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Is there a ‘female gaze’ in movies?

New film series raises provocative question NEW YORK, July 25, (AP): An upcoming film series at Lincoln Center asks a provocative question: Is there such a thing as a “female gaze” in movies? The perspective by which women are often seen, sexualized and objectified by men — consciously or not …

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Lovato ‘hospitalized’ for apparent drug overdose

Awake and recovering NEW YORK, July 25, (Agencies): A representative for Demi Lovato says she is awake and recovering with her family after the pop singer was reportedly hospitalized Tuesday for an overdose. “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, …

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Toronto Fest lineup includes ‘Widows’, ‘First Man’

‘The Gun’ to mark Redford’s retirement from acting LOS ANGELES, July 25, (RTRS):  “A Star is Born,” “First Man,” and “Widows” are among the awards-season hopefuls that will screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, running Sept 6-16. Other notable films scheduled for the prestigious gathering include “Beautiful Boy,” …

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Mother of Iranian wars and mother of Saddamite battles

FROM the ‘Mother of Battles’ slogan coined by Saddam Hussein in 1991 to the ‘Mother of Wars’ which Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is bragging about, there has been a rotating comic reel of history. In both cases, the target of the challenge is the United States first, the region second …

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Blood money complexities

Societies at risk The pace of collecting blood money escalated recently, and there has been controversy over such collection and its legality. Consequently, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subeeh announced that a regulation will be issued very soon on the collection of donations for the purpose of resolving …

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McCain, feisty new presence on ‘View’

‘She is smart, considered and utterly fearless’ NEW YORK, July 24, (AP): Meghan McCain’s first instinct when approached to join “The View” was to say no — until her father, Sen John McCain, convinced her to look past her trepidation to see the opportunity. In less than a year, she’s …

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‘Favourite’ to open NY film fest

Redgrave to get Lifetime Achievement Award LOS ANGELES, July 24, (Agencies): Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” a historical drama set during the reign of Queen Anne, will kick off the 56th New York Film Festival. The Fox Searchlight title will make its New York debut (careful wording that suggests the film …

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A hurricane ‘sends’ Chesney on mission

‘Songs for Saints’ NASHVILLE, Tenn, July 24, (AP): At Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field this June, Kenny Chesney flew in a large group of VIP guests to visit with him before performing for some 55,000 fans. They weren’t music industry bigwigs. They were school children and teachers from the US Virgin …

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Landmarks illuminated as Tokyo celebrates 2 yrs until Olympics

Organisers feel the heat two years out from Games TOKYO, July 24, (RTRS): Famous landmarks across Japan were illuminated simultaneously on Tuesday to mark two years to go until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo Tower and the Yoyogi Building shone in the Japanese capital, while other …

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Erdogan calls Ozil, praises exit from German team

Erdogan calls Ozil, praises exit from German team ANKARA, July 24, (AFP): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he had backed Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit the German national team on racism grounds in a telephone call with the Turkish-origin football star, wading into a controversy that caused uproar …

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