Entertainment

Scarlett Johansson unveils ‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘Marriage Story’ in Toronto

  By Andrew Marszal Agence France-Presse TORONTO, CANADA (AFP) — Scarlett Johansson dominated the Toronto film festival’s red carpets Sunday with the debuts of two new films including the world premiere of satirical Nazi comedy “Jojo Rabbit.” The movie from …

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‘IT Chapter Two’ scares up $91 million to top N.America box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Proving again the lure of a good scare, the Stephen King-inspired film “IT Chapter Two” took in $91 million this weekend to top the North American box office, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. …

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Comedian Kevin Hart hospitalized after car crash

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was hospitalized Sunday with major back injuries after his car crashed into a ditch, according to highway authorities. According to the California Highway Patrol report, Hart was riding in his …

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Darth Vader helmet among Hollywood treasures in $10 million auction

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Darth Vader’s helmet from “The Empire Strikes Back” is among a vast collection of coveted Hollywood treasures going under the hammer next month, with experts predicting it could fetch nearly $500,000. The mask and …

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Swift kicks off MTV VMA’s with flashy performance of new album tracks

NEWARK, United States (AFP) — Pop superstar Taylor Swift opened the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards Monday with numbers from her just-released new album “Lover” that has already become the year’s top seller. Donning her signature red lipstick, along with …

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English town celebrates hometown hero Ed Sheeran

by Pauline FROISSART IPSWICH, United Kingdom (AFP) — The little-known town of Ipswich in eastern England has historically prided itself on farming and football, but is now celebrating the stellar pop career of its most famous son, Ed Sheeran. The …

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‘Lion King’ fends off Tarantino to top N.America box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “The Lion King” maintained its reign over North American theaters, taking in $76.6 million over the three-day weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday. The massive haul brings its domestic total to $351.9 million …

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Disney’s ‘Lion King’ roars as Cameron salutes new ‘Avengers’ record

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “The Lion King” roared to a huge $191.8 million opening weekend in North American theaters, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Monday, consolidating Disney’s record-breaking reign at the box office. It was the eighth-biggest domestic …

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Tom Cruise shocks Comic-Con with new Top Gun footage

SAN DIEGO, United States (AFP) — Tom Cruise swooped into San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday to unveil the world-first trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick,” which he described as a “love letter to aviation.” The Hollywood A-lister arrived unannounced in the …

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‘Game of Thrones’ and Netflix tipped to sweep Emmy nominations

by Andrew MARSZAL LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “Game of Thrones” and Netflix are tipped by TV industry watchers to dominate Tuesday’s Emmy nominations as Hollywood gears up for awards season. The Television Academy’s 24,000 members sifted through a …

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‘Spider-Man’ retains top spot at N. America box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “Spider-Man: Far From Home” beat back competition from two debut films at the North American box office, winning for a second week straight by raking in an estimated $45.3 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations …

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Rip Torn, ‘Larry Sanders Show’ star, dead at 88

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Oscar-nominated actor Rip Torn, best known for his roles in the cult TV series “The Larry Sanders Show” and the Hollywood blockbuster “Men in Black”, died at the age of 88 on Tuesday, his …

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