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‘Darkest Hour’ offers a timely study into Churchill’s leadership

/  12.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

TORONTO (Reuters) – “Darkest Hour,” a new film about Winston Churchill’s early days as Britain’s Prime Minister during World War Two, looks at the importance of leadership and prescience in turbulent times, said British actor Gary Oldman, who plays Churchill.

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Badgley Mischka’s fashions take audience on vacation in runway show

/  12.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Badgley Mischka, the American fashion house known for its evening dresses, took its audience on a sun-drenched Italian island vacation during its Spring 2018 runway show.

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UK art dealer jailed for stealing works by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood

/  12.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

LONDON (Reuters) – A British art dealer who abused his position by stealing clients’ artworks, including many paintings by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, was jailed on Tuesday, the state prosecution service said.

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Arrest of prominent Russian director hampers premiere of ‘Nureyev’ ballet

/  12.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The arrest of prominent Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov has complicated plans to stage the premiere of a ballet about the late Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev at the Bolshoi Theater, its director general said on Tuesday.

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Russia cinema chain won’t show film about tsar’s affair after threats

/  12.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s largest cinema chain said on Tuesday it would not show a film depicting an affair between a ballerina and the last Russian tsar, after receiving repeated threats from religious activists and nationalists who deem it blasphemous.

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J.J. Abrams to write and direct 2019’s ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

/  12.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Filmmaker J.J. Abrams will write and direct the ninth installment of the ongoing “Star Wars” saga, Walt Disney Co said Tuesday, a week after the film lost its writer-director due to creative differences with the studio.

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Facebook pays millions for reality show on NFL’s Marshawn Lynch

/  12.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is paying Time Warner Inc’s Bleacher Report millions of dollars for a reality show on NFL player Marshawn Lynch, the sports site told Reuters – a sign that the social media firm is willing to pay top dollar to lure viewers and ads to its Watch video service.

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Friends become foes as Gulf rift bursts into pop culture

/  12.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

DUBAI (Reuters) – The latest hit Saudi song has the swaying rhythms and sparse vocals typical of the Gulf Arab pop music, but its message is an unusually forceful attack on former ally Qatar – and the gloves are off.

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Trump’s White House: a gift or a curse for TV comics?

/  12.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – If you thought the election of Donald Trump has been a gift for comedians, think again.

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British theater director Peter Hall dies aged 86

/  12.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

LONDON (Reuters) – Leading British theater director Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died at the age of 86, the National Theater said on Tuesday.

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