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

Robbie Williams selling his soul for World Cup gig – Kremlin critic

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A long-time Kremlin critic lambasted Robbie Williams for deciding to sing at the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow on Thursday, while a campaign group offered to brief the British pop star on Russia’s human rights record. Reuters: Entertainment News

Funeral of Swedish DJ Avicii held last week: publicist

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The funeral of Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars in electronic dance music, took place in a private ceremony in Stockholm last week, his publicist said. Reuters: Entertainment News

Robert De Niro uses F-bomb against Trump on live TV

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor Robert de Niro issued an expletive-laden denunciation of U.S. President Donald Trump during the live television broadcast of the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday. Reuters: Entertainment News

‘Harry Potter,’ Glenda Jackson, Andrew Garfield win top Tony Awards

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” won the Tony Award for best play on Sunday while Glenda Jackson and Andrew Garfield took home acting prizes and rocker Bruce Springsteen received a special prize at Broadway’s honors for the best in theater. Reuters: Entertainment News

DJ duo NERVO to enhance volleyball fan experience

(Reuters) – Grammy-winning Australian DJ duo NERVO will promote the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) as part of a collaboration to enhance fan experience, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) said on Sunday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Angels, wizards and SpongeBob vie for Tony award honors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The wizarding world of Harry Potter, a singing SpongeBob, an AIDS-ravaged Roy Cohn and a gang of Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” are the stuff of hit shows taking center stage as Sunday’s annual Tony Awards honor the best of Broadway theater. Reuters: Entertainment News

U.S. actors, TV networks agree to end casting couch

(Reuters) – The largest U.S. actors’ union and the four major television networks on Saturday agreed to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes, ratifying a guideline the screen actors’ guild had enacted on its own following the #MeToo uproar, the union said. Reuters: Entertainment News

Queen’s honors sidetracked by row over rail boss award

LONDON (Reuters) – A row over the running of Britain’s railways spilled over into Queen Elizabeth’s annual birthday honors on Saturday as Network Rail’s outgoing boss was decorated in a list which included actress Emma Thompson and novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. Reuters: Entertainment News

French performance artist emerges from week inside sculpture

AURIGNAC, France (Reuters) – French performance artist Abraham Poincheval on Friday stepped out of a giant wooden statue in the shape of a prehistoric man wearing a lionskin, after spending seven days trapped inside. Reuters: Entertainment News

HBO gives go-ahead to ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hit television series “Game of Thrones” is getting a prequel series, cable channel HBO said on Friday, the first green light for five potential spinoff projects for the award-winning medieval fantasy. Reuters: Entertainment News

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