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Tuesday , December 11 2018


‘Presenter Amal Al-Awadhi suspended after warnings’

KUWAIT CITY, June 11: The suspension on TV presenter Amal Al-Awadhi was issued after she was given repeated warnings during the month of Ramadan to follow instructions, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting informed sources from Kuwait TV (KTV) channel. They explained that the real reason behind her suspension was that she …

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Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway

‘Band’s’ dances away with 10 gongs NEW YORK, June 11, (AP): The American, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit” outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme …

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Saudi Arabia’s first Arabic release is Islamic epic ‘Message’

Jane Fonda to receive the 2018 Lumiere Prize LOS ANGELES, June 11, (RTRS): After Saudi Arabia recently broke its 35-year ban on cinema with Hollywood titles such as “Black Panther,” “Isle of Dogs” and “A Quiet Place,” the kingdom is now set for its first release of an Arabic film, …

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‘Tolerance & inclusion’ theme at Tony Awards

Show resonates NEW YORK, June 11, (Agencies): A small-scale, intimate musical about hard-won cultural understanding was an altogether apt Tony winner on a night where tolerance and inclusion were constant themes. “The Band’s Visit,” about an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in a remote Israeli desert town, forcing both …

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Hype is justified for ‘Hereditary’

Horror movie scares up frightfully good reviews In Ari Aster’s intensely nightmarish feature-film debut “Hereditary,” when Annie (Toni Collette), an artist and mother of two teenagers, sneaks out to a grief-support group following the death of her mother, she lies to her husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne) that she’s “going to …

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‘Star Wars’ fandom shows dark side

Abusive messages spark a backlash NEW YORK, June 10, (AP): The dark side of “Star Wars” fandom recently reared its head when Kelly Marie Tran, the actress who plays Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” was run off Instagram by misogynistic and racist messages from fans who didn’t …

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‘Family’ deliver real heart

Another Kanye … this time, darker Family and Friends, “Felix Culpa” (Family and Friends) The first full-length album by the indie folk-rock collective Family and Friends rings a few familiar bells. There’s a jam-band vibe that echoes the work of Lord Huron and Local Natives, rollicking along with a strong …

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‘Ocean’s 8’ steals H’wood spotlight

‘Movie is a comedy … stylish and spirited’ NEW YORK, June 9, (RTRS): For some, the female heist caper “Ocean’s 8” is a strike at the heart of maledominated Hollywood. For others, it’s pure summer escapism, and for a (mostly male) minority it’s the worst idea ever. The “Ocean’s 8” …

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‘Exceptional talent, gifted writer’

Celebrity chef Bourdain dead at 61 PARIS, June 9, (Agencies): Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and citizen of the world who inspired millions to share his delight in food and the bonds it created, was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series …

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Rogers docu beautiful day in ‘neighborhood’

Marley biopic planned So accustomed are we to the downfall and disgrace of men that a marvelous sense of its absence propels the rich and glowing documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Fifty years after he made his public television debut, Fred Rogers remains aloft: a pure and gentle soul …

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