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Will Bollywood brush #MeToo claims under the red carpet?

Posted by on 04/10/2018
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Will Bollywood brush #MeToo claims under the red carpet?

Will Bollywood brush #MeToo claims under the red carpet?

The first time Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta accused her co-star of sexually harassing her on set a decade ago, she was threatened with violence – and then ignored. When she repeated the accusation in an interview last week – a year after reports of sexual misconduct engulfed Hollywood – it unleashed a wave of sympathy […]

Disappeared China star Fan ordered to pay $129m over taxes

Posted by on 03/10/2018
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Disappeared China star Fan ordered to pay $129m over taxes

Disappeared China star Fan ordered to pay $129m over taxes

Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing has been ordered to pay more than $129 million in taxes and fines, state media said yesterday, months after the once ubiquitous celebrity disappeared from the public eye. The 36-year-old actress, model and producer has been a household name in China for years and tasted Hollywood success with a role in […]

Neither rich nor crazy: Film noir sheds light on Singapore’s migrant laborers

Posted by on 02/10/2018
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Neither rich nor crazy: Film noir sheds light on Singapore’s migrant laborers

Neither rich nor crazy: Film noir sheds light on Singapore’s migrant laborers

A world away from the opulence showcased in hit rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians”, a critically acclaimed film noir is shedding light on a less well-known side of Singapore-the precarious existence of its migrant workers. “A Land Imagined” tells the story of a Chinese laborer who goes missing while working on a building site, and the […]

Charles Aznavour, France’s eternal crooner poet

Posted by on 01/10/2018
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Charles Aznavour, France’s eternal crooner poet

Charles Aznavour, France’s eternal crooner poet

They told him he was too ugly, too short and that he couldn’t sing. But Charles Aznavour, who has died aged 94, became one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century. He was dubbed France’s Frank Sinatra, but unlike the American crooner, Aznavour wrote his own songs, often breaking taboos about marriage, homosexuality and […]

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Posted by on 30/09/2018
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Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing “I Touch Myself” to raise awareness for breast cancer. In the Instagram video, Williams covers her breasts with her hands while singing a version of Australian band The Divinyls’ 1991 hit in support of Breast Cancer Network Australia. […]

Kanye West is now Ye, but unchanged on backing Trump

Posted by on 30/09/2018
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Kanye West is now Ye, but unchanged on backing Trump

Kanye West is now Ye, but unchanged on backing Trump

Kanye West has decided that he now wants to be called Ye. But on political matters, nothing has changed for the pro-Trump rapper. “The being formally (sic) known as Kanye West. I am Ye,” he wrote on Twitter. Ye has long been a nickname for West, along with Yeezy, and he chose “Ye” as the […]

Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al-Bassam opens ‘UR’ in Munich

Posted by on 27/09/2018
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Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al-Bassam opens ‘UR’ in Munich

Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al-Bassam opens ‘UR’ in Munich

“UR”, the latest offering from the mind of Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al-Bassam, will premiere at the Residenz theater in Munich today. The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), one of the main contributors to the play, said that the play traverses time with a captivating agility. The drama moves back and forth between the […]

‘J’accuse’: Polanski takes on Dreyfus Affair in new film

Posted by on 27/09/2018
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‘J’accuse’: Polanski takes on Dreyfus Affair in new film

‘J’accuse’: Polanski takes on Dreyfus Affair in new film

He has spent half his life as the accused, but director Roman Polanski’s next film will be called “J’accuse” (I accuse), its producers told AFP yesterday. The Polish-born film legend, who has spent four decades as a fugitive from US justice after admitting to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977, is making […]

‘We have the blues’: ZZ Top star says genre will live on

Posted by on 27/09/2018
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‘We have the blues’: ZZ Top star says genre will live on

‘We have the blues’: ZZ Top star says genre will live on

Though the great Mississippi bluesmen have passed away, blues music will survive and thrive because it always grabs the rawest human emotions, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons told AFP. The blues encapsulates life’s peaks and troughs, said the giant-bearded guitarist, who has returned to his roots in the musical genre with his second solo album, […]

Dancing queen: Abba-period Cher has a new army of devotees

Posted by on 26/09/2018
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Dancing queen: Abba-period Cher has a new army of devotees

Dancing queen: Abba-period Cher has a new army of devotees

Cher has a stately air as she receives a steady line of journalists in a West Hollywood hotel room with the studied equanimity of Catherine the Great addressing her subjects at the Winter Palace. If Madonna is the Queen of Pop then Cher is surely the Empress of Entertainment, surveying the spoils of a showbiz […]

Hardy says on-screen ‘Venom’ stays true to Marvel comics

Posted by on 25/09/2018
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Hardy says on-screen ‘Venom’ stays true to Marvel comics

Hardy says on-screen ‘Venom’ stays true to Marvel comics

British actor Tom Hardy said on Friday he believes his new superhero movie “Venom” remains faithful to the Marvel Comics books in its portrayal of an investigative journalist whose body becomes the host for an alien with enhanced powers. Hardy, who previously starred in “Dunkirk” and “Mad Max: Fury Road,” plays the sharp-toothed title character […]

Love in the time of climate change: Indian film with a new take on romance

Posted by on 25/09/2018
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Love in the time of climate change: Indian film with a new take on romance

Love in the time of climate change: Indian film with a new take on romance

E schewing the typical Bollywood storyline of young lovers facing family opposition, an upcoming Indian film instead features a couple battling climate change in order to be together. “Kokoli”, which is the name of the female protagonist and also a type of fish, tells a story of a fishing community facing the loss of livelihoods […]