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Disney taps augmented reality for 'Star Wars' toy event

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co will send "Star Wars" characters into the realm of augmented reality next week to draw fans into stores as they release new merchandise tied to upcoming movie the "The Last Jedi," the company said in a statement on Thursday. Read More

 

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Taylor Swift announces 'Reputation' album after court victory

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift announced a new album titled "Reputation" on Wednesday, just over a week after scoring a court victory at a high-profile groping trial in Colorado. More »

 

'Crown Heights' explores perseverance in tale of wrongful conviction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new film based on the true story of a man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for murder seeks the silver lining in human perseverance while exploring the flaws in the U.S. justice system. More »

 

Amazon's 'The Tick' pokes fun at world of comic book superheroes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel and DC Comics superheroes may be battling for box office domination, but on the small screen, a little known blue superhero is offering up a satirical take on larger-than-life crusaders for justice. More »

 

Russian theater director who irked establishment given house arrest

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A theater director whose edgy work angered traditionalists in the Russian establishment was placed under house arrest on Wednesday in a fraud case his supporters say is part of a government crackdown on artistic freedoms. More »

 

Morgan Freeman to get Screen Actors lifetime award

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Morgan Freeman, the versatile actor known for playing gods, presidents and pimps, will be honored with the 2017 lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) at its annual ceremony in January. More »

 

Pennsylvania judge delays Cosby sex assault retrial till March

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on charges of sexually assaulting a former Temple University administrator in 2004 at his Philadelphia-area home will be postponed from November to March of next year, a judge said on Tuesday. More »

 

George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat U.S. hate groups

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a U.S. non-profit that monitors extremists and domestic hate groups, in response to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month. More »

 

Mark Wahlberg named world's highest-paid actor in 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mark Wahlberg soared to the top of the world's highest paid actors on an annual Forbes magazine list that highlighted a huge disparity between male and female Hollywood stars. More »

 

Comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease: coroner

(Reuters) - Comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease when he passed away at his home at age 91 in Las Vegas on Sunday, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said on Monday. More »

 

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