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Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.

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Box Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Nabs No. 1, 'Logan Lucky' Misfires

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Without a superhero movie or new studio sequel in play, this weekend provided an opening for two smaller films to shine. But as the weekend draws to a close, one is beaming brighter than the other.

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Comedian Dick Gregory, active in U.S. civil rights movement, dies at age 84

(Reuters) - Comedian Dick Gregory, who took an active role in the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, has died at age 84, his son said on social media on Saturday.

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In Serbian Refugee Center, a ‘Little Picasso’ Dreams of Art and Asylum

Farhad Nouri, 10, originally from Afghanistan, has won acclaim for his artwork, but he spends his days dreaming of asylum for him and his family.

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Festival at the top of the world

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LA judge rejects bid by Polanski's rape victim to have case dismissed

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.

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Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending fans into frenzy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent herself.

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British television entertainer Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran British television presenter and entertainer Bruce Forsyth, who appeared for decades on a string of Saturday night primetime shows, has died at the age of 89, the BBC reported on Friday.

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Abba star asks fans to take a chance on new piano album

(Reuters) - It might take a few moments for fans of Abba star Benny Andersson's to recognize the songs on his new album "Piano".

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Lights, camera, corona: Hollywood embraces the eclipse

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The sun is getting ready for its closeup. Producers of feature films and TV commercials will set up at key locations to capture what they hope will be unique scenes using the natural spectacle of Monday's total solar eclipse.

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Filmmaker Michael Moore says Trump will 'get us all killed'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is trading screen time for the stage in a one-man show now on Broadway that is a call to action over the current state of U.S. politics.

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Georgian film wins top Sarajevo film fest award, Cleese and Stone honored

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A Georgian film about a woman struggling to reconcile family life and her passion for writing has been chosen as the best movie at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi may get his own 'Star Wars' movie: reports

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is developing a "Star Wars" standalone movie based on the beloved character of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the wise and noble Jedi master, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported on Thursday.

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Taylor Swift donates to assault victims group after groping win

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Taylor Swift has made good on her pledge to support groups that help sexual assault victims following her victory in a Colorado groping trial this week.

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British actor John Cleese receives career award at Sarajevo Film Festival

(Reuters) - British actor and comedian John Cleese received the honorary lifetime achievement award at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Wednesday in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Director Bigelow hopes Trump watches 'Detroit' and is humanized by it

LONDON (Reuters) - Movie director Kathryn Bigelow said on Wednesday she hoped U.S. President Donald Trump would watch her new film "Detroit," saying it might help to humanize him at a time when racial tension is roiling the nation.

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'Whose Streets?' spotlights diverging narratives of Ferguson

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While America confronts the aftermath of protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the story behind an incident that contributed to racial tensions in the United States is the subject of the newly released documentary "Whose Streets?"

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Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt, halts production on 'Mission' film

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt on the set of the upcoming "Mission: Impossible 6," causing production on the film to go on hiatus while the actor recovers, Paramount Pictures said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Emma Stone ascends to top of Forbes' highest-paid actresses

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fresh off winning her first Oscar, actress Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday to claim the top spot on Forbes' 2017 list of the world's highest-paid actresses.

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Television gets its own festival in New York's Tribeca

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The organizers of New York's annual Tribeca Film Festival are launching a standalone television event to recognize the vast and varied content now available on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

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Top military brass condemn Charlottesville violence

In a rare move, top commanders in the US military are speaking out in the wake of the deadly violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

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Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation.

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'Deadpool 2' stuntwoman who died is motorcycle racer S.J. Harris

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The stuntwoman who died on the film set of "Deadpool 2" in Vancouver on Monday was S.J. Harris, a 40-year-old from New York, a spokesman for the province of British Columbia's coroners service said on Tuesday.

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Despite losing trial to Taylor Swift, DJ insists he never groped her

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The former Colorado radio DJ who lost a court case to Taylor Swift insisted on Tuesday that he "never grabbed" the pop star's bare buttocks while posing for a photo with her four years ago.

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Falling tree kills 12 at festival

Twelve people were killed and dozens were injured when a tree fell during a Catholic festival in Madeira, Portugal.

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Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an unaired episode of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones", police in the city of Mumbai said on Tuesday.

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Pink to get Vanguard award at MTV Video Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink has been chosen to receive the 2017 Vanguard Award, MTV's equivalent of a lifetime achievement honor for video music, the U.S. cable and satellite television channel said on Tuesday.

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Four Teamsters in Boston acquitted of 'Top Chef' extortion plot

BOSTON (Reuters) - Four Teamsters union members in Boston were acquitted on Tuesday of charges they tried to extort jobs from a production company filming "Top Chef" in 2014 through thuggish tactics that included threatening host Padma Lakshmi.

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Female stunt driver dies on Vancouver set of 'Deadpool 2'

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A female stunt driver has died on the set of  “Deadpool 2” in downtown Vancouver during the filming of a stunt on a motorcycle, Vancouver police said on Monday.

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Kendrick Lamar holds off Brett Eldredge for Billboard top spot

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kendrick Lamar reclaimed the top spot of the weekly U.s Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, fending off country music star Brett Eldredge.

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Downtown? Petula Clark goes Down Farm

CROPREDY, England (Reuters) - Grammy award-winner Petula Clark sang her global hit "Downtown" about as far from "where the neon signs are pretty" as she could at the weekend -- to thousands in a field in rural England.

