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Pamela Anderson and Lady Gaga rally to cause of Julian Assange

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:27pm
(Reuters) - "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson retweeted a smiling selfie of Julian Assange on Friday after Sweden dropped its investigation into the Wikileaks founder, reviving intrigue around the couple's rumored romance.

Six siblings designated heirs to musician Prince's estate

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:57pm
(Reuters) - A Minnesota judge has ruled that six siblings of pop music superstar Prince are the heirs to his vast estate, more than a year after his death from an accidental drug overdose, according to court documents released on Friday.

One Direction's Harry Styles' debut album tops the UK chart

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 1:36pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Frontman of British brand "One Direction" and teenage heart throb Harry Styles saw his eponymous debut album go straight to the top of the UK charts on Friday, selling nearly 57,000 copies.

Wife of Soundgarden's Cornell calls suicide 'inexplicable'

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:51am
(Reuters) - The wife of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell said on Friday that she did not believe the singer meant to kill himself, suggesting anxiety drugs he was taking might have played a role in his death.

European migration crisis gets super-power treatment in Cannes

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:46am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - A Syrian refugee is gunned down by border police but instead of dying he finds he can fly, in "Jupiter's Moon", a film about the European migration crisis that baffled audiences at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hollywood's big summer movies were all filmed elsewhere

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:07am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - This summer's biggest-budget films have everything moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood blockbusters: superheroes, pirates, space aliens. But in the truest sense of the term, none of them is a Hollywood movie.

Wedding of the year? British royalty and reality TV flock to Pippa's marriage

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 5:46am
LONDON (Reuters) - With royalty as in-laws and a reality TV star rumoured to be the best man, it is little wonder that excited British tabloids have dubbed this weekend's marriage of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, the wedding of the year.

Screening at Cannes of Netflix's 'Okja' stopped due to heckling

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:03am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - The Cannes Film Festival stopped the world premiere screening of the Netflix movie "Okja" after five minutes on Friday after sustained heckling from the audience.

Misty peaks, verdant trees, fresh cherry pie: the real 'Twin Peaks'

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 2:03pm
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (Reuters) - Wind whistles through the Douglas fir trees dotting the Washington state horizon, the cascading waters of Snoqualmie Falls crash into a ravine and a freshly baked cherry pie sits atop the counter of the Double R diner.

'Loveless', a film about people that politicians will hate, screens at Cannes

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:25am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - The makers of acclaimed Russian tragedy "Leviathan" screened their new movie at Cannes on Thursday, another personal drama with political overtones that the producer says politicians are sure to hate.

Scandal-plagued Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead at 77

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 8:35am
(Reuters) - Roger Ailes, who became one of the most powerful figures in both U.S. politics and media by turning the Fox News network into a booming voice for conservatives before he was brought down by sexual harassment charges, has died at the age of 77.

'Carol' director returns to Cannes with hotly tipped 'Wonderstruck'

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 7:59am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Cutting between black and white and color, silent and talkie, "Wonderstruck" was warmly received at Cannes on Thursday where it is already hotly tipped for awards.

Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dies: source

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 7:58am
(Reuters) - Roger Ailes, former chief executive of Fox News, has died, a source told Reuters on Thursday.

Musician Chris Cornell dies at 52: representative

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:55am
(Reuters) - U.S. musician Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, died on Wednesday in Detroit, his representative said. He was 52.

Will Smith brings fresh air of West Philly to Cannes jury

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:37pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Whooping with excitement and high-fiving reporters, Will Smith looked like he was ready to have fun as a member of the Cannes Film Festival jury that assembled in this French Riviera resort on Wednesday.

Inspired by Trump, Netflix revives Bluths for new 'Arrested Development'

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:52am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The riches-to-rags saga of the fictional Bluth family and their struggling real estate business will return for a fifth season in hit comedy "Arrested Development," Netflix said Wednesday, inspired in part by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Cannes festival opens with genre-bending French drama sheltered from 'brutal' critics

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:57am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - A movie starring two of France's best known actresses opened the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, with its director expressing hope it would not be torn apart by the event's famously hostile pack of critics.

Pop star Katy Perry to join ABC's 'American Idol' reboot

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:43pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Katy Perry will join reality singing competition "American Idol" on ABC, the network said on Tuesday, adding a big name with legions of young fans for its revival of the show.

Miss Universe producer sues Czech maker of winners' crowns

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The producer of the Miss Universe pageant on Tuesday sued the Czech company hired to make the winners' iconic crowns, saying it kept touting its association with the pageant even after it breached its 10-year sponsorship agreement.

David Letterman to be awarded Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Letterman, who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, has been chosen to receive the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the center said on Tuesday.