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A Minute With: Alicia Vikander, Wash Westmoreland on thriller ‘Earthquake Bird’

November 14, 2019 By Mike Davidson LONDON (Reuters) – Swedish-born Oscar winner Alicia Vikander performs in both English and Japanese in her new movie, thriller “Earthquake Bird”, as she immerses herself in 1980s Tokyo. The actress portrays an expat translator caught up in a love triangle in the film, directed by Wash Westmoreland and based […]

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‘Ford v Ferrari’: racing and friendship ‘told at 230 mph’

November 13, 2019 By Omar Younis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – You don’t need to be a motor racing fan to watch “Ford v Ferrari” because the battle to win is played out as much between the men making the cars as those behind the wheel. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the movie opening on […]

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Unseen photographs capture Rolling Stones’ humble beginnings

November 13, 2019 By Sarah Mills LONDON (Reuters) – A series of black-and-white photographs dating back to the Rolling Stones’ first concert tour in 1963 will be seen by the public for the first time when they go on display in east London this month. The images, taken in a London recording studio and at […]

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Dutch government to cut speed limit to reduce nitrogen pollution

November 13, 2019 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Wednesday the country’s speed limit would be cut to a maximum of 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) nationwide, as part of a package of emergency measures intended to reduce nitrogen pollution. Rutte’s government has been in crisis over a court-ordered […]

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Russell Crowe’s property scorched by Australian bushfires

November 13, 2019 (Reuters) – Bushfires raging across Australia’s east coast destroyed two buildings on a rural property owned by Russell Crowe, the Oscar-winning actor said on Twitter on Wednesday. The 55-year-old posted a video and pictures on his Twitter feed of a helicopter water-bombing smoke-filled trees near a fence and driveway, commenting “Top shot […]

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‘Friends’ reunion special could be headed for HBO Max – Hollywood media

November 13, 2019 (Reuters) – Could “Friends” be getting back together, if only for a one night stand? The Hollywood Reporter and Variety on Tuesday reported that preliminary talks were underway for an unscripted reunion special that would feature all six “Friends” actors and air on upcoming streaming service HBO Max, a unit of AT&T’s […]

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John Legend named People magazine’s ‘sexiest man alive’

November 13, 2019 (Reuters) – Multi-talented singer and actor John Legend was named People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” on Tuesday, but said he wondered whether he could live up to the title. Legend, 40, is married to model Chrissy Teigen with whom he has two children and is the first black man to have achieved […]

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Paris protest disrupts Polanski film debut over rape accusations

November 12, 2019 PARIS (Reuters) – Protesters disrupted the first screening in France of Roman Polanski’s new film on Tuesday, following the publication of a new rape accusation against the French-Polish director. A group of about 40 activists blocked the screening of the French premiere of Polanski’s film “J’accuse” at a theater in Rue Champollion, […]

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In streaming wars, Disney reaches beyond kids and families

November 12, 2019 By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – During commercial breaks in a broadcast of World Wrestling Entertainment’s WWE SmackDown, fans were shown ads for Walt Disney Co’s new streaming service, Disney+. So were “Monday Night Football” viewers and video gamers watching Twitch. “Try to keep up,” said Captain Marvel in one ad […]

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Disney+ debut hit by tech glitches, company blames demand

November 12, 2019 By Akanksha Rana and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s long-awaited debut in the streaming media wars on Tuesday was hit with technical glitches that the company said were caused by higher-than-expected demand as it takes on rival Netflix Inc. It was unclear how many people successfully signed up and how […]

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