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'Grey's Anatomy' creator Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC for Netflix

(Reuters) - "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes is taking her Shondaland production house away from Walt Disney Co's ABC network to Netflix Inc to produce new content, the video streaming company said on Sunday.

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Lawyers in Taylor Swift's groping trial move to closing arguments

DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. pop star Taylor Swift and the Colorado DJ she accuses of groping her were due to deliver closing arguments on Monday before the federal court jury weighing her sexual assault claims against his assertion that he was wrongfully fired.

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Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A retelling of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and its dramatic political consequences might perhaps be framed as high drama or extreme farce.

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Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

(Reuters) - Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday.

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Box office: 'Annabelle: Creation' Levitates to No. 1 With $35 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Annabelle: Creation" may not be able to save the summer -- which, after this weekend, will only fall farther behind last year's pace -- but it is doing its part to frighten audiences into theaters.

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Wild brass bands festival kicks off in Serbia

GUCA, Serbia (Reuters) - The 57h Guca Brass Band Festival, Serbia's liveliest traditional music event, has attracted tens of thousands of people crowding the streets and savoring the trumpet beat.

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Netflix discussing keeping Disney's Marvel, 'Star Wars' films

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc is in "active discussions" with Walt Disney Co about keeping Marvel and "Star Wars" films after 2019, when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop appearing on the streaming service, a senior executive said late on Thursday.

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Jefferson Starship guitarist can pursue lawsuit over band name

(Reuters) - A founding member of Jefferson Starship may pursue part of his lawsuit seeking to stop former bandmates from using the rock group's name, a federal judge ruled on Friday.

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Poverty, land rights feature at film festival in Indonesia's Papua

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua hosted its first independent film festival this week, showing documentaries on social issues such as land rights and grinding poverty,...

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Hero's welcome: Patriotic Chinese war film pulls in record $600 million

BEIJING (Reuters) - A film depicting a Chinese hero saving the day in a war-torn African country has become China's highest-grossing film, pulling in more than 4 billion yuan ($600.11 million) at the box office since it was released last month.

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Taylor Swift gives unvarnished courtroom account of alleged groping

DENVER (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, known for baring her soul and her grudges in her music, presented an unflinching account under oath and in open court of her allegation that a Colorado DJ groped her while they posed for photos together four years ago.

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Ex-Fox News host O'Reilly debuts 'No Spin News' webcast

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has launched his first "No Spin News" online show with a format that closely follows the brand of conservative politics and pugnacious punditry that made him one of the most popular voices on U.S. television.

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A minute with: Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson on new film 'The Glass Castle'

(Reuters) - He's had a Hollywood career that has spanned tending the bar at "Cheers" to fighting a futuristic war in "The Hunger Games", while she won a Best Actress Oscar before turning 30. Now Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson are sharing the screen in new film "The Glass Castle".

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Last blast from Gregg Allman, Southern man

LONDON (Reuters) - So close to death was blues rocker Gregg Allman when he was making his final album, the cover photographer did not get to his Savannah, Georgia, house in time.

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Seeking bigfoot: TV naturalist Attenborough gets comic homage

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Did you hear the one about the British naturalist, the marmot, the grizzly bear and the South African poacher?

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Taylor Swift's mom testifies alleged groping 'shattered our trust'

DENVER (Reuters) - Whether Taylor Swift wins or loses a federal court battle stemming from her allegation that she was groped by a Denver DJ, the incident in question has already made the singer less trustful of the public and less open to fans, her mother testified.

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Trial of Teamsters accused of 'Top Chef' extortion plot to wrap up

BOSTON (Reuters) - Closing arguments are set for Thursday in the trial of four Teamsters union members in Boston charged with trying in 2014 to extort jobs from a production company filming "Top Chef" through thug tactics that included threatening host Padma Lakshmi.

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CEE MARKETS-Dinar retests 22-month highs, Serbian central bank meets

* Dinar near 22-month high, helped by euro remittances from abroad * Serbia seen keeping region's highest interest rates on hold * Stocks fall less than Western peers By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Serbia's dinar tested 22-month highs against the euro on Thursday, outperforming other Central European currencies ahead of a central bank meeting that is expected to see it key rate left on hold at 4 percent, the highest in the region. The Serbian central bank i

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Oscar-winning Coen brothers to bring Western anthology series to Netflix

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are transitioning to the small screen with a new Western anthology for Netflix Inc, the online streaming company said on Wednesday, the latest talent to join the platform's growing roster.

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Pokemon Go fans join giant Pikachus at Yokohama festival

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Thousands of Pokemon Go players gathered in the Japanese port city of Yokohama to try their hand at catching rare virtual creatures while watching dance shows featuring...

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Cynthia Nixon silent on speculation over race for New York governor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Cynthia Nixon, best known for playing cynical lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the HBO TV series "Sex and the City", was tight-lipped on Monday when asked about media reports that she is a potential candidate for New York governor.

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Denver DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift faces further cross-examination

DENVER (Reuters) - Taylor Swift's legal team planned on Wednesday to resume cross-examining the Colorado radio personality accused of groping the recording star during a photo shoot four years ago, an allegation the former DJ vehemently denied under oath.

