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Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:17am
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inc, which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resources from independent films to more commercial projects, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Scathing Trump book 'Fire and Fury' heads to television

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Wolff's explosive behind-the-scenes book about U.S. President Donald Trump, "Fire and Fury," is headed for television, Hollywood trade publications reported on Wednesday.

Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:19pm
(Reuters) - Shari Redstone has discussed adding new directors to the board of CBS Corp as she renews her push to merge the company with Viacom Inc, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

'Jersey Shore' star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:17pm
(Reuters) - Former reality TV celebrity Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty in a tax evasion case where U.S. prosecutors accused him and his brother of hiding millions of dollars he made while starring in the MTV series "Jersey Shore."

Lebanon allows Spielberg film 'The Post' after censorship threat

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:57pm
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon will let cinemas show Stephen Spielberg's latest film "The Post" after the interior minister ruled on Wednesday against a request to ban it over the director's links to Israel.

French saxophone maker Selmer sells stake to face up to Chinese pressure

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:16am
MANTES-LA-VILLE, France (Reuters) - Its saxophones are played by the most famous jazzmen around the world and have even been sent into space, but growing competition from China pushed the French family company Henri Selmer Paris to sell a majority stake to an investment fund.

Hong Kong star Eric Tsang denies sexual assault allegations

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 9:05am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong celebrity Eric Tsang denied allegations of sexual misconduct on Wednesday and said he was taking legal action against one of his two accusers.

Miramax bid for Weinstein Co. complicates sale process: LA Times

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:35pm
(Reuters) - An attempt by Qatar-owned film company Miramax to buy Weinstein Co. has complicated plans to sell the studio to a group of investors led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin on Tuesday expressed support for film maker Woody Allen as a growing number of entertainment industry stars seek to distance themselves from the "Annie Hall" director as part of the Time's Up campaign against sexual misconduct.

'The Fakeys': Comedians turn tables on Trump's 'fake news' awards

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Samantha Bee is campaigning for "Shrillest Reporting," late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert put up a billboard in New York's Times Square in a bid to win votes, and rival Jimmy Kimmel calls them "The Stupid People's Choice Awards."

Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child, this one by surrogate

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:29am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West announced their third child on Tuesday, a girl born to a surrogate.

Widow of Eagles guitarist Frey sues NYC hospital for wrongful death

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:44am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The widow of Glenn Frey on Tuesday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan over its treatment of the former co-lead singer and guitarist for The Eagles before he died in January 2016 at age 67.

Death of Cranberries star O'Riordan not suspicious - police

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:40am
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland's most successful artists.

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 1:54pm
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London, her publicist said. The cause of death was unclear.

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:31pm
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist said.

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46: RTE TV

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:33am
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, has died suddenly in London at the age of 46, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported on Monday.

France's Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims, stands by letter

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 8:27am
PARIS (Reuters) - Actress Catherine Deneuve apologized to victims of sexual assault who were offended by a column denouncing "puritanism" she signed following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but maintained her reservations about the #MeToo campaign.

Color returns to Hollywood's red carpets but Time's Up still strong

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 8:20am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After making a strong statement in black dresses at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment, actresses brought a burst of color back to the red carpet last week but said the message of the Time's Up campaign will continue throughout Hollywood's awards season.

Box Office: 'Jumanji' dominates MLK weekend, 'The Post' leads newcomers

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 2:02pm
LOS ANGELES ( - Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is dominating the North American box office to easily win the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $33.4 million at 3,849 sites, estimates showed Sunday.

Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 1:35pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday.