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Oct 11, 2018

Harvey Weinstein wins dismissal of one criminal charge
A New York judge on Thursday dismissed one of the six criminal charges against movie producer Harvey Weinstein after prosecutors said they could not oppose the dismissal in light of information they had learned while investigating the case.

Reuters People
Oct 08, 2018

Trump likes Taylor Swift 'about 25 percent less' as singer gets political
Taylor Swift's decision to break her silence on politics triggered a storm on Monday, with even U.S. President Donald Trump weighing in on the pop music star's remarks in support of Democrats.

Reuters People
Oct 08, 2018

'Speak Now' - Taylor Swift sets off storm by getting political
Taylor Swift's decision to break her silence on politics triggered a storm on Monday, with fans and commentators divided over whether one of pop music's biggest stars should have spoken out.

Reuters People
Oct 08, 2018

Bill Cosby seeks new sexual assault trial, reduced prison sentence
Citing new evidence, Bill Cosby has asked the Pennsylvania judge who sent him to prison for up to 10 years for sexual assault to grant him a new trial, or to reduce his sentence because of alleged procedural errors.

Reuters People
Oct 08, 2018

Mourners bid farewell to legendary Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe
Spanish royalty, politicians and Catalan tenor Jose Carreras joined family and friends of legendary soprano singer Montserrat Caballe for her funeral on Monday, two days after her death at the age of 85.

Reuters People
Oct 07, 2018

Emmy-winning comedian Katt Williams arrested in Oregon assault
Emmy-winning comedian Katt Williams was arrested for allegedly assaulting a limousine driver at a Portland, Oregon airport in a confrontation over the transportation of the celebrity's dog, authorities said on Sunday.

Reuters People
Oct 05, 2018

'Jersey Shore' star Sorrentino sentenced to eight months for tax evasion
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, star of the reality television show "The Jersey Shore," was sentenced to eight months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

Reuters People
Oct 05, 2018

Queen Elizabeth to vacate her Buckingham Palace rooms for refit: aide
Britain's Queen Elizabeth will vacate her private rooms at Buckingham Palace in 2025 as part of a 10-year refit of the building to prevent a catastrophic disaster such as a fire or a flood, a senior royal official said on Friday.

Reuters People
Oct 05, 2018

France bids adieu to Aznavour, pays tribute to Armenian roots
France bid farewell to Charles Aznavour on Friday in a tribute that reflected the late singer's status as a national icon at home as well as the country of his roots, Armenia.

Reuters People
Oct 05, 2018

France bids farewell to Aznavour, pays tribute to Armenian roots
France said goodbye to Charles Aznavour on Friday, demonstrating the late singer's status as a national icon at a farewell attended by President Emmanuel Macron, his two predecessors and the leader of Armenia, country of Aznavour's roots.

Reuters People
Oct 04, 2018

Ben Affleck, out of rehab, calls addiction a lifelong struggle
Oscar winner Ben Affleck said on Thursday he had completed a 40-day residential alcohol rehab program but said that battling addiction "is a lifelong and difficult struggle."

Reuters People
Oct 04, 2018

'M*A*S*H' star Alan Alda to get lifetime achievement award
Alan Alda, the "M*A*S*H" TV star with a long career on stage and screen, will receive the annual lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild, the actor union said on Thursday.

Reuters People
Oct 04, 2018

'I was told I would never make it in film,' veteran Judi Dench says
Veteran actress Judi Dench, who has won an Oscar, BAFTAs, Golden Globes and various theater awards during her 60-year career, says her biggest achievement was to star in a movie - because she was once told she had the "wrong" face for films.

Reuters People
Oct 03, 2018

Meghan and Harry inspect U.S. Declaration of Independence in England
Meghan Markle may now be part of the British royal family, but the former American actress' first visit to her new royal duchy began with a viewing of a copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence from the British crown.

Reuters People
Oct 03, 2018

Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing hit with huge tax evasion fines
China has ordered A-list movie star Fan Bingbing to pay about 884 million yuan ($129 million) in overdue taxes and fines, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, as a crackdown on tax evasion in the entertainment industry gathers momentum.

Reuters People
Oct 03, 2018

China hits movie star Fan Bingbing with huge fines for tax evasion
China has ordered A-list movie star Fan Bingbing to pay about 884 million yuan ($129 million) in overdue taxes and fines, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, as a crackdown on tax evasion in the entertainment industry gathers momentum.

