U.S., Canada lift global box office as international sales flat
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Worldwide movie ticket sales increased by 1 percent to a record $38.6 billion in 2016 as theaters in the United States and Canada rung up higher sales and overseas returns were flat, according to industry statistics released on Wednesday. ...
Spice Girl Mel B files for divorce from husband of nearly ten years
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spice Girl Melanie 'Mel B' Brown filed for divorce from her husband after nearly 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. ...
Disney stole 'Zootopia,' writer claims in U.S. lawsuit
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co was sued on Tuesday by a longtime Hollywood screenwriter and producer who accused the studio of copying its blockbuster, Oscar-winning animated film "Zootopia" from his work without permission. ...
Wyclef Jean says 'treated like criminal' in LA handcuffing incident
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy award-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and "treated like a criminal" when he was briefly detained on Tuesday by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles as they investigated a robbery. ...
'Gay moment' stays put as Malaysia to release 'Beauty and the Beast' without cuts
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Walt Disney blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" will be released in Malaysia this month without any cuts, the company said on Tuesday, after censors had earlier asked for the removal of a "gay moment" in the movie. ...
Singer Jason Derulo discusses acting ambitions at 'Swalla' launch
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop artist Jason Derulo has big ambitions to break into movies and television but when it comes to auditions, the singer said they are not his thing. ...
Swedish singer Zara Larsson seeks to build U.S. fan base
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Swedish pop star Zara Larsson may have racked up more than 1 billion streams on music service Spotify within a few days of her new album's release, but the 19-year-old knows she still has some work to do in the United States. ...
Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' tops U.S. Billboard charts for second week
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer Ed Sheeran reigned atop the weekly U.S. Billboard album and digital song charts on Monday, as his latest album garnered strong sales for a second consecutive week. ...
Roman Polanski wants 1977 rape case over, attorney tells L.A judge
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fugitive movie director Roman Polanski will have to wait up to three months to hear whether he can resolve his four-decade-old rape case without serving more jail time in the United States. ...
L.A. judge in Roman Polanski case defers decision on more jail time
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fugitive movie director Roman Polanski will have to wait up to three months to hear whether he can resolve his four-decade-old rape case without serving more jail time in the United States. ...
TV's Kardashian says she's 'much better' person after Paris robbery
(Reuters) - Reality television star Kim Kardashian has finally given a first-hand account of being robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year, an experience she said has helped her grow and become a better person. ...
Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry dead at 90
(Reuters) - Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and as the creator of raucous anthems that defined the genre's early sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday at his Missouri home. He was 90. ...
Rock'n'roll pioneer Chuck Berry dead at 90
(Reuters) - Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock'n'roll as one of its most influential guitarists and the creator of raucous anthems that defined its early sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday at his Missouri home. He was 90. ...
Rock 'n' roll icon Chuck Berry dead at age 90 in Missouri
(Reuters) - Rock-'n-roll pioneer Chuck Berry was found dead on Saturday at his home in Missouri, according to St. Charles County police in a statement posted on Facebook. ...
Polanski cannot dictate terms to end rape case: LA prosecutors
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fugitive director Roman Polanski could face a tough U.S court battle next week as he seeks to resolve his four-decade rape case without spending more time in jail. ...
Vast Beatles collection goes on auction in Paris
PARIS (Reuters) - A vast collection of rare Beatles vinyl records, photos and other paraphernalia will go on auction in Paris on Saturday. ...
Nobel laureate poet Derek Walcott dies in St. Lucia
CASTRIES, St. Lucia (Reuters) - Poet Derek Walcott, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992, died at his home in St. Lucia on Friday aged 87, a spokesman for his publisher said. ...
Selena Gomez reveals Instagram addiction, low self-esteem
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop star Selena Gomez said she canceled her world tour last year and went to therapy because she was depressed, anxious and "my self-esteem was shot." ...
'Beauty and the Beast' launch begins as Disney pulls film from Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia stood by its decision to bar "Beauty and the Beast" from cinemas without a "gay moment" being cut as the worldwide rollout of the Walt Disney movie began on Thursday. ...
Brits still waiting for full Brexit comedy dividend
LONDON (Reuters) - They were the two stories that rocked the Western world last year. But while Donald Trump's election injected new life into U.S. political comedy, the British are still waiting for Brexit to usher in their new golden age of satire. ...