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Film maker George Lucas breaks ground on LA narrative museum

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:36pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars" film maker George Lucas broke ground on his new $1 billion story-telling museum on Wednesday, saying it will embrace art of all kinds.

NBC News plans online streaming service to attract younger viewers

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp's NBC News plans to launch an online streaming service this year as part of its effort to reach younger viewers who prefer to watch their favorite shows online, executives said on Wednesday.

Disney creates streaming video unit for digital future

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 1:02pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday it had created a new unit for its streaming video and international businesses as the company retools its traditional media operation for a world rapidly embracing online video.

Disney reorganizes businesses, creates direct-to-consumer unit

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:45am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co announced a reorganization on Wednesday that will create a new direct-to-consumer and international unit as the entertainment company adapts to a rapid shift toward online and mobile viewing.

Crimes committed in Mexico in name of security, actor tells U.N

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:44am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Crimes against humanity have been committed in Mexico "in the name of security", actor Gael Garcia Bernal told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday.

Lawsuit says Miley Cyrus stole 'We Can't Stop,' seeks $300 million

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 6:31pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miley Cyrus was sued for $300 million on Tuesday by a Jamaican songwriter who said the pop singer's 2013 smash "We Can't Stop" closely resembles a song he recorded 25 years earlier, and that she is infringing his copyright.

Hollywood producers Affleck, Jordan, Feig adopt inclusion rider

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 6:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig said on Tuesday that his production company was adding an inclusion rider for future shows, the latest Hollywood figure to take up the call for more diversity on movie and television sets.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik announce split in loving messages

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 5:36pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Celebrity couple Zayn Malik and supermodel Gigi Hadid on Tuesday announced they had split up after two years of dating, with both posting statements of mutual love and respect.

Royal pay gap? 'The Crown''s Queen Elizabeth paid less than her prince

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:50pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even royals, it seems, may suffer from the gender pay gap.

The Ventures guitarist, surf rock pioneer Nokie Edwards dies

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:02pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nokie Edwards, a guitarist and bassist for surf rock pioneers The Ventures and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 82, the band's manager said on Tuesday.

Vice Media names Nancy Dubuc CEO, co-founder Smith to be chairman

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 2:43pm
(Reuters) - Vice Media LLC on Tuesday named Nancy Dubuc as chief executive officer, succeeding co-founder Shane Smith, three months after the millennial-focused media firm apologized for allowing a "boy's club" atmosphere to flourish at the company.

Next 'Fantastic Beasts' movie thrills fans with return to Hogwarts

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The second of the "Fantastic Beasts" movie spinoffs from author J.K. Rowling includes scenes set in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, directly connecting the story to the best-selling "Harry Potter" books and films, a first movie trailer on Tuesday showed.

Slovenia claims world's first blockchain monument

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:38pm
KRANJ, Slovenia (Reuters) - The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins crypto-currencies took center stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia, authorities in the country's fourth largest city said.

Mexican actor Garcia Bernal brings call for end to impunity to U.N.

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:02pm
GENEVA (Reuters) - Actor and filmmaker Gael Garcia Bernal called on Tuesday for the United Nations and governments around the world to put pressure on his native Mexico to end impunity for corruption and large-scale killings.

'Tomb Raider' reboot tests Oscar-winner Vikander's star power

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 2:04am
(Reuters) - When video game character Lara Croft first debuted in "Tomb Raider" on the big screen nearly two decades ago, she was a daring, action-superwoman embodying a role reserved for men.

Met Opera fires conductor Levine after 'credible evidence' of misconduct

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:28pm
(Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said on Monday that it had fired its longtime conductor and musical director James Levine after an inquiry found "credible evidence" to support accusations against him of sexual misconduct.

Has Spotify answered its royalty problem?

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:38pm
(Reuters) - In its much-anticipated filing to go public last month, Spotify revealed revenue growth was outpacing costs, suggesting the music streaming service was striking deals with the music industry that defeat the central tension in its business model.

Apple Music hits 38 million paid subscribers

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:07pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc's streaming music service now has 38 million paid subscribers, up from 36 million in February, the company said on Monday.

O.J. Simpson gets tongues wagging, but 'American Idol' wins on TV

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A more than 10 year-old interview in which O.J. Simpson gave a hypothetical account of how he might have murdered his ex-wife fired up social media, but Americans proved more interested in watching the return of "American Idol," television ratings data on Monday showed.

Meghan Markle carries out first royal engagement with UK's Queen Elizabeth

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:51am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's American fiancée Meghan Markle on Monday took part in her first official royal engagement with Britain's Queen Elizabeth since the couple announced they were getting married last year.