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Assad blames unrest on saboteurs, pledges reforms - Yahoo! News

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pledged on Monday reforms within months to address a wave of protests against his rule, but blamed saboteurs for the unrest and warned that no deal could be reached with gunmen.

Assad said a national dialogue would start soon to review new legislation including laws on parliamentary elections, the media, and allowing political parties other than his Baath Party, as well as look at possible changes to the constitution.

Europe gives Greece ultimatum: austerity for loans - Yahoo! News

LUXEMBOURG/ATHENS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers gave Greece two weeks from Monday to approve stricter austerity measures in return for another 12 billion euros in emergency loans, piling pressure on Athens to get its ragged finances in order.

After two days of crisis meetings, the ministers effectively issued Athens an ultimatum, saying the Greek government, parliament and broader society had until July 3 to approve a new package of spending cuts, tax hikes and privatization measures in order to receive the next tranche of EU/IMF aid.

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photoTOKYO, Jun (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan may announce on Monday that he will resign on condition of key bills passing a divided parliament, Kyodo news agency reported.

U.S. Ambassador warns Karzai over criticism of West
Sun,19 Jun 2011 11:34 PM PDT
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photoKABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Kabul has issued a thinly veiled warning to Afghan President Hamid Karzai that harsh criticisms of the West could jeopardize the troops and funding critical to the Afghan government's survival.
NATO admits Libya air strike led to civilian deaths
Sun,19 Jun 2011 08:30 PM PDT
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photoTRIPOLI (Reuters) - NATO has admitted it destroyed a house in Tripoli in which Libyan officials said nine civilians were killed, an incident likely to sow new doubts inside the alliance about its mission in Libya.
China says Libya rebel chief to visit
Sun,19 Jun 2011 08:07 PM PDT
Reuters - BEIJING (Reuters) - The head of the Libyan rebel group leading the fight to oust Muammar Gaddafi will visit China, Beijing said on Monday in another step in its efforts to expand ties with opposition forces in the war-divided north African country. Full Story1
Analysis: Thai army takes sides as divisive election nears
Sun,19 Jun 2011 07:11 PM PDT
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photoBANGKOK (Reuters) - After Thailand's military removed her brother in a bloodless coup on a hot September night five years ago, the front-runner in next month's closely fought election has good reason to fear the generals will go after her.
Assad to address Syria as his troops block refugees
Sun,19 Jun 2011 06:36 PM PDT
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photoAMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to address the nation Monday as his forces sweep through the northwestern border region with Turkey blocking refugees fleeing a military crackdown on protests against his autocratic rule.
Syrian forces prevent refugees fleeing to Turkey
Sun,19 Jun 2011 05:10 PM PDT
Reuters -
photoAMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian forces swept through a northwestern border region Sunday to stem an exodus of refugees to Turkey that is raising international pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, witnesses and a rights activist said.
Refugees on rise and poor countries bear brunt: UNHCR
Sun,19 Jun 2011 05:03 PM PDT
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photoGENEVA (Reuters) - The number of people forced to flee their homes to escape war or abuse has risen to its highest for 15 years, with four out of five refugees in developing countries, the United Nations said on Monday.
New Democrats keep merger door open
Sun,19 Jun 2011 03:15 PM PDT
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photoVANCOUVER (Reuters) - The New Democrat Party kept the door open on Sunday to a possible merger talks with the struggling Liberals, a party they leapfrogged over to become the main opposition in a May 2 election.
Peru's Humala has 70 percent approval rating: poll
Sun,19 Jun 2011 03:07 PM PDT
Reuters - LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's leftist president-elect, Ollanta Humala, has an approval rating of 70 percent two weeks after winning power and most voters think he will pursue moderate policies, a poll showed on Sunday. Full Story1
Colombia car bomb wounds 17, "calamity" averted
Sun,19 Jun 2011 02:56 PM PDT
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photoBOGOTA (Reuters) - A car bomb wounded 17 people in Colombia's colonial-era city of Popayan, but a "calamity" was averted when police intercepted the vehicle before it reached its target in the main square, authorities said on Sunday.