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Jeffrey Tambor calls 'Transparent' role 'responsibility of a lifetime'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Emmy Award-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor solidified his place in Hollywood history on Tuesday when he became the latest celebrity to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Calvin Harris tops Forbes list of highest-earning DJs for fifth year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Scottish musician Calvin Harris ruled Forbes' annual list of electronic cash kings on Tuesday as he was named the highest-paid DJ for the fifth consecutive year, outpacing Dutch DJ Tiesto and newcomers The Chainsmokers.

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Veteran Broadway star Barbara Cook dies at age 89

(Reuters) - Veteran Broadway actress Barbara Cook, known for her prolific career in musicals and cabaret and her soprano vocals, died on Tuesday from respiratory failure, her representative said. She was 89.

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David Letterman returns to television with 2018 Netflix series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than two years after signing off from CBS' "The Late Show," David Letterman is returning to television with a six-episode talk show on Netflix Inc , the streaming platform said Tuesday.

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Opening salvo set for Taylor Swift trial against Denver DJ accused of groping

DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers on both sides of a trial pitting pop star Taylor Swift against a Colorado radio personality she accused of groping her were expected on Tuesday to deliver opening statements to jurors hearing the case in a federal courtroom in Denver.

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Actor who wore monster suit to play first Godzilla dies aged 88

TOKYO (Reuters) - The man who dressed in a rubber suit to play the original Godzilla, crashing through Japanese cities and destroying them with swipes of his massive tail, has died at the age of 88, film company Toho said on Tuesday.

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Wal-Mart, insurers settle lawsuits over 2014 Tracy Morgan crash

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has settled a lawsuit by two insurers that sought to avoid covering its multi-million-dollar payout to comedian Tracy Morgan for injuries he suffered in a 2014 crash involving one of the retailer's trucks.

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Sleeping in a dog cage, Pattinson pares down for 'Good Time' thriller

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Robert Pattinson, accustomed to luxury trailers and gourmet food, was reduced to taking a catnap in a dog cage on the set of his latest movie "Good Time," a fast-paced nocturnal crime thriller set in New York City.

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Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now' tops Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire's latest album debuted at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, the only new entry in the top 10 of the chart this week.

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Netflix buys comics publisher Millarworld to feed films and TV

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc on Monday said it has bought comics publisher Millarworld, bringing on board renowned comic book writer Mark Millar and a host of character francises it can mine for TV shows and movies.

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'Top Chef' host Lakshmi testifies in Teamsters extortion trial

BOSTON (Reuters) - "Top Chef" TV show host Padma Lakshmi appeared in federal court in Boston on Monday, and testified she was "terrified" after a member of the Teamsters union, accused of extorting the show's production company for jobs, appeared to threaten her in 2014.

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New 'Doctor Who"' star hopes fans don't fear a female time lord

LONDON (Reuters) - Jodie Whittaker, the first woman cast as the lead role of the BBC's iconic sci-fi program "Doctor Who", expressed hopes on Monday that fans will embrace her role as a symbol of diversity rather than fear the shift from a man.

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Taylor Swift in federal court over groping allegation

DENVER (Reuters) - Taylor Swift might turn up in a federal court in Denver on Monday as lawyers for the pop star and a Colorado radio personality start jury selection for dueling lawsuits over whether the former disc jockey groped her four years ago during a photo shoot.

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Actors Chris Pratt, Anna Faris announce they are separating

(Reuters) - Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are splitting up after eight years of marriage, they said on Sunday.

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Box office: 'Dark Tower' leads slow weekend with $19.5 million, 'Detroit' stumbles

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - As the dog days of summer drag on, a trio of wide releases are kicking off the August box office with a whimper.

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'Step' becomes the voice of black Baltimore teens facing adversity

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary "Step," out in U.S. theaters this week.

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German techno band faces charges for Crimea concert: Ukraine envoy

BERLIN (Reuters) - German techno band Scooter faces significant legal consequences for performing at a festival in the Crimea region of Ukraine that was annexed by Russia in 2014, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany said an interview published Saturday.

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Apple Music banks on 'Carpool Karaoke' fans paying for star pairings

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Will Smith gate-crashing a wedding party or John Legend and Alicia Keys serenading a woman at a launderette are just some of the reasons Apple Inc hopes viewers will pay for Apple Music as it launches new show "Carpool Karaoke: The Series."

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'Will & Grace' return promises laughs, and a touch of Trump

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Comedy "Will & Grace," the television show credited with bringing gay men and women into mainstream pop culture long before gay marriage was legal, will return in September for not just one, but two seasons, broadcaster NBC said on Thursday.

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Bieber says he's 'never going to be perfect' after tour cancellation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Justin Bieber offered a mea culpa to his fans saying he was "never going to be perfect" but hoped to learn from his mistakes, after a tumultuous week in which he abruptly canceled the rest of his world tour and accidentally hit a photographer with his truck.

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Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan lead 2017 Kennedy Center honorees

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran musician Lionel Richie, hip-hop star and actor LL Cool J and Cuban-American singer and actress Gloria Estefan will receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors this year, CBS network said Thursday.

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Grammys cleans up its act in bid to enter giant Chinese market

BEIJING (Reuters) - The organizer of the music industry's annual Grammy Awards on Thursday said it would respect China's media curbs and only promote artists with a "positive and healthy" image, in its bid to break into the world's second-largest economy.

