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David Letterman, celebrated late-night TV host, receives U.S. humor prize

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, was honored on Sunday for his contributions to American culture.

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Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

(Reuters) - Grammy Award-winning pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, 14 years after a "wardrobe malfunction" overshadowed his last gig at the championship game, the NFL said on Sunday.

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Graffiti set design adds punch to Cuba theater festival

HAVANA (Reuters) - A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to Havana’s annual theater festival.

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Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2,388 North American locations.

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NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

(Reuters) - Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

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France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women.

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Russian aerobatics team joins Serbian display of air power

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Russia's elite aerobatic team zoomed over Serbia's military airport on Friday as Belgrade exhibited its newest fighter jets in a display demonstrating close ties between the fellow Slavic, Orthodox Christian countries.

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Thai vegetarian festival expects record spending

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's annual vegetarian festival began on Friday with record spending expected from Thais abstaining from meat-heavy diets to earn spiritual credit during the year-long...

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Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales.

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China box office revenues to bounce back in 2017: regulator

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue is expected to grow in 2017 at more than three times the pace of last year thanks to the success of blockbusters like "Wolf Warrior 2", the media regulator said on Friday.

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China 2017 movie box office revenues expected to be $8.3 billion

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue is expected to reach 55 billion yuan ($8.31 billion) in 2017, the media regulator said on Friday.

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Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

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Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Founder of Canadian 'Just for Laughs' comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The founder of Canada's comedy festival 'Just for Laughs', which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment.

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Rose McGowan cancels film festival appearance

Rose McGowan has canceled an appearance at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Kansas just 24 hours before she was to be honored with the event's Ad Astra Award.

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With the crazy 'Italics', Asterix returns for 37th adventure

PARIS (Reuters) - Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns for his 37th comic adventure on Thursday, this time battling his way across Italy in a chariot race.

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Ed Sheeran 'bruised and broken' after accident, tour uncertain

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Ed Sheeran said he was "a bit bruised and broken" on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour.

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U.S. appeals court rejects Cosby accuser's bid to revive defamation suit

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who said the entertainer raped her in 1974 and then called her a liar after she made her accusations public in a newspaper interview.

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Live Nation festival targeted by shooter insured by NY Marine & General-document

Oct 18 (Reuters) - A Live National Entertainment Inc Las Vegas country musical festival that was targeted Oct. 1 in the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was insured by New York Marine & General Insurance Co, according to a permit document filed in September.

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'Russia's version of Paris Hilton' announces presidential bid

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said on Wednesday she planned to run in a presidential election next year, offering liberal voters unhappy with Kremlin rule someone to get behind, but will little prospect she will win.

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Canada's Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dies, PM weeps

TORONTO (Reuters) - The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring of tributes and grief across Canada on Wednesday.

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Canadian singer Gord Downie dies of brain cancer: statement

TORONTO (Reuters) - Gord Downie, the lead singer of Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, has died, according to a statement issued by his family.

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Russian politicians fail to see funny side of 'Death of Stalin'

LONDON (Reuters) - British satirist Armando Iannucci has won critical praise in Britain for his latest film - a darkly comic look at the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin - but in Russia not all politicians share the joke.

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YouTube debuts comedy video series in virtual reality push

(Reuters) - YouTube virtual reality video series "The Confessional" debuted on Tuesday, featuring comedians Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow and Howie Mandel, as parent company Google races Facebook Inc to attract viewers to the new medium.

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Snap and NBCUniversal launch studio to produce shows for Snapchat

(Reuters) - Snap Inc , parent company of messaging and video app Snapchat, and NBCUniversal launched a joint venture studio on Tuesday to produce scripted shows and other genres to air on Snapchat.

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FCC chairman rejects Trump suggestion on broadcast licenses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's chairman said Tuesday the agency does not have authority to revoke broadcast licenses, despite suggestions from President Donald Trump.

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Netflix flirting near record on subscriber growth

(Reuters) - Shares of Netflix Inc hit a record high on Tuesday as more subscribers around the globe signed up for its popular original content in the latest quarter.

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Wanda vice president quits amid government crackdown on offshore investment

BEIJING (Reuters) - Dalian Wanda’s senior vice president, Jack Gao, has resigned from the Chinese conglomerate, sources close to the company said.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

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Colony Capital in talks to buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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#MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

LONDON (Reuters) - Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts on Facebook.

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As Hollywood struggles with sexism, female-led story ends London film fest

LONDON (Reuters) - The London Film Festival closed on Sunday with a violent and profanity-laden dark comedy featuring Frances McDormand, as a small-town mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, tipped for an Oscar nod.

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Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Attorney Charles Harder has withdrawn from the legal team of Harvey Weinstein after previously threatening to sue the New York Times over its reports that the movie producer had been the target of sexual harassment complaints, said a source familiar with the matter on Sunday.

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Box Office: 'Happy Death Day' Crushes 'Blade Runner 2049' With $26.5 Million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Happy Death Day" has cause for celebration.

