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‘Charmed’ makers defend reboot, tout its ethnic diversit

Posted by on 07/08/2018
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‘Charmed’ makers defend reboot, tout its ethnic diversit

‘Charmed’ makers defend reboot, tout its ethnic diversit

A roundup of news Monday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. Give ‘charmed’ a chance, creators say The cast and producer of CW’s new “Charmed” are defending the reboot as a story for its time. The drama series about three young […]

After ‘Mary Shelley’, pioneering Saudi female director keen to film back home

Posted by on 06/08/2018
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After ‘Mary Shelley’, pioneering Saudi female director keen to film back home

After ‘Mary Shelley’, pioneering Saudi female director keen to film back home

Fresh from shooting her first film in English, Haifaa Al-Mansour plans to return to her native Saudi Arabia next month for her new project-but this time, she won’t be directing out of view by walkie-talkie from the back of a van. “When I started making films-I started in 2005, when my first short came out-people […]

Demi Lovato thankful to be alive after overdose

Posted by on 06/08/2018
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Demi Lovato thankful to be alive after overdose

Demi Lovato thankful to be alive after overdose

Pop star Demi Lovato said Sunday she was thankful to be alive and needed time to recover in her first remarks since an overdose nearly two weeks ago. Writing to her more than 70 million followers on Instagram, Lovato gave few details on her July 24 hospitalization but noted that she has long been open […]

Lebanon’s glamorous music festivals, struggle in tough times

Posted by on 05/08/2018
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Lebanon’s glamorous music festivals, struggle in tough times

Lebanon’s glamorous music festivals, struggle in tough times

Shakira and Elton played one-off concerts in Lebanon in recent months but the summer music festivals that helped make the country a cultural lodestar for the Arab world are struggling. In the 1960s and 1970s, jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Miles Davis, and the greatest Arab singers, Um Kulthoum and Fairouz, […]

Rappers in Paris airport brawl to remain in custody for a month

Posted by on 04/08/2018
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Rappers in Paris airport brawl to remain in custody for a month

Rappers in Paris airport brawl to remain in custody for a month

Two of France’s biggest rap stars were on Friday ordered to spend a month in custody after a brawl between them and their entourages delayed flights and forced a partial shutdown of a Paris airport. The beef between Booba and Kaaris at Orly airport kicked off on Wednesday in a departures hall packed with holidaymakers, […]

Canada’s Zombie Boy dead of apparent suicide at 32

Posted by on 04/08/2018
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Canada’s Zombie Boy dead of apparent suicide at 32

Canada’s Zombie Boy dead of apparent suicide at 32

Canadian model and artist Zombie Boy-who was found dead of an apparent suicide at his home in Montreal-used his head-to-toe tattoos to earn international notice, from the catwalks of Paris to a video for pop superstar Lady Gaga. Zombie Boy, whose real name was Rick Genest, died this week in his hometown of Montreal, his […]

Kidman, Theron to star in film on harassment at Fox News

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Kidman, Theron to star in film on harassment at Fox News

Kidman, Theron to star in film on harassment at Fox News

Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron are to lead an all-star cast in a new movie about former Fox News hosts Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, who spoke up about sexual harassment at the network before the #MeToo movement kicked off. Kidman is to play Carlson, the Stanford and Oxford-educated former Miss America and prominent Fox […]

Vivendi says wants to sell 50% of Universal Music Group

Posted by on 31/07/2018
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Vivendi says wants to sell 50% of Universal Music Group

Vivendi says wants to sell 50% of Universal Music Group

French media group Vivendi said Monday it plans to sell up to 50 percent of Universal Music Group as it reported a drop in net earnings. As revenue dipped 1.4 percent at the music label to 2.6 billion euros ($3.0 billion), Vivendi’s management team told the company’s board of directors that an initial public offering […]

Lindsay Lohan to make US TV comeback in MTV reality series

Posted by on 31/07/2018
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Lindsay Lohan to make US TV comeback in MTV reality series

Lindsay Lohan to make US TV comeback in MTV reality series

Lindsay Lohan, whose promising movie career crashed in a string of legal woes and substance abuse, is returning to US television in a reality series about her night club ventures in Greece. MTV said on Monday that “Lohan Beach Club” will follow the actress as she works to expand a recently launched nightclub and restaurant […]

Sharjah students ‘recreate’ Raphaelite masterpiece

Posted by on 30/07/2018
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Sharjah students ‘recreate’ Raphaelite masterpiece

Sharjah students ‘recreate’ Raphaelite masterpiece

  In a rare artistic ensemble, a group of students from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) recreated a masterpiece of the era of European Renaissance-‘Raphael’s School of Athens.’ The group gathered 61 students and the Faculty of the Architecture department including founder of AUS Prof Martin Giesen and Dean Varkki. They dressed up in […]

Better with age? Cruise’s latest ‘Impossible’ tops box office

Posted by on 30/07/2018
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Better with age? Cruise’s latest ‘Impossible’ tops box office

Better with age? Cruise’s latest ‘Impossible’ tops box office

Improbable? Maybe, but “Mission Impossible-Fallout,” the sixth and latest stunt-filled edition of the Tom Cruise action franchise has topped the weekend box office in North America, outperforming the five earlier “Impossibles.” The Paramount/Skydance production took in an estimated $61.5 million for the three-day weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations, more than quadrupling the $15 […]

‘Nico, 1988’: Movie for muse who couldn’t shake her fame

Posted by on 29/07/2018
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‘Nico, 1988’: Movie for muse who couldn’t shake her fame

‘Nico, 1988’: Movie for muse who couldn’t shake her fame

At her 1960s peak, the German vocalist Nico was “Lou Reed’s femme fatale,” a glamorous superstar whose name was plastered across one of the most influential records of all time. But her days mixing with Andy Warhol and alternative US rockers The Velvet Underground are far behind the drug-addled forty-something we meet in Susanna Nicchiarelli’s […]