'Tosca' with a touch of cinema enthrals Milan's La Scala at opening night
MILAN (Reuters) - "Tosca", Giacomo Puccini's opera about a diva prepared to do anything for love, was given a cinematic flavor as it opened La Scala's season for the first time, winning a 16-minute ovation and a stage strewn with flowers from the audience on Saturday.
"Tosca" with a touch of cinema enthralls Milan's La Scala at opening night
MILAN, Dec 7 (Reuters) - "Tosca," Giacomo Puccini's opera about a diva prepared to do anything for love, was given a cinematic flavor as it opened La Scala's season for the first time, winning a 16-minute ovation and a stage strewn with flowers from the audience on Saturday.
Prosecutors seek to up Harvey Weinstein's bail, citing violations
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has at times failed to wear a required electronic tracking device, New York prosecutors said Friday, asking a judge to increase his bail to $5 million, from $1 million, as he awaits trial on sexual assault charges.
Ron Leibman, Tony-Winning Actor Known for 'Angels in America' and 'Friends,' Dies at 82
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ron Leibman, an Emmy-winning actor who garnered a Tony for his work in Broadway's "Angels in America" and played the father of Jennifer Aniston's Rachel Green on "Friends," died on Friday. He was 82.
'Irishman' draws 17 million U.S. viewers on Netflix, Nielsen estimates
(Reuters) - Martin Scorsese's new gangster film "The Irishman" was watched by an estimated 17.1 million Americans in its first five days of release on Netflix, according to Nielsen data released on Friday.
From posters to helmets, Star Wars collectibles up for auction
LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - From vintage posters to action figures, Star Wars collectibles are up for grabs in an online auction, days ahead of the release of the sci-fi saga's highly-anticipated ninth chapter.
Film spotlights women medics taking lead in Syria's bunker hospitals
LONDON, Dec 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During the five-year siege of Syria's eastern Ghouta region, doctor Amani Ballour worked in a fortified underground hospital called The Cave where she and her team defied constant bombardments to save thousands of lives.
'It's bittersweet': Leia has key role as 'Star Wars' wraps Skywalker saga
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The highly anticipated final chapter in the Skywalker film saga will feature a significant role for Princess Leia, the beloved "Star Wars" character played by late actress Carrie Fisher.
Immersive movie technology gets U.S. debut with new 'Jumanji' adventure
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Moviegoers have been offered rolling seats, 3D glasses and even rain and smells in recent years as theater chains seek to fill seats.
A decade in showbiz: #MeToo, Oscar drama and star-studded weddings
LONDON (Reuters) - A showbiz decade marked by the emergence of the #MeToo movement, drama at Oscar time and a clutch of star-studded royal weddings is drawing to a close. Following are selected highlights.
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