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Academy vows to double women, minority members by 2020

Posted by on 23/01/2016
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Academy vows to double women, minority members by 2020

Academy vows to double women, minority members by 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday promised sweeping reforms designed to help diversify its membership in the face of a major controversy over the second straight year of all-white Oscar acting nominations. The Academy’s board said it was taking “historic action” to double the number of women and minority members by […]

Indians recall Iraqi invasion ahead of Bollywood release – Airlifted to safety

Posted by on 21/01/2016
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Indians recall Iraqi invasion ahead of Bollywood release – Airlifted to safety

Indians recall Iraqi invasion ahead of Bollywood release – Airlifted to safety

Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on Aug 2, 1990 rewrote history on many levels. Iraq’s occupation affected life for Kuwaitis and expats alike. Uncertainty and anxiety were rife and according to many human rights reports, Iraqi forces tortured and killed anyone suspected of opposing their regime, apart from looting homes abandoned in a hurry and generally […]

Church child abuse scandals ‘tip of iceberg’ say real-life stars of Oscar-tipped film

Posted by on 20/01/2016
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Church child abuse scandals ‘tip of iceberg’ say real-life stars of Oscar-tipped film

Church child abuse scandals ‘tip of iceberg’ say real-life stars of Oscar-tipped film

The child abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church are only the tip of the iceberg, the journalists who exposed one of the hierarchy’s biggest cover-ups said yesterday. Walter Robinson and Mike Rezendes, who won the Pulitzer Prize for uncovering how the Church had hushed up the activities of nearly 90 paedophile priests in Boston, told […]

‘Ride Along 2’ dethrones ‘Star Wars’ at N America box office

Posted by on 20/01/2016
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Clooney says Oscars moving backwards on diversity

Posted by on 20/01/2016
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Clooney says Oscars moving backwards on diversity

Clooney says Oscars moving backwards on diversity

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has weighed in on the swirling controversy over the all-white roster of acting nominations for this year’s Academy Awards, saying the industry is moving backwards and needs to do better. Clooney, one of Hollywood’s biggest and most politically active stars, also said in an interview with industry magazine Variety that beyond […]

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

Posted by on 19/01/2016
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Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year’s ceremony, the academy’s president said it was time for major changes – and soon. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued […]

Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey dead at 67

Posted by on 19/01/2016
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‘Spotlight,’ DiCaprio, Larson win at Critics’ Choice Awards

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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‘Spotlight,’ DiCaprio, Larson win at Critics’ Choice Awards

‘Spotlight,’ DiCaprio, Larson win at Critics’ Choice Awards

The investigative journalism drama “Spotlight” won the top prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, while awards favorites Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio won the top acting prizes for “Room” and “The Revenant.” Both actors won Golden Globe Awards and are considered front-runners for the Academy Awards, too. “Mad Max: Fury Road” was the […]

‘High School Musical’ stars reunite for 10th anniversary

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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‘High School Musical’ stars reunite for 10th anniversary

‘High School Musical’ stars reunite for 10th anniversary

The stars of “High School Musical” are reuniting for a 10th-anniversary tribute to the TV movie. Actors Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman share memories of the movie when it airs again at 8 pm EST tomorrow on the Disney Channel. Zac Efron, who played Troy opposite Hudgens’ Gabriella, couldn’t […]

Penn tells ’60 Minutes’ he was ‘Stunned’ by El Chapo Meeting

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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Director Bay: Benghazi movie steers clear of politics

Posted by on 17/01/2016
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Celine Dion’s brother dies days after death of her husband

Posted by on 17/01/2016
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Celine Dion’s brother dies days after death of her husband

Celine Dion’s brother dies days after death of her husband

The 59-year-old brother of award-winning Canadian singer Celine Dion died after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, two days after the death of Dion’s husband, her representatives said in a statement. Daniel Dion, the eighth oldest of 13 siblings, “passed away peacefully” surrounded by family at the La Maison Adhémar-Dion care center in Québec, […]