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‘Blade Runner’ sequel a siren song for director Villeneuve

July 22, 2017 By Piya Sinha-Roy SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film “Blade Runner.” “I accepted to do ‘Blade Runner’ because it was meaningful,” Villeneuve, the director of last year’s cerebral alien sci-fi film “Arrival,” told Reuters. “The resonance of the first movie in my life, the love I have for it, it’s worth it to take that risk,” he added. “Blade Runner 2049,”…

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Beyonce’s father confirms the birth of her twins in Twitter message

June 19, 2017 (Reuters) – The father of pop star Beyonce turned to Twitter on Sunday to say his daughter was now the mother of twins, confirming earlier reports of the year’s most highly anticipated celebrity birth. “They’re here!” wrote Mathew Knowles in a tweet that included a digital birthday card that read: “Happy Birthday to the twins! Love, Grandad.” The message was the first word from a family member about the birth of the twins, which took place last Monday, according to several entertainment media websites that quoted unnamed…

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Sony unveils new ‘Spider-man’ game at E3 expo

June 13, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sony unveiled a new “Spider-man” game for its Playstation video console at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles on Monday. “Spider-man”, due for release in 2018, is being developed by Insomniac Games, the group behind PlayStation offerings such as “Resistance” and “Ratchet & Clank”. “The future is here and it’s now with PlayStation 4 Pro and PS VR,” said Shawn Layden, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, unveiling the “Spider-man” game. Virtual reality (VR) is fast becoming the new…

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Hollywood’s big summer movies were all filmed elsewhere

May 19, 2017 By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – This summer’s biggest-budget films have everything moviegoers have come to expect from Hollywood blockbusters: superheroes, pirates, space aliens. But in the truest sense of the term, none of them is a Hollywood movie. Despite a major effort by Los Angeles over the last two years to lure film production back to where it started, producers continue to make big-budget movies elsewhere, saying they get better tax breaks and subsidies outside of Hollywood. As a result, the summer’s movies come from…

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Singer Luis Miguel settles $1 million debt case in Los Angeles

May 11, 2017 By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Luis Miguel, the balladeer known as “El Sol de Mexico,” has settled a court battle over a $1 million debt he was ordered to pay his former manager and attorneys, according to legal papers filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Grammy Award winner had spent a brief time behind bars on May 2 when he was arrested for failure to appear at court hearings and then released on bond. A federal judge in Los Angeles earlier this year ruled…

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Grammy Awards leaves Los Angeles for New York in 2018

May 10, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Music’s biggest night is heading to New York next year after more than a decade in Los Angeles, the organizers of the annual Grammy Awards said on Tuesday. The 60th Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 28 at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden arena, where the ceremony was last held in 2003, the Recording Academy and CBS Corp, which televises the live event, said in a statement. The move to bring the prestigious event, staged at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles…

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Stars of ‘Unforgettable’ attend premiere

April 19, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The stars of “Unforgettable” came out to premiere the new romantic thriller in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. In the film, Rosario Dawson plays Julia, a young woman whose life is turned upside down by her husband’s ex-wife Tessa, played by Katherine Heigl. As the film progresses, Tessa becomes more and more obsessive as she tries to exact revenge on Julia. “I think what I love about this movie is the fact that the women are all in their own ways striving to…

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Master insult comic Don Rickles dead at age 90 in Los Angeles

April 6, 2017 By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Don Rickles, the master insult comic who created laughs with ridicule and sarcasm in a decades-long career that earned him the facetious nickname “Mr. Warmth,” died on Thursday at his Los Angeles home from kidney failure, his publicist said. He was 90. Rickles, who said he devised his brand of mockery-based humor because he was no good at telling traditional jokes, had developed a bacterial infection in recent months that led him to cancel a number of performances. His death…

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Roman Polanski loses latest bid to end U.S. rape case from abroad

April 4, 2017 By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Filmmaker Roman Polanski on Monday lost another bid to end his 1970s rape case without serving more jail time when a Los Angeles judge ruled the French-Polish director could not seek relief from the courts while still a fugitive. Polanski, who lives in France, failed to advance any substantially new arguments in the four-decade-old case involving a 13-year-old girl during a volley of recent legal filings and a hearing in March, Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon said. Gordon, in a…

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Rebooted Power Rangers return to big screen

March 24, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The latest reboot of the 1990s “Power Rangers” children’s television series held its world premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Directed by Dean Israelite, the film tells the backstories of the five teenage characters – a misfit, a loner, a school bully, an intellectual and a drop-out – and their transformation into action heroes. “It’s like an instruction manual of how to become a Power Ranger because you go through the kids’ journey…these inadequate insecure little kids, and how they become superheroes,” said actor Ludi…

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