Medvedev hints he and Putin won't be 2012 rivals
Sun,19 Jun 2011 02:33 PM PDT
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photoMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev dismissed talk of a deepening rift with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in remarks published Monday, strongly hinting they would not run against each other for president next year.
Thousands protest in Morocco for more reform
Sun,19 Jun 2011 02:13 PM PDT
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photoCASABLANCA (Reuters) - Several thousand people marched through Morocco's biggest city Sunday to protest that constitutional reforms unveiled this week by King Mohammed have not gone far enough.
Syrian forces prevent refugees fleeing to Turkey
Sun,19 Jun 2011 02:04 PM PDT
Reuters -
photoAMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian forces swept through a northwestern border region Sunday to stem an exodus of refugees to Turkey that is raising international pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, witnesses and a rights activist said.
NATO admits to civilian deaths in Tripoli air strike
Sun,19 Jun 2011 01:32 PM PDT
Reuters - LONDON (Reuters) - NATO admitted it carried out an air strike that killed civilians in Tripoli on Sunday. Full Story1
Syria's Assad to give speech on Monday: agency
Sun,19 Jun 2011 12:21 PM PDT
Reuters - AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will make a speech on Monday about "current circumstances," the state news agency said on Sunday, his first speech since April 16 and his third since the start of an uprising. Full Story1
Libya says NATO strike kills nine civilians
Sun,19 Jun 2011 12:21 PM PDT
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photoTRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan officials said on Sunday a NATO strike had hit a civilian house in the capital Tripoli, killing nine residents. NATO said it was investigating the claim, which could sow new doubts about its mission.
Berlusconi's allies back Italian coalition for now
Sun,19 Jun 2011 11:34 AM PDT
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photoPONTIDA, Italy (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's coalition allies said on Sunday they would stay in his struggling center-right government for just now despite two crushing electoral losses in recent weeks.
Darfur rebels say Sudan army attacks their positions
Sun,19 Jun 2011 11:19 AM PDT
Reuters - KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Rebels in Sudan's western Darfur region accused the government of attacking them with military vehicles, warplanes and troops on horses on Sunday. Full Story1
Iraq hunting $17 billion missing after U.S. invasion
Sun,19 Jun 2011 11:16 AM PDT
Reuters - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament is chasing about $17 billion of Iraqi oil money it says was stolen after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and has asked the United Nations for help to track it down. Full Story1
Fatah calls off Cairo unity meeting with Hamas
Sun,19 Jun 2011 10:36 AM PDT
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photoRAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - A planned announcement on Tuesday of a new Palestinian unity government has been delayed after the Fatah and Hamas movements failed to agree on a prime minister, Fatah officials said on Sunday.
Israel asks U.S. to let spy out of jail for funeral
Sun,19 Jun 2011 10:13 AM PDT
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photoJERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel appealed to the United States Sunday to allow imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard out of jail to attend his father's funeral, Israeli Army Radio reported.
Citadel says Egypt lifts travel ban its chairman
Sun,19 Jun 2011 10:06 AM PDT
Reuters - Jun (Reuters) - CAIRO, June 19 (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor dropped a travel ban imposed in April on the chairman of private equity firm Citadel Capital, Ahmed Heikal, the company said on Sunday. Full Story1
Clashes between army, militants in Yemen kill 21
Sun,19 Jun 2011 09:17 AM PDT
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photoADEN (Reuters) - At least 12 militants and nine soldiers were killed in three clashes on Sunday in southern Yemen, where Islamists and separatists have launched several attacks during the country's bloody political crisis.
Syrian forces prevent refugees fleeing to Turkey
Sun,19 Jun 2011 08:54 AM PDT
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photoAMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian forces swept through a northwestern border region on Sunday to stem an exodus of refugees to Turkey that is raising international pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, witnesses and a rights activist said.
