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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 hopes settlement in row with Netflix

The Cannes film festival said Tuesday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform's dramatic withdrawal of its films last week. Director Thierry Fremaux praised the streaming giant's bosses as "people of taste who love cinema", and said he was ready to heal the rancorous split that saw Netflix reportedly pull five films in the running for...

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‘Rampage’ takes over box office lead

LOS ANGELES: Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place," industry figures showed Monday. "Rampage" stars hard-working Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson as a primatologist who befriends an albino gorilla which grows to enormous size after a rogue experiment and then teams with Johnson to stop invading monsters....

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Kendrick Lamar first hip-hop artist to win Pulitzer Prize for music

Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, a milestone for which the board cited his skill in telling the African American experience. With the Pulitzer, the 30-year-old from the historically deprived Los Angeles community of Compton joins the leagues of celebrated American composers such as Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and John Adams....

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‘Full Metal Jacket’ star R. Lee Ermey dead at 74

US actor and retired Marine R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," has died, his manager said Sunday. He was 74. Manager Bill Rogin said the Golden Globe nominee Ermey died from complications of pneumonia. "It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle books wedding photographer

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have chosen New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski as the photographer for their wedding next month, the prince’s office said on Friday. Lubomirski also did the couple’s engagement photos, and he is a former assistant to Mario Testino, who was famed for his photos of Harry’s late mother Princess Diana....

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Netflix to pull out all movies from Cannes film festival

LOS ANGELES: Netflix Inc said Wednesday it was totally pulling out of the Cannes Film Festival next month after organizers banned the streaming platform’s films from competition for its refusal to release them in cinemas. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told Hollywood trade publication Variety in an interview it was pointless to show at Cannes after the festival rule...

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Nandita Das’ ‘Manto’ travels to Cannes Film Festival

The Indian rendition of Saadat Hasan Manto’s life-story – directed by Nandita Das, has made it to Cannes. Titled Manto, the biographical exploration of the controversial Urdu writer made its way to the Un Certain Regard segment at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. The official line-up was announced by the festival’s artistic director Thierry Fremaux in Paris on Thursday. Nandita, who has...

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Patari co-founder resigns following sexual harassment complaints

Web Desk: Khalid Bajwa, the Chief Executive Officer of local music streaming giant Patari, has decided to step down from the post, following harassment allegations made against him by two young women. “In light of recent developments, Patari’s CEO Khalid Bajwa will be stepping down from his post with immediate effect,” the music streaming platform said in a statement. Official...

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In Coachella debut, Japan megastars try anew to conquer US

More than 25 years after X Japan first attempted to conquer the US market, the metalheads are trying again -- and recent events, at first glance, would not appear auspicious. Yoshiki, the fiercely energetic drummer and principal songwriter of the rockers who were superstars in 1980s Japan, last year urgently underwent surgery on a neck severely damaged from years of...

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May, Trump not invited to royal wedding

LONDON: US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle, British media reported on Tuesday. Contacted by AFP, a spokesman for Kensington Palace, the prince´s official residence, said: "It has been decided that an official list of political leaders -- both UK and international...

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Saudi Arabia hosts its first Arab Fashion Week

RIYADH: Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli are in Saudi Arabia — headlining the kingdom's first-ever Arab Fashion Week, an event that opened Tuesday to equal parts excitement and controversy. Two weeks later than initially planned, the Saudi Arabian edition of Arab Fashion Week joins designers from Europe and the Arab world over the course of four days — including...

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‘Black Panther’ pounces past ‘Titanic’ box office record

"Black Panther" broke more records over the weekend in North America, exceeding revenues from the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic," while horror thriller "A Quiet Place," with barely three minutes of dialogue, made a resounding $50.2 million debut. "A Quiet Place" is built around a simple but chilling premise: flesh-eating creatures have invaded Earth, but they are blind and can track their...

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Daniel Bryan makes triumphant return at Wrestlemania

Web Desk: Daniel Bryan made his miraculous return tonight at Wrestlemania tagging with Shane O mac' against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. After a 3 year lay off were he was told that he will never wrestle again due to a life threatening condition his body was in but 2 weeks before this years Wrestlemania, Bryan was cleared to compete...

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Undertaker is back!

Web Desk: Wrestlemania 34 was nothing short of astounding but the moment which everyone was waiting for with baited breath finally came. The Undertaker, the fabled 'Phenom' was back. John Cena had been making incendiary comments about the undertaker for weeks upon weeks trying to bait him out of a possible retirement and after a lot of waiting, taker answered.

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Blackbuck poaching Case: Finally Court grants bail to Salman Khan

Bollywood Actor Salman Khan has been awarded bail in in the blackbuck poaching case, India media reported on Saturday. After spending two nights in Jodhpur jail, Salman was ordered to pay a bond of 50,000 Indian rupees and was granted bail. On Thursday a  Jodhpur court had convicted Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, serving him 5...

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After heart surgery Arnold Schwarzenegger back home

Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger is back home in Los Angeles and in good spirits after undergoing open heart surgery following complications with a routine operation, his spokesman said on Friday. The 70-year-old Terminator and Predator star, and former governor of California, was at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, near Hollywood, to have a valve replaced on March 29 when doctors opted for the emergency procedure....

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