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Netflix’s ‘Marriage Story’ leads Golden Globe nominations with 6

December 9, 2019 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Netflix divorce drama “Marriage Story” led nominations on Monday for the Golden Globes with six nods, followed by gangster movie “The Irishman,” also on Netflix, with five. The two movies will also compete in the best drama category with war drama “1917,” comic book villain film “Joker,” […]

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Apple lands first Golden Globe nominations for ‘Morning Show’

December 9, 2019 (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s television news drama “The Morning Show” scored three Golden Globe nominations on Monday, putting the iPhone maker in the running for its first major Hollywood awards. “The Morning Show,” which streams on the Apple TV+ subscription service that debuted in November, was nominated for best television drama. Stars […]

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Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, and Sesame Street feted at Kennedy Center Honors

December 9, 2019 By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Singer Linda Ronstadt, actress Sally Field, and music group Earth, Wind & Fire received the United States’ top awards for the arts on Sunday with a rocking, rousing performance at the annual Kennedy Center Honors show in Washington. Children’s television program “Sesame Street” and conductor Michael […]

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Puppeteer who performed Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Oscar, dies at 85

December 8, 2019 By Bill Trott NEW YORK (Reuters) – Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who brought boyish vulnerability to Big Bird, the towering yellow-plumed character, during 50 years on the groundbreaking children’s television show “Sesame Street” and even made garbage-loving Oscar the Grouch loveable, died on Sunday at the age of 85, the Sesame Workshop […]

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Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ remains victorious, ‘Playmobil’ bombs

December 8, 2019 By Rebecca Rubin LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “Frozen 2” dominated box office charts for the third weekend in a row as Disney’s animated sequel scored another $34.7 million in North America. Those ticket sales, a 60% decline from its massive Thanksgiving haul, boost its domestic tally to $337 million. “Frozen 2” earned […]

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Peloton ‘wife’ pops up in new advertisement

December 7, 2019 NEW YORK (Reuters) – The actress who appeared in a widely criticized Christmas advertisement for exercise bike maker Peloton Interactive Inc has a new role selling gin for actor Ryan Reynolds. The tongue-in-cheek video advertisement for Aviation American Gin, tweeted by Reynolds on Friday, already has more than 5 million views. People […]

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‘Tosca’ with a touch of cinema enthrals Milan’s La Scala at opening night

December 7, 2019 By Sara Rossi MILAN (Reuters) – “Tosca”, Giacomo Puccini’s opera about a diva prepared to do anything for love, was given a cinematic flavor as it opened La Scala’s season for the first time, winning a 16-minute ovation and a stage strewn with flowers from the audience on Saturday. Director Davide Livermore […]

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Prosecutors seek to up Harvey Weinstein’s bail, citing violations

December 7, 2019 By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has at times failed to wear a required electronic tracking device, New York prosecutors said Friday, asking a judge to increase his bail to $5 million, from $1 million, as he awaits trial on sexual assault charges. Assistant District Attorney Joan […]

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‘Irishman’ draws 17 million U.S. viewers on Netflix, Nielsen estimates

December 6, 2019 (Reuters) – Martin Scorsese’s new gangster film “The Irishman” was watched by an estimated 17.1 million Americans in its first five days of release on Netflix, according to Nielsen data released on Friday. The Nielsen estimates were the first indications of audience interest in the movie, which cost some $160 million to […]

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Bulgarian Mutafova, one of world’s oldest actresses, dies at 97

December 6, 2019 SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarian Stoyanka Mutafova, one of the world’s oldest actresses performing regularly on stage, has died aged 97. Dubbed the queen of Bulgarian comedy, Mutafova began performing in 1945, when she played a maidservant in Moliere’s “Scapin the Schemer”. She shot to fame in Bulgaria after appearing in several TV […]

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