Tunisia's ousted leader says his trial is a sham
Sun,19 Jun 2011 08:21 AM PDT
Reuters - TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's ousted leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali said his trial in absentia, which starts on Monday, is an attempt by the country's new rulers to distract attention from their failure to restore stability. Full Story1
Egypt appoints new foreign minister
Sun,19 Jun 2011 08:17 AM PDT
Reuters - CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt appointed a new foreign minister Sunday to replace Nabil Elaraby, who was picked as the new Arab League chief last month, a cabinet official said. Full Story1
Pakistan says it drives militants into Afghanistan
Sun,19 Jun 2011 07:33 AM PDT
Reuters - PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan has driven a group of militants from a stronghold in its tribal areas into eastern Afghanistan, the army said on Sunday, in the latest flare-up along the Pakistan-Afghan border. Full Story1
Lawmakers want U.N. rights auditor barred from Iran
Sun,19 Jun 2011 07:02 AM PDT
Reuters - TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian lawmakers urged the government on Sunday to prevent a U.N. investigator from coming to the country to look into allegations of human rights abuses. Full Story1
photoUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon may have almost blown his chances for re-election by antagonizing Moscow over the Balkans in 2008 but he has since focused on pleasing the United States, Russia and other big U.N. powers, making his re-election on Tuesday a certainty.
Somali PM resigns after Kampala agreement
Sun,19 Jun 2011 06:20 AM PDT
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photoMOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's prime minister said he had resigned on Sunday, paving the way for the formation of a new government whose priority will be quashing an Islamist rebellion ahead of elections due by August next year.
Monitor says north army masses in Sudan oil state
Sun,19 Jun 2011 06:12 AM PDT
Reuters - KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Satellite images taken on Friday showed northern Sudanese military vehicles including heavy transports and artillery massing in the capital of the conflict-stricken Southern Kordofan state, a monitor said. Full Story1
photoKABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan said on Sunday it won't be able to address a key International Monetary Fund concern over a looming cash crisis, sparked by a corruption scandal at a failed bank, for more than a month because lawmakers are on holidays.
Vote delay would help post-Mubarak order: Egypt PM
Sun,19 Jun 2011 05:35 AM PDT
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photoCAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said he backed delaying a parliamentary election due in September which the well-organized Islamists are widely expected to dominate.
ICRC president says heading to Syria for aid talks
Sun,19 Jun 2011 05:24 AM PDT
Reuters - GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jakob Kellenberger, will arrive in Damascus on Sunday evening for talks with Syrian officials on expanding its relief effort there. Full Story1
Somalia jails Britons, American over pirate ransom
Sun,19 Jun 2011 03:54 AM PDT
Reuters - MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali court has jailed three Britons and an American for illegally bringing in millions of dollars in ransom for pirates, but the judge suggested the convicts could buy their freedom. Full Story1
China food prices spike as floods ruin farmland
Sun,19 Jun 2011 03:46 AM PDT
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photoZHUJI, China, Jun (Reuters) - Torrential rain across southern and eastern China which has killed more than 100 people and triggered the evacuation of half a million has left large areas of farmland devastated as food prices surge, state media said on Sunday.
Politics, capital flight eclipse "Russia's Davos"
Sun,19 Jun 2011 03:26 AM PDT
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photoST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The Kremlin's annual investment pitch to the world was overshadowed by one uncomfortable fact: Tens of billions of dollars are fleeing Russian assets ahead of the March 2012 election.
Yelena Bonner, Soviet critic, Sakharov widow, dies
Sun,19 Jun 2011 03:20 AM PDT
Reuters - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Yelena Bonner, a relentless critic of human rights abuses by Soviet-era authorities and the widow of Nobel Peace laureate Andrei Sakharov, has died at the age of 88, her children said. Full Story1
Nigerian police unearth robbers' corpse-filled lair
Sun,19 Jun 2011 02:58 AM PDT
Reuters - ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian police have uncovered 20 corpses hidden in a tunnel in the southeastern town of Onitsha, and suspect they were victims of armed robbers. Full Story1

