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Frozen 2 debuts with November record

26 November 2019

LOS ANGELES – Disney’s Frozen 2 iced out the box office competition in North America, where family audiences powered the animated adventure to a dazzling $130 million debut. Read More

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Smollett sues Chicago

21 November 2019

Jussie Smollett has filed a lawsuit accusing Chicago of maliciously prosecuting him after concluding the actor’s claim that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic beating on a city street was a hoax. Read More

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Joker grossing big at box offices

17 November 2019

Comic book movie Joker is poised to surpass $1 billion in global ticket sales on Friday, becoming the first R-rated Hollywood movie ever to overcome the milestone. Read More

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De Niro to get Lifetime Award from SAG

14 November 2019

Robert De Niro, a two-time Oscar winner and considered one of the finest actors of his generation, is being recognized by his peers with an annual lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Read More

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Gervais hosting Golden Globes for the last time

13 November 2019

After vowing not to front another Golden Globe Awards ceremony and once being told he would never be asked back, caustic British comedian Ricky Gervais will return to host the annual showbiz spectacular for a record fifth time in January. Read More

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New song from George Michael nearly three years after his death

07 November 2019

LONDON – A new track recorded by George Michael in his last studio sessions before his 2016 death was released on Wednesday, in which the late British pop idol sings about social ills. Read More

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Movie tells different story about Harriet Tubman

03 November 2019

NEW YORK – When director Kasi Lemmons started work on the first major movie about Harriet Tubman, the 19th Century slave turned hero of the Underground Railway, she decided to focus less on the brutality of slavery and more on human stories. Read More

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Cuba Gooding Jr pleads not guilty to new charges

02 November 2019

NEW YORK – Actor Cuba Gooding Jr pleaded not guilty on Thursday to new charges of sexual misconduct involving a third woman, less than a month after pleading not guilty to accusations of groping one woman’s breasts and pinching another’s buttocks. Read More

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HBO abandons Game of Thrones prequel

30 October 2019

LOS ANGELES – The Game of Thrones prequel television series starring Naomi Watts has been ditched by cable channel HBO, Hollywood media reported on Tuesday. Read More

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Over $330 000 up for grabs at NIFCA

29 October 2019

OVER $330 000 will be available to Barbados creatives in this year’s National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA). Read More

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Frenetic platform for poetry

25 October 2019

From creating a cultural space that allows their contemporaries to be socially conscious to creating history, Frenetic Arts is on a mission to take Barbadian spoken word to the international stage. Read More

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Asterisk gets female heroine in new update

25 October 2019

PARIS – Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns this week for his 38th comic book adventure Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter featuring for the first time in its 60-year history a female heroine. Read More

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Entertainment minister demands withdrawal of Jamaica branded items for sale online

21 October 2019

KINGSTON – Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange, has demanded the withdrawal of items of clothing and other products with the country’s national symbols, that are being sold online. Read More

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22-year-old carving a name for himself in Rome

20 October 2019

ROME – Andrea Gandini, a 22-year-old Roman sculptor, is making a growing name for himself by turning the Eternal City’s dead tree stumps into much-admired pieces of art. Read More

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. among nominees for Rock Hall of Fame

16 October 2019

LOS ANGELES – Late pop superstar Whitney Houston, rock group Dave Matthews Band and murdered hip-hop artist The Notorious B.I.G. landed among first-time nominees announced on Tuesday for possible induction in 2020 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Read More

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R. Kelly trial on May 18

09 October 2019

NEW YORK – Singer R. Kelly will face a May 18 trial on charges that he recruited underage girls and women to have sex with him, isolating them and controlling what they ate and when they went to the bathroom, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday. Read More

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Artistes cautioned about promoters

08 October 2019

Barbadian entertainers have been put on notice about international promoters who may be looking to book their talents for a steal. Read More

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Joker smashes box office record

08 October 2019

LOS ANGELES – Warner Bros’ Joker laughed its way to a new record at the domestic box office. Read More

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INXS frontman remembered in new documentary

07 October 2019

LONDON – A new documentary seeks to move away from “rumours and tabloid headlines” to paint an intimate portrait of late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, charting his rise to global stardom and personal troubles. Read More

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Spider-Man movie in 2021

01 October 2019

LOS ANGELES – Spider-Man, the popular web-slinging superhero currently played by actor Tom Holland, will headline a new movie in 2021 and appear in a future Marvel Studios film under a deal announced Friday by Sony Corp and Walt Disney Co. Read More

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Tom Hanks at Golden Globes

27 September 2019

LOS ANGELES – Tom Hanks, one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors, is to add another honour to his name with a lifetime achievement award from the organisers of the Golden Globe awards. Read More

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