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  • Malta turns into an assassin’s playground

    Malta turns into an assassin’s playground

    Based on the blockbuster video game series from Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed is a world-spanning tale of one man, Cal Lynch (Michael Fassbender). Lynch finds himself at the centre of an ancient battle between two powerful sects... only by harnessing...

  • New solo sound installation by Renzo Spiteri

    New solo sound installation by Renzo Spiteri

    GF: Renzo, this work is significantly different to your established portfolio. In what way? RS: This is my first solo sound installation. In the past I have worked on a collaborative video and sound installation with British artist Derek Nice, but...

  • Watch: Mariah Carey bungles through Times Square NYE performance

    Watch: Mariah Carey bungles through Times Square NYE performance

      Mariah Carey has ushered in 2017 with a botched live performance in which the pop diva stopped singing. The singer appeared to have technical difficulties during her Saturday night Times Square performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve...

  • Debbie Reynolds' death a "beautiful reunion" with daughter Carrie, says son

    Debbie Reynolds' death a "beautiful reunion" with daughter Carrie, says son

    Debbie Reynolds' dying wish was to be with her daughter, Carrie Fisher, her son, Todd Fisher, said, in a "beautiful, magical" reunion that has left the family "broken-hearted". The Hollywood stars will have a joint funeral and be buried together...

  • Sequel, remakes were some of 2016’s big hits

    Sequel, remakes were some of 2016’s big hits

    Familiarity and nostalgia proved to be winning components of box office hits in 2016, but reviving beloved old formats was not an entirely foolproof way to win over audiences. Bridget Jones’s Baby, the third outing for the famous singleton, is...

  • Adele's 25 is UK's highest-selling album for second year

    Adele's 25 is UK's highest-selling album for second year

    Adele's chart-topping album, 25, has safely outsold any other for a second year running. More than 13 months after its release, the singer's third studio album has passed the 3 million sales mark and sold more than 10 million copies in the US,...

  • George Michael autopsy 'inconclusive', more tests needed - police

    George Michael autopsy 'inconclusive', more tests needed - police

    A post-mortem examination into the death of singer George Michael has proved "inconclusive", with further tests to be carried out, police said. The 53-year-old star was found dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas...

  • Cars and love are in the air this panto season

    Cars and love are in the air this panto season

    A flying car, a scrumptious Dame and a patient professor have made it to Ta’ Qali this festive season for MADC’s panto Un-Believe It! by Alan Montanaro. The panto features Prof. Patrick Pacificus Potter (Antony Edridge), an inventor with an...

  • Adele tops lists of most unwanted Christmas CDs

    Adele tops lists of most unwanted Christmas CDs

    Adele's third studio album, 25, was Christmas's most unwanted CD in the UK, figures show. Second-hand product buyer musicmagpie.com said more than 32,000 copies of the hit album were traded in over just 48 hours. It was followed by Justin...

  • 'I want to be with Carrie' - Debbie Reynolds' last words before she died

    'I want to be with Carrie' - Debbie Reynolds' last words before she died

    Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds has died of a suspected stroke barely a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. The 84-year-old Singin' In The Rain star died on Wednesday, her son Todd Fisher announced, saying: "She's now with Carrie and...

  • Debbie Reynolds, known for 'Singin' in the Rain,' dies, day after daughter

    Debbie Reynolds, known for 'Singin' in the Rain,' dies, day after daughter

    Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, who sang and danced her way into the hearts of millions of moviegoers around the world in musicals like Singin' in the Rain, died last night at age 84, her son said. Reynolds, one of the most enduring and...

  • Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60

    Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60

    Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances, has died at age 60 following a recent cardiac episode. Se was internationally known for her role as Princess Leia. The...

  • Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60

    Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60

    Updated 8pm Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday aged 60, her daughter said through a family spokesman. "It is...

  • Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

    Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

    Watership Down author Richard Adams has died aged 96, a statement on the book's official website has said.He "passed away peacefully" at 10pm on Christmas Eve.The statement, issued on Tuesday, said: "Richard's much-loved family announce with...

  • Renzo Spiteri invites people to listen in to Valletta

    Renzo Spiteri invites people to listen in to Valletta

    Sound artist Renzo Spiteri is inviting the public to "listen in to" Valletta in a new innovative sound installation. Between the Heard captures the mood and movement of the city through sound, pushing people to reconsider their perceptions and...

  • Charts show surge in George Michael album sales

    Charts show surge in George Michael album sales

    George Michael's shock death on Christmas Day has prompted a surge in interest in his extensive back catalogue, according to latest chart data. The iTunes chart currently has best of compilation Ladies & Gentlemen as its number one album, with...

  • The quiet generosity of George Michael

    The quiet generosity of George Michael

    Behind the headlines and huge on-stage persona, George Michael was a generous man who kept quiet about his considerable charitable donations, it has emerged. The star donated royalties from some of his biggest selling singles and is said to have...

  • Watch: Assassin's Creed leads Christmas premieres of Malta-filmed productions

    Watch: Assassin's Creed leads Christmas premieres of Malta-filmed productions

    Assassin's Creed, based on the world-famous video game franchise, leads a crop of three Malta-filmed productions debuting this Christmas season.  Justin Kurzel's Assassin's Creed adaptation stars Michael Fassbender and will feature Valletta...

  • Outspoken George Michael: In his own words

    Outspoken George Michael: In his own words

    While George Michael shrank from the public eye towards the latter stages of his career, he could be famously frank about his life and loves during interviews. Here are some of his most famous quotes of the singer who died on Christmas Day, aged...

  • Of cats, love and loss

    Of cats, love and loss

    One day, when author Clare Azzopardi was at the playground with her young nephew, he turned to her and said: “If mamà dies, can I live with you?” That was the day that the author decided to write a book for children about the loss of a loved one.

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