NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) – With its full-size boxing
ring, giant video screens and techno wizardry, “Rocky” the
musical thrilled audiences on Broadway with its rousing finale,
but critics said overall it wasn’t a knockout.
The musical, which opened on Thursday night, is based on the
1976 film starring Sylvester’s Stallone that won a best picture
Oscar about a struggling boxer in south Philadelphia who falls
for a shy, local girl and gets his once-in-a-lifetime chance to
fight the reigning champion.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Growing acceptance and legalization of same-sex marriages in the United States and around the globe will fuel the travel and hospitality industries and boost spending by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender consumers, experts say.7
Seventeen U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and a similar number of countries recognize gay unions. Last month Scotland legalized gay marriages, joining a list that includes the Netherlands, Brazil, France, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa and others.
NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman,
who was found in his New York apartment on Feb. 2 with a needle
in his arm, died of an accidental overdose of drugs, the New
York City Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday.
The cause of death was acute drug intoxication, including
heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, according to
Julie Bolcer, spokeswoman for the Medical Examiner’s Office.
(Reuters) – Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for films such as “Ghostbusters,” “Groundhog Day” and “Caddyshack,” died at his home in Chicago at the age of 69 of complications from a rare vascular disease, his agent said on Monday.
Ramis, who had suffered from the rare illness since 2010, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, surrounded by family members.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hollywood stars are lighting up Broadway in limited-run plays that can be box office gold for the theater industry and give film and television actors a prestigious career boost.
British actress Rebecca Hall, of 2013′s Disney-Marvel superhero blockbuster sequel “Iron Man 3,” is appearing on the New York stage in the 1920s play “Machinal,” after making her Broadway debut in January to critical acclaim.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lawyer has sued Paramount Pictures and the makers of “The Wolf of Wall Street” for $25 million in damages, saying he is portrayed as a toupee-wearing, degenerate drug user in the Oscar-nominated film.
Andrew Greene, of New York, also wants the film based on the memoir of stock swindler Jordan Belfort, to be removed from theaters.
NEW YORK, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen were already at the top of their game, but the trio say anything is possible after gracing the cover of the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Edition that hit newsstands on Tuesday.
They joined an illustrious club of former swimsuit models, including Christie Brinkley, Heidi Klum, Elle Macpherson and Tyra Banks, with their topless cover photo that appears in the most widely read edition of the magazine. It will be seen by about 70 million readers in print and online.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fairy tales are not only for children and “Winter’s Tale,” the film adaptation of a best-selling book, aims to lure even jaded, middle-aged adults into believing in the magic of eternal love and the power of miracles.
The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on Valentine’s Day, is based on Mark Helprin’s 1983 fantasy novel of the same name, and stars Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges”) as a burglar who falls in love with an heiress played by English actress Jessica Brown Findlay, of TV’s Downton Abbey.
NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Like the conniving congressman
he plays in Netflix’s series “House of Cards,” Kevin
Spacey is keeping his cards close to his chest when he comes to
the second season of the Emmy Award-winning political drama that
premieres on Friday.
There will be surprises, promises the double Oscar winner,
and insight into the marriage between his ruthless South
Carolina Representative Francis Underwood and Robin Wright’s
Claire, his cool, calculating wife in the online-only series
from the subscription video streaming service.
NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Designer Carolina Herrera
played with proportions and used sharp geometric prints in bold
colors of blue, black, red and cobalt for day dresses and
flowing gowns in her fall 2014 presentation at New York Fashion
Week on Monday.
Hemlines hovered around the knee. Silhouettes were sleek and
flowing in silk, twill, cashmere and wool felt, with rounded
shoulders on jackets and dresses in a collection that was based
on architectural and geometrical forms.