Family of 'Star Trek' actor settles with Fiat Chrysler over fatal accident
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of late "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV over the rollaway crash of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed the up-and-coming actor almost two years ago.
Film Review: 'Paul, Apostle of Christ'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - At one point in "Paul, Apostle of Christ," a Roman prefect (Olivier Martinez, sporting a Caesar haircut and a nearly unintelligible accent) refers to rumors that his captive, the early Christian evangelist Paul (James Faulkner), wields some kind of special power. In a world that idolizes DC and Marvel superheroes -- "false gods," in Old Testament parlance -- that's practically what it would take to get the attention of the moviegoing public these days, but alas, Paul's power is of a less spectacular sort: He believes in the divine afterlife that awaits him following whatever martyrdom he must suffer at the hands of Roman emperor Nero, who has blamed the city's fires on this scrappy religious cult.
UPDATE 1-UK's Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan invite 600 guests to wedding
LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have invited 600 guests to their wedding in May although who is on the list is not being revealed yet, his office said on Thursday.
UK's Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan invite 600 guests to wedding
LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have invited 600 guests to their wedding in May, his office said on Thursday.
Afrin, the movie, premieres days after Turkish army storms Syrian town
ISTANBUL, March 22 (Reuters) - Days after Turkish forces captured Afrin, hundreds of people gathered at a cinema in Istanbul this week for the premiere of a film about commandos battling militants in the Syrian town.
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TV Review: 'Grey's Anatomy' Spinoff 'Station 19'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It's always dicey to make an assessment of a new show based on purely the pilot, but in the case of "Station 19," there are a few nice caveats.
TV Review: Jared Harris in 'The Terror' on AMC
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Terror," a handsome and well-acted period drama about polar explorers, is fine as far as it goes. But be forewarned: It does not go very far.
Formula One delays start of TV streaming service
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One has pushed back the start of a new television streaming service which it had hoped to launch in Australia this weekend.
Motor racing-Formula One delays start of TV streaming service
LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) - Formula One has pushed back the start of a new television streaming service which it had hoped to launch in Australia this weekend.
'60 Minutes' Confirms Plans to Air Stormy Daniels Interview March 25
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Despite days of speculation, producers at "60 Minutes" wouldn't publicly confirm what many news aficionados knew: CBS has planned to run a broadcast of the venerable newsmagazine featuring an interview between former porn star Stormy Daniels and correspondent Anderson Cooper. Now, the show has substantiated its intentions.
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'Sound of Music,' 'Rumours' albums deemed U.S. national treasures
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The soundtrack from "The Sound of Music," Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours" and the 1984 song "Footloose" were among 25 recordings deemed national treasures on Wednesday and worthy of preserving by the U.S. Library of Congress.
Marvin Gaye family prevails in 'Blurred Lines' plagiarism case
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a $5.3 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copying a Marvin Gaye song to create their 2013 smash "Blurred Lines."
'Sound of Music,' 'Rumours' albums deemed U.S. national treasures
LOS ANGELES, March 21 (Reuters) - The soundtrack from "The Sound of Music," Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours" and the 1984 song "Footloose" were among 25 recordings deemed national treasures on Wednesday and worthy of preserving by the U.S. Library of Congress.
Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run Into December
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Bruce Springsteen will extend his "Springsteen on Broadway" one-man show until December 15, he announced today. Eighty-one additional shows will go on sale for performances July 10 through December 15, 2018, marking the third time "Springsteen on Broadway" has been extended since its initial eight-week run. The current run of shows concludes on June 30.
Spotify CEO eligible to sell up to $2 billion stake in public listing
(Reuters) - Daniel Ek, the CEO and co-founder of streaming music leader Spotify Technology SA
, is eligible to sell up to 15.8 million shares of the company worth up to $2 billion in its direct listing, the company disclosed in a filing on Tuesday.
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FACTBOX-What is in the $1.3 trillion spending bill before the U.S. Congress
WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is aiming to pass a $1.3 trillion spending bill and send it to President Donald Trump before a midnight Friday deadline to fund the U.S. government until Oct. 1 and avoid a shutdown.
UPDATE 7-Government funding bill hits snag in U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - Legislation to fund the government beyond Friday, which was on a fast track toward passage by the U.S. Congress, hit a bump on Thursday as Republican Senator Rand Paul employed procedural delays while he hunkered down to read the 2,232-page tome.
U.S. Justice Department urges judge to block AT&T-Time Warner merger
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department squared off on Thursday with AT&T Inc in a long anticipated trial, as the two sides disputed whether AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc would be good for consumers or an expensive drag on innovation.
U.S. judge tosses extortion case against Boston city officials
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a criminal case against two members of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's administration accused of illegally pressuring a music festival production company into hiring union labor.
Venezuelan protesters burn tires at statue in Chavez birthplace
BARINAS, Venezuela, March 22 (Reuters) - Protesters vandalized the most important statue of Venezuela's former leader Hugo Chavez on Thursday in his birthplace of Sabaneta, the latest outbreak of discontent over the OPEC member's economic and political crisis.
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