LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Robert Pattinson, accustomed to luxury trailers and gourmet food, was reduced to taking a catnap in a dog cage on the set of his latest movie “Good Time,” a fast-paced nocturnal crime thriller set in New York City. “We were setting up lights and I was like, ‘Where’s Rob?’ I
DENVER (Reuters) – A trial pitting pop star Taylor Swift against a Colorado radio personality over allegations the former disc jockey fondled her four years ago during a photo shoot was due to begin with jury selection at a federal court in Denver on Monday. Swift, 27, one of the top-selling U.S. singers, is expected
LONDON (Reuters) – Jodie Whittaker, the first woman cast as the lead role of the BBC’s iconic sci-fi program “Doctor Who”, expressed hopes on Monday that fans will embrace her role as a symbol of diversity rather than fear the shift from a man. Whittaker, 35, breaks a tradition back to the start of the
BOSTON (Reuters) – “Top Chef” TV show host Padma Lakshmi appeared in federal court in Boston on Monday, and testified she was “terrified” after a member of the Teamsters union, accused of extorting the show’s production company for jobs, appeared to threaten her in 2014. Lakshmi’s testimony came during the second week of trial in
(Reuters) – Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are splitting up after eight years of marriage, they said on Sunday. “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed,” Pratt, 38, said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page. Faris,
(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.