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'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different tune on musicals

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:04:57 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood scrambling to dust off its dancing shoes.(image)

Ex-teen idol David Cassidy says he has dementia

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:06:08 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former teen idol David Cassidy said on Monday he was suffering from dementia, a day after weekend performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared to fall off stage raised concern about his health.(image)

Attenborough, 90, to present BBC "Blue Planet" sequel

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:34:41 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most revered TV naturalist David Attenborough, 90, is returning to present a sequel to "The Blue Planet" documentary series, 16 years after the original illuminated the depths of the world's oceans.(image)

'Moonlight', 'Arrival' writers win top Writers Guild of America awards

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:36:19 -0500

(Reuters) - Writers for the films "Moonlight" and "Arrival" won top Writers Guild of America awards on Sunday, boosting the films' chances in the upcoming Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest honors.(image)

Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:20:17 -0500

LOS ANGELES ( - "The Lego Batman Movie" is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President's Day weekend -- nearly matching the combined haul of "Fifty Shades Darker" and "The Great Wall."(image)

Hungarian love story wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:32:47 -0500

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Hungarian love story called "On Body and Soul" about two lonely hearts working in a slaughterhouse in Budapest won the Golden Bear for best film on Saturday at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.(image)

Amid record betting on Oscars, 'La La Land' is seen as a lock

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:11:59 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "La La Land" is set to sweep the Oscars, but the race to be crowned Hollywood's leading man is going down to the wire, say bookmakers who are seeing record bets on the Academy Awards this year.(image)

Syrian 'White Helmets' makers get visas for Oscar travel

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:07:48 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Syrian rescue workers said on Friday they plan to travel to next week's Oscar ceremony, where their documentary "White Helmets" is nominated for an award, after weeks of uncertainty caused by U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.(image)

Exclusive: Paramount CEO Grey to depart as soon as next week - sources

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:01:13 -0500

(Reuters) - Brad Grey, the chairman and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures film studio is expected to leave with an announcement coming as early as next week, according to two sources familiar with the situation.(image)

'I Am Not Your Negro' explores America's civil rights struggle

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:34:43 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As author, poet and essayist James Baldwin started writing a book in the late 1960s exploring the lives of three black civil rights activists, little did he realize his examination of race relations would resonate so deeply in present day America.(image)