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Trump suggests challenging TV network licenses over 'fake news'

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suggested challenging licenses for NBC and other broadcast news networks on Wednesday, a salvo that followed reports his own secretary of state had called him a "moron" after a discussion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Producer Harvey Weinstein suspended from British film academy

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:48am
LONDON (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein was suspended from the British film academy BAFTA on Wednesday, following allegations that the Hollywood movie producer sexually assaulted several women.

Eminem rebukes 'racist' Donald Trump in awards show rap

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:29am
(Reuters) - Rapper Eminem derided U.S. President Donald Trump as a racist and a reckless leader in a rap video that aired on Tuesday night during the Black Entertainment Television Hip Hop Awards.

'Hair' gets a little new styling for the age of Trump

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:12am
LONDON (Reuters) - A special production of the 1960s rock musical "Hair", tweaked for the age of Trump, premieres in London this week to mark the ground-breaking show's 50th anniversary.

Black model who appeared in Dove ad says it was not racist

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:51am
LONDON (Reuters) - A black model who appeared in a Dove advert denounced as racist by many social media users has defended the clip, saying that far from belittling black women it celebrated ethnic diversity.

Apple nears TV deal with Spielberg for 'Amazing Stories'

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc is finalizing a deal to make 10 new episodes of Steven Spielberg's 1980s science fiction anthology series "Amazing Stories," landing a premiere Hollywood talent for its plunge into original TV programming, a source with knowledge of the discussions said.

Women claim Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them: report

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Yorker reported on Tuesday that 13 women have claimed that movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, including three who told the magazine they had been raped.

Apple inks content deal with Spielberg, NBCUniversal: WSJ

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:25pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc has signed a content deal with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and Comcast Corp's  NBCUniversal television production business, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch $100 million at auction

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie's announced on Tuesday.

'The Last Jedi' theatrical trailer debuts on Monday Night Football

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:06am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new theatrical trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted on Monday night during the halftime of an American football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears.

Streep, Judi Dench slam Weinstein over sexual harassment claims

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meryl Streep and Judi Dench, two of Hollywood's most respected actresses, lashed out at movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Monday but said they were unaware of his decades of alleged sexual harassment of women.

Shania Twain back on top, Tom Petty re-enters U.S. charts

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:28pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shania Twain's first studio album in 15 years debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts, while rocker Tom Petty's death sent his music soaring back onto the U.S. charts.

Investors boo cinema stocks after 'Blade Runner 2049' underwhelms

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:26pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of cinema stocks dropped on Monday after domestic opening weekend ticket sales for science fiction sequel "Blade Runner 2049" fell short of expectations, the latest disappointment following an underwhelming U.S. summer movie season.

Meryl Streep calls Weinstein alleged sex harassment 'inexcusable'

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:23am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meryl Streep, the most admired actress in the entertainment industry, on Monday criticized Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for "inexcusable behavior" but said she was unaware of any talk about his alleged sexual harassment of women.

Weinstein Co board ousts Harvey Weinstein after harassment allegations

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 8:04pm
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Co has fired co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, effective immediately, following reports of sexual harassment allegations against the executive, who was one of Hollywood's biggest power brokers, the film production company said on Sunday.

Linklater's war veteran comedy speaks to modern America, says star

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 3:11pm
LONDON (Reuters) - "Last Flag Flying", a comedy-drama about Vietnam war veterans, will resonate with Trump's America, despite, or perhaps because of, its period setting, actor Bryan Cranston said on Sunday after a screening at the London Film Festival.

Box Office: 'Blade Runner 2049' Fades to $31.5 Million Opening Weekend

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 12:44pm
LOS ANGELES ( - "Blade Runner 2049" is heading for a downbeat $31.5 million opening weekend at 4,058 sites in North America.

Jason Aldean opens 'Saturday Night Live' with tribute to Las Vegas victims

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 2:45am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jason Aldean, who was performing on stage when a gunman fired down on a Las Vegas concert killing 58 people, made a surprise appearance on "Saturday Night Live," paying tribute to the victims of the worst-ever U.S. mass shooting with a song by the late Tom Petty.

Trump says 'not surprised' by Weinstein sexual harassment allegations

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 6:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign was jolted a year ago by the release of a recording in which he boasted about groping women, said on Saturday he was not surprised by sexual harassment allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 2:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said.