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AT&T judge warns parties to hurry to make June 21 deadline

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 6:35pm
(Reuters) - U.S. judge Richard Leon on Wednesday warned attorneys for the Department of Justice and AT&T Inc to speed up the trial over the proposed merger of the large telecommunications company and Time Warner Inc, or risk missing the June 21 deadline to complete the deal.

New York man pleads guilty to running 'Hamilton' Ponzi scheme

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 6:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to running what federal prosecutors called a $60 million Ponzi scheme involving the fake resale of tickets to premium events such as the Super Bowl, the U.S. Open tennis tournament and the Broadway smash hit "Hamilton."

Rapper DMX sentenced to one year in prison for tax fraud

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 5:42pm
(Reuters) - Rap artist and actor DMX was sentenced to one year in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty in a federal case accusing him of dodging $1.7 million in taxes.

Stella McCartney to buy brand in full from Kering

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 1:33pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Kering and fashion label Stella McCartney said on Wednesday they had agreed to end their 17 year partnership, as the British designer behind the brand buys the 50 percent owned by the French luxury goods group.

Turner CEO: No reason to hold back networks post AT&T merger

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 1:29pm
(Reuters) - Turner Chief Executive John Martin told a U.S. court on Wednesday that there is no incentive for the company to hold back its networks, which include CNN, TBS and TNT, from other distributors if parent Time Warner is bought by AT&T Inc.

'Roseanne' returns with monster TV ratings in Trump era

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:07pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Roseanne," the 1990s television comedy about a working-class American family, scored monster ratings on its return to ABC after 20 years, attracting more than 18 million viewers.

A Minute with: Lena Waithe as a 'guy or a chick' in 'Ready Player One'

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 9:33am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress, writer and producer Lena Waithe is enjoying a breakout moment in Hollywood.

Ex-assistant to Weinstein denounces secrecy deal in UK parliament

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 7:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - A former assistant to Harvey Weinstein who signed a non-disclosure agreement in 1998 preventing her from talking about the alleged rape of a colleague told British lawmakers she was left fearing she could go to jail if she spoke out.

Academy says it takes no action against chief, closes harassment probe

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:58pm
(Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the Oscars, will not take action against its president John Bailey and has ended its investigation into a sexual harassment allegation against him, the organization said on Tuesday.

Netflix series on corruption scandal angers Brazil's former president

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 7:29pm
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has accused Netflix of political bias and character assassination in its series based on the massive Car Wash corruption investigation that rocked Brazil's political establishment.

Documentary maker Alex Gibney tees up new Tiger Woods biography

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney is to put golfer Tiger Woods under the microscope in an upcoming documentary series based on a new biography of the 14-time major winner, Gibney's company Jigsaw Productions said on Tuesday.

Heineken pulls beer ad after Chance the Rapper complains of racism

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 1:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beer maker Heineken said on Tuesday it had withdrawn an ad for a calorie-light beer after musician Chance the Rapper called the commercial "terribly racist."

Vietnam briefly detains dissident singer after European tour

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:59am
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese singer and activist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, an outspoken campaigner for free speech, was briefly detained at an airport in the capital Hanoi on Tuesday after flying home from Europe, her husband told Reuters.

Vietnam detains dissident singer after European tour

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 1:55am
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese singer and activist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, an outspoken campaigner for free speech, was detained in the capital Hanoi on Tuesday after flying home from Europe, her husband told Reuters.

Olivia de Havilland's 'Feud' lawsuit against FX Networks thrown out

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 7:00pm
(Reuters) - FX Networks, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, on Monday prevailed in a lawsuit brought by Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland over her depiction in a miniseries about the feud between Hollywood screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

Virtual reality meets big screen in Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In Steven Spielberg's new movie "Ready Player One," disgruntled citizens in the year 2045 don virtual reality headsets to enter a digital universe where they can dance at hot clubs or race fancy cars through the streets of New York.

No Netflix, no selfies at Cannes Film Festival this year

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:02am
PARIS (Reuters) - The Cannes Film Festival will ban Netflix from this year's event after the video-on-demand company stood firm in its refusal to give its movies a cinema release, festival director Thierry Fremaux said in an interview.

Beijing festival pulls award-winning gay film amid content squeeze

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 2:26am
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese film festival has pulled award-winging gay romance "Call Me By Your Name" from its program, the movie's distributor said on Monday, reflecting China's mottled relationship with gay themes in the creative arts.

'Pacific Rim Uprising' conquers 'Black Panther' at weekend box office

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 11:04am
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - After weeks of speculating which film could slow "Black Panther's" impressive roll, "Pacific Rim Uprising" took the top spot at the domestic box office.

Academy of Motion Pictures chief denies sexual harassment allegation: report

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:45pm
(Reuters) - The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars, has denied a sexual harassment allegation, Variety reported on Saturday.

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