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Bon Jovi, Nina Simone among five Rock Hall of Fame inductees

3 hours 34 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Livin' on a Prayer" rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday.

Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with UK royals

3 hours 39 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle, will join Queen Elizabeth and other senior Windsors for their family Christmas celebrations in what commentators said was a break with royal protocol.

'The Last Jedi' seeks balance in a 'Star Wars' galaxy in tumult

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:08pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Light faces dark, old faces new and there's a struggle to find a balance in the Force when "Star Wars" returns with "The Last Jedi," the sequel that places Luke Skywalker and his sister Leia at the center of an emotional adventure.

British princes join Jedi knights at 'Star Wars' premiere in London

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 6:01pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," in which the royal brothers both play small roles, on the red carpet at the film's European premiere in London on Tuesday.

Egyptian singer jailed over video inciting debauchery

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:16pm
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court jailed a little-known singer for two years on Tuesday for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said, after she appeared in a music video in her underwear and suggestively eating a banana.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' mostly finds its force with critics

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" won warm reviews from most critics on Tuesday, a day before the latest installment in the sci-fi saga begins hitting movie theaters worldwide in what is projected to be the biggest-grossing movie of 2017.

Major Cineworld investor 'uncomfortable' with debt for Regal deal

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest shareholders in Cineworld has expressed concern about the company's $3.6 billion takeover of bigger U.S. rival Regal Entertainment, saying it is uncomfortable with the debt the British business will take on to finance the deal.

Adorable or deplorable? Porgs stir debate in 'Star Wars' galaxy

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:07am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Furry, wide-eyed and winged critters called Porgs are invading the "Star Wars" galaxy, and Walt Disney Co hopes they will soon be roosting under fans' Christmas trees.

Saudi sovereign fund plans cinema venture with AMC Entertainment

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:52pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund said it planned to enter the cinema business with major U.S.-based movie exhibition company AMC Entertainment Holdings, as the conservative kingdom lifts a 35-year-old ban on cinemas.

'Shape of Water' leads Globes nominees; risk-takers rewarded

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:30pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood's long awards season began to take shape on Monday with Golden Globe nominations that rewarded risk-taking and shone a spotlight on veterans and newcomers alike.

Chef Batali exits company, TV show after sex harassment accusations

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:32pm
(Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali said on Monday that he has stepped away from his restaurant company and ABC said it asked him to step aside as co-host of a daytime food and talk show after he was accused of sexual harassment in a report by an online food trade publication.

Female directors snubbed, Plummer surprises at Golden Globe nominations

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:57am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Women were shut out of the directors race at the 2018 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, while Ridley Scott's scramble to reshoot "All the Money in the World" led to a surprise nod for actor Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey.

'Shape of Water' leads wide ranging Golden Globe nominations

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:43am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" led nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, heading a list of dramas and comedies on issues ranging from press freedom, war, racism and the many aspects of love.

Fantasy romance 'Shape of Water' leads 2018 Golden Globe nods

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:03am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" led the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes on Monday, landing seven nods, including for best drama film, director and actress Sally Hawkins.

'Shape of Water' leads 2018 Golden Globe nominations

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:55am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Guillermo del Toro's fantasy movie "The Shape of Water" led the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes on Monday, landing seven nods, including best drama film.

Palace releases new portrait of Britain's Prince Philip

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 6:04pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth's husband announced his retirement from active public life.

Singer Neil Young's model trains fetch nearly $300,000 at auction

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:44am
(Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Neil Young's extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.

Box Office: 'Coco' Wins as 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Waits in the Wings

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:32am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With anticipation building for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites.

Former British celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies in prison

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 7:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's best-known publicist, Max Clifford, died on Sunday after collapsing in prison, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for indecently assaulting teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:58am
Los Angeles (Reuters) - The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to the franchise’s late star, Carrie Fisher.