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France considers revoking Weinstein's Legion of Honour

PARIS (Reuters) - France has started the process of stripping Harvey Weinstein of his Legion of Honour, France's highest civilian distinction, after allegations of sexual harassment against the film producer, President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Saturday.

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Russia cinema chain, changing mind, will run film about tzar's affair

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's largest cinema chain said on Friday it had changed its mind and would now run the film "Matilda" despite threats from religious conservatives slamming the film as blasphemous.

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Steven Seagal meets 'The Punisher' Duterte, talks drug war

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. actor Steven Seagal, famous for playing action roles like a vice squad detective in "Above the Law", met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while on a location scouting trip in Manila.

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Bruno Mars leads music's AMA nominations as female artists edged out

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The men of pop and hip hop led the nominations for the American Music Awards (AMA) on Thursday, while female artists were left out of most categories.

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Stars of Russian Tzar film to miss premiere over safety fears: director

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The two lead actors in Russian movie "Matilda", which religious conservatives have condemned as blasphemous, have declined to travel to Russia for the premiere because they fear for their safety, the film's director said.

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Italy's Gucci bans fur, joining others in seeking alternatives

PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives after coming under pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes.

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Italian fashion house Gucci to stop using fur

PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives amid pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes.

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Battle with Thor kicks off three-movie arc for Marvel's Hulk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel's big green Hulk may not be getting his own standalone movie but actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the current iteration of the superhero, said the character will get a mini arc within three upcoming Marvel movies.

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Academy of Motion Pictures to meet over allegations against Weinstein

(Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, said on Wednesday that it would hold a special meeting on Saturday to discuss allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Las Vegas shooting victim sues hotel, festival organizer, 'bump stock' maker

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A California woman wounded in the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival has filed a lawsuit against the operators of the hotel where the gunman fired from, the festival organizers and the maker of a device that allowed weapons to be fired at a near-automatic rate.

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Eminem rebukes 'racist' Donald Trump in awards show rap

(Reuters) - Rapper Eminem derided U.S. President Donald Trump as a racist and a reckless leader in a rap video that aired on Tuesday night during the Black Entertainment Television Hip Hop Awards.

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'Hair' gets a little new styling for the age of Trump

LONDON (Reuters) - A special production of the 1960s rock musical "Hair", tweaked for the age of Trump, premieres in London this week to mark the ground-breaking show's 50th anniversary.

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Apple nears TV deal with Spielberg for 'Amazing Stories'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc is finalizing a deal to make 10 new episodes of Steven Spielberg's 1980s science fiction anthology series "Amazing Stories," landing a premiere Hollywood talent for its plunge into original TV programming, a source with knowledge of the discussions said.

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Women claim Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Yorker reported on Tuesday that 13 women have claimed that movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, including three who told the magazine they had been raped.

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Apple inks content deal with Spielberg, NBCUniversal: WSJ

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has signed a content deal with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and Comcast Corp's  NBCUniversal television production business, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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'The Last Jedi' theatrical trailer debuts on Monday Night Football

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new theatrical trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted on Monday night during the halftime of an American football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears.

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Streep, Judi Dench slam Weinstein over sexual harassment claims

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meryl Streep and Judi Dench, two of Hollywood's most respected actresses, lashed out at movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Monday but said they were unaware of his decades of alleged sexual harassment of women.

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Critic’s Notebook: A Revolution in Jazz? An Avant-Garde Festival Makes History, but Not Community

The October Revolution in Jazz & Contemporary Music sparked inspiration onstage but fell short of accomplishing the goals of its 1964 predecessor.

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Shania Twain back on top, Tom Petty re-enters U.S. charts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shania Twain's first studio album in 15 years debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts, while rocker Tom Petty's death sent his music soaring back onto the U.S. charts.

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Meryl Streep calls Weinstein alleged sex harassment 'inexcusable'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meryl Streep, the most admired actress in the entertainment industry, on Monday criticized Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for "inexcusable behavior" but said she was unaware of any talk about his alleged sexual harassment of women.

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Box Office: 'Blade Runner 2049' Fades to $31.5 Million Opening Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Blade Runner 2049" is heading for a downbeat $31.5 million opening weekend at 4,058 sites in North America.

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Jason Aldean opens 'Saturday Night Live' with tribute to Las Vegas victims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jason Aldean, who was performing on stage when a gunman fired down on a Las Vegas concert killing 58 people, made a surprise appearance on "Saturday Night Live," paying tribute to the victims of the worst-ever U.S. mass shooting with a song by the late Tom Petty.

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Trump says 'not surprised' by Weinstein sexual harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign was jolted a year ago by the release of a recording in which he boasted about groping women, said on Saturday he was not surprised by sexual harassment allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said.

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Weinstein on indefinite leave as company investigates allegations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Co-chairman Harvey Weinstein was taking an indefinite leave from the Weinstein Co, the film production company said on Friday, adding it will conduct an internal investigation into the New York Times' report of sexual harassment allegations against one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.

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In Texas, a Defiant Mood at an Outdoor Music Festival

A week after the Las Vegas shooting, music lovers at a festival in Texas were defiant and attentive. But mostly, they were unflappable.

