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‘The Third Day’: Jude Law stuns in riveting psychological thriller

The Third Day,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and is now available on OSN in the Middle East, neatly slips into the psychological horror genre, but the miniseries has been created with superb subtlety. We hardly see the horror, maybe a glimpse of it,


Lebanese concept store Dikkeni gives back through art, fashion

Founded in London, online concept store Dikkeni is home to a number of established and up-and-coming Lebanese artists, designers and creative talents who sell their wares through the platform, which in turn ensures all net proceeds made from consumer purchases go directly to artists, brands and lo


Beirut-born singer Mika to livestream concert for blast victims

Beirut-born pop star Mika will livestream a concert this weekend to raise funds for victims of the Aug. 4 port blast in the Lebanese capital, and Mexican actress Salma Hayek and Australian singer Kylie Minogue are among those joining in.   Some 190 people were killed and 6,000 injured in th


Van Morrison slammed as ‘dangerous’ over anti-lockdown protest songs

Music icon Van Morrison has penned three anti-lockdown songs protesting against the UK’s anti-coronavirus tactics. At the launch of what he called a campaign to save live music, Sir Van accused the government of “taking our freedoms”.   Read More: Ed Sheeran Announce


Treasure-trove crypt discovered in Saqqara

Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has announced the discovery of a coffin-filled crypt 14 meters underground at the foot of the stepped Saqqara pyramid.   Read More: What did the subject of this sculpture do in the 1940s? The great British art quiz   “It contains a treasur


Meet the Taylor Swift-loved Saudi VFX producer behind her hit videos

Jumanah Shaheen is one of the first Saudi women to work in visual effects in Hollywood. Her most recent project was the music video to Taylor Swift’s new single “Cardigan.”   This marks Shaheen’s second time working with the artist, the first being the 2017 hit


Kim Kardashian to Freeze Facebook, Instagram Accounts to Protest Hate Speech

Kim Kardashian West is joining other celebrities to freeze her Facebook and Instagram accounts on Wednesday, in a campaign urging the world’s biggest social media company to curb the spread of hate and propaganda. "Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections


Notorious B.I.G Crown Fetches $600,000 at Sotheby's First Hip-Hop Auction

The plastic gold colored crown that American rapper Notorious B.I.G wore on the last photo shoot before his death fetched $600,000 at the first-ever hip-hop auction held by an international house, Sotheby's said on Wednesday. The auction was a celebration of the history and cultural impact hip-ho


Shooting Resumes in Rome on ‘Eddie & Sunny,’ Starring Gabriel Luna, Joanna Vanderham (EXCLUSIVE)

Shooting has resumed in Rome on romantic drama “Eddie & Sunny,” helmed by U.S. director Desmond Devenish and starring Gabriel Luna (“Terminator: Dark Fate”) and Joanna Vanderham (“Warrior”). The previously unannounced film is the second international shoot


'Godfather' making-of TV drama series all set for new Paramount channel

Plans for a scripted drama series based on the making of The Godfather is moving ahead, with news that it will air on the Paramount+ streaming service from CBS. The show will be called The Offer, a reference to the infamous threat delivered by Marlon Brando in the original movie – 'I'm gonn


Tunisian film nabs two awards at Venice Film Festival

Tunisian film “The Man Who Sold His Skin” won two awards at the Venice International Film Festival this week.    Directed and written by Tunisian filmmaker and screenwriter Kaouther Ben Hania, the movie scored the Edipo Re Award, which is one of the festival’s collate


French-Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa takes home top photography prize

French-Algerian artist and activist Mohamed Bourouissa was awarded the $38,000 Deutsche Börse photography prize for his politically-charged “Free Trade”  installation first exhibited at a Monoprix supermarket in France.   The installation was shown across an entire flo


Actress Oh In Hye found unconscious at home after cardiac arrest

South Korean actress Oh In Hye was found unconscious in her home in Incheon city on Monday (14 September) and brought to the hospital, where she is now reportedly in stable condition. The 36-year-old was found at around 5am in a state of cardiac arrest, according to the Incheon Yeonsu Police and


Shani Gonzales Upped to Warner Chappell Music UK Managing Director

Shani Gonzales has been promoted to managing director of Warner Chappell Music UK. She will hold the position in addition to her current role as head of international A&R, beginning October 1. She’ll report to Guy Moot, co-chair and CEO of Warner Chappell, the publishing arm of Warner Mu


Warner Bros. Won't Share 'Tenet' Box Office Data, Angering Rival Studios

People who closely follow box office earnings have noticed a surprising lack of transparency surrounding ticket sales for “Tenet,” the $200 million-budgeted sci-fi epic from director Christopher Nolan that released last weekend in U.S. theaters. Since “Tenet” premiered, Wa


'Wonder Woman 1984' sequel delayed (again) until December

Warner Bros postponed the release of Wonder Woman 1984 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The film, in which Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman, is now set for release on Christmas Day, two months after it was meant to open. It's not the first time the film has been pushed back. The su


Hungarian orchestra conductor invents sound-enhancing face mask

When he saw a sea of face masks around Budapest, Hungarian orchestra conductor Ivan Fischer had an idea – turn a pandemic necessity into a tool of music appreciation. Fischer's music-enhancing face mask has two plastic cups shaped liked life-size hands attached to the mask's strings an


No flops, but little sizzle on Venice film festival red carpet

A cinema festival red carpet without internationally known celebrities, screaming fans and over-the-top fashion excess turns out to be, well, not much more than a carpet that's red.  Such has been the case over the past two weeks at the Venice film festival, which is set to award its top fil



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