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More than half of India's languages may die out in 50 years - survey

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - More than half of the languages spoken by India's 1.3 billion people may die out over the next 50 years, scholars said on Thursday, calling for a concerted effort to preserve the tongues spoken by the nation's endangered tribal communities.

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Russian TV reporter punched in the face live on air

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man walked up to a journalist broadcasting live from a Moscow park on a popular Russian television channel and punched him in the face.

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Lana Del Rey tops Billboard chart, Linkin Park sales climb

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lana Del Rey landed her second chart-topping record and led a slew of new albums in the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, while Linkin Park experienced a sales surge following the suicide of the band's frontman earlier this month.

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HBO says it does not think entire email system compromised: memo

(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's's HBO unit said on Wednesday that it does not believe that at this time its email system "as a whole has been compromised," according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

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Kanye West sues tour insurers for $10 million over canceled shows

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kanye West has sued Lloyd's of London for nearly $10 million in insurance payouts he claims he is owed after canceling his tour last year when he was hospitalized with a "serious, debilitating medical condition."

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Exclusive: Hasbro ends talks to buy Lions Gate Entertainment - sources

(Reuters) - Hasbro Inc, the maker of games ranging from Monopoly to foam Nerf balls, has ended talks to acquire U.S. movie studio and entertainment company Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Role as racist 'Detroit' cop took actor Poulter to 'frightening place'

DETROIT (Reuters) - The sadistic, racist police officer at the center of the movie "Detroit" may be one of the more terrifying characters seen on film this year.

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'Fun Mom Dinner' cast says film mirrors real bonds between mothers

(Reuters) - A raunchy comedy about four women on a night out that takes an unexpected turn resembles real life connections that mothers form with each other after having children, the lead actresses of "Fun Mom Dinner" said.

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Seven Welsh priests walk into a bar, get mistaken for stag party

LONDON (Reuters) - Seven Roman Catholic priests were refused service in a Welsh pub after staff mistook them for a stag party in fancy dress.

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Princess Diana's revelations about sex and sorrow to be aired on British TV

LONDON (Reuters) - Recordings of Princess Diana speaking candidly about her sex life with Prince Charles and her sorrow at the spectacular collapse of her marriage will be broadcast on British television on Sunday.

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'Harry Potter' author Rowling apologizes over Trump tweets

LONDON (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has apologized to the family of a wheelchair-bound boy for tweets in which she accused U.S. President Donald Trump of ignoring his proffered hand at a media event.

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Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' film premieres in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. author Stephen King played a key role in translating his book series "The Dark Tower" into a Hollywood film, director Nikolaj Arcel said at the film's premiere on Monday.

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Teamsters members accused of 'Top Chef' extortion plot face trial

BOSTON, August 1 (Reuters) - Four members of a local Teamsters union are set to face trial on federal charges that they tried to extort jobs from a non-union production company filming the reality television show "Top Chef" around the Boston area in 2014.

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Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian refugees go to school in Lebanon

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - George and Amal Clooney said on Monday they would help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says 200,000 children are not receiving an education after fleeing the war in neighboring Syria.

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Angelina Jolie 'upset' over backlash to Cambodia film casting process

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie responded to growing backlash over the casting process for her latest film, saying she was "upset" that an improvised scene during auditions had been misconstrued as taking real money away from impoverished children.

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'Smiley face' rakes in big bucks for creator

LONDON (Reuters) - It's the multi-million dollar smile known and used the world over.

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Actor and playwright Sam Shepard dies from ALS complications: spokesman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard has died from complications related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a representative for his family said on Monday.

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French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

PARIS (Reuters) - Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89.

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'Dunkirk' beats out 'Emoji Movie,' 'Atomic Blonde' to repeat no. 1

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - An unlikely battle emerged at the box office this weekend between "The Emoji Movie" and "Dunkirk." As of Saturday morning the animated feature and war epic seemed to be in a dead heat. But by Sunday morning, most of the dust had settled, and it appears "Dunkirk" will once again be the weekend's first place film.

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Festival evacuated after stage catches fire

More than 22,000 fans were evacuated after a fire erupted on stage at the Tomorrowland music festival in Spain, authorities said.

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Thousands evacuated from Barcelona festival after stage fire

MADRID (Reuters) - More than 22,000 people were evacuated from an electronic music festival in Barcelona on Saturday night after a huge fire broke out on one of the stages during a sequence of the show involving fireworks, emergency services said.

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Clooney vows to sue French magazine over twins' photos

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney on Friday said he would take legal action against a French magazine that published the first photos of his newborn twins.

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Racially charged 'Detroit' is story that needed telling, Bigelow says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a white filmmaker from Northern California, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was aware she may not be the "perfect person" to bring the racially charged story behind the 1967 Detroit riots to the big screen.

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England Lost: sardonic Mick Jagger releases two songs responding to Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has released two politically charged songs targeting what he sees as the uncertainty and surrealism permeating politics in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump.

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Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher to 'roll with it', says would love a reunion

SANTA MONICA (Reuters) - There is "nothing more" Liam Gallagher would love than to have a reunion of Oasis, the British rock band he once fronted with his older brother Noel.

