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Disney tells a different 'Nutcracker' story on the big screen

"The Nutcracker," the beloved holiday season tale of toys that come to life, moves from the ballet stage to the big screen in an action-adventure story being released by the Walt Disney Co on Friday. In Disney's "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms," Mackenzie Foy stars as 14-year-old Clara, a girl who is fascinated by engineering and is trying to figure out how to unlock a Christmas gift left behind by her recently deceased mother.

Geoffrey Rush would 'look at me and lick his lips': actor

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush touched his co-star on the breast and humiliated her with sexual innuendo during a production of "King Lear", the co-star told an Australian court on Tuesday, as News Corp defended publishing some details of her claims. In Australia's first defamation case of the #MeToo era, Rush is suing News Corp's Australian arm over a series of articles saying he was the subject of a complaint to the Sydney Theatre Company regarding the 2015 Lear production.

Rock band Kiss promises 'unapologetic' final tour

Members of the rock band Kiss said they are kicking off a farewell concert tour in January because they wanted to say goodbye while they could still deliver the over-the-top performances that have thrilled audiences over a 45-year career. Known for their makeup, big hair and outrageous costumes, Kiss was among the biggest acts of the 1970s, coming out of the glam rock era with hits including "Rock and Roll All Nite."

Saying 'I've been used,' Kanye West distances himself from politics

Three weeks after a bizarre White House meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, rapper Kanye West said on Tuesday he was distancing himself from politics. West, Trump's biggest celebrity supporter, also sought to distance himself from a new campaign that encourages black Americans to quit the Democratic Party.

Chris Pine puts on Scottish accent for historical drama 'Outlaw King'

"Star Trek" actor Chris Pine swaps space for medieval Scotland in Netflix action drama "Outlaw King" in which he plays 14th century rebel warrior Robert the Bruce who fought the English to regain control of his homeland. The American actor, best known for playing Captain Kirk in the sci-fi saga, dons armor and puts on a Scottish accent for the role, which follows the man deemed an outlaw by the English king as he pursues the bloody quest for independence.

'Mummy' film poster, expected to fetch record, fails to sell at auction

A rare, original poster from the Boris Karloff horror classic “The Mummy” that was predicted to set a record price for a film poster at auction went unsold on Wednesday when no one bid the $950,000 minimum in the online sale. Sotheby's had predicted that the work, one of only three known surviving examples of the original lithographic poster from the 1932 film, would fetch up to $1.5 million.

In Japanese film 'Sea', guilt leads to revenge after sexual assault

A young man suffers years of anguish after failing to stop the rape of a school girl in "Sea", a gritty film of revenge and redemption by new Japanese director Kensei Takahashi. "Sea" comes at a time of heightened awareness of sexual assault thanks to the #MeToo movement, although Takahashi said he had already begun developing the film before the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke last year.

TV star Kerry Washington returns to Broadway in 'American Son'

Actress Kerry Washington, best known for her Emmy-nominated role over seven seasons on television drama "Scandal," returns to the Broadway stage this month in the new play "American Son." The four-character story, which opens on Sunday for a limited engagement, is set in a Florida police station where a mother and father are seeking information about their missing son.

Los Angeles prosecutors decline to charge Stallone after sexual assault allegation

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has decided there is not enough evidence to prosecute "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone over allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in 1987 and 1990, according to an agency document released on Tuesday. The allegations from a woman in Santa Monica, California, also are outside of the statute of limitations, officials said in a charge evaluation worksheet by the district attorney's office seen by Reuters. The document said the victim, whose name was blacked out, stated that she and Stallone had a consensual relationship in 1987. The complainant's name has never been publicly released.

Jane Fonda, Amy Schumer among stars to appear on U.S. voter telethon

Hollywood celebrities including Jane Fonda, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Schumer will take part in an online telethon on Monday to urge young people to pledge to vote in Tuesday's congressional midterm elections. The two-hour "Telethon for America," created by comedian Ben Gleib, will be streamed live starting at 9 p.m. ET on Monday on YouTube, Facebook Live and Comedy Central's website, organizers said in a statement.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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