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Bill Cosby loses Las Vegas show after sex assault claims

Bill Cosby loses Las Vegas show after sex assault claims

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby and a Las Vegas casino today called off a show scheduled for next week, in another blow to his career after several women publicly alleged the entertainer sexually assaulted them decades ago .

Award-winning American director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Award-winning American director Mike Nichols dies at 83

(Reuters) - Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate" and "Carnal Knowledge," died on Wednesday at age 83, ABC News said .

NBC, Netflix cancel Bill Cosby’s shows after sex assault claims

NBC, Netflix cancel Bill Cosby’s shows after sex assault claims

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - NBC said on Wednesday it has canceled an upcoming project with veteran comedian Bill Cosby, his second show to be pulled after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks .

U.N. Women names Farhan Akhtar goodwill ambassador

U.N. Women names Farhan Akhtar goodwill ambassador

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A Minute With: Christoph Waltz  on being a ‘Horrible Boss’

A Minute With: Christoph Waltz on being a ‘Horrible Boss’

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - As Colonel Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” Christoph Waltz embodied an unsettling charm and cruelty, unleashing terror while maintaining his manners and securing an Oscar in the process .

U2’s Bono fitted with metal plates, screws after bike accident

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Bono, frontman of the Irish rock group U2, required hours of surgery for fractures to his face and shoulder blade and to have metal plates inserted in his arm after a cycling accident in New York’s Central Park, Rolling Stone magazine said yesterday .

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth named ‘sexiest man alive’ by People magazine

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth named ‘sexiest man alive’ by People magazine

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth was named People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” on Tuesday in a live broadcast of the late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live .

Cosby declines to answer questions about sex assault accusations

Cosby declines to answer questions about sex assault accusations

(Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby, in an interview that aired on Saturday, declined to answer questions by a National Public Radio journalist about accusations of sexual assault that resurfaced in recent weeks .

Dionne Warwick records with Ziggy

Dionne Warwick records with Ziggy

(Jamaica Observer) JAMAICANS have loved Dionne Warwick since the 1960s when she broke through with a number of classy songs for songwriters Burt Bacharach and David Lloyd .

Happy New Year' shakes up Bollywood's men's club

Happy New Year’ shakes up Bollywood’s men’s club

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - A record opening-day debut for a Bollywood film that happens to be directed by a woman is shaking up the men's-only club of filmmakers in the list of India's highest grossing movies .

Mavado goes to the movies

Mavado goes to the movies

(Jamaica Observer) MAVADO is featured on two songs for the soundtrack to the movie Beyond the Lights which is scheduled for release by the Relativity Music Group on November 11 .

A Minute With: Bollywood's Kalki Koechlin on playing disabled teen

A Minute With: Bollywood’s Kalki Koechlin on playing disabled teen

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - Kalki Koechlin is one of the few Bollywood actresses in recent years to build her star power while proving her talent in indie and mainstream Indian cinema .

Beenie Man, Bounty Killer collaborate on single

Beenie Man, Bounty Killer collaborate on single

(Jamaica Observer) DANCEHALL rivals Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have recorded their first collaboration, Legendary .

Indian film-maker hopes to take gay issues out of the closet

Indian film-maker hopes to take gay issues out of the closet

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - An Indian director is hoping her new film will throw a spotlight on gay rights in a country where homosexuality remains taboo and little progress has been made on repealing a colonial-era law banning gay sex .

A Minute With: Shailene Woodley on teen sex, violence and Marvel

A Minute With: Shailene Woodley on teen sex, violence and Marvel

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - For actress Shailene Woodley, transitioning from her teen years into adulthood in Hollywood was an emotional experience .

John Holt remembered

John Holt remembered

(Jamaica Observer) THE life, music and legacy of veteran Jamaican artiste, John Holt, was on many-a-lip at National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House in St Andrew, yesterday .

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

(Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82 .

Reggae singer John Holt is dead

Reggae singer John Holt is dead

(Jamaica Gleaner) KINGSTON, Jamaica:  Reggae singer, John Kenneth Holt, is dead .

