Flower power takes hold at Dior in break from menswear past

PARIS (Reuters) – A giant sculpture made of pink and black flowers set the tone at Christian Dior’s catwalk show in Paris on Saturday as new menswear designer Kim Jones stamped his style on the storied French label with a display of floral-inspired, airy looks. Reuters: Entertainment News

Death, disputes and disgrace, but the TV show must go on

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Charlie Sheen’s “Two and a Half Men” character was run over by a bus and got a full-scale funeral. “Glee” actor Corey Monteith died in real life and had a tribute episode. “House of Cards” will return minus scandal-tainted Kevin Spacey, with his screen wife taking center stage. Reuters: Entertainment News

‘Roseanne’ spinoff called ‘The Conners’ to air on ABC in fall

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. broadcast network ABC said on Thursday it has ordered a 10-episode spinoff of comedy “Roseanne” that will air without any involvement of its creator Roseanne Barr, who sparked widespread outrage by tweeting a racial slur. Reuters: Entertainment News

ABC announces ‘Roseanne’ spinoff TV series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. broadcast network ABC has ordered a 10-episode spinoff of comedy “Roseanne” without creator Roseanne Barr, the channel said on Thursday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Ancient Greek sounds transfix audience in Athens

ATHENS (Reuters) – Hymns sung to the Greek gods thousands of years ago resonated from ancient musical instruments in Athens on Thursday, transporting a transfixed audience to antiquity. Reuters: Entertainment News

Belgium beach plays host to Hollywood sand sculptures

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) – On a Belgium beach, an artist adds the final touches to an imposing sand sculpture of the Incredible Hulk and his bristling muscles ahead of the opening of the world’s biggest festival of its kind. Reuters: Entertainment News

China’s Weibo blocks comedian John Oliver after Xi Jinping roasting

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Twitter-like microblogging service Weibo has blocked and deleted posts referring to British comedian John Oliver after he slammed the country’s human rights record and mocked President Xi Jinping on his show, Last Week Tonight. Reuters: Entertainment News

Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson on Wednesday confirmed reports that he and American pop star Ariana Grande are engaged after dating for less than two months. Reuters: Entertainment News

Sculptor Giacometti’s Paris studio opening to public

PARIS (Reuters) – More than 50 years after his death, art lovers can see sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s Parisian studio exactly as he left it, right down to half-finished sketches and his ashtray. Reuters: Entertainment News

Sesame Workshop to create new children’s TV shows for Apple

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc has ordered multiple live-action and animated series from Emmy award-winning children’s television producer Sesame Workshop, a source close to the agreement said on Wednesday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Some powerful Hollywood producers and directors have criticized Twenty-First Century Fox Inc over its news commentators’ support for the U.S. immigration crackdown that separates children from their parents, with one award-winning producer threatening to take his work elsewhere. Reuters: Entertainment News

Michael Jackson show headed to Broadway in 2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A musical inspired by the life of late pop singer Michael Jackson will open on Broadway in 2020, Jackson’s estate and its producing partner said on Tuesday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Artist Christo floats tomb of barrels in London’s Hyde Park

LONDON (Reuters) – A 20-metre (22-yard) high sculpture of an ancient Egyptian tomb, made from 7,506 red, white and mauve barrels, has taken temporary residence amid the aquatic wildlife on a lake in London’s Hyde Park. Reuters: Entertainment News

Hobbit’s five armies clash in Czech forest

DOKSY, The Czech Republic (Reuters) – Spears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a Czech forest over the weekend as hundreds of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit reenacted a major battle. Reuters: Entertainment News

Serenades and selfies with stars tempt TV’s Emmy voters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Broadway musical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber wowed more than 600 Emmy voters on a recent Monday night in Hollywood, playing piano as acclaimed singer Sara Bareilles performed a song from NBC’s production of his hit rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Reuters: Entertainment News

Organiser plays down rude gesture by Robbie Williams at World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) – One of the directors of the World Cup opening ceremony in Russia on Friday downplayed an obscene gesture made by Robbie Williams at the event, saying he did not think the middle finger that the singer flipped to the camera was meant to offend Russia. Reuters: Entertainment News

AT&T CEO says ready to invest, WarnerMedia rebranding unveiled

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc is committed to spend as much as needed on the media business of newly acquired Time Warner Inc, Chief Executive Randall Stephenson told CNBC on Friday, with a plan to invest $ 21 billion to $ 22 billion in the combined company. Reuters: Entertainment News

Apple nabs Oprah as top talent flocks to digital entertainment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc on Friday announced a multi-year deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programing, a coup in the battle for A-list talent and projects in the booming digital entertainment market. Reuters: Entertainment News

Apple signs Oprah Winfrey to multi-year program deal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc has signed a multi-year deal with Oprah Winfrey to create programming as part of the iPhone maker’s push into original entertainment, the company said on Friday. Reuters: Entertainment News

AT&T CEO says ready to invest, keep culture at Time Warner: CNBC

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc is committed to spend as much as needed on the media business of newly acquired Time Warner Inc, Chief Executive Randall Stephenson told CNBC on Friday, with a plan to invest $ 21 billion to $ 22 billion in the combined company. Reuters: Entertainment News

Royal wedding cellist Kanneh-Mason triumphs at Classic BRIT Awards

LONDON (Reuters) – Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the 19-year-old cellist who won a legion of fans around the world when he played at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding last month, has added to his list of accolades, scooping two prizes at the Classic BRIT Awards in London. Reuters: Entertainment News

Protective order obtained for Marvel magnate Stan Lee

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A temporary restraining order was issued on Wednesday against Stan Lee’s caregiver, who is accused in court documents of subjecting the 95-year-old Marvel Comics magnate to elder abuse since taking charge of his affairs earlier this year. Reuters: Entertainment News

Australian actress Rebel Wilson has Bauer Media libel payout cut

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian court on Thursday slashed a record libel payout for actress Rebel Wilson, saying there was insufficient evidence a series of magazine articles published by Bauer Media prevented her from getting lucrative roles in Hollywood. Reuters: Entertainment News

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