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Darth Vader actor David Prowse dies aged 85

LONDON (Reuters) - David Prowse, the English actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, has died aged 85, his management company said on Sunday. Read More

 

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Box Office: 'The Croods 2' Leads Sluggish Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the most popular times to go to the movies. Crowd pleasers like "Frozen," "Coco" and "Knives Out" have propelled attendance and generated many, many millions in ticket sales over the holiday weekend in years past, cementing various box office records to boot. More »

 

Cellist turns locked-down museums into backdrop for "healing art"

PARIS (Reuters) - It's an ideal pairing for the COVID-19 era: a musician who cannot play for a live audience and sumptuous museums that cannot welcome visitors. Cellist Camille Thomas has put them together to create what she hopes will be a balm for troubled times. More »

 

Racing great Hamilton, fundraiser Captain Tom top GQ awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 100-year-old charity hero Captain Tom Moore and motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton have topped GQ magazine's Men of the Year Awards. More »

 

South Korea's BTS snags first ever Grammy nomination for a K-Pop band

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean boy band BTS on Tuesday snagged the first ever Grammy nomination for a K-pop band, taking the worldwide sensation a step closer to winning the music award. More »

 

Denmark's Mads Mikkelsen to replace Depp in next 'Fantastic Beasts' movie

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has been chosen to replace Johnny Depp in the upcoming third film in the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise, Warner Bros. said on Wednesday. More »

 

From the musician's own vault comes documentary 'Zappa'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Alex Winter became the first filmmaker to get access to a vault of Frank Zappa's private videos, he could not decide initially whether it was a blessing or a curse. More »

 

Milan's La Scala opts for TV gala as virus cancels season debut

MILAN (Reuters) - Milan's La Scala will broadcast a music and dance gala from its empty auditorium next month after it was forced to abandon its traditional December opening with an opera for the first time since World War Two due to the pandemic. More »

 

Beyonce dominates Grammy nods; snubbed The Weeknd calls process 'corrupt'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beyonce dominated nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards on Tuesday in a field that favored alternative artists over mainstream musicians, topped by a stunning snub for Canadian singer The Weeknd, who called the process "corrupt." More »

 

'Happiest Season' spotlights LGBT love in Christmas rom-com

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Happiest Season," out on Hulu on Friday and starring Kristen Stewart, breaks the mold as a romantic comedy about a lesbian couple set around the holidays. More »

 

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