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Prosecutors seek to up Harvey Weinstein's bail, citing violations


Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:27:15 -0500

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has at times failed to wear a required electronic tracking device, New York prosecutors said Friday, asking a judge to increase his bail to $5 million, from $1 million, as he awaits trial on sexual assault charges.

R. Kelly faces new bribery charge in Brooklyn criminal case


Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:43:45 -0500

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday unveiled a new criminal charge against singer R. Kelly, accusing him of arranging to bribe an official as part of a scheme to recruit underage girls for sex.

With 'No Time to Die,' Daniel Craig's license as James Bond expires


Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:17:32 -0500

In the latest James Bond movie, "No Time to Die," Daniel Craig dons the famed tuxedo of the iconic British secret agent 007 for his fifth and final time.

South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy


Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:37:14 -0500

South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die over the past two months as concern mounted over the intense social pressures that artists face.

Factbox: South Korea's K-pop industry hit by tragedies, scandal in 2019


Wed, 04 Dec 2019 02:16:37 -0500

South Korea's K-pop culture is one of the country's most lucrative soft power exports and has drawn a massive audience of young people internationally, especially in other Asian markets.

A year in showbiz: court drama, box office records and a young billionaire


Sun, 01 Dec 2019 21:34:43 -0500

From the world's youngest self-made billionaire to celebrities in court, the world of entertainment produced a wide array of headlines this year. Below are some of the biggest showbiz stories of 2019.

Brazil's president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence


Sat, 30 Nov 2019 04:11:14 -0500

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader's latest broadside in casting blame over forest fires that have generated international concern.

Paris auction offers chance to step into Napoleon's shoes


Thu, 28 Nov 2019 14:51:39 -0500

A pair of boots thought to belong to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is expected to fetch up to 80,000 euros ($88,176) at a sale in Paris' Drouot auctioneers on Friday.

'Rise of Skywalker' actor John Boyega: 'I left the script under my bed'


Thu, 28 Nov 2019 07:55:49 -0500

British actor John Boyega said on Wednesday that he left his copy of the closely-guarded script for the new "Star Wars" movie under his bed, and that it ended up for sale on eBay.

Love your clothes and pass them on, says Vogue supremo Wintour


Thu, 28 Nov 2019 05:18:36 -0500

Clothes should be cherished, re-worn and even passed on to the next generation, Anna Wintour, the influential editor of Vogue magazine said, calling for more sustainability in the fashion world and less of a throwaway culture.

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss sexual assault charges


Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:45:34 -0500

A New York judge has denied Harvey Weinstein's request to dismiss two predatory sexual assault charges, ahead of the former Hollywood producer's trial in January.

William Ruckelshaus, who resigned in Watergate's 'Saturday Night Massacre,' dies at 87: U.S. media


Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:35:51 -0500

William Ruckelshaus, picked by Richard Nixon as the first head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as deputy attorney general before being fired for defying the president in the Watergate scandal, died on Wednesday at the age of 87, U.S. media reported.

Rare Mozart portrait flies above presale estimate at Paris auction


Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:40:20 -0500

A rare portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sold for 4 million euros on Wednesday at Christie's in Paris, rocketing past the auction house's presale estimate of 800,000-1.2 million euros.

Australian writer and TV critic Clive James dies aged 80


Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:23:00 -0500

Clive James, an expatriate Australian writer and broadcaster who wrote incisively and often hilariously about television, literature and current affairs, has died aged 80, his agents said on Wednesday.

British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies suddenly at 59


Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:05:09 -0500

British chef and TV presenter Gary Rhodes has died at the age of 59, prompting tributes from Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Prue Leith to the "rock star of cooking".

British satirist and opera director Jonathan Miller dies aged 85


Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:32:47 -0500

British satirist and director Jonathan Miller, whose career spanned over 50 years from the hit comedy review show "Beyond the Fringe" to directing for some of the world's grandest opera houses, has died aged 85.

Michael Jackson Hollywood movie reported in the works


Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:11:06 -0500

Michael Jackson's story is headed for Hollywood from the producer who helped make hit film "Bohemian Rhapsody," industry media reported on Friday.

Death threats prompt music executive to appeal for peace in feud with Taylor Swift


Fri, 22 Nov 2019 12:54:57 -0500

Music executive Scooter Braun on Friday said his family had received "numerous death threats" over a feud with singer Taylor Swift, and appealed to her to make peace.

Jussie Smollett sues Chicago, claims malicious prosecution over alleged beating


Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:54:49 -0500

Jussie Smollett has filed a lawsuit accusing Chicago of maliciously prosecuting him after concluding that the actor's claim to having been the victim of a racist and homophobic beating on a city street was a hoax.

Julia Roberts once floated for role as African-American slavery hero Harriet Tubman


Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:55:02 -0500

A Hollywood movie studio executive once suggested that Julia Roberts could play Harriet Tubman, the 19th century escaped slave who is seen as an African-American icon.