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Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc, which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resources from independent films to more commercial projects, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Scathing Trump book 'Fire and Fury' heads to television

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Wolff's explosive behind-the-scenes book about U.S. President Donald Trump, "Fire and Fury," is headed for television, Hollywood trade publications reported on Wednesday.

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'Jersey Shore' star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

(Reuters) - Former reality TV celebrity Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty in a tax evasion case where U.S. prosecutors accused him and his brother of hiding millions of dollars he made while starring in the MTV series "Jersey Shore."

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Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Lebanon allows Spielberg film 'The Post' after censorship threat

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon will let cinemas show Stephen Spielberg's latest film "The Post" after the interior minister ruled on Wednesday against a request to ban it over the director's links to Israel.

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French saxophone maker Selmer sells stake to face up to Chinese pressure

MANTES-LA-VILLE, France (Reuters) - Its saxophones are played by the most famous jazzmen around the world and have even been sent into space, but growing competition from China pushed the French family company Henri Selmer Paris to sell a majority stake to an investment fund.

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Bannon will do interview with special counsel, avoiding grand jury for now

Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury, two people familiar with the process told CNN. He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel, the sources said.

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Trump's ex-aide Bannon strikes deal to avoid grand jury testimony: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has struck a deal to be interviewed by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team instead of appearing before a grand jury, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to Bannon.

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Hong Kong star Eric Tsang denies sexual assault allegations

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong celebrity Eric Tsang denied allegations of sexual misconduct on Wednesday and said he was taking legal action against one of his two accusers.

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Tennis: Svitolina struggling with injury after second round win

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Fourth seed Elina Svitolina revealed she had been dealing with injury issues at the Australian Open after successfully negotiating a tricky second round match against Katerina Siniakova on Wednesday.

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Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin on Tuesday expressed support for film maker Woody Allen as a growing number of entertainment industry stars seek to distance themselves from the "Annie Hall" director as part of the Time's Up campaign against sexual misconduct.

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Actor Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin on Tuesday expressed support for film maker Woody Allen as a growing number of entertainment industry stars seek to distance themselves from the "Annie Hall" director as part of the Time's Up campaign against sexual misconduct.

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Canada judge tells jury in deadly oil derailment trial to press on

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Canadian judge on Tuesday told jurors to continue deliberations, despite their difficulty in reaching a verdict in the joint trial of three former rail employees in the 2013 Lac Megantic train derailment that killed 47 in Quebec, local media said.

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Canadian jury at impasse in Lac Megantic derailment trial: media

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Canadian jury on Tuesday said it was at an impasse in the trial of three former rail employees in the 2013 Lac Megantic train derailment that killed 47 in Quebec and has asked the judge for guidance in the matter, local media reported.

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'The Fakeys': Comedians turn tables on Trump's 'fake news' awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Samantha Bee is campaigning for "Shrillest Reporting," late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert put up a billboard in New York's Times Square in a bid to win votes, and rival Jimmy Kimmel calls them "The Stupid People's Choice Awards."

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Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child, this one by surrogate

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West announced their third child on Tuesday, a girl born to a surrogate.

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Widow of Eagles guitarist Frey sues NYC hospital for wrongful death

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The widow of Glenn Frey on Tuesday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan over its treatment of the former co-lead singer and guitarist for The Eagles before he died in January 2016 at age 67.

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Death of Cranberries star O'Riordan not suspicious - police

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland's most successful artists.

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London, her publicist said. The cause of death was unclear.

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Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist said.

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Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46: RTE TV

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, has died suddenly in London at the age of 46, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported on Monday.

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France's Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims, stands by letter

PARIS (Reuters) - Actress Catherine Deneuve apologized to victims of sexual assault who were offended by a column denouncing "puritanism" she signed following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but maintained her reservations about the #MeToo campaign.

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Color returns to Hollywood's red carpets but Time's Up still strong

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After making a strong statement in black dresses at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment, actresses brought a burst of color back to the red carpet last week but said the message of the Time's Up campaign will continue throughout Hollywood's awards season.

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Box Office: 'Jumanji' dominates MLK weekend, 'The Post' leads newcomers

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is dominating the North American box office to easily win the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $33.4 million at 3,849 sites, estimates showed Sunday.

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Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Redmayne calls for Hollywood change on gender equality

LONDON (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne said on Sunday that Hollywood's campaign for gender equality had been "a long time coming" and that a "huge amount of change" was still needed.

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Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa dominate Brit Award nominations

LONDON (Reuters) - Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Liam Payne and Stormzy are among the nominees for this year's Brit Awards, Britain's most prestigious pop music prizes.

