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'Roseanne' spinoff called 'The Conners' to air on ABC in fall

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:13pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. broadcast network ABC said on Thursday it has ordered a 10-episode spinoff of comedy "Roseanne" that will air without any involvement of its creator Roseanne Barr, who sparked widespread outrage by tweeting a racial slur.

ABC announces 'Roseanne' spinoff TV series

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:56pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. broadcast network ABC has ordered a 10-episode spinoff of comedy "Roseanne" without creator Roseanne Barr, the channel said on Thursday.

'Heartbroken' father of designer Kate Spade dies at age 89

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:43pm
(Reuters) - The father of fashion designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family said on Thursday.

Ancient Greek sounds transfix audience in Athens

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:09pm
ATHENS (Reuters) - Hymns sung to the Greek gods thousands of years ago resonated from ancient musical instruments in Athens on Thursday, transporting a transfixed audience to antiquity.

Suspect arrested in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:42am
(Reuters) - A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of up-and-coming U.S. rapper XXXTentacion, who was gunned down in Florida on Monday, police said on Thursday.

Belgium beach plays host to Hollywood sand sculptures

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:11am
OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - On a Belgium beach, an artist adds the final touches to an imposing sand sculpture of the Incredible Hulk and his bristling muscles ahead of the opening of the world's biggest festival of its kind.

China's Weibo blocks comedian John Oliver after Xi Jinping roasting

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:54am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Twitter-like microblogging service Weibo has blocked and deleted posts referring to British comedian John Oliver after he slammed the country's human rights record and mocked President Xi Jinping on his show, Last Week Tonight.

Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 8:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson on Wednesday confirmed reports that he and American pop star Ariana Grande are engaged after dating for less than two months.

Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:34pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc has ordered multiple live-action and animated series from Emmy award-winning children's television producer Sesame Workshop, a source close to the agreement said on Wednesday.

Sculptor Giacometti's Paris studio opening to public

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:21pm
PARIS (Reuters) - More than 50 years after his death, art lovers can see sculptor Alberto Giacometti's Parisian studio exactly as he left it, right down to half-finished sketches and his ashtray.

Music fans mark 70 years since first LP as vinyl enjoys revival

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:53am
LONDON (Reuters) - In the basement of the British Library, curator Andy Linehan inspects the latest addition to a massive archive of wax cylinders, cassettes, LPs and CDs - a vinyl record that made musical history.

Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some powerful Hollywood producers and directors have criticized Twenty-First Century Fox Inc over its news commentators' support for the U.S. immigration crackdown that separates children from their parents, with one award-winning producer threatening to take his work elsewhere.

Colombian pop star loses $785,000 in valuables at World Cup: reports

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:15pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Colombian pop singer Maluma was robbed of luxury items worth over 50 million roubles ($785,000) from his hotel room near Moscow's Red Square, Russian media reported on Tuesday, citing police sources.

CBS to expand 'Star Trek' with five-year deal for new TV shows

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 1:43pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. broadcast network CBS will expand the popular "Star Trek" science-fiction franchise with new series, mini-series and animation under a production deal announced on Tuesday.

Michael Jackson show headed to Broadway in 2020

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:52am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A musical inspired by the life of late pop singer Michael Jackson will open on Broadway in 2020, Jackson's estate and its producing partner said on Tuesday.

Heroes, on screen and off, win big at MTV Movie & TV Awards show

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:49pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superhero movie "Black Panther' made a killing at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday, winning four trophies in a ceremony that also recognized gays, women and those who stand up to bullying.

U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:14pm
(Reuters) - Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported.

Florida rapper XXXTentacion, 20, dies in shooting

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:16pm
(Reuters) - Up-and-coming U.S. rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead near Miami, Florida, on Monday, police said.

Artist Christo floats tomb of barrels in London's Hyde Park

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:46am
LONDON (Reuters) - A 20-metre (22-yard) high sculpture of an ancient Egyptian tomb, made from 7,506 red, white and mauve barrels, has taken temporary residence amid the aquatic wildlife on a lake in London's Hyde Park.

Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' shatters records with heroic $180 million opening

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:39am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The opening weekend of "Incredibles 2" was, well, incredible.



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