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Natalie Portman had second baby, days before Oscar ceremony

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 5:13pm
(Reuters) - Actress Natalie Portman had a great reason for missing Sunday's Oscar ceremony.

Los Angeles police investigate 'That 70s Show' actor Danny Masterson in sex assaults

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "That 70s Show" actor Danny Masterson is being investigated for alleged sexual assault of three women, Los Angeles police said on Friday.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Dr. Oz over fake olive oil claims

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz won a legal victory after a judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging he violated a Georgia food libel law after making claims on his show that some imported olive oil sold in U.S. supermarkets could be fake.

'Beauty and Beast' gay character sparks Christian boycott calls

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:13pm
(Reuters) - An evangelist preacher is calling for a boycott of the upcoming Walt Disney film "Beauty and the Beast" because it features a gay character, saying that the company is trying to promote an LGBT agenda to children.

Schwarzenegger to quit 'Celebrity Apprentice' over show's Trump ties

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 2:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Arnold Schwarzenegger is quitting his role as host of NBC's reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice," blaming U.S. President Donald Trump's ongoing role as executive producer for low ratings.

Film 'Trespass Against Us' sees Fassbender tackle family woes, crime

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 9:23am
LONDON (Reuters) - Actors Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender delve into the world of the travelers community in Britain in film "Trespass Against Us", playing a father and son at odds over the family's way of life.

We need to talk about Brexit: Britannia hears her people in new play

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 1:07am
GLOUCESTER, England (Reuters) - Brendon O'Donnell voted to leave the European Union because he felt British money should go to struggling communities or local hospitals rather than Brussels, and his voice was not being heard.

Bette Davis, Joan Crawford's bitter rivalry comes alive in 'Feud'

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 5:56pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of Hollywood's most famous rivalries is taking center stage in a new television series, as "Feud" explores a salacious battle between Golden Age screen legends Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

Security boosted for accountants in Oscar gaffe who froze backstage

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Security has been stepped up for the two accountants responsible for botching the Oscar best picture announcement, their company said on Thursday, as the ceremony's stage manager said the pair had to be pushed onstage to set things right after the gaffe.

Neverland Ranch back on market with cut price, no Michael Jackson reference

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:14am
(Reuters) - Michael Jackson's famed Neverland Ranch in California is back on the market at a much reduced price of $67 million and with no mention of the late pop star in the real estate listing.

Children give Oscars fashion the pint-sized treatment

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:45pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's high fashion on a small scale, as the Oscar gowns worn by some of Hollywood's biggest names got re-imagined into child-sized versions by a Los Angeles photographer.

Really tremendous: Trump mimic Alec Baldwin co-authors White House 'memoir'

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin is taking his "Saturday Night Live" impersonation of U.S. President Donald Trump from the screen to the pages of a satirical White House memoir due for release later this year, Penguin Press said on Wednesday.

PwC accountants blamed for Oscar blunder will not work ceremony again

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The organizers of the Academy Awards said on Wednesday that the two PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) accountants behind the mix up that saw "La La Land" incorrectly named best picture before "Moonlight" was declared the real winner, will not work the Oscars ceremony again.

'Beauty and the Beast' features Disney's first gay character

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 2:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast," one of the most anticipated movies of the year, will feature a gay character for the first time in Disney's history, according to the film's director.

Lady Gaga replaces pregnant Beyonce at Coachella music festival

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 1:27pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga will step in for Beyonce at this year's Coachella music festival after the R&B singer, who is pregnant with twins, dropped out of her headlining slot due to doctor's orders.

'Viceroy's House' sends timely 'divide and rule' message, says director Chadha

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:15am
LONDON (Reuters) - A new film exploring the partition of India will offer audiences a poignant reminder, 70 years on, that using politics to divide communities is nothing new, its British director says.

Murdoch's Fox set to request EU approval for Sky takeover bid

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox will seek approval from the European Commission for its $14.4 billion bid for European pay-TV firm Sky in the coming days, a person familiar with the matter said.

Hugh Jackman returns as clawed mutant Wolverine in 'Logan'

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:29am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Australian actor Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in "Logan", playing the clawed mutant one last time after 17 years in the popular "X-Men" franchise.

Late actor Heston's insult of judge helps upend murder conviction

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:55pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A decades-old feud between a Philadelphia judge and the late actor Charlton Heston may have helped a Pennsylvania man get his 1998 murder conviction overturned on Tuesday.

Xbox unveils $9.99 monthly subscription for videogames

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 9:40am
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's Xbox division said on Tuesday it would launch a $9.99-per-month subscription service that will allow gamers to play over 100 Xbox One and "backward compatible" Xbox 360 videogames.