LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Dressed in white and accompanied by five fellow female artists, pop singer Kesha took the spotlight at the Grammys on Sunday to deliver a powerful ballad as part of the Time’s Up movement to end workplace sexual harassment.
(Trinidad Guardian) Fifty five years after it was formed by legendary calypsonian Lord Kitchener, the Kalypso Revue tent is set to close due to financial constraints.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the “father of South African jazz” who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died from prostate cancer, his family said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Forget jargon-filled monologues, raids to rescue enslaved Indian children inject drama into a documentary about Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who hopes the film will inspire viewers to play a part in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Fox Searchlight’s fantasy romance “The Shape of Water,” about a woman who falls in love with a strange river creature, led the Oscar nominations yesterday in a wide-ranging list that embraced stories about and by women and people of colour.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – The Russian premiere of “Death of Stalin, a dark, satirical movie from British director Armando Iannucci, was called off yesterday after a private pre-release viewing drew ire from government figures, TASS news agency reported.
(Reuters) – U.S. comedian Bill Cosby performed his first stand-up gig since being swept up in sex scandals, joking in Philadelphia on Monday about his blindness and fueling criticism on social media, according to video posted online.
(Reuters) – U.S. singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, one of pop music’s all-time best-selling artists, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and plans to retire from touring, his official website said on Monday.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court yesterday rejected bids by two states to re-instate a ban on the release of controversial Bollywood film “Padmaavat”, saying it stood by its previous ruling clearing the way for the movie to be shown in theatres.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywood.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has won its third weekend box office title with ease, topping newcomers “12 Strong” and “Den of Thieves,” with $20 million at 3,704 North American locations.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Woody Allen’s adopted daughter gave a tearful television interview yesterday, giving details of an alleged molestation by the filmmaker more than 25 years ago.
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for the release of a controversial Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a 14th-century queen, a day after its producers went to court to fight bans by several states.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor donated $1 million to five charities working with refugees worldwide on Wednesday in a bid to alleviate a record-breaking global displacement crisis.
PARIS, (Reuters) – French activist and former actress Brigitte Bardot said many actresses sexually provoke film producers to win roles and then complain about harassment to get attention.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to be awarded a Golden Globe for lifetime achievement on Sunday, delivering an impassioned speech in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Dark drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner with four Golden Globes awards on Sunday on a night marked by scathing jokes about sexual harassment and passionate odes to those breaking their silence.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hollywood stars including Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman have backed a campaign against sexual harassment called Time’s Up as donations flood in for a multi-million dollar legal fund to fight abuse cases in the workplace.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Television host Hoda Kotb was named the new co-anchor of the NBC News “Today” show on Tuesday, replacing former co-host Matt Lauer several weeks after the longtime anchor was fired for inappropriate sexual behaviour, according to a network statement.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – In a battle of box office heavyweights, Luke Skywalker just managed to hold off Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the world rang in another year.
WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand on Wednes-day appealed to the pop star Lorde to meet him after she cancelled a show in Tel Aviv after appeals from activists for her to shun Israel as a protest against its treatment of Palestinians.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Actress Jane Fonda, who celebrated her 80th birthday last week, says that growing up she never expected to reach 30.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Popularity and awareness of social enterprises – businesses that trade to address social problems – has flourished in recent years.
CHENNAI, India, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Bollywood has an unlikely new superhero – bravely fighting taboos and discrimination faced by women during their periods with a unique weapon: the sanitary pad.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Harvey Weinstein on Friday denied barring actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from working on the movie adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings” or blacklisting them from further projects.
’LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – When director Ridley Scott decided to remove Kevin Spacey from his film “All the Money in the World” and reshoot it with Christopher Plummer, he did not just pull off an extraordinary feat.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Thursday, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said yesterday.
CHICAGO, (Reuters) – Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek has joined the ranks of Hollywood women accusing movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, calling him a “monster” in an article published by the New York Times on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Small-town dramedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations yesterday in a list that shut out veterans Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Steven Spielberg’s press freedom movie “The Post.” Instead, SAG members recognized performers in independent films that focused on women and people of color, throwing open the race for the Oscars in March.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – With anticipation building for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people paid homage to late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday at a Paris memorial service attended by French stars and politicians.
(BBC) Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has died aged 79. Kapoor, who acted in huge hits like Deewar and Kabhie Kabhie, had been ill for some time and was in hospital.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center yesterday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honours for the arts.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Carrie Fisher’s final performance as the beloved Leia in “Star Wars” puts the character on the front lines in a dark new chapter that reaches theaters this month, leaving a galactic hole to fill after the sudden death of the actress a year ago.
(BBC) Madame Tussauds has debuted in Delhi, with 50 wax models of Indian and international celebrities.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” easily repeated as the winner of the North American box office with a solid $26.1 million at 3,987 locations during a moderate weekend.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – “I know Aussies are not known for leaving the party at the right time but (after) 17 years, it’s time to leave the party,” Hugh Jackman quipped as he discussed his last time playing X-Men superhero Wolverine in this year’s gritty action hit “Logan.” The Australian actor made his breakthrough as the gruff, clawed mutant Wolverine in 2000’s “X-Men” film and has since played the character eight times on screen.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, who appeared for years in the “Touched By An Angel” television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said today.
(Reuters) – The producers of “Padmavati” – a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen, said yesterday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has been accused of distorting history and has sparked protests.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Tributes poured in yesterday for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, a day after he died at the age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years.
India’s Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World beauty pageant, according to Indian media house NDTV.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Putting aside the sexual harassment scandal for a night, the stars of Hollywood came out on Saturday to celebrate the work of actor Donald Sutherland and four other filmmakers awarded honorary Oscars.
(LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Five women detailed sexual misconduct allegations against Emmy-winning comedian Louis C.K.
(Reuters) – Actor Kevin Spacey has apologized for an alleged attempt to seduce a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago, an encounter the two-time Oscar winner denied recalling but attributed to drunkenness as he also came out as a gay man on Twitter.
Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar for a new life in Malaysia only to suffer continued violence in the film, “Aqerat (We the Dead)”, which paints a complicated portrait of a young woman caught up in human trafficking.
(Reuters) – Fats Domino, who brought rolling New Orleans boogie-woogie piano to early rock ‘n’ roll in chart-topping hits such as “Blueberry Hill” and “Ain’t That a Shame,” has died at the age of 89, officials said today.
(Reuters) – Two-time Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, who became one of the most prominent black actors on U.S.
MUMBAI/ABUJA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two major Bollywood rape-revenge dramas released in 2017 had beefy heroes take on men or gangs who had sexually assaulted their wives or daughters.