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  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    The 33Genre: DramaCertification: 12ADuration: 127 minutesDirected by: Patricia RiggenStarring: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Jacob Vargas, Juan Pablo Raba, Oscar NuñezKRS...

  • Female ninjas take centre stage in new Austen, zombie film

    Female ninjas take centre stage in new Austen, zombie film

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies took to the blood red carpet at London’s Leicester Square for its European premiere. Actress Lily James, 26, plays heroine Elizabeth Bennet in the mash-up movie of corpses and corsets in the horror/romance spoof of...

  • Adele’s songs used for political campaigns

    British singer Adele made clear on Monday that she has not given permission for anyone to use her music for political campaigns. Adele’s spokesman issued a statement after Republican US presidential contender Donald Trump played Adele’s 2011 hit...

  • Cosby appears in court, lawyers urge case dismissal

    Cosby appears in court, lawyers urge case dismissal

    Lawyers for disgraced comedian Bill Cosby are urging a Pennsylvania judge to throw out criminal charges of sexual assault against him, arguing that the case violates a prosecutor's decade old agreement not to charge Cosby. Cosby, 78, appeared in a...

  • Actors of colour win big at SAG awards

    Actors of colour win big at SAG awards

    “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” Idris Elba joked on stage after winning twice at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where actors of colour claimed a slew of wins. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson and the cast of Spotlight – all...

  • Kung Fu Panda 3 dominates US box office

    Kung Fu Panda 3 dominates US box office

    Kung Fu Panda 3 showed plenty of power at the US box office with a solid opening weekend of $41 million at 3,955 theatres as the durable family franchise dominated moviegoing. Disney’s launch of Coast Guard rescue adventure The Finest Hours saw...

  • Decades old British comedy show "Dad's Army" gets cinema reboot

    Decades old British comedy show "Dad's Army" gets cinema reboot

    Popular British television show "Dad's Army" gets a cinema reboot this week in a new comedy hoping to garner the same laughs the sitcom did nearly 40 years after it ended. The BBC show, running from 1968 to 1977, followed the antics of an...

  • Actor Gabriel Garko hospitalised in explosion which leaves woman dead

    Actor Gabriel Garko hospitalised in explosion which leaves woman dead

    Italian actor Gabriel Garko was hospitalised this morning following an explosion at a villa in Liguria, where he was living in preparation for the Sanremo festival. The explosion, suspected to have been caused by a gas leak, took place at around...

  • Love Story stars return to Harvard 45 years after hit film

    Love Story stars return to Harvard 45 years after hit film

    Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal are returning to Harvard University more than 45 years after the release of their 1970 film Love Story. The duo, now in their 70s, will be reflecting on their careers on Monday in a conversation moderated by arts...

  • Jefferson Airplane's Signe Anderson and Paul Kantner died on same day

    Signe Anderson, a vocalist and original member of Jefferson Airplane, who left the band after its first record and was replaced by Grace Slick, has died. Anderson, 74, who survived cancer in her 30s, died on Thursday - the same day that another...

  • Georgian opera house hears sounds of music once again

    Georgian opera house hears sounds of music once again

    A 130-year-old opera house in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, reopens after an overhaul that took six years and cost $40 million. Diane Hodges reports.

  • O.J. Simpson’s case to be brought full circle on TV

    When producers began work three years ago on a new TV series about the O.J. Simpson murder trial, they took a chance on whether Americans would still care about a case that captivated the nation 20 years ago. Turns out, the timing was right. The...

  • Buffett, Schwarzenegger to reunite on show

    Buffett, Schwarzenegger to reunite on show

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has signed on as an adviser on the eighth season of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice, more than a decade after advising new host Arnold Schwarzenegger during his successful 2003 run to become California’s...

  • 'Kung Fu Panda 3' fights its way to box office win

    'Kung Fu Panda 3' fights its way to box office win

    "Kung Fu Panda 3" flexes its muscles at the North American box office, delivering $41 million on opening weekend. Vanessa Johnston reports.

  • Bill Cosby describes relationship with accuser as 'romantic'

    Bill Cosby describes relationship with accuser as 'romantic'

    Bill Cosby says his attraction to the accuser in his pending sex-assault case began the day they met at Temple University. Cosby describes their relationship as romantic. But her lawyers say he was only a mentor and trusted friend. Their...

  • Sir Terry Wogan dies aged 77 after battling cancer

    Sir Terry Wogan dies aged 77 after battling cancer

    Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77 after suffering from cancer, the BBC has announced. The veteran broadcaster, known for his velvety voice on radio and television, was one of the UK and Ireland's best known stars. A statement from his family said...

  • Actors portray Iowa caucus frenzy in musical

    Actors portray Iowa caucus frenzy in musical

    A musical in Des Moines Iowa takes a farcical look at the first-in-the-nation presidential voting process and the chaos that surrounds it. Julie Noce reports.

  • Not Nadur

    Not Nadur

    Overshadowed by the more famous sibling in Nadur and hounded by lack of official support and an array of logistical nightmares, carnival floats and parades in Gozo risk disappearing. Ricky Bugeja finds out more. In recent years Gozo has gained a...

  • All shook up

    All shook up

    I first heard The Busker play quite a few years ago, on its very first gig, in fact. Back then, the band was still a duo – Jean-Paul Borg and Dario Genovese – and it was opening for songstress Alex Alden (who, since then, has spread her talent...

  • Let the battle begin

    Let the battle begin

    It’s going to be all words ablazing at the second edition of Botta u Risposta, a freestyle rap battle that pits two of the local scene’s heavyweights against each other in the virtual ring. Il-Hooligan and Il-Lapes tell Ramona Depares what to...

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