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David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67

By Daniel Trotta and Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the "The Partridge Family" television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 6:33am

Mel Tillis, country music star known as 'Stutterin' Boy,' dead at 85

(Reuters) - Mel Tillis, who embraced his own speech impediment to become one of Nashville's most celebrated singer-songwriters during a six-decade career in country music, has died at age 85, his publicist said on Sunday. Tillis died early Sunday morning in...

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 3:24pm

Rock legends salute Malcolm Young on AC/DC founder's death

By Alana Schetzer MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tributes poured in on Sunday for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, a day after he died at the age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years. Malcolm Young and his...

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:41pm

Woman accuses Senator Al Franken of unwanted groping, kiss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A radio broadcaster accused U.S. Senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:28am

Longtime New York gossip columnist Liz Smith dead at 94

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York gossip columnist Liz Smith, who covered the breakup of U.S. President Donald Trump's first marriage and helped lead the media's charge into celebrity news, died on Sunday at her Manhattan home, the New York Times and other media reported. She...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:18am

Shawn Mendes, Eminem and U2 among winners at MTV Europe Music Awards

By Mark Hanrahan LONDON (Reuters) - Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes led the pack at the MTV Europe Music awards on Sunday night, taking home "Best Song," "Best Artist," and "Biggest Fans"...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 8:15pm

Box Office: 'Thor: Ragnarok' thunders to $56.6 million second weekend

By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Showing plenty of staying power, Disney-Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" is dominating the North American box office with $56.6 million at 4,...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 8:15pm

Hundreds join Hollywood #MeToo march against sexual abuse

By Jane Ross and Laith Agha LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday to support victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by a...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 8:15pm

Hollywood puts scandal aside for a night at the honorary Oscars

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Putting aside the sexual harassment scandal for a night, the stars of Hollywood came out on Saturday to celebrate the work of actor Donald Sutherland and four other filmmakers...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 5:57am

In the wake of Weinstein, some women say Bollywood failing to address harassment

By Shilpa Jamkhandikar MUMBAI (Reuters) - When Indian actress Divya Unny flew into the southern state of Kerala in 2015, she thought it was for a business meeting with an award-winning director about a role in his upcoming film....

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:31am

Comedian Louis C.K. admits sexual misconduct, entertainment outlets cut ties

By Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. on Friday admitted to sexual misconduct allegations made against him by several women, and television and film companies moved quickly to sever ties. "These...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:11pm

Five women detail sexual misconduct claims against comedian Louis C.K.: report

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five women detailed sexual misconduct allegations against Emmy-winning comedian Louis C.K. in a New York Times report published Thursday, including three who said he had masturbated in front of them...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 2:14am

'Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson to oversee new 'Star Wars' trilogy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The galaxy far, far away is expanding further on screen with a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films outside of the ongoing Skywalker saga, Walt Disney Co said Thursday, to be overseen by Rian Johnson, the director of the franchise's upcoming film "The...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 2:14am

Harvey Weinstein hires NY defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman

By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has hired Manhattan criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman to represent him in New York, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood producer said on Wednesday, days after New York police said an unidentified...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:25pm

Pokemon Go's Niantic taps 'Harry Potter' magic for new augmented reality game

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new "Harry Potter" augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:07pm

Netflix cuts ties with Kevin Spacey after sexual misconduct allegations

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc severed ties on Friday with Kevin Spacey, one of its biggest stars and the lead in its popular drama "House of Cards," after a number of allegations of sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor...

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 3:16am

'Murder on the Orient Express' breathes new cinematic life into Agatha Christie

By Mark Hanrahan LONDON (Reuters) - Agatha Christie, the author dubbed the 'Queen of Crime,' is returning to the big screen after a decades-long absence...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 2:43am

Kevin Spacey seeks treatment after sexual misconduct claims: representatives

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is seeking unspecified treatment, according to his representatives, following allegations of sexual misconduct that have forced a halt in production of his Netflix show "House of Cards" and a social media backlash...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:07am

Director Brett Ratner sues woman who accused him of rape

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Brett Ratner has filed a defamation lawsuit against a woman who claimed in a Facebook post that he had raped her some 12 years ago, documents filed in federal court in Hawaii showed. On...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:47pm

Beyonce, James Earl Jones set for live-action remake of 'The Lion King'

(Reuters) - Beyonce, actor James Earl Jones and comedian John Oliver are joining the cast of Walt Disney's new live-action film version of the "The Lion King", the studio said. Directed by Jon Favreau, the movie follows the storyline of the 1994...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 1:54am