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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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Cannes festival opens amid scandal, women power and bans

CANNES: The most political Cannes film festival in years opened Tuesday with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet against industry sexism, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over some movies. With Hollywood still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Cannes under fire for its dearth of women directors, jury members Cate Blanchett, Ava...

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Who’s who in the Cannes film festival jury

In a year rocked by the #MeToo movement, the jury of the Cannes film festival is both majority female and led by a woman. Here are the nine members: The two-time Oscar winner from Australia is the 12th woman to head the panel of judges. The 48-year-old has emerged as a key figure in Hollywood's fight against sexual harassment. One...

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Stormy Daniels taunts fake Trump as lawyer presses media blitz

Porn actress Stormy Daniels took aim at Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live with comedy as her lawyer pressed forward Sunday with a straight-faced media offensive against the president. Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti appear emboldened by the revelation that Trump reimbursed his attorney for a payment to the porn star, undercutting the president's assertion that he did not...

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Salman Khan stays out of limelight for jail appeal hearing

Indian movie star Salman Khan managed to avoid the spotlight when he returned to court on Monday over his five-year jail sentence for killing endangered wildlife. Khan, one of the world's highest-paid actors, was convicted in April of shooting dead two rare antelopes known as black bucks on a hunting trip while filming a movie in October 1998. The Bollywood...

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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 that will battle it out for the top Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes film festival this week: Everybody Knows  Iranian master Asghar Farhadi kicks off the festival with a psychological thriller about a family reunion going awry, featuring Spanish stars...

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Saudi Arabia launches $34.7 billion entertainment revolution

After repealing a decades-long ban on cinemas only last year, Saudi Arabia has now launched an ambitious drive to become a culture and entertainment hub as part of sweeping modernisation plans. American film star Katie Holmes and British actor-cum-director Idris Elba rubbed shoulders with Saudi officials, as the conservative kingdom on Thursday night kicked off an initiative to invest 130...

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Grand jury to consider drug charge against Rose McGowan

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan says the cocaine found in her Chanel wallet left behind on a United Airlines flight isn’t hers. Her lawyers have suggested the drugs were planted. Nevertheless, McGowan could face indictment in Virginia on a felony drug-possession charge after a judge found probable cause Thursday to send the case to a grand jury. McGowan...

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Netflix chief says ‘mistakes’ led to Cannes boycott

Netflix CEO Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said Thursday the streaming giant had made errors regarding its spat with the Cannes film festival over the platform's dramatic withdrawal of its films this year. "Sometimes we make mistakes. We got into a bigger situation with Cannes than we meant to," said Hastings, in Lille, northern France, for the Series Mania festival. For...

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Film Academy expels actor Cosby, director Polanski

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Thursday that it has expelled actor Bill Cosby and film director Roman Polanski from its membership in light of the sexual assault cases against both men. The Academy's board of governors met on Tuesday night and voted to strip both men of membership "in accordance with the organization's Standards of...

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Meera decides to leave Pakistan

Web Desk: Controversial Lollywood actress Meera on Thursday decided to leave Pakistan owing to ‘personal reasons.’ The actress shared a tweet on her official Twitter where she mentioned she was leaving Pakistan and moving to either Canada or the US as she had nationalities for both. It gives me a lot of grief to tell my fans that I’ve decided...

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“102 Not Out”: Bollywood legends Amitabh, Rishi Kapoor reunite after 27 years

MUMBAI: Two of Bollywood´s greatest stars, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, will share a screen together for the first time in almost three decades when comedy "102 Not Out" is released Friday. The movie, directed by Umesh Shukla, sees Bachchan play a 102-year-old who dreams of becomming the world´s longest-living man by making it to 118. But to do so,...

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Kanye West sparks new outrage in calling slavery ‘choice’

LOS ANGELES:  Rapper Kanye West on Tuesday described slavery as a choice, praised Donald Trump for doing “the impossible” by becoming US president, and attributed his 2016 mental breakdown to opioid addiction. In the latest in a series of startling interviews, tweets and videos, West, 40, also revealed he had undergone liposuction some years ago because he did not want to...

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Ashley Judd sues Weinstein for defamation, sexual harassment

Actress Ashley Judd, one of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, sued the disgraced mogul Monday, alleging he defamed her after she rejected him. The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in Santa Monica, accuses Weinstein of ruining her chance to be cast in the Lord of the Rings trilogy by making false statements to director...

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‘Avengers’ opens with $630 mn, smashing global record

"Avengers: Infinity War" took in $630 million in its first weekend, the highest global opening of all time, industry estimates showed on Sunday. "The latest Marvel juggernaut... opened with $630M worldwide, making it the largest global weekend tally in the history of film, and this was done without China," which has a later opening, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said. That...

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‘Avengers’ assemble at top of the box office

It was a record-breaking weekend for the North American box office as "Avengers: Infinity War" steamrolled the competition with heroic takings of $250 million, industry estimates showed on Sunday. The latest Marvel big-hitter after the breakout success of "Black Panther," "Avengers" sees a string of superheroes pitch in to save the universe from powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh Brolin). Comebacks...

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India changed from the land of Gandhi to a land of rapist: Mallika Sherawat

Reacting to increasing incidents of sexual violence, atrocities in India, Bollywood veteran actor Mallika Sherawat decried the country. saying it  has become a land of rapists. Talking to media at a screening of film, ‘Daas Dev’ in Mumbai, the 41 year old actor  stated that the country had transformed from the land of Mahatma Gandhi, to the land of gang...

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