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Democrats donate Weinstein funds after sex harassment allegations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Democratic National Committee (DNC) said on Friday it was re-routing some $30,000 in donations from Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein following sexual harassment allegations against him in The New York Times.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Latin stars sing for Puerto Rico relief

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday released a new song for hurricane relief charity efforts in Puerto Rico featuring many of the music industry's biggest Latin stars.

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'Mudbound' filmmaker on movie's exploration of racial divide

LONDON (Reuters) - The saga of two families pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy in the Mississippi Delta after World War Two explores a racial divide that is relevant even today, the filmmaker of new movie "Mudbound" said.

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Audrey Hepburn's son sues children's charity over use of mother's name

(Reuters) - A son of the late actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn on Thursday sued a children's charity bearing her name to stop it from putting the Hepburn name on a wide array of clothing, handbags, portraits, umbrellas and other items.

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Harvey Weinstein threatens to sue New York Times over harassment story

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Thursday threatened to sue the New York Times after it reported that he had been the target of sexual harassment complaints.

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Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein takes leave after sex harassment claims

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein said he was taking a leave of absence from his company and seeking therapy after the New York Times reported on Thursday that he had been the target of sexual harassment complaints.

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Doping: IOC in denial over drugs says Icarus film director

LONDON (Reuters) - The man who helped expose Russia's massive doping regime says the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is still in denial over the performance-enhancing drug use and would rather sweep it under the carpet than take meaningful action.

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Bon Jovi, Radiohead among Brit-heavy Rock Hall of Fame nominees

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Livin' on a Prayer" rocker Bon Jovi, British singer Kate Bush and influential English alt-rock band Radiohead were nominated on Thursday for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on a list heavy with British artists.

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Protests disrupt London Film Festival in cinema wage dispute

LONDON (Reuters) - Protesters chanted and waved banners at the opening of the BFI London Film Festival as a long-running staff pay dispute with a cinema chain spilled over into red carpet territory.

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How a bartender at the festival saved a wounded woman

On Sunday night in Las Vegas, amid chaos and under a hail of bullets, Justin Uhart met Jan Lambourne.

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Cosby accuser asks U.S. appeals court to revive defamation lawsuit

BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for an actress who claims Bill Cosby raped her in 1974 told a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday that the comedian "destroyed" her reputation by calling her a liar after she came forward with her allegations in a 2014 newspaper interview.

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Lights, camera, action: London's Film Festival opens

LONDON (Reuters) - Red carpets are being unrolled as the British capital prepares to play host to some of international cinema's big names for the 12 days of the London Film Festival.

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Cosby accuser to ask U.S. appeals court to revive defamation lawsuit

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court will on Wednesday weigh whether to revive a lawsuit by an actress who said Bill Cosby defamed her by calling her a liar after she claimed the comedian raped her.

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Swiss probe rape allegation against Roman Polanski

ZURICH (Reuters) - A former German actress and model has told Swiss authorities that film director Roman Polanski raped her at his mountain chalet in 1972 when she was 15 years old, local prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Cosby accuser to ask U.S. appeals court to revive defamaton lawsuit

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court will on Wednesday weigh whether to revive a lawsuit by an actress who said Bill Cosby defamed her by calling her a liar after she claimed the comedian raped her.

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Jason Aldean, Jennifer Lopez cancel shows after Las Vegas shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country star Jason Aldean said on Tuesday he would cancel three shows this week to honor victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in which a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a Las Vegas music festival during the singer's performance.

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A Minute With: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling on 'Blade Runner 2049'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The long-awaited sequel to the cult classic "Blade Runner," a 1982 sci-fi thriller, finally hits movie theaters on Friday.

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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler shuts down heart attack rumors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler dismissed speculation that he had suffered a heart attack or a seizure but did little to clarify the ailment that led the band to cancel the remainder of its South American tour.

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British actor Coogan wins damages over phone-hacking

LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Steve Coogan won damages on Tuesday from Mirror Group Newspapers whose reporters illegally listened to his voicemail messages to get scoops, the latest chapter in a long-running saga that has damaged the reputation of the British press.

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BRIEF-UK's CMA clears acquisition by Ln-Gaiety Holdings of Isle Of Wight Festival

* UK's CMA says investigated and cleared completed acquisition by Ln-Gaiety Holdings Limited Of Isle Of Wight Festival Limited Source text (http://bit.ly/2fEXLjK) Further company coverage:

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Tom Petty, 'distinctively American' rocker, dies aged 66

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. rocker Tom Petty, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as "Refugee," "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl," has died following a heart attack. He was 66.

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Rocker Tom Petty dies at age 66

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. rocker Tom Petty, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as "Refugee," "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl," has died following a heart attack. He was 66.

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Rocker Tom Petty dies after cardiac arrest: manager

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran rocker Tom Petty, best known for hits such as "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl," died on Monday after he was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest, his manager said. He was 66.

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Bollywood icon Aamir Khan says next film will be biggest yet

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Aamir Khan, the Bollywood superstar with a conscience, says his next movie about a small town teenage girl who uses the Internet to become a singing sensation will be much bigger than his last film, which was India's highest grossing ever.

