Arts & Culture

Golden “King Bibi” Statue Causes Guerrilla-Art Stir in Israel

TEL AVIV, Dec 9 – A gilded statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, dubbed “KingBibi” by its creator, stirred condemnation from Israel’s culture minister and was toppled by an onlooker after a brief public appearance on Tuesday, December 6. Sculptor Itay Zalait told reporters he had placed the four metre (13 foot) tall effigy of

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Mick Jagger a Dad Again at 73

NEW YORK, Dec 8 – Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger became a father for the eighth time on Thursday when his ballet dancer girlfriend gave birth to a son in New York, his publicist said. “Melanie Hamrick & Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted. “Mick was at

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After Air Crash, Pakistan Fights Over Legacy of Rock Star-Turned-Cleric

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 – The death of Junaid Jamshed, a Pakistani rock star-turned-evangelist, in a plane crash on Wednesday has stirred debate over his legacy, raising questions that cut to the heart of Pakistan’s widening cultural schisms. Jamshed, 52, was one of Pakistan’s first rock stars before abandoning music to advocate a

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Brad Pitt’s Request to Seal Divorce Documents Denied by Judge

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 – Actor Brad Pitt’s request to seal court documents in his high-profile custody and divorce proceedings involving actress Angelina Jolie was rejected by a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Burdge Jr. rejected Pitt’s motion at an emergency hearing, a court spokeswoman said.

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Bollywood Actor’s Dramatic Weight-Loss Leaves Audiences Stunned

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is a known perfectionist in the industry. He will go to any length to get into character, and his past transformations are proof of that. His latest film Dangal, however, has sent shock-waves across the world. Khan, who plays the role of Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, underwent a radical body

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Trump Attends ‘Villains and Heroes’ Party at Major Donor’s Home

By Melissa Fares NEW YORK, Dec4 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a “Villains and Heroes“ costume party at a major donor’s Long Island home on Saturday night, but declined to don any garb that was in keeping with the theme. Trump entered the party hosted by the Mercer family, one of his biggest donors,

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Emirati Abdulrahman Named Asia Player of the Year

Dec 2 – United Arab Emirates playmaker Omar Abdulrahman’s disappointment at failing to win the Asian Champions League with Al Ain last weekend was tempered when he was named the continent’s best player on Thursday night. Abdulrahman’s club were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by South Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors with the midfielder nonetheless named the tournament’s

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Rapper Kanye West Released from Hospital

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1 – Rapper Kanye West was released from hospital on Wednesday, according to media outlets citing unidentified sources, more than a week after he was admitted for exhaustion. CNN and the Los Angeles Times said West left the UCLA Medical Center. People magazine quoted an unidentified source as saying West was “home,

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Big Mac Creator Dies at 98

Dec 1 – The man behind one of the most recognizable fast-food sandwiches, McDonald’s Big Mac, died this week at age 98. Michael James Delligatti invented the Big Mac – two beef patties on a hamburger bun – which debuted at a McDonald’s restaurant in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1967. McDonald’s tweeted a message on Wednesday

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