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Cannes Film Festival disrupted after 'suspicious parcel' found

Cannes Film Festival was disrupted on Thursday afternoon, after a suspicious package was found outside the Palais des Festivals. Local police confirmed they were investigating after the package was discovered at the back of the conference centre, which is currently hosting the 74th annual Ca


Bollywood actress Surekha Sikri dies of cardiac arrest 'surrounded by family', aged 75

Veteran Bollywood actress Surekha Sikri has died aged 75, her manager has conformed. She died surrounded by family on July 16. “Three-time national award-winning actress Surekha Sikri has passed away following a cardiac arrest earlier this morning at the age of 75," her manager told Indian


Netflix extends deal for animation films with Universal Pictures

Netflix Inc. and Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures are extending a multi-year exclusive rights deal in the United States for animated film franchises such as “Minions” and “Puss in Boots,” the streaming giant said on Tuesday.Netflix’s rights to stream these popu


Netflix original series 'The Crown' and Star Wars' 'The Mandalorian,' rise with 24 Emmy nominations

The nominations for Emmy’s have been announced and two Netflix series, that are loved by millions, race to the top.A drama based around the life story of the British Royal, which also features Princess Diana, "The Crown," is one among them.The series is much loved for its unedited details an


Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi’s ‘Sunnet Al-Hayah' ranks second most viewed song globally with 78m views

The Emirati star Hussain Al Jassmi’s social Arabic song “Sunnet Al-Hayah” ranked first in the Arab world and the second globally, as the most influential and viewed advertising song on YouTube for the period from June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2021.The song is also among the top 10 adve


Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston speaks about how he takes Loki’s character in the latest web series to another level

Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston, who is known to play Loki, the deity of mischief in Marvel's Avengers Endgame, now talks about his reformed character in the latest web series, where he still plays the character of Loki, but on a whole new level.The various characterisations of the deity of mischie


Imaginary deaths, real grief: Thai artist honours fallen anime heroes of popular shows

As a tribute to fictional heroes who meet an untimely death in manga series, Japanese artists brought portraits of dozens of anime heroes to the Bangkok gallery. The 2D Afterlife exhibit is made up of 50 of these creations from artist Jinnipha Nivasabut, who wanted to mourn the deaths of her favo


Egypt’s El-Gouna Film Festival jets to Cannes

Egypt’s El-Gouna Film Festival (GFF) has joined forces with Marché du Film (Cannes Film Market) and Cinando to take part in the Cannes Film Festival’s inaugural mixer event on Thursday.   The Festivals Hub in Cannes, complete with workshop spaces and a lounge, gives film


Filmmaker and actor Robert Downey Sr dies aged 85

Robert Downey Jr paid tribute to his father, Robert Downey Sr, who has died aged 85. He had Parkinson’s disease for more than five years. "Dad passed peacefully in his sleep after years of enduring the ravages of Parkinson's," the Iron Man star wrote. "He was a true maverick filmm


Chris McKay’s ‘The Tomorrow War’ wasn’t worth the wait

It was, presumably, pitched as a cross between “Interstellar,” “The Terminator” and “Alien(s),” with two hot Hollywood properties — Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) —


Excitement in the air as Cannes Film Festival begins

Excitement, glamour as the famous film festival reopens on Tuesday in the French city of Cannes, despite worries about the new virus variants, which are spreading fast across Europe.The success of the film festival would be a boost for the city mayor after winning his re-election. The Cannes city


'Permission to Dance': BTS and Ed Sheeran collaboration to be released on Friday

Ed Sheeran may have spoilt the surprise, but BTS fans will still be excited to hear that the K-pop group and the Galway Girl hitmaker are unveiling their new single Permission to Dance on Friday. The track will be released as part of a CD version of the BTS chart-topping Engli


Egyptian painter Riham El-Adl wins prestigious Italian art award

Egyptian painter Riham El-Adl has won an award at Italy’s Il Biennale Internazionale D’Arte Contemporanea Della Versilia, a prestigious arts competition in Florence.   The artist will have her paintings – “Sun Shining Day” and “Promised Land” &ndash


Palestinian artist Taqi Spateen paints breathtaking murals on Israeli barrier

Palestinian artist, Taqi Spateen, uses the Israeli-built barriers as his canvas to paint breathtaking murals in support of Palestinian lives. The artist uses his work as a medium to convey his disapproval and his stance against the occupation. Hi latest mural which shows a sniper rifle pointed t


Egyptian actress Laila Taher recovers from Covid-19: ‘I am feeling better’

Actress Laila Taher has recovered from Covid-19. Her condition was revealed at the weekend by talk show personality Mahmoud Saad. On Saturday’s episode of Bab Al Khalk, broadcast on Egypt’s Al Nahar television station, Saad revealed Taher, 79, cancelled a recent appearance on th


Meghan McCain says she's quitting 'The View' in July

Meghan McCain, whose outspoken conservative views have frequently led to verbal fireworks and made for compelling television on ABC's The View, said on Thursday she is quitting the daytime talk show after four years. McCain, daughter of the former Arizona senator John McCain, announced on th


Venice Festival to Honor Jamie Lee Curtis with Lifetime Achievement Award

Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Venice International Film Festival in September, where the latest instalment of her “Halloween” movies will screen out of competition, organizers said on Wednesday. Curtis made her film debut in John Carp


Greece Recovers Picasso Stolen in 2012

Police in Greece have recovered a Picasso painting stolen in 2012 from the National Gallery, and arrested a suspect in the theft, authorities said late Monday. 'Head of a Woman', gifted by Pablo Picasso to Greece in 1949, was recovered in the rural area of Keratea, some 45 kilometers southeast of




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