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'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday says getting cancer treatment

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:03am
PARIS (Reuters) - Aging rocker Johnny Hallyday, a huge crowd-puller in France and other parts of the French-speaking world, is being treated for cancer.

Scarlett Johansson files for divorce, requests custody of daughter

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 8:02pm
(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson filed for divorce from French journalist Romain Dauriac in New York this week and asked for full custody of the couple's daughter, as her estranged husband asked her to return to the negotiating table.

Cher wins dismissal of lawsuit over album cover font

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Cher of using a typeface created by Brooklyn, New York, graphic designer for her 2013 album "Closer to the Truth" without permission.

Telemundo actors form first Spanish-language television union

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:08pm
(Reuters) - U.S.-based Spanish-language actors and other performers at Telemundo Television Studios LLC have voted for the first time to form a union, which many of them say is necessary to address inequities between them and English-speaking actors.

Exhibition charting American pop art opens at London's British Museum

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the UK's first major exhibitions charting modern and contemporary American pop art opened at the British Museum in London this week, with works from New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Washington DC's National Gallery of Art.

Ukrainian ballet star Polunin aims to help others manage their demons

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 9:43am
LONDON (Reuters) - Ukrainian ballet sensation Sergei Polunin shocked the dance world when he quit as the Royal Ballet's principal dancer in 2012 at the age of just 21.

Viacom in talks with ex-Fox Chairman Gianopulos to lead Paramount: WSJ

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 8:42am
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc is in talks with former Twentieth Century Fox Chairman Jim Gianopulos to lead its Paramount Pictures film studio, the Wall Street Journal reported.

SEC's 'Hamilton' Ponzi case expands to Dylan, McCartney, Harry Potter

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Entertainment featuring Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and even Harry Potter are now part of a U.S. regulator's expanded lawsuit accusing two New York men of running a Ponzi scheme centered on the resale of tickets to events such as the smash Broadway musical "Hamilton."

Japanese rock band X Japan dazzles fans at London show

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 9:15am
LONDON (Reuters) - Legendary Japanese rock band X Japan dazzled fans at London's Wembley stadium on Saturday with a live show, hot on the heels of the UK premiere of 'We Are X', an award-winning documentary about the band.

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks to make first film together: report

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 8:17am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two of the most celebrated actors of their generation, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, will star together for the first time in new Steven Spielberg political drama "The Post", according to Hollywood trade magazine Variety.

Singer George Michael died of natural causes: coroner

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 7:24am
LONDON (Reuters) - Singer George Michael died of natural causes, a British coroner said on Tuesday, concluding an lengthy investigation into the popstar's death on Christmas Day last year.

Alec Baldwin says Trump impersonation revived his comedy career

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 7:02am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin said that his impersonation of U.S. President Donald Trump on NBC's sketch show "Saturday Night Live" has revived his "dead" comedy career after he wrapped up sitcom "30 Rock" in 2012.

Coca-Cola serves up gay-friendly ad for all genders, generations

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Co has launched a gay-friendly ad featuring a brother and sister vying for the attention of a handsome pool boy in the campaign that has won praise for diversity and inclusion.

Rapper Future makes Billboard chart history with 'HNDRXX'

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:44pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Atlanta rapper Future became the first artist to score two consecutive chart-topping albums in as many weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, as his latest release debuted at No. 1 on Monday, a week after his last chart-topping album.

Stella McCartney brings dance to Paris Opera for fashion week

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:29am
PARIS (Reuters) - Stella McCartney livened up the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week on Monday with dancing models wearing her signature over-sized clothes in trademark neutral shades with splashes of unusual colors.

Saint Laurent told to modify ad campaign after uproar in France

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:17am
PARIS (Reuters) - France's advertising watchdog on Monday said it had asked French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent to modify two ads from its latest campaign after receiving 50 complaints that they were "degrading" to women.

Burkina Faso director gives African women authentic voice

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 1:41pm
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso film director Apolline Woye Traore, who won three prizes at the country's prestigious Fespaco festival on Saturday, knows a thing or two about challenges.

Box Office: 'Logan' roars with massive $85.3 million debut

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 10:55am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Logan" tore into the weekend box office, opening to a massive $85.3 million and proving that moviegoers will show up in force for R-rated comic book movies. The superhero spinoff marks Hugh Jackman's last turn as Wolverine after 17 years of donning the adamantium claws.

Actress Emma Watson says revealing photo does not undermine feminism

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 10:10am
(Reuters) - British actress Emma Watson hit back at critics who said she betrayed her feminist ideals by posing for a revealing picture in Vanity Fair magazine where parts of her breasts were exposed.

One Direction singer arrested at LAX after altercation with paparazzi

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 10:57am
(Reuters) - Louis Tomlinson, a singer with the "boy band" One Direction, was arrested after getting into a "physical altercation" with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, according to police records and media reports on Saturday.