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Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Updated: 01-12-2018 02:27 IST

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Get Up, Stand Up! UNESCO declares reggae a global cultural treasure

UNESCO has declared reggae, the Jamaican music that spread across the world with its calls for social justice, peace and love, to be a global treasure that must be safe-guarded. Born in the poor neighborhoods of Kingston in the 1960s, reggae reflected hard times and struggle but could also be joyous dance music with its distinctive off-beat.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather and 'DJ Khaled' charged by SEC over token offerings

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and a music producer known as "DJ Khaled" failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in initial coin offerings, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Thursday. Neither Mayweather nor Khaled Mohamed Khaled admitted or denied the regulator's charges, but agreed to pay a combined $767,500 in fines and penalties, the SEC said in a statement.

'I want world peace': Trump-Kim handshake inspires striking Singapore dress

When Singapore's Zahra Khanum takes to the stage for the Miss Universe contest, she will be wearing a dress portraying a historic handshake between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Inspiration for the striking design came from a summit between the old foes in Singapore in June, and the island nation's efforts to build world peace, not its UNESCO heritage site Botanic Gardens, its architecture or diverse culture.

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas set to marry in royal style

"Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra and U.S. singer Nick Jonas are to marry this weekend in a two-day ceremony at a venue dubbed India's most opulent royal palace. Chopra, 36, and 26-year-old Jonas were engaged this year after meeting at an Oscars after-party last year.

Kites, dancing penguins and magic: 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Flying through the clouds with a black parrot umbrella and holding her signature carpet bag, whimsical British nanny Mary Poppins made her "practically perfect" movie comeback on Thursday, more than 50 years after first charming audiences worldwide. "Mary Poppins Returns," set some 20 years after the film that made Julie Andrews a star, had its world premiere in Los Angeles, featuring a new cast and new music but with a nostalgic nod to the original.

Successes, scandals and send-offs: 2018's top showbiz stories

A royal wedding with a Hollywood ending, a rapping Pulitzer first and a send-off fit for a musical soul queen. The world of entertainment saw a spate of headline-grabbing stories this year with plenty of award-winning highs and some stumbling lows. Award season kicked off 2018, with pop singer Bruno Mars triumphing at the Grammys while actress Frances McDormand briefly lost her newly-won Oscar at the Academy Awards.

Oscar winner Cuaron pays personal tribute in new film 'Roma'

After winning an Oscar for space film "Gravity", director Alfonso Cuaron chose to tell a touching personal story for his next movie, "Roma", looking back on his childhood memories growing up in Mexico City. Set in 1970s Mexico and named after a neighborhood in the capital city, the black-and-white film in Spanish focuses on one household, namely the women who raised Cuaron.

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