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K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN General Assembly

K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN General Assembly

It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth’s well-being from superstar K-pop band BTS. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 21, 2021  10:04 am

Teen with Sri Lankan roots crowned ‘Miss Teen International Botswana 2021’

Teen with Sri Lankan roots crowned ‘Miss Teen International Botswana 2021’

Gimhani Perera, a 17-year-old with Sri Lankan roots, has won the ‘Miss Teen International Botswana 2021’ pageant held in Botswana. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2021  1:22 pm

Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam shortlisted for Booker Prize 2021

Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam shortlisted for Booker Prize 2021

Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam’s “A Passage North” has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 15, 2021  2:11 pm

Creative Arts Emmys: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ wins a leading 9 awards

Creative Arts Emmys: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ wins a leading 9 awards

The Queen’s Gambit topped the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, presented across three ceremonies over Saturday and Sunday, with Netflix’s chess-themed drama collecting nine awards including for casting, cinematography, costumes, editing, makeup, production design, score, sound editing and sound mixing. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 13, 2021  8:14 am

Britney Spears’ father asks for conservatorship to end

Britney Spears’ father asks for conservatorship to end

Jamie Spears, the father of Britney Spears, on Tuesday asked a Los Angeles court to end the pop singer’s 13-year conservatorship, saying circumstances have changed in recent months. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 8, 2021  5:17 pm

Jacqueline Fernandez questioned as witness in Indian money laundering case

Jacqueline Fernandez questioned as witness in Indian money laundering case

India’s Enforcement Directorate on Monday recorded the witness statement of Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez in a money laundering case against ‘conman’ Sukesh Chandrasekhar. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2021  1:09 am

Jon Stewart returns to TV in September with deep dive show

Jon Stewart returns to TV in September with deep dive show

Six years after he quit his satirical “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart is returning to television next month with a new venture looking at current affairs in depth. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 31, 2021  4:12 pm

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, widely regarded as one of the coolest men in rock, a jazz enthusiast and a snappy dresser, died on Tuesday just three weeks after pulling out of the band’s upcoming U.S. tour for health reasons. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2021  9:15 am

Maki Kaji, ‘Godfather of Sudoku,’ dies at 69

Maki Kaji, ‘Godfather of Sudoku,’ dies at 69

Maki Kaji, a puzzle enthusiast and publisher who was known as the “Godfather of Sudoku” - the number puzzle played daily by millions around the world - has died, his company said. He was 69. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 17, 2021  8:23 pm

Una Stubbs: ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ and ‘Sherlock’ star dies aged 84

Una Stubbs: ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ and ‘Sherlock’ star dies aged 84

Actress Una Stubbs, who appeared in some of the best-loved shows on British TV from the 1960s to the 2010s, has died at the age of 84. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 13, 2021  6:41 pm

K-pop star sentenced to 3 years in prostitution case

K-pop star sentenced to 3 years in prostitution case

A South Korean military court sentenced disgraced K-pop star Seungri to three years in prison on Thursday for crimes including providing prostitutes to foreign businessmen. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 12, 2021  5:42 pm

The Suicide Squad disappoints at the box office

The Suicide Squad disappoints at the box office

‘The Suicide Squad,’ the R-rated comic book adaptation directed by James Gunn, was underwhelmed in its box office debut, collecting $26.5 million from 4,002 North American theatres. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 9, 2021  4:39 pm

Mrs World 2021 pageant venue moves from Sri Lanka to Las Vegas

Mrs World 2021 pageant venue moves from Sri Lanka to Las Vegas

The venue for the Mrs. World Pageant for the year 2021 has been moved from Sri Lanka to Las Vegas in the United States, the Pageant announced. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 4, 2021  6:11 pm

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu detained after rape allegations

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu detained after rape allegations

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape after allegedly “repeatedly seducing young women into having sex,” police said in a statement Saturday night. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 2, 2021  6:40 pm

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming of Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming of Black Widow

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for breach of contract for streaming her film Black Widow at the same time as its cinema release. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 30, 2021  12:13 pm

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Old’ Beats ‘Space Jam’ in box office twist

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Old’ Beats ‘Space Jam’ in box office twist

In a twist fitting for an M. Night Shyamalan thriller, Old is the No. 1 movie at the domestic box office with $16.5 million in ticket sales. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  4:31 pm

BTS tops Billboard Hot 100 with new hit replacing own song

BTS tops Billboard Hot 100 with new hit replacing own song

South Korean boy band BTS has gracefully replaced its own No. 1 song, “Butter,” at the Billboard Hot 100 chart with another hit -- “Permission to Dance.” MORE..

(0)Comments | July 21, 2021  4:41 pm

Filmmakers, activists call for climate efforts in Cannes

Filmmakers, activists call for climate efforts in Cannes

Documentary makers and environmental activists including British teenager Bella Lack on Sunday said they hoped to inspire more efforts on climate change, including through several films with hopeful messages presented at the Cannes Film Festival. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 12, 2021  3:30 pm

Legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar dies at 98

Legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar dies at 98

Dilip Kumar, one of Indian cinema’s most iconic actors, has died in the western city of Mumbai, his family said. He was 98 and ailing for some time. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 7, 2021  10:08 am

Kanya D’Almeida becomes first Sri Lankan to win Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Kanya D’Almeida becomes first Sri Lankan to win Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Kanya D’Almeida has been declared the overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, for a “captivating” tale set in a Sri Lankan “sanctuary for the forsaken”. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2021  8:41 pm

Greece recovers Picasso, Mondrian paintings stolen in 2012

Greece recovers Picasso, Mondrian paintings stolen in 2012

Greece has recovered works of art by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian, stolen from its National Gallery in 2012, authorities said on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 29, 2021  6:19 pm

Diana Ross says ‘Thank You’ in new music after 15 years

Diana Ross says ‘Thank You’ in new music after 15 years

American singer Diana Ross expresses her gratitude in new single Thank You released on Thursday (June 17), the title track from her first studio album in 15 years. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2021  5:42 pm

‘I May Destroy You’ wins big at Britain’s BAFTA awards

‘I May Destroy You’ wins big at Britain’s BAFTA awards

Michaela Coel, the star and creator of drama series “I May Destroy You”, was the big winner at Britain’s BAFTA awards on Sunday, taking home the television awards for the miniseries and leading actress. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 7, 2021  7:49 pm

‘Tarzan’ actor Joe Lara among 7 killed in plane crash

‘Tarzan’ actor Joe Lara among 7 killed in plane crash

Investigators on Sunday continued searching for the bodies of seven people believed killed in the crash a day earlier of a small jet into a Tennessee lake, including an actor who portrayed Tarzan in a 1990s television series. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 31, 2021  9:29 am

Laurence des Cars becomes first woman to head Louvre Museum in its 228-year history

Laurence des Cars becomes first woman to head Louvre Museum in its 228-year history

The French presidency has appointed Laurence des Cars, the current director of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, to head the world’s largest museum as of September 1, the Élysée Palace announced on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2021  6:48 pm
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