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Iñarritu, Scott get Directors Guild nods ahead of Oscar nominations

/  13.01.2016  /  Entertainment 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fresh off their Golden Globe wins, Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Iñarritu and veteran British director Ridley Scott were among those nominated on Tuesday for Directors Guild of America (DGA) awards – one of the strongest indicators of success at the Oscars.

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Pop chameleon David Bowie dead of cancer two days after final album

/  13.01.2016  /  Entertainment 

LONDON (Reuters) – David Bowie, the visionary British rock star who coupled hits such as “Space Oddity” with trend-setting pop personas like “Ziggy Stardust,” has died at age 69, apparently of liver cancer, just two days after releasing what appears to be the parting gift of a new album.

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Inarritu says ‘The Revenant’ an ‘homage to great filmmaking’

/  12.01.2016  /  Entertainment 

LONDON (Reuters) – With its savage landscapes and tough filming conditions, survival drama “The Revenant” is an “homage to great filmmaking”, Academy Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro G. Inarritu says.

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With standing ovation, music veterans bid farewell to Natalie Cole

/  12.01.2016  /  Entertainment 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Music veterans, friends and family have paid tribute to Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole, celebrating the late singer’s life at a star-studded funeral in Los Angeles.

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Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall announce engagement

/  12.01.2016  /  Entertainment 

(Reuters) – Media baron Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement to former supermodel Jerry Hall in an advertisement published on Tuesday in The Times newspaper, which is owned by Murdoch’s News Corp.

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China’s Dalian Wanda buys control of Legendary Entertainment in $3.5 billion deal

/  12.01.2016  /  Entertainment 

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s property-to-entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Hollywood movie studio Legendary Entertainment in a deal worth about $3.5 billion.

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‘Blackstar’ sales soar as Bowie’s musical and financial legacy endures

/  12.01.2016  /  Entertainment 

By Piya Sinha-Roy, Guy Faulconbridge and Marie-Louise Gumuchian

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No drug charges for Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom

/  12.01.2016  /  Entertainment 

(Reuters) – A Nevada prosecutor said on Monday she would not bring criminal drug charges against ex-NBA star Lamar Odom, who fell into a coma after using cocaine at a brothel last year.

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George Washington University rescinds Cosby’s doctorate

/  11.01.2016  /  Entertainment 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. capital’s George Washington University is rescinding comedian Bill Cosby’s honorary doctorate because of the allegations of sexual assault against him, its president said on Monday.

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Bowie the penguin, named after late rock star, is U.S. zoo’s newest resident

/  11.01.2016  /  Entertainment 

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – In honor of rock legend David Bowie’s 69th birthday and just two days before his death, an Ohio zoo named its newly hatched penguin “Bowie.”

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