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British singer Cliff Richard cancels cathedral performance

LONDON (Reuters) – British singer Cliff Richard, whose house was searched last week by police investigating allegations of a sexual offense involving an underage boy in the 1980s, has canceled a performance he was due to give next month in … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro’s TV thriller ‘The Strain’ gets second season

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Gory paranormal television thriller “The Strain,” one of the top new series on U.S. cable television, has been renewed for a second 13-episode season, U.S. cable network FX said on Tuesday. The vampire horror drama from … Continue reading

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Saxophonist Dickson plays classics, pop and saves lives too

LONDON (Reuters) – After winning a Classic BRIT award in 2013, proving the saxophone can be an important classical instrument, Amy Dickson is taking it to more familiar pop territory on her new album. “A Summer Place”, released later this … Continue reading

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Author’s dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

CHICAGO (Reuters) – For British author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the world’s greatest rock band the way it deserves to be told will take time – a quarter-century, to be exact. The noted Beatles scholar, 56, fell in … Continue reading

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Toronto film festival unveils star-studded guest list

TORONTO (Reuters) – The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will feature a host of Hollywood favorites when it opens next month, with actors including Robert Downey Jr. and Al Pacino expected to attend. Widely considered the kick-off to Oscar season, … Continue reading

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Stellar ‘It’s Only a Play’ cast welcomes Rupert Grint to Broadway

NEW YORK (Reuters) – British actor Rupert Grint, best known as wizard Ron Weasley in the “Harry Potter” film franchise, makes his Broadway debut as a young, wunderkind director alongside a stellar ensemble cast in the show business comedy, “It’s … Continue reading

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‘Saturday Night Live’ announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Veteran broadcaster Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for NBC’s television sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, the New York Times and other media reported. Pardo’s death … Continue reading

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Celebrities in firing line as China steps up drug war

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is turning up the heat in a high-profile crackdown on drugs that has ensnared a string of celebrities, including the son of Hong Kong kungfu movie star Jackie Chan, as the government seeks to push forward … Continue reading

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At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to expand his Universe

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Marvel Entertainment’s chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn’t stopped him from adding outposts to his creative empire as he hopes to interest a new generation of children in super … Continue reading

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America’s cartoon cat Garfield gets TV makeover in Indonesia

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The comic strip cat Garfield was created in America, but the animated television series based on the famous Jim Davis cartoon character is produced at a sprawling studio on the Indonesian resort island of Batam. Infinite Studios … Continue reading

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