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Reuters Entertainment News Summary


Reuters
Updated: 29-01-2019 10:29 IST
Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Alan Alda, star of TV's anti-war comedy 'M*A*S*H,' hailed for 60-year career

Alan Alda, best known for playing a wise-cracking Army doctor on the long-running anti-war television comedy "M*A*S*H," received a lifetime achievement award from his fellow actors on Sunday, celebrating a 60-year career on stage and screen. Alda, 82, who announced in July that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years earlier, was presented the honor by film star and one-time-costar Tom Hanks at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards dinner in Los Angeles. Comedian Roseanne, shunned since racist tweet, visits Israel

Roseanne Barr, the American comedian whose television show was canceled last year after she made a racist remark on Twitter, visited Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday as part of a tour of Israel. Barr arrived in Israel last week with celebrity U.S. rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Box Office: 'Glass' Stays Victorious, 'Kid Who Would Be King,' 'Serenity' Bomb

M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" easily maintained its reign in North America, adding $19 million during its second weekend of release for a domestic tally of $73.5 million. Despite a steep 53 percent decline, the weekend haul of "Glass" was enough to top box office charts as newcomers "The Kid Who Would Be King" and "Serenity" fell flat. Michael Jackson's family calls new documentary 'public lynching'

The family of Michael Jackson on Monday described reaction to a new documentary about alleged child sex abuse by the late singer as a "public lynching" and said he was "100 percent innocent" of such accusations. The statement followed the premiere at the Sundance film festival on Friday of "Leaving Neverland," in which two men, now in their 30s, say they were befriended by the "Thriller" singer and sexually abused by him starting from when they were 7 and 10 years old. 'Black Panther' takes top SAG awards prize, elevating Oscar chances

Superhero film "Black Panther," heralded for its mainly black cast and vibrant celebration of African culture, won the top Screen Actors Guild award on Sunday, boosting its stature ahead of next month's Oscars ceremony. "Black Panther" from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios was named best movie ensemble in a surprise triumph over favorite "A Star is Born," the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga musical revival, which ended the night without any SAG trophies.


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