Consumer Goods

  • A man photographs an Oscar statuette using his phone at the "Meet the Oscars" exhibit at Grand Central Station in New York

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - On their way to this year's Oscars, Dev Patel searched for his Indian roots, Denzel Washington wrestled with racism as an angry African-American patriarch and Octavia Spencer became a top black female mathematician. With seven nominations for actors and actresses of color, the …

  • FILE PHOTO: Actor Emma Thompson poses for photographers at media event for the film Beauty and the Beast in London

    Actress Emma Thompson has said she is not taking part in a short "Love Actually" sequel for Britain's Comic Relief charity appeal because it is "too soon" to reprise her role in the romantic comedy after the death last year of co-star Alan Rickman. Thompson and Rickman played wife and husband Karen and Harry in the hit …

  • IMAX China profits tumble amid box-office slump Reuters - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 12:58 PM SGT
    A man walks inside a cinema in Tianjin

    IMAX China Holding Inc saw a steep fall in profits in 2016 amid a slump in China's box-office sales, the film company said on Friday, underlining the challenge filmmakers and cinema operators face in the world's second-largest economy. The subsidiary of large-format movie and cinema screen giant IMAX Corp saw net profit …

  • The New York Times Co will air its first TV ad in seven years on Sunday's broadcast of the Academy Awards on ABC, as the 166-year old newspaper looks to highlight independent journalism amid U.S. President Donald Trump's attacks on the media as "fake news." The Oscars are among the pricier ad buys on television, with …

  • Pregnant Beyonce pulls out of Coachella music fest … Reuters - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 5:35 AM SGT
    Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pregnant singer Beyonce on Thursday pulled out of performing at California's Coachella music festival in April, citing doctor's orders. The "Formation" singer, 35, who is expecting twins, will however headline the event in 2018, organizers said in a statement. "Following the …

  • Factbox - Leading nominations for the 2017 Oscars Reuters - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 9:05 PM SGT
    Cast members pose as they arrive for the gala screening of the film "Moonlight", on the second night of the 60th British Film Institute London Film Festival at Embankment Garden Cinema in London

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 2017 Oscars, or Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, will be handed out on Sunday at a ceremony in Hollywood hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel. ...

  • Oscar best actor race is tale of two opposites Reuters - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 9:03 PM SGT
    Denzel Washington poses with the award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in "Fences" at the 48th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena

    By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Denzel Washington plays a talkative, bombastic, larger-than-life dad whose personality leaps off the screen. Casey Affleck, by contrast, plays an introverted father, taciturn, mumbling and depressed. Both men are competing to be named best actor at Sunday's Oscars in what award …

  • Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab world Reuters - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 6:52 PM SGT
    Arifa Bseiso boxes an opponent in a scene shot for the Nike Middle East ad campaign filmed in Dubai

    An online commercial released by Nike this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. Maybe they'll say you exceeded all expectations." Within 48 hours the video was …

  • Late David Bowie honoured with two wins at BRIT Aw … Reuters - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 7:38 AM SGT
    DAVID BOWIE PERFORMS ON THE STAGE IN PRAGUE.

    By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON (Reuters) - Late music icon David Bowie was the big winner at the BRITs in London on Wednesday, taking the British male solo artist and album of the year prizes at the UK's top music awards. Bowie, a pop chameleon who won legions of fans with his ground-breaking music, released his last …

  • Rural Cuban 'Van Gogh' transforms ramshackle … Reuters - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 6:27 AM SGT
    Artist Remigio Hernandez, 64, sits with his dog at his self made "Museum of Baby" at his home in Moron, Cuba

    By Sarah Marsh MORON, Cuba (Reuters) - Lack of money has not kept Remigio Hernandez from making striking art. Without formal training or access to supplies, the Cuban artist has still managed to turn his ramshackle home into a museum featuring sculptures made from scraps of aluminum, busts molded from mud and portraits …

  • Paramount CEO Brad Grey to step down Reuters - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 4:50 AM SGT
    Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures Brad Grey attends the premiere of "FENCES" in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

