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Lori Loughlin among those facing new charges in U.S. college admissions scam

BOSTON (Reuters) - Actress Lori Loughlin is facing a new bribery charge after federal prosecutors on Tuesday said they brought additional charges against 18 wealthy parents, university athletic officials and others accused of participating in the largest U.S. college admissions scam ever uncovered. Read More

 

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Asterix gets update with female heroine in latest outing

PARIS (Reuters) - Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns this week for his 38th comic book adventure "Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter"¬†featuring for the first time in its 60 year history a female heroine. More »

 

Already a star, singer King Princess releases debut album

LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty-year-old singer-songwriter King Princess releases one of pop music's most hotly anticipated debut albums on Friday, "Cheap Queen", more than a year after she shot to stardom with a single name-checked by Harry Styles and Kourtney Kardashian. More »

 

Disney's Marvel to create exclusive podcasts for SiriusXM

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's Marvel Entertainment said on Tuesday it would create exclusive weekly podcasts for satellite radio company SiriusXM Holdings Inc and its online music service Pandora starting next year. More »

 

British-born Nigerian actor hopes black skinhead film will 'heal' pain

LAGOS (Reuters) - British-born Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was taken into foster care by a white family near London as a baby in the 1960s. As a youth, the unthinkable happened: the black boy joined a gang of violent white supremacists. More »

 

Box Office: 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' dominates with soft $36 million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Five years after Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent" cast a spell over the box office, the villainous enchantress has returned to the top of domestic charts. Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," a sequel to 2014's fantasy adventure based on the "Sleeping Beauty" sorceress, debuted to $36 million from 2,790 North American theaters, nearly half of what the first movie made in its inaugural weekend ($69 million). More »

 

A day in Elton John's life: Buy Rolls, write hit song, dine with Ringo

LONDON (Reuters) - When Elton John was working on his new autobiography, the legendary singer, songwriter and performer pulled out diaries he had been encouraged to write during a stint in rehab. More »

 

'Abominable' film axed in Malaysia after rebuffing order to cut China map

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - DreamWorks' animated movie "Abominable" will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet a censor board requirement to cut a scene showing China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea, the movie distributor said on Sunday. More »

 

Singer Robbie Williams to release first ever Christmas album

LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Robbie Williams is getting into the festive cheer, announcing on Friday he would release his first ever Christmas album this holiday season. More »

 

Hitler satire 'Jojo Rabbit' mixes dark humor with plea for tolerance

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - New Zealand movie director Taika Waititi says he likes a challenge and his satire of Adolf Hitler and Nazi culture may be his riskiest and most successful yet. More »

 

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