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Malaysian rapper probed over Lunar New Year dog video

Posted by on 19/02/2018
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Malaysian rapper probed over Lunar New Year dog video

Malaysian rapper probed over Lunar New Year dog video

A rapper in Muslim-majority Malaysia is under police investigation for allegedly insulting Islam with a Lunar New Year video that features dancers wearing dog masks and performing suggestive moves, reports said yesterday. The video features controversial rapper Wee Meng Chee, known by his stage name Namewee, sitting on a chair in front of a domed […]

‘Three Billboards’ tops Baftas as ‘Time’s Up’ campaign shares stage

Posted by on 19/02/2018
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‘Three Billboards’ tops Baftas as ‘Time’s Up’ campaign shares stage

‘Three Billboards’ tops Baftas as ‘Time’s Up’ campaign shares stage

Crime drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” captured five British Bafta film awards on Sunday, including best film, topping an emotionally charged ceremony that featured fashion and rhetoric in support of the fight against sexual harassment sweeping Hollywood. The movie, chronicling a grieving mother’s campaign for justice, won for original screenplay and outstanding British film, […]

Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song

Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song

 It’s another viral dancing sensation. And once again, it’s from Daddy Yankee. The Puerto Rican king of reggaeton who co-wrote “Despacito” has people around the world moving their hips with his latest song, “Dura.” Millions of people have clicked on online videos inspired by “Dura” as aspiring dancers around the world-from fresh-faced children to […]

African audiences celebrate ‘Black Panther’ release

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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African audiences celebrate ‘Black Panther’ release

African audiences celebrate ‘Black Panther’ release

The release this week of Marvel Studios’ latest superhero outing, “Black Panther”, has triggered the enthusiasm of African movie fans and a sense of pride that Hollywood has finally plugged a gap. With an almost entirely black cast and a young African-American director, Ryan Coogler, the film has already won rave reviews for its stereotype-busting […]

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux split

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux split

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux split

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating after two years of marriage, they said in a statement on Thursday. The pair, who shared a mansion in the upscale Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, met on the set of the 2008 film “Tropic Thunder” in Hawaii, and started dating in 2011. “In an effort to […]

Thailand’s Mr Bean plays jails for laughs

Posted by on 16/02/2018
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Thailand’s Mr Bean plays jails for laughs

Thailand’s Mr Bean plays jails for laughs

With the signature red tie, brown blazer, briefcase and teddy bear, a Thai computer technician has become a national sensation through his uncanny Mr Bean impersonations that are tickling a country that loves slapstick comedy. Mongkol Preechajan, a 43-year-old father from Phuket with more than a passing resemblance to the British character played by Rowan […]

‘Black Panther’: More than just another superhero movie

Posted by on 14/02/2018
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‘Black Panther’: More than just another superhero movie

‘Black Panther’: More than just another superhero movie

“Black Panther” is expected to be a major box office smash, but it has also taken on the mantle of cultural talisman, a touchstone on which moviegoers of color worldwide are pinning their hopes. The 18th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, opening Friday in the United States, features an almost entirely black cast led […]

Award-nominated film spotlights trauma of Calais ‘Jungle’ kids

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Award-nominated film spotlights trauma of Calais ‘Jungle’ kids

Award-nominated film spotlights trauma of Calais ‘Jungle’ kids

The director of an award-nominated film about a traumatized boy stuck in the Calais “Jungle” camp has urged Britain to take in more lone child refugees stranded across Europe to prevent them falling prey to traffickers. Vika Evdokimenko’s film “Aamir” is loosely based on the story of a boy her husband met two years ago […]

‘Cyborgs’ war drama replays real-life Ukraine battle

Posted by on 12/02/2018
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‘Cyborgs’ war drama replays real-life Ukraine battle

‘Cyborgs’ war drama replays real-life Ukraine battle

A new Ukrainian feature film called “Cyborgs” has become the first to depict the bloody war against Russian-backed separatists, focusing on a battle for a highly symbolic airport. The patriotic drama details the clash for Donetsk airport, a gleaming international hub rebuilt as the eastern industrial city prepared to host the Euro 2012 football championship. […]

Quincy Jones says Michael Jackson stole songs

Posted by on 08/02/2018
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Quincy Jones says Michael Jackson stole songs

Quincy Jones says Michael Jackson stole songs

Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer behind Michael Jackson, says that the late King of Pop plagiarized some of his hits. “I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs,” Jones said in an interview full of eyebrow-raising comments published Tuesday by Vulture, the […]

‘Gotta find a way’: Chinese rap in crisis after crackdown

Posted by on 08/02/2018
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‘Gotta find a way’: Chinese rap in crisis after crackdown

‘Gotta find a way’: Chinese rap in crisis after crackdown

Chinese rap and hip hop seemed poised to break out after a wildly popular singing show brought mainstream legitimacy to a musical style that had struggled to find its voice in China. But an abrupt official backlash against hip hop culture has tamed the swagger of artists who fear that Chinese rap’s development, like a […]

Rocker Josh Homme finds fresh voice with ‘In the Fade’

Posted by on 08/02/2018
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Rocker Josh Homme finds fresh voice with ‘In the Fade’

Rocker Josh Homme finds fresh voice with ‘In the Fade’

Best known for his rugged guitar rock with Queens of the Stone Age, Josh Homme unexpectedly found a new creative freedom when he composed the score for the thriller “In the Fade.” The German movie about neo-Nazi violence, which won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, is named after a 2000 song by […]

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