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Water polo: Croatia end seven-year losing Serbia hoodoo to set up Hungary final

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The Croatian men's water polo team ended a seven-year losing streak against defending champions Serbia on Thursday to advance to the final at the world championships, where they will face hosts Hungary.

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Stephen Colbert brings animated satire of Donald Trump to Showtime

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is returning to television - this time as a cartoon character in a Showtime series produced by television talk show host Stephen Colbert.

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Fitzgerald's 'Last Tycoon' born again for television

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - F. Scott Fitzgerald never finished his last novel "The Last Tycoon" but that made filming the book for a new television series even more interesting for actors Kelsey Grammer and Lily Collins.

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Smiley faces to rolling eyes: Where do all those emojis come from?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cheery Hi-5, a snobbish Poop and a conflicted Meh have starring roles in the animated "The Emoji Movie," which imagines a world inside cellphones where emojis rebel against portraying just one emotion all their lives.

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Pop singer Katy Perry to host MTV Video Music Awards show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Katy Perry will host the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) in August, MTV said on Thursday, and will also perform and compete for some top awards.

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Venice film festival to showcase real stars and virtual reality

ROME (Reuters) - A shrunken Matt Damon will open the 74th Venice Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday when they unveiled the line-up for an event that often gives an early glimpse of Oscar contenders.

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Injured photographer calls Justin Bieber a 'good kid' after accident

(Reuters) - Justin Bieber accidentally hit a photographer with his truck after leaving a Beverly Hills church service, and the singer got out to help the man while waiting for emergency services to arrive.

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A Minute With: Jada Pinkett Smith talks 'black girl magic'

LONDON (Reuters) - Jada Pinkett Smith stars with Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish in the hit movie "Girl's Trip", a comedy that features four black women in the lead roles - an unusual proposition in Hollywood.

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Ed Sheeran, Stormzy nominated for Mercury music award

LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star Ed Sheeran and grime artist Stormzy made it on to the Mercury prize shortlist, award organizers announced on Thursday.

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Water polo-Serbia take on underdog Croatia for place in final

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Defending water polo world champions Serbia have steamrolled the opposition on the way to Thursday's semi-final against Croatia, but while they are on a three-match win streak against their arch rivals they know they can take nothing for granted.

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Kid Rock may run for Senate, says voter registration 'critical cause'

(Reuters) - Kid Rock, an outspoken supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that he will decide over the next few weeks on whether to run for the U.S. Senate and in the meantime will work on the "critical cause" of registering voters.

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Beatles' company wins lawsuit over Shea Stadium concert rights

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Corps, the company founded by members of The Beatles, on Wednesday won the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking the rights to the master tapes of the band's celebrated 1965 concert at New York's Shea Stadium.

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Angelina Jolie puts movies aside for cooking, cleaning up poop

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie has put movie-making on hold to become a better mom, take cooking classes and do ordinary tasks like picking up dog poop.

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Director of harrowing 'Detroit' hopes film starts dialogue on race

(Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow brought her powerful interpretation of Detroit's racially charged 1967 riots home to the city in the world premiere of "Detroit," saying she hoped the film would encourage a wider dialogue nationwide.

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Rihanna meets French president Macron to address education goals

PARIS (Reuters) - Rihanna met French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday to discuss the pop star's charity activities in healthcare and education.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept: save the UK economy

LONDON (Reuters) - Were it not for Tom Cruise and Mary Poppins, Britain's economy might not have gained any speed at all during a sluggish second quarter.

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'Wonder Woman' returning for 2019 movie sequel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Wonder Woman" is coming back for more.

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Frank Sinatra's fourth wife Barbara dies at age 90

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, her representative said.

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Kendrick Lamar scathing 'Humble' video leads MTV VMA nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kendrick Lamar earned a leading eight MTV Video Music Award (VMA) nominations on Tuesday for his searing critique on the excesses of fame and social media in his "Humble" music video, while Katy Perry and The Weeknd scored five nods each.

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Stories of survival and women to highlight Toronto film festival

TORONTO (Reuters) - Stories of survival in turbulent times, including David Gordon Green's world premiere of "Stronger" about a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, are among the highlights in store at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

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Maze the force be with you: Star Wars design cut into UK maze

YORK, England (Reuters) - A farmer in northern England has marked the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars films by creating a maze in the shape of some of the franchise's most notable characters.

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Justin Bieber apologizes for abandoning tour, says needs rest

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Justin Bieber has apologized to his fans for the sudden cancellation of the remainder of his world tour, saying he needed some rest after being on the road for two years.

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British TV personality Edmonds demands $392 million compensation for Lloyds HBOS' unit fraud

LONDON (Reuters) - British TV presenter and former disc jockey Noel Edmonds has more than quadrupled the damages he is seeking from Lloyds Banking Group to 300 million pounds ($392 million) as he steps up a 12-year demand for compensation.

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Nielsen to track Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV viewing in U.S. ratings

(Reuters) - Nielsen Holdings Plc will begin including Hulu Live TV and Google's YouTube TV viewing in its TV ratings in the United States in an effort to capture the shift from traditional broadcast to watching shows on laptops or smartphones, the company said on Tuesday.

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Next James Bond film set for November 2019, no word on 007 star

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Bond is returning to movie theaters in November 2019, producers said on Monday, but they did not say who will play Britain's most famous fictional spy.

