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Piya Sinha Roy

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11 Oct 2017 | 12:00 PM

Apple nears TV deal with Spielberg for Amazing Stories

Apple Inc is finalising a deal to make 10 new episodes of Steven Spielberg's 1980s science fiction anthology series Amazing Stories.

The series would be produced for Apple by Spielberg's Amblin Television and Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal television production unit. — Reuters
13 Sep 2017 | 10:00 AM

From Beyonce to Clooney, stars unite for hurricane relief telethon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A cadre of Hollywood celebrities gave passionate speeches, moving performances and hit the phones on Tuesday at a live televised telethon to raise funds for the survivors and victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

6 Feb 2017 | 1:43 PM

Lady Gaga soars over Super Bowl stage with bow to inclusion

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Standing atop the roof of Houston's NRG Stadium with drones illuminating an American flag in the night sky behind her, Lady Gaga kicked off her Super Bowl halftime set on Sunday by singing "God Bless America" as a subtle message of inclusion and unity in a deeply divided United States.

9 Jan 2017 | 2:45 PM

Meryl Streep lambastes Trump in Golden Globes speech

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Actress Meryl Streep turned a Golden Globe acceptance speech into a scathing attack on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, saying she had been heartbroken by his imitation of a disabled reporter during his campaign.

18 Oct 2016 | 9:15 AM

Billy Bush leaves NBC 'Today' show after Trump lewd tape

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. television host Billy Bush is leaving the "Today" show, NBC said on Monday, after a 2005 video surfaced in which he and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made lewd comments about women.

19 Sep 2016 | 12:15 PM

Trump gets skewered, Clinton finds support at TV's Emmy awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the U.S. presidential election draws near, television's stars didn't hold back on their opinions at Sunday's Emmy awards, some taking jabs at Republican nominee Donald Trump while others voiced support for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton.

19 Mar 2015 | 5:55 PM

And just like that, Ryan Gosling disses ‘Hey Girl’ meme

With the drop of a microphone, the actor dispels his Internet infamy, saying he never once uttered the phrase that made him a viral phenomenon.

Ryan Gosling at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his directorial debut "Lost River" in May 2014. - Reuters
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9 Mar 2015 | 1:10 PM

Cate Blanchett is almost perfect as Cinderella’s evil stepmother

‘Cinderella was a bit of a doormat...’

Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine in 'Cinderella'.
13 Feb 2015 | 4:20 PM

Would you pay RM180 to not watch ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?

Protesters want people to donate US$50 to women’s shelters rather than spend it on the movie, which they claim is too much like real-life domestic abuse.

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12 Feb 2015 | 5:40 PM

Jon Stewart leaving ‘The Daily Show’, fans heartbroken

Comedian Jon Stewart makes a surprise announcement that he’ll be giving up hosting duties on “The Daily Show” later this year.

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