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Emma Thompson: I grew up with ‘primitive model’ males

Posted by on 28/07/2018
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Emma Thompson: I grew up with ‘primitive model’ males

Emma Thompson: I grew up with ‘primitive model’ males

Emma Thompson is suddenly feeling her age. The change sweeping Hollywood in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement has left the British actress and director musing on the “primitive model” males that women of her age have had to grapple with. “I feel like I was still part of a […]

Indian megastar Chopra engaged to Nick Jonas

Posted by on 28/07/2018
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Indian megastar Chopra engaged to Nick Jonas

Indian megastar Chopra engaged to Nick Jonas

Indian film superstar Priyanka Chopra is engaged to young American singer Nick Jonas after a whirlwind two months of dating, a report said Friday. People magazine, citing unnamed sources close to the pair, said Jonas, 25, proposed to Chopra in London for her 36th birthday after shutting down a Tiffany store in New York to […]

Final ‘Game of Thrones’ season to air in first half of 2019

Posted by on 26/07/2018
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Final ‘Game of Thrones’ season to air in first half of 2019

Final ‘Game of Thrones’ season to air in first half of 2019

HBO will debut the final season of its international hit “Game of Thrones” in the first half of next year and it aims to start production on a prequel in 2019, a network executive said on Wednesday. Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming, speaking at a Television Critics Association event, declined to provide details on […]

Arctic Monkeys lead nominations for Mercury Prize

Posted by on 26/07/2018
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Arctic Monkeys lead nominations for Mercury Prize

Arctic Monkeys lead nominations for Mercury Prize

Arctic Monkeys became the joint second most-nominated act in the Mercury Prize’s history as the prestigious British album award announced its 2018 shortlist. The band, nominated for its sixth record “Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino”, are joined by Florence and The Machine and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in the lineup of 12 shortlisted albums. […]

Cosby is ‘sexually violent predator’

Posted by on 25/07/2018
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Cosby is ‘sexually violent predator’

Cosby is ‘sexually violent predator’

A Pennsylvania state advisory board recommended that Bill Cosby be deemed a “sexually violent predator,” requiring that the convicted comedian undergo counseling as well as register as a sex offender for life, prosecutors said on Tuesday. The 81-year-old entertainer, known as “America’s Dad” for his role in the 1980s TV hit “The Cosby Show,” was […]

Gloria Estefan awarded Spain’s gold medal for the arts

Posted by on 24/07/2018
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Gloria Estefan awarded Spain’s gold medal for the arts

Gloria Estefan awarded Spain’s gold medal for the arts

Gloria Estefan, the Cuban-American pop star who achieved worldwide fame in the 1980s, was honoured by the Spanish government on Monday for her contribution to the arts. Accompanied by her music-producer husband Emilio, the singer was presented with the Gold Medal of Merit for the Arts by Culture Minister Jose Guirao in Madrid’s Teatro Real […]

Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

Posted by on 23/07/2018
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Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

As the crowd swells with anticipation for their leader Shahbaz Sharif’s arrival a DJ blares the anthem “Respect the vote”, while supporters chant slogans and sway to the synth-driven dance track. “We are enjoying it a lot,” shouts Nauman Khan over the ear-splitting volume as he dances with friends at the rally in Punjab province, […]

Forty years after ‘Jaws, summer still means sharks

Posted by on 23/07/2018
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Forty years after ‘Jaws, summer still means sharks

Forty years after ‘Jaws, summer still means sharks

The sun is out, the oceans are warmer, and sharks are out in force on television and in the movies. More than 40 years after “Jaws” sank its teeth into popular culture, sharks remain one of summer’s biggest attractions on the big and small screen, despite concerns by marine scientists that some programming harms efforts […]

At leading US music school, a quest to revive French influence

Posted by on 19/07/2018
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At leading US music school, a quest to revive French influence

At leading US music school, a quest to revive French influence

The music teachers spending the summer in the mountain air of Aspen can tell you all about that most famous instructor of them all, Nadia Boulanger, the Parisian whose roster of pupils reads like a historical list of 20th-century composers. But while the Aspen Music Festival and School, long a premier training ground for US […]

‘Mamma Mia!’ sing-along returns with star-studded sequel premiere

Posted by on 18/07/2018
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‘Mamma Mia!’ sing-along returns with star-studded sequel premiere

‘Mamma Mia!’ sing-along returns with star-studded sequel premiere

Amid olive trees and plenty of ABBA tunes, the musical world of “Mamma Mia” took over a London theatre on Monday for the film sequel’s world premiere with Oscar winner Meryl Streep and pop diva Cher among the attendees. Ten years after the movie version of the hit theatre musical, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go […]

Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case, sparking media alarm

Posted by on 18/07/2018
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Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case, sparking media alarm

Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case, sparking media alarm

Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a privacy case against the BBC yesterday after it broadcast live on television a police raid on his home, in a ruling the broadcaster warned risked press freedom. High Court Judge Anthony Mann said the BBC had infringed Richard’s rights in a “serious” and “somewhat sensationalist way” and […]

‘Grease’ at 40: Still the one that we want

Posted by on 17/07/2018
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‘Grease’ at 40: Still the one that we want

‘Grease’ at 40: Still the one that we want

Four decades have passed since the Rydell High gang twisted, hand jived and crooned their way into the hearts of teenagers the world over-but we’re all still hopelessly devoted to “Grease.” The classic musical, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, took moviegoers back to their high school days with girl next door Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) […]