U.S. film director John Singleton dead at age 51

FILE PHOTO: Actor Taraji P. Henson poses with Mary J. Blige and director John Singleton after receiving a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo April 29, 2019 By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – John Singleton, who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed […]

Woodstock 50th anniversary music festival canceled – lead investor

FILE PHOTO: Singer John Fogerty speaks during the announcement event for the lineup for the Woodstock 50th Anniversary concert in New York, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo April 29, 2019 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A planned three-day concert event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival has been canceled, the lead […]

‘Tolkien’ looks at early years of ‘Lord of the Rings’ writer

FILE PHOTO: 76th Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 – Nicholas Hoult. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo April 28, 2019 By Jayson Mansaray LONDON (Reuters) – J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantastical world of hobbits, elves and orcs have won over fans around the world in the decades since “The Hobbit” and “The […]

‘Avengers: Endgame’ off to record start in U.S., Canada

FILE PHOTO: An Avengers fan poses as she arrives dressed as Gamora at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to attend the opening screening of “Avengers: Endgame” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake April 26, 2019 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Marvel Studios superhero spectacle “Avengers: Endgame” hauled in a […]

The Cranberries pay tribute to late singer with final album

Members of The Cranberries, bassist Mike Hogan, drummer Fergal Lawler and guitarist Noel Hogan speak to Reuters during an interview in London, Britain, April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Gerhard Mey April 26, 2019 By Hanna Rantala LONDON (Reuters) – Irish rockers The Cranberries are saying goodbye with their final album released on Friday, a poignant tribute to […]

Fan favorites face death on Sunday’s ‘Game of Thrones’

FILE PHOTO: Alfie Allen arrives for the premiere of the final season of “Game of Thrones” at Radio City Music Hall in New York, U.S., April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs April 26, 2019 By David Gaffen (Reuters) – This Sunday’s episode of HBO’s juggernaut “Game of Thrones” is expected to bring death – a lot […]

Taylor Swift announces release of new single “ME!” during NFL draft

FILE PHOTO: Taylor Swift poses upon arriving for the Time 100 Gala celebrating Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in New York, U.S., April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly April 26, 2019 (Reuters) – Grammy-winning singer Taylor Swift announced the release of her new single “ME!” on ABC television’s broadcast of the National […]

Rami Malek to play Bond villain in franchise’s 25th film next year

FILE PHOTO: Daniel Craig poses for photographers as he attends the world premiere of the new James Bond 007 film “Spectre” at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor April 25, 2019 (Reuters) – Oscar winner Rami Malek will play the international villain who Daniel Craig’s James Bond must battle […]

Athens painter turns blockbusters into motion picture art

Greek artist Virginia Axioti works on the billboard of the “Avengers: Endgame” movie in Athens, Greece, April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis April 25, 2019 By Renee Maltezou and Michele Kambas ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek artist Virginia Axioti’s work is seen by thousands of people every week, but none of it is digital. As the designer […]

R. Kelly’s accuser wins judgment in suit singer failed to answer

FILE PHOTO: Recording artist R. Kelly leaves the Cook County Criminal Courthouse after being acquitted of child pornography charges in Chicago June 13, 2008. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES)/File Photo April 24, 2019 By Joseph Ax (Reuters) – A woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse has won a civil case by default against the […]