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"Bold and Beautiful" top drama at Daytime Emmy awards
Sun,19 Jun 2011 10:16 PM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Bold and the Beautiful" was named best drama at the Daytime Emmy awards for best the third consecutive year during a ceremony in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga win at Canada video awards
Sun,19 Jun 2011 09:57 PM PDT
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photoTORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Pop stars Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga were the big winners at Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto Sunday.

Noah Wyle chooses sci-fi series for TV comeback
Sun,19 Jun 2011 09:48 PM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's been six years since Noah Wyle left hospital drama "ER."

Michelle Obama leaves for Africa, second solo trip
Sun,19 Jun 2011 07:27 PM PDT
Reuters - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama left for Africa on Sunday, embarking on her second official solo journey abroad with a goal of advancing U.S. policies on education, health, and democracy. Full Story1

Springsteen saxophonist Clarence Clemons dies
Sun,19 Jun 2011 05:04 PM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Clarence Clemons, the burly saxophone player who played a crucial role in shaping Bruce Springsteen's early sound, died on Saturday, six days after suffering a stroke at his Florida home. He was 69.

Marilyn Monroe "subway" dress sells for $4.6 million
Sun,19 Jun 2011 02:36 PM PDT
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photoBEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The pleated ivory dress that blew around Marilyn Monroe in an iconic scene from "The Seven Year Itch" sold for $4.6 million at a weekend auction of Hollywood costumes -- far exceeding its estimate.

"Cars 2" -- cooler rides and more action
Sun,19 Jun 2011 02:00 PM PDT
Reuters - LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Cars" is widely regarded as among the less dazzling of Pixar's dozen sterling titles, so it's fair to imagine that the animation studio's pit crew used a little extra elbow grease in order to deliver an improved new model five years later. Full Story1

Anton Corbijn to direct le Carre thriller
Sun,19 Jun 2011 01:58 PM PDT
Reuters - COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter) - U2 photographer turned director Anton Corbijn is bringing John le Carre's political thriller "A Most Wanted Man" to the big screen. Full Story1

Amy Winehouse cancels shows after Belgrade blunder
Sun,19 Jun 2011 01:57 PM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - English pop singer Amy Winehouse, whose promising career has been crippled by substance abuse problems, cut short a European tour on Sunday after fans in Belgrade jeered her shoddy opening-night performance.

"Green Lantern" falls short at box office
Sun,19 Jun 2011 09:37 AM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The costly superhero movie "Green Lantern" flickered at the weekend box office in North America, while "Mr. Popper's Penguins" exceeded low-ball forecasts.

On wedding day, Hugh Hefner embraces single life
Sat,18 Jun 2011 03:12 PM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - On the day he was supposed to get married for the third time, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said on Saturday he was probably better off staying single.

Folk opera based on Bill Clinton to open in New York
Sat,18 Jun 2011 05:33 AM PDT
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photoLITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) - An Americana folk opera based on a teenage Bill Clinton debuts this weekend in New York, featuring some of the exaggerated Southern characters who surrounded him growing up, such as his fun-loving mother.

Painter directs short film starring Lindsay Lohan
Fri,17 Jun 2011 07:01 PM PDT
Reuters - VENICE (Hollywood Reporter) - For Commercial Break, one of the most anticipated exhibitions running concurrent to the 54th Venice Biennial, artist Richard Phillips - primarily a painter - tried his hand at filmmaking, creating two short ethereal movies, one starring Lindsay Lohan and former porn star-turned-actress Sasha Grey. Full Story1

"Green Lantern" on track to earn $20 million on Friday
Fri,17 Jun 2011 06:26 PM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Warner Bros. Pictures' 3D superhero film "Green Lantern" -- starring Ryan Reynolds -- is on track to cross $20 million at the Friday box office, giving it a shot at a $57 million to $60 million debut over Father's Day weekend, according to early estimates.

