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Jodie Foster marries girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend, the photographer Alexandra Hedison, a representative for the Oscar-winning actress said on Wednesday. E! News, which first reported the marriage, said the couple wed over the past weekend. The notoriously … Continue reading

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Contestant of ABC TV’s ‘The Bachelorette’ dies in Utah accident

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A contestant on the upcoming season of ABC’s reality TV show “The Bachelorette” has died, the program’s producers said on Wednesday. Eric Hill had been in a coma after suffering injuries in a paragliding accident in … Continue reading

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A Minute With: Sam Claflin on horror, heroes and ‘Hunger Games’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sam Claflin has fought pirates, fallen in love with Snow White and participated in a “Hunger Games” battle-to-the-death, but in his latest film, the British actor takes on the frightening consequences of the supernatural. “The Quiet … Continue reading

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‘Frozen’ soundtrack notches biggest sales week, tops Billboard

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The soundtrack for Disney’s hit film “Frozen” notched its 11th nonconsecutive week at the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, earning its best sales week and becoming the animated-film soundtrack with the … Continue reading

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Malians who sang out against conflict get Songlines honors

LONDON (Reuters) – Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, whose album “Jama Ko” urged his countrymen to stand together just as Mali erupted in conflict, has won the Best Artist accolade in the annual awards for world music magazine Songlines. Tuareg … Continue reading

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Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death denied latest appeal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal by Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death. Murray was released from a Los … Continue reading

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Spoon-bending psychic Geller helps Israelis defy disasters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Celebrity psychic Uri Geller is the beaming new face of Israeli disaster-readiness, starring in army-sponsored TV and Internet advertisements on how to take shelter from missile attacks or earthquakes. Launched on Wednesday, the campaign marks Geller’s return … Continue reading

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On the Bard’s 450th, a birthday tour of some play ‘sets’

LONDON (Reuters) – Known as the Bard and regarded as England’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is celebrated on Wednesday, let his imagination roam as widely as his characters. Following are some of the locales, cited by travel … Continue reading

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Katie Holmes, armed and dainty in vigilante satire "Miss Meadows"

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Do not mess with Miss Meadows, the tap dancing elementary school teacher played by actress Katie Holmes in the new film of the same name that has premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She is a … Continue reading

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o named People’s most beautiful woman

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It’s been a big year for Lupita Nyong’o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world’s most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine. Nyong’o, who … Continue reading

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