Climate protests close London bridge; 570 arrests in 4 days

World 04/19/19, 11:01

Climate protesters are once again trying to shut down parts of London to urge residents to do more to protect the Earth from rising temperatures.Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson joined a rally by the Extinction Rebellion protesters in central London on Friday. She told the demonstrators in Oxford Circus "it makes ...

Emma Thompson to Skydance: I won’t work with John Lasseter

New York 02/26/19, 11:53

In a letter to Skydance Media, actress Emma Thompson outlined why she refused to work with the former Pixar executive John Lasseter and was withdrawing from the animated film "Luck."Thompson departed the project last month shortly after Skydance chief executive David Ellison hired Lasseter, the Pixar co-founder and former Walt ...

With a record acquisition, ‘Late Night’ is a Sundance hit

Entertainment 01/26/19, 14:25

The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy "Late Night" is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match.Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the film in a U.S. distribution deal of $13 million, a record for the festival.Kaling wrote the script ...

Call her a dame: Emma Thompson gets top British award

Entertainment 11/07/18, 11:35

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has received one of Britain's highest awards from Prince William — and thought about giving him a kiss at the Buckingham Palace ceremony.Thompson received a damehood on Wednesday in recognition for her splendid career, an event made special by the fact that it was given to ...

UK Time’s Up fund gives $1.3 million to women’s groups

Europe 10/11/18, 07:54

A fund set up by British celebrities as part of the Time's Up movement says it has awarded more than 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) to help women who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse.The Justice and Equality Fund was launched earlier this year with backing from stars including Emma ...

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