Entertainment

(Reuters) – Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) and CBS Corp (CBS.N) are not in active merger discussions, although controlling shareholder Shari Redstone has had exploratory conversations with CBS directors about recombining the companies, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday. CBS and Viacom are both controlled by ailing Sumner Redstone, 94, and his daughter
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday, dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm, and especially their homeland. In their debut, the eight “Virtual Currency Girls”, or Kasotsuka Shojo in Japanese, cavorted in maid costumes with frilly skirts and
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Guitarist Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of British metal band Motorhead’s line-up during its heyday, has died at the age of 67, the band’s official Facebook page said on Thursday. In a Facebook post, later members of the band said Clarke, known as “Fast Eddie” because of his ferocious style
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ROME (Reuters) – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hailed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for defending men accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. “Catherine Deneuve spoke blessed words,” said the 81-year-old Berlusconi, who resigned in 2011 mired in scandal over his wild “Bunga Bunga” parties with young
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia’s annual Elvis festival on Thursday. Strains of “I Was The One” rang out along the platforms of Sydney’s Central railway terminal as jumpsuited, coiffed and guitar-wielding passengers
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PARIS (Reuters) – Actress Catherine Deneuve and 99 other French women on Tuesday denounced a backlash against men following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying the #Metoo campaign against sexual harassment amounted to “puritanism” and was fueled by a “hatred of men.” In the aftermath of accusations against the U.S. movie producer, millions of women took
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