Entertainment

Saudi Arabia plans 2.7-billion-dollar entertainment firm - 09/21/2017

CAIRO (dpa)- A major Saudi investment fund will create an entertainment subsidiary with a capital of 10 billion riyals (2.7 billion dollars), as the conservative kingdom seeks to diversify its...

Celebrity shout outs make DC Public Schools a surprise Emmy hit - 09/18/2017

WASHINGTON (dpa) - Predicting who will take home gold at an awards show is always a bit of a fool's errand, but there was one winner at the Emmys no one saw coming: Washington DC's public school...

'Dunkirk' captures N. American box office - 07/24/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- Big-budget World War II epic "Dunkirk" stormed to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend on the strength of stellar reviews and a sterling big...

'Saturday Night Live,' 'Westworld' top Emmy nominations - 07/13/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- HBO's sci-fi western "Westworld" and NBC's comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" led the field for television's prestigious Primetime Emmy awards Thursday, with 22...

Harry Potter turns 20: Business empire with humble start - 06/25/2017

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Maureen Cofflard- After years of rejection letters, British author J.K. Rowling finally published the first volume of the Harry Potter saga 20 years ago, on June 26, 1997....

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...
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