Reuters: Entertainment News 3 April 2018

Cosby can call witness to undermine sex assault accuser, judge rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers at Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges can call a witness they say will undermine his accuser's credibility, a Pennsylvania judge said on Tuesday, reversing his ruling on that witness in the first trial that ended with a hung jury.

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MasterChef UK's 'crispy chicken' gripe leaves bad taste for Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Angry Malaysians on Tuesday defended a Malaysian-born chef who was knocked out of a British cooking competition television show after judges said the chicken dish she served was not crispy enough.

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'Letters from Baghdad' shows Iraq through eyes of British female explorer and spy who shaped it

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - "Letters from Baghdad," a documentary on Gertrude Bell, the British writer, explorer, spy and political officer who helped shape modern Iraq, had its first screening in the country on Monday, drawing loud applause from an audience of academics, diplomats, journalists and others.

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HBO's 'Paterno' takes on moral paradox of Penn State football coach

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Moral confusion reigns at the heart of new HBO film "Paterno," as viewers get a family living room view of the famed Penn State football coach trying to deal with the fallout as a former longtime assistant coach becomes embroiled in a child sex scandal that rocks education and an insular college town.

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