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Musical 'Evita' kicks off Asian tour in Singapore

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:41am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Forty years after opening in London's West End, the musical "Evita", about Argentina's legendary first lady, Eva Peron, made its Asian debut in Singapore this month.

Fans bid tearful farewell to legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:39am
(Reuters) - Thousands of fans lined the streets of Mumbai on Wednesday, some weeping quietly, others running behind the hearse, as they joined Bollywood stars in paying tributes to actress Sridevi who died at the weekend in Dubai.

At 89, French director Varda in running for second Oscar

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:23am
PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A few months shy of her 90th birthday, French film director Agnes Varda is in the running for a second Oscar in a year, thanks to an unlikely partnership with street artist JR in a documentary spotlighting everyday life in small-town France.

Exclusive: The Weinstein Co creditors launch bid to protect collateral - sources

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:49pm
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company's creditors are seeking to provide a $25 million loan that would finance the U.S. movie and TV studio during its upcoming bankruptcy and help protect their collateral, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Oscar nominees ride publicity bounce at box office

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Only one movie will take home the best-picture prize at Sunday's Academy Awards, but several contenders have capitalized on their nominations by banking tens of millions of dollars over the past month at worldwide box offices.

Twice as nice - Barbra Streisand cloned beloved dog

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:44pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?" Barbra Streisand had a hit singing this question in "The Way We Were," but when it comes to getting a new pet she does not have to wonder.

Diversity on screen equals bigger box office bucks, study finds

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:31pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Films whose casts more accurately reflect the racial makeup of U.S. and global populations perform better at the box office than their less diverse counterparts, according to an annual study released on Tuesday.

Love is easier for deer than people in Hungary's Oscar-nominated movie

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:17am
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi's first film in nearly two decades, nominated for the 2018 Oscar in the foreign film category, tells the story of two people searching for love - in their dreams as deer in a forest.

Body of Bollywood legend on its way home to India

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 6:04am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai has handed over the body of legendary Indian actress Sridevi to Indian authorities for it to be returned home, an Indian embassy official said on Tuesday.

'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest accused of misconduct in Variety report

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 6:17pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former stylist for "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest on Monday accused him of sexual misconduct, although Seacrest denied the accusations last November.

Filmmaker Kevin Smith suffers 'massive heart attack'

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 2:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director and actor Kevin Smith, best known as the laconic sidekick "Silent Bob" of his 1990s cult comedies, said on Monday that he suffered a "massive heart attack" after taping a standup comedy show in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale.

The Weinstein Company says it will file for bankruptcy

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:54am
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company said late on Sunday that the U.S. film studio, whose ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, planned to file for bankruptcy in the coming days after talks to sell itself collapsed.

Ed Sheeran named best-selling global artist of 2017

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:14am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the world's best-selling artist of 2017 on Monday, thanks to his album "Divide" and singles "Shape of You" and "Perfect."

Bollywood's Sridevi drowned in bathtub after losing consciousness: Dubai police

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:25am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Indian actress Sridevi died from drowning in her hotel room bathtub, police in Dubai said on Monday following a post-mortem.

Oscars so scandalous: leading movies hit with backlash

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 7:06am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For some, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is a movie about an angry mother seeking justice. But others cannot get past its racist cop, who they feel is unfairly redeemed.

Rolling Stones announce first British concerts in five years

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 5:30am
LONDON (Reuters) - Rockers The Rolling Stones announced their first British concerts in five years on Monday, including shows at two different stadiums in London.

The Weinstein Company to file for bankruptcy

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:27am
(Reuters) - The board of directors of The Weinstein Company said late Sunday the New York film and TV studio planned to file for bankruptcy after talks to sell it collapsed, several media outlets reported.

Australia media firms join fight against Rebel Wilson's record $3.6 million defamation payout

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:47am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian media companies on Monday sought to join German magazine publisher Bauer Media in fighting a record A$4.56 million ($3.6 million) defamation payout to Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson, arguing it set a dangerous precedent.

Box Office: 'Black Panther' rules with $108 million in second weekend

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:34am
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is dominating the box office with an astounding $108 million at 4,020 North American locations -- the second-highest second weekend ever behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

India's Bollywood legend Sridevi dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:12pm
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian actress Sridevi, arguably Bollywood's first female superstar, died in Dubai after cardiac arrest, media reported on Sunday. She was 54.Sridevi is survived by her husband - producer Boney Kapoor - and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. She was in Dubai to attend a family wedding and died late on Saturday.