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
Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly at 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly at 46

Movies & Music January 15, 2018 0

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Dolores O‘Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London, her publicist said. The cause of death was unclear. O‘Riordan’s distinctive Irish lilt and yodel helped fuel the Cranberries’ rapid... Read more
Redmayne calls for Hollywood change on gender equality

Redmayne calls for Hollywood change on gender equality

Movies & Music January 15, 2018 0

LONDON (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne said on Sunday that Hollywood’s campaign for gender equality had been “a long time coming” and that a “huge amount of change” was still needed. Speaking on the red carpet at the world premiere of his new animated film “Early Man”, the... Read more
Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times

Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times

Movies & Music January 15, 2018 0

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday. In patterns that went on for years, the young men,... Read more
Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ dominates MLK weekend, ‘The Post’ leads newcomers

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ dominates MLK weekend, ‘The Post’ leads newcomers

Movies & Music January 14, 2018 0

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is dominating the North American box office to easily win the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $33.4 million at 3,849 sites, estimates showed Sunday. Fox’s “The Post” is leading the rest of the pack handily and... Read more
Captive orca Lolita can stay at Miami aquarium: U.S. appeals court

Captive orca Lolita can stay at Miami aquarium: U.S. appeals court

Movies & Music January 14, 2018 0

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday rejected efforts by animal rights advocates to force the Miami Seaquarium in Florida to release Lolita, a killer whale it has held in captivity for nearly half a century. By a 3-0 vote, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in... Read more
Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa dominate Brit Award nominations

Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa dominate Brit Award nominations

Movies & Music January 14, 2018 0

LONDON (Reuters) – Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Liam Payne and Stormzy are among the nominees for this year’s Brit Awards, Britain’s most prestigious pop music prizes. Sheeran is in the running in four categories – British male solo artist, best video and single for “Shape of You”, and best... Read more