Tuesday , October 23 2018


Carter feted with ‘Hollywood star’

LOS ANGELES, April 4, (AFP): Actress Lynda Carter, who played superhero Wonder Woman in the 1970s, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. “It will be here forever, and maybe it needs to say Wonder Woman, or maybe not, we’ll see. Hopefully this character …

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Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to five years in prison for poaching rare deer

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood star Salman Khan was convicted Thursday of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago and sentenced to five years in prison. The busy actor contends he did not shoot the two blackbuck deer in the western India preserve in 1998 and was …

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‘Quiet Place’ intoxicatingly creepy – ‘Chappaquiddick’ looks into American tragedy

Let’s start with a popcorn warning. If you’re bringing your usual tub of multiplex popcorn into “A Quiet Place,” just be aware that you’ll be hearing every single crunch. That’s because much of John Krasinski’s ingeniously creepy new film, in which he stars alongside his real-life better half, Emily Blunt, …

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‘Letters’ shows Iraq thru eyes of UK British explorer who shaped it

BAGHDAD, April 3, (RTRS): “Letters from Baghdad,” a documentary on Gertrude Bell, the British writer, explorer, spy and political officer who helped shape modern Iraq, had its first screening in the country on Monday, drawing loud applause from an audience of academics, diplomats, journalists and others. The documentary shows hitherto …

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Deadmau5 ‘releases’ new orchestral album – Ronson to be honored

LOS ANGELES, April 3, (RTRS): This past Friday, electronic music superstar Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) released an exclusive orchestral rendition of his work. “Where’s The Drop,” featuring Deadmau5 tracks like “Imaginary Friends,” “Ira,” “Superbia” and more, composed and arranged by Greg Reveret, is the fulfillment of a years-long dream …

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Kim deeply moved by K-pop stars ‘concert’ – Swift gives surprise act

SEOUL, April 2, (Agencies): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled, clapped and said he was “deeply moved” by a rare performance by South Korean K-pop stars in Pyongyang, state media reported Monday. The high profile appearance of Kim and his wife, former singer Ri Sol Ju, at the concert …

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‘Blockers’, ‘Place’ bet SXSW buzz equals big box office – Wright directing ‘Woman in Window’

LOS ANGELES, April 2, (RTRS): “Blockers” and “A Quiet Place” are both hoping to leverage film festival raves into box office success when they open in theaters this month. On paper, the two films couldn’t be more different. “Blockers,” is a comedy. Think of it as a feminist spin on …

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‘NYPD Blue’ creator Bochco dies – ‘He changed television forever’

LOS ANGELES, April 2, (RTRS): Steven Bochco, a producer whose boundary-pushing series such as “Hill Street Blues” and “NYPD Blue” helped define the modern TV drama, has died. He was 74. Bochco had been battling a rare form of leukemia for several years. He had a transplant in late 2014 …

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Rare Kabul exhibition brings taste of Mughal art back home

KABUL, April 1, (RTRS): An exhibition that reproduces the precious treasures of Mughal art in their original setting in Kabul’s Babur Garden opened this weekend, bringing a rare moment of cultural relief to a city pounded by war for decades. “King Babur’s Kabul: Cradle of the Mughal Empire” displays a …

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‘Elizabeth’ a sci-fi melodrama – Nurture vs nature in ‘Birthmarked’

During its first 10 minutes, “Elizabeth Harvest” is so tediously mannered, and lead player Abbey Lee’s performance is so listlessly affected, that an urge to bail is well-nigh irresistible. But then writer-director Sebastian Gutierrez pulls the rug and the floorboards right out from under you, and his impudently oddball gothic …

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