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  • Amy Schumer can’t doll up for Barbie

    Amy Schumer can’t  doll up for Barbie

    Amy Schumer has said she was “bummed” she would no longer star in a live-action Barbie film. The US comedienne was expected to play the lead role in the big screen adaptation of the famous toy, which is due to start filming this summer. But in a...

  • Emma Thompson asked out by Trump

    Emma Thompson asked out by Trump

    Emma Thompson has said she once turned down an offer from Donald Trump to stay in Trump Tower and have dinner with him. The Saving Mr Banks actress was a guest on Swedish news outlet SVT when she revealed that Trump had asked her on a date years...

  • Ziggy Stardust album to be performed again on tour

    Ziggy Stardust album to be performed again on tour

    The last surviving member of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust backing band has revealed he sometimes expects to see the late music superstar alongside him on stage. Drummer Mick “Woody” Woodmansey performed on some of the key albums of Bowie’s early...

  • Joseph Calleja entertains guests at annual Friends of Music concert

    Joseph Calleja entertains guests at annual Friends of Music concert

    Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja and pianist Vincent Scalera wowed concert-goers at the annual Friends of Music concert at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France last week. The March 14 event was hosted by MEP Therese Comodini Cachia and was...

  • Our wine’s niceties and its scarcities

    Our wine’s niceties and its scarcities

    Once a winemaker found himself in the awkward position of being reproved while dining out by the chef- patron because his winery had run out of stock of one of the bestselling wines on the restaurant’s carefully curated list. To this, the...

  • Manners maketh the man, wit the woman

    Manners maketh the man, wit the woman

    TheatreShe Stoops to ConquerSalesian Theatre Good comedy is hard to find; and good comedy which endures the test of time is even rarer. Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer, first performed in 1773, has prevailed as a lastingly funny and...

  • Mariah Carey hit single to turn into festive film

    Mariah Carey hit single  to turn into festive film

    Mariah Carey’s festive classic All I Want For Christmas Is You is being transformed into a seasonal film starring the singer. The 1994 single is one of the bestselling Christmas tunes of all time, with sales of more than 14 million, and in 2015...

  • Idina Menzel happy to Let It Go for world tour

    Idina Menzel  happy to  Let It Go  for world tour

    Broadway star Idina Menzel says she has not yet grown tired of singing her big hit Let It Go, even as she embarks on a 50-city world tour. Menzel, the star of musicals Wicked and Rent, said she gets to see new nuances in the Oscar-winning theme...

  • I Am Not Madame Bovary tops Asian Film Awards

    Chinese film I Am Not Madame Bovary took home three awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, winning best film, best cinematographer and best actress. Winner Fan Bingbing, who plays a woman accused of adultery, said it was her favourite...

  • Chuck Berry's final album will be first since 1979

    Chuck Berry's final album will be first since 1979

    Chuck Berry's final album will feature his first new recordings in nearly 40 years and collaborations with his children and grandson. The veteran musician, who died on Saturday at the age of 90, penned eight of the 10 new recordings on Chuck, his...

  • The foibles of the Maltese

    The foibles of the Maltese

    TheatreIl-Mitt Fehma tal-Kavallier John Giordimaina O.S.C.I.Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University From the wickedly funny mind of much-loved author Trevor Zahra, yet another play has found its way to the Maltese stage in the guise of Il-Mitt Fehma...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Chips (2017)Genre: ActionCertification: 15Duration: 100 minutesDirected by: Dax ShepardStarring: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody, Ryan Hansen, Kristen Bell, Vincent D’OnofrioKRS Releasing Ltd The 1977-1983 TV series CHiPs...

  • Damien Hirst painting of George Michael to be auctioned for charity

    Damien Hirst painting of George Michael to be auctioned for charity

    Artist Damien Hirst - famous for his pickled sharks and diamond-encrusted skull - has painted an image of late singer George Michael. Hirst, 51, has depicted the Wham! star in household gloss to help raise cash for HIV and Aids prevention and...

  • I don't wanna be your lover! - Former Spice Girl Mel B to divorce

    I don't wanna be your lover! - Former Spice Girl Mel B to divorce

    Former Spice Girl Mel B has filed for divorce from her husband Stephen Belafonte after nearly 10 years of marriage. The 41-year-old singer, whose full name is Melanie Brown, cited "irreconcilable differences" in court documents. The couple married...

  • Reunited pop group Steps wants to add ‘colour’ to world of gloomy politics

    Reunited pop group Steps wants to add ‘colour’ to world of gloomy politics

    Comeback pop group Steps have said they hope their return would add “colour” to a world left grey by recent political events. The five-piece group will mark 20 years since their start with an album and tour later this year, and called the...

  • Beauty and the Beast smashes film records

    Beauty and the Beast  smashes film records

    Beauty and the Beast, the studio’s latest live action update of a cartoon classic, waltzed its way to a towering $170 million debut at the US box office this weekend and another $180 million in worldwide, solidifying Disney’s status as the...

  • Sesame Street’s new muppet Julia aims to reduce autism stigma

    Sesame Street’s new muppet Julia aims to reduce autism stigma

    Children’s show Sesame Street is to introduce a new character with autism. Julia, a young Muppet with red hair and bright green eyes, will aim to “reduce the stigma” attached to the condition, programme bosses said. The character already exists in...

  • Depeche Mode back with new ‘bleak’ album

    Depeche Mode are back, releasing their 14th studio album which the British synth-pop musicians describe as “bleak”. The Syrian conflict and rise of nationalism in Europe are cited by the band as inspiration for their songs on Spirit. “I think it...

  • Harry Potter spin-off triumphs at ceremony

    Harry Potter spin-off  triumphs at ceremony

    J.K. Rowling’s magical Harry Potter spin-off has triumphed at the Three Empire Awards taking home four awards in total. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them picked up best actor, best production design, best costume design and best make-up and...

  • RAI cancels talk show over charges of racism and sexism

    RAI cancels talk show over charges of racism and sexism

    Italian state television RAI said today it was scrapping a popular weekly talk show after the programme was widely attacked for using racist and sexist stereotypes about east European women. A furore erupted on social media and among politicians...

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