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Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrates Twitter milestone

When Lin-Manuel Miranda hit two million Twitter followers on Monday, he decided to celebrate in a very "Hamilton" way.

The real-life buildings that inspired Star Wars

In January 1973, George Lucas wrote his first treatment for "Star Wars." Words did not come easily to the director, who always considered himself more a filmmaker than a screenwriter, but the universe in his mind was already bulging at the seams.

Lindsay Lohan wants a 'Mean Girls' sequel

We have "Mean Girls" the musical, and now Lindsay Lohan wants a big-screen sequel.


Australia celebrates 'day for love' as it allows same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia became the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.

Colorado's ski rescue dogs are the real-life Paw Patrol

For avid skiers and snowboarders, it's the most wonderful time of year -- the winter ski season has officially begun. But it's not just vacationers and action sports buffs hitting mountains across the country.

Doug Jones blasts 'men who hurt girls'

Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones references sexual abuse allegations against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore by saying that men who hurt little girls belong in jail.


Without Trump, Kennedy Center celebrates Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts.

James Franco celebrates failure in 'The Disaster Artist'

The idea of achieving immortality through awfulness -- being "So bad, it's good" -- is hardly a new one. Still, "The Disaster Artist" -- James Franco's hyphenated turn as star, producer and director -- deftly falls into that comedic pantheon, joining the likes of "Ed Wood" in making an entertaining movie about a truly terrible one.

Pope celebrates historic Mass in Myanmar

In an historic mass to some 150,000 worshipers in Yangon, Myanmar, Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the country's Catholics to respond to hatred and rejection with "forgiveness and compassion."

Trump celebrates economy at Coast Guard visit

The President and first lady met with Coast Guard members and their families to thank them at the Coast Guard Station Lake Worth.

Religion and Belief

Editorial: What America Celebrates on Thanksgiving

It’s the one holiday that truly invites all comers.

'Rebel Girls' sequel celebrates more real-life female superheroes

Drake tells off fan for 'touching girls'

Famous rapper Drake stopped halted his performance in Sydney to tell a man in the crowd to "stop touching girls."

Real-life 'Iron Man' sets new world record

An inventor wearing a body-controlled jet engine suit flew into the record books when he reached speeds of up to 32.02 miles per hour.


Eyeing national vote, Berlusconi celebrates win for center right in Sicily

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi looked poised on Monday for a stunning political comeback, as his rightist bloc claimed victory in an election in Sicily that puts it in pole position for a national vote due by next May.

Hurricane Harvey (2017)

9 Weeks After Harvey, Houston Celebrates World Series Win

Few cheered the Astros’s first World Series title louder than those hit hard by the floodwaters.


On a Night That Celebrates Horror, It Came Close

Blocks from where a truck was driven into pedestrians and cyclists, the annual Village Halloween Parade went on, its revelry tinged with determination.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Gregory Porter Celebrates Nat King Cole and 8 More New Songs

Hear Brian Eno and Kevin Shields's new track, plus songs from Rhye, Sleigh Bells and more.

John Mayer celebrates a year of sobriety

John Mayer is celebrating a year without alcohol.

Cher, Meryl Streep reuniting for 'Mama Mia' sequel

The queen of reinvention is making her return to the silver screen.

Student accidentally outs herself, then celebrates National Coming Out Day

On National Coming Out Day, Ashlyn Smith tweeted an appreciation for her roommates with images of colorful balloons, streamers and a card they'd filled with encouraging words.

Cary Elwes celebrates 30 Years of 'The Princess Bride'

Hollywood take note: Cary Elwes doesn't want you putting "The Princess Bride" on your reboot/remake list.


'Who's Kazuo Ishiguro?' Japan asks, but celebrates Nobel author as its own

TOKYO (Reuters) - Minutes after Japanese-born Briton Kazuo Ishiguro was announced as the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, Japanese took to Twitter to ask: "Who (the heck) is Kazuo...


Your gilded chariot awaits: Brunei sultan celebrates 50 years in power

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) - Oil-rich Brunei’s absolute ruler marked 50 years in power on Thursday, with elaborate celebrations that included a glittering procession through the capital on a gilded chariot.


Cambodia's Hun Sen urges arrests of opposition 'rebels in the city'

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia could make more arrests of people linked to a plot to overthrow the government, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday, attacking opposition figures as "rebels in the city" bent on staging a "color revolution", despite past failures.


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.


Norway's sovereign wealth fund celebrates "stunning" $1 trillion value

OSLO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The value of Norway's sovereign wealth fund officially hit $1 trillion early on Tuesday after outperforming all initial expectations, its manager said in a statement.


Texans' Watson celebrates birthday with 13-9 win over Bengals

(The Sports Xchange) - Deshaun Watson passed for 125 yards and had a 49-yard TD run in his first career start on his 22nd birthday, lifting the Houston Texans to a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium.

