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Rian Johnson expanding ‘Star Wars’ for new trilogy

Rian Johnson expanding ‘Star Wars’ for new trilogy

Published 07/12/2017

As "Star Wars" fans gear up for "The Last Jedi," the anticipated next installment in the Skywalker series, its star and writer-director shed some light on how the franchise was mapping a future beyond the beloved characters. [more…]

Lubaina Himid awarded Britain’s Turner Prize, oldest artist ever to win

Lubaina Himid awarded Britain’s Turner Prize, oldest artist ever to win

Published 06/12/2017

Artist Lubaina Himid speaks after being announced as the winner of the Turner Prize in Hull, Britain December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Darren StaplesLONDON (Reuters) - Lubaina [more…]

Without Trump, Kennedy Center celebrates Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

Without Trump, Kennedy Center celebrates Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

Published 04/12/2017

2017 Kennedy Center Honorees (seated L-R) dancer,actress and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, TV writer Norman Lear, Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan and (standing L-R) Rapper LL [more…]

New York Met opera suspends conductor on sexual misconduct allegations

New York Met opera suspends conductor on sexual misconduct allegations

Published 04/12/2017

(Reuters) - New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Sunday suspended its relationship with former long-time music director, the acclaimed conductor James Levine, as it investigates several [more…]

‘Prairie Home Companion’ renamed after Garrison Keillor’s firing

‘Prairie Home Companion’ renamed after Garrison Keillor’s firing

Published 03/12/2017

A Prairie Home Companion, the U.S. radio variety show that Garrison Keillor presented for decades until his retirement last year, has been renamed "Town Hall," days after the raconteur was accused of sexual misconduct. [more…]

Leia leads resistance in Carrie Fisher’s final ‘Star Wars’ film

Leia leads resistance in Carrie Fisher’s final ‘Star Wars’ film

Published 03/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, on [more…]

Napoleon feted in Czech reenactment of Battle of Austerlitz

Napoleon feted in Czech reenactment of Battle of Austerlitz

Published 02/12/2017

Czech history enthusiasts dressed as soldiers march ahead of a re-enactment of Napoleon's famous battle of Austerlitz, that will take place tomorrow, near the southern [more…]

The long winter: ‘Game of Thrones’ fans in four-day viewing marathon

The long winter: ‘Game of Thrones’ fans in four-day viewing marathon

Published 30/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: The Iron Throne is seen on the set of the television series Game of Thrones in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, Northern Ireland, [more…]

Music producer Russell Simmons steps down after sex assault claim

Music producer Russell Simmons steps down after sex assault claim

Published 30/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Producer Russell Simmons take part in an "I am Muslim Too" rally in Times Square Manhattan, New York, U.S. February 19, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo [more…]

Actor Jim Nabors, TV’s ‘Gomer Pyle’ of 1960s, dies at 87

Actor Jim Nabors, TV’s ‘Gomer Pyle’ of 1960s, dies at 87

Published 30/11/2017

Actor Jim Nabors, whose portrayal of the grinning country bumpkin Gomer Pyle on the 1960s television hit "The Andy Griffith Show" belied a classic baritone singing voice, died on Thursday at the age of 87, his website said. [more…]