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AC/DC founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:46:21 -0500

(Reuters) - Malcolm Young, who founded the Australian rock band AC/DC along with his brother Angus, has died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years, the band said on its Facebook page on Saturday.(image)

Netflix's Marvel antihero 'The Punisher' explores the toll of violence

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:06:41 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frank Castle, the vigilante sniper assassin at the center of Netflix Inc's new Marvel series "The Punisher," is neither a hero nor a villain. He is a man in pain.(image)

Teen angst plus super powers collide in 'Runaways'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:21:32 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Brian K. Vaughan was approached by Marvel Comics to write a comic book to bring in new readers, he hit on the idea of "Runaways," the story of a diverse group of teenage friends whose bond grows stronger when they make a gruesome discovery.(image)

Spotify buys online recording studio Soundtrap

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:58:15 -0500

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify has bought online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday, declining to give financial details of the deal.(image)

'King of Cling' fashion designer Azzedine Alaia dies at 77

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:58:16 -0500

PARIS (Reuters) - Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who dressed stars from Greta Garbo to Grace Jones and Lady Gaga, died in Paris at the age of 77, the French Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion said on Saturday.(image)

George Clooney makes TV return with 'Catch-22,' two decades after ER

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:05:19 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialized adaptation of "Catch-22," Paramount Television said on Thursday, nearly 20 years after he left hit show "ER" to become one of film's biggest names.(image)

Woman accuses Senator Al Franken of unwanted groping, kiss

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:37:11 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A radio broadcaster accused U.S. Senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle East.(image)

Films about migration, terrorism win German Bambi awards

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:34:55 -0500

BERLIN (Reuters) - Films about terrorism, migration and the struggle for women's rights swept Germany's Bambi awards on Thursday evening, with Chinese dissident and filmmaker Ai Weiwei urging the star-studded audience to keep faith in humanity.(image)

Vivendi's music unit UMG worth more than $40 billion, CEO says

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:15:25 -0500

BARCELONA/LONDON (Reuters) - Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG) could be worth more than $40 billion, Chief Executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine said on Friday, helping buoy shares in the French media group following third-quarter results where UMG was a highlight.(image)

London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:13:14 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theater, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013.(image)