    (Reuters) - Brad Grey will step down as the chairman and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures film studio, the company said on Wednesday. Viacom is starting a search to identify a successor, and Grey, who headed Paramount Pictures for 12 years, will remain at the studio for a period to support the …

  • Japanese men hold competition to celebrate baldnes … Reuters - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 4:30 AM SGT
    Members of the Bald Men Club, take part in a unique game of tug-of-war by attaching suction pads onto their heads, at a hot spring facility in Tsuruta town

    By Megumi Lim TSURUTA CITY, JAPAN (Reuters) - More than 30 bald men gathered at a hot spring facility in Tsuruta City, Japan, on Wednesday to show off their hairless heads and have fun. Members of the city's Bald Men Club took turns competing in a unique game of tug-of-war by sticking a suction cup, which is attached …

  • Elevator scion who defaced Trump's Hollywood star … Reuters - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 10:39 AM SGT
    REUTERS PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2016

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The elevator company scion who defaced Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during the presidential campaign last autumn pleaded no contest on Tuesday to felony vandalism and received three years' probation. James Lambert Otis, 53, has admitted using a sledgehammer …

  • Exclusive: Facebook in talks to live stream one MLB … Reuters - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 6:15 AM SGT
    A Facebook logo is pictured on an Apple's  Ipad in Bordeaux, southwestern France

    By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports, according to two people familiar with the situation. Facebook has pushed to sign …

  • Passion plus timing makes magic formula for 2017 O … Reuters - Tue, Feb 21, 2017 9:32 PM SGT
    Emma Stone and Damien Chazelle hold their awards for 'La La Land' at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London

    By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - This year's Oscars is filled with projects fueled by passion and deeply-held personal visions that prevailed over skepticism, funding troubles and conventional wisdom. For favorite "La La Land," which took director Damien Chazelle six years to get made, and indie challenger "Moonlight," …

  • Wanda's Dick Clark deal shaky, but not yet dead … Reuters - Tue, Feb 21, 2017 3:55 PM SGT
    FILE PHOTO: Wang Jianlin, chairman of the Wanda Group, speaks during an interview in Beijing

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda's proposed $1 billion purchase of Hollywood's Dick Clark Productions Inc is under pressure but is not yet over, sources told Reuters, amid high U.S.-China tensions and tight scrutiny by Beijing on outbound deals. Online entertainment news website The Wrap reported …

  • 'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different … Reuters - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 10:25 PM SGT
    Emma Stone and Damien Chazelle hold their awards for 'La La Land' at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London

    By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. With a leading 14 Academy Award nominations including best picture, director, actor, actress and screenplay, Damien Chazelle's love letter to Los Angeles is favorite …

  • Attenborough, 90, to present BBC "Blue Planet" … Reuters - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 8:01 PM SGT
    File Photo: David Attenborough poses next to a portrait of himself by Bryan Organ to mark his 90th birthday at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in Leicester

    Britain's most revered TV naturalist David Attenborough, 90, is returning to present a sequel to "The Blue Planet" documentary series, 16 years after the original illuminated the depths of the world's oceans. "Blue Planet II" will air later this year on the BBC, and follows the 2001 series which vividly depicted marine …

  • 'Moonlight,' 'Arrival' writers win … Reuters - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 1:44 PM SGT
    Cast members pose as they arrive for the gala screening of the film "Moonlight", on the second night of the 60th British Film Institute London Film Festival at Embankment Garden Cinema in London

    Writers for the films "Moonlight" and "Arrival" won top Writers Guild of America awards on Sunday, boosting the films' chances in the upcoming Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest honors. Barry Jenkins and Tarell McCraney won the original screenplay award for "Moonlight," a drama about a young black Miami man's life and …

  • Box Office - 'Lego Batman' flies high over … Reuters - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 11:38 AM SGT
    Cast member Dawson poses with a Lego character at the premiere of the movie "The LEGO Batman Movie" in Los Angeles

