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  • Jon Favreau 'Holding Out Hope' for Spider-Man to Remain in the MCU

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Spider-Man's potential exit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe could throw a wrench in Happy and Aunt May's relationship, but Jon Favreau is "optimistic" the love affair will continue amid Sony's dispute with Disney.

  • Film Review: 'Overcomer'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - No matter the setting or circumstances, the solution to every dilemma found in Christian Evangelical films is getting closer to God. That certainly holds true with regards to "Overcomer," the latest bit of bigscreen proselytizing by writer-director-star Alex Kendrick ("War Room," "Courageous"). The story of a high school basketball coach who's forced to take over a cross-country program with only one runner, it's Its one-note sermonizing should help it appeal to its target audience, but those not already in the fold will likely be left unmoved.

  • Special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett's case: judge

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A judge in Chicago on Friday named a special prosecutor to probe the case involving former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's allegation that he was the victim of a racist attack, which authorities have ruled a hoax.

  • UPDATE 3-Shares in Peppa Pig owner surge, analysts eye counter bidders

    Aug 23 (Reuters) - Shares in Peppa Pig and PJ Masks-owner Entertainment One rose almost 39% to a record high on Friday, surpassing the $4 billion price tag agreed with U.S. toy maker Hasbro, in a sign that investors see a chance of a counter offer.

  • Shares in Peppa Pig owner rise past Hasbro offer

    (Reuters) - Peppa Pig-owner Entertainment One's shares rose more than 30% to a record high on Friday, surpassing the price agreed by the company's board with U.S. toy maker Hasbro Inc in a sign that investors see some chance of a counter offer.

  • Harvey Weinstein to be arraigned again ahead of criminal trial

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday morning on an indictment in connection with his upcoming criminal trial, a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney said on Thursday.

  • Emma Watson among advisory group calling on G7 for progressive feminist laws

    NEW YORK, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Actress Emma Watson and Nobel laureate Nadia Murad will join other women's rights activists on Sunday to urge powerful world leaders at the Group of Seven (G7) summit in France to usher in laws empowering women and end those that harm them.

  • Bosnian-Dutch film wins top award at 25th Sarajevo Film Festival

    SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A Bosnian-Dutch film about a girl leaving the Netherlands and returning to her native Bosnia to visit the sick father she has never met was chosen on Thursday as the best movie at the Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), celebrating its silver jubilee.

  • Bosnian-Dutch film wins top award at 25th Sarajevo Film Festival

    SARAJEVO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - A Bosnian-Dutch film about a girl leaving the Netherlands and returning to her native Bosnia to visit the sick father she has never met was chosen on Thursday as the best movie at the Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), celebrating its silver jubilee.

  • Michael Jackson's ex-publicist touts foundation to 'protect' legacy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former publicist for Michael Jackson on Thursday announced plans for a charitable foundation not affiliated with the late pop singer's family or estate, intended to defend and promote the legacy of the controversial entertainer.

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