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Protesters decry Met Opera’s ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ as anti-Semitic

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, led a rally outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday to protest the company’s production of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” which some have called anti-Semitic and sympathetic to terrorism. … Continue reading

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

(Reuters) – Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking … Continue reading

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Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for ‘nuclear refugees’

TOKYO (Reuters) – Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a “godsend” that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town. Now, more than three years … Continue reading

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At 22, success has taken time for Britain’s ‘Charli’ Aitchison

LONDON (Reuters) – Not everyone who is on top of the fast-moving pop music scene has heard of Charlotte Aitchison, even by her stage name Charli XCX, but lots of people have heard her or her songs. At 22, the … Continue reading

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Fox TV to air horror anthology ‘Scream Queens’ from ‘Glee’ creator

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fox has ordered anthology series “Scream Queens” from the creator of ‘Glee” and “American Horror Story,” the U.S. television network said on Monday, as broadcast TV takes a cue from a format largely successful on cable … Continue reading

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San Francisco stations banish ‘Royals’ song ahead of World Series

(Reuters) – At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde’s song “Royals,” in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals. The decision by … Continue reading

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‘Buffy’ star Nicolas Brendon apologizes for drunken arrest

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Nicholas Brendon on Monday apologized for his arrest stemming from a drunken dispute at an Idaho hotel and said he is seeking treatment for “emotional demons.” Brendon, 48, said in a … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt’s ‘Fury’ all the rage at U.S., Canada box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Brad Pitt’s gritty World War Two drama “Fury” conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada. “Fury” kicked two-time box … Continue reading

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Meghan Trainor tops UK music chart for third week running

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. singer Meghan Trainor topped the British singles chart for a third consecutive week on Sunday with her catchy pop tune “All about that Bass”, the Official Charts Company said. Trainor’s three-week stint at number one is … Continue reading

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Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards

LONDON (Reuters) – It was a great day for the Irish at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday as a new production of Brian Friel’s “Translations” and Belfast-born “Game of Thrones” British-Irish actor Patrick O’Kane took two of the top … Continue reading

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