Tag Archives: Entertainment/Culture

05Sep/17

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ re-released in 3D during Venice Film Festival

LOS OLIVOS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – Music video “Thriller” was made because pop star Michael Jackson wanted to be a monster, the production’s director John Landis said at the Venice film festival on Monday (September 4).
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03Sep/17

‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ leads Labor Day Weekend

(LIONSGATE) – “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” held on to the top spot at the North American box office for a second week, according to Box Office Mojo, in what Variety reports was the slowest Labor Day weekend in two decades. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Digging dung: South Africa’s amaBhungane heaps pressure on Zuma

Together with online news site the Daily Maverick, amaBhungane in June released leaked emails and documents that they said showed allegedly improper dealings in government contracts and influence peddling by the Guptas, a family with close ties to South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma. Continue reading

27Aug/17

Mayweather vows to stay retired, McGregor says options open

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA (AUGUST 26, 2017) (SHOWTIME) – A ruthless Floyd Mayweather scored a 10th round technical knockout over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, United States on Saturday, the American cementing his legacy as an all-time boxing great with his 50th win in as many fights. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday (August 20) of “natural causes” at the age of 91, his family said. Continue reading

19Aug/17

Taylor Swift creates “Blank Space” on social media

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday (August 18), sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent herself. Continue reading