‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ gets box set after 10 years

LOS ANGELES - A small-batch box set of film, music and memorabilia will be released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” the movie that captured Jackson’s final concert rehearsals before his death.Only 1,000 numbered copies will be made of the

Beatles’ “Abbey Road” back at top of charts 50 years after release

 London - The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album has returned to the top of the British album charts 50 years after its first release. “It’s hard to believe that Abbey Road still holds up after all these years. But then again it’s a bloody cool album,” former

The Arab films vying for the Oscars 2020 race: from Palestine to Morocco

After the 2019 Oscars, the Academy decided to change the name of its Best Foreign Language Film category to Best International Feature Film (however, films still need to be in a foreign language to be eligible).Despite the name change, this category remains the main port of call for regional films v

UAE fans among the biggest K-pop lovers in the Mena region

There is no doubt that K-pop has a loyal UAE fanbase, but a new survey confirms that the country's fans are among the most loyal. According to Spotify, fans in Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the top streamers in the Mena region. BTS is the most streamed K-pop artist regionally, while the fans are pred

Filipino performance artist and activist Carlos Celdran dies

Performance artist and activist Carlos Celdran has died at 46 years old, his wife announced on Tuesday.In a Facebook post, Tesa Celdran wrote: “As the family is making arrangements to bring him home, no details can be announced yet. Only that he passed from natural causes.” Celdran die

Mariah Carey And Hussain Al-Jassmi to Perform in Dubai This Month

US superstar singer Mariah Carey, along with the Emirati star Hussain Al-Jassmi, will perform in Dubai this month at a celebration to mark one year until Expo 2020. The free-to-attend concert will be held at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, on Oct. 20, kick-starting the “One Year to Go” count

Martin Scorsese slams Marvel films as ‘not cinema’

Los AngelesSaturday - Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese touched off a firestorm among filmmakers on Friday 10-4-2019, claiming super-hero blockbusters like the ones Marvel makes were “not cinema.” “I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” Scorsese

Operatic soprano Irina Lungu makes her encore for Puccini’s masterpiece in Muscat

There is only one way for a soprano to perform in the world-famous opera La Boheme, and that’s to simply go for it. That’s because the plotline and Puccini’s soaring compositions simply demand that you wear your heart on your sleeve when you take the stage. It is something that Iri

Why 'Peaky Blinders' has struck a chord around the world

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight is trying to put his finger on why his historical gangster drama, “this unfashionable, Birmingham-set thing” that had always been in his mind, has struck such a chord around the world. Simply being able to make his pet project in the first place was a

Banksy's 'Devolved Parliament' of chimps sells for record price

A large Banksy painting depicting chimpanzees in the UK Parliament sold for more than £9.8 million on Thursday 10-3-2019, a record auction price for a work by the secretive British street artist, Sotheby's said. Devolved Parliament, in which chimpanzees replace politicians in the House of Com

Steve Aoki to play at White Dubai

Fans of Steve Aoki don't need to change their weekend party plans.The popular American DJ will be performing at White Dubai on Friday, October 4.This comes after news that the event in which he was originally due to play in that same night, Bao Festival at Meydan Grand Stand, was nixed by organise

Joaquin Phoenix “Embarrassed” By Expletive-Laden ‘Joker’ Outtake Clip Shown On Jimmy Kimmel

Joaquin Phoenix seemed to get a surprise last night on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show when he was confronted with a behind-the-scenes Joker clip capturing him in an expletive-laden rant…Or did he? In the footage, featuring Phoenix in his Joker character make-up, the actor takes issue with &ldqu

The British prize celebrating Arab artists challenging perceptions

Nadine Kaadan didn’t set out to tackle prejudice when she wrote her award-winning children’s book The Jasmine Sneeze. “I’ve lived all my life in Damascus, so simply I am inspired by my city, by our culture and by our magnificent architecture … but it surprised me how a

Mariah Carey Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Merry Christmas with Holiday Tour — and Album Re-Release

All I want for Christmas… is another season of Mariah Carey! The singer-songwriter is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her chart-topping holiday album, Merry Christmas, this year and plans to commemorate the milestone with an All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour. “Lambily! Celebrat

Why a Friends Revival Will Never, Ever Happen

Fans holding out hope for a Friends revival will be disappointed to learn that the sitcom’s creators—Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright—have no plans ever to reboot the show, which ended in 2004. “We will not being doing a reunion show. We will not be doing a rebo

The last laugh: Why the Joker is the role Joaquin Phoenix was born to play

“Because he is such an unreliable narrator, it’s hard to know what’s real, and what isn’t.” That’s what Joaquin Phoenix said when he was asked on a Venice Film Festival red carpet about his new character, the Joker. But the truth is, he could just as easily have b

‘It’s time for us to tell our story,’ grandson says as ‘Born a King’ premieres in the UAE

DUBAI- The UAE premiere of “Born a King” took place on Tuesday, with Prince Saud Bin Turki Al-Faisal, the grandson of King Faisal Al-Saud, revealing that the production team is willing to produce a sequel for the movie. Al-Faisal believes the film, which tells the story of a young King

Inside the look of Brad Pitt's 'Ad Astra' and its sci-fi vision

 LOS ANGELES, Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa)- An opening title card declares that "Ad Astra" takes place in the near future. That means far enough away from now that there is a populated colony on the moon, but also close enough to our time that within that colony is a Subway sandwich