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Salman Khan denies driving 'hit-and-run' car that killed man

Salman Khan denies driving ‘hit-and-run’ car that killed man

(BBC) Bollywood star Salman Khan has told an Indian court that he was not driving on the night he is accused of running over five men sleeping on a pavement, killing one of them .

Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Two more women came forward today accusing veteran comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago, when they were in their teens .

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern

(Reuters) - Two years after her double mastectomy, actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie said she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer .

Suge Knight bail set at $25 mln in fatal hit-and-run case

Suge Knight bail set at $25 mln in fatal hit-and-run case

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - A judge set bail today at $25 million for Suge Knight in a murder case, agreeing on the amount requested by prosecutors who had described the rap mogul in court papers as being "incapable of stopping his violent criminal behavior .

Thirty years on, stars revel in ‘The Breakfast Club’ legacy

Thirty years on, stars revel in ‘The Breakfast Club’ legacy

AUSTIN, Texas, (Reuters) - Thirty years after five misfits entered high school detention and defined the archetype for the modern teen movie, actresses Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy reflected on the unexpected impact of John Hughes’s “The Breakfast Club .

Bollywood heavyweights want censor board  chief fired

Bollywood heavyweights want censor board chief fired

(Times of India) NEW DELHI: Top filmmakers on Monday sought the ouster of censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, accusing him of creating a “hostile” environment .

Oprah Winfrey to auction contents from Chicago apartment

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Actress and media magnate Oprah Winfrey is selling antique furniture, paintings, prints, ceramics and memorabilia from her Chicago apartment next month to benefit her education foundation, the auction house running the sale said yesterday .

U.S. rock band Toto's longtime bassist Mike Porcaro dies

U.S. rock band Toto’s longtime bassist Mike Porcaro dies

(Reuters) - Mike Porcaro, the longtime bassist for Grammy Award-winning U .

A Minute With: Sean Penn on 'Gunman,' Haiti and superheroes

A Minute With: Sean Penn on ‘Gunman,’ Haiti and superheroes

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Sean Penn is not all gruff voice and intense gaze .

Kevin Spacey revels in his anti-hero president in 'House of Cards'

Kevin Spacey revels in his anti-hero president in ‘House of Cards’

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Forget about likeable, upstanding characters doing what is right .

Jimmy Cliff to reprise role in 'Harder They Come Pt 2'

Jimmy Cliff to reprise role in ‘Harder They Come Pt 2′

(Jamaica Gleaner) Forty-three years after playing the role of Ivanhoe 'Rhygin' Martin, in the iconic Jamaican crime film, The Harder They Come, legendary reggae artiste, Jimmy Cliff, is set to reprise the role in the upcoming sequel .

Rifts within India's movie censor panel spill into the open

Rifts within India’s movie censor panel spill into the open

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - A prominent member of India's government censors took to social media on Thursday to rail against its chairman, exposing rifts within a censorship panel that has thwarted the theatrical release of films such as Hollywood hit "Fifty Shades of Grey" .

Marvin Gaye's heirs win $7.4 million for 'Blurred Lines' plagiarism

Marvin Gaye’s heirs win $7.4 million for ‘Blurred Lines’ plagiarism

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Heirs of the late soul singer Marvin Gaye won a $7 .

India's censor blocks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' from cinemas

India’s censor blocks ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ from cinemas

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - India's government censors have said they will not allow the big-screen adaptation of erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" to be shown in Indian cinemas, a decision most had anticipated in the largely conservative country .

Iconic Bollywood film DDLJ: Cinema bows to fans’ outcry

Iconic Bollywood film DDLJ: Cinema bows to fans’ outcry

(BBC) A Mumbai cinema has reversed its decision to stop screening an iconic Bollywood movie after a 20-year run following an outcry from fans .

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s ‘Mr. Spock,’ dies at 83

(Reuters) - Leonard Nimoy, who won fame and fans with his portrayal of logic-bound, half-alien Mr .

Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years for child sex offences

Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years for child sex offences

LONDON, (Reuters) - Former British pop singer Gary Glitter, who shot to fame in the 1970s as a "glam-rock" star but was later convicted of child sex crimes, was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of indecently assaulting three girls .

UK police say sex crime inquiry into singer Cliff Richard expanding

UK police say sex crime inquiry into singer Cliff Richard expanding

LONDON, (Reuters) - British police investigating allegations of historical sex crimes against Cliff Richard, one of Britain's best-known entertainers, have said their inquiry into the singer had "increased significantly in size" .

Chris Brown's Canada concerts canceled after singer denied entry

Chris Brown’s Canada concerts canceled after singer denied entry

(Reuters) - R&B singer Chris Brown, whose California probation stemming from a 2009 plea to assaulting singer Rihanna was revoked last month, said on Tuesday he was denied entry into Canada for concerts in Montreal and Toronto .

'Birdman' soars to Oscar heights on best picture win

‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights on best picture win

Reuters) - The dark comedy "Birdman" held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry's highest recognition on Sunday, the Academy Award for best picture .

