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Gwyneth Paltrow counter-sues Utah man over ski collision, seeks $1

FILE PHOTO: Premiere of “Avengers: Infinity War” – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 23/04/2018 – Actress Gwyneth Paltrow. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) –…

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Fox says Smollett remains in ‘Empire’ cast, counters media report

(Reuters) – Jussie Smollett remains a cast member in the televised drama “Empire,” Fox Entertainment said on Wednesday, in a show of support for the…

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Gucci puts on masquerade catwalk as Milan Fashion Week opens

MILAN (Reuters) – Masks of all shades, shapes and sizes took over the Gucci catwalk on Wednesday as the Italian luxury label kicked off Milan’s…

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Viacom keeps cutting cord, will stream programs on fuboTV

FILE PHOTO: The Viacom logo is displayed on the doors of a building in midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File…

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No host? No problem. Queen, Lady Gaga bring Grammys vibe to Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – There won’t be a host and Sunday’s Oscars ceremony won’t open with the traditional monologue in which celebrities and politicians are…

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From street kids to war romance, Oscar foreign-film slate keeps it real

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – From Lebanese street children to love behind the Iron Curtain and the daily life of a Mexican housekeeper, this year’s Oscar-nominated…

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Lady Gaga splits with fiance Christian Carino

FILE PHOTO: 61st Grammy Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 10, 2019 – Lady Gaga. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop…

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Justice Thomas assails landmark U.S. libel ruling that protects media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark 1964 ruling that made it harder for…

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‘Green Book’ enjoys biggest Oscar nominations bounce at box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-nominated dramedy “Green Book” has turned Hollywood awards race publicity into more box-office gold than each of the seven other films…

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Rock band Queen to open Oscars show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – British rock band Queen will open this weekend’s Oscars show, a representative for the band said on Tuesday, ending the mystery…

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Justice Thomas calls for reconsidering landmark U.S. defamation ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the court to reconsider its landmark precedent that made it harder for public…

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Pink Floyd’s Waters slams Venezuela border aid concert

CARACAS (Reuters) – Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters slammed an upcoming “Live Aid”-style concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Venezuela, calling the event…

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Fashion’s ‘creative genius’ Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

PARIS (Reuters) – German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the fashion industry with his extravagant outfits and striking…

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Meghan Markle in New York for baby shower: report

FILE PHOTO: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, arrives at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters)…

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U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs defamation suit against Cosby

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday for a second time declined to take up a case related to sexual misconduct allegations against…

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Haute-couture designer and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

PARIS (Reuters) – German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the fashion industry with his extravagant outfits and striking…

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Lagerfeld made Paris the ‘fashion capital of the world’: LVMH’s Arnault

FILE PHOTO: German designer Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Spring/Summer 2019 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion…

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Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

PARIS (Reuters) – German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the global fashion industry for over half a century,…

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Chanel deputy director Viard to succeed Lagerfeld: Chanel source

PARIS (Reuters) – Virginie Viard, deputy artistic director of Chanel, will become chief designer of the fashion house following the death of haute couture icon…

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Want to win an Oscar? Spend millions on the film campaign trail

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Making an unforgettable movie is not the only requirement to win the prestigious best picture Oscar. Add millions of dollars for…

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Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld has died: Chanel source

FILE PHOTO: German designer Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Spring/Summer 2019 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion…

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Karl Lagerfeld: fashion’s prolific commander-in-chief

PARIS (Reuters) – Karl Lagerfeld enjoyed the stature of a god among mortals in the world of fashion, where he stayed on top for well…

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Keira Knightley film calls for unity in divided times

Keira Knightley arrives for the world premiere of “The Aftermath” at Picturehouse Central in London, Britain, February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Keira…

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Queen to rock Oscars with live performance

An Oscar statue is seen during a media preview of this year’s Academy’s Governors Ball in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni…

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Women in Hollywood see some gains after Oscars equality plea

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A year after best actress winner Frances McDormand used the Oscars stage to advocate for more women in front of and…

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Sexism still an issue, says Parton, as ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ opens

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly 40 years after playing a secretary who takes revenge on her sexist boss in “9 to 5”, Dolly Parton again beat…

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Box Office: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ wins dismal President’s Day weekend

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Rosa Salazar poses at the premiere for the movie “Alita: Battle Angel” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mario…

