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Italy's Gucci bans fur, joining others in seeking alternatives

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:02am
PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives after coming under pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes.

Italian fashion house Gucci to stop using fur

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:06am
PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives amid pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes.

Movie studios join Disney-led service to link digital purchases

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five Hollywood film studios have joined together to offer a new service designed to make it easier for consumers to collect digital movies that they can watch at home or on mobile devices, the studios said in a statement on Wednesday.

Battle with Thor kicks off three-movie arc for Marvel's Hulk

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel's big green Hulk may not be getting his own standalone movie but actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the current iteration of the superhero, said the character will get a mini arc within three upcoming Marvel movies.

Academy of Motion Pictures to meet over allegations against Weinstein

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:58pm
(Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, said on Wednesday that it would hold a special meeting on Saturday to discuss allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.

Trump suggests challenging TV network licenses over 'fake news'

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suggested challenging licenses for NBC and other broadcast news networks on Wednesday, a salvo that followed reports his own secretary of state had called him a "moron" after a discussion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Producer Harvey Weinstein suspended from British film academy

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:48am
LONDON (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein was suspended from the British film academy BAFTA on Wednesday, following allegations that the Hollywood movie producer sexually assaulted several women.

Eminem rebukes 'racist' Donald Trump in awards show rap

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:29am
(Reuters) - Rapper Eminem derided U.S. President Donald Trump as a racist and a reckless leader in a rap video that aired on Tuesday night during the Black Entertainment Television Hip Hop Awards.

'Hair' gets a little new styling for the age of Trump

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:12am
LONDON (Reuters) - A special production of the 1960s rock musical "Hair", tweaked for the age of Trump, premieres in London this week to mark the ground-breaking show's 50th anniversary.

Black model who appeared in Dove ad says it was not racist

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:51am
LONDON (Reuters) - A black model who appeared in a Dove advert denounced as racist by many social media users has defended the clip, saying that far from belittling black women it celebrated ethnic diversity.

Apple nears TV deal with Spielberg for 'Amazing Stories'

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc is finalizing a deal to make 10 new episodes of Steven Spielberg's 1980s science fiction anthology series "Amazing Stories," landing a premiere Hollywood talent for its plunge into original TV programming, a source with knowledge of the discussions said.

Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch $100 million at auction

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:41pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie's announced on Tuesday.

Women claim Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them: report

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Yorker reported on Tuesday that 13 women have claimed that movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, including three who told the magazine they had been raped.

Apple inks content deal with Spielberg, NBCUniversal: WSJ

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:25pm
(Reuters) - Apple Inc has signed a content deal with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and Comcast Corp's  NBCUniversal television production business, the Wall Street Journal reported.

'The Last Jedi' theatrical trailer debuts on Monday Night Football

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:06am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new theatrical trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted on Monday night during the halftime of an American football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears.

Streep, Judi Dench slam Weinstein over sexual harassment claims

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:09pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meryl Streep and Judi Dench, two of Hollywood's most respected actresses, lashed out at movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Monday but said they were unaware of his decades of alleged sexual harassment of women.

Shania Twain back on top, Tom Petty re-enters U.S. charts

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:28pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shania Twain's first studio album in 15 years debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts, while rocker Tom Petty's death sent his music soaring back onto the U.S. charts.

Investors boo cinema stocks after 'Blade Runner 2049' underwhelms

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:26pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of cinema stocks dropped on Monday after domestic opening weekend ticket sales for science fiction sequel "Blade Runner 2049" fell short of expectations, the latest disappointment following an underwhelming U.S. summer movie season.

Meryl Streep calls Weinstein alleged sex harassment 'inexcusable'

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:23am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meryl Streep, the most admired actress in the entertainment industry, on Monday criticized Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for "inexcusable behavior" but said she was unaware of any talk about his alleged sexual harassment of women.

Weinstein Co board ousts Harvey Weinstein after harassment allegations

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 7:25pm
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Co board of directors terminated co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein's employment, effective immediately, following reports of sexual harassment allegations against him, the film production company said in an emailed statement.