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Catholic ‘heavenly’ fashion breaks NY Met record

It was the ambitious New York exhibition that brought together haute couture and Vatican treasures, treading delicately so as to keep the Catholic Church on side, and it appears to…

India #MeToo claims bring halt to Bollywood blockbuster

India’s growing #MeToo storm halted production of a Bollywood blockbuster Friday, with the film’s lead calling for harassment claims against its director and his co-star to be “stringently” investigated. Star…

On the scent: India mulls Calvin Klein to lure man-eating tigress

Deploying an unusual weapon to lure the big cat MUMBAI: Indian rangers hunting a man-eating tiger are considering deploying an unusual weapon to lure the big cat-Calvin Klein cologne, an…

Forbidden City hosts record label’s 120th anniversary concert

The world’s oldest classical record label Deutsche Grammophon on Wednesday marked its 120th anniversary at a special concert in the historic Forbidden City in Beijing. Once the seat of China’s…

Taylor Swift sets new American Music Award record, urges people to vote

Taylor Swift, straight off a controversial dive into US politics, was the big winner at the American Music Awards on Tuesday where she used her platform to again urge her…

Bollywood director denies #MeToo claims, threatens filmmakers

A prominent Bollywood director accused of sexual harassment denied the allegations yesterday as he threatened to sue two fellow filmmakers for defamation over the case which has helped fuel India’s…

Villain ‘Venom’ is North American box office hero

Superhero blockbuster “Venom” saved the day at the North American box office this weekend, pulling in more than $80 million in ticket sales, industry data showed on Monday. The film,…

#MeToo gathers steam in India

MUMBAI: The year-old #MeToo movement has long failed to take root in India, but a Bollywood actress’ accusations of sexual harassment appear to be emboldening women to speak out at…

James Bond will never be played by a woman

James Bond will never be played by a woman. Producer Barbara Broccoli has insisted that the franchise featuring the suave spy will never be rebooted with a woman taking on…

‘House arrest’ drama and others test boundaries in Russia

Russian courts are sometimes described as a theatre of the absurd, but it is television and cinema that have recently pushed political boundaries with their depictions of trials on screen.…

Indian actress takes #MeToo claims to police

The Indian actress whose public allegations of sexual harassment by a Bollywood star is sparking a string of similar #MeToo claims has filed a formal complaint, police told AFP yesterday.…

Boyzone’s connection to Stephen Gately

Boyzone insist it has always been “very important” to retain their connection to Stephen Gately. The quartet – Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Mikey Graham and Keith Duffy – were devastated…