British comedy great Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

Ronnie Corbett, one of Britain’s most successful comedians best known for “The Two Ronnies”, his double-act show with Ronnie Barker, has died aged 85,...

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

Actress and singer Patty Duke, who won an Oscar at age 16 for her portrayal of deaf-blind political activist Helen Keller in "The Miracle...

Judge to consider fate of Dickinson lawsuit against Cosby

A judge will consider whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by model and TV host Janice Dickinson against Bill Cosby. Cosby’s lawyers are...

‘Batman v Superman’ gross revised down to $166.1 million

Final box-office figures took a little wind out of the sails of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Warner Bros on Monday revised down...

Janet Jackson returns to stage in Dubai

Janet Jackson on Saturday returned to the stage after a four-month hiatus for mysterious health reasons, bringing her energetic dance show to Dubai. The...

Unique Saudi course puts women in vanguard of film study

Officially it's not called "filmmaking" because public cinemas are banned in Saudi Arabia. But making movies is exactly what about 150 students-all of them...

Iranian star Farahani to make European stage debut

Iranian film star Golshifteh Farahani is to make her European stage debut in May playing the tragic heroine Anna Karenina in Paris. The 32-year-old,...

Hong Kong movie riles China and taps city’s deepest fears

In Hong Kong, a woman sets herself on fire in protest, a taxi driver despairs at the eradication of the local language and young...

Review: Worlds collide in ‘Batman v Superman’

Zac Snyder's thundering and grim "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" offers the kind of blunt, mano-a-mano faceoff usually reserved for Predators, Godzillas and...

Chili Peppers to play Lollapalooza as new album emerges

Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the Lollapalooza festival, it was announced yesterday, as the alternative rock greats complete work on their first album...

Mosque attack drama headlines modest Saudi Film Fest

A drama about an attack on a mosque is headlining the third Saudi Film Festival, which opens Thursday amid hopes the conservative kingdom may...

Film review: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’

Making a sequel to one of the biggest sleeper hits of all time is a tall order, and scribe-star Nia Vardalos let 14 years...

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27th January