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The Killers land first Billboard No. 1 with 'Wonderful Wonderful'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Las Vegas rockers The Killers landed their first chart-topping album on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday, staving off new records from rapper Macklemore and R&B singer Jhene Aiko.

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'Blade Runner 2049' red carpet canceled after Las Vegas shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Warner Bros. on Monday scaled back the world premiere for its sci-fi film "Blade Runner 2049" following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in which a gunman killed at least 59 people in Las Vegas.

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Guitarist Caleb Keeter rethinks gun control after Vegas shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American country music stars expressed horror after Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas turned a three-day open-air festival into a scene of carnage, and one said it forced him to change his opposition to gun control.

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U.S. rocker Tom Petty reported 'clinging to life': TMZ.com

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. rocker Tom Petty was reported on Monday to be clinging to life in a southern California hospital after conflicting reports that he had died.

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U.S. rocker Tom Petty reported dead at age 66: U.S. media

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. rocker Tom Petty was reported on Monday to have died following cardiac arrest.

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Country stars heartbroken over shooting at Vegas 'neon sleepover'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American country music stars were gripped by fear and horror after Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas turned a three-day open-air festival attended by some 22,000 people into a scene of carnage.

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Music mogul Clive Davis tells of heartbreak over Whitney Houston death

LONDON(Reuters) - For music mogul Clive Davis, one memory stands out from a six-decade career - the sudden death of long-time collaborator Whitney Houston.

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Mass shooting at Las Vegas music festival

At least 20 people were killed dead and more than 100 injured in a shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

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O.J. Simpson walks out of Nevada prison after serving nine years for robbery

(Reuters) - O.J. Simpson, acquitted of the 1994 murder of his ex-wife and her friend after the "Trial of the Century," was released early on Sunday from a prison in Nevada, where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel.

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U.S. Box Office: Tom Cruise's 'American Made' dead even with 'It,' 'Kingsman 2'

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Three films are essentially tied at the top of the weekend box office, as of Sunday morning.

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Paris' Champs Elysees gets star turn as a catwalk

PARIS (Reuters) - The Champs Elysees avenue in Paris got a makeover on Sunday as a giant outdoor catwalk, as celebrities and models took to the runway in the first show of its kind by L'Oreal, the French cosmetics firm.

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O.J. Simpson freed on parole - Nevada prison officials

(Reuters) - Onetime "Trial of the Century" defendant O.J. Simpson was released early on Sunday from the Nevada prison where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel, prison officials said.

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U.S. rapper sings gay anthem to Australian rugby fans amid same-sex marriage vote

SYDNEY (Reuters) - American rap artist Macklemore performed a gay anthem at a rugby league final in Sydney on Sunday, thanks to the sport's bosses rejecting pressure from opponents of same-sex marriage as Australia votes on liberalizing its marriage laws.

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O.J. Simpson freed on parole: AP, citing Nevada prison official

(Reuters) - Onetime "Trial of the Century" defendant O.J. Simpson was released early on Sunday from the Nevada prison where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel, the Associated Press reported.

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U.S. rapper to sing 'Same Love' to Australian rugby fans amid same-sex marriage vote

SYDNEY (Reuters) - American rap artist Macklemore will perform a gay anthem at a rugby league final in Sydney on Sunday, thanks to the sport's bosses rejecting pressure from opponents of same-sex marriage as Australia votes on liberalizing its marriage laws.

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'Let's Make a Deal' host Monty Hall dead at 96

(Reuters) - Monty Hall, one of the most popular game show hosts in American television history as he presided over a throng of outrageously costumed and nearly delirious contestants on "Let's Make a Deal" for almost three decades, died on Saturday at age 96, his son said.

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O.J. Simpson set for imminent release from Nevada prison

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Onetime "Trial of the Century" defendant O.J. Simpson could be freed as early as Sunday from prison in Nevada, where he has been held since 2008 for a botched robbery, but the time and place of his release remain secret, his plans largely unknown.

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'Sex and the City 3' is over, but Kim Cattrall says not to blame

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Sex and the City" will not be back for a third movie, despite years of on-again, off-again plans, but actress Kim Cattrall says she is not the one to blame.

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Beyonce remixes Latin hit 'Mi Gente' to aid disaster relief efforts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beyonce has released a new single and video to help with relief efforts following the recent natural disasters in the Caribbean and Mexico.

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Hot and sweet and red all over, Serbian village hangs peppers out to dry

DONJA LOKOSNICA, Serbia (Reuters) - The village of Donja Lokosnica has turned red, as the pepper harvest hanging out to dry on almost every wall brings a wash of intense color to this Serbian farming...

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Replicant or human? 'Blade Runner 2049' reignites existential debate

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Was Harrison Ford's Officer Rick Deckard a human or a Replicant robot in 1982's "Blade Runner"?

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'Veep' actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus battling breast cancer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Emmy-winning comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus said on Thursday that she was battling breast cancer and highlighted the case for universal healthcare.

