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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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”.
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.
NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) – U.S. television was alive with
“The Sound of Music” on Thursday as country singer Carrie
Underwood and “True Blood” actor Stephen Moyer starred in a live
version of the classic musical about an aspiring nun who falls
in love with an Austrian captain.
Filmed on vast movie sets and with lavish costumes but
without an audience, the NBC television broadcast harked back to
the traditions of the 1950s and 1960s when live musicals were
often shown on American television.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Despite just a handful of acting roles to date, country singer and “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood was the first choice to play the coveted lead role of Maria in a new live version of “The Sound of Music” for television.
Since winning “Idol” in 2005, Underwood, 30, has taken the country music scene by storm with hits like “Before He Cheats,” and “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” winning six Grammys and more than 100 other music awards. But the singer will take on more than just singing as she plays the von Trapp’s musical governess in the live NBC broadcast on Thursday.