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Women in Hollywood see some gains after Oscars equality plea

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A year after best actress winner Frances McDormand used the Oscars stage to advocate for more women in front of and behind the camera, Hollywood is celebrating some progress - but remains far from reaching parity with men. Read More

 

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Keira Knightley film calls for unity in divided times

LONDON (Reuters) - Keira Knightley said her new film "The Aftermath", set in the bombed-out ruins of Hamburg just after the end of the Second World War, had important lessons on building bridges that were very relevant for today's divided societies. More »

 

Queen to rock Oscars with live performance

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British rock band Queen will perform live at Sunday's Oscars ceremony, organizers said on Monday, following the blockbuster success of best picture nominee "Bohemian Rhapsody." More »

 

Sexism still an issue, says Parton, as '9 to 5 the Musical' opens

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 40 years after playing a secretary who takes revenge on her sexist boss in "9 to 5", Dolly Parton again beat the drum for gender equality at the West End premiere of a musical version of her hit 1980 movie. More »

 

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with 'Empire' actor

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday. More »

 

Fiascos and fumbles: Oscar organizers stumble to restore glory

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - First it was the furor over a proposed new "popular" film category, then it was the fiasco over planned host Kevin Hart, and last month the organizers of the Oscars were accused of intimidating celebrities not to present at rival award shows. More »

 

Box Office: 'Alita: Battle Angel' Wins Dismal Presidents Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Fox's sci-fi adventure "Alita: Battle Angel" dominated in North America, but its opening weekend win isn't leaving the box office with much to celebrate. Tracking services estimate that this will be one of the lowest grossing Presidents Day weekends in years. More »

 

Lead roles in Chinese saga 'So Long My Son' share best actor awards at Berlinale

BERLIN (Reuters) - Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei won Silver Bears for best actor and best actress respectively for their joint lead roles as husband and wife in Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai's epic family saga "So Long My Son" at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday. More »

 

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz who played Hitler in 'Downfall' dies aged 77

ZURICH (Reuters) - Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who portrayed Adolf Hitler in Oscar-nominated film "Downfall" and the kindly grandfather in "Heidi", died of cancer at his home in Zurich on Saturday aged 77, his agent said. More »

 

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