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‘Furious 7’ Races Past ‘Age of Adaline’

‘Furious 7’ Races Past ‘Age of Adaline’

LOS ANGELES, (Variety .

Ringo Starr among 2015 inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist last week - the last of the four bandmates to earn the honor in a ceremony in Cleveland celebrating some of the biggest stars of rock music .

Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS to edit out slave-owning ancestor

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Actor Ben Affleck said Tuesday he regretted asking a PBS documentary show profiling his ancestors to not include a relative who was an owner of slaves, saying he was embarrassed by the revelation .

Olympian Bruce Jenner makes transgender history by identifying as a woman

Olympian Bruce Jenner makes transgender history by identifying as a woman

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner said on Friday that he identifies as a woman, becoming the most high-profile American to come out as transgender .

Indian jeweller pulls “racist”, “slave-child” ad with Bollywood actress - TRFN

Indian jeweller pulls “racist”, “slave-child” ad with Bollywood actress – TRFN

NEW DELHI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A major Indian jewellery chain has withdrawn an advert featuring Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with a dark-skinned boy holding a parasol over her after it was slammed by activists and on social media for being racist and promoting child slavery .

Los Angeles judge orders rap mogul 'Suge' Knight to stand trial for murder

Los Angeles judge orders rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight to stand trial for murder

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - A judge in Los Angeles today ordered rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight to stand trial for murder in the hit-and-run death of a man outside a hamburger stand in January .

Soul singer Percy Sledge dies in Louisiana at age 73 - agent

Soul singer Percy Sledge dies in Louisiana at age 73 – agent

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Soul singer Percy Sledge, best known for his recording of "When a Man Loves a Woman," died at his home in Louisiana at age 74 after battling cancer, his agent said on Tuesday .

B.B. King heads home, 'feeling much better' after hospital stint

B.B. King heads home, ‘feeling much better’ after hospital stint

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Veteran blues guitarist B .

Jean Small in one-woman show  `The awful truth’

Jean Small in one-woman show `The awful truth’

(Jamaica Gleaner) "I couldn't find my glasses," Jean Small said .

Chris Martin, Rihanna back new Jay Z streaming music service

Chris Martin, Rihanna back new Jay Z streaming music service

(Reuters) - Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday, and is billing itself as the first of its kind owned by artists .

Helen Mirren fights to rescue stolen art in 'Woman in Gold'

Helen Mirren fights to rescue stolen art in ‘Woman in Gold’

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Before Helen Mirren agreed to play elderly Jewish World War Two refugee Maria Altmann in the new film "Woman in Gold," the Academy Award-winning actress checked the last page of the screenplay to see if the character was there .

S.African Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

S.African Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

(Reuters) - Comedian Trevor Noah, a relative newcomer to U .

Salman Khan denies driving 'hit-and-run' car that killed man

Salman Khan denies driving ‘hit-and-run’ car that killed man

(BBC) Bollywood star Salman Khan has told an Indian court that he was not driving on the night he is accused of running over five men sleeping on a pavement, killing one of them .

Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Two more women came forward today accusing veteran comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago, when they were in their teens .

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern

(Reuters) - Two years after her double mastectomy, actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie said she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer .

Suge Knight bail set at $25 mln in fatal hit-and-run case

Suge Knight bail set at $25 mln in fatal hit-and-run case

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - A judge set bail today at $25 million for Suge Knight in a murder case, agreeing on the amount requested by prosecutors who had described the rap mogul in court papers as being "incapable of stopping his violent criminal behavior .

Thirty years on, stars revel in ‘The Breakfast Club’ legacy

Thirty years on, stars revel in ‘The Breakfast Club’ legacy

AUSTIN, Texas, (Reuters) - Thirty years after five misfits entered high school detention and defined the archetype for the modern teen movie, actresses Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy reflected on the unexpected impact of John Hughes’s “The Breakfast Club .

Bollywood heavyweights want censor board  chief fired

Bollywood heavyweights want censor board chief fired

(Times of India) NEW DELHI: Top filmmakers on Monday sought the ouster of censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, accusing him of creating a “hostile” environment .

Oprah Winfrey to auction contents from Chicago apartment

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Actress and media magnate Oprah Winfrey is selling antique furniture, paintings, prints, ceramics and memorabilia from her Chicago apartment next month to benefit her education foundation, the auction house running the sale said yesterday .

U.S. rock band Toto's longtime bassist Mike Porcaro dies

U.S. rock band Toto’s longtime bassist Mike Porcaro dies

(Reuters) - Mike Porcaro, the longtime bassist for Grammy Award-winning U .



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