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Reuters Entertainment News Summary


Reuters
Updated: 16-03-2019 18:30 IST
Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Trump fails to end 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation lawsuit

A New York state appeals court rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on his television show "The Apprentice," or delay it until after he leaves the White House. In a 3-2 decision on Thursday, the Appellate Division in Manhattan said the U.S. Constitution did not strip state courts of power to decide cases arising under state constitutions, even if they involved sitting presidents. Pimco says some staff used 'legitimate' services of college scandal mastermind

The figure at the center of the U.S. college cheating scandal spoke twice in the past decade at events hosted by Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco), one of the world's largest asset managers whose former chief executive is ensnared in the fraud, the company said on Friday. Some Pimco employees also used William 'Rick' Singer's "legitimate college prep services," Pimco said in a statement. "We have no information at this time, however, to indicate Pimco employees acted improperly in their private capacity," Pimco said. Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Egypt's pyramids

Californian group Red Hot Chili Peppers played in front of Egypt's great pyramids of Giza on Friday, entertaining more than 10,000 people at the site and many more over a livestream link. With the three ancient monuments silhouetted behind the stage, the funk-rock band opened with "Can't Stop" from the 2002 album "By The Way" and followed with "Californication", "Dark Necessities" and other hits. Who's next? Daltrey and Townshend set for 'full throttle' tour, album

"I hope I die before I get old," The Who sang in their 1965 hit "My Generation". But more than 50 years on, the veteran rock band's two surviving original members are set for a new tour named "Moving On!" and the release of their first album of new music in 13 years. A little love on the campaign trail - Rosario Dawson dating Cory Booker

Actress Rosario Dawson, whose film credits include "Rent" and "Men in Black II," has confirmed reports she is dating U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker, calling him "a wonderful human being" who she loves and admires. Dawson, 39, went public about her relationship with the New Jersey Democrat in an on-camera interview with the celebrity news website TMZ.com as she was strolling through Reagan National Airport near Washington. The video was posted on Thursday. Celebrities lose work, students sue U.S. colleges in admissions scandal

Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin was dropped by a TV network and her daughter lost a sponsorship deal on Thursday, while students sued prestigious universities in growing fallout from a massive college bribery scandal. Crown Media Family Networks, the company that owns the Hallmark cable channel, cut ties with Loughlin, its "Garage Sale Mysteries" star, after she was charged in the scandal, it said on Thursday. Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed items from collection

French fashion house Louis Vuitton has pulled Michael Jackson-themed items from its 2019 summer menswear collection following a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late pop star. The collection was shown in January at the Paris Fashion week and is due to hit stores in June, but a Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the Jackson-themed items would not be put up for sale. Sex, lies and video: scandals rock K-pop world

Police in South Korea questioned two K-pop stars and two other singers resigned on Thursday, as accusations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about rape rocked the music industry and hit entertainment stocks. The blame game triggered by accusations against the boyish stars who epitomize an industry that carried South Korean pop culture to the global stage is rooted in concerns the business has neglected morality in its lust for fame and fortune. 'Empire' actor Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about Chicago attack

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Thursday to new charges that he falsely reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city street. Wearing a navy suit and dress coat, Smollett, 36, appeared serious and quiet standing next to his attorneys as Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins was assigned to his case.


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