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Male artists win big but female singers dominate American Music Awards stage

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 10:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pink, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera led female artists of pop music dominating the American Music Awards stage on Sunday with powerful performances, despite being edged out by male artists in most award categories this year.

'Transparent' star Jeffrey Tambor says he may leave show after harassment allegations

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeffrey Tambor, the Emmy-winning star of the Amazon web series "Transparent," said on Sunday he did not see how he could return to the show next season after a second person leveled allegations of sexual harassment against him.

Mel Tillis, country music star known as 'Stutterin' Boy,' dead at 85

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:43pm
(Reuters) - Mel Tillis, who embraced his own speech impediment to become one of Nashville's most celebrated singer-songwriters during a six-decade career in country music, has died at age 85, his publicist said on Sunday.

Country music star Mel Tillis dead at age 85, publicist says

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:00am
(Reuters) - Mel Tillis, a Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter who recorded more than 60 albums and penned a string of hits for Kenny Rogers, George Strait and other major artists, has died at age 85, his publicist said on Sunday.

Release of Indian film about Rajput queen delayed after protests

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:47am
(Reuters) - The producers of "Padmavati" - a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen, said on Sunday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has been accused of distorting history and has sparked protests.

Rock legends salute Malcolm Young on AC/DC founder's death

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:45pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tributes poured in on Sunday for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, a day after he died at the age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years.

Rock legends salute Malcolm Young on AC/DC founder's passing

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:12pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tributes continued to pour in on Sunday in for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, a day after he died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years.

'The Partridge Family' star and singer David Cassidy hospitalized

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 4:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer and actor David Cassidy, a 1970s teen heartthrob who starred in "The Partridge Family" television show, entered a hospital this week for treatment of liver failure, his spokeswoman said on Saturday.

AC/DC founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:09am
(Reuters) - Malcolm Young, who founded the Australian rock band AC/DC along with his brother Angus, has died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years, the band said on its Facebook page on Saturday.

'King of Cling' fashion designer Azzedine Alaia dies at 77

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:58am
PARIS (Reuters) - Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who dressed stars from Greta Garbo to Grace Jones and Lady Gaga, died in Paris at the age of 77, the French Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion said on Saturday.

Co-founder of AC/DC Malcolm Young dies aged 64

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:41am
LONDON (Reuters) - The co-founder of Australian heavy metal band AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has died, according to a statement on the band's website.

Teen angst plus super powers collide in 'Runaways'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:16pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Brian K. Vaughan was approached by Marvel Comics to write a comic book to bring in new readers, he hit on the idea of "Runaways," the story of a diverse group of teenage friends whose bond grows stronger when they make a gruesome discovery.

Vivendi's music unit UMG worth more than $40 billion, CEO says

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:15am
BARCELONA/LONDON (Reuters) - Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG) could be worth more than $40 billion, Chief Executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine said on Friday, helping buoy shares in the French media group following third-quarter results where UMG was a highlight.

Spotify buys online recording studio Soundtrap

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:58am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify has bought online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday, declining to give financial details of the deal.

Netflix's Marvel antihero 'The Punisher' explores the toll of violence

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:06am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frank Castle, the vigilante sniper assassin at the center of Netflix Inc's new Marvel series "The Punisher," is neither a hero nor a villain. He is a man in pain.

Vivendi's music unit UMG has a value of more than $40 billion, CEO says

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 6:51am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Vivendi deems that its music unit has a value of more than $40 billion, driven by the success of music streaming platforms such as Spotify, chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine said on Friday.

Woman accuses Senator Al Franken of unwanted groping, kiss

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A radio broadcaster accused U.S. Senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle East.

George Clooney makes TV return with 'Catch-22,' two decades after ER

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialized adaptation of "Catch-22," Paramount Television said on Thursday, nearly 20 years after he left hit show "ER" to become one of film's biggest names.

Films about migration, terrorism win German Bambi awards

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 6:22pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Films about terrorism, migration and the struggle for women's rights swept Germany's Bambi awards on Thursday evening, with Chinese dissident and filmmaker Ai Weiwei urging the star-studded audience to keep faith in humanity.

Woman accuses U.S. Senator Al Franken of unwanted groping, kiss

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A radio broadcaster accused U.S. Senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle East.

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