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Aretha Franklin performs during the commemoration of the Elton John AIDS Foundation 25th year fall gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, in New York, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died on Thursday at the age of 76, officials said.

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Scarlett Johansson arrives for amfAR’s Annual Fashion Week New York Gala in New York City, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Scarlett Johansson's role as Marvel superhero Black Widow catapulted her to the top of Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid actresses on Thursday, landing her ahead of Angelina Jolie.

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FILE PHOTO: 70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "The Meyerowitz Stories" (New and Selected) in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France. 21/05/2017. Cast member Emma Thompson poses.    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Oscar-winning British actress Emma Thompson, now starring at age 59 as a family court judge in the dramatic movie "The Children Act," said on Thursday that older women still need more opportunity on the big screen.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. singer Madonna attends the world premiere of 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years' in London, Britain September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

From pictures of their favorite Madonna looks to naming their top tracks by the songstress, fans paid tribute to the "Queen of Pop" on Thursday as the "Material Girl" turned 60.

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Netflix Inc has signed a deal with American television producer and writer Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC's comedy show "Black-ish", as the streaming giant diversifies its original content.

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator takes part in a #MeToo protest march for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California U.S. November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

When writer and producer Stacy Rukeyser suggested featuring a female venture capitalist looking for a husband on the Lifetime television drama "Unreal," network executives asked if she could turn the character into someone with "a much more traditional, demure sense of femininity."

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Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Celebrities and influencers who endorse products without labeling their social media posts as paid-for by brands were warned on Thursday that they were breaking the rules as Britain's regulator launched an investigation into the trend.

Entertainment News12 hours ago

British rapper Stormzy performs at the Arena Stage during the Roskilde Festival 2018 in Roskilde, Denmark, July 5, 2018. Ritzau Scanpix/Olafur Steinar Gestsson via REUTERS

Rapper Stormzy said on Thursday he will fund two black British students to go to Cambridge university through a scholarship, after criticism of some top UK universities that their admissions processes do not do enough to ensure diversity.

Business News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break in taping of the Ellen Show in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday that it would tie up with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to launch a women's fashion line, its latest attempt to make deeper inroads into the apparel space and gain market share in the category.

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FILE PHOTO:   Film producer Harvey Weinstein speaks to his lawyer Benjamin Brafman inside Manhattan Criminal Court during an arraignment in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., July 9, 2018. Jefferson Siegel /Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein must face a U.S. lawsuit by a British actress who has accused him of violating sex trafficking laws by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

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A makeshift memorial for Aretha Franklin is seen by her name outside the Apollo Theater in memory of singer Aretha Franklin in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Fans of Aretha Franklin came together at New York City's landmark Apollo Theater and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul, singing along to her hits and sharing memories of her remarkable career.

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A crowd gathers around Aretha Franklin's star on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, U.S.,  August 16, 2018.       REUTERS/Mike Blake

MTV will celebrate soul legend Aretha Franklin at Monday's Video Music Awards ceremony, the network said on Thursday as tributes flowed in from around the world and U.S. television channels scheduled special broadcasts.

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FILE PHOTO -  Singer Aretha Franklin arrives at the Candie's Foundation 10th anniversary Event to Prevent benefit New York May 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo

Grammy winner Aretha Franklin earned her title "the Queen of Soul" with a voice could be both powerful and plaintive. Her music became part of the American soundtrack beginning in the 1960s through to her death on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO - Matt Groening (C), creator of The Simpsons, poses with characters from the show (L-R) Homer, Bart, Lisa and Marge at the 20th anniversary party for the television series at Barker hangar in Santa Monica, California October 18, 2009.    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

The creator of the long-running animated TV series "The Simpsons" brings his first new show in 20 years to Netflix <NFLX.O> this week, a story that centers around a drunken princess, an elf and a demon.

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FILE PHOTO: Aretha Franklin performs during the commemoration of the Elton John AIDS Foundation 25th year fall gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, in New York, U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who has fallen gravely ill, was visited at her Detroit-area home on Tuesday by fellow recording artist Stevie Wonder, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and ex-husband Glynn Turman, her publicist said.

Entertainment News2 days ago

Author Kevin Kwan (R) and cast members Henry Golding and Constance Wu pose at the premiere for "Crazy Rich Asians" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The film is called "Crazy Rich Asians," but the cast is proud to be showcasing such a rare array of Asian culture and identity in a Hollywood movie.

World News3 days ago

The incident happened as revellers were enjoying the O Marisquino festival in Vigo, northwestern Spain. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Hundreds of people were hurt, two seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, local authorities said.

Entertainment News3 days ago

Actor Glenn Close poses on the red carpet during the commemoration of the Elton John AIDS Foundation 25th year fall gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, in New York, U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in "The Wife" she says she's only just starting to feel comfortable in her own skin.

Entertainment News4 days ago

Blocks of flats in the city of Glasgow are seen from Cathkin Braes, Scotland, Britain August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Scottish writer Darren McGarvey's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, informed by his own violent and addictive past, is a powerful insight into Britain's wealth gap via rap and acid comedy.

Entertainment News4 days ago

Attendees and K-pop fans participate at KCON USA, billed as the world's largest Korean culture convention and music festival, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. August 10, 2018. Picture taken on August 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Tens of thousands of fans eagerly rode the wave of Korean pop or K-pop this weekend at a convention in Los Angeles, the world's entertainment capital, at a time when a boy band's success in America is giving new hope to many stars in the music genre.

Entertainment News2 hours ago

Aretha Franklin performs during the commemoration of the Elton John AIDS Foundation 25th year fall gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, in New York, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died on Thursday at the age of 76, officials said.

