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FILE PHOTO: Actor Angelina Jolie poses as she attends the UK premiere of "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" in London, Britain October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Five years after Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent" cast a spell over the box office, the villainous enchantress has returned to the top of domestic charts. Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," a sequel to 2014's fantasy adventure based on the "Sleeping Beauty" sorceress, debuted to $36 million from 2,790 North American theaters, nearly half of what the first movie made in its inaugural weekend ($69 million).

Entertainment News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Elton John performs on stage during Montreux Jazz Festival, as part of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour", Switzerland June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

When Elton John was working on his new autobiography, the legendary singer, songwriter and performer pulled out diaries he had been encouraged to write during a stint in rehab.

World News20 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Bikers go past an empty space where a promotional poster for the DreamWorks film "Abominable" stood before being taken down at a cinema in Hanoi, Vietnam October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

DreamWorks' animated movie "Abominable" will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet a censor board requirement to cut a scene showing China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea, the movie distributor said on Sunday.

Entertainment News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Singer Robbie Williams arrives to attend the NRJ Music Awards ceremony at the Festival Palace in Cannes, France, November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

British singer Robbie Williams is getting into the festive cheer, announcing on Friday he would release his first ever Christmas album this holiday season.

Entertainment News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Scarlett Johansson attends the premiere for the movie “Jojo Rabbit” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

New Zealand movie director Taika Waititi says he likes a challenge and his satire of Adolf Hitler and Nazi culture may be his riskiest and most successful yet.

Entertainment News3 days ago

HBO Max, the forthcoming streaming service from AT&T Inc's WarnerMedia, will screen films from Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation producer behind the Academy Award-winning movie "Spirited Away".

Politics3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Cuba's prima ballerina assoluta and director of the Cuban National Ballet, Alicia Alonso, reacts to the audience as she takes her seat to listen to U.S. President Barack Obama make a speech to the Cuban people in the Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso in Havana, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso, who achieved global acclaim in the 1940s and went on to run the internationally renowned National Ballet of Cuba for decades, died on Thursday at age 98, state-run media said.

Entertainment News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Gamers and visitors take a rest at the booth of Netflix during Europe's leading digital games fair Gamescom, which showcases the latest trends of the computer gaming scene in Cologne, Germany, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

Streaming video leader Netflix Inc is planning to release around 62 new original productions, including films, series, documentaries, and comedy specials, from October to December as it braces for the debut of rival services from Apple Inc and Walt Disney Co in November.

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FILE PHOTO: Traffic moves on a road past hoardings of Netflix's new television series "Sacred Games" in Mumbai, India, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo

India is deliberating potential censorship on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, a senior government source told Reuters.

World News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Bikers go past an empty space where a promotional poster for the DreamWorks film "Abominable" stood before being taken down at a cinema in Hanoi, Vietnam October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

Malaysia's film censors have ordered a scene removed from the animated movie "Abominable" which shows China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea, an official said on Thursday, amid growing anger among countries with overlapping claims in the waterway.

World News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Sky's head of news John Ryley leaves the High Court after appearing before the Leveson Inquiry in London April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

After three years of Brexit crisis, Sky News is betting that some viewers are so bored by the divorce drama that there is a market for a channel dedicated to news that has nothing to do with Britain's exit from the European Union.

World News3 days ago

The RAF Voyager aircraft that the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travelled is seen, in Lahore, Pakistan October 17, 2019. Arthur Edwards/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate told reporters on board their flight on Thursday that they were fine, after the plane was forced to abort landings in the Pakistani cities of Rawalpindi and nearby Islamabad due to a severe thunderstorm.

Entertainment News3 days ago

Britain's Prince William said he and his wife Kate were fine after a Royal Air Force plane carrying the royal couple was forced to abort a landing in Islamabad twice on Thursday and return to Lahore after being caught in a severe thunderstorm.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits a settlement of the Kalash people in Chitral, Pakistan, October 16, 2019. Samir Hussein/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate on Wednesday visited a melting glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range not far from Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, witnessing first hand the impact of climate change their trip is seeking to highlight.

