Facebook rolls out Watch video service internationally

Facebook is rolling out its Watch video service globally one year after it launched in the United States with original entertainment news and sports content to compete with platforms like Alphabet Inc’s YouTube. Reuters: Entertainment News

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Fans pay their last to Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s body lay in repose on Tuesday while her soaring voice poured out from loudspeakers outside a Detroit museum, stirring fans to sway and sing along and others to weep as they lined up for a last glimpse of the Queen of Soul. Reuters: Entertainment News

Fans of Aretha Franklin pay respects before Detroit funeral

Mourning fans lined up for a last glimpse of the Queen of Soul on Tuesday as singer Aretha Franklin’s hits played from loudspeakers outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, where her body will lay in repose ahead of her funeral. Reuters: Entertainment News

Fans of Aretha Franklin to pay respects before Detroit funeral

Thousands of Aretha Franklin fans are expected to pay their last respects to the Queen of Soul on Tuesday and Wednesday when the singer’s body lays in repose for two days at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Reuters: Entertainment News

Facts about U.S. playwright Neil Simon

U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who reigned on Broadway through five decades and made an impact on Hollywood as well, died on Sunday at the age of 91, his representatives said. Reuters: Entertainment News

Tony award-winning U.S. playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway’s most prolific and popular playwrights as he combined humor, drama and introspection in works such as “The Odd Couple,” “The Goodbye Girl” and “Lost in Yonkers,” died on Sunday at the age of 91, his representatives said. Reuters: Entertainment News

Typhoon Cimaron slices through western Japan, heads north

A powerful typhoon sliced across western Japan on Friday, dumping heavy rain before heading out to sea and turning towards the northern island of Hokkaido after reports that three students were swept out to sea. Reuters: Entertainment News

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at 68

Ed King, a former lead guitarist for the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd who co-wrote one of the group’s best known hits, “Sweet Home Alabama,” has died at age 68, a founding member of the band said on Thursday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Killer of John Lennon loses parole bid for tenth time

The man who gunned down rock icon John Lennon nearly 38 years ago failed in his tenth try to win freedom from a prison sentence that could keep him behind bars for the rest of his life, New York prison authorities said on Thursday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Danny Boyle out as next James Bond movie director

Acclaimed British director Danny Boyle has pulled out of the latest James Bond movie due to “creative differences,” the producers of the multimillion-dollar film franchise said on Tuesday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Actor who accused Asia Argento said he tried to keep story private

Actor Jimmy Bennett, who The New York Times reported has accused Italian actress Asia Argento of sexual assault, said on Wednesday he tried to handle the matter privately and felt “ashamed and afraid” after the story was published. Reuters: Entertainment News

Fake Trump family riffs on real news in musical spoof

The family of reality show star turned U.S. President Donald Trump has inspired a new Off-Broadway cabaret spoof promoted by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Reuters: Entertainment News

Asia Argento denies sexual relations with actor she paid off

Italian actress Asia Argento, an outspoken advocate in the movement against sexual harassment, denied on Tuesday ever having had sexual relations with Jimmy Bennett, an actor who the New York Times reported had accused her of sexual assault. Reuters: Entertainment News

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