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LONDON (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s husband announced his retirement from active public life. A painting by Australian born artist Ralph Heimans of Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh, London, Britain, December 10, 2017. Ralph Heimans/Buckingham Palace
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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – With anticipation building for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites. (L-R) Director Lee Unkrich, Anthony Gonzalez, who plays the voice of Miguel, co-director/screenwriter Adrian Molina and producer Darla K.
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(Reuters) – Singer-songwriter Neil Young’s extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon. A model train which is part of a collection of recording artist Neil Young’s most prized possessions being put up for auction by Julien’s Auctions in
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Big Little Lies,” the Emmy-winning drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, is returning for a second season, HBO announced on Friday, with most of the cast expected to return. FILE PHOTO: 69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Photo Room – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 – Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New-York based Christie’s auction house said on Friday Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism was acquiring Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, “Salvator Mundi,” a painting that sold for $450.3 million. FILE PHOTO – “Salvator Mundi,” an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ which dates to about 1500, the last privately owned
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report about a complaint alleging inappropriate conduct. The newspaper article last month said an Australian theater company had received a complaint about “inappropriate behavior” following the production of King Lear
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – As “Star Wars” fans gear up for “The Last Jedi,” the anticipated next installment in the Skywalker series, its star and writer-director shed some light on how the franchise was mapping a future beyond the beloved characters. Rian Johnson, writer-director of “The Last Jedi,” will be overseeing a new trilogy of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential “person” in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday. “This is the fastest moving social change we’ve seen in decades and it began with individual acts
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Danny Masterson has been written out of the Netflix comedy series “The Ranch”, the streaming company said on Tuesday. Actor Danny Masterson arrives at Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Gangster Squad” premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn Netflix did not give a reason for Masterson’s
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Taylor Swift performs during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour at The Forum in Inglewood, California, U.S., December 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Swift’s “Reputation” record sold another 147,000 album units
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts. 2017 Kennedy Center Honorees (seated L-R) dancer,actress and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, TV writer
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(Reuters) – New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Sunday suspended its relationship with former long-time music director, the acclaimed conductor James Levine, as it investigates several allegations of sexual misconduct. The opera said in a statement that it decided to act following “multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by Mr. Levine that took place from the 1960’s
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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” easily repeated as the winner of the North American box office with a solid $26.1 million at 3,987 locations during a moderate weekend. (L-R) Director Lee Unkrich, Anthony Gonzalez, who plays the voice of Miguel, co-director/screenwriter Adrian Molina and producer Darla K. Anderson attends Disney-Pixar’s U.S. premiere
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