Reuters People
Oct 02, 2018

China fines movie star Fan Bingbing in high-profile tax evasion case
China's taxation authorities fined A-list Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing more than 479 million yuan ($69.74 million) over tax evasion and ordered her to pay back more than 255 million yuan in taxes, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday.

Reuters People
Oct 02, 2018

Actress Ruby Rose named 'most dangerous' celebrity to search online
Actress and model Ruby Rose, known for her role in Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," was named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online on Tuesday because of results that could expose fans to malicious websites carrying viruses.

Reuters People
Oct 02, 2018

Armenians pay last tribute to beloved singer Aznavour
Thousands of people gathered in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Tuesday to sign a condolence book and pay last respects to Charles Aznavour, a French singer of Armenian origin who died on Monday.

Reuters People
Oct 01, 2018

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen treated again for cancer
Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen said on Monday he had started treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the same type of cancer he overcame nine years ago.

Reuters People
Oct 01, 2018

Rapper Cardi B charged in connection with assault in New York
Rapper Cardi B was charged on Monday by New York City police after an assault complaint claimed she was involved in a fight at a strip club in August.

Reuters People
Oct 01, 2018

Charles Aznavour, beloved French crooner, dies at 94
French singer Charles Aznavour, who stole the hearts of millions with decades of haunting love songs, has died aged 94, his spokeswoman said on Monday.

Reuters People
Oct 01, 2018

Charles Aznavour, beloved French crooner, dies aged 94
French singer Charles Aznavour, who rose to stardom under the wing of Edith Piaf and went on to steal the hearts of millions with decades of haunting love songs, has died at the age of 94, his spokeswoman said on Monday.

Reuters People
Sep 28, 2018

Jefferson Airplane co-founder Marty Balin dies at 76
Marty Balin, a co-founder of the legendary rock band Jefferson Airplane whose soulful tenor gave the band its distinctive sound, has died at the age of 76, his representative said on Friday.

Reuters People
Sep 28, 2018

Jefferson Airplane co-founder Marty Balin dies at age 76 - media
Marty Balin, a co-founder of the legendary rock band Jefferson Airplane, has died at the age of 76, Rolling Stone and Variety reported on Friday.

Reuters People
Sep 28, 2018

CNN founder Ted Turner says he's suffering form of dementia
Ted Turner, the billionaire founder of cable news channel CNN, says he is suffering from a form of dementia that leaves him exhausted and forgetful.

Reuters People
Sep 27, 2018

Hey Dude, don't be afraid: McCartney pens book for his grandchildren
Paul McCartney has written a children's book called "Hey Grandude!", a name the 76-year-old former member of The Beatles says came from one of his grandchildren.

Reuters People
Sep 26, 2018

Cosby's appeal likely to focus on parade of accusers at his second trial
Bill Cosby's appeal of his conviction for sexual assault is expected to focus on a Pennsylvania judge's decision to allow several accusers to testify against him, but his challenge faces significant hurdles, according to legal experts.

Reuters People
Sep 26, 2018

Dench says 'can't approve' of cutting Spacey from Hollywood film
Veteran British actress Judi Dench has criticized the decision to remove Kevin Spacey from a completed Hollywood film last year after the two-time Oscar-winning actor was accused of sexual misconduct.

Reuters People
Sep 25, 2018

Will Smith feels 'absolute terror' in Grand Canyon bungee jump
Actor Will Smith took a bungee jump into the Grand Canyon on Tuesday to mark his 50th birthday and raise money for a global education campaign.

Reuters People
Sep 25, 2018

Bill Cosby, in cuffs, imprisoned for up to 10 years for sexual assault
Bill Cosby was marched out of court in shackles on Tuesday after a judge branded him a "predator" and sentenced him to between three and 10 years in prison for sexual assault, capping the downfall of the once-beloved comedian known as "America's Dad."

Reuters People
Sep 25, 2018

Marilyn Monroe's 1956 roadster could fetch $500,000 at auction
A two-seater convertible car owned by Marilyn Monroe is going up for auction in November and could fetch up to $500,000, organizers said on Tuesday.

Reuters People
Sep 25, 2018

Bill Cosby sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for sexual assault
Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison on Tuesday for his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the once-beloved comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to convicted felon.