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Brigitte biography says young Macron wrote steamy book about their romance

PARIS (Reuters) - A new biography of French first lady Brigitte Macron says her husband penned a racy novel inspired by their early romance, when he was still a teenager and she his married drama teacher.

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Tennis: Returning Djokovic still managing elbow injury

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic admits his elbow is not yet 100 percent as the Serb prepares to return from six months out at the Australian Open.

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DiCaprio to star in Charles Manson-era Tarantino movie

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a movie set around the Charles Manson murders, Hollywood entertainment publications reported on Friday, but he will not play the role of the American cult leader.

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Captive orca Lolita can stay at Miami aquarium: U.S. appeals court

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday rejected efforts by animal rights advocates to force the Miami Seaquarium in Florida to release Lolita, a killer whale it has held in captivity for nearly half a century.

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Japanese pop group chants cryptocurrency choruses

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday, dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm, and especially their homeland.

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Director Guild embraces women, minorities in awards nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood directors nominated a woman and two people of color for their 2018 movie awards on Thursday in a line-up that favored newcomers over veterans like Steven Spielberg.

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Motorhead's 'Fast Eddie' Clarke dies at 67

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Guitarist Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of British metal band Motorhead's line-up during its heyday, has died at the age of 67, the band's official Facebook page said on Thursday.

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Italy's Berlusconi hails Deneuve's 'blessed words' on harassment

ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hailed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for defending men accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia's Elvis festival

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia's annual Elvis festival on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks.

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U.S. grand jury indicts man accused of Manhattan terror attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting a suicide bombing in a busy New York City commuter hub in the name of Islamic State in December was indicted on U.S. terrorism charges by a grand jury on Wednesday.

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Exclusive: Canada increasingly convinced of Trump NAFTA pullout - sources

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks.

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'Sell Drugsz' rapper sentenced for narcotics trafficking in Rhode Island

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" and "Feds Watching" has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trafficking heroin and fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Donatella Versace says won't be watching U.S. TV series on brother's murder

MILAN (Reuters) - When a long-awaited U.S. television series about the murder of Gianni Versace hits the small screen in a week's time, one key character will not be watching - the fashion designer's sister Donatella.

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Actor Michael Douglas makes pre-emptive move to deny sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has issued a pre-emptive denial of a sexual misconduct accusation, saying he wanted to get ahead of a potential story being investigated by Hollywood publications.

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Spiders and fleas pack Albert Hall as Cirque du Soleil's Ovo hits London

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Royal Albert Hall was crawling with spiders, crickets, ants and fleas on Wednesday as Cirque du Soleil brought its insect-themed show Ovo to the famous venue for the first time.

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Actor Franco says sex accusations 'not accurate' but will fix any wrongs

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Golden Globe winner James Franco said accusations of sexual misconduct made against him on Twitter this week were "not accurate" but said in a television interview that "if I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it."

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Injury robs Pyeongchang of teen slopestyle phenom Sildaru

LONDON (Reuters) - The devastating knee injury suffered by teenager Kelly Sildaru just five months before the 2018 Winter Games has not only dented Estonia's medal hopes for Pyeongchang but it has robbed the Olympics of a freestyle skiing superstar.

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French feminists liken Deneuve and fellow #Metoo critics to 'tiresome uncle'

PARIS (Reuters) - Catherine Deneuve and other critics of the #Metoo movement against sexual harassment sound like "the tiresome uncle at the family dinner", leading French feminists said on Wednesday.

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Jimmy Iovine says not leaving Apple: Variety

(Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is committed to staying at Apple Inc's music streaming service, according to a report by Variety on Tuesday.

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Muguruza suffers second injury withdrawal Down Under

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza's preparations for next week's Australian Open were thrown into disarray when the world number three pulled out of the Sydney International due to a leg injury on Wednesday.

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Bayer, J&J win reversal of $28 million verdict in Xarelto lawsuit

(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said.

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Bayer, J&J win reversal of $28 mln verdict in Xarelto lawsuit

Jan 9 (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said.

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Versace TV murder series treats family with kindness, producer says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producer of an upcoming American TV series about the murder of designer Gianni Versace has defended the show from criticism, saying the family is treated "with respect and kindness."

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Los Angeles prosecutor drops artist's sex accusation against Polanski

(Reuters) - Prosecutors in Los Angeles said on Tuesday they declined to pursue criminal charges against film director Roman Polanski after a woman said last fall that he molested her 43 years ago when she was 10 years old.

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Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in White House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race, while one of Winfrey's closest friends said the media mogul and actress was "intrigued" by the possibility of running but was not considering it now.

