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Massachusetts prosecutors drop Kevin Spacey sex assault case

Massachusetts prosecutors drop Kevin Spacey sex assault case

July 17, 2019 By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case accusing former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket bar ...
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Pop culture hit ‘Gossip Girl’ gets a makeover for HBO Max

Pop culture hit ‘Gossip Girl’ gets a makeover for HBO Max

July 17, 2019 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Gossip Girl,” the show that became a youth culture phenomenon with its trend-setting fashion and chronicling of the romantic lives of elite New York teens, is on its ...
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‘Game of Thrones’ dominates and ‘kick-ass’ women break through at Emmys

‘Game of Thrones’ dominates and ‘kick-ass’ women break through at Emmys

July 17, 2019 By Jill Serjeant and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Medieval fantasy “Game of Thrones” scored a record 32 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, but the contenders for the highest honors in television ...
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R. Kelly pleads not guilty, denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes

R. Kelly pleads not guilty, denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes

July 16, 2019 By Barbara Smith CHICAGO (Reuters) – R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a raft of federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls ...
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HBO sets Emmy nominations record, tops Netflix

HBO sets Emmy nominations record, tops Netflix

July 16, 2019 By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s premium cable network HBO scored a record 137 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, topping streaming service Netflix Inc in what has become an annual ...
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Rapper Meek Mill seeks new trial to end decade-long probation

Rapper Meek Mill seeks new trial to end decade-long probation

July 16, 2019 By David DeKok PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Lawyers for Meek Mill on Tuesday asked a Pennsylvania appeals court to overturn a 2008 drugs and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation ...
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Disney goes high-tech to draw fans to a new ‘Lion King’

Disney goes high-tech to draw fans to a new ‘Lion King’

July 16, 2019 By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co has taken a high-tech route to remake animated classic “The Lion King” with the look of a nature documentary, an update it ...
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Netflix deletes suicide scene from popular youth show, ’13 Reasons Why’

Netflix deletes suicide scene from popular youth show, ’13 Reasons Why’

July 16, 2019 By Rich McKay (Reuters) – Netflix Inc. is removing a controversial graphic scene depicting a youth suicide from its popular young adult drama “13 Reasons Why”, following advice from medical experts, the ...
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Troubled Woodstock 50 festival bids for ‘great American comeback’

Troubled Woodstock 50 festival bids for ‘great American comeback’

July 15, 2019 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The organizers of the troubled Woodstock 50 festival are making a last ditch attempt to save the event next month, pledging jobs and donations to community projects in ...
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Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ crushes ‘crawl,’ ‘stuber’

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ crushes ‘crawl,’ ‘stuber’

July 15, 2019 By Rebecca Rubin LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” claimed victory again during its second weekend in theaters, dominating over new releases, Paramount’s gator thriller “Crawl” and Disney’s R-rated ...
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Singer R. Kelly charged in sex scheme of kidnapping and payoffs

Singer R. Kelly charged in sex scheme of kidnapping and payoffs

July 12, 2019 By Barbara Smith CHICAGO (Reuters) – Singer R. Kelly, already charged with sexual assault in Illinois, was indicted in federal courts in New York and Chicago on Friday with transporting women and ...
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New ‘Lion King’ movie lands with a critical whimper

New ‘Lion King’ movie lands with a critical whimper

July 11, 2019 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The much-anticipated new version of animated movie classic “The Lion King” landed with a whimper rather than a roar on Thursday with critics hailing it as visually impressive ...
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