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Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' fends off O'Reilly in bestsellers

(Reuters) - "What Happened," Hillary Clinton's memoir of her unsuccessful bid to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election, topped the U.S. non-fiction bestsellers list on Thursday, fending off a challenge from the latest book by former Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly.

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Kim Kardashian confirms third baby on the way

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kim Kardashian has confirmed reports that she and husband Kanye West are having a third baby, with the couple expected to use a surrogate for the birth.

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Florida says it has no indication O.J. Simpson moving there

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Florida corrections officials said on Thursday they had no indication from O.J. Simpson that he would move to the state after his upcoming release from a Nevada prison, amid speculation about the former "Trial of the Century" defendant's post-incarceration plans.

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Canada unveils vision for the arts; Netflix makes investment

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada outlined its vision for its cultural and entertainment industries on Thursday, promising more money to foster Canadian content at home and abroad and striking a deal in which streaming service Netflix would invest C$500 million to create programming in the country.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus says battling breast cancer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Emmy-winning comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus said on Thursday that she was battling breast cancer and highlighted the case for universal healthcare.

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A Minute With: Eric McCormack on new rules for 'Will & Grace'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television comedy "Will & Grace" returns on Thursday with big shoes to fill: its own.

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What intimidates Steven Spielberg? Being subject of a documentary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg has directed dozens of award-winning movies in a 40-year career, but when it came to turning the cameras on himself he found the attention pretty uncomfortable.

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Baa Baa Land: a film they want you to fall asleep in

LONDON (Reuters) - Clad in a sparkling ball gown and tuxedo, the stars of the latest film to premiere in London's Leicester Square walked the red carpet in a rather unusual manner - on four legs.

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A wedding is coming: Game of Thrones actors announce engagement

LONDON (Reuters) - "Game of Thrones" actors Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie, who enjoyed an on-screen romance in the HBO television hit series, announced their engagement in Britain's Times newspaper on Wednesday.

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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler experiencing medical problem, band cancels shows

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is dealing with an "unexpected medical issue" that has forced the band to cancel four shows in South America, the group said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Reality star Khloe Kardashian reported to be pregnant with first child

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Reality star Khloe Kardashian, the younger sister of Kim Kardashian, is pregnant, multiple publications reported on Tuesday, days after Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the celebrity family, was reported to be expecting her first child.

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George Clooney prays for unity as celebs back #TakeAKnee

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney on Tuesday became the latest entertainer to add his voice to a divisive national debate over the rights of Americans to stage silent protests during the playing of the national anthem, saying he was praying for unity.

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Shania Twain bounces back with "Now"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Life has been tough for Shania Twain in the past decade, but the Canadian country-pop artist who ruled the charts in the late 1990s is hitting a high note again in her career.

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Power gays and pussy hats, but 'Will & Grace' puts funny first

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Older, but certainly not wiser, Will, Grace, Karen and Jack return in television comedy "Will & Grace" this week, aiming to again test social and political boundaries but mostly to make audiences laugh.

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Ferragamo strolls through Milan daisy garden under the stars

MILAN (Reuters) - Models for Italian luxury group Salvatore Ferragamo strolled through a garden of daisies in the heart of Milan on Saturday evening to wrap up the city's fourth day of fashion week.

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Russian suspect detained after arson attacks against last tsar film

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court ordered the detention of a man on Saturday on suspicion of trying to intimidate cinemas into not showing a new film about the country's last tsar, Russia's news agencies said.

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Missoni's party collection celebrates designer's 20th anniversary

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian designer Angela Missoni celebrated 20 years at the creative helm of the family-owned knitwear brand with a party-inspired collection, declaring herself proud of having kept the brand relevant over the years.

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British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

ROME (Reuters) - British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy's Interior Ministry said.

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Russia opens criminal case over arson attack linked to film about last czar

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police said on Saturday they had opened a criminal case following a series of violent arson protests over a film about the country's last czar.

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Russia opens criminal case over arson attack linked to film about last tsar

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police said on Saturday they had opened a criminal case following a series of violent arson protests over a film about the country's last tsar.

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British actor Colin Firth gets Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

ROME (Reuters) - British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy's Interior Ministry said.

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Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the celebrity Kardashian family, was reported on Friday to be pregnant.

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Rodarte sisters go deep into the woods for film debut 'Woodshock'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When the sisters behind high-fashion label Rodarte decided to make their debut film "Woodshock," they looked for inspiration where they have always searched - in the redwood forests by their Northern California coastal home.

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Cavalli's Paul Surridge searches for new sensuality in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) - British designer Paul Surridge debuted in Milan with his first collection for Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, showing tight-fitting designs and animal prints that he said were an attempt to find a new type of sensuality.

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Canada's Trudeau sparks Star Wars/Star Trek spat with Chewbacca socks

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Justin Trudeau's choice in socks sparked a light-hearted Twitter competition between the stars of Star Wars and Star Trek after the Canadian Prime Minister sported Chewbacca hosiery during high-profile appearances in New York City this week.