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UK's Harry and fiancee Meghan get wedding music tips on radio station visit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle were given some street-level tips for their wedding music as they visited a pioneering radio station in south London on Tuesday.

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TV newsman John Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS named television journalist John Dickerson on Tuesday to replace fired co-host Charlie Rose on the network's "CBS This Morning" news show.

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Trump says he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he could beat media mogul Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest but said he did not think the actress and talk show host would run.

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France's Deneuve denounces #Metoo campaign for 'puritanism'

PARIS (Reuters) - Actress Catherine Deneuve and 99 other French women on Tuesday denounced a backlash against men following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying the #Metoo campaign against sexual harassment amounted to "puritanism" and was fueled by a "hatred of men."

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Oprah Winfrey 'intrigued' by U.S. presidential run: friend Gayle King

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media magnate Oprah Winfrey is "intrigued" by the possibility of running for the U.S. presidency in 2020 but is not considering it now, a close friend said on Tuesday after Winfrey's speech at a Hollywood awards show thrust her name into the political arena.

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'The Shape of Water' leads nominations for Britain's BAFTA awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Guillermo del Toro's fantasy "The Shape of Water" leads the field for next month’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards after securing 12 nominations on Tuesday.

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Gwyneth Paltrow to give marriage a second shot

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Gwyneth Paltrow on Monday announced her engagement to U.S. television producer Brad Falchuk, saying she had decided to give marriage a second shot after accepting "the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities" of intimacy.

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Trump would welcome challenge from Oprah Winfrey for president

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would gladly face Oprah Winfrey as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race, a White House spokesman said on Monday after social media buzz from her speech at an awards show thrust her name into the political arena.

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Pink to sing national anthem at Super Bowl LII

(Reuters) - Pink will get the Super Bowl party started by singing the national anthem before the championship game in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, the NFL said on Monday.

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Golden Globes U.S. TV audience down 5 percent despite Oprah, Time's Up

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. television audience for the 2018 Golden Globes ceremony dropped about 5 percent to 19 million viewers, broadcaster NBC said on Monday, despite the show's high profile following sexual misconduct scandals that have rocked Hollywood.

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Versace family disowns 'fiction' of U.S. TV series on designer's death

MILAN (Reuters) - The family of Italian designer Gianni Versace has distanced itself from a long-awaited U.S. television series about his violent death.

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Oprah for president? Winfrey fans urge White House run after #MeToo speech

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey fans lit up Twitter on Monday with calls for her to run for U.S. president after the entertainment star gave an inspiring "new day" speech at an awards show in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

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Paid less than male peers, BBC China editor quits and speaks out

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie has quit her post in Beijing to fight for her right to pay equality with male peers, posting an attack on what she called the "secretive and illegal BBC pay culture".

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BRIEF-Gordon Brothers To Market Sale Of Reed's Los Angeles Plant And Branded Candy Business

* GORDON BROTHERS TO MARKET SALE OF REED’S LOS ANGELES BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING PLANT AND BRANDED CANDY BUSINESS

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'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dark drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner with four Golden Globes awards on Sunday on a night marked by scathing jokes about sexual harassment and passionate odes to those breaking their silence.

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'Three Billboards,' 'Lady Bird' win top Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dark drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and mother-daughter comedy "Lady Bird" were the top winners at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday on a night marked by barbed comments about sexual harassment in Hollywood and passionate odes to those breaking their silence on the issue.

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Black gowns, sex scandal jokes mark Golden Globe awards show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Golden Globe host Seth Meyers on Sunday tackled head-on the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled Hollywood, pulling no punches with a series of barbed jokes about powerful men and the women who are standing up to them.

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BBC editor quits China post over pay discrimination

BEIJING (Reuters) - Carrie Gracie, the China editor for Britain's public broadcaster the BBC, has resigned from her post in Beijing due to pay disparities with her male colleagues, according to an open letter she wrote.

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Seth Meyers rips into Hollywood sex scandal at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Golden Globe host Seth Meyers kicked off Hollywood's first major awards show of 2018 with a series of barbed jokes about the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled the entertainment industry, and the emergence of women as a powerful force in show business.

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Stars say 'Time's Up' wearing black on the Golden Globes red carpet

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From flowing gowns to tailored tuxedos, Hollywood's film and television stars dressed in their finest black on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday in solidarity with the Time's Up campaign to fight sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Golden Globes a sea of black as Hollywood marks sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Golden Globes kicked off Hollywood's countdown to the Oscars on Sunday with the normally colorful red carpet transformed into a sea of black gowns as stars showed solidarity with victims of sexual harassment after a scandal that has roiled show business.

