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Stars flaunt Gaultier creations for designer’s ‘funeral’ finale in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Jean Paul Gaultier bade farewell to the catwalk on Wednesday in typically riotous style, as models performed jigs at his show, an actress sauntered down the runway smoking a cigarette and singer Boy George took part in a mock funeral sequence. Models present creations by designer Jean Paul Gaultier as part of …

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In New York trial, prosecutors to begin making rape case against Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors will begin presenting their rape case against Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, with the once-powerful Hollywood producer facing life in prison if convicted, in a trial that has become a watershed moment for the #MeToo movement. Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs his sexual assault trial at New York Criminal Court …

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Animated British royal comedy ‘The Prince’ to make debut on HBO Max

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Canada House in London, Britain January 7, 2020. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters) – Animated versions of Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will have supporting roles in a British royal family satire that will make its debut …

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Weinstein must tread carefully in rape trial defense, experts say

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will face the challenge of defending himself in his rape trial as he tries to undermine his accusers’ credibility without appearing callous to jurors, according to several legal experts. FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court with his attorney Donna Rotunno …

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Female Icelandic ‘Joker’ composer Guonadottir makes film awards history

BERLIN (Reuters) – Golden Globe-winning Icelandic musician Hildur Guonadottir, 37, usually lives a quiet life in Berlin, but is about to see a lot more of Los Angeles’ red carpets as nominations come flooding in for her score for Tod Phillips’ film “Joker”. On Jan. 5, Guonadottir made history by becoming the first solo female …

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Days before Grammys, academy shakes up leadership over ‘allegation of misconduct’

FILE PHOTO – The Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan announces nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards at a news conference in Manhattan, New York, U.S. November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar (Reuters) – The organizers of the Grammy Awards have placed their president and chief executive, Deborah Dugan, on leave because of an “allegation of misconduct” …

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Weinstein jury seated after prosecutors accuse defense of excluding white women

(Reuters) – Lawyers in Harvey Weinstein’s New York rape trial finished selecting 12 jurors on Friday to decide the former Hollywood producer’s fate, as prosecutors renewed an accusation that the defense had unfairly tried to block white women from serving on the jury. Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for his …

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Elegant Kim Jones collection stars on Dior menswear runway

A model presents a creation by designer Kim Jones as part of his Fall/Winter 2020/2021 collection show for Dior Homme during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, France, January 17, 2020. REUTERS/ Charles Platiau PARIS (Reuters) – Sleek double-breasted suits, luxurious patterns and silky fabrics mingled to celebrate tailoring in a timeless menswear collection at the …

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Judge in Weinstein rape trial says case not a ‘referendum’ on #MeToo movement

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three men and two women have been chosen as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement. Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for his sexual assault trial in the …

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Harvey Weinstein jury selection: bias, big data and ‘likes’

(Reuters) – When lawyers in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial question potential jurors on Thursday, they may already know who has used the #MeToo hashtag on Twitter or criticized victims of sexual harassment in a Facebook discussion. FILE PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein exits the New York Criminal Court after his sexual assault trial in Manhattan, New …

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Late pop star Whitney Houston among six Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

(Reuters) – Late superstar Whitney Houston and five other artists and bands, living and dead – and representing a wide range of musical genres, including pop, electronica and rap – were unveiled on Wednesday as this year’s inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. FILE PHOTO: Whitney Houston performs at the Pre-Grammy Gala …

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