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Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion
By Alicia Powell and Rollo Ross (Reuters) - Hollywood came under intense scrutiny for a lack of diversity in 2015 when the #OscarsSoWhite movement spotlighted the dearth of Black nominees for the film industry's highest honors. Following the mass ...
Johnny Depp's 'wife beater' libel case can go ahead, UK judge rules
LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge ruled on Thursday that Hollywood star Johnny Depp's libel case against The Sun newspaper over claims he abused his ex-wife can go ahead next week after rejecting the publication's bid to have the case thrown out. ...
Harry Potter fan sites step back from Rowling over transgender views
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites on Thursday distanced themselves from author J.K. Rowling because of her beliefs on transgender issues, calling them at odds with the message of empowerment in her best-selling books. ...
U.S. television broadcaster Hugh Downs dies at age 99
By Bill Trott (Reuters) - Hugh Downs, whose congeniality and authoritative manner allowed him to move between the world of game shows and U.S. network news, has died at the age of 99, the Arizona school named after him said on Thursday. Downs hosted ...
Mexico's TV Azteca invests in music streaming company Deezer
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Mexico's TV Azteca, a unit of Grupo Salinas, is investing in music streaming company Deezer with an agreement that includes an equity stake and commercial partnerships, the companies said in a statement on Thursday. Paris-based ...
Uffizi masterpieces show Black culture's role in the Renaissance
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Uffizi gallery said on Thursday it was planning to pick out nine of its masterpieces for a project to highlight the part that Black people and culture played in the Renaissance. Under the "Black Presence" initiative, images ...
'Help!' cry British musicians, warning of crisis in live music industry
(Reuters) - Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran and The Rolling Stones were among some 1,500 musicians who called on Thursday for the British government to help the live music business survive the novel coronavirus outbreak. "The future for concerts and ...
Universal Declaration of Human Rights inspires musical work, 'Voices'
By Sarah Mills LONDON - Composer Max Richter's new album "Voices" features narrators reading parts of the 70-year-old Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which he believes can stir hope in a world where we "lurch from crisis to crisis". His ...
The real untruth: How Jim Carrey co-wrote a satirical novel about Jim Carrey
Early on in Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon’s novel, Memoirs and Misinformation, there is a madcap passage where three of the book’s very famous characters behave very badly. Carrey, who is also the protagonist of the tale, is in a room at the ...
Mickey Mouse fans 'over the moon' as Tokyo Disney reopens
By Akira Tomoshige URAYASU, Japan (Reuters) - Tokyo Disney Resort welcomed visitors on Wednesday for the first time in four months after being closed due to the coronavirus, with fans practicing social distance as they returned to see Mickey Mouse ...