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Box Office: 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' roars past 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' 'Insidious 4'

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" handily won the first box office weekend of 2018 over the launch of "Insidious: The Last Key" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with $36 million at 3,801 North American locations.

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Diane Kruger discusses her challenging 'In The Fade' role

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - German-born actress Diane Kruger's latest role as a woman whose husband and son are killed in an attack in the German movie "In the Fade" left her "physically exhausted" and taking a step back from acting.

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Director Paul Haggis denies sexual misconduct accusations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis on Friday denied accusations of sexual misconduct made by four women, including two who accused him of rape.

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Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

(Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

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Big designers step off London men's catwalk amid digital disruption

LONDON (Reuters) - Models will strut their stuff on catwalks when London's menswear fashion week gets under way on Saturday, but absent will be some big industry names who have chosen to skip the event, or make digital presentations in place of runway shows.

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Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August: Billboard

(Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple Inc's music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources.

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Los Angeles Times Newsroom Voting on Whether to Unionize

The newspaper’s Chicago-based owner, Tronc, has pushed back aggressively against the effort. The vote tally will be announced later in the month.

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Fox TV producers offered assurances ahead of Disney merger

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executives have voiced support for the Fox television studio's adult-oriented programming and development is continuing as usual while a proposed merger undergoes regulatory review, Fox executives and producers said Thursday.

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Spotify reaches 70 million subscribers

(Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify, which filed confidentially with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering on Wednesday, has 70 million subscribers, it said in a tweet on Thursday.

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'Game of Thrones' last season set for 2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Game of Thrones" fans will have to wait until 2019 for the planned final season of the award-winning medieval fantasy series, a gap of more than a year since the end of season seven.

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Hip hop and R&B surpass rock as biggest U.S. music genre

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop and R&B surpassed rock for the first time in 2017 as the biggest music genre in the United States, but British artist Ed Sheeran's romantic pop album "Divide" was the year's biggest single draw, according to a Nielsen Music report.

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German TV director denies sexual harassment allegations

BERLIN (Reuters) - German TV director Dieter Wedel has denied accusations of sexual harassment and assault in Germany's first such case since a scandal involving Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein unleashed a global wave of abuse allegations in the entertainment and media worlds.

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Party or not? Golden Globes proves test for Hollywood sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The red carpet is rolling out, the champagne is on ice and the statuettes are about to be handed over.

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Cate Blanchett to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

The actress is a vocal campaigner against harassment, and will be the 12th woman to take the role at a festival sometimes accused of disregarding female voices.

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Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout

(Reuters) - Elina Svitolina reached the Brisbane International semi-finals after Johanna Konta retired with a hip injury during the third set of their quarter-final on Thursday.

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Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injury

LONDON (Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray will miss this month's Australian Open after failing to recover from the hip injury that has kept him out of action for nearly six months.

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Australia's Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

PARIS (Reuters) - Australian movie star Cate Blanchett will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, its organizers said on Thursday.

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Tennis: Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout

(Reuters) - Elina Svitolina entered the Brisbane International semi-finals after her opponent Johanna Konta retired with a hip injury during the third set of the quarter-final contest on Thursday.

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Tennis: Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injury

(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray has pulled out of the Australian Open after failing to recover from a hip injury, tournament organizers said on Thursday.

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Los Angeles' large Iranian community cheers anti-regime protests

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Many in Los Angeles' Iranian expatriate community, the largest in the United States, are heartened by anti-government street protests back home but want to make sure international focus stays on what they see as a struggle for democracy.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. jury finds Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran dodge sanctions

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Wednesday found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, after a nearly four-week trial that has strained diplomatic relations between the United States and Turkey.

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U.S. jury finds Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran dodge sanctions

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Wednesday found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, after a nearly four-week trial that has strained diplomatic relations between the United States and Turkey.

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Jurors in U.S. trial of Turkish banker ask about partial verdict

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Jurors in the U.S. trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, asked in a note on Wednesday what they should do if they agree on some of the charges against Atilla but not others.

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Alpine skiing: Gut battling for full fitness after knee injury

ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - Widely seen as Switzerland's great hope for a skiing gold at the 2018 Games, Lara Gut is still struggling to regain race fitness after suffering a knee injury a year ago.

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Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle 'set to boost UK economy'

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's wedding to American actress Meghan Markle could provide a 500 million pound boost to Britain's economy as tourists flock to the country and Britons celebrate, according to an estimate.

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YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American YouTube star Logan Paul on Tuesday apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan, saying he had made a "huge mistake" and was ashamed of himself.

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New York Ballet leader retires after claims of sexual, physical abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins said on Monday he was retiring from the prestigious dance company and from the American School of Ballet, where he is chairman of faculty, after allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse of dancers.

