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Documentary maker Alex Gibney tees up new Tiger Woods biography

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney is to put golfer Tiger Woods under the microscope in an upcoming documentary series based on a new biography of the 14-time major winner, Gibney's company Jigsaw Productions said on Tuesday.

Heineken pulls beer ad after Chance the Rapper complains of racism

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 1:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beer maker Heineken said on Tuesday it had withdrawn an ad for a calorie-light beer after musician Chance the Rapper called the commercial "terribly racist."

Vietnam briefly detains dissident singer after European tour

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:59am
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese singer and activist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, an outspoken campaigner for free speech, was briefly detained at an airport in the capital Hanoi on Tuesday after flying home from Europe, her husband told Reuters.

Vietnam detains dissident singer after European tour

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 1:25am
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese singer and activist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, an outspoken campaigner for free speech, was detained in the capital Hanoi on Tuesday after flying home from Europe, her husband told Reuters.

Olivia de Havilland's 'Feud' lawsuit against FX Networks thrown out

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 7:00pm
(Reuters) - FX Networks, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, on Monday prevailed in a lawsuit brought by Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland over her depiction in a miniseries about the feud between Hollywood screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

Virtual reality meets big screen in Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In Steven Spielberg's new movie "Ready Player One," disgruntled citizens in the year 2045 don virtual reality headsets to enter a digital universe where they can dance at hot clubs or race fancy cars through the streets of New York.

No Netflix, no selfies at Cannes Film Festival this year

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:02am
PARIS (Reuters) - The Cannes Film Festival will ban Netflix from this year's event after the video-on-demand company stood firm in its refusal to give its movies a cinema release, festival director Thierry Fremaux said in an interview.

Beijing festival pulls award-winning gay film amid content squeeze

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 2:26am
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese film festival has pulled award-winging gay romance "Call Me By Your Name" from its program, the movie's distributor said on Monday, reflecting China's mottled relationship with gay themes in the creative arts.

'Pacific Rim Uprising' conquers 'Black Panther' at weekend box office

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 11:04am
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - After weeks of speculating which film could slow "Black Panther's" impressive roll, "Pacific Rim Uprising" took the top spot at the domestic box office.

Academy of Motion Pictures chief denies sexual harassment allegation: report

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:45pm
(Reuters) - The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars, has denied a sexual harassment allegation, Variety reported on Saturday.

Netflix and Formula One team up for documentary series

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 6:10am
LONDON (Reuters) - Netflix are to make a documentary series chronicling the 2018 Formula One season and which will be screened next year, the sport's rights holders announced on Saturday ahead of the opening race in Australia.

Family of 'Star Trek' actor settles with Fiat Chrysler over fatal accident

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of late "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV over the rollaway crash of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed the up-and-coming actor almost two years ago.

Formula One delays start of TV streaming service

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 7:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One has pushed back the start of a new television streaming service which it had hoped to launch in Australia this weekend.

Miss Venezuela pageant to probe contestants' ethics after social media feud

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:42pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - The Miss Venezuela beauty pageant said on Wednesday it will investigate possible unethical conduct by its contestants following a vitriolic social media spat that saw former participants accusing each other of inappropriate behavior.

'Sound of Music,' 'Rumours' albums deemed U.S. national treasures

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 1:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The soundtrack from "The Sound of Music," Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours" and the 1984 song "Footloose" were among 25 recordings deemed national treasures on Wednesday and worthy of preserving by the U.S. Library of Congress.

Marvin Gaye family prevails in 'Blurred Lines' plagiarism case

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:35pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a $5.3 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copying a Marvin Gaye song to create their 2013 smash "Blurred Lines."

Marvin Gaye heirs prevail in appeal over 'Blurred Lines' plagiarism

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:36am
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday let stand a $5.3 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for allegedly copying a Marvin Gaye song to create their 2013 smash hit "Blurred Lines."

Narcos producer shows 'mechanism' of Brazil corruption in new series

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:13am
(Reuters) - A vast corruption investigation in Brazil that has toppled businessmen and lawmakers, haunted two presidencies and captivated the media, debuts as a Netflix series this week, long before anyone can predict how the real-life probe will end.

Weinstein Co says its bankruptcy filing won't protect ex-chairman

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 7:03pm
NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company's bankruptcy filing will not protect ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, an attorney for the studio told U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath on Tuesday.

'The Crown' producers apologize for royal show pay disparity

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 1:25pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers of television series "The Crown" apologized on Tuesday for paying the award-winning actress who played Queen Elizabeth less than her male co-star but said nothing about redressing the past imbalance.



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