NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Sporting a bleached-blond buzz cut, American actress Kristen Stewart hit the red carpet in New York to promote her new film “Personal Shopper”, saying she hoped to help others by going public about her sexual orientation.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When “Game of Thrones” fans blasted a scene involving the brutal rape of Sansa Stark by her sadistic husband on their wedding night, Sophie Turner, who plays the TV show’s popular character, was shocked.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Activist and actress Jane Fonda has spoken for the first time about being raped and sexually abused as a child, saying she was raised with “the disease to please” others.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – One of Hollywood’s most famous rivalries is taking centre stage in a new television series, as “Feud” explores a salacious battle between Golden Age screen legends Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A new film exploring the partition of India will offer audiences a poignant reminder, 70 years on, that using politics to divide communities is nothing new, its British director says.
BEIJING, (Reuters) – Australian actor Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in “Logan”, playing the clawed mutant one last time after 17 years in the popular “X-Men” franchise.
Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Late actor Heston’s insult of judge helps upend murder conviction A decades-old feud between a Philadelphia judge and the late actor Charlton Heston may have helped a Pennsylvania man get his 1998 murder conviction overturned on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The two accountants found at fault for botching the climactic announcement of the winner for best picture at the Academy Awards have been officially declared unfit for any future Oscar duty, organizers of the ceremony said yesterday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – An accountant for the Academy Awards botched the meticulous procedure for announcing the Oscar for best picture when he handed victory to “La La Land” before declaring “Moonlight” the real winner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Monday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday on a big night for Hollywood diversity that was overshadowed by an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the top award.
(Reuters) – American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Aliens” and “Titanic,” has died at age 61 after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Adele swept the Grammy Awards on Sunday, taking home statuettes for the top prizes – album, record and song of the year – in a shock, history-making victory over Beyonce on a night marked by political statements and emotional tributes.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy winner whose hits included “We’re in This Love Together” and “Moonlighting,” died on Sunday in Los Angeles at age 76, just days after announcing he was retiring from touring because of poor health.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Soul music legend Aretha Franklin says she plans to retire from full-time touring after she releases a new album in September.
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – Pakistan has banned cinemas nationwide from screening an Indian blockbuster movie starring a famous Pakistani actress, a censor official said on Tuesday, the latest media clampdown after last year’s spike in tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The Three Degrees, a female vocal group best known for the 1974 smash “When Will I See You Again,” has sued Sony Music Entertainment Inc, seeking to recoup decades of royalties it says were withheld by a former manager and his widow.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Standing atop the roof of Houston’s NRG Stadium with drones illuminating an American flag in the night sky behind her, Lady Gaga kicked off her Super Bowl halftime set yesterday by singing “God Bless America” as a subtle message of inclusion and unity in a deeply divided United States.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – It was a squeaker, but Universal’s “Split” has edged past Paramount’s “Rings” to narrowly claim victory at the domestic box office.
(Reuters) – Pop superstar Beyonce said yesterday that she and her husband, rap star and entrepreneur Jay Z, were expecting twins, sending social media into a meltdown.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – As Lady Gaga prepares to take America’s biggest stage at the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, much of country is speculating whether the outspoken singer will grab the opportunity to speak out on women’s rights, immigration or U.S.
(Reuters) – Johnny Depp took himself to the brink of financial ruin by spending tens of millions of dollars on homes, art, cars, a yacht and Hollywood memorabilia, according to a lawsuit filed by his former business managers.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Investiga-tors have solved the 1976 murder of the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley, using DNA analysis to confirm she was slain by a career burglar who was killed six years later as a prison escapee, police said on Monday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – “Hidden Figures” was the surprise best film ensemble winner at yesterday’s Screen Actors Guild awards, a show overshadowed by politics as stars slammed U.S.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Veteran British actor Sir John Hurt, Oscar-nominated for his star turn in “The Elephant Man” and his supporting role in “Midnight Express”, has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, a representative said on Saturday.