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NBC says Hoda Kotb to replace Lauer as 'Today' co-anchor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television host Hoda Kotb was named the new co-anchor of the NBC News "Today" show on Tuesday, replacing former co-host Matt Lauer several weeks after the longtime anchor was fired for inappropriate sexual behavior, according to a network statement.

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Murray out of Brisbane event with hip injury

(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray withdrew from the Brisbane International with a hip problem on Tuesday, further putting in doubt the Briton's prospects of being fit in time for the Australian Open later this month.

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Murray pulls out of Brisbane event with hip injury

(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray withdrew from the Brisbane International with a hip problem on Tuesday, further putting in doubt the Briton's prospects of being fit in time for the Australian Open later this month.

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Muguruza injury jinx continues with Brisbane retirement

(Reuters) - World number two Garbine Muguruza's wretched run of injury retirements at the Brisbane International extended to a fourth consecutive year on Tuesday when the Spaniard succumbed to leg cramps in the third set of her opening match.

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Holds Off 'Jumanji' on New Year's Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a battle of box office heavyweights, Luke Skywalker just managed to hold off Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the world rang in another year.

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Murray will trim 2018 schedule to avoid injury issues

(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray plans to trim his schedule in the new season to prevent a recurrence of the injuries that blighted his campaign in 2017.

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China box office posts turnaround in 2017 with 13 percent growth

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue rose 13.45 percent last year to 55.91 billion yuan ($8.59 billion), more than tripling the 2016 growth rate as foreign films won a larger share of ticket sales compared to the previous year, said the Xinhua News Agency.

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks.

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Tamil film star Rajinikanth to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers.

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Tennis: Tearful Garcia succumbs to back injury in Brisbane

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Fourth seed Caroline Garcia left the court in tears after a lower back injury forced the Frenchwoman to retire from her first round match against Alize Cornet at the Brisbane International on Sunday.

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India's censors clear Bollywood movie, objectors say protests to continue

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's censors on Saturday cleared a controversial film backed by Viacom Inc that looks into the relationship of a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler, after suggesting some modifications.

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Jay-Z 'confesses' to Beyonce in 'Family Feud' music video

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z released a music video on Friday that features the rapper addressing the pain of infidelity as he appears in a confessional booth opposite his wife Beyonce.

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Arise Sir Ringo: Beatles drummer knighted in UK honors list

LONDON (Reuters) - Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honors list, along with Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and author Michael Morpurgo, while ballet dancer Darcey Bussell becomes a dame.

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Veteran male rock'n'roll acts had biggest 2017 world tours

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran, white male rock stars raked in the most cash from world tours in 2017, according to an annual list released on Thursday, while the highest-ranked women - Celine Dion and Lady Gaga - failed to make the top 10.

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Tibetan film-maker flees China, arrives in United States

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Tibetan film-maker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and arrived in the United States, according to an activist group which campaigned for his release.

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Now 80, Jane Fonda says she didn't think she'd live to 30

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Jane Fonda, who celebrated her 80th birthday last week, says that growing up she never expected to reach 30.

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Los Angeles-Tokyo flight turns back after passenger mix-up

(Reuters) - A Tokyo-bound jet returned to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday because the crew learned four hours into the flight that a passenger was on the wrong plane, All Nippon Airways (ANA) said in a statement.

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Israel ambassador asks to meet New Zealand pop star Lorde over canceled show

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Israel's ambassador to New Zealand on Wednesday appealed to the pop star Lorde to meet him after she canceled a show in Tel Aviv after appeals from activists for her to shun Israel as a protest against its treatment of Palestinians.

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'Sound of Music' actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, best known for portraying Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film "The Sound of Music," died Sunday night. She was 68.

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' soars to $745 million worldwide

(Variety.com) - Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is showing plenty of force at mulitplexes worldwide with $745.4 million globally as of Sunday.

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A tragic injury to a Syrian infant sparks a social media campaign spotlighting a humanitarian crisis

Karim Abdel Rahman -- a Syrian infant who lost his left eye two months ago in an artillery attack -- has become a symbol of the carnage and the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.

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Miss America CEO, other leaders resign after report of derogatory emails

(Reuters) - The head of the organization that stages the Miss America beauty pageant and other leaders with the group resigned on Saturday after a report this week alleging that emails he had sent were derogatory toward past winners.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. judge tosses verdict against AbbVie in AndroGel case

Dec 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday overturned a $150 million verdict against AbbVie Inc that was the first to result from lawsuits claiming that the company fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel.

