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Entertainment

‘Shape’ leads Golden Globe noms – ‘The Post’, ‘Three Billboards’ bag 6 nods each

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11, (RTRS): Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” were …

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‘Own Country’ wins big at BIFAs – ‘Lady Macbeth’ another multiple prize-winner

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11, (RTRS): “… Own Country” was the big winner at the British Indepdendent Film Awards (BIFAs) on Sunday, winning best British independent …

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Saudi to OK cinemas after decades of ban – ‘Syrians’ wins DFC prize

RIYADH, Dec 11, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown …

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‘Last Jedi’ earns early praise – Star Wars film premieres with tribute to late Fisher

LOS ANGELES, Dec 10, (Agencies): An elaborate premiere featuring a massive assault vehicle and a procession of Stormtroopers and droids preceded the first showing of …

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Stars sleep rough to help homeless – Inequality in UK

EDINBURGH, Dec 10, (Agencies): Celebrities joined, and entertained, thousands of fundraisers for the homeless sleeping rough in a Scottish park in frigid conditions overnight Saturday, …

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Minority languages on the ‘rise’ in Singapore – Teng bong!

SINGAPORE, Dec 10, (AFP): Kevin Martens Wong reels off sentences in Kristang, which is among several minority languages in Singapore enjoying a new lease of …

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Lebanese singer dazzles Riyadh in first women-only concert

Applause and shrieks of joy erupted as Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji dazzled Riyadh in its first female-only music concert, as Saudi Arabia seeks to ease …

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Tran steps into Star Wars stardom – Boyega talks ‘Last Jedi’ personal parallels with Finn

LOS ANGELES, Dec 9, (AP): Kelly Marie Tran still can’t quite believe she’s in a Star Wars movie. The 28-year-old was about to give up …

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Saudi finds funny bone in comedy – ‘It’s a relief to laugh about our own problems’

RIYADH, Dec 9, (AFP): Saudis took the stage one by one to poke fun at the world — and themselves — introducing a hissing, cackling …

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Arab female director Sarra Abidi brings ‘immigration tale’ of people left behind

LOS ANGELES, Dec 6, (RTRS): World premiering in Dubai, Sarra Abidi’s shattering debut feature “Benzine” tells the story of a Tunisian couple agonized by loss. …

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