Reuters People
Sep 25, 2018

Duchess Meghan makes first royal solo outing for art exhibition
Meghan Markle attended the opening of London's new "Oceania" exhibition on Tuesday evening in what was her first royal solo outing since marrying Britain's Prince Harry in May.

Reuters People
Sep 25, 2018

Judge deems Cosby 'sexually violent predator' at sentencing hearing
Comedian Bill Cosby was declared a "sexually violent predator" under Pennsylvania law on Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for his sexual assault conviction.

Reuters People
Sep 25, 2018

Bill Cosby in court for sexual assault sentencing, capping downfall
Bill Cosby arrived in court on Tuesday to learn whether he will go to prison for sexual assault as his sentencing hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom concludes, capping a remarkable fall from grace for the comedian once known as "America's Dad."

Reuters People
Sep 25, 2018

Judge to sentence Bill Cosby for sexual assault, capping his downfall
Bill Cosby will learn on Tuesday whether he will go to prison for sexual assault as a sentencing hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom concludes, capping the comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to disgraced felon.

Reuters People
Sep 24, 2018

Cosby victim asks only for 'justice' at sentencing hearing
The woman whose complaint led to Bill Cosby's conviction for sexual assault called for justice in brief testimony on the first day of the comedian's two-day sentencing hearing on Monday, where prosecutors asked for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

Reuters People
Sep 24, 2018

Cosby's lawyers, psychologist spar in court over 'predator' label
Bill Cosby's lawyers and a state-appointed psychologist argued in court on Monday over whether the disgraced comedian should be deemed a "sexually violent predator" under Pennsylvania law as a two-day sentencing hearing began for Cosby's sexual assault conviction.

Reuters People
Sep 24, 2018

Prince William visits Namibia on conservation tour
Prince William arrived in Namibia on Monday on the first leg of a tour to learn more about wildlife conservation in Africa ahead of a London-based wildlife conference next month.

Reuters People
Sep 24, 2018

Cosby sentencing begins, capping fall from 'America's Dad' to convicted felon
Bill Cosby's downfall from "America's Dad" to convicted felon reached its final chapter in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday, as a judge began deciding whether to sentence the 81-year-old comedian to prison for sexual assault.

Reuters People
Sep 24, 2018

Cosby sentencing caps fall from 'America's Dad' to convicted felon
Bill Cosby's downfall from "America's Dad" to convicted felon will reach its final chapter in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday, when a judge will begin deciding whether to sentence the 80-year-old comedian to prison for sexual assault.

Reuters People
Sep 23, 2018

Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement
When a grainy video of standup comedian Hannibal Buress making a joke about Bill Cosby's rape allegations on an October night in 2014 went viral, the rallying cry of #MeToo was years away.

Reuters People
Sep 20, 2018

Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight pleads to manslaughter days before murder trial
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest in Los Angeles on Thursday to a charge of manslaughter for a 2015 hit-and-run killing, accepting a 28-year prison sentence under a deal with prosecutors days before his murder trial was set to begin.

Reuters People
Sep 20, 2018

Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight pleads no contest to manslaughter
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest in Los Angeles on Thursday to manslaughter, part of a plea agreement with prosecutors that calls for him to serve 28 years in prison.

Reuters People
Sep 20, 2018

Judge bars parade of Cosby accusers at sentencing hearing
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday denied a request by prosecutors to allow additional women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct to tell their stories at his sentencing hearing on a sexual assault conviction.

Reuters People
Sep 20, 2018

Duchess Meghan joined by her mother for launch of London Grenfell cookbook
Meghan Markle, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, was joined by her mother and husband Prince Harry on Thursday for the launch of a charity recipe book to help a community cooking project set up in the wake of London's Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

Reuters People
Sep 19, 2018

Judge allows Ashley Judd defamation lawsuit against Weinstein to proceed
A lawsuit by actress Ashley Judd in which she accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were sexual advances from him can proceed in federal court in Los Angeles, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

Reuters People
Sep 19, 2018

TV actor Tom Selleck quits NRA board of directors
Actor Tom Selleck, star of such TV crime dramas as "Magnum, P.I." and "Blue Bloods" and an ardent gun collector, has resigned from the National Rifle Association's board of directors.

Reuters People
Sep 19, 2018

U2's Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis
Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his pain over a sexual abuse crisis in Ireland.

Reuters People
Sep 19, 2018

French court dismisses appeal over topless photos of British Duchess
A French court on Wednesday threw out an appeal by celebrity magazine Closer against a 2017 ruling that it invaded the privacy of Prince William's wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, when it published topless photos of her in 2012.

