Entertainment

‘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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Disney star Cameron Boyce suffered from epilepsy: family

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Disney star Cameron Boyce, who died last week in his sleep following a seizure, suffered from epilepsy, his family confirmed Wednesday. The 20-year-old actor, best known for his starring role in the “Descendants” TV …

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‘Stranger Things’ breaks Netflix viewing records

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Retro sci-fi series “Stranger Things” has broken Netflix viewing records with the global launch of its third season, the streaming giant said in a rare tweet publishing viewing data. The nostalgic 1980s show about …

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‘Spider-Man’ swings to top of North America box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Once again Spider-Man is trapping everything that flies by: “Spider-Man: Far From Home” took an impressive $185.1 million in North America over the long US holiday weekend period, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday. …

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EuroAsia Shorts 2019: Weaving cultures together, one tale at a time

WASHINGTON, DC — (Eagle News) Set in the District of Columbia, it is described as an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian.  This year, with the theme Youth, EuroAsia Shorts brings to the U.S. capital short films about experiences …

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‘Hunger Games’ prequel book and film planned

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — A new “Hunger Games” novel set decades before the original best-selling trilogy will be published next year, its publisher said Monday, with plans for an accompanying film already under way. The book will revisit …

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Latest ‘Men in Black’ leads box office but fails to wow critics

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “Men in Black: International” led North American box offices over the weekend, but the new sci-fi comedy was not as far into the black as Sony would have liked, taking in an estimated $28.5 …

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BTS, Korean pop titans who conquered the West

by Charlotte MASON PARIS, France (AFP) — Paris’s Stade de France stadium is packed. The crowd is a sea of screaming teenagers in sporty hoodies, colorful rabbit ears and — as it starts to rain — plastic ponchos. In a …

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‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ defeats ‘X-Men’ to top box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Universal’s new animation “The Secret Life of Pets 2” managed to lead North American box offices this weekend with an estimated take of $47.1 million even while earning less than half what the first …

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Empire State of Mind: Jay-Z becomes hip-hop’s first billionaire

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Jay-Z is officially hip hop’s first billionaire, Forbes declared Monday, founding his kingdom on entertainment but also reaping earnings from liquor, art and real estate. The rapper born Shawn Carter, who grew up in …

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