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  • Bieber posts video apology, Parsons headed to Broadway

    Bieber posts video apology, Parsons headed to Broadway

    Justin Bieber posted a video on his Facebook page, apologizing for his recent behaviour. The singer made the video after he taped an appearance on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," saying he was nervous on the show because he was worried about what...

  • Taylor Swift says Twitter, Instagram accounts hacked

    Pop star Taylor Swift said her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked, but the rogue posts were quickly removed from the social media services. The 25-year-old Shake It Off singer, whose album 1989 has been atop the charts for the past three...

  • Casting hint for new Ghostbusters

    Casting hint for new Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters fans will be able to call Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig if the director of the third film in the series is to be believed. Paul Feig, who worked with the pair in the hit film Bridesmaids, has already announced he is making the...

  • Actor shrugs off Bafta snub

    Actor shrugs off Bafta snub

    David Oyelowo shrugged off his snub by Bafta at the premiere of his new film Selma. The 38-year-old British actor plays Martin Luther King Jr in the film which charts the American Civil Rights leader’s three-month campaign in Selma, Alabama in...

  • Director DuVernay to make film about Hurricane Katrina

    Director DuVernay to make film about Hurricane Katrina

    Ava DuVernay will write, produce and direct a feature film set in the time of Hurricane Katrina, the company backing the film said. David Oyelowo, who plays King in Selma, is in talks to co-produce and star in the film, described by Participant...

  • Open day at civil protection department

    The Civil Protection Department is having an open day at Ħal Far Fire Station on on Saturday as part of the civil service week. Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with static exhibitions of vehicles and equipment used in...

  • Bill Murray is the man

    Bill Murray is the man

    St Vincent (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 102 minutesDirected by: Theodore MelfiStarring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Jaeden Liebherr, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Kimberly Quinn, Donna Mitchell, Terrence Howard, Dario Barosso, Ray Iannicelli,...

  • The darkness inside

    The darkness inside

    The Drop (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 126 minutesDirected by: Michaël R. RoskamStarring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Aronov, Morgan Spector, Michael EsperKRS Releasing...

  • Gambling one’s life away

    Gambling one’s life away

    The Gambler (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 111 minutesDirected by: Rupert WyattStarring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, Jessica Lange, Anthony Kelley, Alvin IngKRS Releasing Ltd Directed by Rupert Wyatt, fresh off his...

  • Flooded with excellence

    Flooded with excellence

    ConcertIl Diluvio UniversaleLa Cappella Mediterranea/Namur Chamber ChoirDir. Leonardo García AlarcónSt Publius church, Floriana For the first time ever during the Valletta International Baroque Festival, a venue outside Valletta’s walls was...

  • The magnificence of Gerolamo Abos

    The magnificence of Gerolamo Abos

    ConcertMagnificat and other worksDie Kölner AkademieDir. Michael Alexander WillensSt Paul’s Anglican pro-Cathedral The goodies kept coming along as the festival proceeded into its second week. The tercentenary of the birth of Gerolamo Abos saw...

  • The sort of play that ‘screams’

    The sort of play that ‘screams’

    Prolifically produced worldwide since its 1979 premiere, Peter Colley’s comically-dark thriller, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, was chosen by MADC to kick off its Playhouse productions. Written with a spine-chilling mixture of suspense and shocks...

  • Actors endorse Birdman

    Actors endorse Birdman

    Birdman, a satirical film about acting in the unforgiving world of show business, won top honours from Hollywood’s actors on Sunday in an important show of support for its march towards the best picture Oscar. The actors from Birdman won the best...

  • James Franco finds his most despicable character yet

    James Franco finds his most despicable character yet

    Killing an exaggerated version of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Sony’s controversial comedy The Interview was not a problem for actor James Franco but he found challenges in playing real-life murderer Christian Longo for thriller True...

  • Miss Colombia is crowned Miss Universe for 2015

    Miss Colombia is crowned Miss Universe for 2015

    A 22-year-old business student and model from Barranquilla, Colombia, was named Miss Universe at the annual beauty pageant, beating out 87 other contestants from around the globe. Paulina Vega, the granddaughter of tenor Gaston Vega, studies...

  • Indie film pool ready for Amazon plunge

    Indie film pool ready for Amazon plunge

    When Amazon Inc. announced its move into the movie business last week, the internet retailer sent a ripple through Hollywood’s pool of independent film. It’s a pool where the major studios do not swim much anymore and where projects get stuck for...

  • Cooper’s Elephant Man bound for London stage

    Cooper’s Elephant Man bound for London stage

    Oscar-nominated Hollywood star Bradley Cooper is to appear in London’s West End with a transfer of his Broadway hit The Elephant Man. The US heartthrob, 40, will tread the boards in Britain from May in the production about the life of Joseph...

  • Iconic images of history

    Iconic images of history

    Stephen Somerstein was a 24-year-old college student when he photographed Martin Luther King Jr and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama march that changed the course of civil rights in the US. Fifty years later, as the deaths of unarmed black...

  • A piano for the space age

    A piano for the space age

    In the 19th century, piano makers competed to make special instruments for Hungarian virtuoso Franz Liszt, the world’s first piano superstar. Now Hungary is returning the favour with a space-age piano named for its creator, pianist Gergely...

  • ‘Fear lives inside me’

    ‘Fear lives inside me’

    Writer Anton Grasso, whom many consider the forefather of horror on a local level, recently announced his intention to retire after a career spanning four decades. Ramona Depares finds out that the author is not as scary as his books. What does...

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