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'Speaking up', Depeche Mode expect more musicians to sing about world today

By Sarah Mills LONDON (Reuters) - With lyrics like "We're going backwards" and "Blame misinformation", the British electronic band Depeche Mode hope to "make people think" about the state of the world...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:09am

Rap anti-hero Tupac Shakur bigger in death than life

By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tupac Shakur's recording career lasted just five years before he was murdered in 1996, but it is the rapper's influence from beyond the grave that will...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:08am

Latin singer Maluma eyes English music crossover with upcoming album

By Omar Younis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Already one of the biggest names in Latin music, Colombian pop star Maluma is hoping to cross over to a wider audience with an upcoming album of Spanish and...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:55pm

Lisa Kudrow on 'Boss Baby,' 'Friends,' Hollywood sexism

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lisa Kudrow, best known for playing the kooky Phoebe Buffay in hit sitcom "Friends," said she was delighted to reunite with Alec Baldwin, who played one of Phoebe's boyfriends, in new DreamWorks animated film "The Boss...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:59pm

Rebooted Power Rangers return to big screen

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The latest reboot of the 1990s "PowerRangers" children's television series held its world premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Directed...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 9:10pm

Thimble, wheelbarrow, boot kicked out of Monopoly board game

If you have ever wanted to rampage through a game of Monopoly like a dinosaur, you're in luck.The popular board game is changing out three of its playing tokens, swapping in a penguin, T-Rex and rubber ducky in for the thimble, wheelbarrow and boot, Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based toymaker Hasbro Inc...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:05pm

Selena Gomez reveals Instagram addiction, low self-esteem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop star Selena Gomez said she canceled her world tour last year and went to therapy because she was depressed, anxious and "my self-esteem was shot." Gomez, 24, who has more than...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:54pm

Comcast's Fandango Media to launch online merchandise store

(Reuters) - Fandango Media LLC, a Web-based movie ticketing platform owned by Comcast Corp, said it would launch an online merchandise store next month. Fandango FanShop will offer curated wearables, collectibles, "experiences and events" tied to theatrical releases...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:05am

Brits still waiting for full Brexit comedy dividend

By Robin Pomeroy LONDON (Reuters) - They were the two stories that rocked the Western world last year. But while Donald Trump's election injected new life into U.S. political comedy, the British are...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:03am

'Family blooper' goes viral after Korea expert's kids crash BBC interview

By Daewoung Kim BUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - The man at the center of a viral BBC interview who was unceremoniously interrupted by his children live on air said on Wednesday he was flattered by the many "...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 3:32am

'Avatar 2' movie 'not happening' in 2018, James Cameron says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sequel to all-time box office champion "Avatar" has been delayed again and will not be arriving in movie theaters as expected in 2018, director James Cameron has said. Cameron told the Toronto Star that he was working on all four planned...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:16pm

Gere delights Israeli fans at premier of Israel-U.S. movie

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Richard Gere delighted fans after walking the red carpet in Jerusalem for the Israeli premiere of his new film "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall Of A New...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:29pm

Colossus probably depicting Ramses II found in Egypt

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) - Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive eight-meter statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum that they say probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:14am

'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday says getting cancer treatment

PARIS (Reuters) - Aging rocker Johnny Hallyday, a huge crowd-puller in France and other parts of the French-speaking world, is being treated for cancer. Hard-living Hallyday, 73, broke the news himself, saying in a tweet he was shocked by alarmist reports...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:46am

Ukrainian ballet star Polunin aims to help others manage their demons

By Vera Afdjei LONDON (Reuters) - Ukrainian ballet sensation Sergei Polunin shocked the dance world when he quit as the Royal Ballet's principal dancer in 2012 at the...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:08pm

Scarlett Johansson files for divorce, requests custody of daughter

(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson filed for divorce from French journalist Romain Dauriac in New York this week and asked for full custody of the couple's daughter, as her estranged husband...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:57pm

Neverland Ranch back on market with no Michael Jackson reference

Michael Jackson's famed Neverland Ranch in California is back on the market at a much reduced price of $67 million and with no mention of the late pop star in the real estate listing.The sprawling 2,700-acre estate, which once featured a zoo and theme park rides and where Jackson was accused of...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:14am

Japanese rock band X Japan dazzles fans at London show

LONDON (Reuters) - Legendary Japanese rock band X Japan dazzled fans at London's SSE Arena on Saturday with a live show, hot on the heels of the UK premiere of "We Are X", an award-winning documentary about the band...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:10am

Alec Baldwin says Trump impersonation revived his comedy career

Actor Alec Baldwin said that his impersonation of President Donald Trump on NBC's sketch show "Saturday Night Live" has revived his "dead" comedy career after he wrapped up sitcom "30 Rock" in 2012."I didn't realize in the comedy terms that I was dead," Baldwin told Reuters on Monday when asked if...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:03am

Burkina Faso director gives African women authentic voice

By Joe Bavier OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso film director Apolline Woye Traore, who won three prizes at the country's prestigious Fespaco festival on Saturday, knows a thing or two about challenges. Born in 1976, she left her...

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:44pm