LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is continuing its super-heroic run, grossing a stunning $501.1 million in North America in only 17 days and becoming the 10th highest grosser of all time. [Source]
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, the world's largest maker of drones for consumers, is in talks with investors for at least $500 million in funding ahead of a planned stock market debut, people with knowledge of the matter said.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asia Development Bank (ADB) said on Thursday it would provide a $250 million loan to Sinopec Green Energy Geothermal Co (SGE) and Iceland's Arctic Green Energy Corp (AGE) to develop clean geothermal heat in smog-prone northern China.
CARACAS (Reuters) - The Miss Venezuela beauty pageant said on Wednesday it will investigate possible unethical conduct by its contestants following a vitriolic social media spat that saw former participants accusing each other of inappropriate behavior.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The soundtrack from "The Sound of Music," Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours" and the 1984 song "Footloose" were among 25 recordings deemed national treasures on Wednesday and worthy of preserving by the U.S. Library of Congress.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - UBS AG has reached a $230 million settlement to resolve charges brought by New York state that it misled and hurt investors by selling subprime mortgage securities that contributed to the 2008 global financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers have included nearly $400 million in a massive federal government spending bill to help safeguard U.S. voting systems from cyber attacks, three sources familiar with negotiations said on Wednesday.
BRIEF-Assured Guaranty Ltd Says CEO Dominic J. Frederico's 2017 Total Compensation Was $13.5 Million
* ASSURED GUARANTY LTD SAYS CEO DOMINIC J. FREDERICO'S 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $13.5 MILLION VERSUS $12.7 MILLION IN 2016 – SEC FILING Source text - http://bit.ly/2pr9ZCc Further company coverage:
(Reuters) - A vast corruption investigation in Brazil that has toppled businessmen and lawmakers, haunted two presidencies and captivated the media, debuts as a Netflix series this week, long before anyone can predict how the real-life probe will end.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A strong euro and higher funding costs have created a 450 million euro ($552.92 million) headwind for Deutsche Bank in the first quarter of the year, the German lender's finance chief said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company's bankruptcy filing will not protect ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, an attorney for the studio told U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - An Iranian national has been arrested on U.S. charges that he participated in a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions and funnel more than $115 million paid under a Venezuelan construction contract through the U.S. financial system, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
BOSTON (Reuters) - The former chief executive of F-Squared Investments Inc, once the largest U.S. money manager creating portfolios out of exchange-traded funds, must pay more than $12.4 million for...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers of television series "The Crown" apologized on Tuesday for paying the award-winning actress who played Queen Elizabeth less than her male co-star but said nothing about redressing the past imbalance.
BRIEF-Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc Says CEO C. Michael Petters' 2017 Total Compensation Was $7.97 Million
* HUNTINGTON INGALLS INDUSTRIES INC SAYS CEO C. MICHAEL PETTERS' 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $7.97 MILLION VERSUS $7.21 MILLION IN 2016 – SEC FILING Source text - http://bit.ly/2GMOhQe Further company coverage:
SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of South Korea's K-pop singers will visit Pyongyang from March 31, the South said on Tuesday, a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court on Tuesday threw out part of News Corp's defense against a defamation lawsuit by Geoffrey Rush, a win for the Oscar-winning actor who objected to a series of newspaper articles accusing him of inappropriate conduct.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon, one of the stars of the hit television series "Sex and the City," announced on Monday she would run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG will announce on Monday that it plans to invest $340 million to build a new sport utility vehicle at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant in the United States as demand surges for larger vehicles, according to a person briefed on the announcement.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's central bank imposed penalties of S$5.2 million ($3.95 million) on Standard Chartered Bank (SCBC) and S$1.2 million on Standard Chartered Trust (Singapore) (SCTS) for breaching money laundering rules and terrorism financing safeguards.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Film star Daryl Hannah returned to the red carpet with her debut as a feature film director and said the odds are stacked against women taking prominent roles in the film industry.
(Reuters) - Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users in developing techniques to support President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, the New York Times and London's Observer reported on Saturday.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany' Daimler is in a push to boost production capacity as its Mercedes-Benz Cars unit eyes annual sales of 3 million vehicles, up from 2.4 million last year, an executive told weekly publication Automobilwoche.
