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Veteran children’s book author and illustrator Sybil Wettasinghe passes away

Veteran children’s book author and illustrator Sybil Wettasinghe passes away

Veteran author and illustrator of children’s books Sybil Wettasinghe, fondly known as ‘Sybil Nanda’ in Sri Lanka, has passed away at the age of 93. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  9:32 am

Winners of Derana Little Star - Season 10

Winners of Derana Little Star - Season 10

Sri Lankan kids with extraordinary talents took home prizes at the grand finale of Derana Little Star Season 10 last night (27). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 28, 2020  8:35 am

Rock band Queen get postage stamp of approval

Rock band Queen get postage stamp of approval

British postage stamps which often portray the monarch will honor a different Queen in a new Royal Mail series - the veteran rock band that is celebrating its 50th anniversary. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 25, 2020  5:01 pm

Oscars and Baftas 2021 ceremonies postponed

Oscars and Baftas 2021 ceremonies postponed

The 2021 Oscars ceremony was moved to April from February on Monday due to the havoc caused in the movie industry by the coronavirus pandemic. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2020  6:11 pm

Street Cat Named Bob: pet who inspired books and film dies aged 14

Street Cat Named Bob: pet who inspired books and film dies aged 14

The pet that inspired the book series and film A Street Cat Named Bob has died aged 14. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2020  5:20 pm

Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput found dead, aged 34

Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput found dead, aged 34

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his home in Bandra, Mumbai on Sunday. Early reports indicate that his death was by suicide. He was 34. Mumbai police have confirmed the actor’s death and have opened an investigation. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 14, 2020  3:51 pm

Chernobyl and The Crown lead Bafta TV nominations

Chernobyl and The Crown lead Bafta TV nominations

Chernobyl, the miniseries about the nuclear power plant disaster in 1986, leads the Bafta TV awards nominations with 14, while Netflix’s The Crown has received seven nominations, including best drama series. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 4, 2020  7:47 pm

George Floyd: Music industry calls for ‘blackout’

George Floyd: Music industry calls for ‘blackout’

The music industry is to observe a day-long “blackout” on Tuesday, in response to George Floyd’s death last week. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 2, 2020  2:27 pm

Disney, CBS & ‘Criminal Minds’ producers sued over sexual misconduct on set

Disney, CBS & ‘Criminal Minds’ producers sued over sexual misconduct on set

The state of California filed a lawsuit Tuesday against CBS, Disney and producers of the long-running series “Criminal Minds,” alleging that the show’s cinematographer engaged in rampant sexual misconduct against crew members for years. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2020  6:46 pm

Suspect in Kyoto Animation studio arson attack arrested

Suspect in Kyoto Animation studio arson attack arrested

Japan police have arrested the suspect in the deadly arson attack on the Kyoto Animation studio in July of last year. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2020  9:48 am

100-year-old WWII veteran ‘Captain Tom’ to be knighted

100-year-old WWII veteran ‘Captain Tom’ to be knighted

Hundred-year-old British World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted after raising nearly $40 million for healthcare charities, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling him a “beacon of light” during the coronavirus pandemic. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 20, 2020  6:15 pm

Fred Willard, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and ‘Modern Family’ star, dies

Fred Willard, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and ‘Modern Family’ star, dies

Fred Willard, the comedic actor known for his roles in movies including “Best in Show” and “This is Spinal Tap” and TV sitcoms “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Modern Family,” has died. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 17, 2020  7:28 pm

Madonna says she has had COVID-19

Madonna says she has had COVID-19

Madonna said Thursday she has recovered from the coronavirus which forced her to pull out of a string of concerts in Paris in February and March. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 7, 2020  5:31 pm

Tom Cruise and NASA in talks over film to be shot in outer space

Tom Cruise and NASA in talks over film to be shot in outer space

Tom Cruise wants to fly into outer space in the name of filmmaking, and NASA says it’s happening. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 6, 2020  10:08 pm

Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer Prize for a second time

Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer Prize for a second time

US author Colson Whitehead has become only the fourth writer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 5, 2020  4:14 pm

Rishi Kapoor: Bollywood’s eternal romantic hero dies at 67

Rishi Kapoor: Bollywood’s eternal romantic hero dies at 67

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor famed for his romantic roles has died aged 67. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 30, 2020  10:33 am

Irrfan Khan: Globally acclaimed Indian actor dies at 53 after battle with cancer

Irrfan Khan: Globally acclaimed Indian actor dies at 53 after battle with cancer

Irrfan Khan, the Indian-born actor who achieved considerable success in both Bollywood and the west, has died aged 53. He had been admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital on Tuesday with a colon infection. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 29, 2020  1:28 pm

World’s biggest film festivals team up to offer free global fest on YouTube

World’s biggest film festivals team up to offer free global fest on YouTube

Film festivals worldwide are teaming up to launch “We Are One: A Global Film Festival, “ which will play out over 10 days and be available for free on YouTube. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2020  4:22 pm

Netflix gets 16 million new sign-ups thanks to lockdown

Netflix gets 16 million new sign-ups thanks to lockdown

Netflix has seen subscriber numbers surge this year, as lockdowns around the world keep people at home where they want to be entertained. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 22, 2020  6:15 pm

Locked-down stars take part in globally televised concert to lift the spirits

Locked-down stars take part in globally televised concert to lift the spirits

Some of the biggest names in music have joined forces to celebrate healthcare workers in a globally televised concert. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 20, 2020  12:57 am

Pharrell William’s Happy is most played song of the decade

Pharrell William’s Happy is most played song of the decade

When Pharrell Williams wrote the worldwide hit Happy, he couldn’t have imagined that people would be using it to help wash their hands amid the coronavirus outbreak seven years later. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 13, 2020  7:39 pm

Miss England hangs up her crown to return to work as doctor during coronavirus pandemic

Miss England hangs up her crown to return to work as doctor during coronavirus pandemic

A beauty queen who was crowned Miss England in 2019 has returned to the United Kingdom from overseas charity work to continue her career as a doctor amid the coronavirus pandemic. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 7, 2020  3:05 pm

Bill Withers, influential soul singer behind Ain’t No Sunshine, dies aged 81

Bill Withers, influential soul singer behind Ain’t No Sunshine, dies aged 81

Bill Withers, the influential US soul singer who wrote Lean on Me, Ain’t No Sunshine and Lovely Day has died aged 81 of heart complications, according to a statement from his family. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 3, 2020  9:24 pm

Andrew Jack, ‘Star Wars’ actor, dies from Covid-19

Andrew Jack, ‘Star Wars’ actor, dies from Covid-19

Andrew Jack, a British actor and dialect coach who had roles in a number of “Star Wars” movies, has died aged 76 after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2020  4:06 pm

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum during coronavirus lockdown

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum during coronavirus lockdown

A painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight raid from a Dutch museum, museum officials announced on Monday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2020  8:47 am
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