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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 interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday. Read More


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

BERLIN (Reuters) - Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei won Silver Bears for best actor and best actress respectively for their joint lead roles as husband and wife in Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai's epic family saga "So Long My Son" at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday. More »


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 at his home in Zurich on Saturday aged 77, his agent said. More »


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 Film Festival's coveted Golden Bear award on Saturday. More »


Oscar organizers scrap plan to award four Oscars in commercial breaks

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The organizers of the Oscars ceremony on Friday scrapped a plan to award four Academy Awards during commercial breaks in the Feb. 24 telecast, following an uproar by Hollywood filmmakers, actors and others. More »


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 a version of the country's history that they see far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as propagating. More »


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 said. More »


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 singer sporting a large diamond-encrusted ring. More »


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