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Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in ‘The Big Sick’

/  21.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When Pakistani actor Kumail Nanjiani and his American wife Emily Gordon wrote a film about the surreal circumstances that brought them together, little did they expect that their love story would be put under a political spotlight.

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Pop stars release song to raise funds for London fire victims

/  21.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

LONDON (Reuters) – Some of the biggest names in British music, including Stormzy, Robbie Williams and The Who, released a charity single on Wednesday to raise funds for people affected by the fire at a tower block in west London.

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Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting

/  21.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in “Lincoln” and “Gangs of New York.”

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Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

/  21.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, died on Tuesday days after being hospitalized for complications related to sickle cell anemia, his publicist said. He was 42.

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Parenting expert sues Disney, says it stole ‘Inside Out’ idea

/  20.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

(Reuters) – A parenting and child development specialist has sued Walt Disney Co and its Pixar unit, accusing them of stealing from her the concept for their 2015 blockbuster movie, “Inside Out.”

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Cosby deadlock makes task of finding second jury even more difficult

/  20.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Now that Bill Cosby’s first sex assault trial has ended in deadlock, the difficulty of seating an unbiased jury for the famed entertainer’s retrial may have ratcheted higher, thanks to blanket media coverage of the sensational case, legal experts say.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd sues ex-drummer over movie about 1977 plane crash

/  19.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd have filed a lawsuit against the Southern rock band’s former drummer to halt the production of a movie depicting the 1977 plane crash that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant.

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Actress Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin in system, autopsy shows

/  19.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher had traces of cocaine, heroin and party drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy, in her system when she died suddenly in December, according to a full autopsy report released on Monday.

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Jack Black leads star-studded cast for ‘Jumanji’ reboot

/  19.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

BARCELONA (Reuters) – U.S. actor Jack Black has some big comedic shoes to fill in his forthcoming project, which sees him take the lead role in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, a star-studded reboot of the hit 1995 comedy that starred the late Robin Williams.

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U.S. top court says law banning offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

/  19.06.2017  /  Entertainment 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a law forbidding official registration of offensive trademarks unconstitutionally limits free speech in a case involving a band called The Slants, an outcome the government has said could lead to a proliferation of racial slurs as sanctioned trademarks.

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