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Former 'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller sentenced to prison

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former "Dance Moms" reality television star Abby Lee Miller was sentenced on Tuesday to a year and a day in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh for bankruptcy fraud and concealing money earned abroad.

Who you gonna call? Dinosaur named for 'Ghostbusters' beast Zuul

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was more of a leg buster, but scientists have named a spiky, tank-like dinosaur that wielded a sledge-hammer tail after the fanciful beast Zuul from the blockbuster film "Ghostbusters" that menaced Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and friends.

FTC warns celebs Klum, Vergara, others about social media ads

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara, supermodel Heidi Klum, former basketball star Allen Iverson and other celebrities have been put on notice by the U.S. government that they must tell fans about any compensation received for promoting products on social media.

Latin singer Prince Royce gears up for his summer tour

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Latin pop star Prince Royce will tour 21 U.S. cities this summer to showcase his new music, which he says has a bit of a new twist.

London exhibition celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:04am
(Reuters) - A new exhibition celebrating the career of Pink Floyd, featuring a raft of memorabilia and tributes to the rock group's famously surreal iconography, opens in London on Sunday.

'American Idol' to make comeback on ABC TV in 2018

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:55am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "American Idol," the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, will return to the screen on ABC in 2018, the network announced on Tuesday.

King Arthur fights back to big screen, leading the resistance

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:31pm
(Reuters) - A new dawn, and possibly even a franchise, await the legend of British folklore hero King Arthur.

Kendrick Lamar stays atop Billboard album sales chart

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:16pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Mary J. Blige and British alternative band Gorillaz could not break Kendrick Lamar's reign on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, as the rapper's album "Damn." held onto the top spot for a third consecutive week.

Director Francis Ford Coppola weighs in on preserving net neutrality

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 10:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Francis Ford Coppola, director of classic films such as "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now," has sent a letter to the top U.S. telecommunications regulator to urge support for "net neutrality," which prevents internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to particular websites.

Passionate speeches take spotlight at MTV Movie and TV awards

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 9:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spirited speeches were front and center at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Sunday, where the night's top winners at the usually irreverent awards show took to the stage to champion diversity and inclusion.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Rockets to No.1 with $145 million

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 12:38pm
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - And just like that, Star-Lord and his band of super buddies are back on top of the box office.

'Alien' director Ridley Scott 'heads for wider universe' in latest installment

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 1:42pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Ridley Scott, the English director of three of the sci-fi horror "Alien" films, says he is heading into a wider universe with the latest in the series: "Alien:Covenant."

Amazon finds comedy in reality with 'I Love Dick,' 'Catastrophe'

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 8:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amazon Studios is ramping up its slate of comedies rooted in real world humor after its success with Emmy-winning series "Transparent," about an elderly patriarch who transitions into a woman.

Country singer Loretta Lynn hospitalized after suffering stroke

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 7:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country music singer Loretta Lynn was hospitalized after a suffering a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, her official website said Friday.

Eerie model of Picasso's corpse lies in Spanish birthplace

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 2:09pm
MALAGA, Spain (Reuters) - A life-size model of the corpse of Pablo Picasso lies on a plinth in his home city of Malaga, eyes closed, hands folded.

Don't let Russia spoil Eurovision, 2016 winner tells fellow Ukrainians

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 1:36pm
KIEV (Reuters) - As preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest moved into higher gear in Kiev on Friday, last year's winner urged her fellow Ukrainians not to allow any provocations from Russia to spoil the event.

A Minute With: British rockers Kasabian on their new album

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:18am
LONDON (Reuters) - British rockers Kasabian release "For Crying Out Loud" on Friday, their sixth studio album that guitarist and vocalist Serge Pizzorno said he mostly wrote in six weeks.

Facebook's virtual reality unit Oculus shutters film studio

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 8:30pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's virtual reality content production unit, Oculus' Story Studio, is shuttering its doors to shift focus on supporting external content makers, the company said on Thursday, two years after the in-house studio launched.

No more weed or nipple pasties as Miley Cyrus debuts new image

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Miley Cyrus says she is steering away from marijuana, alcohol and nipple pasties and rolling out a new sound that could help people take her more seriously after she was dubbed one of pop music's bad girls.

Activision's 'Overwatch' fuels revenue beat; forecasts raised

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 3:07pm
(Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc raised its full-year adjusted profit and revenue forecasts, and reported quarterly revenue above estimates, as the videogame publisher benefited from the popularity of its "Overwatch" game.

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