U2's Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses

U2’s Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses

(Reuters) - U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses .

Joan Rivers died of complication during medical procedure

Joan Rivers died of complication during medical procedure

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away last month at the age of 81, died of a complication during a medical procedure, the New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office said on Thursday .

‘Born-again’ Denyse says goodbye to calypso

‘Born-again’ Denyse says goodbye to calypso

(Trinidad Express) From January 2015, former Calypso Monarch and Calypso Queen Denyse Plummer will no longer be singing calypso .

Bollywood cleavage row shows India’s ‘crass’ side

Bollywood cleavage row shows India’s ‘crass’ side

(BBC) A clash between India’s top newspaper and a Bollywood actress shows no signs of abating .

Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Five years after his death, singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said yesterday .

Brotherhood brings Pitt and cast together in war film 'Fury'

Brotherhood brings Pitt and cast together in war film ‘Fury’

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - When writer-director David Ayer decided to tackle the "beaten-to-death" World War Two movie genre with "Fury," he decided to make it an intimate affair for his cast led by Brad Pitt .

Joan Fontaine's 1941 best actress Oscar up for auction

Joan Fontaine’s 1941 best actress Oscar up for auction

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Silver screen star Joan Fontaine's 1941 best actress Oscar statuette will go on the auction block, Christie's said on Tuesday in a rare sale of Hollywood's top prize .

Singer Kesha accuses producer of abuse, asks out of contract

Singer Kesha accuses producer of abuse, asks out of contract

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Pop singer Kesha today sued pop hit-making music producer Dr .

Penelope Cruz named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire magazine

Penelope Cruz named ‘sexiest woman alive’ by Esquire magazine

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has been named this year's "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday .

Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations

Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday .

Jennifer Lawrence says photo hacking is sex crime - magazine

Jennifer Lawrence says photo hacking is sex crime – magazine

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, one of dozens of actresses, models and celebrities whose intimate images have been posted online, spoke about the photo hacking scandal for the first time on Tuesday, saying it is a crime and sexual violation .

T.O.K. celebrating 15 years

T.O.K. celebrating 15 years

(Jamaica Gleaner) The singing group might have started as a ploy to get attention from their female counterparts during their high-school days, but now T .

B.B. King cancels remaining tour dates due to illness

B.B. King cancels remaining tour dates due to illness

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Legendary blues guitarist B .

Lohan comes out smiles in London "Speed-the-Plow" revival

Lohan comes out smiles in London “Speed-the-Plow” revival

LONDON, (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan kept an opening night audience hanging on her every word, in part to see if she'd forget any, as she made her stage debut on Thursday night in a West End revival of "Speed-the-Plow", David Mamet's scathing satire of Hollywood .

South Asian women step out of Bollywood, into serious dramatic roles

South Asian women step out of Bollywood, into serious dramatic roles

(Reuters) - A trio of films stepped beyond Bollywood song-and-dance to show South Asian women grappling with male-dominated sport, child marriage, and sexual desire of people with disability in their premieres at the Toronto Film Festival .

Tony Bennett breaks own record as oldest artist atop Billboard chart

Tony Bennett breaks own record as oldest artist atop Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - At 88, veteran crooner Tony Bennett broke his own record as the oldest living artist to land a No .

Ben Affleck gets into dark, tough mind-set in 'Gone Girl'

Ben Affleck gets into dark, tough mind-set in ‘Gone Girl’

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Ben Affleck is not interested in playing nice guys and would choose an interesting, complicated character over a likeable one, which is what drew him to "Gone Girl," a dark thriller about marriage, intimacy and the roles people play .

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin tie the knot in Venice

VENICE (Reuters) - The world’s most famous bachelor, George Clooney, broke a vow to remain single yesterday and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during a weekend of lavish celebrations in Venice .

Sophia Loren, Italy's national icon, turns 80 with book of memoirs

Sophia Loren, Italy’s national icon, turns 80 with book of memoirs

ROME, (Reuters) - Sophia Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this week and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life .



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