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Tricia Helfer’s introduction to cosmetics seemed unusually traumatic. When she was 12 years old and living in rural Alberta, she received some makeup for Christmas. It was the first time she was allowed to use it. But not long after applying it, ...
Love story 'Time' takes incarceration fight to the Oscars
By Sarah Mills LONDON (Reuters) - Garrett Bradley's award-winning documentary "Time" may be about incarceration, but, according to the director, it's really a love story. The Oscar-nominated film follows Fox Rich over several decades as she ...
Celebrity couple J.Lo and A-Rod split because "we are better as friends"
By Lisa Richwine and Barbara Goldberg LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and former New York Yankees baseball star Alex Rodriguez called off their engagement because "we are better as friends," announcing the ...
Power of Oscars keeps Romanian 'Collective' tragedy in people's minds, says director
LONDON (Reuters) - Romanian director Alexander Nanau says a double Oscar nomination for his documentary "Collective" means a tragic 2015 nightclub fire and subsequent healthcare scandal at the heart of the film "will not be forgotten". Sixty-five ...
Mixed Blood: How motherhood, COVID and a search for roots helped define Miesha and the Spanks new EP
Miesha Louie had a strategy when it came to recording the material that would eventually become Miesha and the Spanks’ new EP, Singles. For the seven-song release, which comes out April 16, Louie and drummer Sean Hamilton enlisted Leeroy Stagger ...
Mexican Netflix street vendor star 'Lady Tacos' eyes jump to political stage
By Noe Torres MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - After Mexico City's 'Lady Tacos de Canasta,' a street vendor featured in a Netflix series, stood up to police who she said harassed her on the street, she decided to take her fight for worker and LGBT rights ...
'Better Days' director hopes Oscar-nominated film inspires Chinese peers to tackle hard topics
By Joyce Zhou HONG KONG (Reuters) - "Better Days" director Derek Tsang said his Oscar-nominated film could inspire other Chinese artists to pursue difficult topics despite the challenges in getting works past censors in China. Adapted from Jiu ...
Mick Jagger celebrates end of lockdown in new track 'Eazy Sleazy'
LONDON (Reuters) - Mick Jagger released a surprise new track on Tuesday, "Eazy Sleazy", which celebrates the end of lockdown in England and takes a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the downsides of life cooped up at home during the pandemic. ...
LA's famous Cinerama Dome movie theater among coronavirus casualties
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of Los Angeles' best-known movie theaters is closing for good, its owners said on Monday, prompting dismay on social media and concern for the fate of other theaters forced to close during the coronavirus pandemic. The ...
J-Lo, H.E.R. and Foo Fighters to star in streamed concert to fund COVID-19 vaccines
LONDON (Reuters) -Singers Jennifer Lopez and H.E.R. will star in a global streaming and broadcast special on May 8 to raise money for COVID-19 vaccines, following last year's "One World - Together at Home" fundraiser in which locked-down stars ...