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‘Game of Thrones’ wins Best Drama Series in Emmys Return

‘Game of Thrones’ wins Best Drama Series in Emmys Return

HBO’s epic “Game of Thrones” is back in the Emmy conversation in a big way, winning the 2018 drama series statue. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 18, 2018  5:53 pm
Paul McCartney earns first No. 1 album in 36 years

Paul McCartney earns first No. 1 album in 36 years

Sir Paul McCartney has achieved his first solo number one album in the United States in 36 years. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 18, 2018  1:26 pm
Stars pay tribute to US rapper Mac Miller ‘found dead’ aged 26

Stars pay tribute to US rapper Mac Miller ‘found dead’ aged 26

Musicians have been expressing their sadness and paying tribute to US rapper Mac Miller, who was found dead at his California home on Friday aged 26. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 9, 2018  10:11 am
Derana wins big at Sumathi Awards 2018

Derana wins big at Sumathi Awards 2018

The annual Sumathi Awards is currently being held in Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre and Derana managed to take home many prominent awards at it. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 29, 2018  8:50 pm
BTS breaks YouTube record previously held by Taylor Swift

BTS breaks YouTube record previously held by Taylor Swift

The K-pop boy band BTS again seemed to do the impossible as they surpassed Taylor Swift for the most-viewed video within 24 hours on YouTube. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 26, 2018  5:12 pm
‘The Big Bang Theory’ to end in 2019

‘The Big Bang Theory’ to end in 2019

The long-running American sitcom - which stars the likes of Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons - has proven to be a huge global success since the first episode aired in 2007, but it’s been confirmed that the programme will end in May 2019 after 279 episodes. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 23, 2018  5:51 pm
Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, the “queen of soul” known for hits like Respect and Think, has died in Detroit at the age of 76. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 16, 2018  8:49 pm
Lankan adoptee’s search for birth mum unfolded in BBC’s new documentary

Lankan adoptee’s search for birth mum unfolded in BBC’s new documentary

Over 11,000 people who were born in Sri Lanka have been adopted overseas. Many of them have grown with little knowledge of the people or culture they left behind. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 16, 2018  4:00 pm
Lankan cinema lacks support; film-makers are self-taught – Dharmasiri Bandaranayake

Lankan cinema lacks support; film-makers are self-taught – Dharmasiri Bandaranayake

The Sri Lankan film industry needs support, said Dharmasiri Bandaranayake, director general of cultural affairs, Sri Lanka. He was in the city attending the festival of films from Sri Lanka as the chief guest. The event was organised by the Pune International Centre (PIC). MORE..

(0) Comments | August 12, 2018  10:13 pm
Sri Lankan films to be screened at NFAI

Sri Lankan films to be screened at NFAI

The Pune International Centre (PIC) and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) will screen a number of acclaimed films from Sri Lanka, as part of a film festival that is now in its eleventh year. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 9, 2018  11:32 am
China bans Pooh movie after comparisons to President Xi

China bans Pooh movie after comparisons to President Xi

For only the second time this year, a Disney movie has been denied release in China. Christopher Robin, a live-action/CGI family film that stars Ewan McGregor, received a no-go from the country’s film authorities. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 7, 2018  10:59 am
Former WWE champion Kane declared winner in Tennessee mayoral race

Former WWE champion Kane declared winner in Tennessee mayoral race

“The devil’s favorite demon” officially has a new title: Mayor of Knox County. Former WWE champion Glenn Jacobs — who is best known as the professional wrestler Kane — declared victory on Thursday night in the Tennessee mayoral race. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 3, 2018  1:03 pm
BBC agrees to pay Cliff Richard’s legal bills over privacy case

BBC agrees to pay Cliff Richard’s legal bills over privacy case

The BBC has agreed to pay Sir Cliff Richard £850,000 within 14 days to cover his legal costs - following his privacy case against the corporation. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 26, 2018  5:15 pm
Demi Lovato hospitalized for apparent drug overdose

Demi Lovato hospitalized for apparent drug overdose

Singer Demi Lovato is awake and with her family after being hospitalized earlier Tuesday, according to a statement from the singer’s representative. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 25, 2018  3:33 pm
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