Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over "distressing" events
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of "distressing" events in the country, the organizers said, announcing the prize-giving had been canceled.
UPDATE 2-Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over "distressing" events
JERUSALEM, April 20 (Reuters) - Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of "distressing" events in the country, the organizers said, announcing the prize-giving had been canceled.
'The Man Who Stole Banksy' tells Middle East street art tale
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Man Who Stole Banksy," a street art documentary that will premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, spins a tale that mixes would-be art-world avarice with Middle East politics.
'Exorcist' director Friedkin films the real thing in documentary
ROME (Reuters) - William Friedkin, director of the 1973 classic film "The Exorcist", is dealing with the devil again but don't expect more twisting heads, levitating beds or spurts of green vomit.
"Exorcist" director Friedkin films the real thing in documentary
ROME, April 20 (Reuters) - William Friedkin, director of the 1973 classic film "The Exorcist," is dealing with the devil again but don't expect more twisting heads, levitating beds or spurts of green vomit.
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'Scandal' Won't Get Revival Treatment, Shonda Rhimes Confirms
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It's been handled, Gladiators. "Scandal," the primetime drama from Shonda Rhimes that made Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope and #TGIT famous, is finished for good.
Premier League clubs enjoy record profits - Deloitte report
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Premier League clubs enjoyed record profits and revenues in the 2016/17 season according to data released on Friday by Deloitte, who expect profitability to continue despite a decline in domestic broadcasting revenue.
Canada's Trudeau backs Prince Charles as head of Commonwealth
LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he would support a bid by Britain's Prince Charles to become the new leader of the Commonwealth, endorsing a view set out by Queen Elizabeth.
Police start security operation a month ahead of UK royal wedding
LONDON (Reuters) - Police in Windsor, where Prince Harry marries American actress Meghan Markle next month, said on Thursday they had begun one of the biggest security operations in their history to ensure the event passes off safely.
Motor racing: F1 steps into fantasy world with equity stake
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One is targeting the lucrative U.S. fantasy sports market with the launch on Thursday of daily pay-to-play and traditional free F1 games in partnership with Dublin-based PlayON.
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Probe into Prince's opioid death brings no criminal charges
CHASKA, Minn. (Reuters) - A two-year investigation into the death of "Purple Rain" singer Prince failed to determine where he obtained a counterfeit painkiller laced with fentanyl, resulting in no criminal charges, a Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday.
Avicii, Swedish electronic dance music artist and DJ, dead at 28
(Reuters) - Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music (EDM) in Europe, was found dead on Friday at the age of 28, his U.S. publicist said.
Springsteen's 'Born to Run' lyrics could fetch $300,000 at auction
April 20 (Reuters) - Bruce Springsteen's early, handwritten manuscript to "Born to Run," the rocker's 1975 star-making hit, is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000 when it goes up for auction in June, Sotheby's said on Friday.
Kanye West Announces Two New Albums, Including One With Kid Cudi
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In the middle of a long series of Tweets that will make up a philosophy "book" that Kanye West announced that he's writing on Twitter, the MC casually mentioned on Thursday that he's dropping not one, but two new albums next month.
Minnesota prosecutor to announce if charges will be filed in singer Prince's death
(Reuters) - A Minnesota prosecutor will announce on Thursday whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose.
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‘Smallville’ actress arrested in self-help guru's New York sex traffic case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York actress Allison Mack was arrested Friday on charges that she aided self-help guru Keith Raniere in running a secret society that enslaved women and branded them with his initials, federal prosecutors said.
Fashion and the environment, an uncomfortable fit for McCartney
LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - The booming fashion industry is medieval in its approach to manufacturing and needs to modernize in order to radically cut the damage it is doing to the environment, British designer Stella McCartney has said.
UK PM May says will consider compensating affected Windrush migrants
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will consider compensating members of the "Windrush generation" of post-War Caribbean immigrants who may have suffered after being wrongly labeled as illegal entrants, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.
New York banning cars from Central Park starting this summer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Central Park will kick out cars this summer after more than a century, returning its roads to walkers, runners and cyclists, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.
UPDATE 3-Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy
WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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