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Walmart teams up with Ellen DeGeneres to launch fashion line

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:06pm
Walmart Inc said on Wednesday that it would tie up with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to launch a women's fashion line, its latest attempt to make deeper inroads into the apparel space and gain market share in the category.

Ailing Aretha Franklin visited by Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 2:52pm
Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who has fallen gravely ill, was visited at her Detroit-area home on Tuesday by fellow recording artist Stevie Wonder, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and ex-husband Glynn Turman, her publicist said.

British actress can sue Weinstein for sex trafficking: U.S. judge

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 2:01pm
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein must face a U.S. lawsuit by a British actress who has accused him of violating sex trafficking laws by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Harvey Weinstein must face British actress's sex trafficking lawsuit

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:08am
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein must face a civil lawsuit by a British actress who has accused him of violating sex trafficking laws by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Crazy rich on film, proud to be Asian

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 4:31am
The film is called "Crazy Rich Asians," but the cast is proud to be showcasing such a rare array of Asian culture and identity in a Hollywood movie.

Hundreds hurt as Spanish festival boardwalk collapses into sea

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 9:35am
Hundreds of people were hurt, two seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, local authorities said.

Like 'The Wife,' Glenn Close says she's a late bloomer

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:07am
Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in "The Wife" she says she's only just starting to feel comfortable in her own skin.

Hundreds injured as Spanish festival platform collapses into sea

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:31am
Hundreds of people were hurt, five seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, state television RTVE reported.

Life on the edge: Scottish rapper probes UK wealth gap at Fringe

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:16am
Scottish writer Darren McGarvey's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, informed by his own violent and addictive past, is a powerful insight into Britain's wealth gap via rap and acid comedy.

Lebanese pop sensation reveals breast cancer battle in music video

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:20pm
Lebanese pop singer Elissa surprised fans this week by revealing in a new music video that she had overcome breast cancer, raising awareness of a disease campaigners say can be a taboo topic of discussion in Lebanon.

'The Meg' bites off strong $44.5 million debut

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:59am
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "The Meg" devoured the competition at the domestic box office.

With K-pop back in U.S. spotlight, Korean-American stars take hope

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 3:12pm
Tens of thousands of fans eagerly rode the wave of Korean pop or K-pop this weekend at a convention in Los Angeles, the world's entertainment capital, at a time when a boy band's success in America is giving new hope to many stars in the music genre.

'Insatiable' TV cast rejects fat-shaming jibes but reviews are harsh

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:20pm
The cast of "Insatiable" defended their new television show against accusations of fat-shaming, but unusually harsh reviews suggest the U.S. series has more to worry about than the debate around weight and popularity.

'Cold War' opens largest Sarajevo film festival

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 7:44am
"Cold War", by Oscar-winning Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, will open the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) on Friday, the largest film competition and industry platform in a region stretching from Vienna to Istanbul.

'Asian August' comes to Hollywood, but will it last?

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 6:36am
Phil Yu is excited. The Los Angeles-based blogger saw an advance screening months ago of "Crazy Rich Asians" and now the first Hollywood movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast is about to arrive in theaters along with two other predominantly Asian films.

Los Angeles prosecutors review sex assault cases against actors Seagal, Anderson

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 6:41pm
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Thursday that it was reviewing new sexual assault cases involving three celebrities: film producer Harvey Weinstein, action movie star Steven Seagal, and actor Anthony Anderson, the star of the television comedy series "Black-ish."

Spike Lee hopes Trump watches KKK film 'BlacKkKlansman'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:42pm
Director Spike Lee says he wants U.S. President Donald Trump to see his new movie "BlacKkKlansman," an impassioned, tense but often funny movie about race relations in the United States across the decades.

Cult movie 'Heathers' about U.S. high school set for re-release

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 1:02pm
When the dark comedy "Heathers" was released three decades ago it did not become a mainstream success, but the movie about four teenage girls at a U.S. high school achieved something cooler: it became a cult classic.

Grammy-award winning singer Albita lights up Cuban version of Carmen

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 9:34am
Grammy-award winning singer Albita Rodriguez is such a celebrated interpreter of Cuban music that when a new version of the opera Carmen was produced set in revolutionary Havana a role was created especially for her.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie spar over child support, house loan

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:52pm
Brad Pitt on Wednesday rebutted claims that he had failed to support his children and accused his estranged wife Angelina Jolie of trying to manipulate the media in their long drawn-out divorce.

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