Entertainment News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The cast of Showtime's "The Affair" poses backstage with their award for Best Television Series - Drama during the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Two years after a sexual harassment scandal roiled Hollywood, one of the fastest growing jobs in the entertainment industry is that of the intimacy director.

Entertainment News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: British rapper Stormzy arrives to the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 in London, Britain September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

Rockers the 1975 and grime star Stormzy triumphed at the Q Awards in London on Wednesday, winning Q Best Act in the World Today and Q Best Solo Artist, respectively, at the annual ceremony hosted by British music magazine Q.

World News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The website of the Mossack Fonseca law firm is pictured in this file illustration picture taken April 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Illustration/File

Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm at the center of the "Panama Papers" scandal, has filed a lawsuit against Netflix Inc <NFLX.O> over its new movie based on the case, accusing the video streaming company of defamation and seeking to stop the film's release.

Entertainment News4 days ago

The wife of the 1960s television "Tarzan" star Ron Ely was stabbed to death at their California home by the couple's son, who was then fatally shot by police in a confrontation outside the residence, authorities said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A member of the South Korean girl group f(x) Choi Jin-ri, also known by her stage name Sulli, is seen in this photo obtained October 16, 2019. Yonhap via REUTERS

Sulli, a former South Korean singer-actress, was a rare taboo breaker in a world where K-pop stars' every move is strictly monitored by their management, but her death has exposed the dark side of the industry that propelled a global craze.

World News5 days ago

Bikers go past an empty space where a promotional poster for the DreamWorks film "Abominable" stood before being taken down at a cinema in Hanoi, Vietnam October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

The foreign minister of the Philippines called on Wednesday for a cut to a scene in DreamWorks' animated film "Abominable" that shows China's unilaterally declared "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea.

Entertainment News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Actor Angelina Jolie poses as she attends the UK premiere of "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" in London, Britain October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Five years after Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent" cast a spell over the box office, the villainous enchantress has returned to the top of domestic charts. Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," a sequel to 2014's fantasy adventure based on the "Sleeping Beauty" sorceress, debuted to $36 million from 2,790 North American theaters, nearly half of what the first movie made in its inaugural weekend ($69 million).

Entertainment News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Elton John performs on stage during Montreux Jazz Festival, as part of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour", Switzerland June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

When Elton John was working on his new autobiography, the legendary singer, songwriter and performer pulled out diaries he had been encouraged to write during a stint in rehab.

World News20 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Bikers go past an empty space where a promotional poster for the DreamWorks film "Abominable" stood before being taken down at a cinema in Hanoi, Vietnam October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

DreamWorks' animated movie "Abominable" will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet a censor board requirement to cut a scene showing China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea, the movie distributor said on Sunday.

Entertainment News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Singer Robbie Williams arrives to attend the NRJ Music Awards ceremony at the Festival Palace in Cannes, France, November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

British singer Robbie Williams is getting into the festive cheer, announcing on Friday he would release his first ever Christmas album this holiday season.

Entertainment News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Scarlett Johansson attends the premiere for the movie “Jojo Rabbit” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

New Zealand movie director Taika Waititi says he likes a challenge and his satire of Adolf Hitler and Nazi culture may be his riskiest and most successful yet.

Entertainment News3 days ago

HBO Max, the forthcoming streaming service from AT&T Inc's WarnerMedia, will screen films from Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation producer behind the Academy Award-winning movie "Spirited Away".

Politics3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Cuba's prima ballerina assoluta and director of the Cuban National Ballet, Alicia Alonso, reacts to the audience as she takes her seat to listen to U.S. President Barack Obama make a speech to the Cuban people in the Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso in Havana, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso, who achieved global acclaim in the 1940s and went on to run the internationally renowned National Ballet of Cuba for decades, died on Thursday at age 98, state-run media said.

