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Allison Williams to star in NBC’s live ‘Peter Pan’ musical

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Allison Williams, who stars in the HBO comedy “Girls,” will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special “Peter Pan Live! on NBC,” the television network said on Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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5 Seconds of Summer debut album tops Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Australian pop rock group 5 Seconds of Summer scored one of the year’s biggest debuts on the weekly Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday, cementing its status as the latest boy band to conquer the United States. … Continue reading

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Drew Barrymore’s half-sister found dead in car near San Diego

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore was found dead in her vehicle parked on a suburban San Diego street, the San Diego County Coroner said on Wednesday. Jessica Barrymore, 47, daughter of actor John Drew Barrymore, … Continue reading

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Book Talk: Paull’s ‘The Bees’ looks at life inside the hive

LONDON (Reuters) – Three years ago playwright Laline Paull began to notice bees in her garden in Sussex, southeast England. Her interest was inspired by the death of a beekeeping friend. “Angie had breast cancer, and she wasn’t going to … Continue reading

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Elusive Van Morrison headlines 50th Cambridge Folk Festival

CAMBRIDGE (Reuters) – When Cambridge City Council decided to hold a music festival in the historic English university town back in 1964, few expected it to be going strong 50 years later. But this year the Cambridge Folk Festival is … Continue reading

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Pioneer of cinema vérité director Robert L. Drew dies at 90

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Award-winning American filmmaker Robert L. Drew, a pioneer of the cinema vérité documentary style, died on Wednesday in Sharon, Connecticut at the age of 90, his family said. Drew, who made more than 100 films on … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars sing to heal wounds of war

GDYNIA Poland (Reuters) – It’s a long way from the refugee camps of Africa to Poland’s balmy Baltic coast, but for Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, the message is still the same. “We want to make those people who went … Continue reading

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Paramount Pictures apologizes for tweeting Ninja Turtle 9/11 poster

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Paramount Pictures film studio apologized on Wednesday for a poster for its upcoming film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, showing the four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper underscored with a Sept. 11 release date. The poster … Continue reading

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A minute with: Chris Pratt on going from slob to film heartthrob

BURBANK Calif. (Reuters) – Chris Pratt could have just stuck with his humorous sidekick roles and indulged in the eating and drinking that accompanies marital bliss with wife and fellow actor Anna Faris. But then a door unexpectedly opened to … Continue reading

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At least 34 killed in stampede at Guinea beach concert

CONAKRY (Reuters) – At least 34 people, including several children, were killed in a stampede at a beachside rap concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea’s capital Conakry, medical sources said on Wednesday. Hundreds of people gathered at the … Continue reading

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