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  • Trailer gives sneak peak of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Trailer gives sneak peak of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Star Wars fans have hailed the return of rebel leader Mon Mothma in the trailer for the Star Wars anthology film Rogue One. Although the casting has not officially been announced, fans have widely speculated that the actress is Genevieve O’Reilly...

  • Walliams hails foreign acts on Britain’s Got Talent

    Walliams hails foreign acts on Britain’s Got Talent

    David Walliams has said the foreign acts who participate in Britain’s Got Talent “set the bar higher” for the ITV talent show. Speaking at the show’s London launch, the 44-year-old judge defended the non-British acts who have, to date, signed up...

  • Afghan Sesame Street adds girl power

    Afghan Sesame Street adds girl power

    Egypt has Khokha, India has Chamki and now Afghanistan is getting its first home-grown Sesame Street Muppet – a six-year-old girl called Zari. Zari, a curious and lively girl whose name means “shimmering” in the Dari and Pashto languages, made her...

  • Amber talks about love in ‘dark’ song

    Amber has released a contemporary deep and emotional ballad, which talks about love in a very melanchonic way. Messed Up Love was penned and composed by Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca, Elton Zarb and Amber herself. Muxu, the author of the song, describes it...

  • Contemporary dance, music at Malta International Arts Festival

    Contemporary dance, music at Malta International Arts Festival

    Contemporary dance and music make up the two events launched by Arts Council Malta today as part of the Malta International Arts Festival. Together with the much-awaited Grammy Award winner Arvo Pärt and the interactive installation Bandli,...

  • Photos give insight into Paul McCartney

    Photos give insight into Paul McCartney

    Previously unseen images of Sir Paul McCartney have emerged, giving an insight into his relationship with his beloved first wife and Wings band members. The photographs were discovered in the loft of renowned photographer Clive Arrowsmith. The...

  • Ice Cube on NWA reunion

    Rapper Ice Cube said he is hopeful he can reunite the original members of NWA for a performance at one of the world’s biggest music festivals. The gangsta rap pioneers disbanded in 1991 and have not performed together with Dr Dre for more than 25...

  • Shakespeare first folio discovered on Isle of Bute

    A copy of Shakespeare's First Folio - a book containing 36 of his plays published seven years after his death - has been discovered at a stately home on a Scottish Island. The book, which has languished in the library of Mount Stuart House on the...

  • Flying Scotsman on track to star in Thomas & Friends

    Flying Scotsman on track to star in Thomas & Friends

    Fans of Thomas & Friends will see engines from across the globe gather to compete at the Great Railway Show in the new animated movie Thomas & Friends: The Great Race. Representing the UK will be Flying Scotsman, an express passenger train service...

  • Potter villain Tom Felton ‘misses’ his character

    Potter villain Tom Felton ‘misses’ his character

    Harry Potter villain Tom Felton said he “misses” the character that made him famous as he joined stars from the film at a new theme park inspired by the boy wizard’s adventures. A host of Hollywood A-listers including Steven Spielberg, Billy Bob...

  • The battlefield of the mind

    The battlefield of the mind

    When a life-shattering event picks you up and crushes your soul slowly, grinding it to a fine dust between its fingers, it is inevitable that the scars will run deep and that its effects will spill out of you and slowly poison those around you...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)Genre: ComedyCertification: PGDuration: 94 minutesDirected by: Kirk JonesStarring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Gia Carides, Mark Margolis, John Stamos, Louis MandylorKRS...

  • Jungle Book highlights its female characters

    Jungle Book highlights its female characters

    The director of The Jungle Book said it would have been “odd” not to feature prominent female characters in the film like the classic Disney animation. Jon Favreau joined Oscar winners Sir Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o on a jungle-themed red...

  • Star Wars voice actor dies, age 93

    Erik Bauersfeld, who turned “It’s a trap!” into one of the most beloved lines of the Star Wars series, has died aged 93. The performer, who voiced Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi, died on Sunday at his home in Berkeley,...

  • Porsche not at fault in crash that killed Paul Walker, judge rules

    Porsche is not responsible for the car that crashed and killed The Fast and The Furious actor Paul Walker, a judge in Los Angeles has ruled. Walker was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by his friend Roger Rodas when it crashed and burst...

  • Campus festival promotes more reading, better books

    Campus festival promotes more reading, better books

    Lorella Fava takes a look at the activities being held during the third edition of Il-Festival tal-Ktieb fuq il-Kampus that aims to be ‘bigger and better’ than in previous years in a bid to encourage more students to read. Il-Festival tal-Ktieb...

  • Exhibitionism: a ‘colossal reflection’ of Rolling Stones

    Exhibitionism: a ‘colossal reflection’ of Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones wanted Exhibitionism, their first-ever major exhibition, to be a “colossal” reflection of 54 years in the music business. Described as “the most comprehensive insight” into the group, and opening at Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery...

  • Taylor Swift, U2, Adele win big at LA awards ceremony

    Taylor Swift, U2, Adele win big at LA awards ceremony

    For the second year in a row, the iHeartRadio Awards became the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. Not only did Swift claim three prizes at the ceremony, including album of the year, but her boyfriend took home a trophy too. Swift won the first and last...

  • Chris Stapleton top winner at Country Music Awards

    Chris Stapleton, in his breakthrough year, took home more hardware at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, winning male vocalist of the year, album of the year with Traveller and song of the year with Nobody to Blame. Before success on...

  • Judi Dench makes history

    Judi Dench makes history

    Eleanor Bley Griffiths and Kerri-Ann Roper Dame Judi Dench has made history at the Olivier Awards as she has now won more Oliviers for acting than any other performer. The veteran actress was named best actress in a supporting role for The...