Late Michael Jackson breaks new record with ‘Thriller’

Michael Jackson has broken another music record even after his death, with “Thriller” certified yesterday as the first album to sell more than 30...

Dubai Film Festival: Leyla Bouzid’s Tunisian film ‘As I Open My Eyes’ wins big

The 12th Dubai International Film Festival started to wind down yesterday, with a low-key afternoon awards ceremony which saw Tunisian distaff helmer Leyla Bouzid...

‘Top Gun,’ ‘Shawshank’ added to National Film Registry

It's a bro-centric year for movies added to the prestigious National Film Registry. Two of the most popular male-bonding movies of all time -...

‘Star Wars’ premiere crowd cheers for familiar, new faces

The reaction was strong to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the film's world premiere in Hollywood. Inside the TCL Chinese Theatre, the audience...

Curtain rises on first ‘Star Wars’ film in a decade

Hollywood rolls out the red carpet yesterday for the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the first film in the epic space saga...

Grown men now love Bieber’s music, too

Most grown men love musical acts like the Black Keys and Kendrick Lamar. Now, you can add Justin Bieber's name to that list. With...

Coppola jury prizes complete Marrakech competition

In a landmark decision that nevertheless caught the inclusive spirit of 2015's 15th Marrakech Festival - if somewhat overshadowing other awards - a Francis...

Al-Ansari on his ‘Rattle the Cage – Dubai Fest: Director Majid

Young Emirati director Majid Al-Ansari's debut feature film "Rattle the Cage" - titled "Zinzana" in the Arab world - is a neo-noir with a...

Dubai Fest: Topper sees cinema as cultural bridge-builder with West

Abdulhamid Juma was part of the initial team that founded the Dubai Intl. Film Festival (DIFF) in 2004, and has been its chairman since...

Salman Khan walks free from 2002 hit and run case

The Bombay High Court has acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan of all charges in a long-running hit and run case. In Sept 2002, a...

‘We will not bend to fear,’ Madonna says of Paris attacks

Singer Madonna made an emotional appeal following attacks in Paris a month ago that killed 130, shouting “We will not bend down to fear!”...

Mark David Chapman used legal handgun to kill Lennon

On a cold night 35 years ago, Mark David Chapman waited for John Lennon outside the New York City apartment building where the former...

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