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Oscars so scandalous: leading movies hit with backlash

For some, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a movie about an angry mother seeking justice. But others cannot get past its racist cop, who they feel is unfairly redeemed. Call Me By Your Name is hailed as a heartbreaking gay romance, but some are puzzled that the filmmakers cast two straight actors to play the lead roles. While recent years have seen the Oscars attacked for under-r...


Bollywood superstar Sridevi's cause of death revealed to be 'accidental drowning'
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Bollywood superstar Sridevi's cause of death revealed to be 'accidental drowning'

The forensic report of Sridevi sheds some new light into her death. Earlier believed to be a massive cardiac arrest is now said to be a case of accidental drowning. Sridevi was found dead in a bathtub by husband Boney Kapoor. Gulf News has also reported that there were traces of alcohol in her body at the time of her death. According to Dubai Police, repatriation of her body could take mo...


Bollywood superstar Sridevi passes away due to a heart attack

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died of a heart attack. She was 54. The actress known simply as Sridevi passed away in Dubai, where she was attending a family wedding. From the age of four, she had worked in films in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages. She was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box office success without t...


'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards
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'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards

Dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for womens rights in the entertainment industry take center stage. Three Billboards won five awards, including best film, best actress for its lead performer Frances McDormand and a supporting actor award for Sam Rockwell. Writer-direct...


New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

New Yorks attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio. Weinstein, co-founder of the Miramax studio, was one of Hollywoods most influential men before more than 70 women accused him of sexual misconduct, including rape. H...


Journalist Niru’s words and singer Bhattarai’s voice - ‘Korera Mitha Bhavharu’

What else is a song apart from the food for the soul? Isnt it a poem versed well with harmonizing music? It indeed is that, and much more for the words and the music may fall on the ears but it touches the heart. Just like that a very articulate journalist Niru Tripathi, known by her pen name Dev Lalita and a young talented singer Nishan Bhattara (Nepal Idol 2017 runners up) have come together ...


Robin Williams' death linked to rise in copycat suicides

Suicide rates in the United States spiked almost 10 percent following the death in 2014 of actor Robin Williams, and spiked even more among men and those who ended their lives, like Williams, by suffocation, according to a study published on Wednesday. The study, published in the scientific journal PLOS One, found that in the five months from August to December 2014 some 18,690 deaths by suicid...


Oscars chief says Hollywood abuses being 'jack-hammered into oblivion'

The president of the group that hands out the annual Oscars declared on Monday that some of the worst abuses in the movie industry were finally being jack-hammered into oblivion. John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, told more than 200 Oscar nominees that the Academy was working hard toward a greater diversity. The Oscars, the highest honors in the movie ...


US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

The US reality TV star Kylie Jenner confirmed on Sunday that she has given birth to a baby girl. The 20-year-old was rumoured to be expecting a child, but had remained quiet about her pregnancy. Jenner announced on Instagram on Sunday that she had given birth on 1 February. She apologised for keeping her followers and fans in the dark. The new-born is Jenner and rapper Travis Scotts first...


Malaysia bans Bollywood film over negative portrayal of Muslim ruler

Malaysia has barred controversial Bollywood film Padmaavat from being screened in theaters, the home ministry said on Friday, citing the movies negative portrayal of a Muslim ruler. The film has already attracted protests in India, after groups critical of the project accused its director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, of distorting history by portraying the Muslim ruler as the lover of Queen Padmavat...


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