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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive Mark Twain Prize for humor

3 hours 24 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Veep" and "Seinfeld" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, one of the United States' top artistic honors, organizers said on Wednesday.

Hip hop singer Lauryn Hill to perform in UK for album anniversary tour

8 hours 35 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill will take to the British stage later this year as she marks 20 years since the release of her award-winning debut solo album.

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent

8 hours 38 min ago
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85

14 hours 40 min ago
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85: media reports

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:03pm
(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, the New York Times reported.

Singer R. Kelly sued for sexual battery, false imprisonment

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 7:45pm
(Reuters) - A woman who said she meet R&B singer R. Kelly at a party in 2017 has filed a lawsuit against him, accusing him of sexual battery, false imprisonment and transmitting a sexual disease, the latest in a string of accusations against the Grammy-award-winning pop star.

Viacom's SpongeBob keeps rights to 'Krusty Krab' restaurant name

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:04pm
(Reuters) - Aye, aye, captain: the rights to The Krusty Krab, the greasy spoon featured in the popular children's TV series "SpongeBob SquarePants," belong to Viacom Inc and not to a Texas restaurateur hoping to open a seafood chain with that name.

'Solo' director says new 'Star Wars' film puts character first

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:32am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars" movies are known for high-stakes battles to save the galaxy far, far away from the forces of evil, but director Ron Howard said he viewed the latest film installment as simply the personal journey of a young man.

UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Charles' garden party

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:04am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle - the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - appeared at their first official engagement since marrying last weekend when they attended an event in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

Swedish DJ Avicii to have private funeral: publicist

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:28am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, who was found dead last month in Oman at the age of 28, will be given a private funeral, his publicist said on Tuesday.

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 - 10:34am
(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.

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