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'Game of Thrones' last season set for 2019

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Game of Thrones" fans will have to wait until 2019 for the planned final season of the award-winning medieval fantasy series, a gap of more than a year since the end of season seven.

Hip hop and R&B surpass rock as biggest U.S. music genre

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop and R&B surpassed rock for the first time in 2017 as the biggest music genre in the United States, but British artist Ed Sheeran's romantic pop album "Divide" was the year's biggest single draw, according to a Nielsen Music report.

German TV director denies sexual harassment allegations

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:23pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - German TV director Dieter Wedel has denied accusations of sexual harassment and assault in Germany's first such case since a scandal involving Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein unleashed a global wave of abuse allegations in the entertainment and media worlds.

Metropolitan Museum to charge fixed admission fee for non-New Yorkers

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:54am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's most popular museums, will start charging a fixed admission fee for out-of-state visitors rather than urge they pay a suggested donation, museum officials announced on Thursday.

Party or not? Golden Globes proves test for Hollywood sex scandal

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:16am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The red carpet is rolling out, the champagne is on ice and the statuettes are about to be handed over.

Australia's Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:43am
PARIS (Reuters) - Australian movie star Cate Blanchett will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, its organizers said on Thursday.

Singapore bans film focused on indicted Palestinian teen activist

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:54am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has banned a film festival from screening a documentary later this week that features a teenage Palestinian female activist whose arrest last month has made her a symbol of resistance to Israeli military occupation in the West Bank.

Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle 'set to boost UK economy'

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:50am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's wedding to American actress Meghan Markle could provide a 500 million pound boost to Britain's economy as tourists flock to the country and Britons celebrate, according to an estimate.

YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:46pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American YouTube star Logan Paul on Tuesday apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan, saying he had made a "huge mistake" and was ashamed of himself.

New York Ballet leader retires after claims of sexual, physical abuse

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins said on Monday he was retiring from the prestigious dance company and from the American School of Ballet, where he is chairman of faculty, after allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse of dancers.

NBC says Hoda Kotb to replace Lauer as 'Today' co-anchor

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 7:46am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television host Hoda Kotb was named the new co-anchor of the NBC News "Today" show on Tuesday, replacing former co-host Matt Lauer several weeks after the longtime anchor was fired for inappropriate sexual behavior, according to a network statement.

Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Holds Off 'Jumanji' on New Year's Weekend

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:06pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a battle of box office heavyweights, Luke Skywalker just managed to hold off Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the world rang in another year.

China box office posts turnaround in 2017 with 13 percent growth

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 11:12pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue rose 13.45 percent last year to 55.91 billion yuan ($8.59 billion), more than tripling the 2016 growth rate as foreign films won a larger share of ticket sales compared to the previous year, said the Xinhua News Agency.

Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 6:49pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks.

Tamil film star Rajinikanth to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 10:48am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers.

Tamil film star to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 5:51am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers.

India's censors clear Bollywood movie, objectors say protests to continue

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 11:57am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's censors on Saturday cleared a controversial film backed by Viacom Inc that looks into the relationship of a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler, after suggesting some modifications.

Jay-Z 'confesses' to Beyonce in 'Family Feud' music video

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 6:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z released a music video on Friday that features the rapper addressing the pain of infidelity as he appears in a confessional booth opposite his wife Beyonce.

Arise Sir Ringo: Beatles drummer knighted in UK honors list

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 4:36pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honors list, along with Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and author Michael Morpurgo, while ballet dancer Darcey Bussell becomes a dame.

Veteran male rock'n'roll acts had biggest 2017 world tours

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 5:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran, white male rock stars raked in the most cash from world tours in 2017, according to an annual list released on Thursday, while the highest-ranked women - Celine Dion and Lady Gaga - failed to make the top 10.

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