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Game of Thrones stars Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie announce wedding date

Game of Thrones fans can buckle up to see two of their favorite stars Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie, tie the knot this summer as they have officially announced a date for their nuptials. Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie, better known as Jon Snow and Ygritte from HBO’s popular TV series Game of Thrones have officially announced June 23rd as...

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In Pictures: The wait for much awaited Royal Wedding is over

The wait for the much-awaited royal wedding is over as Prince Harry arrived at Britain’s ancient Windsor Castle on Saturday for his wedding to Meghan Markle, who supporters hope will help recast the 1,000-year-old monarchy for the 21st century. Prince Harry arrives at Windsor Castle Prince Harry arrived at Windsor Castle accompanied by his best man Prince William. Harry was...

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Films in the running for the top prize at Cannes

From an African-American detective infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan to Kurdish female fighters battling jihadists, here are the movies vying for the top Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes film festival, to be awarded Saturday by a jury led by Cate Blanchett. - Everybody Knows - Iranian master Asghar Farhadi kicked off the festival with a psychological thriller about a...

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Guide to Britain’s royal wedding minute-by minute timing

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday will be a fun-filled occasion but run with military precision, as per British royal tradition. The wedding service will be followed by a carriage procession, a lunchtime reception and an evening party. Here are details of the day's programme: 1:00pm PST (0800 GMT) Some 2,640 people including charity workers, community...

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Trump discloses payment to lawyer who paid off porn star

WASHINGTON: Presi­d­ent Donald Trump has formally disclosed that he re­­im­bursed his personal attorney more than $100,000 last year, apparently in connection with the payment of hush money to a porn star, government records show. The disclosure caps a series of contradictory statements from Trump and his representatives on the scandal swirling around lawyer Michael Cohen — which has widened to...

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Detroit to name street in tribute to Michael Jackson

The king of pop will be honored in Motown with a street named Michael Jackson Avenue, officials announced on Thursday in Detroit. The city, which has a rich history of nurturing American musical talent, will rename a portion of its Randolph Street in the downtown theater district in honor of the late entertainer. The tribute comes 50 years after his...

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Cannes Festival: Black actresses stage a glamorous protest against racism in French industry

Sixteen black and mixed-race actresses staged a glamorous red carpet protest at the Cannes film festival Wednesday to denounce everyday racism in the French industry. Led by "Bamako" star Aissa Maiga, they also launched their new book "Being black is not my job" ("Noire n'est pas mon metier"), denouncing the prejudice they have suffered from directors and casting agents. But the heavens opened as...

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Meghan Markle: LA actress with the fairytale role

Meghan Markle once struggled for roles but the US actress has now landed the biggest part of all as she prepares to marry Prince Harry on Saturday and become the newest face in Britain's royal family. At 36 and with a successful self-made career behind her, few doubt that the television star and humanitarian activist is ready to join the...

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Lebanese actor holds sign reading ‘Stop the attack on Gaza’ in Cannes red carpet

Lebanese actress Manal Issa used the massive spotlight on the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story to draw attention to the Israeli army’s killing of Palestinians on the Gaza border a day earlier. Issa held a sign that read "Stop the Attack on Gaza" as she walked the red carpet ahead of the film’s premiere. The Han Solo spin-off Solo: A...

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Mahira Khan won hearts at Cannes Festival

WEB DESK: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has won hearts with her flamboyant, confidence and stylish appearance in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival's red carpet event Monday evening, adding yet another feather to her cap. These are few pictures which would leave you in awe. Her picture with Sonam Kapoor is also making rounds on social media.    

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ tops North American box office again

WASHINGTON: The Disney blockbuster, featuring a string of Marvel superheroes out to save the universe from powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh Brolin), has had a cumulative take over three weeks of $547.8 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. Returning to their Marvel roles are Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Scarlett Johansson as...

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New Saudi TV station feeds into modernisation drive

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious reform drive takes another step forwards this week, with the launch of a new public TV channel that seeks to lure young viewers and project a modern image beyond the kingdom’s borders. Branded "SBC", the channel will broadcast exclusive content including films, talk shows and cooking programmes. The move follows the launch earlier this month of a...

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Sexual Harassment Scandal : Meesha Shafi counsel urges Ali Zafar to withdraw ‘false legal notice’

Singer-cum-actor Meesha Shafi’s counsels have rejected a legal notice sent to her by Ali Zafar over sexual harassment allegations against him. “At the very outset, we categorically deny all allegations, assertions and/or insinuation expressly or implicitly made in your notice against our client, all of which are legally and factually incorrect,” the reply read. Shafi’s legal team which comprises Hina...

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Guide to Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding on May 19

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next Saturday will be a fun-filled occasion but run with military precision, as per British royal tradition. The wedding service will be followed by a carriage procession, a lunchtime reception and an evening party. Here are details of the programme confirmed so far by Kensington Palace: 1:00pm PST (0800 GMT): Some 2,640...

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Spotify to stop promoting R. Kelly songs over sex abuse claims

Spotify on Thursday announced it would no longer feature R. Kelly songs in its playlists or user recommendations, after the Time's Up movement for gender equality urged the music business to dump the R&B star over sexual abuse allegations. The move marks the first application of Spotify's new policy on "Hate Content & Hateful Conduct," which states an artist's behavior...

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‘I was so naive’: Weinstein wife lifts lid on scandal

Unprecedented clashes between Israel and Iran over Syria have sparked calls for restraint from world leaders worried about the risk of all-out war, even as both sides say they want to avoid a regional conflict. All eyes will be on any fresh military activity Friday after Israel carried out widespread deadly raids against what it said were Iranian targets in...

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Hollywood glitters as ‘Star Wars’ stages ‘Solo’ premiere

Lucasfilm brought the biggest party in the galaxy to Hollywood on Thursday as rapt devotees gathered under the Millennium Falcon for the world premiere of the latest "Star Wars" spin-off. "Solo: A Star Wars Story," which gets its US release on May 25, tells the coming-of-age tale of smuggler Han Solo before he was the galaxy's most adored scoundrel. The...

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