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Sesame Street to cover addiction with new muppet Karli

Sesame Street to cover addiction with new muppet Karli

The organisation behind US children’s TV show Sesame Street is set to reveal that one of its muppets’ mothers has an addiction. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 12, 2019  12:47 pm
Critics hit out at Peter Handke’s Nobel literature Prize win

Critics hit out at Peter Handke’s Nobel literature Prize win

Critics have hit out at the decision to give Peter Handke a Nobel Prize for Literature. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 12, 2019  11:59 am
Nobel Prize for Literature to name two winners after scandal-hit year

Nobel Prize for Literature to name two winners after scandal-hit year

The Nobel prize in literature will be awarded twice on Thursday, after the Swedish body that selects the laureates was engulfed in a sexual assault scandal that forced it to postpone the 2018 ceremony. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 10, 2019  5:06 pm
Spider-Man back with Marvel Cinematic Universe

Spider-Man back with Marvel Cinematic Universe

After briefly breaking up, Sony Pictures and Marvel have found a way to get back in the Spider-Man business together. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 29, 2019  4:24 pm
Original Jurassic Park cast to return for new film

Original Jurassic Park cast to return for new film

The original stars of Jurassic Park are to reunite for the next instalment of the dinosaur film franchise. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 25, 2019  5:21 pm
2019 Emmy Awards: ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ win top honors

2019 Emmy Awards: ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ win top honors

Amazon’s “Fleabag” stole the show Sunday at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, bringing home four awards, including those for best actress in a comedy, directing and best comedy series. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 23, 2019  6:48 pm
Namal Sandusen crowned Derana City of Dance Best Solo Dancer

Namal Sandusen crowned Derana City of Dance Best Solo Dancer

Namal Sandusen was crowned as the Best Solo Dancer at the finals of the Derana City of Dance - Season 6 last night (21). MORE..

(0) Comments | September 22, 2019  9:05 am
Rapper Dave wins Mercury Prize for debut album ‘Psychodrama’

Rapper Dave wins Mercury Prize for debut album ‘Psychodrama’

Rapper Dave has won the Mercury Prize for his debut album, Psychodrama. A thought-provoking reflection on his upbringing in London, it has been hailed as “the boldest and best British rap album in a generation”. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2019  3:18 pm
YouTube star Lilly Singh launches NBC talk show

YouTube star Lilly Singh launches NBC talk show

YouTuber Lilly Singh has launched her TV talk show, becoming the only female late-night host on the main networks. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 18, 2019  1:05 pm
‘Joker’ continues to receive rave reviews after TIFF premiere

‘Joker’ continues to receive rave reviews after TIFF premiere

One of the big questions facing “Joker” after its shocking Golden Lion win at the Venice Film Festival was how film critics and journalists would respond to the film when it touched down at the Toronto International Film Festival. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 11, 2019  5:11 pm
TIFF screening venue refuses to show Netflix or Amazon films

TIFF screening venue refuses to show Netflix or Amazon films

There’s a survival thriller at the Toronto International Film Festival playing out offscreen this week at Scotiabank Theatres, the traditional Press & Industry screening venue. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 10, 2019  12:41 pm
Nashville school bans Harry Potter books, cites ‘curses and spells are real’

Nashville school bans Harry Potter books, cites ‘curses and spells are real’

The students at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville can no longer checkout the popular Harry Potter book series from their school’s library. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 3, 2019  3:18 pm
Kevin Hart suffers ‘major back injuries’ in car crash

Kevin Hart suffers ‘major back injuries’ in car crash

Actor-comedian Kevin Hart and two others were involved in a car crash in Calabasas, California early Sunday, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report obtained by CNN. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 2, 2019  1:18 pm
Debut novelist’s tale of Sri Lankan refugees wins 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Debut novelist’s tale of Sri Lankan refugees wins 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

In 2009 and 2010, two ships packed with refugees fleeing the Sri Lankan civil war arrived on the shores of Canada. Those refugees inspired Sharon Bala’s debut novel, The Boat People, which won the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 30, 2019  12:25 pm
‘The Rise of Skywalker’ D23 trailer teases Rey going to the dark side

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ D23 trailer teases Rey going to the dark side

Disney has released a teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which is the final installment of the franchise’s latest trilogy. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 27, 2019  4:16 pm
Obamas make their Hollywood movie debut with ‘American Factory’

Obamas make their Hollywood movie debut with ‘American Factory’

Barack and Michelle Obama made their Hollywood debut on Wednesday with a documentary set in industrial Ohio that film reviewers are calling compelling and timely. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 22, 2019  3:14 pm
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss return for ‘Matrix 4’

Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss return for ‘Matrix 4’

Actors Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning for the fourth installment of the “Matrix” franchise, which will be helmed by Lana Wachowski. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 21, 2019  5:51 pm
Marvel abandons ‘Spider-Man’ films in dispute with Sony

Marvel abandons ‘Spider-Man’ films in dispute with Sony

The successful partnership between Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures on the “Spider-Man” films has come to an end... MORE..

(0) Comments | August 21, 2019  12:29 pm
Hong Kong protesters call for ‘Mulan’ boycott after star went public in support of police

Hong Kong protesters call for ‘Mulan’ boycott after star went public in support of police

Even Mulan is getting political. Liu Yifei, the actress starring in Disney’s upcoming live-action “Mulan” remake, waded into the Hong Kong protest controversy on Thursday... MORE..

(0) Comments | August 16, 2019  3:36 pm
Man vs Wild: India reacts to Modi’s Bear Grylls debut

Man vs Wild: India reacts to Modi’s Bear Grylls debut

After weeks of hype, a special episode of Bear Grylls’ adventure series, Running Wild, featuring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aired on Monday. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 13, 2019  2:14 pm
K-pop group BTS to take ‘extended’ break from performing

K-pop group BTS to take ‘extended’ break from performing

K-pop superstars BTS have announced that they will be taking an “extended” break from performing following a concert in Seoul on Sunday. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 13, 2019  11:58 am
Katy Perry and team ordered to pay nearly $2.8 million in ‘Dark Horse’ lawsuit

Katy Perry and team ordered to pay nearly $2.8 million in ‘Dark Horse’ lawsuit

Katy Perry and her producing partners have to pay up in a copyright infringement case over her 2013 song “Dark Horse.” MORE..

(0) Comments | August 6, 2019  3:40 pm
Ruby Rose’s ‘Batwoman’ is TV’s 1st out LGBTQ superhero

Ruby Rose’s ‘Batwoman’ is TV’s 1st out LGBTQ superhero

Ruby Rose suffered the slings and arrows from schoolmates about being different before the rise of social media. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 5, 2019  4:16 pm
Martin Scorsese unites De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci in gangster epic ‘The Irishman’

Martin Scorsese unites De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci in gangster epic ‘The Irishman’

After debuting a first look at Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” earlier this week, Netflix has unveiled the sprawling teaser trailer for the highly anticipated gangster epic. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 1, 2019  4:23 pm
ASAP Rocky goes on trial in Sweden, faces 2 years in jail

ASAP Rocky goes on trial in Sweden, faces 2 years in jail

US rapper Asap Rocky faces assault charges in a Stockholm court on Tuesday over a June street brawl, after weeks of detention which has stirred diplomatic tensions and fan outrage. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 30, 2019  3:07 pm