(Reuters) - An estimated $455 million Powerball jackpot is up for grabs on Saturday evening, one of the biggest in the multi-state U.S. lottery's history, after 19 straight drawings failed to produce a grand prize winner.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A law firm representing U.S. President Donald Trump and the corporation that paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in what she called hush money over an alleged affair with Trump said in a court filing that it was seeking at least $20 million in damages for multiple violations of a nondisclosure agreement.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The president of the Academy of Motion Pictures, the organization that hands out the Oscars, has been accused of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publications reported on Friday.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood singer Daler Mehndi was handed a two-year prison sentence for human trafficking on Friday after a court in north India found him guilty of smuggling people into the United States while on tour there twenty years ago.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels was physically threatened and warned to remain silent about her relationship with President Donald Trump, her lawyer told MSNBC and CNN on Friday.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina is preparing to auction 90 megahertz of 4G spectrum to mobile telephone and internet companies in a process that has already attracted interest from Telecom Argentina SA, Telefonica SA and Claro, a government source told Reuters.
(Reuters) - Indian actor Irrfan Khan, whose roles in Hollywood films such as "Slumdog Millionaire", "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Life of Pi" have brought him fame, has been diagnosed with a tumor and is traveling overseas for treatment, he said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Georgia State Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a $40 million award to the family of a four-year-old boy killed in 2012 when the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he was riding was rear-ended and burst into flames.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The stories told in a new documentary about Bill Murray are the stuff of an off-beat legend, taking the star to a Scottish house party where he washed the dishes, to singing with an accordion player in Slovenia and surprising a guy in a bar bathroom.
(Reuters) - Colonial Pipeline Co will pay $3.3 million to the state of Alabama to cover damages and penalties from an explosion and a spill on its gasoline line in 2016, the state's attorney general said on Thursday.
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ruled that five other women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault over the years could testify at his retrial on charges of drugging and assaulting a former friend, giving prosecutors an early win.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday it will invest more than $100 million in two facilities as it prepares to build production versions of its Cruise self-driving car next year at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan.
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian fashion house Versace and handbag and accessories maker Furla said they would stop using real fur in their creations, joining a growing list of luxury labels turning their backs on the fur industry.
LONDON (Reuters) - For the fashion world, when American actress Meghan Markle joins the British royal family in less than two months' time when she marries Prince Harry, there is only one issue that matters - who will design her wedding gown?
(Reuters) - Canadian automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc said on Wednesday it will invest $200 million in Lyft Inc and work with the U.S. ride-hailing firm to manufacture self-driving cars.
(Reuters) - The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has sued the producer of an upcoming Broadway adaptation, arguing that writer Aaron Sorkin's script deviates too much from the beloved novel about race relations in the Depression-era U.S. South.
(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan's total compensation for 2017 was $17.6 million, about 35 percent higher than the previous year, the third largest U.S. bank said in a regulatory filing http://bit.ly/2pcD4QI on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp's NBC News plans to launch an online streaming service this year as part of its effort to reach younger viewers who prefer to watch their favorite shows online, executives said on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday it had created a new unit for its streaming video and international businesses as the company retools its traditional media operation for a world rapidly embracing online video.
(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said Wednesday it is recalling 1.38 million vehicles in North America for potentially loose steering wheel bolts that could detach, in a callback linked to two accidents and one injury.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miley Cyrus was sued for $300 million on Tuesday by a Jamaican songwriter who said the pop singer's 2013 smash "We Can't Stop" closely resembles a song he recorded 25 years earlier, and that she is infringing his copyright.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig said on Tuesday that his production company was adding an inclusion rider for future shows, the latest Hollywood figure to take up the call for more diversity on movie and television sets.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Celebrity couple Zayn Malik and supermodel Gigi Hadid on Tuesday announced they had split up after two years of dating, with both posting statements of mutual love and respect.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The second of the "Fantastic Beasts" movie spinoffs from author J.K. Rowling includes scenes set in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, directly connecting the story to the best-selling "Harry Potter" books and films, a first movie trailer on Tuesday showed.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nokie Edwards, a guitarist and bassist for surf rock pioneers The Ventures and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 82, the band's manager said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Vice Media LLC on Tuesday named Nancy Dubuc as chief executive officer, succeeding co-founder Shane Smith, three months after the millennial-focused media firm apologized for allowing a "boy's club" atmosphere to flourish at the company.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Actor and filmmaker Gael Garcia Bernal called on Tuesday for the United Nations and governments around the world to put pressure on his native Mexico to end impunity for corruption and large-scale killings.
WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Tuesday it has issued its first "health bond", raising 317 million zlotys ($92.84 million) from one of Japan's largest life insurers to finance health projects across the globe.
(Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said on Monday that it had fired its longtime conductor and musical director James Levine after an inquiry found "credible evidence" to support accusations against him of sexual misconduct.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will raise about $5 million for his prospective re-election campaign in 2020 and for the Republican National Committee at a fundraising event in Los Angeles on Tuesday, a party official said on Monday.
BRIEF-Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Lourenco Goncalves' Total Compensation Was $23.6 Million V/s $9.5 Million In 2016
* CLEVELAND-CLIFFS INC CEO LOURENCO GONCALVES' 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $23.6 MILLION VERSUS $9.5 MILLION IN 2016 – SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2p4kw6a) Further company coverage: (Reuters.Brief@thomsonreuters.com)
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's American fiancée Meghan Markle on Monday took part in her first official royal engagement with Britain's Queen Elizabeth since the couple announced they were getting married last year.
(Reuters) - Biogen Inc said on Monday it would buy Pfizer Inc's experimental treatment for a symptom associated with schizophrenia in a deal that could near $600 million and mark its foray into the emerging market for neuropsychiatry.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's state workers' pension fund plowed more than $20 million into ICA and became the largest shareholder as the builder spiraled toward insolvency, according to people familiar with the matter, with the fund's investment set to be wiped out in a restructuring.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Black Panther" remained superheroic in its fourth weekend at the North American box office with $41.1 million at 3,942 locations, easily topping the opening weekend of fantasy-adventure "A Wrinkle in Time" with $33.5 million at 3,980 sites, estimates showed Sunday.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - France will commit 700 million euros to the International Solar Alliance (ISA), President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday at the founding conference of the organization, reiterating the European country's commitment to the alliance and clean energy.
(Reuters) - An 89-year-old Roman Catholic nun who has battled pop star Katy Perry for years over the sale of a Los Angeles convent collapsed and died during a court appearance, according to media reports and supporters.
(Reuters) - Officials in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, have agreed to pay a record $6 million to the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot in 2015 by a white volunteer sheriff's deputy who thought his pistol was a Taser, federal court documents showed.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Impax Laboratories Inc has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve part of litigation over claims it entered into an anticompetitive deal in a patent case to delay releasing a generic version of the acne medication Solodyn.
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Saturday deported a controversial female South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is popularly known for performing without underwear, on the grounds that her performance would "undermine national values".
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedy-thriller "Thoroughbreds" may star two relative newcomers and an unknown director but it arrives in U.S. movie theaters on Friday to the kind of reviews enjoyed by veterans.
NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) - WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - Raytheon Co and Palantir Technologies Inc will share in an $876 million contract for Distributed Common Ground System-Army Capability Drop 1, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 2 million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are estimated to be at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition if they do not get the aid they need, the United Nations warned on Friday.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Reuters) - After nearly 70 years of producing royal merchandise, British luxury gift manufacturer Halcyon Days is hoping the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle will be a happy one for them as well as the bride and groom.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese auto parts supplier Denso Corp is buying an additional 4.5 percent stake in chipmaker Renesas Electronics in a deal worth $800 million based on market prices, as car makers accelerate the adoption of self-driving and other technologies.
(Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama is in advanced talks with Netflix Inc to produce a series of high-profile shows, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Flanked by two Storm Troopers, "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday with the enthusiasm and humility that has endeared him to fans four decades after his first turn as Luke Skywalker.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The O.J. Simpson double murder case returns to U.S. television on Sunday with a 2006 interview that producers say will give viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the mind of the former football star.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors said on Thursday they would not charge a former police officer in the 2015 shooting death of an unarmed man, despite a call by the city's police chief to do so.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A prequel to hit U.S. mafia drama "The Sopranos" is being developed as a movie, possibly reuniting some of television's most beloved characters, New Line Cinema said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc agreed to pay $27.84 million to settle charges by California's attorney general that it illegally disposed of hazardous waste in that state and threw out customer records without first rendering personal information unreadable.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jon Favreau, director of the 'Iron Man' and 'Jungle Book' movies, will write and produce a live-action 'Star Wars' series for an upcoming Walt Disney Co streaming service, the company announced on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Merrill Lynch has agreed to settle U.S. charges over allegations that it did not properly prevent unregistered sales of a software company's shares on behalf of a China-based issuer, the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department approved a total of $467 million worth of potential foreign military sales to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said in separate approval notices on Thursday.
BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - U.S. actress Meghan Markle has been baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Church of England, ahead of her royal wedding in May to Britain's Prince Harry, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A month after "Black Panther" showcased black excellence in the form of a superhero movie, "A Wrinkle in Time" is hoping to do the same through a beloved American children's novel.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea announced on Thursday that it would offer about 240 billion won ($224.72 million) in loan guarantees and low-interest loans to regions hit by corporate restructuring, including the area of the local unit of General Motors' soon-to-be-shut factory.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An economist who believes that Chinese goods are literally poisoning Americans, advocates ending Washington's "One China" policy and says trade deals have weakened the United States economically with the connivance of U.S. business has emerged as the big winner from renewed turmoil in the White House.
(Reuters) - Magic Leap, a secretive startup working in the augmented reality space, said on Wednesday it raised $461 million in its latest funding round, led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's sovereign investment arm.
LONDON (Reuters) - NME, the pop music newspaper that created the first British singles chart in 1952, will be printed for the final time this week as it shifts focus to its digital audience, publisher Time Inc said on Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The company behind the 2013 film, "The Wolf of Wall Street", agreed to pay the United States government $60 million to settle a civil lawsuit that sought to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said there is no chance of him going on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), because "not in a million years" would it have jurisdiction to indict him.
(Reuters) - The female-led investor group that had agreed to buy The Weinstein Company's assets pulled its offer on Tuesday, after discovering the Hollywood studio's liabilities were higher than previously disclosed, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
GRACANICA, Kosovo (Reuters) - Twelve years after he died during his trial for war crimes, Slobodan Milosevic, the one-time Serbian strongman, divided his audience again, this time as a character in a musical that made its debut on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar from a lavish Academy Awards after-party in Hollywood has been charged with felony theft, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc has reached a $500 million settlement with New York state to resolve charges it misled investors by selling risky mortgage securities that contributed to the 2008 global financial crisis.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Allowing 19 other women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault to testify at his retrial would unfairly prejudice jurors, especially against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, his lawyers told a judge on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cynthia Nixon, a liberal activist and a star of the hit television series "Sex and the City," is considering a run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, NY1 television said on Tuesday, citing unidentified sources.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give more than $533 million in humanitarian aid for victims of conflicts and drought in Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and the West and Central African countries bordering Lake Chad, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby's defense team urged a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday to bar 19 women accusing him of sexual assault from testifying at his upcoming retrial on charges he abused a former friend.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Medial EarlySign, whose machine-learning based technology is meant to help improve patient management, said on Tuesday it raised $30 million, bringing its total funding to $50 million.
Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said in a CNN interview that he would refuse to appear before a federal grand jury after being subpoenaed in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
(Reuters) - Two former lawyers for rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were indicted on charges of conspiracy to bribe potential witnesses in his upcoming murder trial, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Like a scene from a Hollywood caper film, a tuxedo-clad photographer foiled another man's attempt to make off with Frances McDormand's Oscar from an official Academy Awards after-party on Sunday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's Oscars triumph and a win by animated film "Coco" were hailed by Mexicans on Monday as a sign of their nation's cultural sway in the United States despite growing tensions under U.S. President Donald Trump.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A judge should allow 19 women to testify about alleged sexual abuse by comedian Bill Cosby to show a long-running pattern of "bad acts" to a jury at his retrial on charges of drugging and assaulting a former friend, a prosecutor said on Monday.
(Reuters) - The Academy Awards attracted its smallest U.S. television audience ever on Sunday, according to Nielsen data reported by Walt Disney Co's ABC network, tracking a similar slide for other recent award shows and sports events.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli may have to give up a Picasso and a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, after a U.S. judge on Monday ordered him to forfeit $7.36 million following his conviction of defrauding investors.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge rejected a defense motion on Monday to dismiss sexual assault charges against comedian Bill Cosby, agreeing with the prosecution that it was the jury's job to decide at his upcoming retrial if his accuser is credible.
