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Singer Robin Thicke says was high during 'Blurred Lines' breakout year

Singer Robin Thicke says was high during ‘Blurred Lines’ breakout year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Robin Thicke said he was high on painkillers and alcohol in 2013 when "Blurred Lines" became a hit, and he exaggerated his contribution to writing the song, according to court papers filed on Monday .

U2's free iTunes album surprises at Apple launch gala

U2’s free iTunes album surprises at Apple launch gala

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off the largest album release in history at Tuesday's Apple Inc event to launch new products, after making its latest record available for free on Apple's iTunes online stores to half a billion iTunes users .

Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

LONDON, (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby and the mother-to-be is once again suffering from very acute morning sickness, his office said today .

Family, friends remember Joan Rivers  in poignant, funny funeral

Family, friends remember Joan Rivers in poignant, funny funeral

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Family and friends bid farewell yesterday to Joan Rivers, the outspoken comedian who became famous around the world for her acerbic wit and brash style, at a private funeral sprinkled with jokes, laughter and songs .

Cumberbatch takes unsung WWII hero to Toronto in ‘Imitation Game’

Cumberbatch takes unsung WWII hero to Toronto in ‘Imitation Game’

TORONTO, (Reuters) - The code-breaking machine that may have cut World War II by two years and saved millions of lives was invented by British mathematician Alan Turing, a prickly genius and unlikely war hero unknown to most of the world .

No-holds-barred comedian Joan Rivers dies at age 81

No-holds-barred comedian Joan Rivers dies at age 81

NEW YORK  (Reuters) - Acerbic comedian Joan Rivers died in New York on Thursday, a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure, her daughter said in a statement .

A Minute With: Comic Jon Stewart on not flubbing his first film

A Minute With: Comic Jon Stewart on not flubbing his first film

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Having hosted late night television’s satirical “The Daily Show” for 15 years, comedian Jon Stewart grew accustomed to a daily churn that he says “forgives sloppiness .

Amitabh Bachchan: Bollywood star’s 10 million Twitter followers

Amitabh Bachchan: Bollywood star’s 10 million Twitter followers

(BBC) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has crossed over 10 million followers on Twitter .

Pan arranger, musician Eddie Quarless dies at 60

Pan arranger, musician Eddie Quarless dies at 60

(Trinidad Express) Well-known pan arranger Eddie Quarless, 60, died on Tuesday in New York, USA where he had gone for medical treatment .

Sofia Vergara is highest paid TV actress at $37 mln -Forbes

Sofia Vergara is highest paid TV actress at $37 mln -Forbes

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - For the third consecutive year, Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, one of the stars of the hit ABC comedy “Modern Family,” is the highest paid actress on U .

George Clooney to direct film on British phone hacking scandal

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Actor-filmmaker George Clooney will direct a movie about the phone hacking scandal that ensnared some of Britain’s biggest media figures and politicians, studio Sony Pictures Entertainment said yesterday .

Celebrity photo breach heightens online security warnings

Celebrity photo breach heightens online security warnings

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Celebrity representatives and security experts used the online posting of intimate photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female entertainers to sound new warnings on Tuesday about the dangers of storing data on the Internet .

T&T pan arranger, musician Eddie Quarless dies at 60

(Trinidad Express) Well-known pan arranger Eddie Quarless, 60, died yesterday in New York, USA where he had gone for medical treatment .

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wed in France - family statement

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wed in France – family statement

(Reuters) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the glamorous Hollywood couple dubbed "Brangelina" in tabloid headlines, were married in France, according to a family statement on Thursday .

Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough dies -BBC

Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough dies -BBC

LONDON, (Reuters) - British actor and film director Richard Attenborough died yesterday at the age of 90, the BBC reported, citing his son .

Reggae making a revival in Jamaica, recalling golden era of ‘70s

KINGSTON, (Reuters) - The main event at fight night in Kingston, a popular boxing showcase, was hours away, but the crowd at the National Stadium’s indoor arena, from the young and hip to the elderly, was already pumped .

Why India loves to ban films

Why India loves to ban films

(BBC) The move to ban a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has a sense of deja vu about it .

British actor and film director Richard Attenborough dies -BBC

British actor and film director Richard Attenborough dies -BBC

LONDON,  (Reuters) - British actor and film director Richard Attenborough died today at the age of 90, the BBC reported, citing his son .

