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Movie studio MGM to replace CEO Gary Barber

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:15pm
(Reuters) - U.S. movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer will replace its chief executive, Gary Barber, five months after extending his contract for five years and has begun a search for a new CEO, MGM Holdings Inc said on Monday.

The Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 9:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy with an offer from with an affiliate of private equity firm Lantern Capital Partners to acquire its assets.

Australian court rejects part of News Corp defense against Geoffrey Rush defamation suit

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 8:34pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court on Tuesday threw out part of News Corp's defense against a defamation lawsuit by Geoffrey Rush, a win for the Oscar-winning actor who objected to a series of newspaper articles accusing him of inappropriate conduct.

Weinstein Company to file bankruptcy as soon as Monday: source

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 7:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company plans to file for bankruptcy in Delaware as soon as Monday night with an offer for the company in hand from private equity firm Lantern Capital, a person familiar with the matter said.

Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Platt release #MarchforOurLives song

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of Broadway's biggest stars teamed up to release a song on Monday in support of the March for Our Lives gun control movement started by students at a Florida high school.

'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon to run for New York governor

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 1:55pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon, one of the stars of the "Sex and the City" television series and movies, announced on Monday she would run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination.

Daryl Hannah directs first feature, wants more women in film industry

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:19pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Film star Daryl Hannah returned to the red carpet with her debut as a feature film director and said the odds are stacked against women taking prominent roles in the film industry.

'Black Panther' surpasses 'Tomb Raider' for fifth box office crown

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:31am
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" has maintained its momentum at the domestic box office, winning its fifth consecutive weekend with $27 million from 3,834 locations.

Trump lawyer seeks $20 million damages from Stormy Daniels: filing

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A law firm representing U.S. President Donald Trump and the corporation that paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in what she called hush money over an alleged affair with Trump said in a court filing that it was seeking at least $20 million in damages for multiple violations of a nondisclosure agreement.

Academy of Motion Pictures chief accused of sexual misconduct: reports

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 3:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The president of the Academy of Motion Pictures, the organization that hands out the Oscars, has been accused of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publications reported on Friday.

Academy of Motion Pictures chief accused of sexual misconduct: report

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The president of the Academy of Motion Pictures, the organization that hands out the Oscars, has been accused of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publications reported on Friday.

Bollywood singer Mehndi sentenced to two years in jail over people smuggling

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 1:46pm
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood singer Daler Mehndi was handed a two-year prison sentence on Friday in a case over smuggling people into the United States while on tour there 20 years ago.

Bollywood singer Mehndi sentenced to two years in jail for human trafficking

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:08am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood singer Daler Mehndi was handed a two-year prison sentence for human trafficking on Friday after a court in north India found him guilty of smuggling people into the United States while on tour there twenty years ago.

Porn actress Stormy Daniels physically threatened over Trump: lawyer

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:31am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels was physically threatened and warned to remain silent about her relationship with President Donald Trump, her lawyer told MSNBC and CNN on Friday.

'Life of Pi' actor Irrfan Khan reveals battle with tumor

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 7:49am
(Reuters) - Indian actor Irrfan Khan, whose roles in Hollywood films such as "Slumdog Millionaire", "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Life of Pi" have brought him fame, has been diagnosed with a tumor and is traveling overseas for treatment, he said on Friday.

Bartender, bandmate and bathroom disrupter in film of Bill Murray tales

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 5:48pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The stories told in a new documentary about Bill Murray are the stuff of an off-beat legend, taking the star to a Scottish house party where he washed the dishes, to singing with an accordion player in Slovenia and surprising a guy in a bar bathroom.

Five more Cosby accusers to testify at sex assault retrial: judge

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:37pm
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Five women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them will be allowed to testify at his upcoming retrial on charges of sexually assaulting a former friend, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Thursday, in a victory for prosecutors.

Jennifer Lopez on her #MeToo moment: 'Nah, we're not having it'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:08pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Lopez had her own #MeToo moment years ago, but it did not turn out as planned for her would-be abuser.

Rihanna urges fans to delete Snapchat after ad mocking assault by Brown

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 1:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Rihanna urged fans on Thursday to delete Snapchat after the social media app ran an ad making fun of her 2009 beating at the hands of then boyfriend Chris Brown.

Rihanna urges fans to delete Snapchat after domestic violence ad

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Rihanna urged fans on Thursday to delete Snapchat after the social media app ran an ad making fun of her 2009 beating at the hands of then boyfriend Chris Brown.

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