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GLAAD calls for LGBT characters in 20 percent of movies by 2021

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 8:01am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Romance "Call Me By Your Name" may have won a screenplay Oscar, and Disney's family-friendly "Beauty and the Beast" had a gay character, but movies from Hollywood's major studios last year had the lowest percentage of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual characters since 2012, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Britons shunned shops to watch royal wedding, says John Lewis

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 5:29am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's royal wedding dented sales at department store group John Lewis last week, as customers chose to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married on television instead of go shopping.

Exclusive: Ousted MGM CEO explores bid for the U.S. movie studio - sources

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 5:42pm
(Reuters) - Former MGM Holdings Inc Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber, who was ousted earlier this year, is speaking to investment banks about financing an offer to acquire the privately held U.S. movie studio, five people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Barack and Michelle's next act: TV deal with Netflix

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:53pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, have struck a deal to produce films and series for Netflix Inc, the streaming service said on Monday, giving the former first couple a powerful and unprecedented platform to shape their post-White House legacy.

Chef Mario Batali being investigated over sexual assault accusations

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault dating back to 2005, police said on Monday, as a report emerged of a inquiry into to a second assault accusation against him in 2004.

Meghan Markle's nephew warned by police after taking knife to London club - Sky News

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:45pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle's nephew was let off with a warning after bringing a knife to a south London club as he celebrated her marriage to Britain's Prince Harry, Sky News reported on Monday.

Barack and Michelle Obama to produce content for Netflix

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:57am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement with Netflix Inc to produce films and series, the online streaming company said on Monday.

Police probe celebrity chef Mario Batali for sexual misconduct

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:20am
(Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali, who already faces sexual harassment accusations from four women, is under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department for sexual misconduct, police said on Monday, confirming a 60 Minutes television report.

Police probe celebrity chef Mario Batali for sexual misconduct: media

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:06am
(Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali, who already faces sexual harassment accusations from four women, is under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department for sexual misconduct, television program 60 Minutes said on Sunday.

Box Office: 'Deadpool 2' Propels to $125 Million Opening

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:42am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Deadpool might not consider himself a superhero, but its latest installment is off to a powerful start.

Back to work, Prince Harry and Meghan to delay honeymoon

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 7:51am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will delay heading off for their honeymoon, instead attending a birthday party for his father Prince Charles just days after marrying in a ground-breaking ceremony that blended the modern with the traditional.

Hollywood's China dreams get tangled in trade talks

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 6:04pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - Hollywood's push for greater access to China's booming film market - delayed since last year - has become tangled in broader trade talks between Washington and Beijing, a potentially thorny position amid whipsawing trade relations.

Japan's 'Shoplifters' steals the show to win Cannes Palme d'Or

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 4:01pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d'Or at Cannes on Saturday for "Shoplifters", a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable plot twists.

Weinstein accuser Argento warns others at Cannes: 'we know who you are'

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 3:18pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Italian actress Asia Argento, who has accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, told the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival there were abusers in the audience who had yet to be outed.

Japanese movie 'Shoplifters' wins Cannes Palme d'Or

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 2:01pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d'Or at Cannes on Saturday for "Shoplifters", a movie that wowed audiences for its delicate portrayal of family life and surprising plot twists.

In a union of tradition and modernity, U.S actress Meghan marries Prince Harry

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 12:20pm
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of modernity.

Sealed with a kiss: newlyweds Harry and Meghan delight Windsor crowds

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 9:21am
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his bride Meghan married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, watched up close by royals and celebrities and from afar by a global TV audience of millions.

Sealed with a kiss: newlyweds Harry and Meghan process through Windsor

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 8:17am
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his American bride Meghan set off on a carriage procession around the town of Windsor after marrying on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony in front of British royalty, celebrities and a global TV audience of millions.

Teenage cellist thrust to global fame at royal wedding

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:50am
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Young British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was thrust into the global limelight on Saturday, heard by millions as he played at the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Haunted by Don Quixote for 25 years, Terry Gilliam finally gets his epic out

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:47am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Terry Gilliam finally brought his epic "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" to the screen on Saturday, after a 25-year struggle to make a film afflicted by financial, legal and logistical obstacles, illness and death.

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