Entertainment

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism - 05/24/2017

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, Sam Reeves- Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter...

TV star Rolf Harris, 87, to be freed from jail Friday - 05/18/2017

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is to be released from a British prison this week, a London court was told Thursday. The 87-year-old former television star has been...

Eurovision: Portugal jubilant after singer's victory - 05/15/2017

LISBON, PORTUGAL- Portugal was celebrating its first Eurovision victory on Saturday night, after crooner Salvador Sobral won the contest with a ballad sung in his native tongue. "When we are very...

'Furious' leaves competition in the dust at N.America box office - 04/24/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- "The Fate of the Furious" ran at full throttle for a second weekend, raking in $38.7 million to head North American box-office profits with a total of $163.6, industry...

Tunisia shuts nightclub over call to prayer remix - 04/03/2017

TUNIS, TUNISIA- Tunisian authorities have shut down a nightclub and begun an investigation after a DJ played a remix recording of the Muslim call to prayer, an official said Monday. A video, widely...

'Beauty' stays on top, but much-maligned 'Rangers' shows box-office power - 03/27/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" continued its blockbuster ways this weekend, dominating North American movie screens with a three-day take of $88.3 million, according to...

'Trainspotting' returns after 21 years with punchy sequel - 01/23/2017

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM, Mark McLaughlin- It was the shocking, surreal, drug-fuelled movie that defined a generation. Two decades later, the ageing Scottish lowlifes of "Trainspotting" are back...

The spy who quit? Lovers keep 007 passive smoking risk up - 01/17/2017

PARIS, FRANCE- James Bond may have quit smoking 14 years ago, but he remains at high risk from the puffing habits of his many sexual partners, researchers warned Tuesday. Delving into the British...

Disney enjoys best ever year at box office - 01/01/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- Walt Disney Studios is celebrating its biggest ever year at the global box office after posting $5.9 billion in ticket sales during 2016. Hits such as "Finding Dory,"...

Fans keep faith as critics take sabres to Star Wars 'Rogue One' - 12/14/2016

PARIS, FRANCE, Fiachra Gibbons and Emmanuel Cherki- Thousands of fans finally got to see the new Star Wars spin-off film on Wednesday as it opened across Europe, dividing critics. "Rogue One: A Star...
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