Film review: "Rest on Your Shoulder"
Fri,17 Jun 2011 06:06 PM PDT
Reuters - SHANGHAI (Hollywood Reporter) - A candy-colored, marshmallow-sweet fairytale about true love, horticulture and immunology, "Rest on Your Shoulder" tells of a botanical scientist who faithfully pines for his missing fiancÃ, unaware that she is by his side in a different form. Its loudly spelled out ecological lesson is tailor-made for family viewing and is Hong Kong writer-director Jacob Cheung's ("The Ticket," "A Battle of Wits') most guileless and mainstream film. Full Story1

Film review: "Don't Tell Me I Can't!"
Fri,17 Jun 2011 06:06 PM PDT
Reuters - LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Another entry in the seemingly inexhaustible succession of kids' competition documentaries, "Don't Tell Me I Can't!" manages to keep things fresh by profiling a unique problem-solving contest now in its 26th year. Well-suited to educational settings and perhaps a narrowly targeted DVD release, the doc could also see limited public broadcasting exposure. Full Story1

Kate Bosworth to star in third film for director
Fri,17 Jun 2011 06:05 PM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kate Bosworth is set to star in writer/director Kat Coiro's "Untitled Italy Project," playing a married woman who embarks on an affair with a 19-year-old on the island of Ischia, Italy.

2D ticket sales outpace 3D on ticket selling website
Fri,17 Jun 2011 06:05 PM PDT
Reuters - NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - 2D movie ticket sales on Fandango for Warner Bros. weekend release "Green Lantern" and the final installment of "Harry Potter" are outpacing 3D ticket sales in a possible latest sign of 3D fatigue, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield said Friday. Full Story1

Will Cheryl Cole judge UK's version of "The Voice?"
Fri,17 Jun 2011 06:04 PM PDT
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photoLONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - The BBC has won the battle to bring talent search show "The Voice" to BBC1 after a high stakes battle with ITV. The move could see Cheryl Cole back on British screens next year.

Scratching an itch: Jojo covers Drake
Fri,17 Jun 2011 05:51 PM PDT
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photoNEW YORK (Billboard) - A week after hip-hop artist Drake released the emotional track "Marvin's Room" on his October's Very Own website, singer/songwriter JoJo whipped out a female version, titled "Marvin's Room (Can't Do Better)."

"Book of Mormon" is number 3 on album chart
Fri,17 Jun 2011 05:51 PM PDT
Reuters - LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - The original Broadway cast recording of "The Book of Mormon" comes roaring in at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Full Story1

Bruno Mars scores longest-reigning debut single
Fri,17 Jun 2011 05:50 PM PDT
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photoNEW YORK (Billboard) - With a 20th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" becomes the longest-reigning debut single in the list's almost 50-year history.

Reik expands its horizons
Fri,17 Jun 2011 04:34 PM PDT
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photoNEW YORK (Billboard) - The members of Reik were in their mid-teens when they launched their pop music careers in 2004. It was an exciting time, but they concede that they were young and inexperienced.

Bonnaroo music festival celebrates its tenth year
Fri,17 Jun 2011 04:33 PM PDT
Reuters - NEW YORK (Billboard) - With its 10th-anniversary edition in the books, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., has evolved in many ways, all springing from the initial desire of its creators to stage great music in a unique way. Full Story1

Hillstock is a seriously cool DIY festival
Fri,17 Jun 2011 03:57 PM PDT
Reuters - NEW YORK (Billboard) - During the first weekend in June, the fourth annual Hillstock festival took place in New York. Full Story1

Dance titles, apps, taking over videogame genre
Fri,17 Jun 2011 03:57 PM PDT
Reuters - NEW YORK (Billboard) - There won't be another installment of "Guitar Hero" or "Rock Band" coming to videogame retail shelves this year. But-music games aren't dead.Full Story1