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Trump wanted to have a news conference but aides convinced him otherwise

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-U.S. judge tosses verdict against AbbVie in AndroGel case

Dec 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday overturned a $150 million verdict against AbbVie Inc that was the first to result from lawsuits claiming that the company fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel.

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U.S. judge tosses verdict against AbbVie in AndroGel case

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday overturned a $150 million verdict against AbbVie Inc that was first to result from lawsuits claiming that the company fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel.

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U.S. jury in trial of Turkish banker shows signs of division

NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A New York jury in the trial of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions showed signs of division on Friday as it ended its third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

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U.S. judge tosses $150 million verdict against AbbVie in AndroGel case

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday overturned a $150 million verdict against AbbVie Inc in the first federal court case to go to trial over claims that the company fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel.

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U.S. judge tosses $150 mln verdict against AbbVie in AndroGel case

Dec 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday overturned a $150 million verdict against AbbVie Inc in the first federal court case to go to trial over claims that the company fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel.

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Aaron Sorkin finds unlikely feminist heroine in 'Molly's Game'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When writer and producer Aaron Sorkin met with Molly Bloom, the 'poker princess' who ran high-stakes games with Hollywood's top celebrities, he did not expect to be impressed.

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U.S. sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, 82, dies in San Diego: media

(Reuters) - Broadcaster Dick Enberg, who charmed sports fans with his "Oh My!" declaration as he called some of the most memorable sporting events during the last five decades, died on Thursday, ESPN reported. He was 82.

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Sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, 82, dies in San Diego: ESPN

(Reuters) - Broadcaster Dick Enberg, who charmed sports fans with his "Oh My!" declaration as he called some of the most memorable sporting events during the last five decades, died on Thursday, ESPN reported. He was 82.

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'Hamilton' takes center stage in London's West End

LONDON (Reuters) - They may have been casting off the yoke of British rule, but the cast of Broadway smash "Hamilton" nonetheless received a rapturous reception from a star-studded, 1,500-strong audience at the show's official opening night in London on Thursday.

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Sylvester Stallone 'categorically disputes' claim of 1990s sexual assault

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Sylvester Stallone on Thursday denied an accusation that he raped a woman in the 1990s and said the allegation was "completely fabricated."

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U.S. jury begins second day of deliberations in Turkish banker's trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York jury on Thursday began its second day of deliberations in the trial of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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U.S. jury begins 2nd day of deliberations in Turkish banker's trial

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - A New York jury on Thursday began its second day of deliberations in the trial of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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Daniel Day-Lewis bows out with twisted romance 'Phantom Thread'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Paul Thomas Anderson calls his movie "Phantom Thread" a romance, but its star Daniel Day-Lewis said that filming it made him so sad he decided to quit acting.

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UK's Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle release engagement pictures

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have released a series of portraits by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement.

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Netflix aims to make 'Bright' a living room blockbuster

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's new movie "Bright" features the key ingredients of a Hollywood blockbuster: an A-list actor, an experienced director, and special effects that light up the screen during shootouts and car chases.

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Robot DJ puts the tech into techno for Czech clubbers

PRAGUE (Reuters) - These days artificial intelligence is so advanced that robots trade shares, make restaurants suggestions and diagnose diseases. But can a robot get a dance floor jumping?

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Wailing fans bid farewell to South Korean singer, officials flag suicide concerns

SEOUL (Reuters) - Grief-stricken fans braved Seoul's winter cold on Thursday to bid farewell to Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, but his apparent suicide fueled health officials' concern about copycat bids.

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Wailing fans bid farewell to lead singer of South Korean boy band SHINee

SEOUL (Reuters) - Grief-stricken fans braved Seoul's winter cold on Thursday to bid farewell to Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, who died in hospital in a suspected suicide.

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Venus Williams will not be charged in Florida fatal accident: report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Tennis star Venus Williams will not face any criminal charges in relation to a June fatal traffic accident she was involved in near her Florida residence, the Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported on Wednesday, quoting police.

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Chilled music: performer makes instruments out of ice

LONDON (Reuters) - While most musicians seek to avoid a frosty reception at concerts, for Norwegian composer and performer Terje Isungset a chilly feeling is nothing to fear: he performs with instruments he makes himself out of ice.

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Feminism and press freedom come together in 'The Post'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's movie "The Post" is being hailed as a timely reminder about press freedom, democracy, whistle-blowing and government lies.

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G.O.P. Finally Notches 2017 Victory While Bracing for 2018 Verdict

After a year when legislative victories eluded them, Republicans secured a big one at the end. But at what cost?

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Lady Gaga heads for Las Vegas concert residency

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Lady Gaga is swapping touring for a two-year stint in Las Vegas, joining the likes of music divas Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Shania Twain who have recently taken up concert residencies in the entertainment mecca.

