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Robbie Williams selling his soul for World Cup gig - Kremlin critic

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 9:16am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A long-time Kremlin critic lambasted Robbie Williams for deciding to sing at the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow on Thursday, while a campaign group offered to brief the British pop star on Russia's human rights record.

Trump calls De Niro 'very low IQ individual' for Tony Awards outburst

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 5:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Tuesday hit back at Robert De Niro, calling him a "very low IQ individual," after the Oscar-winning actor's expletive-laden attack on the American president on live television.

No 'Party Like A Russian' for Robbie Williams at World Cup opening

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 4:54pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - British pop star Robbie Williams, who will be performing at the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow on Thursday, said he will not be performing his hit song "Party Like A Russian."

Mozart score among hundreds of manuscripts to be auctioned in Paris

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:24pm
PARIS (Reuters) - A score by Mozart and a letter from Vincent Van Gogh are among hundreds of lots up for grabs this month in auctions of items by composers, artists and writers.

Feline friends: Ed Sheeran waxwork unveiled at cat cafe

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:23am
LONDON (Reuters) - Ed Sheeran has played to packed stadiums around the world - now he, or rather a wax figure of him, can add a cat cafe to the list of locations.

Smurf the whole day long - Belgium celebrates cartoon heroes

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 8:32am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium is celebrating the 60th birthday of the Smurfs by giving fans the chance to experience living in their village and take a virtual reality ride through mystical forests and caves.

Funeral of Swedish DJ Avicii held last week: publicist

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 5:01am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The funeral of Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars in electronic dance music, took place in a private ceremony in Stockholm last week, his publicist said.

"The Band's Visit" sweeps Tony Awards as "Harry Potter" wins best play

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" won the Tony for best play on Sunday while "The Band's Visit" swept the musical categories with 10 wins, including the top award best musical at Broadway's annual honors for the best in theater.

Robert De Niro uses F-bomb against Trump on live TV

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Robert de Niro issued an expletive-laden denunciation of U.S. President Donald Trump during the live television broadcast of the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday.

'Harry Potter,' Glenda Jackson, Andrew Garfield win top Tony Awards

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" won the Tony Award for best play on Sunday while Glenda Jackson and Andrew Garfield took home acting prizes and rocker Bruce Springsteen received a special prize at Broadway's honors for the best in theater.

Florida shooting survivors get standing ovation at Tony awards

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 9:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Student survivors of a Florida school shooting in February gave an emotional performance at the annual Tony Awards on Sunday, bringing the audience of Broadway stars to their feet.

UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to tour Australia & New Zealand

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:17pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle will visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand later this year on a tour that will coincide with the Sydney staging of the Invictus Games, Kensington Palace said.

Box Office: 'Ocean's 8' gets away with $41.5 million opening

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:30pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The ladies of "Ocean's 8" pulled off a solid debut at the box office.

DJ duo NERVO to enhance volleyball fan experience

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:32am
(Reuters) - Grammy-winning Australian DJ duo NERVO will promote the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) as part of a collaboration to enhance fan experience, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) said on Sunday.

Angels, wizards and SpongeBob vie for Tony award honors

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 5:26am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The wizarding world of Harry Potter, a singing SpongeBob, an AIDS-ravaged Roy Cohn and a gang of Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" are the stuff of hit shows taking center stage as Sunday's annual Tony Awards honor the best of Broadway theater.

U.S. actors, TV networks agree to end casting couch

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:58pm
(Reuters) - The largest U.S. actors' union and the four major television networks on Saturday agreed to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes, ratifying a guideline the screen actors' guild had enacted on its own following the #MeToo uproar, the union said.

Queen's honors sidetracked by row over rail boss award

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 4:41am
LONDON (Reuters) - A row over the running of Britain's railways spilled over into Queen Elizabeth's annual birthday honors on Saturday as Network Rail's outgoing boss was decorated in a list which included actress Emma Thompson and novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.

Disney animation chief, Pixar co-founder Lasseter to quit after 'missteps'

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 6:32pm
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co animation head and co-founder of Pixar John Lasseter, regarded as a modern day Walt Disney because of his creativity and commercial success, will leave at the end of the year, the company said on Friday.

HBO gives go-ahead to 'Game of Thrones' prequel

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hit television series "Game of Thrones" is getting a prequel series, cable channel HBO said on Friday, the first green light for five potential spinoff projects for the award-winning medieval fantasy.

Elton John urges social media firms to help end HIV/AIDS stigma

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:22pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Paying tribute to Princess Diana, British singer Elton John appealed for an end to the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in a speech on Friday and called on social media platforms to do more to help.

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