(Reuters) – A growing number of U.S. cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc NFLX.O, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures. No. 3 distributor Charter Communications Inc CHTR.O is expected to make Netflix available through its set-top boxes, joining more than a dozen top
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop singer Justin Bieber on Monday canceled the remainder of his “Purpose” world tour citing “unforeseen circumstances” but gave no specific reasons. The cancellation will affect 14 dates in North America and Asia through Oct. 10. Ticket holders will get refunds. “Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them,” his
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”. In a documentary called “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy”, timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death
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. But let’s start with the good. Christopher Nolan’s World War II film from Warner Bros. is flying past earlier projections to a $50.5 million
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. One of the most high-profile draws of the annual convention for pop and nerd culture fans, Marvel’s star-studded panel
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The cast of Netflix’s breakout supernatural mystery series “Stranger Things” received a hero’s welcome on Saturday at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con as they revealed new plot details and footage for the anticipated second season. “Stranger Things,” which earned 18 Emmy Award nominations for its first season, followed the eerie case of
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary to be broadcast this week. The 90-minute film – “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy” – celebrates the life and work of Diana,
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird. “The Jim Henson Exhibition,” housed in a new gallery
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The creators of the new television drama “Confederate,” set in an imaginary world where slavery still exists in the United States, defended their vision after the concept provoked outrage on social media this week. “This is scary, for all of us … It is a pretty terrifying prospect getting into it.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Illusionist Criss Angel received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Thursday, saying he drew inspiration from another famous magician, Harry Houdini. “It’s unbelievable. Houdini died in 1926 and this star will remain here for as long as this planet is here,” Angel said during a ceremony in Los Angeles.
BEIJING (Reuters) – It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behavior and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer “truly loved” by the public, a Chinese state office has said. Bieber’s lifestyle overseas and his “words and actions” when he last performed
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – From the dragons of Westeros and the “Walking Dead” zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of “Westworld,” the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con. Kicking off on Thursday, this year’s four-day Comic-Con gathering of nerd and pop culture fans will see fewer films being
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state judge on Thursday said an online auction of Madonna’s personal items including worn satin panties, a hair brush with her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, cannot go forward. Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits in Manhattan let stand his July
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday at his southern California home in an apparent suicide, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said. Coroner’s office spokesman Brian Elias said his office had been notified by law enforcement of the death of Bennington, 41,
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ryan Seacrest confirmed on Thursday that he will return as host of “American Idol,” the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, when it comes back to the screen on ABC TV in 2018. After much anticipation and speculation, Seacrest, who served as host of the talent competition show