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  • Kesha's Latest Attempt to Terminate Contracts With Dr. Luke Rejected

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - While Lukas "Dr. Luke" Gottwald's defamation lawsuit against former protege Kesha is still pending, her attempts to extradite herself from contracts she signed with him and his Kemosabe label have been halted again. On Tuesday, a New York appeals court affirmed a judge's decision to reject Kesha's her counterclaims, the latest in several attempts by her to have her agreements with Gottwald terminated. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

  • FEATURE-Youth orchestra changes the tune for Costa Rica shantytown

    SAN JOSE, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After a trio of boys in the working-class neighborhood of La Carpio told Alicia Aviles they wanted to play musical instruments instead of football, she set her sights on creating a symphony orchestra for one of the poorest districts in Costa Rica's capital.

  • Album Review: 'Shawn Mendes'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Since Shawn Mendes emerged in 2014 as one of the first-ever "Vine stars" (it's hard to believe how quaint a term involving defunct social-media app can sound), he's evolved with a self-assurance that belies his youth, his indisputable cuteness and the seemingly inevitable fizz that would come with such an arrival.

  • World Cup divides fans with 'Live It Up' Will Smith anthem

    LONDON (Reuters) - Soccer's World Cup organizers divided fans by releasing the tournament's official song on Friday - a fast-paced dance tune titled "Live It Up" featuring American actor and rapper Will Smith.

  • Soccer-World Cup divides fans with "Live It Up" Will Smith anthem

    LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) - Soccer's World Cup organizers divided fans by releasing the tournament's official song on Friday - a fast-paced dance tune titled "Live It Up" featuring American actor and rapper Will Smith.

  • Oscar winner Danny Boyle to direct next Bond film

    LONDON (Reuters) - Academy Award winner Danny Boyle will direct the next James Bond film, the movie's producers said on Friday, with actor Daniel Craig returning for his fifth outing as Britain's famous fictional spy, the smooth-talking, martini-drinking 007.

  • Oscar winner Danny Boyle to direct next Bond film

    LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) - Academy Award winner Danny Boyle will direct the next James Bond film, the movie's producers said on Friday, with actor Daniel Craig returning for his fifth outing as Britain's famous fictional spy, the smooth-talking, martini-drinking 007.

  • American kids recreate royal wedding for photoshoot

    (Reuters) - Living the fantasy of Britain's royal wedding, American kids dressed up as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for a photoshoot on a budget and schedule that wedding planners can only dream of.

  • Hulu Orders R. Kelly Sex-Abuse Documentary Film From BuzzFeed News

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - R. Kelly's alleged sexual abuse of women and girls is the focus of a new documentary feature film BuzzFeed News is developing for Hulu.

  • Michael B. Jordan, Zendaya, Nick Jonas to Appear at MTV Movie and TV Awards

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Presenters for the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards include "Black Panther" star Michael B. Jordan; Seth Rogen and Kristen Bell, Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez and Common, the network announced today. The ceremony, hosted by Tiffany Haddish, is scheduled to be held on June 18 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

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