BOSTON (Reuters) - For three years, the mutual funds in Fidelity's flagship retirement franchise have outperformed at least 85 percent of their competitors, reversing a decade-long trend of subpar performance.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby is due to appear in a Pennsylvania court on Monday for a hearing about whether to allow testimony at his retrial on sexual misconduct charges from 19 other women who have made similar accusations against him.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frances McDormand left the Oscar stage after winning the Best Actress prize on Sunday with a call for an 'inclusion rider' -- an obscure method to increase film production diversity that she hopes will go mainstream.
entLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday led a star-studded tribute to Hollywood's best in honoring the campaign against sexual misconduct and breakthroughs in racial and ethnic diversity beginning to transform the movie business.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Romantic fantasy "The Shape of Water" won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, the film industry's most prestigious honor, on a night where themes of female empowerment and activism almost overshadowed the awards.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Retired basketball star Kobe Bryant has won five NBA titles, but taking home an Oscar on his first attempt was a bigger thrill than the victories earned with the Los Angeles Lakers, the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer said on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fox Searchlight, the arthouse studio of 21st Century Fox Inc, won the film industry's most prestigious prize on Sunday, taking the best picture Oscar for fantasy romance "The Shape of Water."
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Women filmmakers and artists of color celebrated a year of diversity at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, saluting the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and urging under-represented artists to seize the momentum.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Rockwell won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday, while Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time in confronting the sexual misconduct scandal that has dominated Hollywood.
(Reuters) - The stars of Hollywood sparkled on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday with plunging necklines and vibrant bursts of color, as the awards season's grand finale signaled that anything goes in fashion, as long as it's fabulous.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Rockwell won the Oscar for best supporting actor on Sunday for his portrayal of an angry, dim-witted and racist police officer in the dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
(Reuters) - Some 500,000 customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States on Sunday evening and New England coastal communities faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is continuing its super-heroic run, grossing a stunning $501.1 million in North America in only 17 days and becoming the 10th highest grosser of all time.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The red carpet has been rolled out and the champagne is on ice for an Oscars ceremony on Sunday filled with suspense over the movie industry's biggest prize — and whether Hollywood's campaign against sexual harassment will steal the spotlight.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Animated "The Emoji Movie" stunk up the annual Razzie awards on Saturday, tanking below all contenders for worst achievements in film, while Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson were also roasted for 2017's most ignoble performances.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety said on Friday it will donate up to $2.5 million to support marches around the United States on March 24, the date of a planned March For Our Lives in Washington to demand an end to school shootings.
(Reuters) - A California movie producer who headed a boutique merchant bank has been convicted on charges he defrauded investors in hedge funds overseen by a New York-based investment adviser out of $26 million, prosecutors said on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jimmy Kimmel is in therapy. Last year's Oscar best picture blunder is giving the Academy Awards host nightmares - or so goes one of the comedian's video promotions for Sunday's ceremony.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Electrolux , Europe's largest home appliance maker, said on Friday it would delay a planned $250 million investment in Tennessee, after U.S. President Donald Trump announced tariffs on imported aluminum and steel.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife-to-be Meghan Markle will invite more than 2,500 members of the public to take part in their wedding day celebrations in May, his office said on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three-hundred pounds of Miyazaki Wagyu beef will be sliced, 1,500 quail eggs cracked and some 1,400 champagne corks popped as Hollywood's stars dine on chef Wolfgang Puck's recipes after the Oscars are handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles.
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg sold nearly $500 million in the company's shares in February to fund his philanthropic investment vehicle, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), regulatory filings showed.
(Reuters) - Insurer Chubb Ltd is refusing to pay for Harvey Weinstein's legal defense against 11 lawsuits that accuse the movie producer of sexually harassing or assaulting women over the past three decades, according to a court document filed on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Women are hoping for some long overdue love at the Academy Awards on Sunday, where the biggest prize in the movie industry is wide open after an awards season dominated by Hollywood's sexual misconduct scandal.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG and ING Groep NV have completed a 25 million euros ($30.48 million) securities lending transaction using blockchain-based software, the companies said on Thursday, as more projects involving the nascent technology behind cryptocurrencies get closer to yielding results.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - A unit of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested $150 million in Zomato, valuing the Indian food search and delivery service at more than $1 billion, the companies said on Thursday.
BOSTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Pershing Square Holdings plans to buy back $300 million worth of its own shares, the company said on Wednesday after Dutch regulators threw up roadblocks that prevented billionaire investor William Ackman from making a tender offer himself.