Art news

In photos: Never-before-seen photos of The Beatles at Abbey Road

British photographer David Magnus was invited to shoot a still relatively unknown pop group called The Beatles during a concert at a Buckinghamshire private school (CNN).
21 Mar 2017
At 19, British photographer David Magnus was invited to shoot a still relatively unknown pop group called The Beatles during a concert at a Buckinghamshire private school.   Needless to say, they didn't stay unknown for much...

Kristen Stewart says coming out is worthwhile if she can help others

Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart is the new face of Chanel's eyewear campaign
11 Mar 2017
Sporting a bleached-blond buzz cut, American actress Kristen Stewart hit the red carpet in New York to promote her new film "Personal Shopper", saying she hoped to help others by going public about her sexual orientation.  ...

'Avatar 2' movie 'not happening' in 2018, James Cameron says

11 Mar 2017
The sequel to all-time box office champion "Avatar" has been delayed again and will not be arriving in movie theaters as expected in 2018, director James Cameron has said.   Cameron told the Toronto Star that he was working...

Rubble and ash in Mosul museum retaken from Islamic State

09 Mar 2017
The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins. Piles of rubble fill exhibition halls and a massive fire in the building's basement has reduced hundreds of rare books and manuscripts to ankle-deep drifts of ash....

Cairo Artist breathes life into human paintings

Cairo-based artist Chanel Arif paints humans for her art project called After Dinner; the concept uses humans and their surroundings as her canvas, in her gallery in the capital of Cairo, Egypt March 2, 2017 (Sherif Fahmy / Reuters).
06 Mar 2017
At first glance, the Cairo art installation appears to be a mural in red and purple hues, of three people at a table. Then, one of the subjects pours bright pink paint from a teapot into a cup. Another lights a cigarette, and the scene...

Watch out for new books from Barack, Michelle Obama

04 Mar 2017
Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.   America’s first African American president is...

Tweeting accountant blamed for Oscar best picture blunder

01 Mar 2017
An accountant for the Academy Awards botched the meticulous procedure for announcing the Oscar for best picture when he handed victory to "La La Land" before declaring "Moonlight" the real winner, PricewaterhouseCoopers...

Oscars so divided: Hollywood still struggles with race

Oscars statuette
25 Feb 2017
On their way to this year's Oscars, Dev Patel searched for his Indian roots, Denzel Washington wrestled with racism as an angry African-American patriarch and Octavia Spencer became a top black female mathematician.   With seven...

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

Rescue workers from Syria's White Helmets -- the subjects of an Oscar-nominated documentary -- said they received US visas to attend next week's prestigious Academy Awards ceremony (Thaer Mohammed / AFP).
25 Feb 2017
U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.  ...

Amid record betting on Oscars, 'La La Land' is seen as a lock

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in 'La La Land'. - AFP Relaxnews

18 Feb 2017
"La La Land" is set to sweep the Oscars, but the race to be crowned Hollywood's leading man is going down to the wire, say bookmakers who are seeing record bets on the Academy Awards this year.   Casey Affleck, star of...