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Rihanna meets French president Macron to address education goals

1 hour 49 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Rihanna met French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday to discuss the pop star's charity activities in healthcare and education.

'Wonder Woman' returning for 2019 movie sequel

2 hours 2 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Wonder Woman" is coming back for more.

Your mission, should you choose to accept: save the UK economy

2 hours 4 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Were it not for Tom Cruise and Mary Poppins, Britain's economy might not have gained any speed at all during a sluggish second quarter.

'Simpsons' creator heads to Netflix with adult comedy

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 8:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening is swapping Springfield for a medieval kingdom in a new animated adult comedy series called "Disenchantment" for Netflix, the streaming platform said on Tuesday.

Frank Sinatra's fourth wife Barbara dies at age 90

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 2:15pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, her representative said.

Kendrick Lamar scathing 'Humble' video leads MTV VMA nominations

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kendrick Lamar earned a leading eight MTV Video Music Award (VMA) nominations on Tuesday for his searing critique on the excesses of fame and social media in his "Humble" music video, while Katy Perry and The Weeknd scored five nods each.

Stories of survival and women to highlight Toronto film festival

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:04pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Stories of survival in turbulent times, including David Gordon Green's world premiere of "Stronger" about a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, are among the highlights in store at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Maze the force be with you: Star Wars design cut into UK maze

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:01pm
YORK, England (Reuters) - A farmer in northern England has marked the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars films by creating a maze in the shape of some of the franchise's most notable characters.

Justin Bieber apologizes for abandoning tour, says needs rest

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:49am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Justin Bieber has apologized to his fans for the sudden cancellation of the remainder of his world tour, saying he needed some rest after being on the road for two years.

Wagner-loving Merkel has night at opera with husband

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:47am
BAYREUTH, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked the red carpet before the country's press on Tuesday as she attended the annual Bayreuth Wagner opera festival with her husband.

British TV personality Edmonds demands $392 million compensation for Lloyds HBOS' unit fraud

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:03am
LONDON (Reuters) - British TV presenter and former disc jockey Noel Edmonds has more than quadrupled the amount of damages he is seeking from Lloyds Banking Group to 300 million pounds ($392 million) as he steps up his 12-year demand for compensation.

Nielsen to track Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV viewing in U.S. ratings

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 7:38am
(Reuters) - Nielsen Holdings Plc will begin including Hulu Live TV and Google's YouTube TV viewing in its TV ratings in the United States in an effort to capture the shift from traditional broadcast to watching shows on laptops or smartphones, the company said on Tuesday.

Next James Bond film set for November 2019, no word on 007 star

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:17pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Bond is returning to movie theaters in November 2019, producers said on Monday, but they did not say who will play Britain's most famous fictional spy.

'Game of Thrones' author teases two possible new books in 2018

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Author George R.R. Martin has hinted at the possibility of not one but two new "Game of Thrones" books in 2018, whetting the appetites of fans who have been waiting for the next installment of the epic saga since 2011.

Justin Bieber cancels remainder of 'Purpose' tour without explanation

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Bieber canceled the remainder of his "Purpose" world tour due to unspecified "unforeseen circumstances," his tour publicist said in a statement on Monday.

Jay-Z reigns Billboard chart, Linkin Park sales surge 461 percent

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z ruled the Billboard 200 album chart for a second straight week with his confessional album "4:44," while California alt-rock band surged back into the Top 20 after the suicide last week of frontman Chester Bennington.

Brokenhearted Linkin Park remember Bennington - and his demons

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:14am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California rock band Linkin Park said on Monday the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington had left them brokenhearted but recalled it was Bennington's demons that had made fans fall in love with the band.

British princes regret rushed final conversation with mother Diana

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 3:43pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was "desperately rushed".

Box Office: 'Dunkirk' conquers weekend with $50.5 million, 'Valerian' flops

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 12:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" looks like a huge flop.

Marvel brings hammerless Thor, new king Black Panther for Comic-Con

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:00pm
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney's Marvel studios' upcoming superhero movies at San Diego's Comic-Con.

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