NBC beats writer who sued over "My Name Is Earl"
Fri,17 Jun 2011 03:39 PM PDT
Reuters - LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC has prevailed in a lawsuit brought by a writer who claimed that the network stole a screenplay to create the hit series "My Name is Earl." Full Story1

Netflix, Time Warner sued by deaf groups
Fri,17 Jun 2011 03:38 PM PDT
Reuters - NEW YORK (Reuters) - An advocacy group for deaf Americans sued Netflix on Friday for failing to provide closed captioning on its streaming online television and movies.Full Story1

Russell Brand, Beyonce invited to be Oscar voters
Fri,17 Jun 2011 01:21 PM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even after struggling to establish himself as a Hollywood leading man, raunchy English comedian Russell Brand has been invited to become an Oscar voter.

Jack Black shines in oddball Texas murder mystery
Fri,17 Jun 2011 01:11 PM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - More than the film that surrounds him, Jack Black is worth the price of admission in "Bernie," an oddball May-December true life crime story that would have profited from being a whole lot darker and full-bodied than it is.

Scotland's Queen's Gallery highlights Northern Renaissance
Fri,17 Jun 2011 01:06 PM PDT
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photoEDINBURGH (Reuters) - The Queen's Gallery in Edinburgh has opened a stunning display of Northern Renaissance art from the royal collection, ranging through Durer and Holbein, and coinciding with the festival season in the Scottish capital which attracts visitors from around the world.

New TV awards show aims to be Emmys barometer
Fri,17 Jun 2011 01:01 PM PDT
Reuters - LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The head of the Broadcast Film Critics Association thinks the inaugural awards ceremony of its television offshoot will do for the Emmy race what the group's Critics' Choice Movie Awards has done for the Oscar race: shape it by predicting it. Full Story1

"Bad Teacher" could have been more outrageous
Fri,17 Jun 2011 12:14 PM PDT
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"Beaver" acclaim spurs Mel Gibson comeback plans
Fri,17 Jun 2011 11:43 AM PDT
Reuters -
photoLOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In May, Mel Gibson stood basking in the applause of the black-tie audience as "The Beaver" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. But now Cannes has come and gone, and so has "Beaver," which grossed less than $1 million at the North American box office.

Rebecca Black's "Friday" video in legal battle
Fri,17 Jun 2011 11:17 AM PDT
Reuters - NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Rebecca Black is getting her 16th minute of fame now that the teen starlet's infamous "Friday" video has been pulled off YouTube by her lawyers. Full Story1

Debbie Reynolds selling historic movie costumes
Fri,17 Jun 2011 11:14 AM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If you ever wanted to relive the movie scene in which Marilyn Monroe's dress is blown upwards by a burst of air, you will get a chance on Saturday when her gown from "The Seven Year Itch" goes on auction.

Susan Boyle story to be turned into musical
Fri,17 Jun 2011 05:54 AM PDT
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photoLONDON (Reuters) - Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who shot to stardom in 2009 when her performance on a television singing contest became an internet hit, will see her life portrayed on stage in a new musical.

"Green Lantern" emerges from obscurity; critics pounce
Fri,17 Jun 2011 05:03 AM PDT
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photoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The universe has probably never been safer if the proliferation of comic book superheroes on the big screen is any indication.

Danish Ballet, revamped, takes fresh U.S. tour
Fri,17 Jun 2011 04:28 AM PDT
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photoNEW YORK (Reuters) - The Royal Danish Ballet, one of the world's oldest dance companies, is showing a fresh face during its first U.S. tour in 23 years.

Basel art fair suggests boom times are back
Fri,17 Jun 2011 02:22 AM PDT
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photoBASEL (Reuters) - Wealthy collectors at Art Basel, the world's top fair for modern and contemporary art, had to dig deep into their pockets this week to get hold of high-quality works, amid signs the market was returning to pre-crisis peaks.
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