Entertainment

Chess tournament in Saudi Arabia starts amid controversy - 12/27/2017

RIYADH, Weedah Hamzah, Amr Mostafa and Eliyahu Kamisher (dpa) - An international chess tournament started in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever on Tuesday amid a controversy after Israeli players...

Actress who played Louisa von Trapp dies aged 68 - 12/25/2017

WASHINGTON (dpa)- The actress who played Louisa von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" has died just four weeks after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Heather Menzies-Urich died Sunday aged 68, the...

Egyptian singer's trial over Nile remarks postponed to January - 12/23/2017

CAIRO (dpa)- Famed Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab went on trial Saturday for remarks she made that were deemed to be disparaging of the River Nile. A misdemeanour court in southern Cairo on...

Hugh Jackman started in show business as clown at children's parties - 12/21/2017

BERLIN (dpa)- Australian-born actor Hugh Jackman might be known for his role as the superhero Wolverine in the movie "X-Men," the lead in the romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold" and as Jean Valjean...

Netflix commissions second season of first-ever German show 'Dark' - 12/21/2017

BERLIN (dpa)- Netflix has commission a second season of "Dark," its first-ever show to be produced in Germany, production company Wiedemann & Berg said on Wednesday. The Berlin-headquartered...

Saudi Arabia lays red carpet for Hollywood with Travolta visit - 12/18/2017

CAIRO (dpa)- Hollywood star John Travolta arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday for his first ever visit to the conservative kingdom, in the same week that saw Saudi authorities announce a plan to open...

Elton John to be honoured with star-studded concert in January - 12/16/2017

NEW YORK (dpa)- Pop star Elton John will be celebrated next month with a celebrity-heavy live-broadcast concert several days after the 60th Grammy Awards, it was announced Friday. The Englishman born...

Aboriginal singer Jessica Mauboy represents Australia at Eurovision​ - 12/12/2017

SYDNEY (dpa) - Aboriginal singer Jessica Mauboy has been chosen to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal next May. Australia has been an official competitor in the...

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...
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