Culture

South Korea rejects preliminary casino licenses for Caesars, Universal

Published 21/06/2013

SEOUL/HONG KONG (Reuters) - South Korea has rejected preliminary casino licenses for two international bidders - a Caesars Entertainment Corp and Lippo Limited consortium, and [more…]

Jennifer Lopez’s musical career honored with Walk of Fame star

Published 21/06/2013

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In front of a screaming crowd of fans, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez was honored for her musical accomplishments on Thursday [more…]

Robert Downey Jr. signs on as Iron Man for next two “Avengers”

Published 21/06/2013

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Robert Downey Jr., who has gained huge box-office success with his portrayal of Iron Man, has signed on to star [more…]

Doctors spent 40 minutes trying to revive ‘Sopranos’ star Gandolfini

Published 21/06/2013

LOS ANGELES/ROME (Reuters) - Doctors at a Rome hospital battled for 40 minutes to try to save the life of James Gandolfini, best known for [more…]

‘Star Trek’ creator, “Scotty” bound for space

Published 21/06/2013

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The remains of Gene Roddenberry, the creator of sci-fi fantasy television series "Star Trek," will head for the final frontier next [more…]

Gandolfini gone, ‘Sopranos’ may get only brief bump

Published 21/06/2013

(Reuters) - A spike in sales of "The Sopranos" DVDs, downloads and merchandise based on the mafia series following star James Gandolfini's death may only [more…]

TV network wary after past racial slur by celebrity chef Paula Deen

Published 20/06/2013

ATLANTA (Reuters) - One of U.S. celebrity chef Paula Deen's employers said on Thursday it was monitoring the controversy over her admission that she has [more…]

Syria war forces music festival from Lebanon’s Roman ruins

Published 20/06/2013

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's annual Baalbek music festival has been forced to move from its usual venue among Roman ruins in the Bekaa Valley because [more…]

Russia’s Bolshoi ballet chief left nearly blind by acid attack

Published 20/06/2013

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet, burned in an acid attack allegedly masterminded by a dancer, is nearly blind despite 18 [more…]

Gatlin says win over Bolt prelude to bigger things

Published 19/06/2013

(Reuters) - Olympic bronze medalist Justin Gatlin is not willing to call his surprising 100 meters victory over world record holder Usain Bolt a fluke. [more…]