Musical based on Gloria Estefan's life to open on Broadway in 2015

Musical based on Gloria Estefan’s life to open on Broadway in 2015

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A new musical based on the life of seven-time Grammy winning singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, a music, television and film producer, will debut on Broadway next year, producers of the show said yesterday .

British police search home of Cliff Richard on underage sex allegation

British police search home of Cliff Richard on underage sex allegation

LONDON, (Reuters) - Police searched the apartment of Cliff Richard, one of Britain's best-known entertainers, today in relation to allegations of a historical sexual offence involving an underage boy .

Celine Dion puts career on hold citing health, family reasons

Celine Dion puts career on hold citing health, family reasons

TORONTO, (Reuters) - Superstar Canadian singer Celine Dion said today she has put her show business career on hold indefinitely, canceling her Las Vegas show and a planned fall tour of Asia, to focus on the health of both her husband and herself .

Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89 - Bogart Estate

Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89 – Bogart Estate

(Reuters) - Lauren Bacall, the sultry actress with the heavy-lidded eyes and husky voice who captured Humphrey Bogart's heart both on and off the movie screen, died today at the age of 89 .

Actor Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide

Actor Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide

(Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, Marin County Sheriff's Office said .

Yahoo pans Tessanne's 'Love'

Yahoo pans Tessanne’s ‘Love’

(Jamaica Observer) After dismal first month sales, Tessanne Chin's Count On My Love has been named in yahoo .

T&T patrons disappointed as Sizzla show cancelled

T&T patrons disappointed as Sizzla show cancelled

(Trinidad Express) MANY people showed up for the Reggae By The Park concert featuring two popular Jamaican artistes at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre, on Thursday, only to find out the show was cancelled .

James Brown biopic ‘Get On Up’ revels in drama and dance moves

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the “Godfather of Soul” in the new biopic “Get On Up .

S. African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

S. African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an unwavering moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday .

Actor James Garner of "The Rockford Files" dead at 86

Actor James Garner of “The Rockford Files” dead at 86

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "“Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "“The Rockford Files", has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early today .

Sparrow going strong at 79

Sparrow going strong at 79

(Trinidad Guardian) Sparrow turned 79 on Wednesday but also turned back the hands of time with a riveting performance when his milestone was celebrated with a concert at De Nu Pub (The Mas Camp) in Woodbrook .

Chinese pioneers of Jamaican music to be honoured

Chinese pioneers of Jamaican music to be honoured

(Jamaica Observer) FOR the first time in years, the Tribute to the Greats Awards Show and Dance will not be held at Curphey Place in St Andrew .

Nevis Premier wants dancehall artiste Alkaline performance cancelled

Nevis Premier wants dancehall artiste Alkaline performance cancelled

Jamaica Gleaner) KINGSTON, Jamaica: News reports out of Nevis say Premier Vance Amory, wants a concert featuring Jamaican entertainer, Alkaline, cancelled over fears of his social and moral influence on citizens .

Actor George Clooney slams UK story about his future marriage

Actor George Clooney slams UK story about his future marriage

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Actor George Clooney criticized Britain's Daily Mail on Wednesday for publishing what he called a "completely fabricated" story, saying his future mother-in-law opposes his upcoming marriage to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin .

Beyonce, LeBron James most powerful celebrities - Forbes

Beyonce, LeBron James most powerful celebrities – Forbes

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - U .

U.S. soul singer Bobby Womack dies at age 70 -publicist

U.S. soul singer Bobby Womack dies at age 70 -publicist

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - U .

Prolific U.S. character actor Eli Wallach dies at 98 - NYT

Prolific U.S. character actor Eli Wallach dies at 98 – NYT

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Eli Wallach, an early practitioner of method acting who made a lasting impression as the scuzzy bandit Tuco in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, died on Tuesday at the age of 98, the New York Times reported .

A Minute With: Filmmaker Jose Antonio  Vargas on being ‘undocumented’

A Minute With: Filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas on being ‘undocumented’

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - In 1993 at the age of 12, Jose Antonio Vargas said goodbye to his mother and boarded a plane in the Philippines to join his grandparents in California .

Prolific U.S. character actor Eli Wallach dies at 98 - NYT

Prolific U.S. character actor Eli Wallach dies at 98 – NYT

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Eli Wallach, an early practitioner of method acting who made a lasting impression as the scuzzy bandit Tuco in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", died yesterday at the age of 98, the New York Times reported .



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