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Emma Stone ascends to top of Forbes’ highest-paid actresses

August 16, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fresh off winning her first Oscar, actress Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday to claim the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 list of the world’s highest-paid actresses. Stone, 28, who won best actress for her role as a struggling actress in “La La Land,” made $26 million in pre-tax earnings, according to Forbes’ calculations over a 12-month period from June 2016 to June 2017. She outpaced Jennifer Aniston, 48, who came in at No. 2 this year with earnings of $25.5 million,…

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Taylor Swift wins groping trial against DJ, awarded symbolic $1

August 15, 2017 By Keith Coffman and Jann Tracey DENVER (Reuters) – Taylor Swift won her trial against a Colorado radio personality on Monday after a jury found that the former DJ assaulted and battered the pop star by groping her bare bottom, and awarded her the symbolic $1 in damages she had sought. Swift cried and hugged her mother as the verdicts were read in U.S. District Court in Denver and mouthed an emphatic “thank you” to members of the jury as they left the courtroom. The six-woman, two-man…

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Taylor Swift wins groping trial against DJ, awarded symbolic $1

August 15, 2017 By Keith Coffman and Jann Tracey DENVER (Reuters) – Taylor Swift won her trial against a Colorado radio personality on Monday after a jury found that the former DJ assaulted and battered the pop star by groping her bare bottom, and awarded her the symbolic $1 in damages she had sought. Swift cried and hugged her mother as the verdicts were read in U.S. District Court in Denver and mouthed an emphatic “thank you” to members of the jury as they left the courtroom. The six-woman, two-man…

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Jefferson Starship guitarist can pursue lawsuit over band name

August 11, 2017 By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A founding member of Jefferson Starship may pursue part of his lawsuit seeking to stop former bandmates from using the rock group’s name, a federal judge ruled on Friday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James said the guitarist Craig Chaquico may pursue a breach of contract claim against David Freiberg, Donny Baldwin and other musicians for performances and merchandising since January 2016, when co-founder Paul Kantner died. The San Francisco-based judge also dismissed Chaquico’s claim for earlier alleged contract breaches, and a trademark…

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Beatles’ company wins lawsuit over Shea Stadium concert rights

July 26, 2017 By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Corps, the company founded by members of The Beatles, on Wednesday won the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking the rights to the master tapes of the band’s celebrated 1965 concert at New York’s Shea Stadium. U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said Sid Bernstein Presents LLC, named for the concert’s promoter, failed to show it deserved sole control over the Aug. 15, 1965, footage and deserved damages reflecting its many subsequent uses. Daniels said the company, which said…

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George A. Romero, father of zombie movies, dies at 77

July 16, 2017 By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) – George A. Romero, creator of the zombie film genre with “Night of the Living Dead” and a series of sequels that left a lasting impact on horror movies, died of lung cancer in a Toronto hospital on Sunday, his business partner said. He was 77. Romero wrote and directed the 1968 classic, in which the dead come back to life and eat the flesh of the living, and five sequels including the 1978 box office hit “Dawn of the Dead.”…

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Waymo must disclose details of Lyft car deal to Uber: ruling

July 7, 2017 By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday ruled that Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo must disclose documents to attorneys representing Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] about Waymo’s partnership with Lyft Inc, saying the information could be important in Waymo’s lawsuit accusing Uber of stealing some of its trade secrets. Waymo claimed in a lawsuit earlier this year that former engineer Anthony Levandowski downloaded more than 14,000 confidential files before leaving to set up a self-driving truck company, which Uber acquired soon after….

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Cosby jury to return on Friday to try to break deadlock

June 16, 2017 By Joseph Ax NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – The jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial concluded their fourth day of deliberation on Thursday, unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the three charges against the entertainer. Judge Steven O’Neill in Norristown, Pennsylvania, sent the jurors, many of whom looked exhausted, back to their hotel a few minutes after 9 p.m. on Thursday after praising them for their efforts. The jury has completed about 40 hours of deliberations, including three consecutive 12-hour days, without reaching an unanimous verdict…

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Robo-adviser Wahed targets Muslim investors in U.S. and beyond

June 7, 2017 By Bernardo Vizcaino SYDNEY (Reuters) – New York-based Wahed Invest will offer its automated investment services across the United States after raising $5 million in seed capital, making it the first robo-adviser to cater to Muslim investors through a sharia-compliant platform, its founder said. The firm raised the funds from Gulf-based investors and hopes success at home will allow it to eventually expand to Europe and the Middle East, chief executive Junaid Wahedna said in an interview. Wahed joins a number of wealth management firms building robo-advisers,…

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Disney’s Iger says hackers claim to have stolen upcoming movie – Hollywood Reporter

May 15, 2017 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger has revealed that hackers claimed to have access to an unnamed upcoming movie and have demanded a ransom, the Hollywood Reporter said on Monday. Iger made the comments during a town hall meeting with ABC employees in New York City, the Hollywood Reporter said, citing multiple sources. The hackers have demanded that a huge sum be paid on Bitcoin, but Disney has refused to pay, the publication said. Disney was not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Anya…

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