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NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

(Reuters) – Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

PARIS (Reuters) – The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down...

Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication...

Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Founder of Canadian ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

MONTREAL (Reuters) – The founder of Canada’s comedy festival ‘Just for Laughs’, which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations...

With the crazy ‘Italics’, Asterix returns for 37th adventure

PARIS (Reuters) – Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns for his 37th comic adventure on Thursday, this time battling his way across Italy in a chariot race.

U.S. appeals court rejects Cosby accuser’s bid to revive defamation suit

BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who said the entertainer raped her in 1974 and then called her a liar after she made her accusations...

Ed Sheeran ‘bruised and broken’ after accident, tour uncertain

LONDON (Reuters) – Singer Ed Sheeran said he was “a bit bruised and broken” on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia...

Russian politicians fail to see funny side of ‘Death of Stalin’

LONDON (Reuters) – British satirist Armando Iannucci has won critical praise in Britain for his latest film – a darkly comic look at the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin – but in Russia not all politicians share the...

Russian politicians fail to see funny side of ‘Death of Stalin’

LONDON (Reuters) – British satirist Armando Iannucci has won critical praise in Britain for his latest film – a darkly comic look at the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin – but in Russia not all politicians share the...