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First love, gay love, take center stage in ‘Call Me By Your Name’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Call Me By Your Name” became a landmark for gay romantic fiction when it was first published in 2007, but the makers of a new movie version say it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good love story. ...

Gay romance ‘Call Me By Your Name’ leads indie Spirit nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Call Me By Your Name,” a coming-of-age drama of two young men falling in love, led the Independent Spirit Awards nominations on Tuesday.

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter denies 2002 rape allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter on Wednesday denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago, saying he was “shocked and saddened” by the accusation.

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

(Reuters) – David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the “The Partridge Family” television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.

‘Forbidden Planet’ robot sets price record for movie prop sold at auction

(Reuters) – “Robby the Robot,” the seven-foot tall creature featured in the 1956 science fiction film “Forbidden Planet,” sold at auction for $5.375 million, a record for a movie prop, a New York auction house said...

U.S. TV networks fire Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

(Reuters) – CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women. ...

Family, legacy celebrated in animated Mexican tale ‘Coco’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after ‘missteps’: memo

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called “missteps” including unwanted...

German police present stolen John Lennon diaries

BERLIN (Reuters) – German police presented on Tuesday diaries, pairs of glasses and other items belonging to late Beatle John Lennon that were stolen from his widow Yoko Ono in 2006 and eventually ended up in Berlin.

CBS News fires Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

(Reuters) – CBS News said on Tuesday it had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.