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Film producer convicted in U.S. of investment fraud

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 2:25pm
(Reuters) - A California movie producer who headed a boutique merchant bank has been convicted on charges he defrauded investors in hedge funds overseen by a New York-based investment adviser out of $26 million, prosecutors said on Friday.

Weinstein-accuser Argento turns ire on Berlusconi before Italy poll

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:53pm
ROME (Reuters) - When actor and director Asia Argento accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, she helped inspire the #MeToo movement. But in her native Italy, Argento met with considerable scorn.

Time's Up to receive official moment on Oscars stage

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:28pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy Awards show has set aside a moment to feature the Time's Up campaign against workplace sexual misconduct during Sunday's Oscars ceremony.

Jimmy Kimmel's mission impossible - Oscar host in midst of #MeToo

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 7:07am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jimmy Kimmel is in therapy. Last year's Oscar best picture blunder is giving the Academy Awards host nightmares - or so goes one of the comedian's video promotions for Sunday's ceremony.

Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan to invite public to wedding celebrations

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:40am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife-to-be Meghan Markle will invite more than 2,500 members of the public to take part in their wedding day celebrations in May, his office said on Friday.

Female-led investor group to buy Weinstein Co assets

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:28pm
(Reuters) - A former Obama administration official on Thursday reached a deal to purchase assets of The Weinstein Company and said she will use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.

Female-led investor group says it is buying Weinstein Co assets

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:19pm
(Reuters) - A former Obama administration official said on Thursday she had reached a deal to purchase assets of The Weinstein Company and will use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.

Chef Wolfgang Puck readies caviar, gold dust for Oscars feast

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three-hundred pounds of Miyazaki Wagyu beef will be sliced, 1,500 quail eggs cracked and some 1,400 champagne corks popped as Hollywood's stars dine on chef Wolfgang Puck's recipes after the Oscars are handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Weinstein Co reaches deal with group promising female leadership

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:36pm
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Co on Thursday reached a deal to sell assets to a group led by a former Obama administration official who plans to use a majority-female board to rebuild the Hollywood studio tarnished by sexual misconduct allegations.

Harvey Weinstein 'Casting Couch' statue unveiled ahead of Oscars

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:04pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein won't be going to Sunday's Oscar ceremony, but the film producer's presence is still being felt in Hollywood.

Maria Contreras-Sweet says she has clinched deal for Weinstein Co assets

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:01pm
(Reuters) - Former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet said on Thursday that she had reached an agreement with the New York State Attorney General's office to purchase assets from the Weinstein Company in order to launch a new firm.

Weinstein Co, New York Attorney General in last-minute talks to avoid bankruptcy: WSJ

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:54pm
(Reuters) - Weinstein Co's board on Thursday met with a potential buyers' group at the New York attorney general's office in a last-resort attempt to avoid bankruptcy and a government lawsuit, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the talks.

Insurer Chubb refuses to pay for Harvey Weinstein's legal defense

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:52am
(Reuters) - Insurer Chubb Ltd is refusing to pay for Harvey Weinstein's legal defense against 11 lawsuits that accuse the movie producer of sexually harassing or assaulting women over the past three decades, according to a court document filed on Wednesday.

Women looking for Oscar love in best picture cliffhanger

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 7:12am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Women are hoping for some long overdue love at the Academy Awards on Sunday, where the biggest prize in the movie industry is wide open after an awards season dominated by Hollywood's sexual misconduct scandal.

DiCaprio and Pitt team up for new Quentin Tarantino movie

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt -- two of Hollywood's biggest stars -- are teaming up for Quentin Tarantino's next project, a movie set in the 1969 Hollywood hippy era around the Charles Manson murders.

Keith Richards apologizes for swipe at eight times dad Mick Jagger

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:13pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards on Wednesday apologized for suggesting that eight times father Mick Jagger get a vasectomy.

L.A. billboards target misconduct scandal ahead of Oscars

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:04pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood woke up on Wednesday to an ugly reminder of the sexual misconduct accusations shaking its ranks as a street artist covered three Los Angeles billboards with slogans accusing the entertainment industry of staying silent.

Oscars' '#MeToo' dilemma

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:33am
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The Academy Awards, the glitziest night in show business, takes place on Sunday, but the biggest drama may be not on the Dolby Theatre stage but behind-the-scenes moves to tackle the sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked the industry.

Happy 90th birthday, Oscar. You must remember this?

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 6:10am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Oscars, the highest honors in the movie business, celebrate their 90th anniversary on Sunday.

French actresses launch own 'Time's Up' with white ribbons

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:52am
PARIS (Reuters) - Over 100 actresses and film professionals in France, including Vanessa Paradis and Diane Kruger, launched their own movement on Wednesday against sexual violence, and said they would sport white ribbons at a French awards event this week.