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Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose: coroner

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office said on Friday.

Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood producers on Friday outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets in a response to revelations of misconduct that have shaken the entertainment industry in recent months.

Kim Kardashian names new baby girl Chicago

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:47pm
Kim Kardashian's new baby daughter with rapper husband Kanye West has been named Chicago, the reality star announced on her app on Friday.

Actor Michael Douglas accused of sexual misconduct in 1980s

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:21am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman on Friday publicly accused Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas of sexual misconduct, saying he had repeatedly harassed her verbally and fondled himself in front of her when she worked for him in the 1980s.

Hezbollah criticizes Lebanon decision to allow Spielberg film

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:16am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah criticized the Lebanese government on Friday for allowing cinemas to screen Stephen Spielberg's film "The Post" despite calls for a ban because of the director's links to Israel.

'Upside down' artist Baselitz celebrated in retrospective

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:03am
RIEHEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Georg Baselitz, a provocative German artist who inspired a generation with challenging depictions of the Nazi era and the post-war division of Germany, is being honored by a retrospective to mark his 80th birthday.

'Fast & Furious' star Diesel brings high-octane live show to London

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:58am
LONDON (Reuters) - The roaring engines and burning rubber of "The Fast & The Furious" films - one of cinema's highest-grossing franchises - are skidding off the screen and into the real world, as a live stunt show based on the movies opens in London on Thursday.

'Sneakerhead' blog-turned-streetwear site gets first backing

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:44am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - It started 12 years ago as a one-man blog written by a self-confessed "sneakerhead." Fashion website Highsnobiety went on to become a top destination for young men buying the latest streetwear - and has now attracted its first outside investment.

Mexican hotel keeping Hotel California name after Eagles settlement

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:35am
(Reuters) - A hotel in Mexico named Hotel California plans to continue using the name in that country after settling a lawsuit brought by the Eagles over rights related to the country-rock band's classic 1976 song.

Philadelphia refiner's woes pose test for U.S. biofuel policy

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:43am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The worsening financial condition of East Coast oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions will present a new test for America's controversial biofuels policy, legal experts say, revealing whether the government can collect a massive biofuels-related debt from a company in distress.

Darabont files new lawsuit against AMC Networks over 'The Walking Dead'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:32pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Frank Darabont, a key creator behind "The Walking Dead," on Thursday filed a second lawsuit against AMC Networks Inc, claiming to have been deprived of tens of millions of dollars of additional profit from the hit cable TV series.

Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:56pm
PARK CITY, Utah / LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the first time in three decades, producer Harvey Weinstein will not be trudging down Park City's snowy Main Street when the Sundance Film Festival opens Thursday, leaving the independent movie festival marketplace without its most-watched tastemaker.

Prosecutors want testimony of 19 other accusers for Cosby retrial

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:04pm
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge who will preside over the second sexual assault trial of actor Bill Cosby to allow the testimony of 19 other accusers, including 12 women who were not allowed testify in the entertainer's first trial.

The Eagles settle lawsuit against Hotel California

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:16pm
(Reuters) - There can evidently be only one Hotel California.

Growing pains for #MeToo as Ansari tale sparks backlash talk

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:14pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Less than four months after the #MeToo movement inspired a national conversation about sexual misconduct and led to the downfall of dozens of powerful American men, a backlash seems to be underway.

Spotify launches visual content in multimedia push ahead of IPO

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:49pm
(Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify launched a feature that will allow listeners to see stories, news and other content through photos, videos and text, the company said on Thursday, expanding beyond music ahead of taking itself public.

Sotheby's displays surrealist Magritte and rare works by other artists

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:25pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Paintings by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte will be displayed by Sotheby's in Brussels this week among dozens of rare art works before being sold at auction.

Brigitte Bardot: actresses complain about harassment to get attention

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:20pm
PARIS (Reuters) - French activist and former actress Brigitte Bardot said many actresses sexually provoke film producers to win roles and then complain about harassment to get attention.

'He was my hero'; Dylan Farrow details accusation against Woody Allen

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:34am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Woody Allen's adopted daughter gave a tearful television interview on Thursday, giving details of an alleged molestation by the filmmaker more than 25 years ago.

Red-dragon flags greet Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle in Wales

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:21am
CARDIFF (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle visited Wales on Thursday on their third official joint appearance since announcing their engagement last November.