Entertainment

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....

Ramadan earns prime spot on Gulf fashion calendar - 06/23/2017

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Natacha Yazbeck- From Dolce & Gabbana to Michael Kors, major brands are catering to lucrative Gulf markets during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is earning...

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...
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