Rap mogul Russell Simmons hit with another rape suit

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Hip-hop magnate Russell Simmons was slapped Friday with a $10-million rape lawsuit filed by a woman in Los Angeles, the latest in a string of accusations against him ranging from harassment to rape.The unidentified woman said in the complaint filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court that the mogul raped her in a hotel after the two met at concert and then went to a club.At least nine women have now come forward with misconduct allegations against the 60-year-old Simmons.In January, ...

Hollywood heartthrob Chris Evans may not return as Captain America

Friday, 23 March 2018

The actor who plays Captain America may be ready to hang up his shield.Chris Evans tells The New York Times he has no plans to return to the Marvel movie franchise after reshoots of the fourth “Avengers” movie later this year. Evans says “you want to get off the train before they push you off.”The movie has yet to be titled and is expected to be released in 2019. Evans has played the role since “Captain America: The First Avenger” in 2011.The actor is making ...

How Peter Rabbit allowed James Corden to reconnect with the home he left behind

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

I’m sitting in a hotel room in London and James Corden is holding my foot. “That is a good Jordan.” He looks at me, ready for me to banter back, but, as no one has ever grabbed my foot in an interview before, I’m a bit too shocked to come up with anything. “Yeah,” I say. “You’re aware of it. I want you to know that I know you’ve pulled some kind of incredible baller move with these flights and it’s made me feel inadequate.” &ldquo ...

Saudi Arabia Culture Authority to launch first film council

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The Saudi General Authority for Culture (GAC) announced on Tuesday the creation of Saudi Film Council. Ahmed al-Mazeed, CEO of the authority, said that the launching of the council is a first step in supporting the film and creative content sector in Saudi Arabia as one of the five main sectors supported by GAC. He said that the move will be instrumental in accelerating the economic growth and development in general and promoting the Kingdom’s history and culture in particular in line with ...

Cirque du Soleil Artist dies after falling during performance

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

It was supposed to be a regular day at work for Yann Arnaud, but the performer fell during an acrobatic performance in Tampa Florida last Saturday. The entertaining Cirque du Soleil show came to a tragic ending after Arnaud fell and later passed away at the hospital, according to a statement released to the American media on Monday. In their official statement, Cirque du Soleil expressed their grief and mourned the loss of Arnaud saying: “We, as a family are all shocked and shaken by this ...

Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon announces run for New York governor

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Cynthia Nixon, the US actress who shot to international stardom as tough-talking lawyer Miranda on “Sex and the City,” announced Monday that she is running to become the governor of New York state. The 51-year-old actress announced her candidacy with a two-minute campaign video posted on her Twitter account that showed her at home with her wife and children, riding the subway, dropping her young child off at school and speaking at political events. Nixon is throwing her hat into the ...

‘I Am Not A Robot’: Global Art Forum in Dubai to explore automation and AI

Monday, 19 March 2018

One of the highlights of Art Dubai, apart from its artistic offerings is the transdisciplinary summit - Global Art Forum - that is a key part of Dubai’s annual art calendar. The Forum held since 2007 combines original thinking and contemporary themes in an intimate, live environment. It has brought together over 400 global minds from pop culture to renowned academia: artists, curators, museum directors, filmmakers, novelists, historians, philosophers, technologists, entrepreneurs, ...

Charlize Theron speaks at Dubai forum, says #MeToo movement is ‘undeniable’

Sunday, 18 March 2018

United Nations messenger of Peace and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron spoke at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai on Saturday, and answered several questions on equality for women at the workplace and the #MeToo movement.According to Gulf News, the 42-year-old said that she was amazed at the number of women who spoke out about their experiences with inequality and sexual harassment, and that that alone is powerful enough to spark change.“I think that it’s undeniable ...

Oscars chief being investigated for sexual harassment

Saturday, 17 March 2018

John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body which hands out the Oscars, is being investigated for sexual harassment, Variety reported on Friday.The trade publication said the Academy immediately opened an investigation after receiving three harassment claims against Bailey on Wednesday.Bailey, 75, a cinematographer whose credits include “Groundhog Day” and “The Big Chill,” was elected to a four-year term as head of the Academy in ...

New film reveals Miss Piggy’s backstory, more Muppet secrets

Friday, 16 March 2018

Only Miss Piggy’s creator knows the depths of her tragic origin story. Frank Oz, who gave life to the character in the early 1970s, says Piggy left her hometown farm for life in the big city after her dad died in a tractor accident and she had a falling out with her mother. Piggy went to charm school once she got to the Big Apple, Oz says, "but she had to pay for it, so she did some things she wasn’t proud of." (A bacon commercial, he adds.) Gonzo’s daring nature was ...

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