Veteran author and illustrator of children’s books Sybil Wettasinghe, fondly known as ‘Sybil Nanda’ in Sri Lanka, has passed away at the age of 93. MORE..
The pet that inspired the book series and film A Street Cat Named Bob has died aged 14. MORE..
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his home in Bandra, Mumbai on Sunday. Early reports indicate that his death was by suicide. He was 34. Mumbai police have confirmed the actor’s death and have opened an investigation. MORE..
Chernobyl, the miniseries about the nuclear power plant disaster in 1986, leads the Bafta TV awards nominations with 14, while Netflix’s The Crown has received seven nominations, including best drama series. MORE..
The state of California filed a lawsuit Tuesday against CBS, Disney and producers of the long-running series “Criminal Minds,” alleging that the show’s cinematographer engaged in rampant sexual misconduct against crew members for years. MORE..
Japan police have arrested the suspect in the deadly arson attack on the Kyoto Animation studio in July of last year. MORE..
Hundred-year-old British World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted after raising nearly $40 million for healthcare charities, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling him a “beacon of light” during the coronavirus pandemic. MORE..
Fred Willard, the comedic actor known for his roles in movies including “Best in Show” and “This is Spinal Tap” and TV sitcoms “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Modern Family,” has died. MORE..
Tom Cruise wants to fly into outer space in the name of filmmaking, and NASA says it’s happening. MORE..
US author Colson Whitehead has become only the fourth writer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice. MORE..
Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor famed for his romantic roles has died aged 67. MORE..
Irrfan Khan, the Indian-born actor who achieved considerable success in both Bollywood and the west, has died aged 53. He had been admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital on Tuesday with a colon infection. MORE..
Film festivals worldwide are teaming up to launch “We Are One: A Global Film Festival, “ which will play out over 10 days and be available for free on YouTube. MORE..
Netflix has seen subscriber numbers surge this year, as lockdowns around the world keep people at home where they want to be entertained. MORE..
Some of the biggest names in music have joined forces to celebrate healthcare workers in a globally televised concert. MORE..
When Pharrell Williams wrote the worldwide hit Happy, he couldn’t have imagined that people would be using it to help wash their hands amid the coronavirus outbreak seven years later. MORE..
A beauty queen who was crowned Miss England in 2019 has returned to the United Kingdom from overseas charity work to continue her career as a doctor amid the coronavirus pandemic. MORE..
Bill Withers, the influential US soul singer who wrote Lean on Me, Ain’t No Sunshine and Lovely Day has died aged 81 of heart complications, according to a statement from his family. MORE..
Andrew Jack, a British actor and dialect coach who had roles in a number of “Star Wars” movies, has died aged 76 after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said. MORE..
A painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight raid from a Dutch museum, museum officials announced on Monday. MORE..