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Musician Jon Batiste leads Grammy Award nominations with 11

Musician Jon Batiste leads Grammy Award nominations with 11

Jon Batiste might be the Grammys biggest surprise: The multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner made such an impression on voters that he scored the most nominations with 11 on Tuesday. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 24, 2021  5:41 pm
Sri Lankan dramatist’s “Untouched” awarded Best Monodrama at Egypt Theatre Festival

Sri Lankan dramatist’s “Untouched” awarded Best Monodrama at Egypt Theatre Festival

“Untouched”, written and directed by Sri Lankan dramatist Sujeewa Pathinisekara and presented by Inter Act Art theatre has been selected as the Best Monodrama at Sham Al Sheik International Theatre Festival held at Sham Al Sheikh city in Egypt. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 19, 2021  3:23 pm
Felicitation program in Parliament for new generation singer Yohani

Felicitation program in Parliament for new generation singer Yohani

A felicitation program for the new generation Singer Yohani Diloka de Silva is scheduled to be held on November 23 in Parliament. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 19, 2021  1:33 pm
Jai Bhim: The Indian film that overtook The Godfather on IMDb

Jai Bhim: The Indian film that overtook The Godfather on IMDb

Jai Bhim, a Tamil language film, has been rated the top film by users on IMDb, beating classics such as The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2021  7:02 pm
Britney Spears released from 13-year conservatorship

Britney Spears released from 13-year conservatorship

Britney Spears has described the termination of a legal arrangement that controlled many aspects of her life for 13 years as “the best day ever”. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 13, 2021  2:29 pm
Marilia Mendonca: Popular Brazil singer dies in plane crash

Marilia Mendonca: Popular Brazil singer dies in plane crash

Marília Mendonça, one of Brazil’s most popular contemporary singers, has been killed in a plane crash at the age of 26, officials say. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 6, 2021  4:03 pm
ABBA: Swedish supergroup returns with new album after 40-year hiatus

ABBA: Swedish supergroup returns with new album after 40-year hiatus

Swedish pop sensation ABBA made a comeback on Friday with their new album “Voyage”, nearly 40 years after they split up, with a digital avatar concert eventually planned in London. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 5, 2021  6:28 pm
Taylor Swift, Obama lead tributes in star-studded Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

Taylor Swift, Obama lead tributes in star-studded Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

Taylor Swift serenaded Carole King, former U.S. President Barack Obama praised rapper JAY-Z, and Paul McCartney paid tribute to the Foo Fighters on Saturday at a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony that also honored Tina Turner and The Go-Gos. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 3, 2021  3:50 pm
Aryan, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son, released from jail

Aryan, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son, released from jail

Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has been released from a jail in Mumbai after he was arrested during a cruise ship drugs bust in a case that has gripped India. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 30, 2021  6:38 pm
Cruise drug case: Aryan Khan granted bail after three weeks

Cruise drug case: Aryan Khan granted bail after three weeks

The Bombay high court on Thursday heard the case for the third consecutive day. Justice NW Sambre allowed bail to the three accused after hearing former AG Mukul Rohatgi for Aryan Khan and ASG Anil Singh for the Narcotics Control Bureau. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 28, 2021  5:44 pm
‘Friends’ star James Michael Tyler dies at 59

‘Friends’ star James Michael Tyler dies at 59

James Michael Tyler, best known as the coffee shop manager Gunther on the hit show “Friends,” died peacefully at his home on Sunday, according to his representative Toni Benson. He was 59. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 26, 2021  6:30 am
Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on movie set

Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on movie set

A woman has died and a man has been injured after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a New Mexico film set for the 19th Century western Rust. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 22, 2021  7:11 pm
Four Sri Lankan artists make promotional song for Rajinikanth’s upcoming movie

Four Sri Lankan artists make promotional song for Rajinikanth’s upcoming movie

Four Sri Lankan artists have created a promotional song for the upcoming Tamil movie ‘Annaatthe’ starring South Indian cinema’s megastar Rajinikanth and Nayanathara. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 22, 2021  3:11 pm
Sri Lankan student filmmaker wins big at Turkey short film festival

Sri Lankan student filmmaker wins big at Turkey short film festival

A short film “Mutton” produced by Sri Lankan student filmmaker Hasantha Prabhoothi Dissanayake has been chosen for the final jury selection of the 7th Sakarya International Short Film Festival. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 15, 2021  6:13 pm
‘Squid Game’ is Netflix’s biggest original show debut

‘Squid Game’ is Netflix’s biggest original show debut

Hit South Korean show “Squid Game” has officially become Netflix’s biggest original series launch, the streaming service said on Wednesday. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 13, 2021  4:37 pm
Sri Lanka’s Ruwanthi wins Taiwan Fashion Design Award 2021

Sri Lanka’s Ruwanthi wins Taiwan Fashion Design Award 2021

Sri Lankan designer Ruwanthi Pavithra Gajadeera has won the first prize at the “Taiwan Fashion Design Award 2021” (TFDA), the first South Asian to represent and win the award. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 8, 2021  3:03 pm
Netflix establishes $5.4 million Chadwick Boseman scholarship at Howard University

Netflix establishes $5.4 million Chadwick Boseman scholarship at Howard University

Netflix and Howard University have established a $5.4 million scholarship in honor of Chadwick Boseman, called The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 5, 2021  5:53 pm
Shah Rukh Khan’s son among those being questioned after drug raid on cruise

Shah Rukh Khan’s son among those being questioned after drug raid on cruise

India’s Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said Sunday that the eight persons it had detained for questioning in the wake of Saturday night’s raid on a cruise ship mid-sea included actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 3, 2021  4:03 pm
Yohani suffers minor injury while performing in India

Yohani suffers minor injury while performing in India

Popular Sri Lankan singer, songwriter and rapper Yohani de Silva has suffered a minor injury on stage while performing in India. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 2, 2021  5:56 pm
Britney Spears’ father suspended from conservatorship

Britney Spears’ father suspended from conservatorship

A judge has suspended Britney Spears’ father from the legal arrangement that gave him control of her life after Spears accused him of years of abuse. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 30, 2021  2:21 pm
R. Kelly found guilty in sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly found guilty in sex trafficking trial

US singer R Kelly has been found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 28, 2021  1:06 pm
Netflix is acquiring the rights to Roald Dahl’s books

Netflix is acquiring the rights to Roald Dahl’s books

Netflix is acquiring the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC) and rights to the author’s entire catalog, including classics like Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach, the company announced. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 22, 2021  4:19 pm
K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN General Assembly

K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN General Assembly

It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth’s well-being from superstar K-pop band BTS. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 21, 2021  10:04 am
Teen with Sri Lankan roots crowned ‘Miss Teen International Botswana 2021’

Teen with Sri Lankan roots crowned ‘Miss Teen International Botswana 2021’

Gimhani Perera, a 17-year-old with Sri Lankan roots, has won the ‘Miss Teen International Botswana 2021’ pageant held in Botswana. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2021  1:22 pm
Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam shortlisted for Booker Prize 2021

Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam shortlisted for Booker Prize 2021

Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam’s “A Passage North” has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 15, 2021  2:11 pm