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'Stranger Things 2' gets darker in aftermath of death and Demogorgon

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 6:42pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A year has passed since a supernatural demon terrorized the town of Hawkins, Indiana, but as Netflix's hit 1980s science fiction series "Stranger Things" returns for a second season on Friday, life has not returned to normal for the unlikely heroes.

Harvey Weinstein sues The Weinstein Co for company records

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 1:10pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The Weinstein Co film company on Thursday was sued by its founder and former co-chairman Harvey Weinstein who is seeking information that could help defend himself against sexual assault allegations, and also help defend the company against potential liability.

George H.W. Bush apologizes after actress accuses him of groping

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman on Wednesday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session.

Ex-President George H.W. Bush apologizes after actress accuses him of groping

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 9:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman on Wednesday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session.

George Clooney rebukes racism in backdrop of thriller 'Suburbicon'

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 6:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As one of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, George Clooney is not afraid to use his platform to speak up on issues close to him, but do not expect the actor to enter the political arena anytime soon.

Weinstein Co faces lawsuit over Weinstein sexual assault claims

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:18pm
(Reuters) - An actress who claims she was sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein has filed a negligence lawsuit against his former company, in what may be the first civil case brought against The Weinstein Co or Weinstein himself after reports that the Hollywood movie producer sexually harassed or assaulted women.

Fats Domino, rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 89

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:09am
(Reuters) - Fats Domino, who added a touch of rolling New Orleans boogie-woogie piano to early rock 'n' roll in chart-topping hits such as "Blueberry Hill" and "Blue Monday," has died at the age of 89, New Orleans' WWL-TV station reported on Wednesday, citing his family.

U.S. rapper Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political ads

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 3:07am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 to U.S. rapper Eminem for using music similar to his 2002 hit "Lose Yourself" in a television commercial to help win a national election.

Thor finds his funny side as apocalypse nears in 'Ragnarok'

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 5:02pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The end of the world is nigh, and Marvel's brawny superhero Thor finds himself hammerless and held hostage on a kitsch futuristic planet light years away from his home, in a sequel that revamps the slightly dim-witted Norse god with irreverent humor.

Robert Guillaume, star of TV's 'Benson,' dies at age 89

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:22pm
, (Reuters) - Two-time Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, who became one of the most prominent black actors on U.S. television playing the cantankerous title character in the hit 1980s series "Benson," died of complications from prostate cancer on Tuesday, his wife said. He was 89.

Sony Pictures taps Hulu CEO to chair TV studio

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:34pm
(Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Mike Hopkins, the CEO of Hulu, as its new chairman of Sony Pictures Television, the company announced Tuesday.

Kid Rock rules out run for U.S. Senate after feeding rumors

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:41am
(Reuters) - Singer Kid Rock ruled out running for a seat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, saying in a radio interview that his earlier hints about seeking office next year were a lark as he readied to release a new album and go on tour.

U.S. Halloween princesses make way for Wonder Woman, pink 'pussyhats'

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:28am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - This Halloween, expect to open the door to more pink pussyhats and fewer princesses.

New York opens sexual harassment probe of Weinstein Co: source

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 5:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York attorney general has opened an investigation into sexual harassment and possible violations of civil rights laws at the Weinstein Company, the movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, and sent the company a subpoena on Monday, a source familiar with the investigation said.

Celebrity chef Cat Cora sues NYC restaurant she had backed

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The celebrity chef Cat Cora on Monday sued the operator of the four-month-old Fatbird restaurant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, saying it reneged on its agreement to pay her for the right to use her name, likeness and recipes.

Pink's 'Beautiful Trauma' tops Billboard, one of 2017's biggest debuts

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 2:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink soared to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with one of the year's biggest album sales debut, beating out new albums from rapper Gucci Mane and rocker Beck.

David Letterman, celebrated late-night TV host, receives U.S. humor prize

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, was honored on Sunday for his contributions to American culture.

Graffiti set design adds punch to Cuba theater festival

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 8:08pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to Havana’s annual theater festival.

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 8:06pm
(Reuters) - Grammy Award-winning pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, 14 years after a "wardrobe malfunction" overshadowed his last gig at the championship game, the NFL said on Sunday.

Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:49am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2,388 North American locations.

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