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Fiascos and fumbles: Oscar organizers stumble to restore glory

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – First it was the furor over a proposed new “popular” film category, then it was the fiasco over planned host Kevin…

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Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to…

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Lead roles in Chinese saga ‘So Long My Son’ share best actor awards at Berlinale

Actors Yong Mei and Wang Jingchun pose with Silver Bears for Best Actor and Actress for Di jiu tian chang (So Long, My Son) ,…

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Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ wins Berlinale

BERLIN (Reuters) – Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms”, an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his origins after moving to Paris, won the Berlin…

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Swiss actor Bruno Ganz who played Hitler in ‘Downfall’ dies aged 77

ZURICH (Reuters) – Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who portrayed Adolf Hitler in Oscar-nominated film “Downfall” and the kindly grandfather in “Heidi”, died of cancer…

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‘Roma’ actress says she is proud of her roots after fellow actor uses racial slur

FILE PHOTO: Yalitza Aparicio accepts the New Hollywood Award at the 22nd Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., Nov. 4, 2018 REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File…

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Suspects in alleged attack on ‘Empire’ actor released

(Reuters) – Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago were released on Friday, police…

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Mexican actor apologizes for racial slur against ‘Roma’ actress

Mexican actor Yalitza Aparicio, who is nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for “Roma,” poses for a portrait in West Hollywood, California, U.S., February…

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Oscar organizers scrap plan to award four Oscars in commercial breaks

An Oscar statue is seen during a media preview of this year’s Academy’s Governors Ball in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni…

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Portrait of Brazilian revolutionary is a salvo in fight over history

BERLIN (Reuters) – The makers of “Marighella”, a film about a left-wing revolutionary murdered by Brazil’s 1960s military dictatorship, hope their film will help counter…

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hint at engagement with ring picture

LONDON (Reuters) – Pop star Katy Perry and her Hollywood actor boyfriend Orlando Bloom have hinted they are engaged, posting a picture of the American…

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Father of supermodel concept awaits ex-wives’ verdict in film

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German photographer credited with inventing the concept of the supermodel in the 1980s is the subject of “Women’s Stories”, a documentary…

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Brazilian documentary asks: do we live for work or work for life?

BERLIN (Reuters) – High in the hills of Brazil’s remote northeast, the town of Toritama echoes with the sound of sewing machines: in the self-proclaimed…

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Chicago police dispute reports ‘Empire’ actor investigated for staging attack

(Reuters) – Chicago police contested media reports on Thursday that officers were investigating whether “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged being physically assaulted because he was…

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U.S. targeted 21 Savage for his rap lyrics, lawyer says

(Reuters) – A lawyer for rap artist 21 Savage said on Friday the entertainer was in part detained by U.S. immigration officials because he is…

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Actress Charlotte Rampling gets lifetime achievement award at Berlin fest

BERLIN (Reuters) – British actress Charlotte Rampling said on Thursday she was moved to be awarded the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear for lifetime achievement….

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Grief, and some joy, in a decades-spanning Chinese saga

BERLIN (Reuters) – “So Long My Son”, a decades-spanning Chinese saga that opens in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, was born of a need…

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Living dangerously, one foot at a time, in ‘Free Solo’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Alex Honnold lives life dangerously. One of an elite group of “free solo” rock climbers, he scales sheer vertical cliffs thousands…

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Clooney, Pitt among Hollywood actors yelling ‘cut’ over Oscar award changes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Robert de Niro on Thursday joined a growing protest in Hollywood over plans by Oscars organizers…

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‘So far so good,’ says legendary French director Varda at 90

Director and screenwriter Agnes Varda accepts her Berlinale Camera award from Festival director Dieter Kosslick prior to the screening of the movie “Varda par Agnes…

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Hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash, violinist Mutter win Polar Prize

FILE PHOTO: Grandmaster Flash attends the 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala & GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons presented by Clive Davis and The Recording Academy honoring Shawn…

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Rapper 21 Savage granted bond, to be released – lawyer

(Reuters) – Rap artist 21 Savage, who has been in custody in Georgia for nine days on immigration charges, was granted bond on Tuesday and…

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Rapper 21 Savage released from custody on bond – lawyers

FILE PHOTO: Rapper 21 Savage poses for a photo before attending the Versace presentation in New York, U.S. December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (Reuters) –…

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