LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Thursday, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago. Variety reported that two of the women said Hoffman sexually assaulted them in 1987. A third woman said he
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Award-winning U.S. documentary maker Morgan Spurlock stepped down from his production company on Thursday after saying on social media that he had engaged in sexual misconduct. FILE PHOTO: Director Morgan Spurlock arrives for the premiere of the documentary film “This is Us” about British boy band One Direction in New York,
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Music and film producer Russell Simmons faced new accusations of sexual misconduct from nine woman dating back to 1983, including four who alleged he raped them, and New York police have opened an investigation, police and U.S. newspapers said on Thursday. In an emailed statement on Thursday, the 60-year-old co-founder of
LONDON (Reuters) – Former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher has lent his distinctive voice to a Christmas-themed video produced by an activist group highlighting climate change. FILE PHOTO: Musician Liam Gallagher poses for a portrait while promoting his solo album “As You Were” in Santa Monica, California, U.S., July 25, 2017. Picture taken July 25.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek has joined the ranks of Hollywood women accusing movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, calling him a “monster” in an article published by the New York Times on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Actor Salma Hayek attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and InStyle celebration of the 75th
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Small-town dramedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday in a list that shut out veterans Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Steven Spielberg’s press freedom movie “The Post.” Instead, SAG members recognized performers in independent films that focused on women
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Livin’ on a Prayer” rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Jon Bon Jovi performs at The Songwriters Hall of Fame 48th Induction
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Light faces dark, old faces new and there’s a struggle to find a balance in the Force when “Star Wars” returns with “The Last Jedi,” the sequel that places Luke Skywalker and his sister Leia at the center of an emotional adventure. Actors dressed as storm troopers arrive for the European
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” in which the royal brothers both play small roles, on the red carpet at the film’s European premiere in London on Tuesday. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of
LONDON (Reuters) – One of the biggest shareholders in Cineworld has expressed concern about the company’s $3.6 billion takeover of bigger U.S. rival Regal Entertainment, saying it is uncomfortable with the debt the British business will take on to finance the deal. The $23-a-share acquisition will transform FTSE 250-listed Cineworld into the second biggest cinema
DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund said it planned to enter the cinema business with major U.S.-based movie exhibition company AMC Entertainment Holdings, as the conservative kingdom lifts a 35-year-old ban on cinemas. “In line with the fund’s mandate to help unlock promising new sectors within the kingdom, PIF and AMC Entertainment
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood’s long awards season began to take shape on Monday with Golden Globe nominations that rewarded risk-taking and shone a spotlight on veterans and newcomers alike. Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” a magical drama about a relationship between a strange river creature and a mute cleaner, collected
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” led the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes on Monday, landing seven nods, including for best drama film, director and actress Sally Hawkins. Nominees for the 75th Golden Globe Awards, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
LONDON (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s husband announced his retirement from active public life. A painting by Australian born artist Ralph Heimans of Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh, London, Britain, December 10, 2017. Ralph Heimans/Buckingham Palace
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – With anticipation building for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites. (L-R) Director Lee Unkrich, Anthony Gonzalez, who plays the voice of Miguel, co-director/screenwriter Adrian Molina and producer Darla K.