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Jurors in Weinstein rape trial ask to review Rosie Perez testimony

Jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial appeared to take a methodical approach in their deliberations on Wednesday, asking to review testimony from a former production assistant who says Weinstein raped her as well as from actress Rosie Perez.

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Rapper Pop Smoke killed by masked gunmen

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was fatally shot Wednesday morning at a home in the Hollywood Hills, law enforcement officials confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. He was 20.

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Royal no more? Harry and Meghan face possible loss of family brand

The British royal family is discussing with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan the use of the word “royal” in their branding after they abruptly decided to start a new life in Canada.

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Harry and Meghan to make final appearances as senior British royals: ITV

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will carry out their final public engagements as senior working members of Britain’s royal family in late February and March before their status changes on March 31, ITV’s royal editor reported on Wednesday.

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Weinstein rape trial deliberations resume after defense tries to oust juror

The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial resumed deliberations on Wednesday, as his lawyers failed in their effort to get a juror removed for writing a review of a novel partly set in the #MeToo era during the trial.

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Berlinale celebrates 70 years with return to political roots

An exploration of what freedom means in a dictatorship by a jailed Iranian director and the story of three people trying to wrest back control of their lives from social media giants are among the films competing in this year’s Berlin Film Festival.

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Weinstein trial jurors resume deliberations after his lawyer came under fire

The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial resumed deliberations on Wednesday, a day after the presiding judge took the former Hollywood producer’s lead defense lawyer to task for writing an opinion piece about the case.

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Weinstein’s legal problems extend beyond New York criminal trial

A New York jury began deliberations on Tuesday in the rape trial of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Regardless of the verdict, Weinstein’s legal problems are far from over.

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Weinstein trial jurors to resume deliberations after his lawyer came under fire

The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial is expected to continue deliberations on Wednesday, a day after the presiding judge took the former Hollywood producer’s lead defense lawyer to task for writing an opinion piece about the case.

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Royal no more? Harry and Meghan face possible loss of ‘royal’ brand

The British royal family is in discussions with Prince Harry and Meghan over the use of the word “royal” in their branding after the couple abruptly gave up royal duties to start a new life in Canada.

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Movie magic: Spanish tinned crisp sales boom on Korean film cameo

Cesar Bonilla is still baffled by a surge in demand for the canned potato chips made by his company in northwestern Spain after they appeared in award-winning Korean film “Parasite”.

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Director of Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’ did not want to sugarcoat inequality

The stark inequality between two South Korean families portrayed in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” might make viewers uncomfortable but it was the “only path” to revealing cold reality, the film’s director, Bong Joon-ho, said on Wednesday.

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Scorsese awaits next film by director of South Korea’s Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’

Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese told the South Korean director of “Parasite”, this year’s winner of the Oscar for best picture, that he is waiting to see his next film, Bong Joon-ho said on Wednesday.

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Singer Lewis Capaldi wins big at BRIT awards as rapper Dave calls UK PM racist

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave were the big winners at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday, in a ceremony packed with performances, including Dave’s lyrical attack on Britain’s prime minister who he accused of being racist.

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Weinstein jury concludes first day of deliberations in rape trial

The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial finished its first day of deliberations on Tuesday, in a case that has become a milestone for the #MeToo movement.

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Weinstein rape trial jury deliberates, requests blueprint of his apartment

The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial began deliberations on Tuesday on charges that could send him to prison for life, in a case that has become a milestone for the #MeToo movement.

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Jury in Weinstein rape trial begins deliberations

The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial began deliberations on Tuesday on charges that could send him to prison for life, in a case that has become a milestone for the #MeToo movement.

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Judge warns Weinstein defense lawyer not to talk to media after op-ed on trial

The judge in the Harvey Weinstein rape case on Tuesday warned his lead defense lawyer that she must not talk to the press until the jury has reached a verdict, two days after the attorney wrote an opinion piece in Newsweek magazine about the case.

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Angels ensure ‘no means no’ at Brazil’s anything-goes carnival

Under beating midday sun and samba drums, a glitter-sprinkled crew gather in Sao Paulo’s historic center, ready for carnival.

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The Harvey Weinstein story: From studio to courtroom in 40 years

Here is a timeline recounting the highs and lows over 40 years in the life of Harvey Weinstein. Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful executives, Weinstein is on trial in New York accused of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping Jessica Mann, a onetime aspiring actress, in 2013.

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Harvey Weinstein rape case may turn on history of prior ‘bad acts’

A Manhattan jury’s verdict in the sexual assault trial of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein may well hang on the testimony of three women whose accusations were not part of the underlying criminal case.

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Key moments from Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial

Here are highlights of the rape trial of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raped onetime aspiring actress Jessica Mann.

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Jurors in Weinstein’s rape trial to begin deciding former producer’s fate

New York jurors on Tuesday will begin deliberating the fate of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is on trial for rape in a case that has become a milestone for the #MeToo movement.

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Knightley says film ‘Misbehaviour’ highlights battle for equality

Keira Knightley said her new film “Misbehaviour”, the true story of how the Women’s Liberation Movement disrupted the 1970 Miss World competition, felt relevant at a time when people were still fighting for equal treatment.

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Suicide of “Love Island” host sparks demands for tougher UK media rules

The suicide of Caroline Flack, one of Britain’s most famous TV stars, has prompted nearly 350,000 people to sign a petition demanding tougher laws on the way the tabloid press covers celebrities.