Kim Kardashian thought she would be raped, killed during Paris robbery

Kim Kardashian
20 Mar 2017
Kim Kardashian discussed the Paris robbery she experienced last October for the first time during Sunday night's episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." Kardashian, who was robbed at gunpoint on October 3, recounted the...

'Beauty and the Beast' nabs US$350 million worldwide

"Beauty and the Beast" live-action movie
20 Mar 2017
"Beauty and the Beast", Disney's live action remake of its beloved 1991 animated film, made an estimated US$350 million worldwide this weekend. Of that total, US$170 million came from theaters in North America.   The...

One tale, many films: new 'Beauty and the Beast' opens

New 'Beauty and the Beast': more "live action" than animation, as it includes many computer-generated scenes. The combination of real actors and CGI is an essential recipe for a blockbuster these days (Disney handout via DW).
16 Mar 2017
Originally a French fairy tale written in the 18th century, " La Belle et La Bête" or "The Beauty and the Beast" has been revisited many times on the silver screen. This latest version stars Emma Watson and is set to...

Scarlett Johansson files for divorce, requests custody of daughter

FILE PHOTO: U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson and her partner Romain Dauriac pose as they arrive for the 39th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo 
09 Mar 2017
American actress Scarlett Johansson filed for divorce from French journalist Romain Dauriac in New York this week and asked for full custody of the couple's daughter, as her estranged husband asked her to return to the negotiating...

Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan arrives in Egypt to be honored in film festival

08 Mar 2017
Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, his wife Jaya Bhaduri and daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda arrived in Cairo on Monday. The Indian actor will be honored at the end of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), which will take place between March...

Will Smith visits Giza Pyramids with his family

Will Smith at the pyramids 
05 Mar 2017
American actor and rapper Will Smith and his family visited the Giza Pyramids area on Sunday morning. Smith's visit is to support tourism in Egypt and promote its archeological sites, the Antiquities Ministry said in a statement....

'Beauty and Beast' gay character sparks Christian boycott calls

Cast member Emma Watson poses at the premiere of ''Beauty and the Beast'' in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
04 Mar 2017
An evangelist preacher is calling for a boycott of the upcoming Walt Disney film "Beauty and the Beast" because it features a gay character, saying that the company is trying to promote an LGBT agenda to children.   Franklin...

Why did Tom Hanks send espresso machine to White House Press Corps?

Tom Hanks name has come up as a potential candidate for president.


03 Mar 2017
US actor Tom Hanks gave White House journalists a new espresso machine Thursday, calling their caffeine-addled plight to cover the news a fight for "truth, justice, and the American way." The actor's gift comes amid President...

Meryl Streep accuses Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her Oscars

Actresses Halle Berry and Meryl Streep at the 89th Academy Awards (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters). 
28 Feb 2017
Meryl Streep on Saturday accused designer Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her night at the Academy Awards ceremony by falsely accusing her of being paid to wear a gown on the Oscars red carpet. Streep was responding to a claim earlier this week...

Oscar-winning Syrian group hopes award will stop 'massacres'

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).
27 Feb 2017
A young volunteer in the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary said Monday he hopes the award will help stop "massacres" in his country, and described a US decision to block him from...