    By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Lego Batman Movie" is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President's Day weekend -- nearly matching the combined haul of "Fifty Shades Darker" and "The Great Wall." Universal's second weekend of "Fifty Shades" is heading for $24 million …

  • Clean cuts at Conran, House of Holland goes rodeo at … Reuters - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 11:44 AM SGT
    Models present creations at the Jasper Conran catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London

    By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON (Reuters) - British designer Jasper Conran reworked classic masculine looks for his latest womenswear collection while the House of Holland label presented rodeo-inspired outfits at London Fashion Week on Saturday. At Conran's fashion show, held at the luxury Claridge's hotel, models strutted …

  • Hungarian love story wins top prize at Berlin Film … Reuters - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 10:47 AM SGT
    Director Ildiko Enyedi receives the Golden Bear for Best Film 'On Body and Soul' during the awards ceremony at the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin

    By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - A Hungarian love story called "On Body and Soul" about two lonely hearts working in a slaughterhouse in Budapest won the Golden Bear for best film on Saturday at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. "This film is approachable only with a generous heart," director Ildiko Enyedi …

  • Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from … Reuters - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 10:44 AM SGT

    Dubai police have summoned a Russian model who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. A video of the model, identified by local media as 23-year-old Viktoria Odintcova, went viral after she posted it on her Instagram …

  • Jasper Conran reworks masculine classics at London … Reuters - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 10:46 PM SGT
    Models present creations at the Jasper Conran catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London

    British designer Jasper Conran reworked classic masculine looks for his latest womenswear collection at London Fashion Week on Saturday, presenting a clean-cut line of coats, skirts and dresses. At a fashion show held at the luxury Claridge's hotel, models strutted down the catwalk in a range of outerwear including parka, …

  • 'I Am Not Your Negro' explores America's … Reuters - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 6:43 AM SGT

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As author, poet and essayist James Baldwin started writing a book in the late 1960s exploring the lives of three black civil rights activists, little did he realise his examination of race relations would resonate so deeply in present day America. "I Am Not Your Negro," the Oscar-nominated …

  • Exclusive - Paramount CEO Grey to depart as soon as … Reuters - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 5:48 AM SGT
    Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Studios Brad Grey poses at a premiere of the film "Arrival" in Los Angeles

    Brad Grey, the chairman and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures film studio is expected to leave with an announcement coming as early as next week, according to two sources familiar with the situation. Grey's departure from the studio, which he has headed for 12 years, comes after years of underperformance, …

  • Amid record betting on Oscars, 'La La Land' … Reuters - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 1:56 AM SGT
    The team behind 'La La Land" hold their awards for Best Film at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London

    By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) - "La La Land" is set to sweep the Oscars, but the race to be crowned Hollywood's leading man is going down to the wire, say bookmakers who are seeing record bets on the Academy Awards this year. Casey Affleck, star of "Manchester by the Sea," had been the favorite to win the best actor …

  • Dick Bruna, creator of children's favourite Miffy, … Reuters - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 10:01 PM SGT

    The Dutch artist and children's author Dick Bruna, whose much-loved cartoon rabbit Miffy has sold more than 80 million books since its creation in 1955, has died aged 89, his publisher said in a statement on Friday. Bruna created the character to entertain his infant son after seeing a rabbit in the dunes while on a seaside …

  • Spotify-backed soundtrack your brand raises $22 million … Reuters - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 5:07 PM SGT

    Soundtrack Your Brand (SYB), which provides a background music streaming service for businesses, said on Friday it had raised $22 million in a funding round led by Nordic venture capital fund Industrifonden and UK's Balderton Capital. The company was co-founded by Spotify in 2013 and provides tailor-made music playlists …

  • Disney plans midnight 'Star Wars' event to … Reuters - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 10:44 AM SGT
    A fan dressed up as Luke Skywalker picks new toys from the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on "Force Friday" after the launch of the film's new toys in Hong Kong

    By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and major retailers will release the galaxy's newest "Star Wars" toys at a September 1 midnight event ahead of the holiday debut of the next film in the saga, "The Last Jedi," company executives told Reuters. The marketing push called "Force Friday II" is a sequel …

