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Heavy metal band Metallica wins 2018 Polar Music Prize

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:35am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - American heavy metal band Metallica was awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize on Wednesday, drawing a delighted response from the group which has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit over hit song

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A lawsuit accusing singer Taylor Swift of stealing lyrics for her song "Shake It Off" was thrown out on Tuesday by a judge, who ruled the phrases in question were not sufficiently original to merit copyright protection.

Badgley Mischka, Coach take designs to digital world

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:01pm
(Reuters) - American fashion house Badgley Mischka and handbag maker Coach took a technology-focused approach as they presented their latest collections on the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week: The Shows.

Marvel takes New York fashionistas to Black Panther’s Wakanda

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:27am
(Reuters) - Marvel Studios transported New York fashionistas to the mythical African nation of Wakanda where its highly anticipated superhero movie “Black Panther” takes place.

Britney Spears to be honored for support of gay community

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:26am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears will be honored for her support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at an awards ceremony this year, advocacy group GLAAD said on Tuesday.

Weinstein Co deal should include more funds for victims: New York AG

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general said on Monday a deal for the Weinstein Company should include a bigger compensation fund for victims of ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein, speaking a day after the state's lawsuit scuttled a deal.

Poor reviews aside, Justin Timberlake's 'Man of the Woods' is No.1

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:55pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake snagged the No.1 Spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with "Man of the Woods," despite harsh reviews and a Super Bowl halftime show that was deemed underwhelming on social media and by music critics.

U.S. singer Vic Damone dies at age 89, family says

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:25am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. singer Vic Damone, a crooner who found fame in the 1940s and 1950s, has died at the age of 89, his family said on Monday.

Family feud erupts over riches left by 'French Elvis' Hallyday

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:11am
PARIS (Reuters) - A feud has erupted over the estate of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who died two months ago, with two of his four children aggrieved that they have seemingly been cut out of a will that may be worth as much as 100 million euros ($122 million).

Israel awards top literature prize to novelist critical of its policies

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:16am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's national prize for literature, one of its most prestigious honors, is to be awarded this year to novelist David Grossman, an outspoken critic of Israel's policy toward the Palestinians.

Bold, black and beautiful, 'Black Panther' hopes for cultural shift

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:08am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some film critics are calling it the best Marvel movie so far; others say it's a correction after years of neglecting minority talent in Hollywood.

Alibaba signs deal to offer Disney shows on video platforms

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 10:02pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's entertainment arm has signed a licensing agreement with Walt Disney Co in a deal that will provide the Chinese group's Youku video streaming platform with the largest Disney animation collection in China.

New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 6:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio.

NY attorney general sues Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 4:47pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Sunday he had filed a civil suit against The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, and Bob Weinstein, alleging the company's executives and board failed to protect employees from movie producer and former CEO Harvey Weinstein.

NY attorney general sues The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 4:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Sunday he had filed suit against The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, and Robert Weinstein, alleging the company's executives and board failed to protect employees from movie producer and former CEO Harvey Weinstein.

Disney raises prices of some U.S. theme park tickets

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 2:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Sunday it was changing the admission price for its U.S. theme parks, raising the cost of some single-day tickets by almost 9 percent.

'Fifty Shades Freed' Tops Box Office With $38.8 Million, 'Peter Rabbit' Hops to $25 Million

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 10:10am
LOS ANGELES, ( - Universal's opening of "Fifty Shades Freed" is dominating North American moviegoing with a solid $38.8 million opening at 3,678 locations as the business awaits the arrival of "Black Panther."

#MeToo fashion show opens with angel wing models, pig-faced men

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 5:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fashion show inspired by the #MeToo social media campaign aimed at exposing sexual misconduct across the United States opened on Friday in New York with models sporting angel wings walking the runway accompanied by men in pig masks.

Amazon hires NBC executive Salke to run video studio

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 2:15pm
(Reuters) - Inc has hired Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, to run its video studio, the online retailer's interim studio chief Albert Cheng said in a Twitter post on Friday.

New York fashion show to highlight #MeToo movement

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 9:36am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inspired by a social media campaign aimed at exposing widespread sexual assault and harassment in U.S. life, a fashion show on Friday will have a #MeToo theme and feature models who share their stories on the runway.