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Ed Sheeran ‘bruised and broken’ after accident, tour uncertain

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Singer Ed Sheeran said he was “a bit bruised and broken” on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour.Sheeran, 26, sported a full cast on one arm and a sling on the other arm as he walked down the red carpet at London’s Q Awards for music.“I am a bit bruised and broken but I am fine,” the singer told Reuters. “It was a bike accident and I ...

WWE 2K18’s Sting reveals ‘dream match’ conversation with Undertaker

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

There’s a reason the man they call Sting has been known for decades in the world of professional wrestling as ‘the Icon’. For most of his career, he was one of the biggest stars to rise outside of the WWE. He became emblematic of the company’s greatest rival WCW, from its humble beginnings as a regional promotion to its eclipse of WWE’s popularity when the two companies battled for supremacy in the mid-to-late 1990s. In a company that brought us names such as ...

Weinstein scandal signals end for ‘dinosaur’ men, Zeta-Jones says

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Harvey Weinstein’s fall should be the end of “dinosaur” men preying on women, Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones said Tuesday as she premiered a film about a woman who had a brutally efficient way of dealing with chauvinism. The Oscar-winning actress said she hoped Weinstein’s disgrace would be the “tipping point, or at last a turning point” in the treatment of women not just in Hollywood but in “any industry, corporation, school or college.” ...

France to strip Weinstein of legion d’Honneur: Macron

Monday, 16 October 2017

France will strip disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of the prestigious Legion d’Honneur, President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday.“I have taken steps to revoke the Legion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour)” from Weinstein -- accused by several women of sexual harassment, groping and rape -- Macron said in a televised interview.Weinstein was made a knight of the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest award, in 2012 in recognition of the efforts by Miramax, ...

‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’ at box office

Monday, 16 October 2017

The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well.This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade Runner 2049” out of the water.Studio estimates Sunday show “Happy Death Day” took in $26.5 million from 3,149 North American theaters. With a $5 million production price tag, “Happy Death ...

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Monday, 16 October 2017

The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.Co-Chairman Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s brother and the other co-founder, on Friday had denied the firm was seeking to sell or shut down after firing Harvey Weinstein, accused of sexually harassing or assaulting women over the past three decades.Colony ...

Saudi actress stars alongside John Krasinski in upcoming Amazon CIA series

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Saudi actress, Dina Shihabi, is set to feature in upcoming Amazon CIA drama, Jack Ryan, starring alongside American Hollywood star, John Krasinski. The drama series follows the story of an up-and-coming CIA analyst, played by Krasinski, who uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication. The eight-episode season is based on the series of books written by spy novelist Tom Clancy. Shihabi plays the role of Hani, wife of a charismatic Islamic activist, yet an independent Muslim who is willing to go ...

Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine’s concert

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Saudi Arabia's entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story. The General Entertainment Authority said in a statement Sunday that the concert, which had been planned for the end of October to raise money for children with cancer, was cancelled because the event's organizer failed to apply for a license to hold such an event. The kingdom has loosened the reins on fun after a two-decade-long ...

Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars academy: Statement

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled Harvey Weinstein, it said on Saturday, amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul. An emergency meeting of its board “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority,” it said in a statement. “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ...

Action movies should channel ‘deep emotions’ says John Woo

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Action movies should reflect “deep emotions”, acclaimed Hong Kong thriller director John Woo said Saturday, calling on young filmmakers to breathe life into the genre by exploring the human condition.Woo, whose Hollywood films include “Face/Off” and “Mission: Impossible II” but who made his name with gritty Hong Kong thrillers like “Hard-Boiled”, said he was now hoping to inspire “new voices” in the industry.“Action allows you to ...

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