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Dragons and deaths may lead ‘Game of Thrones’ to Emmy victory

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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 Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s wildly popular medieval fantasy series, may have served up gory beheadings, scintillating sex scenes, fire-breathing dragons and an ever-expanding battle for the…

‘Hello’ Las Vegas: Lionel Richie announces 20-show residency

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Lionel Richie performs on the Pyramid stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez NEW YORK (Reuters) – American singer Lionel Richie will perform 20 shows in Las Vegas next year. The Grammy Award winner announced the “All the Hits” show at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, which begins in April. In an interview with Reuters, the former…

Keith Richards documents rock roots in ‘Under the Influence’

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Musician Keith Richards attends a news conference to promote the film “Under The Influence” at TIFF the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) – A new film about Keith Richards unexpectedly evolved from the story of making his latest solo album into a study of the huge influence of blues, country and even reggae on his music, the renowned Rolling…

Toronto film festival talent say TV’s rise welcome, not a threat

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Actor Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso arrive on the red carpet for the film “The Martian” during the 40th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, in this September 11, 2015, file photo. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/Filer By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) – A boom in high-quality television should be welcomed rather than feared, said actors and film makers attending this year’s Toronto’s International Film Festival, which for the first…

Lauper, Fierstein bring ‘Kinky Boots’ musical show ‘home’

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Singer Cyndi Lauper poses on the red carpet before the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton LONDON (Reuters) – Pop singer Cyndi Lauper and actor and writer Harvey Fierstein bring their Tony Award winning musical “Kinky Boots” to London, saying the song and dance show about a struggling British shoe factory has come “home”. The singer and playwright collaborated on bringing the 2005…

‘Maze Runner 2’ sprints past Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass’ with $30.3 million

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Cast members Kaya Scodelario (L) and Dylan O’Brien from the film “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”, pose for pictures in Beverly Hills, California August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Phil McCarten By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Mobsters, mountain climbers, and teenage racers piled into multiplexes this weekend, lifting the overall box office, but preventing any one film from dominating ticket sales. “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trails,” a sequel to last year’s…

Tracy Morgan welcomed at Emmys as he returns to TV after crash

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Actor Tracy Morgan and his wife, Megan Wollover, pose backstage with their child during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comedian Tracy Morgan graced the Emmy awards on Sunday in his first live public appearance since suffering life-threatening injuries in a deadly car wreck more than a year ago, cracking a joke and receiving a…

‘Veep,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ sweep fresh air into TV’s Emmys

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Actress Uzo Aduba poses at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea in Los Angeles, California, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok By Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – HBO shows “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards for the first time on Sunday, bringing a breath of fresh air to television’s biggest night on an evening that also made history for black…