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Natalie Portman refuses to attend ceremony for Israeli million-dollar prize

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli-American Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of "distressing" events in the country, the organisers said, announcing the prizegiving had been cancelled. Read More

 

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Three defense witnesses to testify in Cosby sex assault retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Three witnesses are expected to testify on Friday for the defense in the trial against comedian Bill Cosby, who is accused of drugging and sexual assaulting a former friend more than a decade ago. More »

 

'The Man Who Stole Banksy' tells Middle East street art tale

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Man Who Stole Banksy," a street art documentary that will premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, spins a tale that mixes would-be art-world avarice with Middle East politics. More »

 

'Exorcist' director Friedkin films the real thing in documentary

ROME (Reuters) - William Friedkin, director of the 1973 classic film "The Exorcist", is dealing with the devil again but don't expect more twisting heads, levitating beds or spurts of green vomit. More »

 

Probe into Prince's opioid death brings no criminal charges

CHASKA, Minn. (Reuters) - A two-year investigation into the death of "Purple Rain" singer Prince failed to determine where he obtained a counterfeit painkiller laced with fentanyl, resulting in no criminal charges, a Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday. More »

 

Bad-boy Von Trier returns to Cannes, 7 years after being expelled

LONDON (Reuters) - Danish director Lars Von Trier will present a movie at Cannes next month for the first time since he was thrown out of the film festival seven years ago for saying he was a Nazi who sympathized with Adolf Hitler. More »

 

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpieces beamed to Rome theater

ROME (Reuters) - With the help of lasers, dancers and music from British rock star Sting, Michelangelo's masterpieces are reaching new audiences outside the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. More »

 

Emboldened by #MeToo, 'mad as hell' women take spotlight at Cosby retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - As Bill Cosby approached a Pennsylvania courthouse for the beginning of his retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a one-time friend, a bare-breasted protester ran toward him shouting: "Women's lives matter." More »

 

Amy Schumer says self-esteem, not size, rules in 'I Feel Pretty'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Amy Schumer has made a name for herself with her sharp wit and self-deprecating observations about romance, drinking and sex. More »

 

Pink leads People's beautiful issue, Meghan Markle on the list

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink graced the cover of People magazine's annual beautiful people issue on Wednesday, chosen for what the celebrity publication called "a role model who embodies honesty and confidence." More »

 

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