LOS ANGELES, SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The creators of satirical animated series “South Park” issued a mocking “apology” to China after media reports that episodes of the show were no longer available on some Chinese websites. The “Band in China” episode released on Oct. 2 critiqued China’s policies on free speech as well as the efforts
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis visits his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican, December 21, 2018. Picture taken December 21, 2018. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Director Fernando Meirelles is a fan of Pope Francis but says his new film, which tries to get into the head of
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police in major U.S. cities were on alert on Thursday as “Joker” opened in movie theaters after weeks of publicity surrounding its disturbing portrait of a bullied loner raised fears it might spark violence. A billboard advertising the film “Joker” is pictured in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 2, 2019.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Warner Bros.’ “Joker” laughed its way to a new record at the domestic box office. FILE PHOTO: Joaquin Phoenix attends the premiere for the film “Joker” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Despite mounting controversy and security concerns, the R-rated comic-book movie scored $93.5 million over the
FILE PHOTO: Drummer Ginger Baker of the Legendary supergroup Cream performs during a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain May 2, 2005. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez LONDON (Reuters) – British rock music drummer Ginger Baker, a co-founder of the 1960’s supergroup Cream with bass player Jack Bruce and guitarist Eric Clapton, died on Sunday
(Reuters) – The University of Kansas has apologized for a performance by rapper Snoop Dogg that featured drug references and dancers on stripper poles, saying the show fell short of creating a “family atmosphere.” FILE PHOTO: Sep 22, 2019; Carson, CA, USA; Music artist Snoop Dogg gestures before the game between the Houston Texans and
Monty Python fans dressed as the Gumbys gather in an attempt to set the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Gumbys as a part of the 50th anniversary of Monty Python’s Flying Circus at the Roundhouse in London, Britain October 5, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Monty Python fans, sporting
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Diahann Carroll, a versatile singer and stage actress who quietly blazed a trail for black women on American television in the late 1960s by playing a widowed nurse and single mother in “Julia”, died on Friday at age 84, her manager said. FILE PHOTO: Actress Diahann Carroll, one of the stars