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Entertainment

Men’s fashion gets supersized in Paris – Trousers go baggy

PARIS, Jan 21, (AFP): The world is about to go all baggy. As stock markets tumble and economists talk of more tightening of belts, fashion has gone supersized, with Paris catwalks overflowing Wednesday with outsized overcoats and baggy trousers. If the first day of the menswear catwalks shows is anything to …

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Sundance serves up provocative mix – Movies focus on topical, timely issues

LOS ANGELES, Jan 20, (Agencies): The Sundance Film Festival opens in the mountains of Utah Thursday with a provocative mix of movies focused on topical and timely issues, as well as the usual selection of quirkier fare. The annual gathering, founded in 1985 by iconic actor Robert Redford, will shine …

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Clooney weighs in on diversity – Sharpton urges Oscar ‘tune out’

NEW YORK, Jan 20, (RTRS): Director Spike Lee, leading the call for an Oscars boycott, called on Tuesday for affirmative action in Hollywood to address racial disparity while civil rights leader Al Sharpton urged Americans to “tune out” the Academy Awards ceremony next month. George Clooney and British actor David …

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Legend talks Grammys, Gosling, baby – More acting, production on the horizon

NEW YORK, Jan 20, (AP): John Legend is his own worst enemy at next month’s Grammy Awards. The singer is nominated twice for best rap/sung collaboration for his Oscar-winning hit “Glory” alongside Common and “One Man Can Change the World,” a collaboration with Kanye West and Big Sean. “It’s kind of …

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Berlin Fest Forum Section puts spotlight on Arab countries – ‘Many of the films from young directors’

LOS ANGELES, Jan 20, (RTRS): Films from the Arabic countries will be a strong feature of the Berlin Film Festival’s Forum section, which has just completed its main program. Many of the films are from young directors from the region, but they explore both the past and present of their …

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Milan designers look to the future and past – Armani man urban and sleek

MILAN, Jan 19, (AP): Milan designers looked both to the future and the past to create contemporary looks for men next winter and fall. The fashion world continued its heartfelt tributes to David Bowie, celebrated as an icon in the music, art and fashion worlds alike, the remembrances touching in …

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Japan’s ‘SMAP’ averts break-up – Fans rejoice

TOKYO, Jan 19, (Agencies): Japan’s staid politicians aren’t known for championing pop music, but even Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday was hailing an announcement that homegrown boy band SMAP had averted an impending break-up. Saturation media coverage and despairing fans greeted news last week that the five-man group, which …

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‘Finest’ well-crafted disaster drama – Howard’s latest tells the story of 1950s rescue mission

LOS ANGELES, Jan 19, (RTRS): “The Finest Hours” tells the story of a little-known yet fairly incredible 1950s rescue mission, in which a four-man band of Coast Guard troops went above and beyond the call of duty, steering out into impossible sea conditions in the dead of night to reach …

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Calls for boycott of Oscars grow – Academy head ‘heartbroken’ over lack of diversity

NEW YORK, Jan 19, (Agencies): Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year’s ceremony, the academy’s president said it was time for major changes — and soon. Academy of …

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‘Spotlight’ wins big at Critics Awards – Larson, DiCaprio take top acting prizes

LOS ANGELES, Jan 18, (Agencies): The investigative journalism drama “Spotlight” won the top prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, while awards favorites Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio won the top acting prizes for “Room” and “The Revenant.” Both actors won Golden Globe Awards and are considered front-runners for …

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