Jenkins to direct 'Wonder Woman' sequel

Warner Bros. Pictures has roped in director Patty Jenkins to helm the sequel to "Wonder Woman," a source close to production confirms to CNN.


Patty Jenkins to direct 'Wonder Woman' 2019 sequel: reports

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Patty Jenkins will return to direct the 2019 sequel to this year's hit superhero movie "Wonder Woman," film trade publications said on Monday, after she became the highest-grossing female director in Hollywood history.


Patty Jenkins to direct 'Wonder Woman' 2019 sequel -reports

LOS ANGELES, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Patty Jenkins will return to direct the 2019 sequel to this year's hit superhero movie "Wonder Woman," film trade publications said on Monday, after she became the highest-grossing female director in Hollywood history.


‘Blade Runner 2049’: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and the Creators Discuss the Sci-Fi Sequel and Rehash Old Arguments

The “Blade Runner” sequel is coming, and Mr. Ford, Mr. Gosling, Ridley Scott and Denis Villeneuve talk about why they’re reviving it now.

Disasters and Emergencies

In Houston, a Terrifying Real-Life Lesson for Disaster-Prone Cities

For cities facing their own kinds of disasters —earthquakes, tornadoes, floods — Houston is providing a real-life, if terrifying, lesson.

Books and Literature

Fiction: The Real-Life Reality Show That Jumped the Shark

In Alissa Nutting’s tragicomic near-future novel “Made for Love,” we’re all in a surveillance state of our own making.


Leonard Bernstein project celebrates musician with call for memories

(Reuters) - For some, Leonard Bernstein was the person who opened up the world of classical music for the first time. Others played in his orchestras. One man remembers hearing of Bernstein's death as a 9-year-old.


Amazon's 'The Tick' pokes fun at world of comic book superheroes

LOS ANGELES, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Marvel and DC Comics superheroes may be battling for box office domination, but on the small screen, a little known blue superhero is offering up a satirical take on larger-than-life crusaders for justice.

Social Media

As the Hashtag Celebrates Its 10th Birthday, Are We #Blessed?

The symbol once known as “pound” has helped organize ideas on social media — and irritated quite a few people along the way.


Never-Ending Superheroes: Here Come the Defenders and the Tick

“The Defenders,” on Netflix, and “The Tick,” on Amazon, are the latest beneficiaries of a seemingly insatiable appetite for comic-book tales.

Child, Julia

Mastering the Art of Home Restoration: A Julia Child Sequel

A new owner is undertaking efforts to revive Mrs. Child’s Georgetown home, which has fallen into disrepair in recent years.


BRIEF-Alaris Royalty provides update on sequel redemption

* Alaris Royalty Corp provides update on sequel redemption Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


Venezuela's Maduro celebrates new assembly, mocks U.S. criticism

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday celebrated the election of a new legislative superbody that is expected to give the ruling Socialist Party sweeping powers and mocked U.S. criticism that the vote was an affront to democracy.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Movie)

Review: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel,’ With Al Gore Keeping the Pressure On

A follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth,” with new information on climate change and even some positive developments.

Al Gore battles on in 'An Inconvenient Sequel'

The assist surely wasn't intentional, but Donald Trump has provided Al Gore with a heck of an ending for "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," adding a sense of urgency to this dutiful follow-up to the documentary that officially wedded Gore, Hollywood and environmental activism, "An Inconvenient Truth."


'Wonder Woman' returning for 2019 movie sequel

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

'Wonder Woman' sequel gets a release date

Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday that "Wonder Woman 2" will hit theaters on December 13, 2019.


'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."

'Wonder Woman' sequel is a go, studio says


Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Henson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird.

'Descendants 2' hits flat note in Disney sequel

It probably requires having a child under 12 to appreciate just what big business a Disney Channel movie like "Descendants 2" is, which makes the numbing nature of this sequel puzzling. Because while the first exhibited flashes of inspiration, the second feels entirely phoned in, as if it could skate by on the title alone.


Britain's Prince Harry celebrates RAF Regiment anniversary

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry on Thursday presented the Royal Air Force's ground fighting force with a new "Colour", or standard, as part of celebrations for the regiment's 75th anniversary.


Disney builds buzz with superheroes, 'Star Wars' and 'Mary Poppins'

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (Reuters) - Avengers, Mary Poppins and Luke Skywalker brought star power to Walt Disney Co's annual D23 fan convention on Saturday, as the studio drummed up excitement for upcoming films including a live-action "Lion King," "Aladdin" and "Dumbo."


Ringo Starr celebrates birthday, talks McCartney reunion on new album

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 77th birthday on Friday by announcing a new album that will feature former bandmate Paul McCartney.


