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Bob Dylan says 'not yearning' for old days in latest cover album

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:42pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bob Dylan's new album "Triplicate" explores American standards from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, but the veteran singer-songwriter says that does not mean he is yearning for the past.

Charlize Theron joins racing 'Fast and Furious' series with 'badass jet'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:27am
BEIJING (Reuters) - Fast car chases, daring stunts and explosions return to the big screen in the eighth installment of the "Fast and Furious" racing film franchise and Oscar winner Charlize Theron joins the cast with her own "badass jet".

Kremlin says it wants review of Ukraine's decision to bar Russian Eurovision entry

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:37am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expects Ukraine's "unfair" decision to ban the Russian entry for the 2017 Eurovision song contest from entering the country to be reviewed, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

U.S., Canada lift global box office as international sales flat

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Worldwide movie ticket sales increased by 1 percent to a record $38.6 billion in 2016 as theaters in the United States and Canada rung up higher sales and overseas returns were flat, according to industry statistics released on Wednesday.

Daring designs lead looks on Tokyo catwalks

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:04am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Colorful embroidery, creative batik designs and fearless facial jewelry brightened the catwalks at Tokyo Fashion Week where Asian designers presented their Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collections this week.

Chuck Barris, 'The Gong Show' host, dies at 87

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:05am
(Reuters) - Chuck Barris, who tapped into Americans’ hunger to be on television by creating game shows such as “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and his showcase for the acutely untalented, “The Gong Show,” died on Tuesday, media outlets reported.

Idina Menzel happy to 'Let It Go' for world tour

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:36pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Broadway star Idina Menzel says she has not yet grown tired of singing her big hit "Let It Go," even as she embarks on a 50-city world tour.

Art and furniture owned by collector de Balkany up for auction in London

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:30pm
LONDON (Reuters) - From lavish clocks to marble top tables, more than 700 lots including art, silver pieces and furniture belonging to late businessman and collector Robert de Balkany will go under the hammer this week at an auction in London.

Spice Girl Mel B files for divorce from husband of nearly ten years

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spice Girl Melanie 'Mel B' Brown filed for divorce from her husband after nearly 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins best film at Asian Film Awards

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:44pm
HONG KONG, (Reuters) - Chinese film "I Am Not Madame Bovary" took home three awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Tuesday, winning best film, best cinematographer and best actress.

Disney stole 'Zootopia,' writer claims in U.S. lawsuit

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:25pm
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co was sued on Tuesday by a longtime Hollywood screenwriter and producer who accused the studio of copying its blockbuster, Oscar-winning animated film "Zootopia" from his work without permission.

Barber-turned-rapper crowned 'Afghan Star' in talent show

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:33pm
KABUL (Reuters) - A barber-turned-rapper has been crowned the winner of an Afghan talent show that offered its audience some relief from daily stories of insurgents and suicide bombs.

Wyclef Jean says 'treated like criminal' in LA handcuffing incident

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:49am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy award-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and "treated like a criminal" when he was briefly detained on Tuesday by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles as they investigated a robbery.

'Gay moment' stays put as Malaysia to release 'Beauty and the Beast' without cuts

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:44am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Walt Disney blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" will be released in Malaysia this month without any cuts, the company said on Tuesday, after censors had earlier asked for the removal of a "gay moment" in the movie.

Singer Jason Derulo discusses acting ambitions at 'Swalla' launch

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop artist Jason Derulo has big ambitions to break into movies and television but when it comes to auditions, the singer said they are not his thing.

'Sesame Street' to welcome first autistic Muppet

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Long-running children's television show "Sesame Street" is welcoming a new kid to the block - a Muppet with autism called Julia.

Swedish singer Zara Larsson seeks to build U.S. fan base

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Swedish pop star Zara Larsson may have racked up more than 1 billion streams on music service Spotify within a few days of her new album's release, but the 19-year-old knows she still has some work to do in the United States.

Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' tops U.S. Billboard charts for second week

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:04pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer Ed Sheeran reigned atop the weekly U.S. Billboard album and digital song charts on Monday, as his latest album garnered strong sales for a second consecutive week.

L.A. judge in Roman Polanski case defers decision on more jail time

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fugitive movie director Roman Polanski will have to wait up to three months to hear whether he can resolve his four-decade-old rape case without serving more jail time in the United States.

TV's Kardashian says she's 'much better' person after Paris robbery

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:39pm
(Reuters) - Reality television star Kim Kardashian has finally given a first-hand account of being robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year, an experience she said has helped her grow and become a better person.