Chucky retains Calypso Monarch crown

Chucky retains Calypso Monarch crown

(Trinidad Express) - Sunday’s Dimanche Gras show at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain could best be described as a night of excellence .

Louis Jourdan, star of 'Octopussy' and 'Gigi,' dead at 93

Louis Jourdan, star of ‘Octopussy’ and ‘Gigi,’ dead at 93

(Reuters) - French actor Louis Jourdan, who played a suave bon vivant in the Oscar-winning film "Gigi" and had a long reign as Hollywood's top choice to play elegant international gentlemen, died on Saturday at the age of 93, his biographer said .

Machel retains Soca Monarch crown

Machel retains Soca Monarch crown

(Trinidad Express) - Machel Montano successfully defended his Power Soca Monarch crown with his customary scintillating Fantastic Friday performance .

Songs in key of life: music stars pay tribute to Stevie Wonder

Songs in key of life: music stars pay tribute to Stevie Wonder

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Reigning stars of the music world, from Beyonce to Tony Bennett to Pharrell Williams, on Tuesday saluted Stevie Wonder, the singer, songwriter and musician they called a genius and inspiration to their careers .

Ziggy takes third solo Grammy

Ziggy takes third solo Grammy

(Jamaica Gleaner) - Yesterday, Ziggy Marley won the Grammy Award in the Best Reggae category at the 57th Grammy Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California .

Singing of heartbreak, newcomer Sam Smith wins big at Grammys

Singing of heartbreak, newcomer Sam Smith wins big at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Heartbreak paid off handsomely for British soul singer Sam Smith, a newcomer who won four Grammy awards on Sunday including record and song of the year for his anthem "Stay With Me .

Bob Marley gets new statue for 70th birthday

Bob Marley gets new statue for 70th birthday

(Jamaica Gleaner) Just in time for the 70th birthday celebration, a new life-size likeness of the late Robert Nesta Marley will be unveiled at the one-time home of the reggae icon in Trench Town, Kingston .

‘Birdman’ director’s flight of fancy may reap reward of Oscar

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - From the first scene showing actor Michael Keaton levitating in his underwear, it becomes quite clear that “Birdman” will not unfold in a conventional way .

Herzog brings his female "Lawrence of Arabia" to Berlin film contest

Herzog brings his female “Lawrence of Arabia” to Berlin film contest

BERLIN, (Reuters) - Nicole Kidman says she loves the desert, which was lucky for her as veteran German director Werner Herzog expected her to spend a lot of time there for his entry for this year's Berlin film festival competition .

Rikki Jai, Ravi B take titles

Rikki Jai, Ravi B take titles

(Trinidad Express) Rikki Jai and Ravi B served up a doubles with plenty pepper that proved too hot for the rest to leave with the sweet taste of victory at the Chutney Soca Monarch finals on Saturday night at Skinner Park, San Fernando .

Islandwide celebrations set for Marley's 70th on February 6

Islandwide celebrations set for Marley’s 70th on February 6

(Jamaica Gleaner) As the actual birthday of the late reggae legend Bob Marley draws closer, events celebrating the landmark occasion during that week have been finalised .

Whitney Houston's daughter breathing in hospital after being found unresponsive -CNN

Whitney Houston’s daughter breathing in hospital after being found unresponsive -CNN

Reuters) - Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and of singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home near Atlanta on Saturday and was taken to hospital where she was breathing, CNN reported .

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested for murder in LA after hit-and-run

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested for murder in LA after hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested for murder today in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed one person near Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said .

Lucky escape for T&T Soca artiste `Benjai’

Lucky escape for T&T Soca artiste `Benjai’

(Trinidad Guardian) Soca artiste Rodney “Benjai” Le Blanc is lucky to be alive sources at the President’s House said yesterday after they confirmed the car in which he was a passenger  was shot at because it was allegedly following the President’s escort along the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway,  Aranguez, San Juan, on Sunday .

Debbie Reynolds, with SAG lifetime award, says she 'ain't down yet'

Debbie Reynolds, with SAG lifetime award, says she ‘ain’t down yet’

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Debbie Reynolds, the peppy star of enduring Hollywood musicals like "Singin' in the Rain," accepted a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday with a few parting words after more than six decades on screen .

Padma Vibhushan for Bollywood stalwarts Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan

Padma Vibhushan for Bollywood stalwarts Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan

(Press Trust of India) NEW DELHI: Indian cinema’s two greatest actors- Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan- were selected yesterday for the Padma Vibhushan while directors Jahnu Barua and Sanjay Leela Bhansali and lyricist Prasoon Joshi are among others who will get Padma awards .

‘Birdman’ takes lead as Oscar favourite with Producers Award

‘Birdman’ takes lead as Oscar favourite with Producers Award

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Show business satire “Birdman” took the lead in what promises to be a competitive race for the best picture Oscar by winning the top award from Hollywood producers on Saturday .



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