Brussels celebrates annual Ommegang festival, costumes and all

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Revelers wearing Renaissance helmets, feathers and striped pantaloons paraded through Brussels on Friday in a tradition stretching back five centuries to the zenith of the city's...

Classical Music

Hell or High Water, an Orchestra Celebrates the Erie Canal

The Albany Symphony is playing along the canal to celebrate the bicentennial of the artificial waterway, which transformed New York.

Stella McCartney brings 'rebellion' chic to Wimbledon

If the All England Lawn Tennis Club is well known for its strict rules and regulations, fashion designer Stella McCartney says she's hoping to bring a "bit of rebellion" to the courts at Wimbledon this July.

North Korea state media celebrates 'gift' to 'American bastards'

North Korean state media is lauding what the country's leader Kim Jong Un has called a "package of gifts" for "American bastards" on their July 4 Independence Day holiday.

Rumer Willis celebrates sobriety

Rumer Willis has reason to celebrate.


Canada celebrates 150th birthday with celebrities, crowds, rain

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off celebrations


Canada celebrates 150th birthday with a party, Bono and heavy security

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Thousands of revelers, British royals and even Bono will converge on Canada's capital on Saturday to celebrate the nation's 150th birthday with a massive party that will be held...


Long-awaited 'Jumanji' sequel puts new twist on magical board game

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In the verdant rain forests of Hawaii, Jack Black, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan simulated dodging rampaging rhinos and hungry hippos as they filmed the long-anticipated sequel to the Robin Williams 1995 adventure film "Jumanji."


Ellis Island celebrates immigrant roots of American hot dog

NEW YORK, June 28 (Reuters) - When Americans think of summer, a few standbys come to mind: Baseball games, fireworks shows and hot dogs.

Trump celebrates 'watered down' travel ban

President Donald Trump declared victory Monday after the Supreme Court announced that it would allow a limited version of his travel ban to take effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall, even though has derided the revised order as "watered down" and "politically correct" in the past.


Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over.

Paris (France)

Paris Journal: With Acrobats and Cake, a Paris Opera Celebrates Its Rebirth

The newly renovated Opéra Comique draws on opera’s rich history of innovation — and circus acrobats — in an effort to appeal to modern Parisians.

Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter celebrates birthday

Four months after a catastrophic accident, Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter has reached a milestone.


Malaysian Fung celebrates Father's Day with maiden title

(Reuters) - Malaysia's Nicholas Fung held his nerve to secure a narrow victory at the Queen's Cup in Thailand on Sunday and celebrated Father's Day by dedicating his maiden Asian Tour title to his dad.


BAML'S electronic loan trading platform celebrates one-year anniversary

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Electronic trading in the US$900bn leveraged loan market celebrates its one-year anniversary Friday. Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Instinct Loans, the bank’s electronic loan trading platform that kicked off June 16, 2016, touts increased liquidity and has won over many initial skeptics in the private loan market where trades typically take place over the phone.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' appearance is an intriguing sequel to Comey's bombshell-laden testimony

'Thor' actor gets revenge on fellow superheroes

Actor Chris Hemsworth, who plays "Thor" on the big screen, posted a tongue-in-cheek revenge video to Instagram to show his anger for being excluded from "Captain America: Civil War."

Carl Reiner's 'Obit' celebrates those in their 90s

Death, or the specter of it, is a key supporting player in "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast," a warm, wonderfully wry look at people who have stayed active and vital into their 90s. Amid a sea of depressing documentaries, this uplifting film hosted by 95-year-old Carl Reiner should put extra pep into anyone's step.


Lululemon shares rally on restructuring of girls' stores

TORONTO (Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc shares rallied as much as 16 percent on Friday as investors responded to better-then-expected quarterly results and news that it would close most of the stores in its girls apparel unit.


‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Sequel Tops Box Office as ‘Baywatch’ Flops

“Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the latest film in the “Pirates” franchise, overcame poor reviews. “Baywatch” continued a string of lackluster TV adaptations.

James Cameron: Here's why 'Avatar' sequels are taking so long

'Love Actually' sequel is giving us all the feels

"Love Actually" fans finally know what happened to their favorite characters.


Britain's real-life 'Iron Man' has high hopes for jet suit

SOMERSET, England (Reuters) - The British inventor of an "Iron Man"-style jet suit has lofty hopes that his project, which started out as fun experiment, could become a practical tool for industries...


Sofia Coppola takes Colin Farrell to girls' school in 'The Beguiled'

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Sofia Coppola brought her remake of "The Beguiled" to Cannes on Wednesday, putting Colin Farrell through the pleasures and pain that Clint Eastwood experienced in the 1971 original.

Top Gun 2 (Movie)

Tom Cruise Confirms ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

A follow-up to the classic 1986 movie is in the works.


