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Nov 24, 2014

Sting takes bold gamble to save his ‘Last Ship’ musical

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
sinking.

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.

Nov 6, 2014

Exploring Robert De Niro’s enigmatic playbook

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Brilliant, taciturn, droll, intimidating – Robert De Niro is regarded as one of the greatest American actors of all-time and among the most private.

U.S. author and film critic Shawn Levy spent four years trying to get a handle on the double Oscar winner while working on his biography entitled, “Robert De Niro: A Life.”

Nov 6, 2014

Book Talk-Exploring Robert De Niro’s enigmatic playbook

NEW YORK, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Brilliant, taciturn, droll,
intimidating – Robert De Niro is regarded as one of the greatest
American actors of all-time and among the most private.

U.S. author and film critic Shawn Levy spent four years
trying to get a handle on the double Oscar winner while working
on his biography entitled, “Robert De Niro: A Life.”

Nov 1, 2014

New York doctor with Ebola improves, nurse reunited with dog

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York doctor with Ebola, who triggered a national debate over mandatory quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa, was upgraded to stable condition on Saturday after nine days of treatment.

Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, the only person in the United States currently being treated for Ebola, will remain in isolation, New York City’s Bellevue Hospital said in a statement. He has improved to “stable” from “serious but stable.”

Oct 22, 2014

Filming in fear: Edward Snowden as ‘Citizenfour’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. documentary maker Laura Poitras has found herself in many a risky situation in Iraq and Yemen. But she never felt in as much danger as when she was filming Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel while he prepared to blow the whistle on massive secret surveillance programs run by the U.S. government.

Those tense eight days form the centerpiece of “Citizenfour,” her account of how the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor decided in 2013 to release to the media tens of thousands of classified documents, and the global repercussions of that action.

Oct 11, 2014

Edward Snowden and girlfriend reunited in Moscow, new documentary shows

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on the U.S. government’s mass surveillance programs, has been reunited in Russia with his long-time girlfriend, according to a new documentary shown on Friday.

Lindsay Mills, a dancer who was living with Snowden when he left Hawaii for Hong Kong in May 2013, joined him in Moscow in July 2014, the documentary disclosed.

Sep 4, 2014

Reporter seeks ‘Kennedy Connection’ in JFK-inspired thriller

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Take a disgraced reporter desperate for a comeback and a tip about new evidence in the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and you have “The Kennedy Connection,” a crime thriller written by a media insider fascinated with one of the defining moments of American history.

Veteran American journalist R.G. Belsky’s career includes stints as metropolitan news editor at the New York Post newspaper and managing editor of the New York Daily News, where his latest work of fiction is set.

Sep 4, 2014

Book Talk-Reporter seeks ‘Kennedy Connection’ in JFK-inspired thriller

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Take a disgraced reporter
desperate for a comeback and a tip about new evidence in the
assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and you have
“The Kennedy Connection,” a crime thriller written by a media
insider fascinated with one of the defining moments of American
history.

Veteran American journalist R.G. Belsky’s career includes
stints as metropolitan news editor at the New York Post
newspaper and managing editor of the New York Daily News, where
his latest work of fiction is set.

Jun 9, 2014

Tony Awards embrace women, new and old, after close races

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Broadway crowned one its favorite female stars and embraced a bevy of newcomers at the Tony Awards on Sunday in some of the most closely contested actress races for years.

An emotional Audra McDonald, 43, made Tony Awards history with a record sixth performance win for her heartbreaking turn as jazz singer Billie Holiday in the play, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”.

May 29, 2014

Spider-Man swings back to big screen, trapped in web of love

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Spider-Man is having a blast, swinging, somersaulting and wise-cracking his way around the skyscrapers and streets of New York, trouncing bullies and fighting crime.

Being Peter Parker however is much more difficult, especially when it comes to love. And it’s Peter’s conflicted, earth-bound romance with teen girlfriend Gwen Stacy that drives “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” opening in U.S. movie theaters on Friday. The film has already made $132 million at the international box office.

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      "I'm a British import to Los Angeles who still hasn't managed to lose the accent after 10 years. I cover all things celebrity -- Hollywood award shows, stars in trouble, U.S. television and California lifestyle. Before arriving in Los Angeles, I worked for Reuters in London and Italy, covering stories like the death of Princess Diana, the Italian Mafia, and the Good Friday Northern Ireland peace agreement."
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