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It was the moan heard around the world. In the 1989 movie "When Harry Met Sally," actor Meg Ryan's loud rendition of a woman faking an orgasm while seated at a New York deli stands as one of the most memorable moments in film history.
Singer R. Kelly charged in sex scheme of kidnapping and payoffs
Singer R. Kelly, already charged with sexual assault in Illinois, was indicted in federal courts in New York and Chicago on Friday with transporting women and girls across state lines for sex, forcibly keeping them under his control and buying their silence. In indictments unsealed in Brooklyn and Chicago, federal prosecutors said Kelly, 52, ran a racketeering and human trafficking scheme that required the women and girls to be obedient, call him "Daddy" and ask permission to eat or use the bathroom.
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein got approval from a New York judge to hire a new legal team two months before his scheduled rape trial. The two new lawyers, Donna Rotunno, and Damon Cheronis, appeared at a brief hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court before Justice James Burke to make their formal applications to take over Weinstein's defense before the Sept. 9 trial date.
Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros UK studio
Firefighters were tackling a blaze on Thursday at Warner Bros studios north of London, where the Harry Potter films were shot Fifteen fire engines were at the Leavesden studios in Hertfordshire where the fire started late on Wednesday night, the local council said.
New 'Lion King' movie lands with a critical whimper
The much-anticipated new version of the animated movie classic "The Lion King" landed with a whimper rather than a roar on Thursday with critics hailing it as visually impressive but tame in terms of character and storytelling. "The Lion King," Walt Disney Co's latest remake of its own beloved animated films, shows off advanced techniques that blend virtual reality, live action, and digital imagery to bring a hyper-real feel to the animals and African settings.
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