Celebrities

Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

Published 06/07/2020

(Reuters) - The Dalai Lama made a bid for music chart stardom on Monday, his 85th birthday, with the release of an album of mantras [more…]

UK’s Royal Mint celebrates singer Elton John with new commemorative coin

UK’s Royal Mint celebrates singer Elton John with new commemorative coin

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Elton John on Monday became the second artist to be honoured by Britain’s Royal Mint with a commemorative coin paying tribute to [more…]

What would Kanye West have to do to launch a late White House bid?

What would Kanye West have to do to launch a late White House bid?

Published 05/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the American rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mount a [more…]

Scaled-down Czech film festival opens in empty auditorium

Scaled-down Czech film festival opens in empty auditorium

Published 03/07/2020

PRAGUE (Reuters) - A Czech film festival disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic unveiled a scaled-down programme of movies on Friday with an opening ceremony in [more…]

Harry Potter fan sites step back from Rowling over transgender views

Harry Potter fan sites step back from Rowling over transgender views

Published 02/07/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites on Thursday distanced themselves from author J.K. Rowling because of her beliefs on [more…]

Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

Published 29/06/2020

(Reuters) - Black power, suffering and the fight for justice took center stage at the BET awards on Sunday, the first Black celebrity event in [more…]

Film, pop stars line up for global COVID-19 fundraising gig

Film, pop stars line up for global COVID-19 fundraising gig

Published 22/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - International music and film stars will headline a globally televised and streamed fundraising concert on Saturday to help fight COVID-19 as part [more…]

Tom Petty family tells Trump not to use late rock star’s songs for ‘campaign of hate’

Tom Petty family tells Trump not to use late rock star’s songs for ‘campaign of hate’

Published 21/06/2020

(Reuters) - Tom Petty’s family slammed President Donald Trump for using the late rock star’s hit “I Won’t Back Down” at his sparsely attended rally [more…]

Kelly Clarkson, Zac Efron to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Kelly Clarkson, Zac Efron to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Published 18/06/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson, actor Zac Efron and British star Benedict Cumberbatch are among celebrities who will be getting a [more…]

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay aims to hold police accountable through art

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay aims to hold police accountable through art

Published 18/06/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is urging writers, dancers, poets and other artists to help make the names of abusive police officers as [more…]