NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s forthright views on black parenting came back to haunt him this week when a U.S. judge called the comedian a “public moralist” who had lost the right of personal privacy in a 2005 civil sexual assault case.
The career of the once beloved comedian from TV’s “The Cosby Show” is in tatters after more than 40 women came forward in the past year to accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them in incidents dating back decades.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actors, singers and Hollywood
celebrities, many of whom have played a major role in driving
acceptance of gay rights in mainstream culture, whooped with joy
at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that made gay marriage legal
nationwide on Friday.
Twitter lit up after the historic decision, with #LoveWins,
accompanied by a rainbow-colored heart, and #Supreme Court
quickly becoming the top trending items on the social media
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Television’s “Mad Men” swigged their last drinks and made a final, brilliant, advertising pitch on Sunday in a series finale that saw many characters find happiness in unexpected places.
After eight years and multiple Emmy awards, the 1960s era show set in the New York advertising world, pulled down the shutters on a turbulent decade with an ending that was one of the best-kept secrets in television drama.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – As AMC’s hit period advertising drama “Mad Men” enters the second part of its final season beginning April 5, actress Elisabeth Moss reflects on her role as Peggy Olson, who blossomed from a shy secretary to an early 1960s feminist and rising female ad agency copy-writer.
Moss, 32, spoke with Reuters about how she never became bored with Peggy and how her character may, or may not, end up.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Don Draper’s gray business suit and trademark fedora have found a home in the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and the Sixties are drawing to a close.
It’s the end of an era for “Mad Men,” the slow-burning, Emmy award-winning TV series. The AMC cable network show became a pop culture phenomenon and inspired a revival of the fashion and decor of a tumultuous decade.
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A blizzard dropped more than a foot (30 cm) of snow across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, falling short of the massive predicted snowfall that prompted officials across the region to close schools and order travel bans.
High winds and heavy snow were set to persist throughout the day, with another foot forecast to fall in parts of Boston. Wind-driven seas caused flooding along some low-lying roadways in coastal Massachusetts, state police said.
NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) – It’s rare for an actress to play
the same character twice but Carmen Ejogo, who played Coretta
Scott King in the HBO movie “Boycott”, portrays her again in the
1960s civil rights era movie “Selma”, to be released in U.S.
theaters nationwide on Friday.
Amazingly, Ejogo says early versions of the “Selma” script
had no role for the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – When director Ava DuVernay was shooting the Martin Luther King Jr. movie “Selma,” she was nervous how the story of a 50-year-old battle for black voting rights would feel relevant for 21st century Americans.
She needn’t have worried.
“Selma,” the first U.S. feature film ever to focus on the iconic civil rights leader, arrives in theaters next week, after nationwide protests over the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers that have put race relations back on top of the political agenda.
NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Forget the curly red hair and
The hit musical “Annie” moves firmly into the 21st century
in a new film version where the star is a street-smart
African-American foster kid who rides New York buses, and her
savior is a black cell phone billionaire who will stop at
nothing to become mayor.
NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – British rock star Sting is
joining the cast of his deeply personal Broadway musical “The
Last Ship,” calling it a bold gamble to save the show from
Sting, 63, will appear from Dec. 9-Jan. 10 as the cynical
foreman of a struggling shipyard in his northeast England
hometown of Wallsend, producers said on Monday.