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Feb 3, 2014

Autopsy conducted on Hoffman, answers sought on actor’s drug use

NEW YORK, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Authorities were conducting an
autopsy on the body of acclaimed stage and film actor Philip
Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment
on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, an official said on
Monday.

Hoffman, considered by many to be one of the finest actors
of his generation, was discovered in the bathroom of his
Greenwich Village apartment with a syringe in his arm.

Feb 3, 2014

Autopsy set for Hoffman, answers sought on actor’s drug use

NEW YORK, Feb 3 (Reuters) – The body of acclaimed stage and
film actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his
Manhattan apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, will
undergo an autopsy on Monday, an official said.

One big question in the 46-year-old actor’s sudden death:
why a talented man at a seemingly good point in his career
apparently returned to the drugs that had plagued him in his
youth.

Jan 29, 2014

“That Awkward Moment” – romantic comedy film enters the man cave

NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Actor Zac Efron navigates the
tangled, complex web of dating and the New York singles scene in
“That Awkward Moment,” a film that puts an uncommon spin on
romantic comedy: the male perspective.

The movie, due to open in U.S. theaters on Friday, follows
the lives and loves of best friends, 20-something men in the big
city trying to remain emotionally unattached as they maneuver
the tricky terrain of jobs and relationships.

Jan 27, 2014

Paintings looted by Nazi, recovered by Allies to be auctioned in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Paintings looted by the Nazis during World War Two and retrieved by the Monuments Men, the Allied group tasked with returning masterpieces to their rightful owners, will be sold at auction on Thursday in New York.

The works, which will go under the hammer during Sotheby’s sale of Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture, were among the tens of thousands of works recovered by the art experts whose story is told in the George Clooney film “The Monuments Men,” which opens in U.S. theaters on February 7.

Jan 27, 2014

Paintings looted by Nazi, recovered by Allies to be auctioned in NY

NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Paintings looted by the Nazis
during World War Two and retrieved by the Monuments Men, the
Allied group tasked with returning masterpieces to their
rightful owners, will be sold at auction on Thursday in New
York.

The works, which will go under the hammer during Sotheby’s
sale of Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture, were among
the tens of thousands of works recovered by the art experts
whose story is told in the George Clooney film “The Monuments
Men,” which opens in U.S. theaters on Feb. 7.

Jan 22, 2014

Actor Bryan Cranston steps into LBJ’s shoes for Broadway debut

NEW YORK (Reuters) – After five acclaimed seasons and multiple Emmys for playing a meth-making chemistry teacher on television’s “Breaking Bad,” actor Bryan Cranston is stepping into the shoes of President Lyndon B. Johnson for his Broadway debut in “All the Way.”

The play, which begins previews on February 10 and opens at The Neil Simon Theatre on March 6, chronicles the first year of Johnson’s presidency after he was catapulted into the White House following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Jan 21, 2014

Who knew? Men enjoy shopping, but many don’t like strip clubs: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – About half of men in the United States enjoy shopping for clothes, many don’t like going to strip clubs and it is typical for males under the age of 44 to have sexted someone, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

Esquire magazine surveyed more than 1,000 men in an online survey that looked at male behavior. It showed it is normal for men to say “I love you” frequently and to have cried sometime during the past month.

Jan 17, 2014

Rebecca Hall lauded for Broadway debut in ‘Machinal’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It was written in the late 1920s, hasn’t been staged on Broadway in more than 80 years and isn’t a sexy musical, but critics praised the revival of “Machinal” and its star Rebecca Hall, saying it is a “must-see” production.

The stylized drama by playwright Sophie Treadwell that opened on Thursday at the American Airlines Theater was inspired by the true story of Ruth Snyder, a New York woman who was executed in the electric chair for the murder of her husband in January 1928 at the age of 33.

Jan 16, 2014

Bollywood’s top film awards to be presented in Florida

Jan 15 (Reuters) – The 15th International Indian Film
Academy Awards, the Oscars of Bollywood’s yearly $7.8 billion
industry, will be presented in the United States for the first
time this year, organizers of the event said on Wednesday.

Bollywoods’s biggest stars are expected to attend the
weekend event in Tampa Bay, Florida, from April 24-26 when the
top prizes will be handed out. Indian actor Shahrukh Khan will
headline the show.

Jan 15, 2014

Netherlands is country with most plentiful, healthy food – Oxfam

NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The Netherlands nudged past
France and Switzerland as the country with the most nutritious,
plentiful and healthy food, while the United States and Japan
failed to make it into the top 20, a new ranking released by
Oxfam on Tuesday showed.

Chad came in last on the list of 125 nations, behind
Ethiopia and Angola, in the food index from the international
relief and development organization.

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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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