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Two members leave Nobel literature committee, criticizing Swedish Academy

Two members leave Nobel literature committee, criticizing Swedish Academy

Two external members of the Nobel literature prize committee quit on Monday after criticizing the scandal-hit Swedish Academy. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 3, 2019  1:35 pm
Leonardo DiCaprio responds after Brazil’s President blames him for Amazon forest fires

Leonardo DiCaprio responds after Brazil’s President blames him for Amazon forest fires

Brazil’s President blamed an unusual candidate this week as a cause of the Amazon forest fires: actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 2, 2019  1:06 pm
‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ actor John Boyega’s lost script lands on EBay

‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ actor John Boyega’s lost script lands on EBay

In one of the buzziest “Star Wars” reveals since Darth Vader’s “I am your father,” the actor responsible for a leaked “Rise of Skywalker” script has officially come forward. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 28, 2019  1:55 pm
Mariah Carey breaks 3 Guinness records with ‘All I Want for Christmas’

Mariah Carey breaks 3 Guinness records with ‘All I Want for Christmas’

Mariah Carey may have dropped “All I Want for Christmas is You” back in 1994, but 25 years later the holiday hit is still raising the bar. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 27, 2019  4:41 pm
Jack the Ripper victims’ biography wins top UK nonfiction prize

Jack the Ripper victims’ biography wins top UK nonfiction prize

A book that tells the “untold” stories of the women killed by Jack the Ripper has won a literary prize. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 20, 2019  3:53 pm
Joker becomes first R-rated film to make $1bn

Joker becomes first R-rated film to make $1bn

Comic book film Joker passed the $1bn (£772m) mark in global ticket sales this weekend, becoming the first R-rated movie to do so. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 18, 2019  5:39 pm
400 year old Botticelli masterpiece rediscovered in Cardiff

400 year old Botticelli masterpiece rediscovered in Cardiff

A painting dismissed as a copy has been confirmed as a Botticelli masterpiece. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 14, 2019  2:15 pm
‘Sesame Street’ celebrates 50 years of education and humor, diversity and inclusion

‘Sesame Street’ celebrates 50 years of education and humor, diversity and inclusion

Fifty years ago, beloved entertainer Carol Burnett appeared on the very first broadcast of a quirky TV program that featured a bunch of furry puppets. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 6, 2019  2:36 pm
Ellen DeGeneres to get Golden Globe lifetime award for TV work

Ellen DeGeneres to get Golden Globe lifetime award for TV work

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres will get a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes next year recognizing her 25-year career on U.S. television, organizers said on Monday. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 5, 2019  12:29 pm
Winners of Derana ‘Battle of the Bands’

Winners of Derana ‘Battle of the Bands’

The grand finale of “Derana Battle of the Bands” – Season 01 came to a spectacular end last night (03). MORE..

(0) Comments | November 4, 2019  8:24 am
Taylor Swift to be named Artist of the Decade at AMAs

Taylor Swift to be named Artist of the Decade at AMAs

Taylor Swift is set to receive the Artist of the Decade trophy at this year’s American Music Awards. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 1, 2019  12:07 pm
Game of Thrones prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ ordered by HBO

Game of Thrones prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ ordered by HBO

Cable channel HBO has given the go-ahead for a prequel series to the hit fantasy TV show Game of Thrones. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 30, 2019  1:21 pm
‘Supernatural’ Star Jared Padalecki Arrested Outside Texas Bar

‘Supernatural’ Star Jared Padalecki Arrested Outside Texas Bar

Actor Jared Padalecki from The CW’s long-running Supernatural has reportedly been arrested following an incident at a bar in Austin, Texas. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 28, 2019  3:12 pm
JK Rowling calls for end to ‘orphanage tourism’

JK Rowling calls for end to ‘orphanage tourism’

JK Rowling has told young people not to become volunteers in overseas orphanages, because of the risk that they might be unwittingly supporting places that are cruel to children. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 26, 2019  4:38 pm
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