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Keanu Reeves has finally mastered ageing

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:00

Keanu Reeves is trying to do as much as he can before his “time runs out”.


Leighton Meester strongly urges against corsets

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:00

Former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester finds Fashion Week easy because she loves clothes so much.


Kylie Minogue's ex-fiance Joshua Sasse ‘is begging for a second chance’

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:00

Kylie Minogue’s ex Joshua Sasse can't get the singer out of his head.


'Funky Drummer' behind hip-hop classics dead

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:38

Clyde Stubblefield, one of funk's defining drummers whose solo in a James Brown song became a standard sample for hip-hop but earned him little money, has died. Stubblefield's death from kidney failure was confirmed by Joey Banks, a fellow drummer who played with him in his home of Madison, Wisconsin. The self-taught Stubblefield in 1965 joined funk legend James Brown's band and became best known for the 1970 track "Funky Drummer," in which Stubblefield breaks out a solo at the singer's urging.


Hungarian slaughterhouse love story wins Berlin fest Golden Bear

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 22:48

Hungary's "On Body and Soul", a tender love story set in a slaughterhouse, won the Golden Bear top prize Saturday at the Berlin film festival, Europe's first major cinema showcase of the year. The drama by Ildiko Enyedi, one of four female filmmakers in competition, features graphic scenes in an abattoir set against the budding romance of two people who share a recurring dream. The win marked an upset at the 11-day Berlinale, where a European refugee comedy by cult Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki, "The Other Side of Hope", had been the odds-on favourite.


Syria's White Helmets to travel to US for Oscars

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 21:47

Rescue workers from Syria's White Helmets -- the subjects of an Oscar-nominated documentary -- said on Saturday they have received US visas to attend next week's prestigious Academy Awards ceremony. For weeks, the rescuers and the film's staff had been nervously watching the fallout from US President Donald Trump's now-suspended travel ban for seven countries, including Syria.


McGrady, Moncrief, Webber among 14 NBA Hall of Fame finalists

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:33

Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Sidney Moncrief and five-time All-Star Chris Webber were among 14 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists named Saturday.


Biyombo, Mudiay on Africa team for Johannesburg game

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:23

The NBA's second game in Africa, a matchup of African talent against a global lineup, will be staged August 5 in Johannesburg, the NBA and its players union announced Saturday. Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo and Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, both from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will play for Team Africa against a Team World squad that will include Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum.


NBA: McGrady, Moncrief, Webber among 14 Hall of Fame finalists

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:59

Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Sidney Moncrief and five-time All-Star Chris Webber were among 14 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists named Saturday.


Basket: Violence mars Panathinaikos Greek Cup triumph

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:33

Panathinaikos Athens won its 18th Greek Cup and sixth straight Saturday beating Aris Thessaloniki 68-59 in a game marred by violence. Riot-trained police clashed with Aris supporters before and after the game with flares being lit causing a chocking atmosphere inside the Nick Galis Hall. The fans threw broken plastic seats and other objects at police.


Finland's Aki Kaurismaki wins best director at Berlin fest

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:26

Finland's Aki Kaurismaki clinched best director at the Berlin film festival for his refugee comedy "The Other Side of Hope", a call for compassion towards migrants seeking asylum in Europe.


NBA: Biyombo, Mudiay on Africa team for Johannesburg game

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:26

The NBA's second game in Africa, a matchup of African talent against a global lineup, will be staged August 5 in Johannesburg, the NBA and its players union announced Saturday. Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo and Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, both from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will play for Team Africa against a Team World squad that will include Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum.


Kylie Minogue still open for love after heartbreaking split from ex-fiance

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 17:00

The pop star is a "glass half full" kind of person.


Shia LaBeouf relocates anti-Donald Trump art installation

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 17:00

The project, titled HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US, was the brainchild of LaBeouf, Luke Turner and Nastja Sade Ronkko.


Big Sean denies fan slapped him at album signing

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 17:00

The rapper took to Twitter to set the record straight after video of the incident went viral.


Angelina Jolie unveils Khmer Rouge film in 'second home' Cambodia

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:47

Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. Cambodia's king and survivors of the communist regime were among hundreds of people invited to the debut screening of "First They Killed My Father", directed by Jolie and based on the memoirs of Loung Ung. Loung Ung was five years old when Khmer Rouge troops, led by Pol Pot, swept into Phnom Penh plunging her family into a harrowing ordeal that saw them sent to brutal labour camps before her eventual escape to the United States.


Philippine Church in 'show of force' against drug killings

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:21

Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday for a "show of force" in the biggest rally yet to stop extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. More than 6,000 people have died since Duterte took office seven months ago and ordered an unprecedented crime war that has drawn global criticism for alleged human rights abuses, but is popular with many in the mainly Catholic country. Members of one of the nation's oldest and most powerful institutions chanted prayers and sang hymns as they marched to condemn a "spreading culture of violence".


Zoe Saldana welcomes baby number three

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 07:30

It is not clear if the actress' baby son is adopted or if she and her husband used a surrogate.


Murray powers World over US in Rising Stars Challenge

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 06:45

Canada's Jamal Murray made three straight from beyond the arc in the final three minutes to power the World team to a 150-141 win over the US squad in the Rising Stars Challenge game. Murray, who plays for the NBA's Denver Nuggets, scored 27 of his team-high 36 points in the second half at the Smoothie King Center arena. The international team was also led by New Orleans Pelicans guard Buddy Hield, a native of the Bahamas, who had 28 points, and New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis, a native of Latvia, who added 24.


Imagining a 50-Year-Old Kurt Cobain

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 06:32

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who defined grunge and the rise of alternative rock, would have turned 50 on Monday. Rock has kept evolving since his suicide yet "Nevermind," Nirvana's brutal 1991 masterpiece, is still widely considered one of the most influential albums in history. "He remains the most important musician of the last two decades in music, with an album that is still one of the last great rock records," said Charles R. Cross, who has written three books on the artist including "Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain." To Cross, Cobain's key contribution is opening the way for songwriters to tackle a wider emotional range.