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Biker ballerinas and flowers strut down Moschino's Milan catwalk

MILAN (Reuters) - American designer Jeremy Scott once again brought looks with attitude to the Moschino catwalk on Thursday, parading models in biker ballerina outfits and flower-shaped dresses.

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Don't judge me by sales, says Prada's CEO and creative director

MILAN (Reuters) - Prada's chief executive and creative director Miuccia Prada said on Thursday she did not want to be judged by sales but that her designs offered ideas to women of how to be strong and combative.

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Tropical breeze blows down Fendi's Milan catwalk

MILAN (Reuters) - Geometric designs in tropical hues breezed along Fendi's catwalk in Milan on Thursday as the Italian fashion house showed off its spring-summer 2018 collection.

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Emma Stone honed dance skills to play tennis great Billie Jean King

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Emma Stone admits she's never been a sports player, so when she was asked to play former world tennis No. 1 Billie Jean King in the movie "Battle of the Sexes," the Oscar-winning actress approached it from a different direction - dancing.

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Yoko Ono won't let it be, forces 'John Lemon' drink to re-brand

LONDON (Reuters) - It wasn't exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company's new drink called "John Lemon".

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Jake LaMotta, boxing's 'Raging Bull,' dies in his 90s

(Reuters) - Jake LaMotta, the brutish former boxing champion whose life of violence in and out of the ring was portrayed in the movie "Raging Bull," died on Tuesday, according to one of his daughters.

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Late-night TV show host Kimmel blasts senator over healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Television talk show host Jimmy Kimmel called out a Republican U.S. senator pushing the party's latest healthcare overhaul plan, saying the lawmaker had "lied right to my face" about efforts to scrap Obamacare by backing a measure that would strip coverage from many Americans.

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Tommy Hilfiger closes out London Fashion Week with 'rock circus' show

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. designer Tommy Hilfiger closed out London Fashion Week with a rock-themed show held at a venue famous for classic rock concerts, featuring model and social media star Gigi Hadid as the centerpiece of the event.

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Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit as 'ridiculous'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Representatives for Taylor Swift on Tuesday rejected a copyright infringement lawsuit filed on Monday by two songwriters over Swift's hit song "Shake It Off" as a "ridiculous claim."

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Bill O'Reilly calls Fox firing 'political and financial hit job'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Popular former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who was fired over allegations of sexual harassment, said on Tuesday he was the victim of a "political and financial hit job" and that he had never mistreated anyone in his 42-year career.

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Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived on appeal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit brought by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article describing an alleged gang rape at their fraternity.

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Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars named 'most dangerous' in online searches

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singers Avril Lavigne and Bruno Mars topped a list of celebrities on Tuesday ranked the most dangerous to search for online because of results that could expose fans to malicious websites.

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Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived: U.S. court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter over a now-retracted article describing a gang rape.

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Defamation lawsuit vs Rolling Stone over rape article is revived

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived part of a lawsuit by three University of Virginia graduates who accused Rolling Stone magazine of defamation over a now-retracted article describing a gang rape.

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Country music singer Thomas Rhett debuts atop Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country singer Thomas Rhett's latest album debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, leading six new entries in the top 10.

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Trump-dominated Emmys draw 11.4 million TV audience

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some 11.4 million Americans watched Sunday's Emmy awards on television in a ceremony marked by jokes and jibes at U.S. President Donald Trump and where "Saturday Night Live" was the biggest winner.

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Lady Gaga calls off European tour, citing severe physical pain

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga on Monday called off the European leg of her world tour, saying she was suffering from severe physical pain and was seeking medical treatment.

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Audience, actors cry foul about arrest of Russian theater director

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A play staged by arrested Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov drew a full house on its first night at a Moscow theater, with many in the audience and cast expressing solidarity with the director who they said is being punished for his liberal views.

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Malaysia scraps beer festival following Islamists' objections

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities scrapped an annual beer festival on Monday after an Islamist party objected to the event that had been planned for the first weekend of October in the country's capital.

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'SNL,''Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' rule at Trump-flavored Emmys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Handmaid's Tale" and political comedy "Veep" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live" won the most Emmys overall on the back of a season of Donald Trump spoofs.

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Emmy winners throw jabs at Trump, Spicer wheels into spotlight

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Emmy awards show was peppered with political jokes and pointed speeches on Sunday, as host Stephen Colbert took shots at U.S. President Donald Trump, Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance and Trump won an Emmy - sort of.

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'Handmaid's Tale', 'Veep' top winners at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Handmaid's Tale" and political comedy "Veep" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, where "Saturday Night Live" was also a big winner on a night dominated by jokes about U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Diverse shapes, sizes, colors dominate Emmys red carpet

(Reuters) - The Emmy awards red carpet challenged the traditional ideals of Hollywood beauty on Sunday with diversity in race, body shape and sexual identity reinventing television's biggest runway.

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'Saturday Night Live' wins big as Trump jokes dominate Emmys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live' took the Emmys by storm on Sunday, winning three early awards in a ceremony marked by multiple jabs at U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Sean Spicer wheels into Emmy Awards spotlight

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Stephen Colbert took shots at U.S. President Donald Trump's tweeting habits at Sunday's Emmy Awards, it was the appearance of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer that stunned the star-studded audience, including Melissa McCarthy.

