‘Shape of Water’ leads wide ranging Golden Globe nominations

Movies & Music December 11, 2017 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” led nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, heading a list of dramas and comedies on issues ranging from press freedom, war, racism and the many aspects of love. Nominees for the 75th Golden... Read more

Box Office: ‘Coco’ wins as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ waits in the wings

Movies & Music December 11, 2017 0

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – With anticipation building for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites. (L-R) Director Lee Unkrich, Anthony Gonzalez, who plays the voice of Miguel, co-director/screenwriter... Read more

Palace releases new portrait of Britain’s Prince Philip

Movies & Music December 11, 2017 0

LONDON (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s husband announced his retirement from active public life. A painting by Australian born artist Ralph Heimans of Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh, London, Britain,... Read more

Former British celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies in prison

Movies & Music December 10, 2017 0

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s best-known publicist, Max Clifford, died on Sunday after collapsing in prison, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for indecently assaulting teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s. FILE PHOTO: British publicist Max Clifford arrives at Southwark Crown Court, London, May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File... Read more

‘X-Men’ film director Bryan Singer sued for alleged sexual assault

Movies & Music December 10, 2017 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Brian Singer, the director of the film series “X-Men”, has been sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court in Washington state. FILE PHOTO: Director Bryan Singer arrives at a screening of X-Men... Read more

Actor Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over ‘inappropriate behavior’ report

Movies & Music December 10, 2017 0

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report about a complaint alleging inappropriate conduct. The newspaper article last month said an Australian theater company had received a complaint about “inappropriate behavior”... Read more

Thousands mourn rock idol Hallyday at Paris memorial

Movies & Music December 9, 2017 0

PARIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people paid homage to late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday at a Paris memorial service attended by French stars and politicians. A hearse carrying Hallyday’s white coffin, accompanied by 700 Harley Davidson motorcycles, drove the length of the Champs Elysees... Read more

Abu Dhabi to acquire Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’: Christie’s

Movies & Music December 9, 2017 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New-York based Christie’s auction house said on Friday Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism was acquiring Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, “Salvator Mundi,” a painting that sold for $450.3 million. FILE PHOTO – “Salvator Mundi,” an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ which dates to... Read more

More ‘Big Little Lies’ on its way to television

Movies & Music December 9, 2017 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Big Little Lies,” the Emmy-winning drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, is returning for a second season, HBO announced on Friday, with most of the cast expected to return. FILE PHOTO: 69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Photo Room – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017... Read more
To boycott, or not to boycott over Trumpian ‘Julius Caesar’
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To boycott, or not to boycott over Trumpian ‘Julius Caesar’ | Reuters

Movies & Music June 12, 2017 0

By Gina Cherelus and Laila Kearney | NEW YORK NEW YORK Actors and other artists threatened on Monday to boycott Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) and Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) after they pulled their sponsorships of a New York production of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” that portrays the... Read more