Rovio aims to release Angry Birds movie sequel in 2019

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment has decided to proceed with plans for a sequel to its Angry Birds movie, it said on Monday, aiming for release in September 2019.


Rovio Entertainment sets date for Angry Birds movie sequel

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment has decided to proceed with its plans to produce a sequel to its Angry Birds movie, it said on Monday, aiming for release in September 2019.

Girls' clothing could be impacting self-esteem

Rapper celebrates student loan pay off with viral hit

To commemorate paying off his student loans, rapper Dee-1 made a music video that went viral.


London exhibition celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd

(Reuters) - A new exhibition celebrating the career of Pink Floyd, featuring a raft of memorabilia and tributes to the rock group's famously surreal iconography, opens in London on Sunday.


Romanian museum celebrates the creativity of kitsch

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Visitors to Romania who yearn for a taste of taste of communist era kitsch now have an entire museum to enjoy.


A Word With: Zoe Saldana, Sci-fi Queen, on the ‘Guardians’ Sequel

Whether painted green or blue, Ms. Saldana has come to specialize in playing strong, if otherworldly, women, as in the new “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Celebrates House Vote on Obamacare

President Trump congratulated Republican members of the House after the passage of a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act.

Trump celebrates with GOP in Rose Garden

President Trump hosts GOP House members at the White House following the passage of the American Health Care Act, which will repeal major portions of Obamacare.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' brings fun, daddy issues to sequel

There was no better demonstration of Marvel's box-office magic than turning the obscure "Guardians of the Galaxy" into a major hit in 2014. The sequel, perhaps inevitably, lacks that sense of discovery, delivering some fun moments while getting a bit bogged down in an uneven narrative and a surplus of daddy issues.


Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics who have given his tenure poor marks.


Review: A Sequel Asks, Who’s Knocking on the Door at ‘A Doll’s House’?

Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” funny and illuminating, dares to wonder what Ibsen’s Nora Helmer has been up to since she slammed that door.

'Unbreakable'-'Split' sequel announced by M. Night Shyamalan

When it comes to M. Night Shyamalan films, nothing ever happens by chance.

Melania Trump celebrates 47th birthday

Happy birthday to the first lady -- Melania Trump is ringing in her 47th year in Washington.

Fan fav joins 'Jurassic World' sequel

Life -- and Universal Pictures -- found a way to bring Jeff Goldblum back to "Jurassic Park."


Actress Zoe Saldana welcomes 'Avatar' sequel filming announcement

LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Zoe Saldana is happy release dates for the long-anticipated sequels to 2009 box office smash hit "Avatar" have been announced, joking she does not want to get "too old" to not be able to do her own stunts in the adventure fantasy.


Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, celebrated her 91st birthday in a usual low-key fashion on Friday.


'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel gives heroes new 'million-piece puzzle'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The stars of "Guardians of the Galaxy," the Marvel movie about a rag-tag group of integalactic heroes, landed in Hollywood to debut their return in a much-anticipated sequel that sees them embark on another high-stakes space adventure.


Art Review: The Met Celebrates Irving Penn, Revolutionary Photographer

A journey through the brilliant, nearly 70-year career of a virtuoso who created some of art’s greatest portraits and had a deep respect for all his subjects.


In Operation Vandelay Industries, Prosecutors Allege Real-Life ‘Seinfeld’ Plot

A man was indicted on charges that he claimed falsely to be a registered architect. The New York attorney general couldn’t resist comparing him to George Costanza.

Spicer celebrates Easter with WH bunny

White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who once played the role of the White House Easter Bunny himself, celebrated Easter Monday by posing with this year's bunny at the 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

'Girls' finale labors to find an ending

The following contains spoilers about the "Girls" series finale.


German town celebrates Easter with egg-throwing competition

HORHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - While many Germans spent Easter Sunday engaged in a fun-filled hunts for chocolate eggs, residents of the western town of Horhausen passed their time throwing real...

Jude Law cast in 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

From "The Young Pope" to the young Dumbledore.

Trump celebrates Supreme Court success with Gorsuch

Donald Trump, in possibly his biggest win to date as president, celebrated Neil Gorsuch's ceremonial swearing in to the Supreme Court at the White House on Monday, nodding to the fact that not everything has been easy in his first 100 days in the White House.

Will there be a '13 Reasons Why' sequel?

Netflix's "13 Reasons Why," a series about a high school student who commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes behind, has become an instant hit, and fans are hoping there will be more to come.

'That's So Raven' sequel is happening

A decade after it went off the air, "That's So Raven" is officially getting a sequel.

'The Graduate' celebrates 50 years in theaters

Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson: "The Graduate" is going back into theaters.

'An Inconvenient Truth' sequel takes on Trump

Environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore is back in "An Inconvenient Sequel." This time his sights are set on President Donald Trump.


