‘Moonlight’ wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

‘Moonlight’ wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

Oscar winner, take two. Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” – not, as it turned out, “La La Land” – won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the “La La Land” producers were in…

The Oscars red carpet led by Ruth Negga and Emma Stone

And the red carpet goes to … the women in red, for one, with equal accolades for shiny and  shimmery gold worthy of the Oscars, this and all years. Long sleeves and belts played major roles Sunday in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre, along with a beautiful…

Iran’s ‘The Salesman’ wins Oscar as Farhadi boycotts

Iranian film “The Salesman” on Sunday won the Oscar for best foreign language film, but director Asghar Farhadi skipped the Hollywood gala in protest at a travel ban by US President Donald Trump. Farhadi initially said he would head to Hollywood for Oscars night, where his film-the story…

‘Moonlight’ sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck wins best actor

Sunday might be dominated by “La La Land,” but Saturday belonged to “Moonlight.” Barry Jenkins’ luminous coming-of-age tale…

Brazil’s Carnival kicks off with parades and street parties

Revelers all over Brazil were getting Carnival celebrations started Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink, and…

Bethlehem fetes Palestinian Arab Idol singing hero

Hundreds of Palestinians celebrated in Bethlehem after a young singer from the occupied West Bank city became the…

David Bowie honors, George Michael tribute top Brit Awards

The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a cross-section of home-grown talent Wednesday…

Harvard names Rihanna its humanitarian of the year

Rihanna may be best known as an R&B superstar, but on Wednesday she was named the 2017 Harvard…

Review: In ‘Get Out,’ the two-faced horrors of racism

Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date’s liberal family in “Guess…

Chris Brown restrained from model after abuse account

Troubled singer Chris Brown has been ordered to stay away from an ex-girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, after she…

A boost for Nollywood with ‘The Wedding Party’ success

‘Our weddings are very colorful, a lot of dancing, a lot of drama, that’s who we are’ Nollywood…

Brazil transgender model Sampaio ‘fighting for better world’

Valentina Sampaio, the first transgender model to make the cover of French “Vogue”, will be flying the flag…

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