Aug 18, 2011, 11:10 p.m.
Five dead after storm strikes Belgian pop festival
HASSELT, Belgium (Reuters) - The death toll has risen to five at a Belgian pop festival struck by a fierce storm that knocked down screens and collapsed tents, officials said on Friday. A further eight festival-goers were seriously injured and Hilde Claes, mayor of the eastern Belgian city of Hasselt told Belgian television that some 65 people had more minor injuries.
Actors sue for profits from TV and movie classics
NEW YORK (Reuters) -The red-haired bully from the movie "A Christmas Story" is preparing for a courtroom slugfest with Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. Actor Zack Ward, who played Scut Farkus in the 1983 film, has sued Warner Bros for using his image in toy action figures without his permission.
Jason Momoa eyes breakout film role in "Conan"
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jason Momoa may not be a household name from Hollywood yet, but neither was Arnold Schwarzenegger when he took on the title role of "Conan the Barbarian" in 1982. Nearly 30 years later, Momoa could see a similar starmaking trajectory if moviegoers embrace him as the new, 3D incarnation of "Conan the Barbarian," due in theaters on Friday. If there's one person who hopes they will, it is Momoa.
Bieber book to examine singer's Christianity
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new nonfiction book will examine teen pop star Justin Bieber's belief in Christianity that he has referred to in interviews and when speaking to fans. The book, titled "Belieber! Faith, Fame and the Heart of Justin Bieber," will be released in September 27 by Christian book publisher Worthy Publishing.
Betty White voted America's most trusted celebrity: poll
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Seems like former "Golden Girls" actress Betty White really does have the Midas touch. White, 89, is both the most popular and most trusted celebrity with Americans and the person most likely to drive up the business of a brand she might choose to endorse, according to a poll released on Wednesday.
"Housewives" husband feared being "crucified" on show
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mother of Russell Armstrong said her son feared being "crucified" in the upcoming season of reality show "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills". Three days after the suicide of Armstrong, the estranged husband of cast member Taylor Armstrong, producers were still pondering whether to go ahead with the second season amid claims that the pressure of being on the show played a role in the tragedy.
Top Europe reggae festival opens, Marley family stars
MADRID (Reuters) - Europe's largest reggae festival Rototom Sunsplash opens its gates on Thursday in the Spanish resort of Benicassim, where over 200,000 fans are expected over 10 days of Jamaican-inspired music headlined by leading members of the Bob Marley dynasty. This year's 18th Sunsplash pays homage to the legendary reggae musician on the 30th anniversary of his death with concerts by his wife Rita, backing singer in Bob Marley & The Wailers, and the most famous of his children including Ziggy and Stephen.