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(Reuters) - R&B singer Chris Brown, whose California probation stemming from a 2009 plea to assaulting singer Rihanna was revoked last month, said on Tuesday he was denied entry into Canada for concerts in Montreal and Toronto .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

Eastwood’s “American Sniper” continues as U.S. box office juggernaut

Eastwood’s “American Sniper” continues as U.S. box office juggernaut

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Oscar-nominated war film “American Sniper” continued to punish the competition at U .

Modi gets more sway in new-look Bollywood censor panel

Modi gets more sway in new-look Bollywood censor panel

(Reuters) - Politicians, writers and Bollywood film-makers linked to the Bharatiya Janata Party have been named to the censorship panel, battling allegations they were hand-picked by a pro-Hindu government with a partisan agenda .

Pop star Rihanna wins legal battle with UK's Topshop over image rights

Pop star Rihanna wins legal battle with UK’s Topshop over image rights

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pop star Rihanna's victory in a legal case against Topshop over the use of her image has been upheld by Britain's Court of Appeal, which backed an earlier judgment against the British fashion chain .

Gore, Pharrell announce global Live Earth climate concert in June

Gore, Pharrell announce global Live Earth climate concert in June

DAVOS, Switzerland, (Reuters) - A Live Earth music event to demand action on climate change will be held on June 18 across seven continents, including Antarctica, former U .

No alcohol in T&T chutney songs

No alcohol in T&T chutney songs

(Trinidad Express) None of the 40 songs carded to perform at the Chutney Soca Monarch semi-final competition last night would have had lyrics glorifying either alcohol or domestic abuse, Southex chief executive officer George Singh said yesterday .

Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader's Bollywood dreams

Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader’s Bollywood dreams

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - An Indian film that features a self-styled spiritual leader in jewel-studded costume riding motorbikes and sending the bad guys flying has prompted the chief of the country's censor panel to quit, citing government interference .

A Minute With: Bipasha Basu

A Minute With: Bipasha Basu

By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Reuters) In an industry that typically sidelines actresses as they age, Bipasha Basu has reinvented herself, going from sex symbol to the queen of Bollywood horror movies, a genre that most mainstream stars avoid .

‘Boyhood’ gets Linklater nominated for Directors Guild Award

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Richard Linklater’s 12 years of toiling on coming-of-age tale “Boyhood” reaped a coveted nomination yesterday for the top Directors Guild Award, which has correctly predicted the best director Oscar for 10 of the last 11 years .

Boyhood prevails in Golden Globes that may alter Oscar race

Boyhood prevails in Golden Globes that may alter Oscar race

BEVERLEY HILLS, Calif (Reuters) - Coming of age tale Boyhood won the coveted Golden Globe for best drama yesterday, while the quirky period caper The Grand Budapest Hotel was the surprise winner for best comedy or musical, in a big upset to awards season front-runner Birdman .

Legendary "La Dolce Vita" actress Anita Ekberg dies at 83

Legendary “La Dolce Vita” actress Anita Ekberg dies at 83

ROME, (Reuters) - Anita Ekberg, the striking blonde Swedish actress whose sashay through Rome's Trevi fountain in "La Dolce Vita" made her an icon of cinema, died today at 83 at a clinic near the Italian capital, her lawyer said .

Imran Khan marries

Imran Khan marries

(AAP) PAKISTAN'S legendary cricket star and politician, Imran Khan, has tied the knot, ending weeks of speculation about whether one of the country's most famous bachelors was getting married for a second time .

"Time Machine", "Birds" actor Rod Taylor dead at age 84

“Time Machine”, “Birds” actor Rod Taylor dead at age 84

(Reuters) - Rod Taylor, the Australian-born actor who helped actress Tippi Hedren battle swarms of vicious birds in Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 film "The Birds", has died at the age of 84, his daughter announced on a fan website .

Actress Cameron Diaz and rocker Benji Madden marry: People

Actress Cameron Diaz and rocker Benji Madden marry: People

Reuters) - Hollywood star Cameron Diaz and rocker Benji Madden got married in their Los Angeles home on Monday, People magazine reported .

Actress Luise Rainer, 1930s  back-to-back Oscar winner, dies

Actress Luise Rainer, 1930s back-to-back Oscar winner, dies

(Reuters) - Luise Rainer, the German-born actress who made cinema history by winning back-to-back Oscars as best actress for the 1936 musical “The Great Ziegfeld” and the 1937 drama “The Good Earth” during a brief, stormy Hollywood career, died on Tuesday at age 104 .



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