades-old slices of cake from British royal weddings - including those of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and Prince William and Kate Middleton - go up for auction.

U.S. regulator orders Jay-Z to testify on sale of clothing brand

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday ordered music mogul and businessman Jay-Z to explain details of the sale of his clothing line to determine whether it violated federal security laws.

'Black Panther' knocks out 'Infinity War' in MTV movie nominations

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:08am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superhero movie "Black Panther" scored a leading seven nominations on Thursday for the MTV Movie & TV awards, delivering a knockout punch to box-office blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War."

Bill Cosby's wife slams prosecutor, accusers for husband's guilty verdict

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 9:27am
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby's wife of more than 50 years jumped to his defense on Thursday, blaming his sexual-assault conviction last week on a corrupt prosecutor, a pliant press and a lying accuser that she said led to a false verdict and stirred a lynch mob against him.

U.S. pro bowler charged in attempted extortion of actor Kevin Hart

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:44pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A professional bowler who enjoyed a bit part in a movie starring Kevin Hart was charged on Wednesday with attempting to extort the actor with a surreptitiously recorded video of the married comedian "with a woman," Los Angeles prosecutors said.

UK's Prince Harry and Meghan choose their royal wedding carriage

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 5:27am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle said on Wednesday they were looking forward to the procession through Windsor following their wedding this month, after choosing an open-top royal carriage for the journey.

Weinstein Co selects Lantern Capital as winning bidder

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:29pm
(Reuters) - Private equity firm Lantern Capital is the winning bidder for substantially all the assets of the Weinstein Company, the TV and film studio that filed for bankruptcy after co-founder Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault, the Weinstein Company said on Tuesday.

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