‘Love Actually’ Youngsters, Grown Up and Reunited for a Short Sequel

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, now more familiar from “Game of Thrones,” and Olivia Olson are taking part in a short film based on the original romantic comedy.

A wave of R-rated superheroes?

For comic-book fans, the release of "X-Men" in 2000 represented a watershed moment: after years of indignities and disappointments on screens big and small, a serious, well-made superhero movie helped set in motion the dominant cultural and box office force they have become.

'Strong is the New Pretty' celebrates girls

When is the last time you felt bold? Strong? I don't just mean physically -- I mean in every way. Mind, body and soul.

Comic Books and Strips

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Creating Black Superheroes

Mr. Coates, the author of “Between the World and Me,” talks about his Black Panther comic books and a new series set in Harlem.

New 'Guardians of Galaxy' sequel trailer debuts

The new trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" got a late night reveal.

Computer and Video Games

Real-Life Mario Kart Rides? Not So Fast, Says Nintendo

In a lawsuit, the video game giant contends that a Japanese company that rents out go-karts and Mario costumes in Tokyo is violating its trademarks.


Rhiannon Giddens Celebrates ‘Freedom Highway’ in the Big House

The folk singer accompanied the release of a new album with a workshop for convicts and a show at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y.

Transgender boy wins girls' wrestling title

A mix of cheers and boos were directed at a 17-year-old transgender boy after winning the Texas state girls' wrestling title. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports on the controversy.


Emma Thompson won't take part in short 'Love Actually' sequel

LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Emma Thompson has said she is not taking part in a short "Love Actually" sequel for Britain's Comic Relief charity appeal because it is "too soon" to reprise her role in the romantic comedy after the death last year of co-star Alan Rickman.


Attenborough, 90, to present BBC "Blue Planet" sequel

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most revered TV naturalist David Attenborough, 90, is returning to present a sequel to "The Blue Planet" documentary series, 16 years after the original illuminated the depths of the world's oceans.

'Golden Girls'-inspired café now open

"Golden Girls" fans now have the perfect place to gather with pals and confidants.

Missing Indiana girls' bodies found

The bodies of two missing Indiana girls found in the woods near a creek have been identified, and their deaths are being investigated as a double homicide, authorities said Wednesday.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Iran Celebrates Its Revolution, Toning Down Anti-American Messages

The National Day celebration seemed calculated to avoid further inciting President Trump, who has lashed out against the Islamic republic.


Keanu Reeves gets deadlier in 'John Wick 2,' talks 'Bill & Ted' sequel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Keanu Reeves did not need much persuasion to reprise his role as a lethal retired hitman whose path to revenge sees him killing dozens more in the upcoming sequel "John Wick: Chapter 2."

'Split' sequel confirmed by M. Night Shyamalan

After three weeks of topping the box office, "Split" looks to be getting a sequel.


UPDATE 1-Australia celebrates record trade surplus as exports boom

* Shrinking current account deficit lessens risk of ratings cut


Australia celebrates record trade surplus as exports boom

* Shrinking current account deficit lessens risk of ratings cut

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Pasternak’s Muse: The Real-Life Inspiration for ‘Doctor Zhivago’

In “Lara,” Anna Pasternak explores the life of the real-life inspiration for “Doctor Zhivago.”

Head of MI6 reveals real-life Q is a woman

The head of MI6 has revealed that the real-life gadget inventor known as Q in the James Bond films is a woman. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

WikiLeaks celebrates Chelsea Manning's commutation

WikiLeaks celebrated Tuesday's news that President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, hailing it as a "VICTORY" on Twitter.


BRIEF-Novogene to buy ten PacBio sequel systems for DNA sequencing services

* Novogene agrees to buy ten PacBio sequel systems for DNA sequencing services Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

'Dreamgirls' star Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration performance

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday is telling President-elect Donald Trump she's not going -- to his inauguration.


CORRECTED-BRIEF-Sequel Youth and Family Services and Global Partner Acquisition announce agreement for business combination (Jan 11)

* Says for calendar 2017, Sequel forecasts adjusted EBITDA of $43 million


BRIEF-Alaris Royalty Corp announces proposed transaction with sequel, provides corporate update

* Alaris royalty corp. Announces a proposed transaction with sequel and provides a corporate update


BRIEF-Sequel Youth and Family Services and Global Partner Acquisition announce agreement for business combination

* For calendar 2017 Sequel forecasts adjusted EBITDA of $261.4 million


Hollywood's superheroes, family fare boosted by China in 2016

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - China's moviegoers embraced big-screen superheroes, cartoon animals and a video game-turned-action flick in 2016, adding $1.8 billion in ticket sales to Hollywood's 20 highest-grossing films of the year.