  • Bill Cosby re-enters Montgomery County Courthouse after a break during the second day of his pre-trial hearing in his sexual assault case in Norristown

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who claimed he raped her, ruling that the comedian acted within his rights when he proclaimed himself innocent of the crime. The civil lawsuit is one of a slew of cases brought …

  • Pink Floyd's Waters, Mason hope to delight fans, … Reuters - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 4:07 AM SGT
    Band members Nick Mason and Roger Waters pose at a media event to promote "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains", in London

    Pink Floyd co-founders Roger Waters and Nick Mason hope an exhibition in May documenting the rock band's 50 years in music will give fans a sense of their live work as well as honour those who helped fulfil their artistic vision. "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains" opens at London's Victoria and Albert Museum …

  • Actress who had heart broken by filmmaker portrayed … Reuters - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 3:35 AM SGT
    Director Hong Sangsoo attends a news conference to promote the movie 'On the Beach at Night Alone' at the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin

    By Swantje Stein BERLIN (Reuters) - A young actress flees across the world trying to get over her affair with a married movie maker - the plot of a Korean film in competition at the Berlin Film Festival whose director says is one of his most personal, if not autobiographical. Hong Sang-soo's "On the Beach at Night Alone", …

  • Lego builds giant brick house in its home town Reuters - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 10:37 PM SGT
    A LEGO model is displayed during a news conference in Copenhagen

    By Julie Astrid Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is building a play house in its home town designed to look like 21 giant versions of its bricks stacked on top of each other, the company said on Thursday. The Lego House is due to open in September near the company's headquarters in Billund, Denmark. …

  • Spanish film about bar shooting shows how people react … Reuters - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 11:16 AM SGT
    Cast members attend a news conference to promote the movie 'The Bar' at the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin

    By Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) - A Spanish film that depicts a shooting in a Madrid bar explores how people react in extreme situations - a scenario that is a reality in Europe as militants have staged attacks in Paris and other places. "El Bar", directed by Alex de la Iglesia and screened at the Berlin Film Festival …

  • Woman in Fox sexual harassment case receives subpoena … Reuters - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 10:30 AM SGT
    File photo of Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News  in Pasadena

    U.S. prosecutors have subpoenaed one of the women who claims she was sexually harassed by former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, and compelled her to testify before a federal grand jury, her lawyer said on Wednesday. New York City lawyer Judd Burstein said his client had received the subpoena on Monday from the securities …

  • Dr. Luke email shows criticism of Kesha's weight … Reuters - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 8:12 AM SGT
    FILE PHOTO - Dr. Luke accepts the Songwriter of the Year award at the 28th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood

    (Reuters) - Music producer Dr. Luke said in 2012 that musicians were unwilling to give pop singer Kesha their songs to perform because of her weight, according to court documents filed this week amid the singer's case to get out of her recording contract. Kesha, 29, has been involved in a three-year battle to get out of …

  • Musician Kanye West arrives for a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City

    By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three months after being hospitalized for exhaustion, rapper Kanye West made his first major public appearance on Wednesday, turning up for his Yeezy fashion show during New York Fashion Week. With his wife Kim Kardashian West in the front row next to Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, …

  • Canadian humorist, radio show host Stuart McLean dies … Reuters - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 7:06 AM SGT
    File Photo: Radio broadcaster McLean shakes hands with Governor General Johnston after being awarded the Order of Canada in Ottawa

    Stuart McLean, a Canadian humorist and broadcaster best known for his popular syndicated comic radio show The Vinyl Cafe, died on Wednesday at the age of 68, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said. Although the CBC did not immediately give a cause of death, doctors had been treating McLean for melanoma since late 2015. The …

  • Comcast's NBC in talks to buy 25 percent stake … Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 8:06 PM SGT
    FILE PHOTO -  The NBC and Comcast logo are displayed on top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, formerly known as the GE building, in midtown Manhattan in New York