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'Saturday Night Live' wins big as Trump jokes flow at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live' took the Emmys by storm on Sunday, winning three early awards in a ceremony marked by multiple jabs at U.S. President Donald Trump.

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'This Is Us,' Stranger Things' stars arrive early for Emmys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jane Fonda, comedians James Corden and Samantha Bee and the young cast of supernatural mystery "Stranger Things" walked the Emmy red carpet on Sunday ahead of a ceremony expected to crown a slew of new television stars.

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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing' wins at Toronto film festival

TORONTO (Reuters) - Director Martin McDonagh's comic drama, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," won the award for audience favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, giving the film a boost ahead of the upcoming awards season.

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Storm kills eight in Romania, damage hits Serbia, Croatia

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A strong storm killed eight people and injured at least 67 in western Romania on Sunday as winds of up to 100 kph (over 60 mph) also brought destruction to parts of Serbia and Croatia, officials said.

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Box Office: 'Mother!' Crumbles With $7.5 Million, 'It' Repeats No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "It" continues to post terrifyingly huge numbers, while "Mother!" opens with a thud.

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'The Simpsons' actress finds her own voice 'In Search for Fellini'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For most fans of "The Simpsons," the name Nancy Cartwright may ring a bell as the voice of 10-year-old troublemaker Bart Simpson over 28 seasons of the Fox animated show.

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Balkan delight as Serbia and Slovenia lock horns

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - When regional rivals Serbia and Slovenia clash for the European basketball title on Sunday, any outcome will spell victory for the Balkans where passion and natural talent for the game are considered second to none in Europe.

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'The Wolf of Wall Street' producer settles U.S. suit linked to Malaysian fund

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The movie company that made "The Wolf of Wall Street", and was co-founded by the Malaysian prime minister's step son, has settled a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. government to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.

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Dr. Seuss company loses fight to block 'parody' of 'Grinch'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York playwright has convinced a federal judge that his new play is a parody of Dr. Seuss' classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" and that in this legal fight, he was in the right.

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Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harry Dean Stanton, an actor who appeared in dozens of films, including "Repo Man," "Cool Hand Luke," and "Paris, Texas," as well as the recent reboot of television's "Twin Peaks," died on Friday at the age of 91, his agent said.

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Rosie O'Donnell 'saddened' by news of ex-wife's death

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell said she was saddened on Friday by the news that her ex-wife had died of an apparent suicide.

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Jamie Lee Curtis reprises famous horror role in 2018's 'Halloween'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as the resilient protagonist in 2018's "Halloween," Universal Pictures said on Friday, 40 years after she made her movie debut in the original horror movie of the same name and became Hollywood's "scream queen."

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Basketball: Classy Serbia cruise past Russia to reach Eurobasket final

(Reuters) - Serbia ran out 87-79 winners over Russia in their Eurobasket semi-final on Friday after a superb surge midway through the first half put them on the road to victory in a tough, tight encounter in Istanbul.

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France and Serbia level at 1-1 as Tsonga beats Djere

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed a no-nonsense 7-6(2) 6-3 6-3 win against Laslo Djere as France drew level with Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final after the first singles on Friday.

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Bill Cosby's retrial for sexual assault set for April

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will begin on April 2 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a judge ruled on Friday.

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Nervous Pouille loses to Lajovic as France fall behind Serbia

LILLE, France (Reuters) - France found themselves unexpectedly trailing 1-0 at home in their Davis Cup semi-final against Serbia when Lucas Pouille was stunned 6-1 3-6 7-6(7) 7-6(5) by Dusan Lajovic in the first singles match on Friday.

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Israel's Hollywood envoys hope TV hits will help national image

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A decade after its television industry inspired the American hits "Homeland" and "In Treatment", Israel is stepping up its entertainment exports, with a diplomat and a talent agent acting as its envoys to Hollywood.

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Selena Gomez gets kidney transplant to treat lupus

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Selena Gomez said on Thursday that she has had a kidney transplant to treat the lupus that has derailed her life for more than three years

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Darren Aronofsky on 'mother!' : 'We want to shake audiences'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Darren Aronofsky does not just want audiences to watch his new film "mother!" He wants to shake them up and leave them thinking about his genre-defying, surreal apocalyptic thriller.

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Carrie Fisher's annotated 'Empire Strikes Back' script up for auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher's hand-annotated script for her "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" movie is expected to fetch up to $50,000 at an auction next month of her personal property.

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Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant

LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star Selena Gomez has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer in a post on her official Instagram account that showed her in hospital beside her friend, who donated the organ.

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Queens, nerds, and feel-good families vie for Emmy crown

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A British queen, a group of nerdy kids, a defiant handmaiden and a heart-tugging trio of siblings vie for the top prize on Sunday when the Primetime Emmy Awards will crown the best in a booming era of television.

