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NBCUniversal slightly ahead of Sochi for 2018 Winter Olympics ad sales

5 hours 19 min ago
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal is pacing ahead in the amount of advertising inventory it has sold for next February’s Winter Olympics compared with the same time four years ago, NBC Sports executives said on Wednesday.

Lawsuit claiming 'Big Bang Theory' stole 'Soft Kitty' is dismissed

6 hours 10 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the hit CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" borrowed lyrics without permission for "Soft Kitty," a song used on several episodes of the show.

Oscar accountants get reprieve after best picture blunder

6 hours 16 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The accountancy firm behind the biggest blunder in Oscar history is staying in the picture.

A Minute With: Lisa Kudrow on 'Boss Baby,' 'Friends,' Hollywood sexism

7 hours 46 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lisa Kudrow, best known for playing the kooky Phoebe Buffay in hit sitcom "Friends," said she was delighted to reunite with Alec Baldwin, who played one of Phoebe's boyfriends, in new DreamWorks animated film "The Boss Baby."

'Spider-Man' springs into action - this time in high school

8 hours 23 min ago
(Reuters) - Film convention Cinemacon in Las Vegas gives Hollywood studios the chance to show off some of their upcoming projects to cinema chains and journalists ahead of their release.

Private funeral held for singer George Michael in London

9 hours 23 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Best-selling British superstar singer George Michael was buried in London on Wednesday in a private funeral some three months after his death on Christmas Day, his publicist said.

Motor racing: Timberlake follows Swift as F1 Austin crowd-puller

11 hours 40 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Justin Timberlake has been confirmed as the headline act for this year's U.S. Formula One Grand Prix at Austin's Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in October.

Two black women sue Fox News executive, network for racial harassment

11 hours 58 min ago
(Reuters) - Two black employees of Fox News have accused a white executive of racial harassment and the cable network of ignoring their claims of discrimination in a lawsuit filed in New York City.

'Five Came Back' and changed Hollywood's depiction of war

14 hours 41 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - William Wyler lost his hearing, George Stevens never made another comedy, and John Huston suffered what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after years of filming scenes of death and destruction.

Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm: Swedish Academy

15 hours 31 min ago
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Music legend Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel Prize diploma and medal in Stockholm in the next few days where is he due to give a concert this weekend, the secretary of the Nobel Academy said in a blog on Wednesday.

After decade apart, Busted say band reunion feels 'normal'

15 hours 38 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - British pop punk band Busted say their reunion after a decade apart feels "normal now" as they adapt to a new music industry since the height of their success in the early 2000s.

From Syria to Detroit, we are all migrants, sings bluesman Bibb

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 8:03am
LONDON (Reuters) - "Migration Blues", a new album from veteran bluesman Eric Bibb, uses the sounds of the American South to tell the tale of everyone from 1920s farmers fleeing the Dust Bowl for California to refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe in the 2010s.

Viacom names former Fox studio head to run Paramount

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:10pm
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc on Monday named Jim Gianopulos, the former head of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's movie studio, to take over its Paramount Pictures unit, the company said on Monday.

Drake ends Sheeran's Billboard 200 reign, smashes streaming record

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drake ended Ed Sheeran's two week reign atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, selling a monster 505,000 copies of his new album "More Life," according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

Music on the metro - Moscow commuters enjoy live performances

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:32am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow commuters are getting a taste of live music on their metro journeys as performers turn stations into their stages under an entertainment project in the Russian capital.

U.S. Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' dazzles again, 'Power Rangers' off to solid start

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 1:13pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney's second weekend of blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" is dominating moviegoing in North America with $88.3 million at 4,210 locations - capping the best March ever.

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds lauded at public memorial service

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:58pm
(Reuters) - Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends on Saturday at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they were laid to rest side-by-side in January.

Harrison Ford called himself a 'schmuck' after plane incident

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:54pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harrison Ford is heard calling himself a "schmuck" in an audio recording released on Friday of his exchange with an air traffic controller following a February incident in which the actor landed his private plane on a taxiway instead of a runway.

Emma Thompson says wants people to 'shout loudly' about climate change

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:12pm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - From "Sense and Sensibility" to "Love Actually" and "Nanny McPhee", British actress Emma Thompson is known for her memorable roles in costumes dramas, comedies and fantasy films.

No 'Love Actually' when Trump asked actress Emma Thompson for date

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:39am
(Reuters) - British actress Emma Thompson says President Donald Trump once called her out of the blue years ago and asked her for a date.

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