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Cosby defense witness says accuser talked of framing a celebrity

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:00pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's star defense witness testified on Wednesday that the woman who has accused him of sexual assault once told her how easy it would be to fabricate an accusation of sexual assault against a celebrity to make money.

Saudi cinema launch ends decades-old ban, public screenings start Friday

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:05pm
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Minnesota prosecutor to announce if charges will be filed in singer Prince's death

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:57pm
(Reuters) - A Minnesota prosecutor will announce on Thursday whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose.

Saudi Arabia launches first new cinema, public showings start Friday

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:50pm
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Emboldened by #MeToo, 'mad as hell' women take spotlight at Cosby retrial

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:26pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - As Bill Cosby approached a Pennsylvania courthouse for the beginning of his retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a one-time friend, a bare-breasted protester ran toward him shouting: "Women's lives matter."

In singer Prince's death, Minnesota prosecutor decides whether to file charges

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:35pm
(Reuters) - A Minnesota prosecutor will on Thursday announce whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose, authorities said.

Saudi Arabia to launch first new cinema at private VIP event

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:34am
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is launching its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday as it ends a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to open up the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Warner Bros' $1 billion theme park in Abu Dhabi to open in July

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:22am
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi hopes the opening of a $1 billion Warner Bros theme park in July will help it in its bid to nearly double the number of tourists visiting the emirate over the next few years.

Pink leads People's beautiful issue, Meghan Markle on the list

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:25am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink graced the cover of People magazine's annual beautiful people issue on Wednesday, chosen for what the celebrity publication called "a role model who embodies honesty and confidence."

Amy Schumer says self-esteem, not size, rules in 'I Feel Pretty'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Amy Schumer has made a name for herself with her sharp wit and self-deprecating observations about romance, drinking and sex.

Defense in Cosby's sexual assault trial to question detective for second day

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:57am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's defense team in his sexual assault trial is expected on Wednesday to continue its cross examination of a detective who investigated the accusations against the 80-year-old entertainer shortly after they were first made.

National Public Radio newscaster Carl Kasell dies at 84

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carl Kasell, whose Southern baritone was a presence on National Public Radio programs for more than three decades, died on Tuesday in Potomac, Maryland, from complications from Alzheimer's disease, NPR said. He was 84.

Jack White, Nick Cave, N.E.R.D. booked at Montreux jazz festival

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 8:31am
MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Jack White, Nick Cave and Jamie Cullum join Massive Attack and punk icon Iggy Pop at the 52nd edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival this July, where the eclectic line-up also includes hip hop and electronic music, the organizers said on Tuesday.

'Desperate Housewives' actress Eva Longoria gets Hollywood star

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - There were laughs and tears on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday as actress Eva Longoria was honored with a star.

Netflix programming binge pays off with subscriber surge

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:39pm
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's blitz of original programs attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video-streaming pioneer's massive spending will fuel growth around the world.

Cosby lawyer to sex assault accuser: 'Did you fabricate a scheme?'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:35pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's defense team on Monday sought to undercut the credibility of a woman accusing the comedian of sexual assault by pressing her about accusations she schemed to plant a false story of abuse to reap hush money.

Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' may be scrapped in legal flap

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers of a Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Monday sued the author's estate saying the premiere cannot go ahead as scheduled and the production may have to be scrapped entirely unless a legal dispute is settled soon.

Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California rapper Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, one of the most prestigious arts awards in the United States.

Baby girl True joins the Kardashian clan

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:58pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Khloe Kardashian on Monday officially announced the arrival of her first child, and said the baby girl would be called True.

Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer music prize

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music on Monday for his album "DAMN.," organizers announced.

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