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Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital, Walgreens pharmacy chain over singer's death

7 hours 17 min ago
(Reuters) - Heirs of Prince have sued an Illinois hospital and pharmacy chain Walgreens, saying they could have prevented the singer's 2016 death if they had properly diagnosed and treated his overdose days earlier, a court document showed on Monday.

Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital, Walgreen pharmacy chain over singer's death: report

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:05pm
(Reuters) - Heirs of Prince have sued an Illinois hospital and pharmacy chain Walgreens claiming they could have prevented the singer's 2016 death if they had properly diagnosed and properly treated his overdose days earlier, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported on Monday.

Family of late Swedish DJ Avicii says grateful for tributes

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:16pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of Swedish electronic music DJ and producer Avicii on Monday said they were grateful for the numerous public tributes paid to the "Wake Me Up" hitmaker but offered no details on his unexpected death.

NBA's Stephen Curry lands TV, film deal with Sony Pictures

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBA star Stephen Curry has signed a multi-year film and television deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio said on Monday, as the Golden State Warriors player makes a play to be the latest athlete to break into entertainment.

No testimony from Cosby as defense rests in Pennsylvania sexual assault trial

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 2:21pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's lawyers rested their case on Monday in his retrial on sexual assault charges, with the comedian declining to testify in his own defense against a one-time friend's accusations that he drugged and raped her in 2004.

UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend memorial service for murdered black teenager

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:38pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle attended a memorial service on Monday to mark 25 years since the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.

Big secrets, bumper box-office for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:31pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Avengers: Infinity War" boasts more than 20 superheroes and expects to storm the box office, but even its A-list cast don't know quite what to expect when the film gets its world premiere on Monday night

Cosby judge bars defense from introducing 2005 deposition

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 9:42am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's second trial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a onetime friend entered a third week on Monday with the judge rejecting a motion to introduce a 2005 deposition that the comedian's defense believed could have helped his case.

Jury in Cosby sexual assault retrial to hear final arguments

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:03am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Prosecutors and comedian Bill Cosby's defense team were each set to deliver closing arguments in his sexual assault retrial on Monday, taking a final shot at convincing a jury he is innocent or guilty of charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a former friend.

Box Office: 'A Quiet Place' back on top, 'Super Troopers 2' Smokes Projections

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:32pm
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "A Quiet Place" had another noisy weekend at the domestic box office, reclaiming the No. 1 slot in its third frame.

Austin Powers movies' Mini-Me, Verne Troyer, dies

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:21pm
(Reuters) - The diminutive actor who starred in the Austin Powers movies' as "Mini Me", Verne Troyer, died Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 49.

'Avatar' director Cameron says he still hopes to film four sequels

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 9:14pm
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - "Avatar" director James Cameron said he still aims to make four sequels to the 2009 science-fiction blockbuster and is moving ahead with production while regulators review the proposed sale of 21st Century Fox's film studio to Walt Disney Co.

Natalie Portman says to skip Israeli ceremony due to Netanyahu speech

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:05am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be seen as supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was scheduled to speak at the event.

Harvey Weinstein goes to court to retrieve personal emails

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:06pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday to order his company, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in March, to turn over personal emails that he says are relevant to ongoing civil and criminal investigations against him.

'Smallville' actress charged in self-help guru's sex traffic case

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:58pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York actress Allison Mack was arrested Friday on charges that she recruited women into a secret society led by self-help guru Keith Raniere in which they were forced to have sex with Raniere and were branded with his initials.

Saudis flock to 'Black Panther' as first public cinema premieres

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11pm
RIYADH (Reuters) - Dozens of Saudi families flocked to the movies on Friday for the first time in almost 40 years after the lifting of a ban on a form of entertainment once deemed corrupting and un-Islamic.

‘Smallville’ actress arrested in self-help guru's New York sex traffic case

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York actress Allison Mack was arrested Friday on charges that she aided self-help guru Keith Raniere in running a secret society that enslaved women and branded them with his initials, federal prosecutors said.

Avicii, Swedish electronic dance music artist and DJ, dead at 28

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:19pm
(Reuters) - Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music (EDM) in Europe, was found dead on Friday at the age of 28, his U.S. publicist said.

Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over "distressing" events

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:39pm
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of "distressing" events in the country, the organizers said, announcing the prize-giving had been canceled.

Swedish electronic music DJ Avicii found dead at age 28

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:28pm
(Reuters) - Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music (EDM) in Europe, was found dead on Friday afternoon in Muscat, Oman, his U.S. publicist said.

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