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Bosnia revives landmark museum of ethnic treasures

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National Museum employee Djula Keric cleans archaeological excavations in National Museum in Sarajevo, September 9, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Bosnia’s National Museum, a custodian of culture for a region torn by ethnic divisions, re-opened on Tuesday after a three-year closure, displaying treasures including a medieval Jewish book of Passover rites. After Bosnia’s divided authorities finally agreed on a way to finance the landmark Sarajevo institution,…

Johnny Depp brings ‘Black Mass’ to Toronto

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Actor Johnny Depp attends a news conference to promote the film “Black Mass” at TIFF the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, September 14, 2015. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill Hollywood star Johnny Depp brought his latest film “Black Mass” to the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor plays Irish-American gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in the movie. The film looks at Bulger’s reign as the boss of…

Russian comedians say played ‘Putin’ in prank Elton John call

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British singer-songwriter Elton John performs with his band during a concert in Gijon, July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso MOSCOW (Reuters) – A pair of Russian comedians say they impersonated Russian President Vladimir Putin in a prank phone call to British singer Elton John, Russian media reported on Wednesday. Vladimir Krasnov and Aleksei Stolyarov, known in Russia for targeting celebrities and politicians with their audacious stunts, say they called the British…

Revenge, couture go hand in hand in Aussie film ‘The Dressmaker’

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Actor Kate Winslet on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 12, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth By Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) – Secrets and high fashion fuel the fires of revenge in “The Dressmaker”, a period film about a sophisticated woman who returns to her small-minded Australian town to seek retribution against those who sent her away as a child accused of murder. The film, which stars British…

New York Daily News hacks at sports coverage, the paper’s heart

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Copies of the New York Daily News are displayed on a newsstand in New York’s Times Square March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) – The daily fare of a big city tabloid such as the New York Daily News includes provocative gossip, arresting headlines, snappy features and at its heart and soul, sports. That’s why sweeping layoffs in its sports department on Wednesday caught many…

AMC Networks in talks to buy Starz: Bloomberg

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Liberty Media Corp. chairman John Malone arrives at the annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley, Idaho Resort July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (Reuters) – Cable network operator AMC Networks Inc was in preliminary talks to buy billionaire John Malone’s premium TV cable network Starz, Bloomberg reported. Starz’s shares rose 8 percent to $41.89 in extended trading. The company had a market value of about $4 billion as…

TV’s new ‘golden age’ bodes well for exciting Emmy Awards

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Cast members (from L-R) Sophie Turner, Natalie Dormer, Liam Cunningham and Carice van Houten from the television series “Game of Thrones”, pose during the 2015 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California July 10, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni By Jill Serjeant (Reuters) – Egotistical politicians, conflicted advertising executives, a prison full of devious women and the bloodthirsty nobles of warring kingdoms. Welcome to the Primetime Emmy Awards, the biggest honors in…

Buffalo Wild Wings pulls ads with comedian who lied about 9/11

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Cast members Mark Duplass and Steve Rannazzisi (R) participate in the panel for “The League” during the FX summer Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, California August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Phil McCarten By Katherine Davis-Young LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings Inc said on Thursday it would stop airing commercials featuring comedian and actor Steve Rannazzisi after he admitted that he lied about his personal experience…