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After #MeToo, Hollywood women seize power behind TV camera

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When writer and producer Stacy Rukeyser suggested featuring a female venture capitalist looking for a husband on the Lifetime television drama "Unreal," network executives asked if she could turn the character into someone with "a much more traditional, demure sense of femininity." Read More

 

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Walmart teams up with Ellen DeGeneres to launch fashion line

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc said on Wednesday that it would tie up with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to launch a women's fashion line, its latest attempt to make deeper inroads into the apparel space and gain market share in the category. More »

 

British actress can sue Weinstein for sex trafficking: U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein must face a U.S. lawsuit by a British actress who has accused him of violating sex trafficking laws by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. More »

 

Ailing Aretha Franklin visited by Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson

(Reuters) - Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who has fallen gravely ill, was visited at her Detroit-area home on Tuesday by fellow recording artist Stevie Wonder, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and ex-husband Glynn Turman, her publicist said. More »

 

Crazy rich on film, proud to be Asian

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The film is called "Crazy Rich Asians," but the cast is proud to be showcasing such a rare array of Asian culture and identity in a Hollywood movie. More »

 

'Simpsons' creator brings animated fantasy show to Netflix

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The creator of the long-running animated TV series "The Simpsons" brings his first new show in 20 years to Netflix this week, a story that centers around a drunken princess, an elf and a demon. More »

 

Like 'The Wife,' Glenn Close says she's a late bloomer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in "The Wife" she says she's only just starting to feel comfortable in her own skin. More »

 

'The Meg' bites off strong $44.5 million debut

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "The Meg" devoured the competition at the domestic box office. More »

 

Life on the edge: Scottish rapper probes UK wealth gap at Fringe

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish writer Darren McGarvey's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, informed by his own violent and addictive past, is a powerful insight into Britain's wealth gap via rap and acid comedy. More »

 

Lebanese pop sensation reveals breast cancer battle in music video

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese pop singer Elissa surprised fans this week by revealing in a new music video that she had overcome breast cancer, raising awareness of a disease campaigners say can be a taboo topic of discussion in Lebanon. More »

 

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