    (Reuters) - NBCUniversal, the U.S. media conglomerate owned by Comcast Corp, is in the final stage of talks to buy a 25 percent stake in European broadcaster Euronews, a source close to the Euronews management told Reuters on Wednesday. The investment will allow NBC to reach out to 277 million new households in 13 languages …

  • China's Recon eyes $100 million deal for U.S. movie … Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 7:18 PM SGT

    Chinese cable maker Recon Wenyuan Cable Co Ltd is set to snap up a majority stake in a U.S. movie production company for up to $100 million, the company said in a statement on Wednesday, without naming the target. Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that Recon, controlled by the business mogul who bought British soccer club …

  • '13th' director DuVernay says enough of 'firsts' … Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 8:07 AM SGT
    Director Ava DuVernay arrives for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington

    By Rollo Ross LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ava DuVernay may be the first black female director to be Oscar-nominated for a documentary, but it's not something she is especially happy about. Like her film, "13th," which explores the far-reaching repercussions of slavery in the United States today, DuVernay says the Oscar nomination …

  • Recovering from memory loss, Kanye West focuses on … Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 5:43 AM SGT
    Musician Kanye West arrives for a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City

    By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two months after being hospitalized for exhaustion and still recovering from memory loss, Kanye West is expected to make his first major public appearance at New York Fashion Week, his producer revealed. West, who was hospitalized after abruptly cancelling the remainder of his "Pablo" …

  • Facebook launches app for watching its videos on T … Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 4:08 AM SGT
    A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is launching an app for smart TVs that will help the social network's users enjoy its videos on a bigger screen. The app will roll out soon from app stores for Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV and Amazon Fire TV, the company said in a blogpost on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reported last month …

  • Lawsuit over TMZ's naming of wrong rapper who cut … Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 3:57 AM SGT

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by a rapper affiliated with hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan who accused celebrity news website TMZ of defamation for reporting incorrectly that he attempted suicide by severing his penis and jumping off a second-floor balcony. Marques Andre Johnson, …

  • Couples marry on Valentine's Day atop a New York … Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 3:51 AM SGT

    By Roselle Chen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Love was in the air atop the Empire State Building on Tuesday as two couples got married and one couple renewed their vows on Valentine's Day, the only day of the year when marriages are permitted at the iconic New York City skyscraper. Krista Owens and Danielle Reno thought it made …

  • Ukraine shrugs off threat to Eurovision after resi … Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 3:00 AM SGT
    Head of production of Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Melzig speaks during a meeting in Kiev

    By Sergei Karazy KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's preparations to host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in May will not be derailed by the high-profile resignations of several organising members, Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday. Executive producers Victoria Romanova and Oleksandr Kharebin and several of their team quit …

  • Syrian films bring tears and smiles to Berlin Film … Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 1:55 AM SGT
    Actors Janne Hyytiainen and Simon Hussein Al-Bazoon arrive for the screening of the movie 'The Other Side of Hope' at the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin

    "Insyriated" and "The Other Side of Hope" are two films about Syria, and they brought tears and smiles to the Berlin Film Festival. The former is shot almost entirely inside the walls of an apartment that becomes like a prison for Oum Yazan, a mother determined to survive a war whose brutality is conveyed mostly through …

  • YouTube, Disney ditch PewDiePie over anti-Semitic  … Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 1:10 AM SGT
    People attend the YouTube Fanfest in Jakarta

    YouTube and Walt Disney Co have cut their ties with influential Swedish social media star PewDiePie after he posted a series of videos deemed anti-Semitic. YouTube said it had canceled the second season of the comedian's reality show, "Scare PewDiePie," and taken his channel, which has some 53 million followers, off its …

  • Singapore welcomes record number of visitors in 20 … Reuters - Tue, Feb 14, 2017 12:44 PM SGT
    Tourists ride trishaws in Singapore

    Singapore's international visitor arrivals rose 7.7 percent last year to a record 16.4 million, helped by more travellers from China, India and Indonesia, but the tourism board forecast a slower pace of growth for 2017. Tourism receipts rose 13.9 percent to an all-time high of S$24.8 billion, the Singapore Tourism Board …

Next »
Next »