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Entertainment

Lady Gaga lights up Super Bowl – Singer takes safe route with hits & spectacle

HOUSTON, Feb 6, (Agencies): Lady Gaga dazzled the Super Bowl on Sunday with a high-tech, tightly choreographed halftime show celebrating American diversity and unity as she chose the power of showbiz over direct provocation. Performing at American football’s title match — generally the most watched US television event of the …

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‘Fury’ tops Goya awards – Santa Barbara Fest salutes eight actors

LOS ANGELES, Feb 5, (RTRS): Conversations about an actor’s life were mixed with observations about Muslims and the Supreme Court as the Santa Barbara International Film Festival saluted eight actors for their breakthrough work in 2016 films. The first recipient of the fest’s Virtuoso Awards on Saturday was Mahershala Ali …

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Chazelle wins top honor at DGA – ‘La La Land’ continues dance to Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Feb 5, (Agencies): “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle waltzed off with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Saturday. It’s the latest stop on the ebullient musical’s journey to the Oscars, but it wasn’t all song and dance at the annual awards ceremony …

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Sabbath end last-ever tour – Band say last rites on touring in homecoming

LONDON, Feb 5, (Agencies): Black Sabbath, the pioneers of heavy metal, ended their last-ever tour with a final concert in Birmingham, their home town where it all began nearly 50 years ago. The godfathers of the genre bowed out on Saturday with a farewell show at the 16,000-capacity National Exhibition …

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New wave of country women – Simpson, Chance to Rapper to perform at Grammys

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Feb 4, (AP): Female artists may often be overlooked on country radio, but the one place where they feel the love is at the Grammy Awards. This year, two newcomers, Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris, are leading a wave of country women dominating the Grammys this year. Morris …

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Kuwait bans Egyptian film

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Chairman and CEO of the International Film Distribution Co Hisham Al- Ghanim said the Egyptian film titled ‘Maulana’ has been banned in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) citing censorship reasons, reports Annahar daily. Speaking to the daily, Al- Ghanim pointed out the film is …

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Kazakh ballet makes its mark – ‘Artistic level here is very strong’

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Feb 1, (AFP): In the snowy foreground of a brand new steel and glass building in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana, a dancer in national dress stands frozen in a dramatic flourish, her body arching towards the sky. The cast-iron abstract sculpture stands at the entrance of the second major …

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Joshua taking on might of China – Docu details HK teen’s fight with superpower

LOS ANGELES, Feb 1, (AFP): A scrawny millennial with gaunt features and a studious frown, Joshua Wong looks like he’d struggle to take on a large steak, let alone the might of Communist China. Yet the bespectacled activist is the unlikely hero to a generation in Hong Kong, where he …

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‘Comedian’ a love letter to New York comics – Affleck not directing Batman

While there are a few good laughs to be had in “The Comedian” — and great cameos by myriad comics — Taylor Hackford’s film isn’t exactly a comedy. It’s a portrait of an aging entertainer, unfortunately hampered by the tired trope of a May-December romance and the implication that men …

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Madrid celebrates trash films – So bad, they’re good

MADRID, Jan 31, (AFP): You’d think the prospect of bad acting, a terrible script and rock-bottom directing would put movie buffs off. But if Madrid’s CutreCon trash film festival is anything to go by — you’d be wrong. Lured by such films as the musical “Nudist Colony of the Dead” …

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