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Palace releases new portrait of Britain’s Prince Philip

LONDON (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s husband announced his retirement from active public life. ...

Box Office: ‘Coco’ wins as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ waits in the wings

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – With anticipation building for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with...

Singer Neil Young’s model trains fetch nearly $300,000 at auction

(Reuters) – Singer-songwriter Neil Young’s extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.

Former British celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies in prison

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s best-known publicist, Max Clifford, died on Sunday after collapsing in prison, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for indecently assaulting teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Los Angeles (Reuters) – The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to the franchise’s...

Thousands mourn rock idol Hallyday at Paris memorial

PARIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people paid homage to late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday at a Paris memorial service attended by French stars and politicians.

More ‘Big Little Lies’ on its way to television

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Big Little Lies,” the Emmy-winning drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, is returning for a second season, HBO announced on Friday, with most of the cast expected to return.

‘X-Men’ film director Bryan Singer sued for alleged sexual assault

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Brian Singer, the director of the film series “X-Men”, has been sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court in Washington...

Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the “Star Wars” franchise 40...

Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the “Star Wars” franchise 40...