Prosecutors want testimony of 19 other accusers for Cosby retrial

Prosecutors want testimony of 19 other accusers for Cosby retrial

Movies & Music January 19, 2018 0

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge who will preside over the second sexual assault trial of actor Bill Cosby to allow the testimony of 19 other accusers, including 12 women who were not allowed testify in the entertainer’s first trial. Cosby, 80, is scheduled go to... Read more
Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein

Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein

Movies & Music January 18, 2018 0

PARK CITY, Utah / LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – For the first time in three decades, producer Harvey Weinstein will not be trudging down Park City’s snowy Main Street when the Sundance Film Festival opens Thursday, leaving the independent movie festival marketplace without its most-watched tastemaker. His absence will be... Read more
Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources

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

Movies & Music January 18, 2018 0

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resources from independent films to more commercial... Read more
Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

Movies & Music January 18, 2018 0

(Reuters) – Shari Redstone, a controlling shareholder of CBS Corp, has discussed adding new directors to the CBS board as she renews her push to merge the company with Viacom Inc, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Shari Redstone and Sumner Redstone, her ailing 94-year-old father, together control... Read more
‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

Movies & Music January 17, 2018 0

(Reuters) – Former reality TV celebrity Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty in a tax evasion case where U.S. prosecutors accused him and his brother of hiding millions of dollars he made while starring in the MTV series “Jersey Shore.” In a letter dated Wednesday, prosecutors... Read more
Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

Movies & Music January 17, 2018 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin on Tuesday expressed support for film maker Woody Allen as a growing number of entertainment industry stars seek to distance themselves from the “Annie Hall” director as part of the Time’s Up campaign against sexual misconduct. Baldwin, who appeared in three of... Read more
Miramax bid for Weinstein Co. complicates sale process: LA Times

Miramax bid for Weinstein Co. complicates sale process: LA Times

Movies & Music January 17, 2018 0

(Reuters) – An attempt by Qatar-owned film company Miramax to buy Weinstein Co. has complicated plans to sell the studio to a group of investors led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. In November, Contreras-Sweet... Read more
Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child, this one by surrogate

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

Movies & Music January 16, 2018 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West announced their third child on Tuesday, a girl born to a surrogate. “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kardashian said in a message on her app. The couple... Read more
Death of Cranberries star O’Riordan not suspicious – police

Death of Cranberries star O’Riordan not suspicious – police

Movies & Music January 16, 2018 0

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O‘Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland’s most successful artists. O‘Riordan, 46, was found dead in a London hotel on Monday morning during a recording... Read more
France’s Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims, stands by letter

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

Movies & Music January 16, 2018 0

PARIS (Reuters) – Actress Catherine Deneuve apologized to victims of sexual assault who were offended by a column denouncing “puritanism” she signed following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but maintained her reservations about the #MeToo campaign. Deneuve and 99 other French women signed a column in Le Monde last week... Read more