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On red carpet, Grammys stars don white roses in solidarity with women

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 7:27pm
(Reuters) - Even the most outrageous outfits of feathers or lace included a simple white rose at the Grammy Awards show's red carpet on Sunday as the glitterati of the music world showed support for women's equality and freedom from sexual harassment.

Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar steal the show in early Grammys

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 5:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar stormed ahead at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, winning three statuettes apiece in the pre-show prizes while Jay-Z, who had the most nominations, was left empty-handed in the early awards.

Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars off to good start at Grammy awards

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 4:32pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars picked up early Grammy awards on Sunday in ceremonies ahead of the three-hour televised show celebrating the best in music.

Box Office: 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' sprints past 'Jumanji'

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:49am
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Fox's "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" has ended the three-week reign of Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome the "Jungle" with a respectable $23.5 million at 3,787 North American locations for the weekend.

#MeToo, gun violence, 'Despacito' make for potent Grammys brew

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 8:29am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lady Gaga, U2, Cardi B, Pink, Miley Cyrus, Sting, Elton John and Sam Smith are just a few of the artists due to perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in a 60th anniversary celebration of music across the board.

Jay-Z makes peace with Grammys as he is honored at Clive Davis party

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 1:40am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - On the night before the Grammy awards, Jay-Z took the stage at a New York dinner attended by music industry titans to discuss his complex relationship with music's highest honors, where the odds are historically stacked against hip-hop artists winning top accolades.

'Beetle Bailey' comic strip creator dies aged 94

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 12:16am
(Reuters) - Mort Walker, the artist and creator of the decades-long running comic strip "Beetle Bailey" about the antics of a work-shirking Army private, died at his home Saturday, his family said.

Post-Sundance, female filmmakers find Hollywood dream elusive

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 8:36am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sundance, the premiere U.S. independent film gathering, this week saw a record number of female filmmakers showcased and it has championed women for four decades, but the Hollywood success that so often comes for male directors has proven elusive.

Bill Clinton repays a favor to Fleetwood Mac at MusiCares ceremony

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:23pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Their 1977 song "Don't Stop" helped power Bill Clinton into the White House in 1992, and on Friday it was the former U.S. president doing the honors for Fleetwood Mac.

U.S. civil rights anthem 'We Shall Overcome' now in public domain

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 5:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lyrics and melody of "We Shall Overcome" are now part of the public domain, following the settlement of a copyright lawsuit over the civil rights anthem long associated with the late folk singer Pete Seeger.

Covered on the catwalk: modest fashion struts its stuff in Paris

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 1:28pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Models in brightly colored pant suits and ankle-length dresses graced a Paris catwalk this week in what organizers said was the city's first show of modest fashion that highlights styles popular with Muslim women.

Four senior BBC male journalists agree pay cuts after inequality row

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 2:28am
LONDON (Reuters) - Four of the highest paid male BBC journalists have agreed to pay cuts, the broadcaster said on Friday, following revelations that its top male news reporters and presenters were earning significantly more than women doing similar jobs.

Theatrical sales outpace streaming buys at quieter Sundance

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:45pm
PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - After years of frenzied bidding wars driven by digital giants like Amazon and Netflix, a more subdued market greeted buyers at the Sundance Film Festival this week, with more traditional theatrical distributors snagging the buzziest films.

Former teen model accuses magician Copperfield of sexual assault

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:35pm
(Reuters) - A former teen model has accused illusionist David Copperfield of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1988 after he judged a modeling competition in Japan that she took part in.

Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on earlier films, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organization said on Thursday.

Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter: academy

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Casey Affleck, an actor who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on earlier films, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organization said on Thursday.

Oprah says she's not running for president but fans are undeterred

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 2:23pm
(Reuters) - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey apparently ended her brief flirtation with a run for the U.S. presidency in 2020, telling InStyle magazine in an interview published on Thursday that she was not interested.

2018 Grammys: Will hip-hop finally even the score?

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:40pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After several near misses and heaps of outrage, this could finally be hip-hop and R&B's year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday where rappers Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dominate nominations for the top prizes on the biggest night in music.

Russell Simmons denies latest woman's claim that he raped her

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:04pm
(Reuters) - Hip hop music producer Russell Simmons on Thursday denied an accusation leveled in a civil lawsuit that he raped an aspiring documentary film maker at his Los Angeles home in 2016, the latest of several women to claim they were sexually abused by the music and film producer.

No President Oprah: celeb tells magazine not interested

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:37am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey ended her brief flirtation with a run for the U.S. presidency in 2020, telling InStyle magazine in an interview published Thursday that she was not interested.