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Diana Prince Entertainment Gal Gadot Patty Jenkins Top News Wonder Woman 

‘Wonder Woman’ returning for 2019 movie sequel

July 27, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Wonder Woman” is coming back for more. Hollywood movie studio Warner Bros. on Tuesday announced a December 2019 date for the return of the female superhero, played by Gal Gadot, who smashed box office records in June. Israeli actress Gadot is set to reprise her role as Diana Prince but director Patty Jenkins is yet to be confirmed as directing the sequel. “Wonder Woman” was the first superhero movie to star a woman since 2005 and the first to be directed by a…

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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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bias Entertainment Kathryn Bigelow Rotten Tomatoes Top News U.S. military 

Director of harrowing ‘Detroit’ hopes film starts dialogue on race

July 26, 2017 (Reuters) – Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow brought her powerful interpretation of Detroit’s racially charged 1967 riots home to the city in the world premiere of “Detroit,” saying she hoped the film would encourage a wider dialogue nationwide. “Detroit” recreates the summer civil unrest by African-Americans in the city 50 years ago, and the little-known police interrogation and shootings of three young black men at the Algiers Motel. The movie, out in major U.S. cities on Friday, has a rare 100 percent-positive review score on aggregator website Rotten…

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Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Entertainment Khmer Rouge Top News Vanity Fair 

Angelina Jolie puts movies aside for cooking, cleaning up poop

July 26, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Angelina Jolie has put movie-making on hold to become a better mom, take cooking classes and do ordinary tasks like picking up dog poop. In an interview with Vanity Fair released on Wednesday, the actress said life after splitting in September from husband Brad Pitt was focused on looking after her health and her children. “I actually feel more of a woman because I feel like I’m being smart about my choices, and I’m putting my family first, and I’m in charge of…

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Britain Entertainment industry Tom Cruise Top News UK 

Your mission, should you choose to accept: save the UK economy

July 26, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Were it not for Tom Cruise and Mary Poppins, Britain’s economy might not have gained any speed at all during a sluggish second quarter. The film industry was one of the few areas of Britain’s economy that really rolled in the last quarter, according to official figures out on Wednesday. The industry accounted for almost a quarter of all economic growth between April and June – or 0.07 percentage points of the 0.3 percent growth over the period, to be exact. Without it, Britain’s…

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Abbi Jacobson Elfo Nat Faxon Entertainment Matt Groening series Top News 

‘Simpsons’ creator heads to Netflix with adult comedy

July 26, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is swapping Springfield for a medieval kingdom in a new animated adult comedy series called “Disenchantment” for Netflix, the streaming platform said on Tuesday. “Disenchantment” will follow a princess named Bean, voiced by “Broad City” actress Abbi Jacobson, her friend Elfo (Nat Faxon) and her demon Luci (Eric Andre) in the crumbling kingdom of Dreamland, Netflix said. The series, which will debut ten episodes starting in 2018, will include creatures such as ogres, harpies, trolls and “lots of…

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Bruno Mars Calvin Harris Entertainment Kendrick Lamar MTV Top News 

Kendrick Lamar scathing ‘Humble’ video leads MTV VMA nominations

July 26, 2017 By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rapper Kendrick Lamar earned a leading eight MTV Video Music Award (VMA) nominations on Tuesday for his searing critique on the excesses of fame and social media in his “Humble” music video, while Katy Perry and The Weeknd scored five nods each. Lamar’s “Humble” video, in which the rapper is seen lying on piles of cash, recreating Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting “The Last Supper” and with his hair on fire, will contend for video of the year, the top…

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Born Barbara Blakely Entertainment Frank Sinatra John Thoresen Top News Zeppo Marx 

Frank Sinatra’s fourth wife Barbara dies at age 90

July 25, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, her representative said. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center in Rancho Mirage, California, said in a statement that Sinatra died of natural causes, surrounded by her family and friends at her home in the desert city. Born Barbara Blakely, she was a former model and Las Vegas showgirl who married the famed singer and actor in 1976. She had been married to him…

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California Entertainment news TMZ Top News tour 

Justin Bieber apologizes for abandoning tour, says needs rest

July 25, 2017 By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop star Justin Bieber has apologized to his fans for the sudden cancellation of the remainder of his world tour, saying he needed some rest after being on the road for two years. His manager, Scooter Braun, also apologized but said the Canadian-born Bieber’s “soul and well being” are the top priority. Bieber’s decision to pull out of the remaining 14 dates of his “Purpose” world tour, citing only “unforeseen circumstances,” caused concern and frustration among his fans but also…

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Bayreuth Wagner Entertainment German Joachim Sauer Top News Wagner-loving Merkel 

Wagner-loving Merkel has night at opera with husband

July 25, 2017 BAYREUTH, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked the red carpet before the country’s press on Tuesday as she attended the annual Bayreuth Wagner opera festival with her husband. The pair attended the opening day of the month-long festival, which was founded by Wagner in 1876. The event has been a fixture on the couple’s social calendar in recent years. Both Merkel and her husband, Joachim Sauer, who generally stays out of the spotlight, are known to be big fans of the 19th century German composer’s…

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