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Larry King distills thousands of interviews into a few life lessons

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:13am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For a complete history of broadcasting, you do not need to go through archives or visit a museum. Just have a chat with Larry King.

'Beauty and the Beast' release postponed in Malaysia, even after 'gay moment' cut

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:30am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Major cinema chains in Muslim-majority Malaysia have postponed the release of Walt Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", cleared by censors after a "gay moment" was cut, due to "unforeseen circumstances".

Theroux's re-enactments in Scientology documentary prompt criticism

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 6:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When British documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux was unable to gain access to the Church of Scientology for a new film, he opted for what he thought would be the next best thing - to reenact scenes based on the memories of a former member.

Peace, love and 'Barbecue,' a global film ode to grilled meat

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 1:42pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The primal confluence of food, flames and family simmers in high definition in "Barbecue," a globe-trotting new documentary and cinematic love letter to cooking meat over an open fire.

Ed Sheeran storms U.S. Billboard charts

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:53pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ed Sheeran stormed the U.S. charts on Monday, taking the top spot on the Billboard 200 with his new album "Divide" and also topping the digital songs chart with lead single "Shape of You."

Ukraine mulls ban on Russia's Eurovision entry

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:31pm
KIEV (Reuters) - This year's Eurovision Song Contest host Ukraine may ban Russia's competitor from entering the country following reports the singer has visited Crimea since the peninsula was seized by Russia, Ukraine's state security service (SBU) said on Monday.

Robot takes to stage in British 'Spillikin' play

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:21pm
LONDON (Reuters) - When Judy Norman walks on stage for the play "Spillikin", she performs beside a somewhat different cast member - a humanoid robot.

Two Argentine concert fans killed in spectators' stampede

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 6:48pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Two people were killed and a dozen were injured on Saturday night when spectators rushed to the stage at an over-packed outdoor rock concert in eastern Argentina.

Box Office - 'Kong: Skull Island' Rules With Mighty $61 Million Debut

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 10:41am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Kong: Skull Island" emerged victorious after a battle of the beasts that pitted the giant ape movie against the Wolverine's last stand. Cresting a wave of good reviews, "Kong: Skull Island" topped the domestic box office, racking up a mighty $61 million. That handily beat estimates, which had "Kong: Skull Island" debuting to between $45 million to $50 million.

Joni Sledge of 'We Are Family' group Sister Sledge dies aged 60

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 9:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Joni Sledge, who along with her siblings formed the group Sister Sledge and recorded the enduring hit "We Are Family," has died aged 60, representatives for the group said on Saturday.

'Avatar 2' movie 'not happening' in 2018, James Cameron says

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sequel to all-time box office champion "Avatar" has been delayed again and will not be arriving in movie theaters as expected in 2018, director James Cameron has said.

Divide and conquer: Sheeran smashes UK chart records with new album

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:14pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's new album "÷" became the fastest selling by a solo male artist in British chart history on Friday, with hits from the record also dominating the singles chart.

'Bridges of Madison County' author Waller dies at age 77

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:23am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Robert James Waller, author of the best-selling romantic novel "The Bridges of Madison County," has died at the age of 77, his literary agency said on Friday.

Kristen Stewart says coming out is worthwhile if she can help others

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 8:23am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sporting a bleached-blond buzz cut, American actress Kristen Stewart hit the red carpet in New York to promote her new film "Personal Shopper", saying she hoped to help others by going public about her sexual orientation.

Exclusive: MGM in talks to acquire entirety of Epix - sources

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:56pm
(Reuters) - MGM Holdings Inc is in talks to acquire the 81 percent of Epix it does not already own from two of its partners in the premium U.S. channel, Viacom Inc and Lionsgate , people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Trump-Clinton election campaign to get HBO miniseries treatment

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cable channel HBO said on Thursday it is planning a dramatized TV miniseries about the extraordinary 2016 U.S. presidential, one of the first of several such projects being discussed in Hollywood.

War comes to Westeros as 'Game of Thrones' unveils July return

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The premiere date of HBO's medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones" was announced with fiery fanfare on Thursday, as a block of ice was melted live online to reveal the July 16 start of the new season.

Noble, sympathetic Kong reimagined for 'Kong: Skull Island'

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 2:10pm
(Reuters) - King Kong is back again - not climbing the Empire State Building clutching a distressed damsel in his colossal clutches, but as the mighty protector of a remote island in the 1970s.

Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife expecting a second daughter

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 1:26pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a second child, a daughter, the billionaire internet mogul said on Thursday.

Gere delights Israeli fans at premier of Israel-U.S. movie

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:25pm
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Richard Gere delighted fans after walking the red carpet in Jerusalem for the Israeli premiere of his new film "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer".