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Disney stole 'Zootopia,' writer claims in U.S. lawsuit

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:25pm
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co was sued on Tuesday by a longtime Hollywood screenwriter and producer who accused the studio of copying its blockbuster, Oscar-winning animated film "Zootopia" from his work without permission.

Barber-turned-rapper crowned 'Afghan Star' in talent show

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:33pm
KABUL (Reuters) - A barber-turned-rapper has been crowned the winner of an Afghan talent show that offered its audience some relief from daily stories of insurgents and suicide bombs.

Wyclef Jean says 'treated like criminal' in LA handcuffing incident

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:49am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy award-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and "treated like a criminal" when he was briefly detained on Tuesday by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles as they investigated a robbery.

'Gay moment' stays put as Malaysia to release 'Beauty and the Beast' without cuts

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:44am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Walt Disney blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" will be released in Malaysia this month without any cuts, the company said on Tuesday, after censors had earlier asked for the removal of a "gay moment" in the movie.

Singer Jason Derulo discusses acting ambitions at 'Swalla' launch

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop artist Jason Derulo has big ambitions to break into movies and television but when it comes to auditions, the singer said they are not his thing.

'Sesame Street' to welcome first autistic Muppet

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Long-running children's television show "Sesame Street" is welcoming a new kid to the block - a Muppet with autism called Julia.

Swedish singer Zara Larsson seeks to build U.S. fan base

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Swedish pop star Zara Larsson may have racked up more than 1 billion streams on music service Spotify within a few days of her new album's release, but the 19-year-old knows she still has some work to do in the United States.

Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' tops U.S. Billboard charts for second week

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:04pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer Ed Sheeran reigned atop the weekly U.S. Billboard album and digital song charts on Monday, as his latest album garnered strong sales for a second consecutive week.

Roman Polanski wants 1977 rape case over, attorney tells L.A judge

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fugitive movie director Roman Polanski will have to wait up to three months to hear whether he can resolve his four-decade-old rape case without serving more jail time in the United States.

TV's Kardashian says she's 'much better' person after Paris robbery

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:39pm
(Reuters) - Reality television star Kim Kardashian has finally given a first-hand account of being robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year, an experience she said has helped her grow and become a better person.

Singer Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, turns 100

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:27am
LONDON (Reuters) - Vera Lynn, who entertained British troops during World War Two with songs that captured a longing for home and peace, was honored on her 100th birthday on Monday with her image projected onto the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:54am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This is what makes Disney such a powerhouse.

Rock'n'roll pioneer Chuck Berry dead at 90

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 5:55pm
(Reuters) - Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock'n'roll as one of its most influential guitarists and the creator of raucous anthems that defined its early sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday at his Missouri home. He was 90.

Depeche Mode return with new album 'Spirit'

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 5:11am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Depeche Mode are back, releasing their 14th studio album which the British synth-pop musicians describe as "bleak".

Polanski cannot dictate terms to end rape case: LA prosecutors

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fugitive director Roman Polanski could face a tough U.S court battle next week as he seeks to resolve his four-decade rape case without spending more time in jail.

Vast Beatles collection goes on auction in Paris

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:35pm
PARIS (Reuters) - A vast collection of rare Beatles vinyl records, photos and other paraphernalia will go on auction in Paris on Saturday.

Thimble, wheelbarrow, boot kicked out of Monopoly board game

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:08pm
SEATTLE (Reuters) - If you have ever wanted to rampage through a game of Monopoly like a dinosaur, you're in luck.

Nobel laureate poet Derek Walcott dies in St. Lucia

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:59am
CASTRIES, St. Lucia (Reuters) - Poet Derek Walcott, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992, died at his home in St. Lucia on Friday aged 87, a spokesman for his publisher said.

Former 'Power Rangers' actor admits killing roommate with sword

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An actor best known for his role in the "Power Rangers" children's television series who prosecutors said stabbed his roommate to death with a sword during an argument pleaded guilty on Thursday to manslaughter.

Selena Gomez reveals Instagram addiction, low self-esteem

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 1:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop star Selena Gomez said she canceled her world tour last year and went to therapy because she was depressed, anxious and "my self-esteem was shot."