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Jun 25, 2015

Donald Trump to sue Univision for dropping Miss USA pageant: lawyer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate executive, is planning to sue U.S. Spanish-language TV network Univision for dropping coverage of the Miss USA pageant, which he partly owns, his lawyer said on Thursday.

“We intend to pursue all legal rights and remedies available to Mr. Trump pursuant to the terms of the license agreement as well as a defamation case against Univision,” lawyer Michael Cohen said in a statement.

Jun 18, 2015

Hilary Duff dives back into music with ‘Breathe In. Breathe Out’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – After an eight-year absence from the music industry, actress and singer Hilary Duff released her fifth studio album this week, “Breathe In. Breathe Out,” an upbeat dance album that touches on themes of self discovery, romance and failed love.

The former child star who shot to fame as the titular character in the Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire” in 2001, has married, had a son and split from hockey player Mike Comrie since the release of “Dignity” in 2007.

Jun 18, 2015

Eager fans snap up copies of new ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ novel

NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) – Fans of British author E.L.
James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” erotic trilogy clamored on
Thursday to get the first copies of her new book “Grey,” a
version of the first novel told through the eyes of her famous
male character.

At Barnes & Noble bookstore in Manhattan, where James was
doing a book signing on Thursday, the line stretched around the

Jun 17, 2015

New ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ book to hit bookstores on Thursday

NEW YORK (Reuters) – E.L. James, the British author of the hugely successful “Fifty Shades of Grey” erotic novels, is celebrating the fictional birthday of her famous male character on Thursday with the release of her new book, “Grey,” which looks set to be an instant bestseller.

Publisher Vintage Books said demand for the novel, told from the viewpoint of business tycoon Christian Grey, has been consistent with the other books in the trilogy, which have sold more than 125 million copies worldwide.

Jun 9, 2015

Uncle Sam wants you: rare World War One posters up for auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A collection of about 2,000 posters from the World War One era, considered to be one of the world’s finest and amassed over more than a decade by a U.S. Army officer, will be sold at auction later this month, Guernsey’s auction house said on Tuesday.

The collection, which will go under the hammer during an online, unreserved auction with no minimum bids on June 30 and July 1, includes the famous poster of a stern-looking, top-hatted Uncle Sam pointing a finger with the words, “I Want You for U.S. Army.”

Jun 8, 2015

Helen Mirren, musical ‘Fun Home’ win early Tony Awards

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actress Helen Mirren won her first Tony on Sunday for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience,” and her co-star Richard McCabe picked up the best featured actor prize at the 2015 Tony Awards.

Edgy new productions are up against more classic shows, and newcomers are in tight races with veteran stars for the 69th Annual Tony Awards, theater’s highest honors.

Jun 7, 2015

And the winner is … Tony Awards honor finest in theater

NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) – Risky new productions are vying
with more classic shows, and newcomers are in tight races with
veteran stars on Sunday for the 2015 Tony Awards, U.S. theater’s
highest honors, and the culmination of Broadway’s most
successful season ever.

The 69th Annual Tony Awards will celebrate the best in a
record-breaking season in which audience numbers topped 13.1
million and grosses rose to a $1.36 billion.

Jun 3, 2015

Car lover’s dream, McLaren F1 supercar to be sold at auction

NEW YORK, June 3 (Reuters) – Deep-pocketed car lovers will
have a chance to buy a rare McLaren F1 when it goes on the
auction block this summer, as part of a sale of a private
collection of some of the world’s finest sports and supercars.

The 1998 orange, three-seater F1 “LM-Specification” car is
one of the highlights of The Pinnacle Portfolio, a collection of
more than 20 post-World War Two cars that is expected to fetch a
total of more than $65 million in a standalone sale on Aug. 13
by RM Sotheby’s at California’s Monterey 2015 Classic Car

Jun 3, 2015

Big commercial hit and small, creative musical lead Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 3 (Reuters) – Broadway is preparing for its
biggest night on Sunday with the 2015 Tony Awards, U.S.
theater’s highest honors, following a record-breaking season
with a commercial hit vying with an edgy musical for the top

Tony winners Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth, who is also
a nominee, will co-host the show that will be broadcast live on
CBS television from Radio City Music Hall.

Jun 2, 2015

Letters by author Harper Lee to be sold at auction

NEW YORK, June 2 (Reuters) – An archive of six typewritten
letters by “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee could sell
for up to $250,000 when it goes under the hammer this month,
Christie’s auction house said on Tuesday.

The letters were undated or written between 1956 and 1961 to
Lee’s friend, New York architect Harold Caufield. They will be
auctioned on June 12 in New York.

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      "I am based in New York where I run the Reuters Lifestyle service, coordinating, editing and writing stories on topics ranging from family, food and fitness to travel, health and work issues in the Americas. Previously I worked in London as the European Health and Science correspondent and as a reporter covering legal, political and general news in Britain."
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