Arts & Culture

‘Friends’ Cast To Appear in NBC Tribute to Comedy Director

LOS ANGELES, Jan 14 – The cast of NBC’s hit sitcom Friends is scheduled to come together next month for the first time on the network since the series ended in 2004 for a tribute to TV comedy director James Burrows, NBC executives said on Wednesday. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew

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Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch Gets Engaged to Jerry Hall

LONDON, Jan 12 – Media mogul Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement to former supermodel Jerry Hall on Tuesday and gave details of plans for his fourth marriage in a classified advert in one of his British newspapers. Published in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section of the Times newspaper, the advert read: “Mr Rupert Murdoch,

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Singer David Bowie Dies After 18-Month Battle with Cancer

By Paul Sandle Jan 11, LONDON (Reuters) – David Bowie, a music legend who used daringly androgynous displays of sexuality and glittering costumes to frame legendary rock hits “Ziggy Stardust” and “Space Oddity”, has died of cancer. He was 69. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with

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Denzel Washington Awarded Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement Honor

By Nichola Groom and Piya Sinha-Roy BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 11 – Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington joined the ranks of Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro when he was awarded the Golden Globe for lifetime achievement on Sunday – only the third black actor to be recognized in the more than 60-year history

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Zidane a Change for the Better at Real, Modric Says

MADRID, Jan 10 – Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric believes Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing of Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga in Zinedine Zidane’s debut as coach shows the former Real and France great is the right man for the job. Modric, a Croatia international, said he was sorry for Rafa Benitez, sacked and replaced by

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‘Star Wars’: North America’s Highest Grossing Film of All Time

Jan 6 – Blockbuster movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has become the highest grossing film of all time in the United States and Canada, Walt Disney Co said, and crossed the $800 million mark at overseas box offices on Tuesday. Earlier on Wednesday, Disney said that domestic ticket sales for the “Star Wars” movie

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West Indies Cricketer Fined for “Disrespecting” Reporter

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Jan 5 – West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been fined A$10,000 ($7,197) by the Melbourne Renegades Twenty20 team for asking an Australian TV reporter out on a date and directing personal comments at her during a televised pitchside interview. Gayle had earlier suggested Monday’s incident was a “simple joke” that

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Dubai Residents Offer Shelter to Guests Stranded by Hotel Fire

BY Arfa Shahid DUBAI – Jan. 1 – Following a massive fire that engulfed a luxury hotel in Dubai’s downtown area, support poured in from different parts of the emirate on social media. Within two hours of the incident, social media users got the hashtag #NeedAnAddress trending on Twitter, offering shelter as well as words of encouragement

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Scho-long Trump: Vulgar Remarks Cause Uproar, Hilarity

Following Donald Trump’s misogynist remarks against rival Hilary Clinton, where he said the Democratic presidential candidate was “schlonged” in her 2008 presidential bid, Twitter became a Trump-trolling minefield. #ReplaceAWordWithSchlong began trending worldwide in a matter of hours following the Republican presidential candidate’s statement at a campaign event in Michigan Tuesday night. “She was going to beat Obama,”

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Swiss Muslim Group Denies Wrongdoing Over Jihadist Documentary

ZURICH, Dec 21 – An executive at a Swiss Muslim organisation said on Monday that a documentary he had made about jihadists in Syria was intended to shed a harsh light on their activities rather than glorify them as prosecutors have alleged. A criminal investigation against Naim Cherni, head of the Islamic Central Council of

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