Entertainment News8 hours ago

Scarlett Johansson arrives for amfAR’s Annual Fashion Week New York Gala in New York City, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Scarlett Johansson's role as Marvel superhero Black Widow catapulted her to the top of Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid actresses on Thursday, landing her ahead of Angelina Jolie.

Entertainment News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: 70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "The Meyerowitz Stories" (New and Selected) in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France. 21/05/2017. Cast member Emma Thompson poses.    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Oscar-winning British actress Emma Thompson, now starring at age 59 as a family court judge in the dramatic movie "The Children Act," said on Thursday that older women still need more opportunity on the big screen.

Entertainment News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. singer Madonna attends the world premiere of 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years' in London, Britain September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

From pictures of their favorite Madonna looks to naming their top tracks by the songstress, fans paid tribute to the "Queen of Pop" on Thursday as the "Material Girl" turned 60.

Entertainment News3 hours ago

Netflix Inc has signed a deal with American television producer and writer Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC's comedy show "Black-ish", as the streaming giant diversifies its original content.

Entertainment News14 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator takes part in a #MeToo protest march for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California U.S. November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

When writer and producer Stacy Rukeyser suggested featuring a female venture capitalist looking for a husband on the Lifetime television drama "Unreal," network executives asked if she could turn the character into someone with "a much more traditional, demure sense of femininity."

Entertainment News13 hours ago

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Celebrities and influencers who endorse products without labeling their social media posts as paid-for by brands were warned on Thursday that they were breaking the rules as Britain's regulator launched an investigation into the trend.

Entertainment News12 hours ago

British rapper Stormzy performs at the Arena Stage during the Roskilde Festival 2018 in Roskilde, Denmark, July 5, 2018. Ritzau Scanpix/Olafur Steinar Gestsson via REUTERS

Rapper Stormzy said on Thursday he will fund two black British students to go to Cambridge university through a scholarship, after criticism of some top UK universities that their admissions processes do not do enough to ensure diversity.

Business News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break in taping of the Ellen Show in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday that it would tie up with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to launch a women's fashion line, its latest attempt to make deeper inroads into the apparel space and gain market share in the category.

Entertainment News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO:   Film producer Harvey Weinstein speaks to his lawyer Benjamin Brafman inside Manhattan Criminal Court during an arraignment in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., July 9, 2018. Jefferson Siegel /Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein must face a U.S. lawsuit by a British actress who has accused him of violating sex trafficking laws by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Entertainment News2 hours ago

A makeshift memorial for Aretha Franklin is seen by her name outside the Apollo Theater in memory of singer Aretha Franklin in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Fans of Aretha Franklin came together at New York City's landmark Apollo Theater and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul, singing along to her hits and sharing memories of her remarkable career.

Entertainment News2 hours ago

A crowd gathers around Aretha Franklin's star on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, U.S.,  August 16, 2018.       REUTERS/Mike Blake

MTV will celebrate soul legend Aretha Franklin at Monday's Video Music Awards ceremony, the network said on Thursday as tributes flowed in from around the world and U.S. television channels scheduled special broadcasts.

Entertainment News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO -  Singer Aretha Franklin arrives at the Candie's Foundation 10th anniversary Event to Prevent benefit New York May 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo

Grammy winner Aretha Franklin earned her title "the Queen of Soul" with a voice could be both powerful and plaintive. Her music became part of the American soundtrack beginning in the 1960s through to her death on Thursday.

Entertainment Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO - Matt Groening (C), creator of The Simpsons, poses with characters from the show (L-R) Homer, Bart, Lisa and Marge at the 20th anniversary party for the television series at Barker hangar in Santa Monica, California October 18, 2009.    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

The creator of the long-running animated TV series "The Simpsons" brings his first new show in 20 years to Netflix <NFLX.O> this week, a story that centers around a drunken princess, an elf and a demon.

Entertainment Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Aretha Franklin performs during the commemoration of the Elton John AIDS Foundation 25th year fall gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, in New York, U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who has fallen gravely ill, was visited at her Detroit-area home on Tuesday by fellow recording artist Stevie Wonder, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and ex-husband Glynn Turman, her publicist said.

Entertainment News2 days ago

Author Kevin Kwan (R) and cast members Henry Golding and Constance Wu pose at the premiere for "Crazy Rich Asians" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The film is called "Crazy Rich Asians," but the cast is proud to be showcasing such a rare array of Asian culture and identity in a Hollywood movie.

World News3 days ago

The incident happened as revellers were enjoying the O Marisquino festival in Vigo, northwestern Spain. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Hundreds of people were hurt, two seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, local authorities said.

Entertainment News3 days ago

Actor Glenn Close poses on the red carpet during the commemoration of the Elton John AIDS Foundation 25th year fall gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, in New York, U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in "The Wife" she says she's only just starting to feel comfortable in her own skin.

Entertainment News4 days ago

Blocks of flats in the city of Glasgow are seen from Cathkin Braes, Scotland, Britain August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Scottish writer Darren McGarvey's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, informed by his own violent and addictive past, is a powerful insight into Britain's wealth gap via rap and acid comedy.

Entertainment News4 days ago

Attendees and K-pop fans participate at KCON USA, billed as the world's largest Korean culture convention and music festival, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. August 10, 2018. Picture taken on August 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Tens of thousands of fans eagerly rode the wave of Korean pop or K-pop this weekend at a convention in Los Angeles, the world's entertainment capital, at a time when a boy band's success in America is giving new hope to many stars in the music genre.

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