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Soliman wins big at DIFF – Shalabi, Abdelli take best actor awards

DUBAI, Dec 16: The 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival 2015 (DIFF) has come to a close after a spectacular eight-day event that …

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Piaf celebrated on 100th ’versary – ‘She lived her songs’

NEW YORK, Dec 16, (AP):  Edith Piaf would have turned 100 this month and never has she been more vital. The cabaret singer who once …

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‘Star Wars’ back on big screen –  ‘Force Awakens’ carpet includes Stormtroopers, droids, stars

LOS ANGELES, Dec 15, (Agencies): The next generation of “Star Wars” films kicked off with an elaborate debut for “The Force Awakens” Monday that served …

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‘Mad Max’, ‘Fargo’ lead noms – Critics’ Choice Awards to be hosted by Miller

LOS ANGELES, Dec 15, (RTRS): The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards announced nominations for the combined 2016 ceremony on Monday and Warner Bros’ “Mad Max: …

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Prince again offers streaming exclusive – Singer puts out new album on Tidal

NEW YORK, Dec 15, (AFP): Prince, the prolific and often unpredictable pop icon, has put out another album with no prior warning as he rejoices …

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‘Egypt’ renews concern about inaccurate film casting – Director, Lionsgate apologize

LOS ANGELES, Dec 15, (AP): An unusual thing happened in Hollywood on a recent weekend: Director Alex Proyas and Lionsgate apologized for ethnically inaccurate casting …

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‘Force Awakens’ plot still a mystery – Curtain rises on first ‘Star Wars’ film in a decade

LOS ANGELES, Dec 14, (Agencies): Hollywood rolls out the red carpet Monday for the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the first film in …

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Jacir’s ‘Wajib’ takes Dubai Film Connection nod – Pitt’s ‘War Machine’ wraps United Arab Emirates shoot

LOS ANGELES, Dec 14, (Agencies): Palestinian auteur Annemarie Jacir’s new project “Wajib,” a dark comedy involving father-and-son dynamics in a Palestinian family living in the …

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‘Let Them Come’ Algerian drama – ‘Mad Max’ wins best pic from Online Critics Society

LOS ANGELES, Dec 14, (RTRS): Salem Brahimi’s feature debut, “Let Them Come,” about Algeria’s “dark decade” in the 1990s when Islamist terrorism nearly destroyed the …

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Apple wins exclusive deal with Swift – ‘1989 World Tour’ on Apple Music

NEW YORK, Dec 14, (RTRS): Apple Inc won a deal with pop star Taylor Swift to exclusively release a concert video of her recent world …

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