Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. ...
Box Office: 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Opens to Franchise Low $69.1 Million
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It seems the "Transformers" franchise is rusty. ...
Radiohead take aim at 'strong and stable' May at Glastonbury
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain's Radiohead returned to Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on Friday, 20 years after a legendary performance at the festival, with a set that mocked Prime Minister Theresa May's election campaign and pulled songs from nearly all of their albums. ...
Sound of silence opens UK's Glastonbury before Manchester classics fill the void
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain's Glastonbury Festival fell silent for a minute on Friday in memory of recent terror attacks and the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, before Hacienda Classical eased revelers into the first day of music at the world's biggest greenfield festival. ...
"Maybe it's time": actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination
GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain's Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a U.S. president. ...
Cosby plans sex assault talks, accusers' lawyer cries foul
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of free public seminars about sexual assault this summer, his spokesman said days after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the entertainer's sexual assault trial. ...
Cosby plans speeches on sex assault, spokesman says
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of free public seminars about sexual assault this summer, his spokesman said days after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the entertainer's sex assault trial. ...
Ron Howard enters 'Star Wars' after Han Solo movie directors depart
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is stepping into a galaxy far, far away for the upcoming "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off movie, Lucasfilm announced on Thursday, after the film's production was thrown into upheaval by the surprise departure of its directors. ...
Two holdouts prevented Cosby guilty verdict, juror tells ABC
(Reuters) - Two holdout jurors prevented comedian Bill Cosby from being found guilty on two of three counts in his sexual assault trial and deliberations were so tense that jurors burst into tears, a jury member told ABC News in a report on Wednesday. ...
Judge releases names of deadlocked jurors in Cosby sex assault case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday released the names of the jurors who failed to reach a unanimous verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial but set strict limits on what they can tell the public about their unsuccessful deliberations. ...
Kim Kardashian said to have hired surrogate for third baby
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's family may be growing, according to reports on Wednesday that the celebrity couple have hired a surrogate to carry their third child after a doctor advised the reality star against another high-risk pregnancy. ...
Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in 'The Big Sick'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Pakistani actor Kumail Nanjiani and his American wife Emily Gordon wrote a film about the surreal circumstances that brought them together, little did they expect that their love story would be put under a political spotlight. ...
Pop stars release song to raise funds for London fire victims
LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest names in British music, including Stormzy, Robbie Williams and The Who, released a charity single on Wednesday to raise funds for people affected by the fire at a tower block in west London. ...
Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in "Lincoln" and "Gangs of New York." ...
Parenting expert sues Disney, says it stole 'Inside Out' idea
(Reuters) - A parenting and child development specialist has sued Walt Disney Co and its Pixar unit, accusing them of stealing from her the concept for their 2015 blockbuster movie, "Inside Out." ...
UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie in Kenya, visits refugee girls
NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.N. Refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day on Tuesday at a Kenyan home housing refugee girls who fled unaccompanied or split from their parents while fleeing conflict. ...
Cosby deadlock makes task of finding second jury even more difficult
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Now that Bill Cosby's first sex assault trial has ended in deadlock, the difficulty of seating an unbiased jury for the famed entertainer's retrial may have ratcheted higher, thanks to blanket media coverage of the sensational case, legal experts say. ...
Actress Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin in system, autopsy shows
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher had traces of cocaine, heroin and party drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy, in her system when she died suddenly in December, according to a full autopsy report released on Monday. ...
Jack Black leads star-studded cast for 'Jumanji' reboot
BARCELONA (Reuters) - U.S. actor Jack Black has some big comedic shoes to fill in his forthcoming project, which sees him take the lead role in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle", a star-studded reboot of the hit 1995 comedy that starred the late Robin Williams. ...
Box Office: 'Cars 3' Races Past 'Wonder Woman' to No. 1
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This weekend featured a heated race between four new films that opened in wide release. As of Sunday morning, it appears some have fared better than others. ...