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Saturday Night Live interns settle NBCUniversal wage lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Thousands of former interns at NBCUniversal, including on the late-night TV show “Saturday Night Live,” have reached a $6.4 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit claiming they should have been paid for their work. The settlement … Continue reading

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Pulitzer-winning play ‘Disgraced’ probes identity, prejudice

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A dinner party in an elegant New York apartment goes terribly wrong in “Disgraced,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about ambition, race, religion and identity that opened on Broadway. The five-character drama by writer Ayad Akhtar that … Continue reading

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Trip Tips: New York City for music lovers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – There are 8 million rhythms in the naked city. New York is a center for blues, jazz, folk, rock, hip-hop, punk, classical and other musical styles played in its world-class concert halls, dive bars, parks and … Continue reading

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TLC cancels reality TV program ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Cable television network TLC on Friday said it has canceled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” the popular cable reality series, about a rural Georgia family and their precocious beauty pageant daughter. TLC, owned by Discovery Communications … Continue reading

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‘Shell Shock’ opera brings trauma of World War One to stage

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian composer Nicholas Lens and Australian rocker Nick Cave have joined forces to create an opera marking the centenary of World War One, depicting the horrors of the conflict through the eyes of soldiers, deserters, a nurse … Continue reading

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Elton John joins with U.S. agencies on new AIDS program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – British singer and activist Elton John said on Friday a new $7 million partnership between his foundation and U.S. government agencies will help create an AIDS-free society but urged more work to reach that goal. John met … Continue reading

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James Corden to debut as CBS’s ‘Late Late Show’ host in March

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – CBS late night talk show “The Late Late Show” with new host James Corden will premiere on March 9, the U.S. broadcast network said on Thursday. Corden, a Tony Award-winning 36-year-old British actor, will replace Scottish … Continue reading

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‘Big Hero 6′ to the rescue at new-look Tokyo film festival

TOKYO (Reuters) – Hello Kitty and Doraemon anime characters strutted their stuff on the red carpet on Thursday, as Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ kicked off a new-look Tokyo film festival that taps into Japan’s love of animation. The 27th Tokyo … Continue reading

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UK lawmakers slam police over Cliff Richard house search

LONDON (Reuters) – The search of Cliff Richard’s house by police investigating allegations of child sex crimes, which was broadcast live on television, was “inept” and caused “irreparable damage” to the British singer’s reputation, lawmakers said on Friday. Officers raided … Continue reading

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From ‘Bates Motel’ to ‘Ouija,’ Olivia Cooke finds breakout in horror

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sitting in a palm-tree lined cemetery in Hollywood promoting her latest film, “Bates Motel” actress Olivia Cooke says the impact of working in the horror genre has left her emotions on edge. “Recently I did a … Continue reading

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