Reuters People
Sep 18, 2018

Lawyer says director Peter Jackson might testify against Weinstein in Judd's lawsuit
"The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson has spoken with actor Ashley Judd's legal team and could furnish "powerful" testimony supporting her defamation and sexual harassment suit against film producer Harvey Weinstein, her attorney said on Tuesday.

Reuters People
Sep 13, 2018

Hollywood stars Stone, Hill turn to TV in Netflix's 'Maniac'
Actors Emma Stone and Jonah Hill join the list of Hollywood stars turning to television with Netflix's "Maniac", a dark comedy mini-series looking at human connection.

Reuters People
Sep 13, 2018

Escapism or realism? Top Emmy races pose a choice
LOS ANGELES Reuters) - Fantasy or realism? That's the question at the Emmy Awards this year as voters choose whether to reward television dramas and comedies that provide comfort and escapism, or bleaker fare that echoes troubled times.

Reuters People
Sep 12, 2018

Robin Williams' Golden Globes, 'Dead Poets' watch up for auction
Four Golden Globe awards won by Robin Williams are going up for auction next month, along with the late actor's collection of movie props, watches, toys and art.

Reuters People
Sep 12, 2018

Stormy Daniels promises to tell all in memoir due out October 2
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who has claimed she had a sexual encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump a decade ago, said on Wednesday that she has written a no holds barred memoir about her running legal battles with Trump and her life as a stripper.

Reuters People
Sep 11, 2018

Backstreet Boys' singer Nick Carter will not be charged in sex case
Los Angeles prosecutors said on Tuesday they would not charge Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter over a 2003 sexual assault accusation because it fell outside the California statute of limitations.

Reuters People
Sep 10, 2018

CBS CEO Moonves resigns amid new allegations of sexual misconduct
Leslie Moonves, the top executive at CBS Corp since 2006 and a major figure at the broadcast network and media company for more than two decades, resigned on Sunday amid a new wave of allegations against him of sexual assault and harassment.

Reuters People
Sep 10, 2018

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmys for 'Parts Unknown'
U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide in June at age 61, posthumously earned a pair of Emmy Awards on Sunday for his work on the popular CNN food-and-travel show he hosted, "Parts Unknown."

Reuters People
Sep 09, 2018

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmy for 'Parts Unknown'
U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide in June at age 61, was posthumously awarded his fifth Emmy Award on Sunday for his work on the popular CNN food-and-travel show he hosted, "Parts Unknown."

Reuters People
Sep 09, 2018

'Star is Born' actress Lady Gaga recalls time she 'couldn't get an audition'
Lady Gaga, making her debut as a movie actress in "A Star is Born", said on Sunday she was humbled by the role, calling herself "just a girl from New York who couldn't get an audition."

Reuters People
Sep 09, 2018

Lady Gaga insisted on live singing for 'A Star is Born'
It may have been her first movie role, but Lady Gaga insisted that all the songs in "A Star is Born" were performed live, including those by novice musician Bradley Cooper.

Reuters People
Sep 09, 2018

Elton John starts long goodbye with his Yellow Brick Road tour
Elton John took fans down memory lane as he launched his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" world tour that will bring his touring career to an end.

Reuters People
Sep 08, 2018

Actor Bill Daily of 'I Dream of Jeannie' dead at 91
Bill Daily, who provided comedic support in two classic television sitcoms of the 1960s and 1970s as an astronaut on "I Dream Of Jeannie" and as the flaky neighbor on "The Bob Newhart Show," died this week at age 91, a spokesman for the actor said.

Reuters People
Sep 07, 2018

Rapper Mac Miller dies in Los Angeles at age 26
Mac Miller, a rapper from Pittsburgh whose debut album topped the charts in 2011 after his upbeat style gained a following online and who previously dated singer Ariana Grande, died on Friday in Los Angeles at age 26, officials said.

Reuters People
Sep 07, 2018

U.S. rapper Mac Miller dies at age 26
U.S. rapper Mac Miller, whose debut album "Blue Side Park" topped the charts in 2011 and who dated singer Ariana Grande for a time, died on Friday at age 26, his family said in a statement.

