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...

US model Bella Hadid 'proud to be a Muslim' - 04/06/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- US model Bella Hadid has spoken out against President Donald Trump's attempted travel bans, saying she is proud to be a Muslim and the daughter of a refugee. Twenty-year-old...

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...

Lady Gaga's Japanese designer makes Tokyo debut - 03/26/2017

TOKYO, JAPAN- They've dressed Lady Gaga and now they want to dress more fashionistas in Asia: the husband-and-wife team behind Japan's award-winning ROGGYKEI label made their Tokyo Fashion Week debut...

At NY fashion week, hijabs top looks fit for royalty - 02/15/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, Catherine Triomphe- In just two seasons, Indonesian Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan has made the hijab her trademark -- and dazzled New York fashion week's catwalk this week...

Down's Syndrome model debuts label at NY fashion week - 02/13/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- Madeline Stuart, the 20-year-old Australian model with Down's Syndrome challenging stereotypes in the fashion industry, returned to New York on Sunday to strut the runway and...
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