Trump celebrates new year with Gotti pal

A new video raises questions about President-elect Donald Trump's relationship with Joseph "Joey No Socks" Cinque, who once reportedly survived a mob hit and was associated with the infamous mob boss John Gotti.

Trump celebrates NYE with convicted felon

A new video calls attention to President-elect Donald Trump's relationship with convicted felon Joseph "Joey No Socks" Cinque, who once was associated with infamous mob boss John Gotti. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.


Sports Business: A ‘Hoop Dreams’ Sequel, Written by Gun Violence

Shawn Harrington, who was in the 1994 movie “Hoop Dreams” and became a high school coach, has lost the use of his legs because of a 2014 shooting.


Basketball: From humble beginnings, hoops celebrates 125th birthday

(Reuters) - A game drawn up to occupy some bored boys as winter approached at a Massachusetts gymnasium celebrates its 125th anniversary on Wednesday and basketball's status as the world's second most popular sport.


Dick Van Dyke Will Appear in ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel

The actor will not reprise his role as Bert the chimney sweep, he said, and there is no word on what accent he will adopt for his new role.


Chinese turn to gallows humor and superheroes as they hunker down in smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Beijing driver calls a radio station in a panic. The smog is so thick he's just shot through five red lights because he couldn't see properly and wants to know what to do.


Chinese turn to gallows humour and superheroes as they hunker down in smog

BEIJING, Dec 20 (Reuters) - A Beijing driver calls a radio station in a panic. The smog is so thick he's just shot through five red lights because he couldn't see properly and wants to know what to do.

Photos: NBA player dives into crowd, WVU celebrates win

Take a look at 28 amazing sports photos from December 13 through December 20.


Duchess of Cambridge celebrates a century of UK's Cub Scouts

(Reuters) - The Duchess of Cambridge attended a special meeting on Wednesday with children from Kings Lynn, England, to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts in Britain.

Standing Rock Celebrates Halted Pipeline

Stand in a drum circle at the Oceti Sakowin camp just after the Army announced on Sunday that it would explore alternative routes for the Dakota Access pipeline.

Study: Millions of China's 'missing girls' actually exist

It sounds like the plot of a mystery novel.


Actress Gillian Anderson says horror of child trafficking cast her in real-life role

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Feted for playing an FBI agent in "The X-Files" tackling the supernatural, actress Gillian Anderson has cast herself in the real-life role of an anti-slavery campaigner after being shocked at the scale of the problem.

'Gilmore Girls' actor nervous about reboot

Thanks to his work as Kraglin in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," Sean Gunn has had his fair share of exposure to a notoriously passionate group -- comic book fans. But even they, he said, aren't quite as fervent as fans of "Gilmore Girls."

'Gilmore Girls' follows TV's nostalgia wave to Netflix

Did anyone really need a "Gilmore Girls" revival? No more so than an updated "Full House," which doesn't mean the practice isn't smart business-wise for Netflix -- not just tapping into nostalgia, but offering fans an excuse to revisit old episodes.

Comic Books and Strips

Talk: Gene Luen Yang Thinks Superheroes Are for Everyone

The cartoonist and MacArthur fellow on DC vs. Marvel, feeling like an outsider and what he’s going to do with all that “genius” grant money.


Gremio punished after coach's daughter celebrates on pitch

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Gremio have been ordered to play the second leg of their Brazilian Cup final away from home after the coach's daughter celebrated the semi-final victory on the field with her father.


In galaxy far away, Princess Leia and Han Solo had real-life romance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long time ago, and in a galaxy far, far away, actress Carrie Fisher had an affair with her "Star Wars" co-star Harrison Ford, she said.


Andy Murray celebrates number one with maiden Paris Masters title

PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray celebrated his impending rise to the world number one ranking with a 6-3 6-7(4) 6-4 victory against John Isner to claim his maiden Paris Masters title and his eighth tournament win of the season on Sunday.


India's Hindu Army celebrates Trump 'victory' a few days early

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian fringe group on Friday celebrated the "victory" of U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump, hailing his friendship with diaspora Indians and backing his call to ban immigration by Muslims from countries hit by Islamic militancy.


Johnny Depp enters Rowling's magical world in 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Johnny Depp has swashbuckled as a pirate, played a mad hatmaker and will next step into "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling's wizarding world of magic in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" sequel, film trade publications said Tuesday.


Cleveland celebrates 'Sportsmas' ahead of World Series

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The greatest day in Cleveland sporting history began on Tuesday with Major League Baseball's Indians hosting the World Series opener while the Cavaliers unveiled their NBA championship banner to open a new season.

'Gilmore Girls' trailer takes us back to Stars Hollow

Stars Hollow, you haven't changed a bit. The same, however, can't be said for every "Gilmore Girls" character who used to call the charming little town home.