Reuters People
Sep 07, 2018

Rapper Mac Miller dies in Los Angeles at age 26: TMZ
Rapper Mac Miller, whose debut album "Blue Side Park" topped the charts in 2011 and who dated singer Ariana Grande for a time, died unexpectedly on Friday at age 26 in Los Angeles, celebrity website TMZ reported.

Reuters People
Sep 07, 2018

Sprinter Lyles moves fast to a different beat
Noah Lyles has a little project in mind once his athletics season ends this weekend and while sprinting may have a part to play, this one moves to a very different beat.

Reuters People
Sep 06, 2018

Hollywood star and 1970s sex symbol Burt Reynolds dead at 82
Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors as he starred in such films as "Deliverance," "The Longest Yard" and "Smokey and the Bandit" in the 1970s and '80s, died on Thursday at age 82.

Reuters People
Sep 06, 2018

Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies at 82
Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors as he starred in films such as "Deliverance," "The Longest Yard" and "Smokey and the Bandit" in the 1970s and '80s, has died at age 82, a spokesman for his Los Angeles agent said on Thursday.

Reuters People
Sep 06, 2018

UK's Prince Harry and Meghan attend mental health charity concert
Britain's Prince Harry and his new American wife Meghan - the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - attended a gala music evening on Thursday to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

Reuters People
Sep 05, 2018

Prince Charles and Rose McGowan winners at London GQ awards
Britain's Prince Charles and actress and anti-harassment activist Rose McGowan were among those honored at the annual GQ Men of the Year Awards on Wednesday.

Reuters People
Sep 05, 2018

Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime, CBS in $95 million defamation case
Roy Moore, the former U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama, on Wednesday filed a $95 million defamation lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen, claiming he was duped into appearing on the British comedian's Showtime series "Who Is America?" and falsely portrayed as a sex offender.

Reuters People
Sep 05, 2018

Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen, CBS' Showtime in $95 million defamation case
Roy Moore, the former U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama, on Wednesday filed a $95 million lawsuit accusing Sacha Baron Cohen of defamation for duping him into appearing on the actor's Showtime television series "Who Is America?"

Reuters People
Sep 05, 2018

Roy Moore files defamation lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen, CBS, Showtime
Roy Moore, the former chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court and U.S. Senate candidate, filed a defamation lawsuit on Wednesday against Sacha Baron Cohen over his recent appearance in the actor's Showtime television series "Who Is America?"

Reuters People
Sep 05, 2018

Actor Jeff Goldblum surprises London commuters with piano performance
Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum has faced dinosaurs and aliens in his movie franchises, but on Wednesday he showed off a very different skill - playing jazz music.

Reuters People
Sep 05, 2018

'Effortlessly chic' Meghan Markle named People's best dressed woman
Meghan Markle was on Wednesday named the best dressed woman of 2018 by People magazine in a rare royal accolade by the celebrity publication.

Reuters People
Sep 05, 2018

Ukrainian filmmaker won't stop hunger strike, 'his only way to fight' Russian jail
A Ukrainian filmmaker on the verge of starving himself to death in Russian jail will not end his hunger strike because it is "his only way to fight", a cousin who was one of the last people to visit him told Reuters.

Reuters People
Sep 04, 2018

No L.A. sex charges for Spacey, Seagal, Anthony Anderson
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Tuesday it would not prosecute actor Kevin Spacey on a 1992 sexual assault accusation because it fell outside the California statute of limitations.

Reuters People
Sep 04, 2018

Los Angeles will not prosecute Kevin Spacey on 1992 assault claim
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Tuesday it would not prosecute actor Kevin Spacey on a 1992 sexual assault accusation because it fell outside the California statute of limitations.

Reuters People
Sep 04, 2018

Thom Yorke follows Radiohead bandmate Greenwood with first film soundtrack
Thom Yorke has produced some "really frightening noises" for horror movie "Suspiria" - his first venture into making a film soundtrack - as well as tunes of "sadness and sweetness".

Reuters People
Sep 04, 2018

Clapton, Churchill among those honored by Royal Albert Hall 'Walk of Fame'
London's Royal Albert Hall, which has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment, politics and sport, is getting a Hollywood-style Walk of Fame, and those being honored range from Queen Victoria to singers Adele and Eric Clapton.

Reuters People
Sep 02, 2018

U2 cancel concert mid-show after Bono loses voice
Irish rockers U2 canceled a concert in Berlin on Saturday after frontman Bono lost his voice a few songs into the show.

