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Aug 28, 2015

Steve Jobs seen as brilliant and brutal in Gibney documentary

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Four years after his death,
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs still fascinates the
public, with two major new films this fall analyzing his life
and career.

For award-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney, it is also
time for re-assessing the hard-driving perfectionist who
revolutionized the way people communicate but whose treatment of
friends, family and co-workers was sometimes rife with
contradiction.

Aug 25, 2015

Wanted: Transgender actors for Hollywood, little experience required

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When director Sean Baker was looking for transgender women to appear in his indie movie “Tangerine,” he did not turn to a traditional talent agency. Instead, he found them through a Hollywood LGBT center.

As the producers of daytime CBS soap “The Bold and the Beautiful” were developing a transgender storyline this year, they approached the advocacy group GLAAD for leads on casting.

Aug 6, 2015

Hush! Secret weddings new vogue for Hollywood celebs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ashton Kutcher chose a venue called “The Secret Garden,” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie kept news of their nuptials under wraps for five days, and Jennifer Aniston tied the knot in her own backyard.

Aniston’s surprise wedding to Justin Theroux this week marked the third time that major Hollywood stars recently have managed to evade the media circus when exchanging their vows.

Aug 6, 2015

After long goodbye, signs off from ‘The Daily Show’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – His “Daily Show” set is being donated to Washington’s Newseum and 19 of his custom-made show suits have been auctioned off for a disability charity

It’s been a very long goodbye, but Jon Stewart ends his 16-year stint at “The Daily Show” on Thursday, leaving little hint of what he will do next.

Aug 6, 2015

After long goodbye, Jon Stewart signs off from ‘The Daily Show’

NEW YORK, Aug 6 (Reuters) – His “Daily Show” set is being
donated to Washington’s Newseum and 19 of his custom-made show
suits have been auctioned off for a disability charity

It’s been a very long goodbye, but Jon Stewart ends his
16-year stint at “The Daily Show” on Thursday, leaving little
hint of what he will do next.

Aug 4, 2015

Jon Stewart steps away from comedy gold as U.S. election heats up

NEW YORK, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Heartbroken fans are wishing Jon
Stewart a “jonvovage” on Twitter, but Donald Trump and the other
2016 U.S. presidential candidates may be breathing a sigh of
relief.

Stewart steps down from “The Daily Show” on Thursday after
16 years of biting political and media satire just as the
presidential election campaign – a comedy gold mine – heats up.

Jul 31, 2015

Broadway’s buzzy ‘Hamilton’ music to the ears of founding father’s fans

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Broadway hip-hop musical “Hamilton” is the hottest ticket in town this summer, and George Cox is, in a word, ecstatic.

Cox, founder of Seattle-based Alexander Hamilton Scholars, is one of thousands of Americans who have toiled for years to promote the much-neglected legacy of one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Jul 24, 2015

After U.S. shooting, high cost of more security vexes movie theaters

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) – American high school students
walk through metal detectors each day. The Metropolitan Opera in
New York searches the bags and purses of patrons each night, and
air travel involves long lines and security checks.

But the nation’s movie theaters are unlikely to introduce
such stringent measures anytime soon despite the latest shooting
inside a Louisiana multiplex, security experts said on Friday.

Jul 23, 2015

Caitlyn as popular as Kim? Americans cautious as Jenner transgender show airs

NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) – Caitlyn Jenner is ready for
her close-up with the launch of her reality show on Sunday but
Americans may not be as eager to welcome the former Olympic
champion as a transgender woman onto their televisions, cereal
boxes and billboards.

Despite the furor last month over Jenner’s glamorous coming
out Vanity Fair photo as Caitlyn, she still has a way to go to
keep up with Kim Kardashian – her reality queen step-daughter -
in terms of popular appeal, according to marketing experts.

Jul 14, 2015

Harper Lee new novel deemed ‘clunky,’ ‘distressing’ as it hits bookstores

NEW YORK, July 14 (Reuters) – Bookstores opened early across
the United States on Tuesday as Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go
Set a Watchman,” went on sale to mixed reviews and widespread
disillusion over the depiction of heroic lawyer Atticus Finch as
a 1950s racist.

In Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, one of the
author’s old friends reported the writer was delighted with the
response to her only published novel since her 1960 classic “To
Kill a Mockingbird.”

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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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