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Bill Cosby: America’s Dad convicted of drugging, sex assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for sexual assault for the rest of his life, vindicating a multitude of women who doubted anyone would ever believe their word against that of America’s Dad. The comedian was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting …

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Tom Cruise Becomes First Actor to Receive Pioneer of the Year Award

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – A profoundly grateful Tom Cruise received the Pioneer of the Year award from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation — the first actor to be so honored. Cruise was feted Wednesday night on the third day of Cinemacon, the National Association of Theater Owners’ annual …

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In ‘Infi nity’, Marvel goes nuclear

Superheroes together en masse for ‘Avengers’ After 10 years of lean, threadbare, Lilliputian tales, Marvel Studios has, thank heavens, finally decided to go big. The scale of “Avengers: Infinity War,” of course, isn’t a departure for Marvel. It’s an apotheosis. But is it possible to supersize what is already colossal? …

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Goans in Kuwait conduct toastmasters meet

First toastmasters club in Konkani KUWAIT CITY, April 25: For the first of its kind and with the intention to develop speaking skills in their native language. A group of passionate Goans got together to conduct a demo toastmasters meeting in Konkani on April 24, 2018, at Better Books Salmiya. …

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Tarantino and DiCaprio surprise audience

Sony Pictures teases varied slate LOS ANGELES, April 24, (Agencies): Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as “Spider-Man” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series to family films, …

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Vatican Sistine Chapel opens up to digital age with live online concert

VATICAN CITY, April 23, (AFP): The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space. It was a performance of Scottish composer James MacMillan’s acclaimed version of the “Stabat Mater.” …

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Janet Jackson is extending her State of the World Tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson is extending her uber-successful tour with more shows. The pop icon says her State of the World Tour, which originally wrapped in December, will kick off new dates July 11 in Austin, Texas. Dates have also been added in Rogers, Arkansas; Cincinnati; Syracuse, New …

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‘Mini-Me’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Los Angeles, April 21, 2018 (AFP) – Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the “Austin Powers” movies, has died, according to a post on his official social media accounts Saturday. He was 49. While no cause of death was revealed, the post spoke of the diminutive …

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Dance music superstar Avicii dies – ‘One of Sweden’s biggest musicians’

NEW YORK, April 21, (Agencies): Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed soldout concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on US pop radio, died Friday. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was …

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Saudi Arabia to host cinema test screening with ‘Black Panther’

Riyadh, April 18, 2018 (AFP) -Blockbuster action flick “Black Panther” will play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public next month. The conservative kingdom lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas last year …

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