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Hindu queen film opens in India amid violence threats

Posted by on 25/01/2018
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Hindu queen film opens in India amid violence threats

Hindu queen film opens in India amid violence threats

Thousands of police in riot gear guarded cinemas across India yesterday amid threats of violence by Hindu hardliners opposed to the release of a movie about a legendary Hindu queen and a Muslim king. Some schools near Delhi closed after an attack on a school bus, while distributors in several states have said they will […]

British pop musician Elton John to quit touring, Daily Mirror says

Posted by on 24/01/2018
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British pop musician Elton John to quit touring, Daily Mirror says

British pop musician Elton John to quit touring, Daily Mirror says

British pop musician Elton John is to quit touring after nearly 50 years, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported. The 70-year-old star is calling time on the road after one last world tour, the newspaper said. The newspaper said the singer would make an announcement soon. A spokeswoman could not be reached for comment on the […]

Indian police detain dozens protesting against controversial movie

Posted by on 24/01/2018
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Indian police detain dozens protesting against controversial movie

Indian police detain dozens protesting against controversial movie

‘We will not allow the movie to be released’ Right-wing Hindu groups in India stepped up protests yesterday against the release of a controversial Bollywood film, as several states boosted police patrols a day after the Supreme Court refused to allow bans on the movie. Groups critical of the film, set to be released today, […]

‘Wonder Woman’ stumbles, ‘Get Out’ surprises at Oscar nominations

Posted by on 24/01/2018
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‘Wonder Woman’ stumbles, ‘Get Out’ surprises at Oscar nominations

‘Wonder Woman’ stumbles, ‘Get Out’ surprises at Oscar nominations

“Wonder Woman” failed to conquer Oscar voters on Tuesday despite riding to one of the biggest box office hits of 2017 on a wave of female empowerment, making it one of the biggest snubs for Hollywood’s highest honors. The Warner Bros movie, featuring Gal Gadot as the sword-wielding Wonder Woman, was the first stand-alone female […]

Netflix crosses $100 billon market capitalization as subscribers surge

Posted by on 23/01/2018
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Netflix crosses $100 billon market capitalization as subscribers surge

Netflix crosses $100 billon market capitalization as subscribers surge

Building its customer base in 190 countries   LOS ANGELES: Netflix Inc snagged 2 million more subscribers than Wall Street expected in the final three months of 2017, tripling profits at the online video service that is burning money on new programming to dominate internet television around the world. The results drove Netflix to a […]

Neil Diamond reveals Parkinson’s, ends touring

Posted by on 23/01/2018
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Neil Diamond reveals Parkinson’s, ends touring

Neil Diamond reveals Parkinson’s, ends touring

Neil Diamond, one of the best-selling singers of all time, announced Monday he was immediately retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Following his doctor’s advice, the Brooklyn native who turns 77 today scrapped Australia and New Zealand stops scheduled for March as part of a global tour to celebrate his 50th anniversary […]

India’s top court rejects last-ditch bid to ban Bollywood film

Posted by on 23/01/2018
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India’s top court rejects last-ditch bid to ban Bollywood film

India’s top court rejects last-ditch bid to ban Bollywood film

India’s top court yesterday rejected a final bid by two states to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which sparked violent protests by radical groups. Threats by Hindu fringe groups against “Padmaavat”, which is to be released Thursday, have forced police to step up security around cinemas intending to show the movie. […]

‘Three billboards’ wins big at female friendly SAG awards

Posted by on 22/01/2018
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‘Three billboards’ wins big at female friendly SAG awards

‘Three billboards’ wins big at female friendly SAG awards

Black comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won three prizes Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild awards, in a ceremony that paid tribute to women in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal. The film, which had previously triumphed at the Golden Globes, is now a hot favorite at the Oscars alongside “The Shape of […]

Ed Sheeran’s Rudimental tracks to be released

Posted by on 22/01/2018
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Ed Sheeran’s Rudimental tracks to be released

Ed Sheeran’s Rudimental tracks to be released

Ed Sheeran has a stockpile of songs recorded with Rudimental which could be released this year. The drum and bass band – comprised of Piers Agget, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith – recently made a comeback with ‘These Days’, but have revealed they are looking to dust off the old tracks, which were […]

Indian states seek last-ditch film ban amid violent protests

Posted by on 22/01/2018
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Indian states seek last-ditch film ban amid violent protests

Indian states seek last-ditch film ban amid violent protests

Indian state governments made a last-ditch attempt yesterday to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which has sparked violent protests by radical groups. The Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments asked India’s top court to retract a ruling ordering states to show the film “Padmaavat”, which is due to hit screens on Thursday. […]

Jane Fonda: from ‘vacuous’ bombshell to leading activist

Posted by on 21/01/2018
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Jane Fonda: from ‘vacuous’ bombshell to leading activist

Jane Fonda: from ‘vacuous’ bombshell to leading activist

Oscar-winner, peacenik, fitness guru, fashion model, cancer patient, feminist and political activist-Jane Fonda has spent her life confounding labels and surprising people. Since she burst into the American consciousness in the 1960s, she has lived a life of controversy, tragedy, and self-discovery-all in the public eye. The 80-year-old actress bares her soul in “Jane Fonda […]

Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film

Posted by on 18/01/2018
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Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film

Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film

India’s top court yesterday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen. The Supreme Court said the ban, which followed violent protests by members of the Hindu right who claimed the film falsely depicted a romance between the queen and a Muslim ruler, violated […]