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Music icon Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Posted by on 16/08/2018
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Music icon Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Music icon Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the music legend, icon and Grammy-winning singer celebrated as the “Queen of Soul,” died at her home in Detroit yesterday, her longtime publicist announced. She was 76. Franklin-who influenced generations of female singers with unforgettable hits including “Respect” (1967), “Natural Woman” (1968) and “I Say a Little Prayer” (1968) — passed away at […]

Gregory Peck’s grandson to play Spock in new ‘Star Trek’

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Gregory Peck’s grandson to play Spock in new ‘Star Trek’

Gregory Peck’s grandson to play Spock in new ‘Star Trek’

Actor Ethan Peck-whose grandfather was Hollywood legend Gregory Peck-has been cast as iconic half-Vulcan science officer Spock in CBS’s “Star Trek: Discovery.” The hiring sees the relatively obscure 32-year-old boldly go where stars Zachary Quinto and-most famously-Leonard Nimoy have gone before. “Through 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, […]

Kuwait National Cinema Company launches re-imagined Cinescape brand ahead of Eid Al-Adha

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Kuwait National Cinema Company launches re-imagined Cinescape brand ahead of Eid Al-Adha

Kuwait National Cinema Company launches re-imagined Cinescape brand ahead of Eid Al-Adha

 Kuwait’s leading entertainment company in Kuwait and gulf region, Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC), is rolling out its rebranded Cinescape across all its locations. Coinciding with the rebrand roll-out, KNCC is opening a new multiplex at Al-Kout Mall, which was revealed during a prestigious inauguration ceremony. This marks a strategic milestone for KNCC not […]

Iraq’s top musicians play on despite unpaid wages

Posted by on 14/08/2018
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Iraq’s top musicians play on despite unpaid wages

Iraq’s top musicians play on despite unpaid wages

BAGHDAD: In a dusty Baghdad dance studio, conductor Mohammed Amin Ezzat tries to fire up the musicians of Iraq’s National Symphony Orchestra, whose enthusiasm has been dampened by eight months without pay. An ageing air conditioner fights to beat back the summer heat in the cramped space at the capital’s School of Music and Ballet as […]

Crazy rich on film, proud to be Asian

Posted by on 14/08/2018
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Crazy rich on film, proud to be Asian

Crazy rich on film, proud to be Asian

LOS ANGELES:  The film is called “Crazy Rich Asians,” but the cast is proud to be showcasing such a rare array of Asian culture and identity in a Hollywood movie. The romantic comedy, opening in movie theaters on Wednesday and starring Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina and newcomer Henry Golding, is the first with an […]

‘Communist’ Frida Kahlo swept up in debate on cultural change in Hungary

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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‘Communist’ Frida Kahlo swept up in debate on cultural change in Hungary

‘Communist’ Frida Kahlo swept up in debate on cultural change in Hungary

Sixty-four years after her death, the personal life and politics of Frida Kahlo have come under scrutiny in Hungary. A right-wing pro-government newspaper has criticized a hugely popular exhibition of her work at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest for “promoting communism”. The criticism comes as part of a wider national debate on culture and […]

Indian film star prepares for new role – in politics

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Indian film star prepares for new role – in politics

Indian film star prepares for new role – in politics

Indian movie star Kamal Haasan, whose latest film releases today, enjoys causing a stir as an actor and now he is looking to shake up Indian politics as well. Haasan is one of the biggest names in Indian cinema and has appeared in more than 200 films since making his debut aged six over half […]

Cruise beats Pooh as ‘Mission Impossible’ again tops box office

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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Cruise beats Pooh as ‘Mission Impossible’ again tops box office

Cruise beats Pooh as ‘Mission Impossible’ again tops box office

Tom Cruise continued to test the limits of the possible this weekend as “Mission Impossible-Fallout” clung for a second week to the top spot in North American theaters, beating new Disney film “Christopher Robin,” industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported. Paramount’s “Mission,” the sixth stunt-filled edition in the popular franchise, took in an estimated $35 million […]

Robert Redford retiring from acting at 81

Posted by on 07/08/2018
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Robert Redford retiring from acting at 81

Robert Redford retiring from acting at 81

Robert Redford, the screen legend and Oscar winner, has announced that he’s retiring from acting at the grand old age of 81, with upcoming movie “The Old Man & The Gun” his last gig in front of the camera. The actor, director and founder of the Sundance Institute and its film festival, began his career […]

‘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 […]