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Blockbusters are back: New 'Fast & Furious' aims to jolt US movie-going

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood is finally revving up the summer blockbuster engines for the first time since COVID-19 idled the movie business. Read More

 

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Explainer: Britney Spears case throws spotlight on complex conservatorships

(Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears has been under a court-appointed conservatorship, or guardianship, since 2008. On Wednesday, she is due to make a personal address to the Los Angeles judge who is handling the conservatorship. More »

 

'Appalled' Billie Eilish apologises for racial slur in resurfaced video

LONDON (Reuters) - Billie Eilish has apologised after a video surfaced appearing to show the American singer mouthing a racial slur and putting on accents. More »

 

Senegal's famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay

SAINT LOUIS (Reuters) - On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times. More »

 

Steven Spielberg's studio to make films for Netflix

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Netflix Inc added acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg to its roster with a joint announcement on Monday of a deal for his Amblin Partners production company to supply multiple movies a year for several years. More »

 

George Clooney and friends open school to train film crews

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actors George Clooney, Kerry Washington and Don Cheadle are joining forces with Los Angeles education officials to open a school to train teens in skills like cinematography, lighting, visual effects and other Hollywood jobs. More »

 

Overprotected? Britney Spears' journey from teen phenom to guardianship

(Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears is due on Wednesday to address the Los Angeles court handling the conservatorship, or guardianship, arrangement that has controlled much of her personal and business affairs since 2008. More »

 

South Korean band SEVENTEEN show more mature sound in new EP

(Reuters) - K-pop stars SEVENTEEN say their latest EP "Your Choice" and lead single "Ready to Love" show off a more mature concept and sound but the motivations behind their music remain the same. More »

 

Cate Blanchett sees pandemic as chance for reflection on plight of refugees

LONDON (Reuters) -This year's World Refugee Day offers a chance to reflect on the uncertainty faced by those forced to flee their homes, actor Cate Blanchett, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, says as the world grapples with the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic. More »

 

Box Office: 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' Takes Top Spot From 'A Quiet Place 2'

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) -"The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" nabbed the top spot on box office charts, debuting with $11.6 million from 3,331 U.S. venues over the weekend. More »

 

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