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Boxer Mayweather, George Clooney lead world’s highest paid entertainers

Boxer Mayweather, George Clooney lead world’s highest paid entertainers

American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 17, 2018  5:34 pm
Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient wins prestigious Golden Man Booker Prize

Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient wins prestigious Golden Man Booker Prize

The English Patient, by Sri Lankan-born Canadian literary icon Michael Ondaatje, has won the Golden Man Booker Prize. The winner was revealed at the Man Booker 50 Festival in London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 9, 2018  11:39 am
Dinakshi & Shanudri win Derana Fair & Lovely Star City - Twenty 20

Dinakshi & Shanudri win Derana Fair & Lovely Star City - Twenty 20

Dinakshi and Shanudri were declared the winners of the Grand Finale of Derana Fair & Lovely Star City - Twenty 20, which was held at the National Youth Center in Maharagama last night. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 8, 2018  8:21 am
Sri Lankan movie nominated for Oscars ‘Best Picture’ category

Sri Lankan movie nominated for Oscars ‘Best Picture’ category

For the first time in the history of Sri Lankan film industry, a movie from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, shall vie for Oscars 2019. The movie titled ‘The Frozen Fire’, directed by Anuruddha Jayasinghe, is the first Sri Lankan movie to enter in mainstream ‘Best Picture’ category of Oscars 2019, the officials revealed. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 5, 2018  12:02 pm
‘Incredibles 2’ post warnings due to seizure concerns

‘Incredibles 2’ post warnings due to seizure concerns

Moviegoers seeing Disney’s “Incredibles 2” might notice some health-related warning signs posted regarding the film, which had the biggest box office opening for an animated movie ever. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 3, 2018  11:50 am
Smithsonian’s African-American history museum acquires ‘Black Panther’ items

Smithsonian’s African-American history museum acquires ‘Black Panther’ items

If you’re still obsessing over the record-breaking Marvel film “Black Panther,” Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has some good news: You will soon be able to see the hero’s costume in person. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2018  12:31 pm
Einstein’s travel diaries reveal his racism and opinion of Sri Lankans

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal his racism and opinion of Sri Lankans

Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein’s racist and xenophobic views. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 15, 2018  9:03 pm
ABC apologises for Hindu terror plot in Quantico after online backlash

ABC apologises for Hindu terror plot in Quantico after online backlash

U.S. television studio ABC has apologised to Indian fans of its crime drama “Quantico” after an episode featuring Indian nationalists trying to frame Pakistan in a terrorist plot sparked online outrage against Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who plays a lead role in the show. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 10, 2018  12:22 pm
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch fights off muggers attacking cyclist in London

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch fights off muggers attacking cyclist in London

Benedict Cumberbatch has been hailed as a “hero” after saving a Deliveroo driver from a gang of four muggers. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 2, 2018  7:52 pm
BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ becomes first K-Pop album to top US billboard

BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ becomes first K-Pop album to top US billboard

A Korean pop group has topped the album sales charts in the US for the first time, a milestone for the genre that has seen an explosion in global popularity in recent years. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 28, 2018  4:05 pm
Winners of the Sixth Derana Sunsilk Film Awards 2018

Winners of the Sixth Derana Sunsilk Film Awards 2018

“28 Twenty-Eight” won the Best Film Award at the Sixth Derana Sunsilk Film Awards – 2018, held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo last night. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 27, 2018  9:12 am
Movie Producer Harvey Weinstein to turn himself in to police on criminal charges

Movie Producer Harvey Weinstein to turn himself in to police on criminal charges

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein will surrender to the New York Police Department on Friday in Lower Manhattan, a source familiar with the matter tells NPR’s Rose Friedman. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 25, 2018  3:39 pm
Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan married at Windsor

Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan married at Windsor

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been declared husband and wife, following a ceremony at Windsor Castle.MORE...

(0) Comments | May 19, 2018  6:13 pm
Bill Cosby found guilty on 3 counts of sexual assault

Bill Cosby found guilty on 3 counts of sexual assault

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America’s Dad. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 27, 2018  1:17 pm
Swedish DJ Avicii found dead in Oman at age of 28

Swedish DJ Avicii found dead in Oman at age of 28

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 20, 2018  11:29 pm
Kendrick Lamar makes history with Pulitzer win

Kendrick Lamar makes history with Pulitzer win

Kendrick Lamar may have lost out on the best album Grammy for his acclaimed album Damn, but the hip-hop artist’s landmark album has just landed a far more esteemed prize: a Pulitzer. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 18, 2018  12:30 pm
Salman Khan convicted in 1998 poaching case

Salman Khan convicted in 1998 poaching case

A court in Rajasthan on Thursday convicted Bollywood star Salman Khan in a 19-year-old poaching case, a lawyer for the prosecution said. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 5, 2018  1:04 pm
Aishwarya Rai: Sexual harassment exists in all industries

Aishwarya Rai: Sexual harassment exists in all industries

Last year the #metoo movement became a rage in across the globe giving many women the courage and voice to speak up against sexual harassment at workplace. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 27, 2018  1:42 pm
Black Panther is the most-tweeted-about movie of all time

Black Panther is the most-tweeted-about movie of all time

Black Panther won’t stop setting records. Ryan Coogler’s film had the highest February opening weekend ever, and is on course to become the highest-grossing solo superhero movie ever. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 21, 2018  1:09 pm
Oscars Academy chief John Bailey ‘faces harassment allegations’

Oscars Academy chief John Bailey ‘faces harassment allegations’

The head of the organisation behind the Oscars is facing several allegations of sexual harassment, Hollywood trade publications report.MORE...

(0) Comments | March 17, 2018  1:01 pm
Jo Min-ki: South Korean actor found dead after #MeToo allegations

Jo Min-ki: South Korean actor found dead after #MeToo allegations

South Korean actor Jo Min-ki, who had been accused of sexually assaulting at least eight women, has been found dead. MORE...

(0) Comments | March 12, 2018  12:58 pm
Skills development plan and employment strategy launched

Skills development plan and employment strategy launched

The Skills Development plan and Employment Strategy for tourism sector in the Eastern province prepared by Australian funded project, Skills for Inclusive Growth Program was launched at the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational training recently. MORE...

(0) Comments | March 12, 2018  12:50 pm
Nayanathara and Shanudrie  People’s teledrama actress of the year

Nayanathara and Shanudrie People’s teledrama actress of the year

Nayanathara Wickramarachchi and Shanudrie Priyasad of Deweni Inima win People’s teledrama actress of the year at SLIM – Nielsen People’s Award.

(0) Comments | March 10, 2018  9:35 am
Oscars 2018: Complete winners list

Oscars 2018: Complete winners list

The 2018 Oscars have come to a close as “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” both had big nights. MORE...

(0) Comments | March 5, 2018  11:09 am
Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle invite 2,640 commoners

Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle invite 2,640 commoners

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are inviting 2,640 members of the public to the grounds of Windsor Castle on their wedding day - but the invitation stops short of a slice of the royal cake. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 2, 2018  6:39 pm