Tom Cruise brings action-packed "Jack Reacher" sequel to London

LONDON (Reuters) - Crowds of screaming fans braced the cold and packed into London's Leicester Square on Thursday to catch a glimpse of Tom Cruise as he premiered his film "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", which he described as a "classic action" film filled with suspense.


Tom Cruise promises 'unique brutality' in 'Jack Reacher' sequel

(Reuters) - Tom Cruise stars as the aggrieved former U.S. military officer in sequel "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", promising "a level of unique brutality" in the new film based on Lee Childs' books.


Tom Cruise promises "unique brutality" in "Jack Reacher" sequel

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Tom Cruise stars as the aggrieved former U.S. military officer in sequel "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", promising "a level of unique brutality" in the new film based on Lee Childs' books.

Chibok girls' abduction: a timeline of events

The kidnap of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014 has prompted international military action and massive campaigns. Take a look at the key moments.

Minneapolis celebrates Prince in big way today

You need to be sporting purple if you are around St. Paul, Minnesota, Thursday.

The girls' education crisis, explained

Follow the lives of two young girls on opposite sides of the globe, and see how different their futures turn out because of education. "We Will Rise" premieres on CNN International on October 11, followed by a CNN US premiere on October 12 at 9 p.m. ET.

Jews and Judaism

World’s Oldest Man, After Century Wait, Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at Last

At 113, Yisrael Kristal, who missed his first chance to mark the occasion because of World War I, celebrated with three generations of his family.

New York Today: New York Today: A City of Superheroes

Thursday: Comic Con comes to town, the history of toilets, and Halloween costumes.

'Orange is the New Black' celebrates two engagements

'Orange is the New Black' star Laura Prepon recently got engaged to actor Ben Foster, but that wasn't the only engagement the show celebrated.

See Netflix's 'Gilmore Girls' coffee shop takeover

Netflix transformed coffee shops across the United States into replicas of Luke's Diner to promote the upcoming "Gilmore Girls" revival.

The Bitch Is Back (Book)

Nonfiction: ‘The Bitch in the House’ Has a Sequel: ‘The Bitch Is Back’

An anthology edited by Cathi Hanauer taps the experiences of women reporting from middle age.

A real-life 'Fault in our Stars' couple dies days apart

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen spoke with Katie Prager one day before Prager's husband passed away. Katie soon followed.


Obama celebrates 2016 Olympic athletes at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama welcomed the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House on Thursday to celebrate their record-breaking run in Rio.


France celebrates cuisine in gastronomy festival

PARIS, Sept 23 (Reuters) - France kicked off a three-day Gastronomy Festival on Friday, where food fans will be able taste local specialities and cook up culinary delights across the country.


Syrian teenager who swam at Rio Olympics honored for aiding women and girls' rights

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Syrian teenager who saved fellow refugees from drowning and then swam for the refugee team at the Rio Olympics was among those honored at the inaugural Global Goals Awards in New York.


Northern Nigerian city celebrates ancient festival as security improves

ZARIA, Nigeria, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Riders wearing brightly coloured warrior robes and bearing spears were again packing the streets of this northern Nigerian city, greeting their traditional ruler as locals celebrated a thousand-year-old tradition in a region hit by Boko Haram.


Rosberg celebrates 200th race with Singapore win

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg led from pole to flag to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and celebrate his 200th Formula One race by retaking the championship lead from Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.


Serbian transgender army veteran celebrates new beginnings

More than a year after she was sacked from Serbia's army for coming out as transgender, Helena Vukovic has finally received identity documents stating her new sex - a small but important step forward...


First transgender Serbian army veteran celebrates new identity as woman

BELGRADE (Reuters) - More than a year after she was sacked from Serbia's army for coming out as transgender, Helena Vukovic has finally received a passport, driving license, health and ID cards confirming her identity as a woman - a small but important step forward for a deeply conservative country.


Kerber celebrates number one, tops Wozniacki to reach U.S. final

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reaching top of the world seemed to agree with Angelique Kerber, who celebrated her ascension to world number one with a 6-4 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to advance to the U.S. Open final.


'Blade Runner' sequel 'an insane project': director Villeneuve

VENICE (Reuters) - Canadian director Denis Villeneuve says making a sequel to 1982 cult film "Blade Runner", in which Harrison Ford hunted down humanoids, is "an insane project" but that it is one the way nonetheless.


"Blade Runner" sequel "an insane project" - director Villeneuve

VENICE, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Canadian director Denis Villeneuve says making a sequel to 1982 cult film "Blade Runner", in which Harrison Ford hunted down humanoids, is "an insane project" but that it is one the way nonetheless.


Domestic abuse trial in UK soap opera sheds light on needs of real-life victims

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fictional domestic abuse trial in the popular British radio soap opera "The Archers" has prompted charities to call for more support for real-life victims of domestic abuse.

