Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead in apparent suicide: coroner

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday of apparent suicide a week before the California alt-rock band was due to embark on a U.S. tour. Bennington, 41, known for his …

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Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October

(Reuters) – The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library event, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the magical series. The library exhibition titled, “A …

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Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ builds suspense of war without the gore

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – For the filmmaker who re-imagined Batman as “The Dark Knight” and explored deep space in “Interstellar,” the story of British troops trapped on a French beach during World War Two may seem like an unlikely draw. …

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Charlize Theron on a mission to defy gender norms in ‘Atomic Blonde’

BERLIN (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron said she hoped to even the playing field in the male-dominated spy film genre with her latest role as a deadly agent in action-thriller movie “Atomic Blonde.” “I saw potential in this character,” …

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Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89

(Reuters) – Martin Landau, a talented and prolific character actor who achieved TV stardom in “Mission: Impossible” and won an Oscar for his portrayal of a washed-up Bela Lugosi in the sweetly bizarre 1994 film “Ed Wood,” has died at …

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Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89

(Reuters) – Martin Landau, a talented and prolific character actor who achieved TV stardom in “Mission: Impossible” and won an Oscar for his portrayal of a washed-up Bela Lugosi in the sweetly bizarre 1994 film “Ed Wood,” has died at …

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Disney builds buzz with superheroes, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Mary Poppins’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Avengers, Mary Poppins and Luke Skywalker brought star power to Walt Disney Co’s annual D23 fan convention on Saturday, as the studio drummed up excitement for upcoming films including a live-action “Lion King,” “Aladdin” and “Dumbo.” …

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Beyonce wakes up world with first pictures of twins on Instagram

(Reuters) – Pop star Beyonce debuted the pictures of her twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, in an Instagram post on Friday, causing an internet sensation once more in her first public acknowledgement of their birth. “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 …

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Pop star Beyonce posts first pictures of twins on Instagram

(Reuters) – Pop star Beyonce posted the pictures of her twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, in an Instagram post on Friday, in her first public acknowledgement of their birth. “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today,” Beyonce wrote in the …

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Stakes are high for Luc Besson’s intergalactic leap into ‘Valerian’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Introducing a brand new multi-million dollar intergalactic adventure film based on a French comic book strip during a summer box office dominated by superheroes and sequels may be considered a big risk to take by an …

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