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.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Meryl Streep and Judi Dench, two of Hollywood’s most respected actresses, lashed out at movie producer Harvey Weinstein yesterday but said they were unaware of his decades of alleged sexual harassment of women.
By Laya Maheshwari (BBC) In India, a film can often face pre-release hurdles.
(Reuters) Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “Blade Runner 2049” is heading for a downbeat $31.5 million opening weekend at 4,058 sites in North America.
STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) – Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of “The Remains of the Day”, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for a run of “exquisite” novels that the award body said mixed Franz Kafka with Jane Austen.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein yesterday threatened to sue the New York Times after it reported that he had been the target of sexual harassment complaints.
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – Aamir Khan, the Bollywood superstar with a conscience, says his next movie about a small town teenage girl who uses the Internet to become a singing sensation will be much bigger than his last film, which was India’s highest grossing ever.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Life has been tough for Shania Twain in the past decade, but the Canadian country-pop artist who ruled the charts in the late 1990s is hitting a high note again in her career.
MUMBAI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An elderly woman seeks a Mills & Boon romance with her swimming coach in Hindi film, ‘Lipstick Under My Burqa’, that battled the Indian censors ahead of its release in theatres last month and is now going strong on streaming service Amazon Prime.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Emmy-winning comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus said on Thursday that she was battling breast cancer and highlighted the case for universal healthcare.
ROME, (Reuters) – British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – “The Handmaid’s Tale” and political comedy “Veep” won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but satirical sketch show “Saturday Night Live” won the most Emmys overall on the back of a season of Donald Trump spoofs.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Satirical sketch show “Saturday Night Live’ took the Emmys by storm yesterday, winning three early awards in a ceremony marked by multiple jabs at U.S.
TORONTO, (Reuters) – A documentary about the life of renowned guitarist Eric Clapton does not attempt to whitewash over the darker side of the hard-drinking musician’s life, even though it is directed by his longtime friend, filmmaker Lili Fini Zanuck said Monday.
(Reuters) – Harry Dean Stanton, whose scruffy looks and off-beat demeanor made him a favorite of directors seeking a character actor to add eccentricity or melancholy to the screen, died on Friday from natural causes, his agent said.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – A disastrous domestic summer box office is ending on a low note.
VENICE, (Reuters) – Music video “Thriller” was not the product of a brilliant idea but was made because pop star Michael Jackson wanted to be a monster, director John Landis said at the Venice film festival on Monday.
VENICE, (Reuters) – Jane Fonda wishes the sex scene in her new movie with Robert Redford lasted longer, the 79-year-old American actress said as their latest screen collaboration “Our Souls at Night” premiered at the Venice film festival on Friday.
VENICE, (Reuters) – John Wayne was the inspiration for Frances McDormand’s portrayal of an angel of vengeance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, the American said ahead of the movie’s premiere at the Venice film festival on Monday.
(Reuters) – Diaries and a ring tracing the love affair between “Gone with the Wind” star Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier are going up for auction in London next month, providing a glimpse into one of Hollywood’s most notorious relationships.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Marvel and DC Comics superheroes may be battling for box office domination, but on the small screen, a little known blue superhero is offering up a satirical take on larger-than-life crusaders for justice.
LOS ANGELES, Reuters) – Morgan Freeman, the versatile actor known for playing gods, presidents and pimps, will be honored with the 2017 lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) at its annual ceremony in January.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Mark Wahlberg soared to the top of the world’s highest paid actors on an annual Forbes magazine list that highlighted a huge disparity between male and female Hollywood stars.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Actor George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a U.S.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died today of “natural causes” at the age of 91, his family said.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation.
DENVER, (Reuters) – Taylor Swift won her trial against a Colorado radio personality yesterday after a jury found that the former DJ assaulted and battered the pop star by groping her bare bottom, and awarded her the symbolic $1 in damages she had sought.
(Reuters) The Indian government dismissed the controversial chief of its movie censorship panel on Friday, following months of criticism from Bollywood film-makers and fellow panelists angered by attempts to sanitise art and popular culture.
CROPREDY, England, (Reuters) – Grammy award-winner Petula Clark sang her global hit “Down-town” about as far from “where the neon signs are pretty” as she could at the weekend — to thousands in a field in rural England.
(Reuters) – Bruce Springsteen is headed to Broadway for an eight-week solo theater run that he says will feature “just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music.” “Springsteen on Broadway” will start Oct.
VANCOUVER, (Reuters) – “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds said yesterday that actors and crew were “heartbroken, shocked and devastated” at the death of a driver in a motorcycle stunt in Vancouver that went wrong.
(Reuters) – He’s had a Hollywood career that has spanned tending the bar at “Cheers” to fighting a futuristic war in “The Hunger Games”, while she won a Best Actress Oscar before turning 30.
LONDON, (Reuters) – So close to death was blues rocker Gregg Allman when he was making his final album, the cover photographer did not get to his Savannah, Georgia, house in time.
(Reuters) – Singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, the “Rhinestone Cowboy” who went on a farewell tour to play hits such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind” before Alzheimer’s disease robbed him of talents, died yesterday at the age of 81.
NEW DELHI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Bollywood film star John Abraham called on Monday for governments, charities and the public to step up efforts to curb rising cases of human trafficking and modern day slavery saying the crime was “a serious threat to humanity”.
DENVER, (Reuters) – Taylor Swift sat quietly in a Denver courtroom as her lawyers picked jurors on Monday for a trial pitting the pop star against a Colorado radio personality she accuses of fondling her four years ago during a photo shoot.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Actor Robert Pattinson, accustomed to luxury trailers and gourmet food, was reduced to taking a catnap in a dog cage on the set of his latest movie “Good Time,” a fast-paced nocturnal crime thriller set in New York City.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard has died from complications related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a representative for his family said on Monday.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” looks like a huge flop.
SAN DIEGO, (Reuters) – Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film “Blade Runner.” “I accepted to do ‘Blade Runner’ because it was meaningful,” Villeneuve, the director of last year’s cerebral alien sci-fi film “Arrival,” told Reuters.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday of apparent suicide a week before the California alt-rock band was due to embark on a U.S.
CARSON CITY, Nev., (Reuters) – O.J. Simpson was granted parole from prison on Thursday after serving nine years for a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room and will be released in October.
(Reuters) – Madonna attempted on Tuesday to stop an upcoming auction of a prison break-up letter from rapper Tupac Shakur and a note in which she called singer Whitney Houston and actress Sharon Stone “horribly mediocre.” The “Rebel Heart” singer filed a request in New York Supreme Court for a temporary restraining order against New York auction house Gotta Have It Collectibles to halt the sale, due to start on Wednesday.