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Nun fighting sale of convent to Katy Perry dies in court

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 5:46pm
(Reuters) - An 89-year-old Roman Catholic nun who has battled pop star Katy Perry for years over the sale of a Los Angeles convent collapsed and died during a court appearance, according to media reports and supporters.

Zambia deports racey South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 3:22am
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Saturday deported a controversial female South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is popularly known for performing without underwear, on the grounds that her performance would "undermine national values".

Comedy-thriller 'Thoroughbreds' wows critics

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedy-thriller "Thoroughbreds" may star two relative newcomers and an unknown director but it arrives in U.S. movie theaters on Friday to the kind of reviews enjoyed by veterans.

British firms hope for halcyon days ahead of royal wedding

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 2:31am
STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Reuters) - After nearly 70 years of producing royal merchandise, British luxury gift manufacturer Halcyon Days is hoping the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle will be a happy one for them as well as the bride and groom.

Barack Obama in talks to create shows for Netflix: New York Times

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:34pm
(Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama is in advanced talks with Netflix Inc to produce a series of high-profile shows, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

TV special to show 'charismatic' but 'manic' O.J. Simpson

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:31pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The O.J. Simpson double murder case returns to U.S. television on Sunday with a 2006 interview that producers say will give viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the mind of the former football star.

The force turns out for Mark Hamill's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Flanked by two Storm Troopers, "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday with the enthusiasm and humility that has endeared him to fans four decades after his first turn as Luke Skywalker.

'The Sopranos' to make a comeback - in a big screen prequel

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:37pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A prequel to hit U.S. mafia drama "The Sopranos" is being developed as a movie, possibly reuniting some of television's most beloved characters, New Line Cinema said on Thursday.

'Iron Man' director Favreau to create 'Star Wars' TV series

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:12am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jon Favreau, director of the 'Iron Man' and 'Jungle Book' movies, will write and produce a live-action 'Star Wars' series for an upcoming Walt Disney Co streaming service, the company announced on Thursday.

Big names, high hopes for multi-racial 'Wrinkle in Time'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:02am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A month after "Black Panther" showcased black excellence in the form of a superhero movie, "A Wrinkle in Time" is hoping to do the same through a beloved American children's novel.

Meghan Markle baptized by archbishop ahead of wedding to UK's Prince Harry: paper

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. actress Meghan Markle has been baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Church of England, ahead of her royal wedding in May to Britain's Prince Harry, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday.

Pioneering UK music paper NME to close print edition

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:54am
LONDON (Reuters) - NME, the pop music newspaper that created the first British singles chart in 1952, will be printed for the final time this week as it shifts focus to its digital audience, publisher Time Inc said on Wednesday.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' producers to pay $60 million to U.S. in lawsuit settlement

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:03pm
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The company behind the 2013 film, "The Wolf of Wall Street", agreed to pay the United States government $60 million to settle a civil lawsuit that sought to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.

Tony-winner Miles injured in car accident that kills daughter

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:47pm
(Reuters) - Tony-award winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles was injured and her 4-year-old daughter was killed when a car stuck several people in New York City, Miles' agent said on Tuesday.

Oprah Winfrey sheds portion of Weight Watchers stock

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:33pm
(Reuters) - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey sold a portion of her holdings in Weight Watchers International Inc, the former talk show host's production company Harpo Inc said on Tuesday.

Milosevic - the musical - plays in Kosovo

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:30pm
GRACANICA, Kosovo (Reuters) - Twelve years after he died during his trial for war crimes, Slobodan Milosevic, the one-time Serbian strongman, divided his audience again, this time as a character in a musical that made its debut on Tuesday.

Female-led investor group scraps deal for Weinstein assets

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:26pm
(Reuters) - The female-led investor group that had agreed to buy The Weinstein Company's assets pulled its offer on Tuesday, after discovering the Hollywood studio's liabilities were higher than previously disclosed, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Man charged in theft of Frances McDormand's Oscar

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar from a lavish Academy Awards after-party in Hollywood has been charged with felony theft, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said on Tuesday.

Maria Contreras-Sweet says drops deal to buy Weinstein Co

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:18pm
(Reuters) - Maria Contreras-Sweet said in a statement on Tuesday that her group was pulling out of its offer to buy The Weinstein Co.

Cosby lawyers want other accusers barred at retrial as #MeToo looms

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:42pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Allowing 19 other women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault to testify at his retrial would unfairly prejudice jurors, especially against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, his lawyers told a judge on Tuesday.