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U.S. Justice Department loses music licensing appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that music licensing giant BMI did not have to abide by the Obama administration's more restrictive interpretation of how royalties should be collected.

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'Downsizing' puts microscope on environment, immigration and humanity

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When filmmaker Alexander Payne and his writing partner came up with the idea in 2006 of a future in which humans could opt to be five inches tall to live better lives, little did they know how timely the story would be in 2017.

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Plummer brings on the charm in reshot 'All the Money in the World'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When director Ridley Scott decided to remove Kevin Spacey from his film "All the Money in the World" and reshoot it with Christopher Plummer, he did not just pull off an extraordinary feat.

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Jury convicts ex-Metro Transit police officer of trying to help ISIS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal jury convicted a former police officer of the Metro Transit in Alexandria, Virginia, on Monday for attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also known as ISIS, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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ESPN President Skipper resigns to deal with substance addiction

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's John Skipper resigned on Monday as president of ESPN, the company's most important network, due to a problem with addiction.

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Luke Bryan's 'What Makes You Country' debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Luke Bryan's "What Makes You Country" album debuted in the top spot this week on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the country singer his fourth No. 1 album.

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Lead singer of South Korean boy band SHINee dies in possible suicide

SEOUL (Reuters) - The lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee died in hospital on Monday in a possible suicide that robs fans of the globally-famous K-Pop genre of one of its biggest stars.

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Lead singer of South Korean boy band Shinee dies: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - The lead singer of South Korea's top boy band Shinee died on Monday after being taken to hospital unconscious, several news outlets including the Yonhap news agency reported without giving any source for the information.

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Lead singer for South Korean boy band Shinee dies: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - The lead singer for South Korea's top boy band Shinee died on Monday after being taken to hospital unconscious, Yonhap news agency reported without giving any source for the information.

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Germany's SPD warn Merkel: Our members need to be convinced

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's center-left Social Democratic party (SPD) on Monday warned Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives that it would not win approval from its members for a new coalition government if it gave way on key election promises.

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TV host Matthews was reprimanded after woman's 1999 complaint: MSNBC

(Reuters) - TV "Hardball" host Chris Matthews was reprimanded after he was accused in 1999 of making inappropriate comments about a female employee, and the woman was given a separation payment, MSNBC said on Sunday.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens with galactic $450 million box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" burst into theaters with a staggering $450 million in global ticket sales in its opening weekend, confirming that the celebrated space adventure franchise remained a powerful force at the box office.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 million in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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Alpine skiing: Veith wins first race since injury, Vonn pulls out

VAL D'ISERE, France (Reuters) - Olympic champion Anna Veith won her first race since suffering a serious knee injury more than two years ago when she took the Super G at Val d'Isere on Sunday while American Lindsey Vonn withdrew due to a sore knee.

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Weinstein denies blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein on Friday denied barring actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from working on the movie adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings" or blacklisting them from further projects.

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'The Last Jedi' cruises toward $200 million domestic debut

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the new film in the beloved space saga, opened with massive ticket sales that put it on track to ring up around $200 million at domestic theaters over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Friday.

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'Shocking apathy' to alcohol abuse at Penn State: grand jury

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse permitted crimes that led to the fraternity hazing death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, a grand jury found on Friday.

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'The Post' is about the state of America, star Hanks says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Post" isn't just a 1971 tale of press freedom or the place of women in the workplace.

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Penn State showed 'shocking apathy' to alcohol abuse, grand jury says

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse permitted crimes that led to the fraternity hazing death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, a grand jury found on Friday.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace said.

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Pennsylvania grand jury to report on fraternity hazing death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A long-awaited grand jury report about fraternity hazing at Pennsylvania State University was set to be unveiled on Friday, 10 months after the death of Timothy Piazza, 19, during an alcohol-fueled initiation ritual.

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Documentarian Morgan Spurlock steps down after admitting misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Award-winning U.S. documentary maker Morgan Spurlock stepped down from his production company on Thursday after saying on social media that he had engaged in sexual misconduct.

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Music producer Russell Simmons denies newspaper reports of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and film producer Russell Simmons faced new accusations of sexual misconduct from nine woman dating back to 1983, including four who alleged he raped them, and New York police have opened an investigation, police and U.S. newspapers said on Thursday.

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Three more women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct -Variety report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Thursday, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago.

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Documentarian Morgan Spurlock says he engaged in sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Award-winning U.S. documentary maker Morgan Spurlock wrote on Twitter late on Wednesday that he has engaged in sexual misconduct, saying, "I am part of the problem."

