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Reuters Entertainment News Summary


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Updated: 16-05-2019 02:30 IST
Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Singer Selena Gomez laments dangers of social media at Cannes

U.S. pop singer and actress Selena Gomez has taken aim at social media platforms and their detrimental effect on young people, saying they could be dangerous and contribute to a world of disinformation and bullying. "Social media has really been terrible for my generation," Gomez, 26, told a news conference at Cannes on Wednesday, where the actress is promoting zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die" alongside actors Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton. Israel's Eurovision webcast hacked with animated blast images

Israel's webcast of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final was hacked with animated images of explosions in host city Tel Aviv, which the national broadcaster blamed on Hamas militants. The hacking of Kan's website did not affect the regular television relay of the show on Tuesday night in Israel or abroad. 'Black Mirror' to return in June for fifth season with Cyrus among cast

Sci-fi series "Black Mirror" will begin a fifth season of technology-fueled paranoia from June 5, Netflix announced on Wednesday, with a cast including pop singer Miley Cyrus, "Avengers" actor Anthony Mackie and "Fleabag" star Andrew Scott. Creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones return with three new stories, some six months after the release of "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch", an interactive special edition of the show that offered viewers the chance to pick from a range of scenarios. Cult horror director John Carpenter honored at Cannes

Cannes paid tribute to cult horror master John Carpenter on Wednesday with an award for "The Thing" director's contribution to cinema. Carpenter - also known for classics including "Halloween" and "Escape from New York" - was presented with the Golden Coach award by the French directors' guild at the opening ceremony of the Director's Fortnight, which runs in parallel to the main Cannes festival on the French Riviera. UK's ITV axes 'Jeremy Kyle Show' after death of participant

British broadcaster ITV has canceled "The Jeremy Kyle Show", a tabloid talkshow that features confrontations between guests over issues like infidelity, betrayal and addiction, after a participant died following a recording of the program. A mainstay of ITV's daytime schedule since 2005, the program had similarities with America's "The Jerry Springer Show", including using security guards to break up brawls between guests. Britney Spears' manager casts doubt on future of singer's career

The longtime manager for Britney Spears voiced concern about her mental health on Wednesday, saying he believes the pop singer should not return to performing at a planned Las Vegas residency in the near term "and possibly never again." In January, Spears suspended plans for a new show set to run in Vegas from February to August after her father became seriously ill following a ruptured colon. New Zealand's highest court rejects Eminem damages appeal

New Zealand's top court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by U.S. rapper Eminem against a lower court ruling that reduced the damages a political party was ordered to pay for using music similar to his 2002 hit "Lose Yourself" in a TV commercial. His music company Eight Mile was awarded NZ$600,000 ($393,840) in damages in 2017 after a court ruled the use of the track was a breach of copyright. Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez swap zombies for Cannes red carpet

Pop royalty mingled with screen stars at Cannes on Tuesday, with the eclectic cast of zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die" leading the glamor on the red carpet as the film festival got underway on the French Riviera. British actress Tilda Swinton, in a sparkling silver gown, singer Selena Gomez and actors Bill Murray and Adam Driver made their grand entrance to the first screening and opening gala alongside the film's director Jim Jarmusch. Jarmusch's star-studded zombie parable kicks off Cannes

With a glamorous cast of flesh-eating undead including Iggy Pop, U.S. filmmaker Jim Jarmusch kicked off Cannes' cinema showcase with an acerbic swipe at American society - though the zombie romp lacked the bite some critics had hoped for. The comedy marked the opening salvo of the Cannes Film Festival, where it will compete for the top Palme D'Or prize alongside the latest offerings from Quentin Tarantino and Pedro Almodovar and a clutch of movies by newcomer, young directors. Moves like Jagger: Stones' frontman posts dance video after health scare

Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger posted a video of his trademark dance moves on Twitter on Wednesday to show the world he is back in shape following heart valve surgery. The 75-year-old singer appeared on top form in jogging pants, trainers and a white T-shirt, dancing flamboyantly in a studio. There was no accompanying text.

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