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Nov 2, 2015

‘Star Trek’s bold new TV streaming series has fans concerned

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The sci-fi show “Star Trek” is boldly going into the streaming universe, with a series that will introduce characters and alien civilizations but which left fans on Monday largely underwhelmed.

CBS said the series, starting in January 2017, will be shown primarily on the network’s streaming and subscription service, CBS Access, with only a preview episode being broadcast.

Oct 26, 2015

‘Steve Jobs’ box-office stumble may hurt Oscar chances

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It takes more than a big box-office to win an Oscar, but dreary audience numbers for the new movie about late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has awards watchers wondering if it can effectively compete for the entertainment industry’s highest honors.

With rave reviews, a strong early opening in New York and Los Angeles, and a revered figure as its subject, “Steve Jobs” was seen as a strong competitor for best picture, director, actor, and screenplay Academy Awards next year.

Oct 16, 2015

Genuine drama poses dilemma for reality TV’s ‘Kardashians’ show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The “Real Housewives” had a suicide; “Deadliest Catch” lost one of its biggest stars; and child molestation wrecked the cozy family image of “19 Kids and Counting.”

Reality TV show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is now also wrestling with serious drama after former basketball professional Lamar Odom collapsed at a Nevada brothel and was placed on life support in a Las Vegas hospital.

Oct 7, 2015

A Minute With: Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks walking ‘The Walk’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Heights don’t scare Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which came in handy when the actor was tasked with recreating Frenchman Philippe Petit’s audacious 1974 high-wire walk between the roofs of New York’s Twin Towers in the movie “The Walk.”

The former “3rd Rock from the Sun” child star, now 34, talked with Reuters about training for the movie and the unexpected similarities between walking a wire and acting.

Oct 6, 2015

‘Pan’ taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe has inspired movies, books, TV shows, plays, videogames and even a pop psychology syndrome describing emotionally immature men.

For the latest iteration of the classic story involving Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and the Darlings, the focus is on the origins of the boy who famously wouldn’t grow up.

Sep 28, 2015

Trevor Noah enters softly into The Daily Show’s ‘beautiful house’

NEW YORK, Sept 28 (Reuters) – If you want to get a flavor of
Trevor Noah’s “The Daily Show,” just take a look at his first
guests – especially singer Ryan Adams.

Not only is Adams an alternative musician, poet and painter,
but he’s also just released an innovative cover version of
Taylor Swift’s best-selling album “1989.”

Sep 24, 2015

‘Pan’ movie’s Tiger Lily: white but packed with girl-power

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tiger Lily may not be played by a Native American actress in a new movie version of the Peter Pan story, but her tough, all-action character is an inspiration to girls, the movie’s director said on Thursday.

Joe Wright’s controversial decision last year to cast white actress Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in his upcoming live action “Pan” prompted a petition to movie studio Warner Bros. that has collected some 94,000 signatures.

Sep 22, 2015

Robert De Niro scores one for baby-boomers as ‘The Intern’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ben Whittaker is 70, retired and discovers that tai chi classes, learning a new language and visiting his grand-kids isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, so he turns to a new challenge – being “The Intern” at a New York fashion start-up.

Feeling ignored and obsolete is hardly a problem that afflicts veteran actor Robert De Niro, who plays Whittaker in the comedy, out in U.S. movie theaters on Friday.

Sep 21, 2015

‘Veep’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ win TV’s top Emmy awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” and Washington political comedy “Veep” won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, toppling old favorites “Mad Men” and “Modern Family.”

Jon Hamm finally snared an Emmy for his lead role as Don Draper in AMC’s 1960s advertising drama “Mad Men,” winning a standing ovation from the audience.

Sep 21, 2015

Comedies ‘Transparent’ and ‘Veep’ dominate early Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Jeffrey Tambor won the best
actor Emmy on Sunday for playing a father who transitions to a
woman in the transgender comedy “Transparent,” giving Amazon.com
a major boost for its original streaming content.

The lead actor win was the first Emmy Award for Tambor, 71,
and the second of the early wins on Sunday for “Transparent,”
which also won for directing.

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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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