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Music producer Russell Simmons denies newspaper reports of new misconduct accusations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and film producer Russell Simmons faced new accusations of sexual misconduct from nine woman in incidents dating back to 1983, including four who alleged that he raped them, according to separate reports in two U.S. newspapers.

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Oasis star Liam Gallagher lends voice to Christmas climate change campaign

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher has lent his distinctive voice to a Christmas-themed video produced by an activist group highlighting climate change.

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Wrestler turned actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson receives star on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Professional wrestler turned actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson paid tribute to his family on Wednesday as he accepted his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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'He was my monster': Actress Salma Hayek alleges Harvey Weinstein misconduct

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SAG nominations focus on indie movies, snubbing Streep and Day-Lewis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Small-town dramedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday in a list that shut out veterans Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Steven Spielberg's press freedom movie "The Post."

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'Three Billboards' leads SAG nominations, Spielberg's 'The Post' shut out

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Small-town dramedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday in a list that shut out celebrated veterans like Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Steven Spielberg's press freedom movie "The Post."

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'Three Billboards' leads 2018 Screen Actors Guild nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Small-town dramedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday with four nods, including the top prize for best movie ensemble.

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Bon Jovi, Nina Simone among five Rock Hall of Fame inductees

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Livin' on a Prayer" rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday.

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Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with UK royals

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle, will join Queen Elizabeth and other senior Windsors for their family Christmas celebrations in what commentators said was a break with royal protocol.

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Packers QB Rodgers says cleared to return from injury

(The Sports Xchange) - The uncertainty about whether Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be ready to return this week was resolved on Thursday when Rodgers announced on Instagram that he was medically cleared to play football.

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Egyptian singer jailed over video inciting debauchery

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court jailed a little-known singer for two years on Tuesday for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said, after she appeared in a music video in her underwear and suggestively eating a banana.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' mostly finds its force with critics

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" won warm reviews from most critics on Tuesday, a day before the latest installment in the sci-fi saga begins hitting movie theaters worldwide in what is projected to be the biggest-grossing movie of 2017.

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Motorcycle passengers have higher head injury risks

Reuters Health - Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a U.S. study suggests.

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Major Cineworld investor 'uncomfortable' with debt for Regal deal

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest shareholders in Cineworld has expressed concern about the company's $3.6 billion takeover of bigger U.S. rival Regal Entertainment, saying it is uncomfortable with the debt the British business will take on to finance the deal.

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Adorable or deplorable? Porgs stir debate in 'Star Wars' galaxy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Furry, wide-eyed and winged critters called Porgs are invading the "Star Wars" galaxy, and Walt Disney Co hopes they will soon be roosting under fans' Christmas trees.

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Saudi sovereign fund plans cinema venture with AMC Entertainment

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund said it planned to enter the cinema business with major U.S.-based movie exhibition company AMC Entertainment Holdings, as the conservative kingdom lifts a 35-year-old ban on cinemas.

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Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Not Convinced Franken Should Quit

Congress needs a new process for investigating harassment complaints and disciplining offenders.

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Former Turkish investigator tells U.S. jury of uncovering bribe scheme

By Brendan Pierson Dec 11 (Reuters) - A former Turkish police investigator on Monday told jurors in the trial of a Turkish bank executive charged with evading U.S. sanctions against Iran that he found shoeboxes full of cash in the home of another high-ranking Turkish banker. The investigator, Huseyin Korkmaz was testifying in Manhattan federal court for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at the majority state-owned Halkbank accused of taking

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'Shape of Water' leads Globes nominees; risk-takers rewarded

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood's long awards season began to take shape on Monday with Golden Globe nominations that rewarded risk-taking and shone a spotlight on veterans and newcomers alike.

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'Shape of Water' leads wide ranging Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" led nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, heading a list of dramas and comedies on issues ranging from press freedom, war, racism and the many aspects of love.

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Fantasy romance 'Shape of Water' leads 2018 Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" led the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes on Monday, landing seven nods, including for best drama film, director and actress Sally Hawkins.

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Singer Neil Young's model trains fetch nearly $300,000 at auction

(Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Neil Young's extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.

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Box Office: 'Coco' Wins as 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Waits in the Wings

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With anticipation building for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites.

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Former British celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies in prison

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's best-known publicist, Max Clifford, died on Sunday after collapsing in prison, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for indecently assaulting teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Los Angeles (Reuters) - The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to the franchise’s late star, Carrie Fisher.

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The Stone: For Veterans, a Path to Healing ‘Moral Injury’

Forgiveness isn’t enough. Acts of atonement can help veterans repair the loyalties damaged in war.