Cinema

South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart







South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday March 30, 2015. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. (AP Photo/Bongiwe Mchunu-The Star) SOUTH AFRICA OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE





 





 
31 Mar 2015
The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running...
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Scenarist: Shooting of 'Neswan Qaderat' show to start shortly

Actress Abeer Sabry
30 Mar 2015
Scenarist Ahmed Atef has announced that the shooting of his new series "Neswan Qadera" (Capable Women) will start within a few days. This news came after discussions took place over the characters and other details for the series...
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After actor's death, 'Furious 7' director drives film to finish

Hollywood actor Paul Walker poses for photographers during a news conference for Fast and Furious 4
30 Mar 2015
When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film.  Wan was in the midst of the punishing production of "Furious 7" - his first big-budget...
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Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards

American singer Taylor Swift
30 Mar 2015
The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards.   The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for "Shake It Off," and even assisted Madonna by...
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'Home' trumps expectations with $54 million debut

Home - animation film
30 Mar 2015
Jeffrey Katzenberg must be breathing a huge sigh of relief after the embattled DreamWorks Animation chief scored a much needed box office win with the release of “Home.” The family film was the weekend’s top ticket seller...
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Comedian gets 2 months for assaulting oil station worker

Actor Maged al-Kedwany
29 Mar 2015
The Heliopolis Misdemeanor Court sentenced comedy star Maged al-Kedwany to two months in jail or a fine of LE1000 on Sunday for assaulting a worker at a fuel station.   Investigations had revealed that the actor slapped the...
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Jolie delivers empowerment message at Kids' Choice Awards

29 Mar 2015
The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids' Choice Awards, but it was Angelina Jolie's message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck.   Jolie, who has sought to inspire women with public candor about her own health,...
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Khaled Youssef: I will make movies again once Egypt is stabilized

Khaled Youssef
24 Mar 2015
Film director Khaled Youssef said he would make movies again once Egypt is stabilized, stressing his love for cinema.   Talking to students of the British University in Cairo on Monday, Youssef said Egypt's young generation is a...
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Government error makes Youssef Chahine a well-known filmmaker

23 Mar 2015
Mistakes made by government employees can be catastrophic at times and citizens frequently complain about the authorities' incompetence.   However, late filmmaker Youssef Chahine was not of its victims- had it not been for a...
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Amitabh Bachchan in Cairo as festival’s honorary guest

Indian movie star Amitabh Bachchan
23 Mar 2015
Indian cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan is expected in Cairo at the end of March as a honorary guest in an Indian cultural festival, hosted for the third time by the Egyptian capital. “I will be in Cairo at the end of March to inaugurate...
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