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Lebanese court charges singer Nancy Ajram’s husband with ‘intentional’ murder

A judge has launched judicial proceedings against Fady Hachem, the husband of Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram, charging him with “intentional murder” for shooting a burglar who broke into his villa. According to Lebanon’s National News Agency, Mount Lebanon Appeal Court Judge Ghada Ao


Joker Scores 11 BAFTA Nominations, Including Best Film & Actor

Joker leads the 2020 BAFTA nominations with eleven nods (including, Best Film), even as the nominees are criticized for being largely white and male.The 2020 BAFTA nominees have been announced, with Joker landing eleven nominations (including, Best Film and Actor). Todd Phillips' DC movie has been a


Iraqi artists pay tribute to dead protesters with sculptures

The sculptures carved by seven art trainees were lined up outside a makeshift workshop in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. With them were posters depicting protesters who have been killed in anti-government demonstrations in the past three months. One sculpture showed a protester with a tear gas cani


The Batman Set Photos Reveal First Look At Colin Farrell’s Penguin

Production is underway on The Batman, with leaked set photos offering the first look at Colin Farrell as Penguin. The Caped Crusader is about to get a face-change in the DC Extended Universe (as it's unofficially known), with Robert Pattinson taking over from Ben Affleck after his appearances in Bat


Miley Cyrus settles $300 million lawsuit claiming she stole hit song

New York - Miley Cyrus has settled a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit by a Jamaican songwriter who accused the pop star of stealing her 2013 smash “We Can’t Stop” from a similar song he recorded a quarter century earlier. Michael May, who performs as Flourgon, sued Cyru


The Favourite lives up to its name at European cinema's night of nights

It was the clear winner at the Berlin ceremony, picking up a total of eight awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos. Its Oscar-winning star Olivia Colman was unable to attend because of filming commitments, but co-producer Andrew Lowe addressed the audience on behalf of t


‘Star Wars’ stays aloft to again top North America box office

 Los Angeles - “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” stayed on a strong glide path in North American theaters, taking in an estimated $73.6 million for the three-day weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. The Disney film, marketed as a grand finale of the nine-


‘1917’ is the worst war movie ever

Two British soldiers carry a message of mortal importance across No Man’s Land during the Battle of Passchendaele in April 1917. Thanks to director Sam Mendes’ ham-handed attempts at cinematic innovation, the audience views the sequence of events from the perspective of a small dog dragg


Mariah Carey 'didn't expect' success of No. 1 holiday hit 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

Even Mariah Carey is surprised that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" dominates the charts every holiday season. In a recent interview with Billboard, the singer dished on the track, which recently hit No. 1 on the charts, 25 years after its release. "I definitely didn’t expect it to hit num


Daniel Craig on returning as James Bond for the last time: We needed to finish something off

Actor Daniel Craig said that he had some unfinished business with the James Bond franchise that made him come back as the famed British spy for one last time. Craig, who took over the role of the suave 007 agent from Pierce Brosnan, has so far featured in four Bond films -- Casino Royale (2006), Qu


Netflix series examines ‘perfect storm’ that felled NFL star

More than two years after he killed himself in his prison cell, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s story still fascinates - and now it’s heading back to the small screen. Netflix is releasing “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” on Jan. 15. The three-part documentary


Man who ate $120,000 banana at art show says ‘I’m not sorry’

A performance artist who ate a banana taped to a wall that was an artwork valued at $120,000 said his actions were not vandalism and he does not regret his snack at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida. “I decided in the morning. But I was not too hungry. So I spent another two hours to the Base


‘Frozen 2’ again tops North America box office

In a rare show of box-office stasis, the top five films in North American theaters were unchanged this weekend from last, led again by Disney blockbuster “Frozen 2,” industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. The animated musical, which has Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and


Documentary feature to be made on Mohamed Salah’s success story

A Japanese television crew on Monday visited Nagrig in Basyoun, the home-village of the Egyptian football king Mohamed Salah, to work on shooting a documentary film detailing the story of the Liverpool superstar. The film will highlight Salah’s entire football journey, starting from his humbl


‘Revolutionary art’ adorns the walls of rebellious Beirut

BEIRUT -Samar Kadi -While many protesters raised their voices and shouted slogans against bad governance, corruption and social injustice in Lebanon, some used artistic expression, a quieter yet equally powerful tool to demand change and inspire hope. Since the protests erupted October 17, hundreds


“Frozen 2” has already broken many records in the United States!

By Daniel Kucher   As might be expected, the animation came crashing down: “Frozen 2” has grossed $ 42 million last Friday alone and promises to raise much more, according to research. Guys, this is called power! So, who is counting the days to check the work here in Brazil? The l


Gangster goodbye? Legends unite for Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’

LOS ANGELES:WILLIAM MULLALLY - It took decades for the two to appear on screen together, but the lives of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino — widely recognized as two of the finest screen actors of all time — have always been intertwined. “We’ve known each other so long,” P


Iconic photograph shows Iraqi protesters on Baghdad bridge

A photo of Iraqi protesters manning a barricade on the Jumhuriya Bridge in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on November 5 has struck a chord with some viewers. Al Arabiya interviewed the photographer behind the photo. Mustafa al-Sumaidaie, a 31-year-old Iraqi photographer, calls the photograph “


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