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    U.S., Canada lift global box office as international sales flat


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Worldwide movie ticket sales increased by 1 percent to a record $38.6 billion in 2016 as theaters in the United States and Canada rung up higher sales and overseas returns were flat, according to industry statistics released on...

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Worldwide movie ticket sales increased by 1 percent to a record $38.6 billion in 2016 as theaters in the United States and Canada rung up higher sales and overseas returns were flat, according to industry statistics released on Wednesday.

    Disney stole 'Zootopia,' writer claims in U.S. lawsuit


    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co was sued on Tuesday by a longtime Hollywood screenwriter and producer who accused the studio of copying its blockbuster, Oscar-winning animated film "Zootopia" from his work without permission. ...

    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co was sued on Tuesday by a longtime Hollywood screenwriter and producer who accused the studio of copying its blockbuster, Oscar-winning animated film "Zootopia" from his work without permission.

    Barber-turned-rapper crowned 'Afghan Star' in talent show


    KABUL (Reuters) - A barber-turned-rapper has been crowned the winner of an Afghan talent show that offered its audience some relief from daily stories of insurgents and suicide bombs. ...

    KABUL (Reuters) - A barber-turned-rapper has been crowned the winner of an Afghan talent show that offered its audience some relief from daily stories of insurgents and suicide bombs.

    Daring designs lead looks on Tokyo catwalks


    TOKYO (Reuters) - Colorful embroidery, creative batik designs and fearless facial jewelry brightened the catwalks at Tokyo Fashion Week where Asian designers presented their Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collections this week. ...

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Colorful embroidery, creative batik designs and fearless facial jewelry brightened the catwalks at Tokyo Fashion Week where Asian designers presented their Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collections this week.

    Chuck Barris, 'The Gong Show' host, dies at 87


    (Reuters) - Chuck Barris, who tapped into Americans’ hunger to be on television by creating game shows such as “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and his showcase for the acutely untalented, “The Gong Show,” died on Tuesday, media...

    (Reuters) - Chuck Barris, who tapped into Americans’ hunger to be on television by creating game shows such as “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and his showcase for the acutely untalented, “The Gong Show,” died on Tuesday, media outlets reported.

    Idina Menzel happy to 'Let It Go' for world tour


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Broadway star Idina Menzel says she has not yet grown tired of singing her big hit "Let It Go," even as she embarks on a 50-city world tour. ...

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Broadway star Idina Menzel says she has not yet grown tired of singing her big hit "Let It Go," even as she embarks on a 50-city world tour.

    Spice Girl Mel B files for divorce from husband of nearly ten years


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spice Girl Melanie 'Mel B' Brown filed for divorce from her husband after nearly 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. ...

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spice Girl Melanie 'Mel B' Brown filed for divorce from her husband after nearly 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

    LA sheriff's office apologizes to Wyclef Jean for handcuffing incident


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department apologized on Tuesday for briefly detaining Grammy-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean in handcuffs during a robbery investigation, after Jean said he was "treated like a criminal" by law...

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department apologized on Tuesday for briefly detaining Grammy-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean in handcuffs during a robbery investigation, after Jean said he was "treated like a criminal" by law enforcement officers.

    'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins best film at Asian Film Awards


    HONG KONG, (Reuters) - Chinese film "I Am Not Madame Bovary" took home three awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Tuesday, winning best film, best cinematographer and best actress. ...

    HONG KONG, (Reuters) - Chinese film "I Am Not Madame Bovary" took home three awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Tuesday, winning best film, best cinematographer and best actress.

    'Gay moment' stays put as Malaysia to release 'Beauty and the Beast' without cuts


    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Walt Disney blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" will be released in Malaysia this month without any cuts, the company said on Tuesday, after censors had earlier asked for the removal of a "gay moment" in the movie. ...

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Walt Disney blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" will be released in Malaysia this month without any cuts, the company said on Tuesday, after censors had earlier asked for the removal of a "gay moment" in the movie.