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Coming-out musical ‘Fun Home’ gets rousing welcome on Broadway

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Broadway welcomed its first lesbian lead character in the musical “Fun Home” with open arms and glowing reviews, praising the groundbreaking show for its originality and sensitivity. The musical, which opened at the Circle in the … Continue reading

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Cirque du Soleil sells majority stake to U.S., Chinese investors

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Cirque du Soleil, the ragtag group of street performers in Canada that grew into a global circus and entertainment colossus, is selling a majority stake to a U.S. private equity fund and its Chinese partner, Cirque du … Continue reading

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Rock band The Slants cannot trademark disparaging name: appeals court

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian-American rock band the Slants, which says it chose its name as a way to reclaim a term usually considered a racial slur, cannot trademark the name because it is disparaging, a U.S. appeals court ruled … Continue reading

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Prognosis unclear for daughter of late singer Whitney Houston: lawyer

(Reuters) – Bobbi Kristina Brown is expected to live a long life, but her prognosis remains unclear, an attorney for her father Bobby Brown said on Monday, clarifying the singer’s remarks at a weekend concert that she was awake months … Continue reading

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Meryl Streep funds initiative to help women screenwriters: TRFN

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.S. actress Meryl Streep is among the funders of a new initiative to support women screenwriters in a film industry dominated by men. The Writers Lab, run by New York Women in Film and … Continue reading

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AC/DC’s Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill, drug possession

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Phil Rudd, the Australian-born drummer from world-famous rock band AC/DC, pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court on Tuesday to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs, his lawyer said. Rudd, 60, who has been … Continue reading

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Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert big winners at Country Music awards

ARLINGTON, Texas (Reuters) – Luke Bryan won the fan-voted top prize of entertainer of the year at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, which drew more than 70,000 fans to the ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The … Continue reading

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Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert big winners at Country Music awards

ARLINGTON, Texas (Reuters) – Luke Bryan won the fan-voted top prize of entertainer of the year at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, which drew more than 70,000 fans to the ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The … Continue reading

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Box Office: ‘Furious 7′ Out Runs ‘Paul Blart 2,’ ‘Unfriended’

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “Furious 7″ ran laps around the competition, picking up $29.1 million in its third weekend of release, according to studio estimates. The fast cars sequel with the the gravity-defying stunts is barreling toward the $300 million … Continue reading

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Wiz Khalifa’s tribute to Furious 7’s Walker tops UK chart

LONDON (Reuters) – American rapper Wiz Khalifa has scored the fastest selling single of the year, as his tribute to actor Paul Walker, “See You Again”, climbed 21 places to top the British chart, the Official Charts Company said on … Continue reading

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