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'Game of Thrones' author teases two possible new books in 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Author George R.R. Martin has hinted at the possibility of not one but two new "Game of Thrones" books in 2018, whetting the appetites of fans who have been waiting for the next installment of the epic saga since 2011.

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Justin Bieber cancels remainder of 'Purpose' tour: publicist

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Bieber canceled the remainder of his "Purpose" world tour due to "unforeseen circumstances," his publicist said in a statement on Monday.

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Jay-Z reigns Billboard chart, Linkin Park sales surge 461 percent

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z ruled the Billboard 200 album chart for a second straight week with his confessional album "4:44," while California alt-rock band surged back into the Top 20 after the suicide last week of frontman Chester Bennington.

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Brokenhearted Linkin Park remember Bennington - and his demons

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California rock band Linkin Park said on Monday the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington had left them brokenhearted but recalled it was Bennington's demons that had made fans fall in love with the band.

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North Korea cancels annual beer festival, firms say

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British princes regret rushed final conversation with mother Diana

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was "desperately rushed".

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Box Office: 'Dunkirk' conquers weekend with $50.5 million, 'Valerian' flops

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" looks like a huge flop.

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Sons remember Princess Diana in film 20 years after her death

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary to be broadcast this week.

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'Stranger Things' new season to explore impact of Upside Down world

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The cast of Netflix's breakout supernatural mystery series "Stranger Things" received a hero's welcome on Saturday at San Diego's annual Comic-Con as they revealed new plot details and footage for the anticipated second season.

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Wonder Woman the star among Warner Bros' expanding superhero franchise

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - After smashing box office records this year, Wonder Woman received the loudest cheers among the DC superheroes gathered on Saturday at San Diego's annual Comic-Con to present new footage and trailers for Warner Bros' expanding comic book film franchise.

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'Blade Runner' sequel a siren song for director Villeneuve

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film "Blade Runner."

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'Confederate' writers defend modern U.S. slavery show as scary but real

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The creators of the new television drama "Confederate," set in an imaginary world where slavery still exists in the United States, defended their vision after the concept provoked outrage on social media this week.

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Illusionist Criss Angel gets Hollywood star, says inspired by Houdini

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Illusionist Criss Angel received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Thursday, saying he drew inspiration from another famous magician, Harry Houdini.

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'Not appropriate' for Justin Bieber to tour China because of 'bad behavior'

BEIJING (Reuters) - It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behavior and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer "truly loved" by the public, a Chinese state office has said.

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Television amps up, movies simmer down at Comic-Con

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From the dragons of Westeros and the "Walking Dead" zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of "Westworld," the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego's annual Comic-Con.

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Judge will not allow auction of Madonna's personal items

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Thursday said an online auction of Madonna's personal items including worn satin panties, a hair brush with her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, cannot go forward.

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Linkin Park lead singer reported dead in suicide: TMZ

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was reported to have committed suicide on Thursday at his southern California home.

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O.J. Simpson tells Nevada parole board 'I've done my time'

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - During a sometimes emotional hearing before a Nevada parole board, O.J. Simpson on Thursday asked to be released from prison after serving nine years for botched armed robbery of his own sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol' reboot in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ryan Seacrest confirmed on Thursday that he will return as host of "American Idol," the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, when it comes back to the screen on ABC TV in 2018.

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Malaysia bans 'Despacito' on state broadcaster for offensive lyrics

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has banned the catchy summer dance song "Despacito" from state radio and television broadcasts after critics in the Muslim-majority country complained the lyrics were obscene.

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South Korea gives pop idol T.O.P. suspended jail term for smoking weed

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Thursday handed K-pop sensation T.O.P. a suspended 10-month jail sentence for drug use, after he pleaded guilty and sought leniency to avoid a prison term.

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'Game of Thrones' creators to next tackle civil war in alternative America

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The creators of HBO's hit medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones" have their next show lined for the premium cable network, but this one has no dragons or an undead army of white walkers.

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Madonna wins halt to auction of intimate items

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Madonna persuaded a New York state judge to halt the auction of 22 personal items including a pair of worn satin panties, a hairbrush containing her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

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Three top ballet troupes share stage for 50th year of 'Jewels'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Emeralds," "Rubies" and "Diamonds" will dazzle as never before as three of the world's top dance companies share the stage for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of "Jewels," the world's first full-length plotless ballet, this week.

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Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October

(Reuters) - The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library event, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the magical series.

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Is this eight-hour sheep epic `the dullest movie ever'?

LONDON (Reuters) - An eight-hour, slow-motion film with no actors, dialogue or narrative - and branded the dullest movie ever made by one of its own producers - is looking for an audience that wants to count sheep. Or at least watch them.

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Party don't stop: Belgium's Ghent festival still draws the crowds

GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - Despite of a wave of militant attacks in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe in recent years, the city of Ghent continues to host one of Europe's most popular urban music and...

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Latin dance hit 'Despacito' now most-streamed global track

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Catchy summer dance song "Despacito" has set a record as the most streamed music track of all time, with some 4.6 billion plays across leading platforms, record company Universal Music said on Wednesday.

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From trash to treasure: British composer Holst's lost manuscripts found in New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Two handwritten music manuscripts discovered in a library clearout at an amateur orchestra in New Zealand have been confirmed as the work of British composer Gustav Holst, untraced for more than a century.