Entertainment News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Gamers and visitors take a rest at the booth of Netflix during Europe's leading digital games fair Gamescom, which showcases the latest trends of the computer gaming scene in Cologne, Germany, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

Streaming video leader Netflix Inc is planning to release around 62 new original productions, including films, series, documentaries, and comedy specials, from October to December as it braces for the debut of rival services from Apple Inc and Walt Disney Co in November.

Entertainment News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Traffic moves on a road past hoardings of Netflix's new television series "Sacred Games" in Mumbai, India, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo

India is deliberating potential censorship on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, a senior government source told Reuters.

World News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Bikers go past an empty space where a promotional poster for the DreamWorks film "Abominable" stood before being taken down at a cinema in Hanoi, Vietnam October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

Malaysia's film censors have ordered a scene removed from the animated movie "Abominable" which shows China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea, an official said on Thursday, amid growing anger among countries with overlapping claims in the waterway.

World News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Sky's head of news John Ryley leaves the High Court after appearing before the Leveson Inquiry in London April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

After three years of Brexit crisis, Sky News is betting that some viewers are so bored by the divorce drama that there is a market for a channel dedicated to news that has nothing to do with Britain's exit from the European Union.

World News3 days ago

The RAF Voyager aircraft that the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travelled is seen, in Lahore, Pakistan October 17, 2019. Arthur Edwards/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate told reporters on board their flight on Thursday that they were fine, after the plane was forced to abort landings in the Pakistani cities of Rawalpindi and nearby Islamabad due to a severe thunderstorm.

Entertainment News3 days ago

Britain's Prince William said he and his wife Kate were fine after a Royal Air Force plane carrying the royal couple was forced to abort a landing in Islamabad twice on Thursday and return to Lahore after being caught in a severe thunderstorm.

Entertainment News3 days ago

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits a settlement of the Kalash people in Chitral, Pakistan, October 16, 2019. Samir Hussein/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate on Wednesday visited a melting glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range not far from Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, witnessing first hand the impact of climate change their trip is seeking to highlight.

Entertainment News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The cast of Showtime's "The Affair" poses backstage with their award for Best Television Series - Drama during the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Two years after a sexual harassment scandal roiled Hollywood, one of the fastest growing jobs in the entertainment industry is that of the intimacy director.

Entertainment News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: British rapper Stormzy arrives to the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 in London, Britain September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

Rockers the 1975 and grime star Stormzy triumphed at the Q Awards in London on Wednesday, winning Q Best Act in the World Today and Q Best Solo Artist, respectively, at the annual ceremony hosted by British music magazine Q.

World News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The website of the Mossack Fonseca law firm is pictured in this file illustration picture taken April 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Illustration/File

Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm at the center of the "Panama Papers" scandal, has filed a lawsuit against Netflix Inc <NFLX.O> over its new movie based on the case, accusing the video streaming company of defamation and seeking to stop the film's release.

Entertainment News4 days ago

The wife of the 1960s television "Tarzan" star Ron Ely was stabbed to death at their California home by the couple's son, who was then fatally shot by police in a confrontation outside the residence, authorities said on Wednesday.

Entertainment News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A member of the South Korean girl group f(x) Choi Jin-ri, also known by her stage name Sulli, is seen in this photo obtained October 16, 2019. Yonhap via REUTERS

Sulli, a former South Korean singer-actress, was a rare taboo breaker in a world where K-pop stars' every move is strictly monitored by their management, but her death has exposed the dark side of the industry that propelled a global craze.

World News5 days ago

Bikers go past an empty space where a promotional poster for the DreamWorks film "Abominable" stood before being taken down at a cinema in Hanoi, Vietnam October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

The foreign minister of the Philippines called on Wednesday for a cut to a scene in DreamWorks' animated film "Abominable" that shows China's unilaterally declared "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea.

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