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Marvel X-Men movie not happening for a ‘very long time’

Marvel X-Men movie not happening for a ‘very long time’

X-Men fans hoping to see Wolverine, Professor X and the rest make their debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be waiting a “very long time”. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 10, 2019  2:57 pm
All-female surf club shifting paradigm in Sri Lankan surf culture

All-female surf club shifting paradigm in Sri Lankan surf culture

In Arugam Bay, strong-minded local women are creating a space for themselves in the lineup where they were previously unwelcome. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 9, 2019  10:06 am
Disney accused of valuing ‘male workers more’

Disney accused of valuing ‘male workers more’

Walt Disney Co. is being sued over claims it underpays female employees. Andrus Anderson LLP claims corporate policies, such as basing new employees’ wages on previous salaries, have a discriminatory effect on women. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 4, 2019  3:39 pm
Skrillex’s music protects against mosquitos, study finds

Skrillex’s music protects against mosquitos, study finds

The year’s hottest months are here, and with the blistering heat comes another hated harbinger of summer: mosquitoes. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 4, 2019  3:33 pm
Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead in Los Angeles

Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead in Los Angeles

Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot dead outside his clothing shop, US media report. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 1, 2019  10:13 am
Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming sells 10 million copies

Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming sells 10 million copies

Michelle Obama’s memoir is on course to become the most popular autobiography to date, according to its publisher. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 27, 2019  1:22 pm
Supernatural to end after Season 15, says cast

Supernatural to end after Season 15, says cast

The CW’s supernatural series Supernatural will come to an end with its 15th season. The series follows brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester as they follow their father’s footsteps in the “family business” — hunting down supernatural monsters. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 25, 2019  1:59 pm
TV Derana wins top awards at Raigam Tele’es 2018

TV Derana wins top awards at Raigam Tele’es 2018

TV Derana and Ada Derana picked up several top awards at the Raigam Tele’es 2018 – The Nation’s Tele Awards. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 23, 2019  9:03 pm
James Corden to host Tony Awards for second time

James Corden to host Tony Awards for second time

British star James Corden has said he is “thrilled” to be hosting the Tony Awards in New York for a second time. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 20, 2019  12:15 pm
James Gunn rehired for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel

James Gunn rehired for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel

Disney has reversed course on its next flight for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” reinstating writer-director James Gunn to oversee the third movie, after firing him last year in the wake of learning about offensive social-media posts. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  5:22 pm
Nilmini Sigera awarded ‘Brilliant Performer’ at Osaka Asian Film Festival

Nilmini Sigera awarded ‘Brilliant Performer’ at Osaka Asian Film Festival

Sri Lankan actress Nilmini Sigera has been named the ‘Brilliant Performer’ at the Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) 2019. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  8:39 am
Celebrities and other wealthy parents charged in US college admissions scandal

Celebrities and other wealthy parents charged in US college admissions scandal

Nearly 50 people, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged on Tuesday in what federal authorities say was a $25 million scam to help wealthy Americans get their children into elite universities like Yale and Stanford. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 13, 2019  3:10 pm
K-pop Big Bang member to retire after alleged sex bribery case goes viral

K-pop Big Bang member to retire after alleged sex bribery case goes viral

A member of South Korean K-pop band Big Bang who uses the stage name Seungri will leave the entertainment industry after his alleged sex bribery case swept the country, he said on Monday. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 13, 2019  2:31 pm
Dutch museum to start talks about stolen art with Sri Lanka

Dutch museum to start talks about stolen art with Sri Lanka

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is starting talks with Sri Lanka and Indonesia about some 1,000 pieces in its collection that may have been stolen and become part of the Dutch ‘colonial heritage’, Trouw reports. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 12, 2019  2:48 pm
Thanura Madugeeth wins Derana Dream Star – Season 8

Thanura Madugeeth wins Derana Dream Star – Season 8

Thanura Madugeeth won the Grand Finale of “Derana Dream Star” – Season 8 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on Saturday night. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 10, 2019  12:32 am
Sri Lanka entices travellers with nature film

Sri Lanka entices travellers with nature film

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) has teamed up with wildlife producer Nicola Brown to create a nature documentary enticing travellers to visit the island. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 8, 2019  4:50 pm
Why photo of couple kissing on train in Sri Lanka has been slammed online

Why photo of couple kissing on train in Sri Lanka has been slammed online

A popular travel couple has copped criticism online after they were accused of risking their lives to capture an Instagram photo. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 2, 2019  3:01 pm
Oscars 2019: “Green Book”, Rami Malek and Olivia Colman win big

Oscars 2019: “Green Book”, Rami Malek and Olivia Colman win big

“Green Book,” the story of the unlikely friendship between a bigoted bouncer and a virtuoso black musician, was named the best picture of the year at the 91st Academy Awards. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 25, 2019  10:35 am
Legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld dies

Legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld dies

Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the fashion industry with his extravagant outfits and striking catwalks, has died aged 85. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 20, 2019  6:52 pm
‘Coming to America’ sequel set for 2020 release

‘Coming to America’ sequel set for 2020 release

Get ready because Eddie Murphy is coming to America, again! Paramount confirmed Monday that the actor will star in a sequel to “Coming to America,” set to hit theatres next year. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 13, 2019  11:11 am
Brazilian journalist dies in helicopter crash

Brazilian journalist dies in helicopter crash

Ricardo Boechat, one of Brazil’s best-known journalists, has been killed in a helicopter crash in Săo Paulo. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 12, 2019  5:36 pm
Oscars show to go hostless for only second time

Oscars show to go hostless for only second time

This year’s Oscar ceremony will go ahead without an official host for only the second time in its history, an ABC television executive said on Tuesday. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 7, 2019  2:24 pm
R. Kelly to tour New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka

R. Kelly to tour New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka

Controversial R&B singer R Kelly, who is facing sexual abuse accusations spanning decades, has announced a tour of New Zealand, Australian, and Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 6, 2019  10:04 am
Peter Jackson to direct new documentary on The Beatles

Peter Jackson to direct new documentary on The Beatles

Lord of The Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson is making a documentary on The Beatles, using 55 hours of unseen footage from the recording sessions of their last album Let It Be, Variety reported. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 31, 2019  4:59 pm
‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett attacked in possible hate crime

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett attacked in possible hate crime

Chicago police have opened a hate crime investigation after a cast member of the television show “Empire” alleged he was attacked by men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him and physically attacked him. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 30, 2019  12:10 pm