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Greta Gerwig explores complexities of growing up in 'Lady Bird'

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Why won't you call me Lady Bird? You promised that you would."

'Justice League' must battle film critics as well as villains

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:11am
LONDON (Reuters) - Saving Metropolis and Gotham City from the clutches of super-villains might be enough pressure for the average caped crusader but the cast of the forthcoming "Justice League" film also face another equally-terrifying foe: film critics.

Australia can breathe easy after 17th century map restored

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:18am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A 17th century map of Australia, predating British settlement, has gone on display for the first time after suffering extensive damage while purportedly housed for hundreds of years in a Swedish warehouse.

While the poor collector gently weeps, Hendrix, McCartney guitars go up for auction

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Collectors who want to own a piece of music history - Fender, Gibson and Guild guitars used by the likes of Tom Petty, Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix - will have to be ready to put up some serious cash next month in New York City.

Sony pulls Spacey film from festival, going ahead with December release

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 5:44pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures on Monday withdrew a movie starring Kevin Spacey from a Los Angeles film festival following sexual misconduct allegations against the actor, but said it was going ahead with a planned U.S. movie theater release in December.

Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney: CNBC

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 1:57pm
(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox film and television conglomerate has held talks to sell most of the company to media giant Walt Disney Co, CNBC reported on Monday, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.

Kenny Chesney's live album scores No.1 on Billboard 200 chart

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country star Kenny Chesney took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with his new live album, while releases by pop singer Kelly Clarkson and rapper Chris Brown debuted in the top three.

'Thor: Ragnarok' rules with $121 million weekend

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 10:47am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations -- the fourth best launch of 2017.

BBC name change stirs language row in Afghanistan

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:43am
KABUL (Reuters) - The BBC is facing an angry reaction in Afghanistan after it changed the name of one of its local language Facebook pages to BBC Dari, the official name of the Afghan version of Persian or Farsi but one rejected by many local Persian speakers.

Netflix cuts ties with Kevin Spacey after sexual misconduct allegations

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix severed ties with Kevin Spacey on Friday, saying it will not be involved in any production of "House of Cards" if the actor, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct, continues to appear in the show.

New York City police say gathering evidence for possible Weinstein arrest warrant

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:29pm
(Reuters) - The New York City Police Department said on Friday that it had a credible narrative from an unidentified person who has made a rape allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and was gathering evidence for a possible arrest warrant.

Country music awards show reverses ban on questions about Vegas shooting

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Country Music Association (CMA) on Friday reversed a ban on journalists asking questions at its annual awards show about last month's Las Vegas mass shooting, hours after singer Brad Paisley criticized the rules as "ridiculous."

'Walking Dead' zombie game seeks Pokemon-style success

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:59am
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish game studio Next Games said on Friday it will launch a new augmented reality smartphone game in the coming months based on AMC Networks' hit TV show "Walking Dead".

Dutch bank cancels actor Spacey appearance at business conference

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:28am
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch bank ING said on Friday it had decided to cancel a scheduled appearance by actor Kevin Spacey at a business conference it is organizing in Rotterdam.

Director Brett Ratner sues woman who accused him of rape

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 8:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Brett Ratner has filed a defamation lawsuit against a woman who claimed in a Facebook post that he had raped her some 12 years ago, documents filed in federal court in Hawaii showed.

'Murder on the Orient Express' breathes new cinematic life into Agatha Christie

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 5:54pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Agatha Christie, the author dubbed the 'Queen of Crime,' is returning to the big screen after a decades-long absence with an adaptation of "Murder on the Orient Express," directed by Kenneth Brannagh.

Pennsylvania ex-prosecutor sues Cosby accuser for defamation

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 5:27pm
(Reuters) - A former Pennsylvania district attorney who declined to prosecute entertainer Bill Cosby for sexual assault in 2005 has sued Cosby's accuser in the case for defamation, claiming she destroyed his political career in retaliation.

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