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France mourns death of "French Elvis" Johnny Hallyday

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:57am
PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France, surviving drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than 50 years.

Time magazine names #MeToo 'silence breakers' as person of the year

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.

Time magazine names #MeToo movement as 'person of the year'

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:55am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.

French mourn death of 'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:10am
PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France, surviving drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than fifty years.

Johnny Hallyday, 'French Elvis', dies at 74 after cancer

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:20am
PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France and survived drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than fifty years.

French rocker Johnny Hallyday dies at 74 after battle with cancer

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:27pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, a singer known as the "French Elvis" whose cowboy swagger and gravelly voice helped popularize rock 'n roll in his country, has died at 74 after a battle with cancer, the office of the French president said on Wednesday.

French singer Johnny Hallyday dies at 74 after battle with cancer

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:48pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, a singer known as the "French Elvis" who helped popularize rock 'n roll in his country, has died at 74 after a battle with cancer, the office of the French president said on Wednesday.

French singer Johnny Hallyday dies at 74 after battle with cancer: French presidency

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:09pm
PARIS (Reuters) - French singer Johnny Hallyday has died at 74 after a battle with cancer, the office of the French president said on Wednesday.

Comedian John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment claim

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian John Oliver confronted Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman on stage about a sexual harassment accusation, offering an audience in New York on Monday a rare glimpse of a powerful man facing live questions about such an allegation.

NBC's 'Today' show ratings jump after Lauer firing

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ratings for NBC's "Today" show rose last week after the network announced it had fired longtime co-host Matt Lauer following an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday.

Netflix drops Danny Masterson from 'The Ranch' comedy

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:12am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Danny Masterson has been written out of the Netflix comedy series "The Ranch", the streaming company said on Tuesday.

Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum: sources

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:36am
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Disney-Fox deal could come as soon as next week: CNBC

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 8:53am
(Reuters) - A deal between Walt Disney Co and Twenty First Century Fox could come as soon as next week, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week on Monday.

Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:48pm
(Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.

Discovery raises stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:51pm
(Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc said on Monday it had raised its stake in its joint venture with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey to more than 70 percent.

'Prairie Home Companion' to be renamed after Garrison Keillor's firing

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:20pm
(Corrects Dec. 3 story headline and paragraphs 1, 2, 4 to show "A Prairie Home Companion" has not been renamed "Town Hall," a new name has not been chosen)

Discovery increases stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:17pm
(Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc said on Monday it has taken an additional stake in its joint venture with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, increasing its stake to more than 70 percent.

Netflix to start House of Cards production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:38am
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Monday the final season of "House of Cards" will start production in 2018 and will not star Kevin Spacey.

Bollywood matinee idol Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:34am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, a Bollywood matinee idol who starred in over 100 films, died in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79 and had been battling a kidney ailment.

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