Harry Potter showcased with bones and cauldrons in London
The British Library has conjured to life the magical world of Harry Potter in a new exhibition featuring the...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weeps as he pays tribute to Tragically Hip singe
The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and...
Weinstein scandal signals end for ‘dinosaur’ men, Catherine Zeta-Jones says
Harvey Weinstein´s fall should be the end of “dinosaur” men preying on women, Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones said Tuesday...
Harry Potter showcased with bones and cauldrons in London
The British Library has conjured to life the magical world of Harry Potter in a new exhibition featuring the oldest objects in its collection alongside never-seen items from J.K. Rowling´s personal archive. “Harry Potter: A History of Magic”, which opens in London on Friday, includes Chinese oracle bones from... Read more
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weeps as he pays tribute to Tragically Hip singe
The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring of tributes and grief across Canada on Wednesday. Downie, 53, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2015, died on Tuesday night surrounded by his... Read more
Weinstein scandal signals end for ‘dinosaur’ men, Catherine Zeta-Jones says
Harvey Weinstein´s fall should be the end of “dinosaur” men preying on women, Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones said Tuesday as she premiered a film about a woman who had a brutally efficient way of dealing with chauvinism. The Oscar-winning actress said she hoped Weinstein´s disgrace would be the “tipping... Read more
Saudi Arabia cancels charity gig by Egyptian pop star
Saudi authorities on Sunday cancelled a charity concert by Egyptian pop sensation Sherine Abdel Wahab, which had been hailed as a boon for the entertainment industry in the kingdom. The General Entertainment Authority said it cancelled the charity concert, slated for the end of October, after organisers failed to... Read more
Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy: statement
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled Harvey Weinstein, it said on Saturday, amid mounting sexual harassment, assault, and rape accusations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul. An emergency meeting of its board “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority”, it said in a statement.... Read more
Weinstein film studio facing sale or shutdown: report
The Weinstein Company is exploring a sale or shutdown as it reels from the fallout of allegations of serial sexual misconduct by its ousted co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The film and television studio is unlikely to continue as an independent entity, the Journal... Read more
Bruno Mars leads music’s AMA nominations as female artists edged out
The men of pop and hip-hop led the nominations for the American Music Awards (AMA) on Thursday, while female artists were left out of most categories. Bruno Mars led with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, the top accolade of the night. He will face hip-hop stars Drake... Read more
Game of Thrones boosts Sky earnings
European pay-TV giant Sky, facing a possible takeover by Rupert Murdoch´s 21st Century Fox, announced Thursday a surge in subscribers on keen demand for cult US series Game of Thrones. Sky’s subscriber base swelled by a 160,000 new customers in the three months to late September, up 51 percent... Read more
New ‘Star Wars’ trailer: a hint at Leia’s fate?
Lucasfilm debuted its highly anticipated second trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on Monday, hinting at dark times ahead for the Resistance and possibly even the end of Leia. The footage from the eighth installment in the blockbuster space opera, due for release on December 15, dropped during... Read more
‘Blade Runner 2049’ fades to $31.5 million opening weekend
“Blade Runner 2049” is heading for a downbeat $31.5 million opening weekend at 4,058 sites in North America. Sunday’s estimated result throws serious doubt onto what had been high hopes for a box office success story. In one of the most surprising turnarounds in recent years, “Blade Runner 2049”... Read more
Bollywood remake of ‘Chef’, starring Saif Ali Khan, fails to impress
Jon Favreau’s 2014 “Chef” was a middling film about a portly chef who finds his real goals in life after a disastrous social media showdown with a noted critic. Despite well-lit shots of steak and dessert, and with a father-son bonding story thrown in, it was never sweet enough... Read more
Belarussian student becomes first-ever Miss Wheelchair World
Aleksandra Chichikova — a psychology student from Belarus — was chosen Miss Wheelchair World in the first-ever edition of the beauty pageant held in Warsaw on Saturday. “Fight your anxiety and your fears,” the 23-year-old Chichikova said at a gala evening after the contestants had presented themselves in national... Read more
Leonard Cohen poems to be published in final book
The final poems of Leonard Cohen, completed days before the legendary songwriter died, will be published in an anthology next year, his estate announced late Friday. Entitled “The Flame,” the volume will include Cohen´s unpublished poems as well as his prose pieces and illustrations and lyrics to his three... Read more
Netflix raising subscription prices
Netflix on Thursday said it is bumping up subscription prices in the US and parts of Europe as the leading online streaming service invests in more shows and features. Shares of the Silicon Valley-based company jumped more than four percent to $192.44 in trading following news of the relatively... Read more