Reuters People
Sep 01, 2018

Bishop sorry for embrace of Ariana Grande at Aretha funeral: report
The bishop who officiated at Aretha Franklin's funeral has apologized for being "too familiar" when he embraced singer Ariana Grande after her tribute to the Queen of Soul.

Reuters People
Aug 31, 2018

Speakers at Aretha Franklin funeral raise Black Lives Matter movement
The funeral for Aretha Franklin in Detroit on Friday also briefly became an impromptu forum on the Black Lives Matter movement and other issues critical to the African American community.

Reuters People
Aug 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin's gospel roots celebrated at Queen of Soul's funeral
A Detroit church swelled with the sound of gospel music on Friday as family, friends and fans of Aretha Franklin bid rousing farewell to the Queen of Soul at a funeral that featured tributes by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singer Stevie Wonder.

Reuters People
Aug 31, 2018

She can sing, but can she act? Critics hail Lady Gaga: movie star
Most of the critics avoided the obvious headline to describe Lady Gaga's performance in "A Star Is Born", but they seemed to agree that the singer showed what it takes to lead a major movie.

Reuters People
Aug 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin's funeral returns to her gospel roots
A Detroit church swelled with gospel music on Friday for the funeral of Aretha Franklin, driving mourners to their feet to clap and sing ahead of tributes to the queen of soul by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singer Stevie Wonder.

Reuters People
Aug 31, 2018

Mourners gather to honor Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul
Hundreds of mourners gathered at a Detroit church on Friday for a music-infused funeral for Aretha Franklin, featuring tributes by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singer Stevie Wonder to the Queen of Soul, who died this month at age 76.

Reuters People
Aug 31, 2018

Long live women filmmakers, even awkward ones, says Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave, who received a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival this week, added her voice to those calling for more visibility of female directors, even if she said women were sometimes hard to work with.

Reuters People
Aug 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin to be hailed as American institution at funeral
Aretha Franklin, who reigned as the undisputed Queen of Soul until her death this month at the age of 76, will be buried in Detroit on Friday after a funeral that will include remarks by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singing by Stevie Wonder.

Reuters People
Aug 30, 2018

French actor Depardieu faces rape investigation, denies wrongdoing
Gerard Depardieu is being investigated by the Paris prosecutor over accusations of rape and sexual assault, a judicial source said - though the French actor denied any wrongdoing, his lawyer said.

Reuters People
Aug 29, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan attend hit musical Hamilton in London
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan attended a performance of the hit musical Hamilton on Wednesday to raise money for a charity which works with children affected by HIV in southern Africa.

Reuters People
Aug 29, 2018

Cliff Richard to release first album of new material in 14 years
Veteran British singer Cliff Richard, who won substantial damages in a privacy case ruling against the BBC last month, said on Wednesday he would release his first album of new material in 14 years, called "Rise Up".

Reuters People
Aug 28, 2018

Oprah, John Legend voice 'Madagascar' director's VR passion project
It's been around for decades, but, unlike regular 3D, virtual reality (VR) has yet to make a big impact in the movie industry, something a maker of Hollywood animations believes can change - if the films are good enough.

Reuters People
Aug 28, 2018

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Fans pay their last to Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin's body lay in repose on Tuesday while her soaring voice poured out from loudspeakers outside a Detroit museum, stirring fans to sway and sing along and others to weep as they lined up for a last glimpse of the Queen of Soul.

Reuters People
Aug 28, 2018

Fans of Aretha Franklin pay respects before Detroit funeral
Mourning fans lined up for a last glimpse of the Queen of Soul on Tuesday as singer Aretha Franklin's hits played from loudspeakers outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, where her body will lay in repose ahead of her funeral.

Reuters People
Aug 28, 2018

Fans of Aretha Franklin to pay respects before Detroit funeral
Thousands of Aretha Franklin fans are expected to pay their last respects to the Queen of Soul on Tuesday and Wednesday when the singer's body lays in repose for two days at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Reuters People
Aug 23, 2018

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at 68
Ed King, a former lead guitarist for the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd who co-wrote one of the group's best known hits, "Sweet Home Alabama," has died at age 68, a founding member of the band said on Thursday.

Reuters People
Aug 23, 2018

Stevie Wonder heads star line-up for Aretha Franklin funeral
Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson and country singer Faith Hill will sing at the funeral of Aretha Franklin in Detroit next week, her publicist said on Thursday.

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