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Toronto film fest pulls ‘London Fields’ amid ownership spat

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Cast member Billy Bob Thornton poses at the premiere of “The Judge” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TORONTO (Reuters) – The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has pulled the Friday night premiere of “London Fields” after director Matthew Cullen filed a lawsuit claiming the noir film’s producers had added “incendiary imagery” without his approval. The film, based…

Hundreds protest in South Africa against U.S. star Pharrell Williams

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Formula One – F1 – Singapore Grand Prix 2015 – Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore – 18/9/15 Pharrell Williams performs on the Padang Stage in Zone 4 SGP2015 Mandatory Credit: Singapore Grand Prix / Action Images via Reuters Livepic CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – About 500 people demonstrated outside a Cape Town venue where Pharrell Williams was due to perform on Monday, in protest against the U.S. pop star’s promotional deal…

Four categories to follow at TV’s Emmy Awards

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Cast member Jon Hamm attends the “Mad Men: Live Read & Series Finale” held in Los Angeles May 17, 2015. REUTERS/Phil McCarten LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – It’s an honor just to be nominated for an Emmy given the more than 400 scripted TV shows broadcast or streamed on U.S. television in a year, but only a few will take home a Primetime Emmy Award on Sunday. Here are four key…

‘Lord of the Dance’ creator Flatley to retire after Broadway debut

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Dancer Michael Flatley looks out from the stage before a final dress rehersal for “Feet of Flames” in central London’s Hyde Park July 24. (Reuters) – American dancer Michael Flatley, the creator of Irish folk dance shows “Lord of the Dance” and “Riverdance,” will be hanging up his shoes after making his debut on Broadway this year, organizers of the show said on Monday. Flatley, 57, will make special appearances…

‘Real Housewives’ star Kim Richards sentenced after resisting arrest

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Sisters and cast members of Bravo’s new reality series “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Kyle Richards (L) and Kim Richards pose at the premiere party in Los Angeles October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Fred Prouser LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kim Richards, a star on reality television show “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” was sentenced on Monday to three years of probation and 30 days of community service after resisting arrest for…

Tenor Florez soars in Royal Opera’s Gluck season opener

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Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez gestures during a concert with pianist Vincenzo Scalera (not pictured) at Lima’s National Theatre, in this May 13, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez, beloved of opera audiences for his command of the high registers, made a soaring stage debut as Orpheus in Gluck’s “Orphee et Eurydice” on Monday as the Royal Opera opened its…

Princess Leia’s slave costume entices at ‘Star Wars’ auction

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The Princess Leia slave costume worn by actress Carrie Fisher in “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” is shown in this handout photo released to Reuters September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Profiles in History/Handout via Reuters By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – While most “Star Wars” fans are clamoring to get their hands on the newest franchise droid BB-8, deep-pocketed collectors will have a chance to buy original movie…

Nicole Kidman returns to London in tale of overlooked DNA scientist

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Photograph 51 cast member Nicole Kidman poses for a photograph at the Noel Coward Theatre in London, Britain September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Nicole Kidman, whose last appearance on stage in London was described by one reviewer as “pure theatrical Viagra”, has captivated audiences again with her performance as the sidelined scientist who helped unlock the secret of DNA. The Oscar-winning actor’s portrait of…