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Singer Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant

LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star Selena Gomez revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer, in a post on her official Instagram account that showed her in a hospital beside her friend, who donated the organ.

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France wary of Serbia in Davis Cup despite Djokovic absence

LILLE, France (Reuters) - France cannot take anything for granted in their Davis Cup semi-final against Serbia even though the visitors will be without Novak Djokovic, team captain Yannick Noah said on Thursday.

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Dressmaker Marchesa evokes Japanese gardens for spring, summer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American label Marchesa transported New York Fashion Week to a Japanese garden on Wednesday with tulle and silk satin gowns graced with golden leaves, rose swirls and 3D petals.

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Flip-flop glamor at Michael Kors Spring 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For fashion designer Michael Kors, life is a beach even in New York City.

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Telethon raises $44 million for Hurricane Harvey, Irma relief

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A celebrity-packed telethon for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma raised some $44 million, organizers said on Wednesday, after more than 130 stars including George Clooney, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey and Justin Bieber joined forces to sing, man the phones or appeal for donations.

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London police arrest woman after incident at Prince George's school

LONDON (Reuters) - A woman has been arrested in London on suspicion of attempted burglary at a primary school attended by Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth, police said on Wednesday.

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Ralph Lauren pairs passion for fashion, cars at New York Fashion Week

BEDFORD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Runway shows at New York Fashion Week have become more elaborate each season and designer Ralph Lauren took it up a notch by combining his love of fashion and vintage cars to showcase his Fall 2017 collection.

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Russia vows to thwart extremist action over film about tsar's affair

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities promised on Wednesday they would thwart any extremist action by religious or nationalist activists angry about the forthcoming release of a new film about a love affair between Russia's last tsar and a young ballerina.

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Kremlin pledges police to take on extremists angry over film about tsar's affair

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that attacks and threats ahead of the release of a new film about a love affair between a young ballerina and Russia's last tsar were unacceptable and that the police would not tolerate any extremist behavior.

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Australian comedian Rebel Wilson wins record $3.7 million in damages for defamation

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian comedian Rebel Wilson won A$4.6 million ($3.7 million) in damages on Wednesday after a global magazine publisher was found to have defamed her in a string of articles which led to her losing out on Hollywood movie roles.

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Australian comedian Rebel Wilson wins A$4.6 million in damages for defamation

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian comedian Rebel Wilson on Wednesday on Wednesday won A$4.6 million ($3.69 million) in damages after a global magazine publisher was found to have defamed her in a string of articles which led to her losing out on Hollywood movie roles.

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From Beyonce to Clooney, stars unite for hurricane relief telethon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A cadre of Hollywood celebrities gave passionate speeches, moving performances and hit the phones on Tuesday at a live televised telethon to raise funds for the survivors and victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Plus-size brand Torrid makes its New York Fashion Week debut

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Plus-size retailer Torrid made its New York Fashion Week debut on Tuesday featuring 40 full-figured models.

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Lure of Dick Cheney role led Christian Bale to his latest metamorphosis

TORONTO (Reuters) - Actor Christian Bale was in Toronto to promote his latest film "Hostiles" at the film festival, but it was his heavier frame and bleached eyebrows in preparation for his role as former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney that grabbed the spotlight.

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Disney delays 'Star Wars: Episode IX' after J.J. Abrams takes over

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co delayed the release of the ninth installment of the "Star Wars" saga to Dec. 20, 2019 after announcing on Tuesday the return of filmmaker J.J. Abrams to the franchise to write and direct the movie.

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'Darkest Hour' offers a timely study into Churchill's leadership

TORONTO (Reuters) - "Darkest Hour," a new film about Winston Churchill's early days as Britain's Prime Minister during World War Two, looks at the importance of leadership and prescience in turbulent times, said British actor Gary Oldman, who plays Churchill.

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Badgley Mischka's fashions take audience on vacation in runway show

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Badgley Mischka, the American fashion house known for its evening dresses, took its audience on a sun-drenched Italian island vacation during its Spring 2018 runway show.

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Arrest of prominent Russian director hampers premiere of 'Nureyev' ballet

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The arrest of prominent Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov has complicated plans to stage the premiere of a ballet about the late Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev at the Bolshoi Theater, its director general said on Tuesday.

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Russia cinema chain won't show film about tsar's affair after threats

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's largest cinema chain said on Tuesday it would not show a film depicting an affair between a ballerina and the last Russian tsar, after receiving repeated threats from religious activists and nationalists who deem it blasphemous.

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J.J. Abrams to write and direct 2019's 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker J.J. Abrams will write and direct the ninth installment of the ongoing "Star Wars" saga, Walt Disney Co said Tuesday, a week after the film lost its writer-director due to creative differences with the studio.

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Friends become foes as Gulf rift bursts into pop culture

DUBAI (Reuters) - The latest hit Saudi song has the swaying rhythms and sparse vocals typical of the Gulf Arab pop music, but its message is an unusually forceful attack on former ally Qatar - and the gloves are off.

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Trump's White House: a gift or a curse for TV comics?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If you thought the election of Donald Trump has been a gift for comedians, think again.