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Madonna seeks to stop NY auction of Tupac Shakur break-up letter

(Reuters) - Madonna attempted on Tuesday to stop an upcoming auction of a prison break-up letter from rapper Tupac Shakur and a note in which she called singer Whitney Houston and actress Sharon Stone "horribly mediocre."

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Nolan's 'Dunkirk' builds suspense of war without the gore

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the filmmaker who re-imagined Batman as "The Dark Knight" and explored deep space in "Interstellar," the story of British troops trapped on a French beach during World War Two may seem like an unlikely draw.

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Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton to team up one last time in Nashville

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country music star Kenny Rogers is planning to take a final bow with Dolly Parton in a Nashville concert celebrating his 60-year career.

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Sheeran exits Twitter stage after mixed 'Game of Thrones' cameo reviews

LONDON (Reuters) - Ed Sheeran's Twitter page has vanished, prompting speculation that the music star has quit the social media platform after voicing discomfort with abuse directed at him on it.

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Singer R. Kelly denies BuzzFeed article accusing him of 'cult'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer R. Kelly on Monday denied an article by U.S. media outlet BuzzFeed News that he was keeping a household of young women in a "cult" atmosphere.

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Charlize Theron on a mission to defy gender norms in 'Atomic Blonde'

BERLIN (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron said she hoped to even the playing field in the male-dominated spy film genre with her latest role as a deadly agent in action-thriller movie "Atomic Blonde."

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Netflix beats subscriber targets, shares jump 11 percent

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc crushed Wall Street forecasts by adding 5.2 million new streaming customers in the second quarter and predicted continued momentum as it expands around the world, lifting its stock nearly 11 percent on Monday.

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Jay-Z's '4:44' finally makes it to Billboard 200 chart at No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z's new confessional and political release, "4:44," finally entered the Billboard 200 album chart, storming to the top spot and scoring his 14th No. 1 release.

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Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89

(Reuters) - Martin Landau, a star of the 1960s television series "Mission: Impossible" who made a late-career comeback with an Academy Award-winning performance in the 1994 film "Ed Wood," died on Saturday at age 89, his publicist said on Sunday.

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George A. Romero, father of zombie movies, dies at 77

NEW YORK (Reuters) - George A. Romero, creator of the zombie film genre with "Night of the Living Dead" and a series of sequels that left a lasting impact on horror movies, died of lung cancer in a Toronto hospital on Sunday, his business partner said. He was 77.

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Box Office: 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Tops 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' With $56.5 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "War for the Planet of the Apes" is officially the box office champ, during a weekend that demands a close look.

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BBC names first female 'Doctor Who'

LONDON (Reuters) - The lead role in British sci-fi television series "Doctor Who" will be played by a woman for the first time in its more than 50-year history, the BBC said on Sunday.

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Singer Aaron Carter arrested in Georgia

(Reuters) - Singer Aaron Carter was arrested on Saturday in Georgia and charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, according to media reports.

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Disney's princesses break with tradition in 'Wreck-It Ralph 2'

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) - Disney princesses wearing sweat pants and discussing their flaws in a scene from upcoming animated movie "Wreck-It Ralph 2" became the most talked-about moment on Friday at Disney's annual D23 convention. 

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Fired Kermit the Frog puppeteer 'devastated' for failing his hero

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man who voiced Kermit the Frog for 27 years wrote an emotional letter about being fired, saying he was "devastated to have failed in my duty to my hero."

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Stuntman died from fall on 'Walking Dead' set: coroner

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A veteran stuntman died this week from injuries sustained when he fell from a height of 20 feet to a concrete floor on a production set for the AMC horror series "The Walking Dead," a Georgia coroner said on Friday.

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Rapper DMX faces court appearance on U.S. tax evasion charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rap artist and Hollywood actor DMX was headed to federal court in New York City on Friday for his arraignment on charges he avoided paying $1.7 million in taxes.

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One Direction star joins Prince Harry on 'Dunkirk' red carpet

LONDON (Reuters) - Two Harrys -- one pop and the other British royalty -- proved the biggest hits on the red carpet at the world premiere of director Christopher Nolan's new film, "Dunkirk".

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Pop star Beyonce posts first pictures of twins on Instagram

(Reuters) - Pop star Beyonce posted the first pictures of her twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, in an Instagram post on Friday.

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Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson shine at Montreux Jazz Festival

MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with melodies influenced by the Orient.

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Oprah, Jimmy Fallon out of Emmy race, 'Stranger Things' star Barb in

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A mixed bag of new shows and old favorites on Thursday saw surprising Emmy exclusions for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Jimmy Fallon and a surprise nod for short-lived character Barb Holland from Netflix's "Stranger Things" in the race for television's highest honors.

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Rapper DMX charged with tax evasion: U.S. Attorney's Office

(Reuters) - American rapper DMX was charged in federal court in Manhattan with income tax evasion, the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York said on Thursday.

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'Westworld,' 'SNL' lead 2017 Emmy list packed with new TV shows

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sci-fi drama "Westworld" and satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live" led Emmy award nominations on Thursday with 22 apiece in a list stuffed with new contenders that reflected a booming era for television.

