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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix Inc’s new movie “Bright” features the key ingredients of a Hollywood blockbuster: an A-list actor, an experienced director, and special effects that light up the screen during shootouts and car chases. Very few cinemas, however, will be showing the fantasy thriller starring Will Smith when it debuts on Friday. Netflix
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Sylvester Stallone on Thursday denied an accusation that he raped a woman in the 1990s and said the allegation was “completely fabricated.” Celebrity news site TMZ reported on Wednesday, citing law enforcement sources, that a woman had recently reported the allegation dating back to the 1990s against Stallone to Santa
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Director Paul Thomas Anderson calls his movie “Phantom Thread” a romance, but its star Daniel Day-Lewis said that filming it made him so sad he decided to quit acting. Triple Oscar winner Day-Lewis plays fastidious 1950s London fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock whose self-centered life is disrupted when his latest muse, Alma
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have released a series of portraits by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement. Lubomirski, a former assistant to Mario Testino, famed for his photos of Harry’s mother Princess Diana, took the pictures this week at the royal retreat of
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Steven Spielberg’s movie “The Post” is being hailed as a timely reminder about press freedom, democracy, whistle-blowing and government lies. But its makers says it is also intended as an ode to feminism that resonates as powerfully today as the 1970s era in which it is set. The movie, which begins
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that music licensing giant BMI did not have to abide by the Obama administration’s more restrictive interpretation of how royalties should be collected. The decision dealt a setback to the Justice Department’s effort to require Broadcast Music Inc, or BMI, and the American Society
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When director Ridley Scott decided to remove Kevin Spacey from his film “All the Money in the World” and reshoot it with Christopher Plummer, he did not just pull off an extraordinary feat. Plummer’s performance as U.S. oil billionaire J. Paul Getty also subtly changed the tone of the movie about
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Luke Bryan’s “What Makes You Country” album debuted in the top spot this week on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the country singer his fourth No. 1 album. According to Nielsen Music data released on Monday, Bryan sold more than 107,000 units of the album during a week in which Irish
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(Reuters) – TV “Hardball” host Chris Matthews was reprimanded after he was accused in 1999 of making inappropriate comments about a female employee, and the woman was given a separation payment, MSNBC said on Sunday. Representatives for Matthews, 72, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The longtime host of the political talk show
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – ABC Television Network said on Friday that it fired celebrity chef Mario Batali from its daytime cooking show, “The Chew,” after he was accused of sexual misconduct. Online food trade publication Eater New York reported on Monday that four women, who were not identified, accused Batali of touching them inappropriately in
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek has joined the ranks of Hollywood women accusing movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, calling him a “monster” in an article published by the New York Times on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Actor Salma Hayek attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and InStyle celebration of the 75th
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(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world’s best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market. The 21st Century Fox logo is seen outside the News Corporation headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 29,
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Small-town dramedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday in a list that shut out celebrated veterans like Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Steven Spielberg’s press freedom movie “The Post.” “Three Billboards” got a leading four nods, including for SAG’s
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