November 2, 2017 7:01 AM Kani to star alongside Beyonce in 'The Lion King'
LOS ANGELES - Beyonce is to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King", the singer and studio announced on Wednesday. The 36-year-old pop megastar confirmed the long-rumoured role in a Facebook post that showed headshots of the voice cast, including veteran South African actor John Kani as Rafiki 2521
November 2, 2017 12:05 AM Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner's company after sexual misconduct allegations
Warner Bros. is severing ties with embattled filmmaker Brett Ratner, after six women publicly accused him of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct. A person with knowledge of the matter said the Burbank studio will not renew its production deal with Ratner and the fate of his company’s $450 million co-financing agreement is unclear. Ratner, through 2299
November 1, 2017 11:15 PM Is Heidi Klum’s Thriller homage her best Halloween costume yet?
SHE’S dressed as everything from Jessica Rabbit to a little old lady — but Heidi Klum stepped it up a notch with her 2017 Halloween costume. The German-born model and Project Runway host, 44, has earned her place as one of the best Halloween partygoers in the world, throwing time, energy and no small amount of money into creating more and more lavish 2415
November 1, 2017 7:05 PM Brett Ratner Joins a Sordid Club
It’s Wednesday, and if you’re sick of reading stories about sexual harassers, just imagine how sick people are of being sexually harassed. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re telling Brett Ratner tales, counting on Thor: Ragnarok to hammer the box office, and giving the last laugh to Rose Marie. Another day, another Hollywood power player (or two) accused 1873
November 1, 2017 3:09 PM Sony Launches New AIBO Robot Dog as It Revives Pet AI Project
The announcement comes a day after Sony confirmed its renaissance by forecasting its highest-ever profit this financial year, sending its shares surging to a nine-year high. AIBO is billed as a pet that behaves like a real dog using artificial intelligence (AI) to learn and interact with its owner and surroundings. The upgrade sees AIBO equipped with new sensing 139
November 1, 2017 2:04 PM Nintendo’s New World, From The Switch To Phone Games To Theme Parks
Nintendo U.S. president Reggie Fils-Aimé on why the Switch is a hit—and how all the moving parts of the company’s business fit together. As president and COO of Nintendo of America since 2006, Reggie Fils-Aimé has seen a lot of history—from the era-defining success of the Wii console to the Wii U’s underwhelming reception to the arrival of the company’s 120
November 1, 2017 11:56 AM Sony’s Fortunes Improve, From Rising Profit to a Return for Aibo
It remains a bit player in smartphones, the product that made Apple’s fortune, but sustained demand for the devices has enriched Sony regardless. It is a major supplier of image-sensing circuits used in smartphone cameras, including the iPhone’s, which means it has shared, to some degree, in its competitor’s success. Sony has also closed or sold off costly 129
November 1, 2017 8:08 AM New Spacey accusations fly as Netflix suspends 'House of Cards'
A Mexican actor became the latest to accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment Tuesday, predicting more such claims would emerge as Netflix suspended production of the two-time Oscar winner's hit series "House of Cards." Roberto Cavazos, who acted in several plays at London's Old Vic theater when Spacey was artistic director there from 2004 to 2015, said the Hollywood 97
November 1, 2017 6:13 AM Sony revives pet AI project with updated AIBO robot dog
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Sony Corp said on Wednesday it has brought back AIBO more than a decade since it last made the robotic dog, as the electronics and entertainment firm seeks to rebuild its reputation for innovation after years of restructuring. The announcement comes a day after Sony confirmed its renaissance by forecasting its highest-ever profit 117
October 31, 2017 6:58 PM PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launches December 12 on Xbox One
One of PC gaming’s biggest hits is finally making the leap to consoles when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (read my early access review) goes live on Xbox One on December 12 for $30. The unfinished battle royal shooter will launch as part of the Xbox Games Preview program, which is similar to the Early Access portal that PUBG is available through on Steam 96