Photos: Alter egos of superheroes


UPDATE 1-Angry Birds maker Rovio turns a profit, plans movie sequel

HELSINKI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Finnish mobile game and animation maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd said on Wednesday it made a profit in the first half of the year and was planning a sequel to its successful Angry Birds Movie.


Angry Birds maker Rovio turns H1 profit, plans movie sequel

HELSINKI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the maker of mobile phone games and animations, turned a profit from the first half of the year and said it was planning a sequel to its Angry Birds Movie.

Olympic Games (2016)

As Games End, Rio Celebrates While Looking Warily to Future

The Olympics were seen as a triumph by many in Brazil, and some of the worst fears were unfounded. But political polarization and economic and security concerns linger.


UPDATE 1-Canada celebrates, mourns as rockers Tragically Hip say good-bye

OTTAWA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The Tragically Hip, the Canadian rock band beloved for songs about local culture, small towns and hockey, wrapped up an emotional tour with a hometown concert on Saturday, giving fans a chance to bid farewell to lead singer Gord Downie, who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.


Canada celebrates, mourns as rockers Tragically Hip say good-bye

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Tragically Hip, the Canadian rock band beloved for songs about local culture, small towns and hockey, will wrap up an emotional tour with a hometown concert on Saturday, giving fans a chance to bid farewell to lead singer Gord Downie, who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.


Australian zoo celebrates birth of one of world's rarest monkeys

(Reuters) - Peeping out from her mother's arms, Embe, a Francois' Langur, makes her debut at Sydney's Taronga Zoo where she was born on July 21, in what conservationists hailed as great news for one...


Lima zoo celebrates first lion cub birth in over 20 years

LIMA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A zoo in the Peruvian capital is celebrating the arrival of a lion cub, the first born there in more than 20 years.

Even Superheroes Punch the Clock

Many of summer’s blockbuster movies (“Suicide Squad,” “Star Trek Beyond”) offer workplace allegories, with rivalries and power plays, A.O. Scott writes.

Police probe twin girls' deaths as hot car incident

Police are investigating the deaths of 15-month-old twin girls in northwest Georgia as a hot car incident, authorities said.

Writing and Writers

‘Will & Jane’: Two Literary Superheroes, United in Pop Culture

The afterlives of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen, and the sometimes over-the-top tokens of fans’ devotion, are the subject of an exhibition in Washington.

Sequel to Harry Potter spinoff coming in 2018

Harry Potter fans, if you're looking for more Harry -- or at least more stuff related to him -- Warner Bros. is coming to help.

Hillary Clinton celebrates making history at DNC

Hillary Clinton celebrates on stage at the Democratic National Convention where she became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major party.


Israel's Netanyahu celebrates warming ties with Sisi's Egypt

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday praised warming relations with Egypt and its president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted an Islamist government seen as hostile to ties between the neighbors.


Secret 'Blair Witch' sequel unveiled at Comic-Con

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Participants at Comic-Con that went into a screening for upcoming horror movie "The Woods," last week were surprised to come out from the movie having watched the sequel to the 1999 found-footage horror film hit, "The Blair Witch Project."


Magic lights up Warner Bros' Comic-Con panel, superheroes reign

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne brought the wizarding world of "Harry Potter" to real life briefly on Saturday, as he helped hand out wooden wands to the 6,500-plus audience at a Comic-Con panel and made everyone perform a spell.


Studios conjure magic, superheroes in battle for Comic-Con fans

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A slew of superheroes, magic and King Arthur are just some of the bait that movie studios are using to entice fans at this year's San Diego Comic Convention as Warner Bros' DC Comics franchise goes head-to-head with Disney's Marvel universe.

Scientists closer to creating real-life invisibility cloak

The world doesn't have a "Harry Potter"-like invisibility cloak quite yet, but various research teams around the world have been making progress in figuring out how to build one.

Marvel's diverse superheroes

The Hulk's alter ego has been replaced with a Korean-American teenage genius, who's joining the ranks of Marvel's increasingly diverse heroes.

Trump turns search for a running mate into real-life political thriller

America's ultimate showman, Donald Trump, has turned his search for a Republican vice presidential pick into a real-life political thriller.


Malala says Somali refugee girls' future at risk if Kenya sends them home

DADAAB, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somali schoolgirls risk losing out on education and becoming child brides if they are forced to leave the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya and move to their war-torn country where there are not enough schools, Malala Yousafzai said on Tuesday.

George H.W. Bush celebrates July 4th with a song

Former President George H.W. Bush and his former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft celebrate the 4th with a rendition of "God Bless America".


Banners with veggie superheroes encourage school salad bar use

(Reuters Health) – In school cafeterias with vinyl banners depicting vegetable superhero characters, more young children take vegetables from the salad bar, according to a new study.