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Jeffrey Tambor calls 'Transparent' role 'responsibility of a lifetime'

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Emmy Award-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor solidified his place in Hollywood history on Tuesday when he became the latest celebrity to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Country's 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Glen Campbell dies after Alzheimer's battle

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:21pm
(Reuters) - Singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, the "Rhinestone Cowboy" who went on a farewell tour to play hits such as "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle on My Mind" before Alzheimer's disease robbed him of talents, died on Tuesday at the age of 81.

Calvin Harris tops Forbes list of highest-earning DJs for fifth year

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Scottish musician Calvin Harris ruled Forbes' annual list of electronic cash kings on Tuesday as he was named the highest-paid DJ for the fifth consecutive year, outpacing Dutch DJ Tiesto and newcomers The Chainsmokers.

Veteran Broadway star Barbara Cook dies at age 89

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:45am
(Reuters) - Veteran Broadway actress Barbara Cook, known for her prolific career in musicals and cabaret and her soprano vocals, died on Tuesday from respiratory failure, her representative said. She was 89.

David Letterman returns to television with 2018 Netflix series

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:07am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than two years after signing off from CBS' "The Late Show," David Letterman is returning to television with a six-episode talk show on Netflix Inc , the streaming platform said Tuesday.

Opening salvo set for Taylor Swift trial against Denver DJ accused of groping

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:10am
DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers on both sides of a trial pitting pop star Taylor Swift against a Colorado radio personality she accused of groping her were expected on Tuesday to deliver opening statements to jurors hearing the case in a federal courtroom in Denver.

Actor who wore monster suit to play first Godzilla dies aged 88

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:41am
TOKYO (Reuters) - The man who dressed in a rubber suit to play the original Godzilla, crashing through Japanese cities and destroying them with swipes of his massive tail, has died at the age of 88, film company Toho said on Tuesday.

Wal-Mart, insurers settle lawsuits over 2014 Tracy Morgan crash

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 5:18pm
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has settled a lawsuit by two insurers that sought to avoid covering its multi-million-dollar payout to comedian Tracy Morgan for injuries he suffered in a 2014 crash involving one of the retailer's trucks.

Sleeping in a dog cage, Pattinson pares down for 'Good Time' thriller

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 4:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Robert Pattinson, accustomed to luxury trailers and gourmet food, was reduced to taking a catnap in a dog cage on the set of his latest movie "Good Time," a fast-paced nocturnal crime thriller set in New York City.

Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now' tops Billboard 200 chart

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:17pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire's latest album debuted at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, the only new entry in the top 10 of the chart this week.

Netflix buys comics publisher Millarworld to feed films and TV

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 2:25pm
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc on Monday said it has bought comics publisher Millarworld, bringing on board renowned comic book writer Mark Millar and a host of character francises it can mine for TV shows and movies.

'Top Chef' host Lakshmi testifies in Teamsters extortion trial

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:55am
BOSTON (Reuters) - "Top Chef" TV show host Padma Lakshmi appeared in federal court in Boston on Monday, and testified she was "terrified" after a member of the Teamsters union, accused of extorting the show's production company for jobs, appeared to threaten her in 2014.

New 'Doctor Who"' star hopes fans don't fear a female time lord

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - Jodie Whittaker, the first woman cast as the lead role of the BBC's iconic sci-fi program "Doctor Who", expressed hopes on Monday that fans will embrace her role as a symbol of diversity rather than fear the shift from a man.

Taylor Swift in federal court over groping allegation

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 5:51am
DENVER (Reuters) - Taylor Swift might turn up in a federal court in Denver on Monday as lawyers for the pop star and a Colorado radio personality start jury selection for dueling lawsuits over whether the former disc jockey groped her four years ago during a photo shoot.

British TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson off work with pneumonia

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 4:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - British TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who gained worldwide fame as presenter of the BBC motoring show "Top Gear", will be off work for "quite some time" after falling ill with pneumonia while on a family holiday.

Actors Chris Pratt, Anna Faris announce they are separating

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:20am
(Reuters) - Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are splitting up after eight years of marriage, they said on Sunday.

Box office: 'Dark Tower' leads slow weekend with $19.5 million, 'Detroit' stumbles

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 10:52am
LOS ANGELES ( - As the dog days of summer drag on, a trio of wide releases are kicking off the August box office with a whimper.

U.S. cable firms embrace former foe Netflix as TV viewing shifts

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:35am
(Reuters) - A growing number of U.S. cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc NFLX.O, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures.

'Step' becomes the voice of black Baltimore teens facing adversity

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 8:05am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary "Step," out in U.S. theaters this week.