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Winter comes to Westeros with dose of revenge in new 'Game of Thrones'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After six seasons of warring families, countless deaths and mounting menace, winter has finally come to Westeros in HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones", bringing with it an army of the undead and some long pent-up revenge.

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Kid Rock hints online he will run for U.S. Senate

DETROIT (Reuters) - Recording star Kid Rock, an outspoken supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, hinted in website and social media messages on Wednesday that he intends to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, promising a "major announcement" to come soon.

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LaBeouf apologizes for Georgia arrest, is seeking addiction treatment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Shia LaBeouf apologized on Wednesday for his expletive-filled rants hurled at the officers who arrested him in Georgia last week on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication, and said he was seeking help for addiction.

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Stakes are high for Luc Besson's intergalactic leap into 'Valerian'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Introducing a brand new multi-million dollar intergalactic adventure film based on a French comic book strip during a summer box office dominated by superheroes and sequels may be considered a big risk to take by an independent filmmaker.

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Lines of cocaine? No, says Kim Kardashian, it's just the table design

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Reality star Kim Kardashian has shot down speculation that she is using cocaine, saying white lines seen on a table in one of her social media postings were in fact the markings on a marble table.

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Shia LaBeouf's arrest video shows actor's expletive-filled rant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Videos released by Savannah, Georgia, police on Tuesday of Shia LaBeouf's arrest last week on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication shows the actor hurling expletive-filled barbs at officers as he questioned the reason for his arrest.

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Streaming TV apps grapple with password sharing

(Reuters) - More than one-fifth of young adults who stream shows like "Game of Thrones" or "Stranger Things" borrow passwords from people who do not live with them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, a finding that suggests media companies are missing out on significant revenue as digital viewership explodes.

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Sony Music, Spotify strike licensing deal: Billboard

(Reuters) - Sony Music Entertainment has reached a licensing agreement with streaming music service Spotify, Billboard reported, citing sources.

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Malawi hails Madonna's 'motherly spirit' at opening of new hospital

BLANTYRE, Malawi (Reuters) - Madonna was hailed as a "symbol of a motherly spirit" by Malawi President Peter Mutharika after the American singer opened a children's hospital named after her adopted daughter Mercy James.

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One hurt in bull run at Pamplona festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) - A young man was given hospital treatment for a head injury after taking part in a bull run on Tuesday through the narrow streets of Pamplona, northern Spain, though none of the hundreds of runners who took part in the festival was gored.

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French fashion house Lanvin names Olivier Lapidus as new artistic director

PARIS (Reuters) - Lanvin, France's oldest fashion brand, named on Tuesday Olivier Lapidus as its new artistic director, following the departure of Bouchra Jarrar.

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'Planet of the Apes' flags dangers of lack of empathy, actor Serkis says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Planet of the Apes" films highlight the risks of a lack of empathy with people from different cultures, actor Andy Serkis said at the premiere of "War for the Planet of the Apes", the final film of a recent trilogy spun off from science fiction.

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New York menswear event showcases rising designers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A four-day parade of men's fashion has kicked off in New York, showcasing the 2018 Spring/Summer collections of rising designers, several making their debuts on this closely watched global stage.

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Jay Z's '4:44' goes platinum but absent from Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay Z's latest album "4:44" may already be certified platinum but it was noticeably absent from Monday's Billboard 200 album chart because the rapper's own streaming platform Tidal did not report numbers to Nielsen Music.

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Actor Tom Hanks to receive award for work reflecting U.S. history

(Reuters) - For his work in films reflecting U.S. history such as "Saving Private Ryan," "Apollo 13" and "Bridge of Spies," actor Tom Hanks has won this year's Records of Achievement Award, the National Archives Foundation said on Monday.

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Serbian PM urges workers at Fiat plant to end strike

BELGRADE, July 10 (Reuters) - Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic on Monday urged workers at a local Fiat plant to end a strike which has entered its second week, saying the country could face a hit to economic output and jobs if the dispute drags on, the Tanjug news agency reported.

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CEE MARKETS-Currencies, stocks rise on U.S. data, Serbian rates seen on hold

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Two hurt on fourth day of Pamplona bull-run festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) - Two people suffered minor injuries but none were gored on Monday on the fourth day of the San Fermin festival where a dozen bulls chase hundreds of people dressed in white with red neckerchiefs through the streets of Pamplona in northern Spain.

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Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Slings to Massive $117 Million Domestic Opening

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Spider-Man is officially a box office overachiever.

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Four hurt on third day of Pamplona bull-run festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) - Four people were hurt, but none gored, on Sunday on the third day of the week-long San Fermin festival in northern Spain in which bulls chase red-scarved runners through the streets of Pamplona.

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Shia LaBeouf arrested in Georgia on disorderly conduct charge

(Reuters) - Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Georgia on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication early on Saturday after he became unruly in downtown Savannah, police said.

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Thirty years on, U2 still find relevance in 'The Joshua Tree'

LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock group U2 kicked off the European leg of "The Joshua Tree" tour on Saturday by returning to the album that tackled their love-hate relationship with America and propelled them to superstardom when it was released 30 years ago.

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Two people gored on second day of Pamplona bull-run festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) - Two men were gored on Saturday on the second day of the week-long San Fermin festival in northern Spain in which bulls chase red-scarved runners through the streets of Pamplona.