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Miss America to end its swimsuit segment during annual competition

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 9:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The nearly century-old Miss America competition will drop its well-known swimsuit competition this year and will no longer judge contestants based on their physical appearance, a top organization official said on Tuesday.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein due to enter plea on rape charges

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 5:12am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to enter a plea in a New York court on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault, the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of accusers emerged last year, New York court documents showed.

Gospel choir leader says royal wedding song marked cultural shift

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:04am
LONDON (Reuters) - It was one of the highlights of the royal wedding. A gospel version of "Stand By Me" changed the life of choir leader Karen Gibson and, she believes, marked a cultural shift in Britain.

China launches tax evasion probe into film, TV industry

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 8:24pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will launch a tax evasion investigation into the country's film and television industry, the tax bureau said in a statement posted on its official website on Sunday.

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' plummets to $29 million second weekend

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Solo: A Star Wars Story" continues to falter at the box office.

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch saves cyclist from muggers in London

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 5:24am
LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, known for his portrayal of fictional crime-fighter Sherlock Holmes and comic book superhero Doctor Strange in the Marvel movies, has been hailed a hero for chasing away four assailants as they mugged a cyclist in London.

Jay-Z defeats copyright claims over 'Big Pimpin''

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 1:30pm
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday awarded a victory to Jay-Z in a copyright infringement lawsuit claiming that the rapper sampled without permission from an Egyptian composer's song for his 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'."

Matt Le Blanc to step down as BBC 'Top Gear' host

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:16pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Matt LeBlanc, former star of 1990s U.S. hit comedy “Friends”, said on Thursday he will step down as co-host of the BBC motoring program “Top Gear” after the next series.

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy winners at Britain's Ivor Novello awards

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:53am
LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Ed Sheeran picked up two prizes at Britain's Ivor Novello awards on Thursday, scooping the prestigious Songwriter of the Year prize for a second time while grime star Stormzy won in the album category.

UK Vogue names 'campaigning feminist' Meghan Markle among top influential women

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:40am
LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle was named among the 25 most influential women in Britain on Thursday, according to a list published by UK Vogue magazine which hailed her as forging a new identity for the monarchy.

Sony's push into entertainment aims for stability, not splashiness

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 2:47am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp's new chief executive is embracing entertainment content, but for now appears to be steering clear of direct competition with tech giants such as Apple Inc and Netflix Inc .

Trump sees media bias in handling of 'Roseanne' cancellation

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 6:27pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested an executive behind ABC's cancellation of sitcom "Roseanne" was biased while the White House said it did not defend comedian Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that sparked the decision.

Film producer Weinstein indicted for rape: New York prosecutor

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 6:04pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein was indicted on Wednesday on charges of rape and a criminal sexual act, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said, the first case to emerge from a slew of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein indicted on rape charges: prosecutor

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 5:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on charges of rape and a criminal sexual act, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement on Wednesday.

Trump wades into furor over racist Roseanne Barr tweet

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 3:03pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump jumped into the uproar over comedian Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, complaining on Wednesday the Walt Disney Co executive who apologized for her comments had turned a deaf ear to criticism of Trump by the Disney-owned ABC network.

Michael Jackson's estate sues ABC for copyright infringement

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 2:31pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Jackson's estate sued ABC on Wednesday, arguing that a special the network aired last week about the pop singer's final days used his songs and music videos without permission.

Trump weighs in on furor over racist Roseanne Barr tweet

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:43am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump waded into the uproar over Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, complaining that an ABC TV executive who apologized for the comments had turned a deaf ear to criticism of him broadcast by the network.

Drugmaker slaps back after Roseanne blames Ambien for racist tweet

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:40am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Drugmaker Sanofi slapped back at comedian Roseanne Barr after she blamed the sleep aid Ambien for her tweet comparing a black Obama administration adviser to an ape, with the company saying "racism is not a known side effect" of its products.

Paddington Bear heads to St Paul's in late author's last work

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - Dressed in his red hat and blue duffle coat, Paddington Bear heads to London's St Paul's cathedral in late creator Michael Bond's last book about the much-loved children's character.

Roseanne Barr blames sleep aid Ambien for racist tweet

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:09am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Roseanne Barr said she was tired of "being attacked and belittled" and blamed sleep aid Ambien for her tweet that compared a black former Obama administration official to an ape, a racist remark that sparked a wave of outrage.