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Palestinian film festival opens in Gaza

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 2:24pm
GAZA (Reuters) - The Gaza Strip's film festival opened on Friday with artists and audience walking along a red carpet laid on a floor built from the rubble of homes destroyed in wars with Israel.

Melissa McCarthy motors through New York dressed as Sean Spicer

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:19pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Melissa McCarthy took her impersonation of Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, to the streets of New York City on Friday, rolling through midtown traffic on a motorized lectern in an apparent shoot for "Saturday Night Live."

Croatia's 'Mr Voice' and Hungarian gypsy singer among Eurovision finalists

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 5:27am
KIEV (Reuters) - Croatian pop-opera, Romanian yodeling and Hungarian gypsy fusion will all feature in the final of the 2017 Eurovision song contest, after the three countries were among 10 to qualify in the second round of heats in Kiev.

No retirement for Belgian conductor Herreweghe as he turns 70

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 5:01am
GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe, who turned 70 this month, says he has no intention of retiring as he continues to discover new nuances in the music of the composer who marked his career like no other: Johan Sebastian Bach.

Rare Harry Potter prequel stolen in British burglary

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:33am
(Reuters) - A rare Harry Potter prequel handwritten by author J.K. Rowling on a postcard has been stolen during a burglary in central England, police said on Friday as they appealed for help from fans of the wizard across the world.

Dior elevates festival fashion with Los Angeles-inspired Cruise collection

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 1:26am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fringed capes, pleated skirts and bolero hats peppered the runway at the Dior Cruise 2018 collection on Thursday as the luxury Parisian label spun its own twist on music festival fashion.

Mexican President tweets DiCaprio in reply to rare porpoise plea

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 1:09am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto wrote to Leonardo DiCaprio on Twitter on Thursday in a bid to reassure the Hollywood actor his government was taking steps to protect a rare porpoise in Mexican waters teetering on the brink of extinction.

Ukraine to check Crimea visit by Bulgaria's Eurovision singer

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:25am
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Thursday it was checking reports that Bulgaria's Eurovision song contest entrant, one of the favorites to win, may have broken Ukrainian law by performing in Crimea after its annexation by Russia.

Goldie Hawn, Amy Schumer hit the red carpet for 'Snatched'

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 9:38am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actresses Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer attended the premiere of their new film "Snatched", a comedy centered on a mother and daughter whose holiday in South America goes awry, in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

A minute with: British rockers 'The Charlatans'

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:15am
(Reuters) - British indie band 'The Charlatans' release their 13th studio album later this month, having brought a host of guest collaborators on board to help out.

Disney's 'Pirates' rolls out red carpet for rare China premiere

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 2:19am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's latest outing of "Pirates of the Caribbean" rolled out the red carpet in Shanghai on Thursday in a rare world premiere in China for a Hollywood blockbuster as U.S. producers look to woo moviegoers in the Middle Kingdom.

'King Arthur' director says David Beckham 'great on screen'

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:43pm
LONDON (Reuters) - David Beckham has received some scathing reviews in the British press for his cameo in the film "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword", but director Guy Ritchie has given the former soccer star the thumbs up for his performance.

Singer Luis Miguel settles $1 million debt case in Los Angeles

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 8:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Luis Miguel, the balladeer known as "El Sol de Mexico," has settled a court battle over a $1 million debt he was ordered to pay his former manager and attorneys, according to legal papers filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Barry Manilow says coming out as gay is 'a beautiful experience'

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 8:25pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran singer Barry Manilow said coming out publicly about being gay was a "beautiful experience," as he was honored for his long-standing career in the music industry.

Cannes says 2017 is first and last for Netflix unless it changes

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:25pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Netflix, the U.S. video-on-demand company, will not be allowed to compete at the Cannes Film Festival after this year unless it changes its policy and gives its movies a cinema release, organizers said on Wednesday.

Jay Z fortune jumps 30 percent but Diddy reigns in rap rich list

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:19am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jay Z's fortunes jumped 30 percent last year to give him an estimated net worth of $810 million, but it was not enough to dethrone Sean "Diddy" Combs from the top of Forbes annual list on Wednesday of the world's wealthiest hip hop artists.

Snoopy moves in with the Teletubbies at DHX Media

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 7:43am
(Reuters) - DHX Media Ltd is buying the entertainment unit of Iconix Brand Group Inc for $345 million, adding the Peanuts comic strip and cartoon character Strawberry Shortcake to its roster of brands that includes "Bob the Builder" and "Teletubbies".

Eurovision favorites Portugal, Armenia sail through first semi-final

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 5:30am
KIEV (Reuters) - The Portuguese and Armenian entrants for the 2017 Eurovision song contest, among the favorites to win the continent-wide songfest, were two of 10 to qualify for the final in the first round of heats in Kiev.

Banned from Eurovision, Russian singer performs in Crimea

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 4:54am
SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - Russian singer Yulia Samoylova has sung her Eurovision entry "Flame is burning" in Crimea as part of celebrations to mark the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, an act of defiance after host Ukraine barred her from the competition.

Grammy Awards leaves Los Angeles for New York in 2018

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 7:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Music's biggest night is heading to New York next year after more than a decade in Los Angeles, the organizers of the annual Grammy Awards said on Tuesday.