Tom Cruise rants at 'Mission: Impossible' crew in London over COVID safety

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 03:14 GMT

Tom Cruise let rip over an apparent breach of COVID-19 safety protocols on the London set of the new “Mission: Impossible” movie, telling crew members they would be fired if they don’t obey the rules.

Ethiopia cracks down on foreign media over claims of ‘biased’ coverage of Tigray crisis

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - 03:45 GMT

Ethiopia has cracked down on foreign media over covering the Tigray conflict with “bias,” suspending the license of Reuters and warning BBC and Deutsche Welle of the same fate.

In China, a Trump wax statue maker laments virus impact

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 02:27 GMT

For Zeng Sheng, the manager at Shanghai Maiyi Arts, this autumn should have been a boon for business: with the U.S. presidential election, demand for the centre’s wax replicas of Donald Trump should have been off the charts.

Berlin stars in tale of a refugee's hunger to belong

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 - 12:58 GMT

BERLIN (Reuters) - Away from Berlin’s clubs, far from the tourist hotspots, young drug dealers, many of them immigrants, eke out a marginal existence on the fringes of the city: theirs is the story of Afghan-German director Burhan Qurbani’s “Berlin Alexan

Invader's 'Rubik Mona Lisa' beats estimate at Paris auction

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 - 01:55 GMT

A French street artist's interpretation of the Mona Lisa made of 330 Rubik's Cubes sold for 480,200 euros ($520,680) on Sunday at a modern art auction in Paris, well above presale estimates of up to 150,000 euros, organizers Artcurial said.

Pacino turns Nazi hunter in TV series debut for Amazon

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 - 12:37 GMT

In a screen career spanning more than five decades, it has taken Al Pacino until now to act in a television series.

Elton John says he's 'deeply upset' after cutting short NZ concert

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 - 11:25 GMT

British singer-songwriter Elton John apologized to his fans in New Zealand late on Sunday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and was forced to cut short a concert in Auckland.

Weinstein trial revives #MeToo, a hashtag with movement's longevity

Mon, 03 Feb 2020 - 12:03 GMT

The Harvey Weinstein rape trial opened in January with celebrity appearances, noisy protests and graphic accounts of alleged assaults - and a spike in usage of the #MeToo hashtag that has become closely associated with the former Hollywood powerbroker.

Accuser says Weinstein raped her, likens former producer to 'Jekyll and Hyde'

Sat, 01 Feb 2020 - 11:48 GMT

A onetime aspiring actress told a Manhattan jury on Friday that Harvey Weinstein raped her in a hotel room while she was in an "extremely degrading" relationship with the movie producer.

Ex-actress says Weinstein promised her movie deal in exchange for threesome

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 - 11:55 GMT

An actress-turned-costume designer told jurors in the Weinstein rape trial on Wednesday the former Hollywood producer promised her a movie deal if she had three-way sex with him and his assistant.

Box Office: 'Bad Boys for Life' Rules Over 'The Gentlemen'

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 11:39 GMT

LOS ANGELES, ( - STX's "The Gentlemen" proved no match for Sony's "Bad Boys for Life," which again left box office competitors in the dust after collecting $34 million in its sophomore outing.

Philippine artist paints images of volcanic devastation using ash

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 - 02:54 GMT

Ash from a rumbling Philippine volcano has inspired an artist and instructor to paint watercolors using the gray powder that had covered the plants in her backyard.

Eyewitness to horror: New York museum opens exhibit of art by Holocaust victims

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 - 02:05 GMT

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying to fulfill a run-of-the mill request when he uncovered a treasure trove of eyewitness depictions of the Holocaust, drawn in pencil, ink and crayon.

Late pop idol George Michael returns with new song

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 - 01:09 GMT

A new track recorded by George Michael in his last studio sessions before his 2016 death was released on Wednesday, in which the late British pop idol sings about social ills.

Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new 'Star Wars' streaming TV series

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 - 12:19 GMT

Ewan McGregor will reprise his “Star Wars” role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday.

Box Office: 'Hobbs & Shaw' finishes in first place with $60 million

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 11:16 GMT

LOS ANGELES ( - Universal’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” crossed the box office finish line in first place, debuting with $60.8 million from 4,253 North American locations.

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky kicked and punched me, teenager tells Swedish court

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 - 02:55 GMT

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A teenager told a Swedish court on Tuesday that he was kicked and punched by U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky and two of his entourage.

Marvel's 'Avengers: Endgame' to set all-time box office record

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 - 02:46 GMT

Marvel Studios superhero movie “Avengers: Endgame” will claim the top of the global box office charts by Sunday, distributor Walt Disney Co said.

Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' crushes 'crawl,' 'stuber'

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 - 01:57 GMT

Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” claimed victory again during its second weekend in theaters, dominating over new releases

Spider-Man leaves New York for Europe in 'Far from Home'

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 - 03:33 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Spider-Man leaves New York for Europe in Marvel’s latest film about the web-slinging superhero, who once again has to fight off a new enemy.