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24/05/2019

‘Lady on Fire’ sends Cannes swooning

Sciamma’s film hailed as a masterpiece Since her shimmering, shattering period romance “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response. “I think it’s because it’s a love story,” Sciamma said in an interview on a sunny terrace in Cannes. “You can get some love back. It’s kind of beautiful, actually.” The French filmmaker’s movie has arguably provoked more ardor than anything else in Cannes. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” has been hailed as a masterpiece not just for the...
24/05/2019

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. "We now have an economic agreement in principal that is supported by the plaintiffs, the AG's office, the defendants and all of the insurers that, if approved, would provide significant compensation to victims, creditors and the estate, and allow the parties to avoid years of costly, time consuming and uncertain litigation on all sides," Adam Harris, a lawyer for studio co-founder Bob Weinstein, told a bankruptcy court judge in Wilmington,...

In the mood for mango

In this scorching heat, summer salads are a definitive bestseller at any party or get together. If you are planning a small soiree or preparing a hearty bunch, don’t forget to include the king of fruits — mango — to your salad station. While there are plenty of varieties to choose from, most chefs recommend going for Alfonso and Dassheri, as they are the best produce of the season and are perfect for making delicious salads. While there are different ways of using mango, the most popular way to consume it in this season is by using it as fresh...

24/05/2019

A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reform

Kim Kardashian West isn't the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It's a topic that was also very important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, and to Common, Kevin Hart and a host of others who consider the criminal justice system often unfair and dehumanizing. Hussle served time before he was shot to death on March 31 and was raising awareness for changes. Last October, he headlined a free #TimeDone campaign concert to bring awareness to the 70 million Americans living with a past conviction. In February, while attending the Grammy Awards, Hussle explained why the topic of prison reform...
24/05/2019

Gucci trolled for selling Dh2,900 Indy turbans

Italian fashion brand Gucci is facing controversy once again after it sold its new traditional Sikh turbans on Nordstrom's website for $800 (Dh2,900 approx).Last year at Milan Fashion Week, a male model walked the runway with a headgear resembling Sikh turbans and quickly triggered an outrage. Again this year, Gucci started the online sale of turbans, calling them 'Indy Full Turban', on Nordstrom's website, reported India Today.The Gucci product appears on the online store with a description: 'A gorgeously crafted turban is ready to turn heads while keeping you in comfort as well as trademark style'. Further, the product will...
23/05/2019

Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time

Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the half-billion-visitors mark for the first time, according to an industry report released this week. The report by the Themed Entertainment Association and the Economics Practice at AECOM said global attendance at waterparks increased by 2.5%, and the top museums had relatively flat attendance last year. The report said growth in North American parks was driven by the adaptation of strong intellectual properties into new attractions, such as a land based on the "Toy Story" franchise at Disney's Hollywood Studios. "Overall, it's been an...

23/05/2019

Review: Cate Le Bon gets reflective on new album 'Reward'

Cate Le Bon, "Reward" (Mexican Summer) On her fifth solo album, Welsh eccentric performer Cate Le Bon continues to expand her own enchanted musical realm. "Reward" is a touch more direct than past releases but shares the same subversive grace. The record's first line — "decorate the new discord" — acts not only as a motif but speaks to the subtle depth that lies within. From there, a subdued saxophone flirts with a flared synth and Le Bon's pillow-y harmonies. Her voice is both expressive and airy and her accent accentuated when she sings. On "The Light," Le Bon discloses...
23/05/2019

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of May 22, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Ed Sheeran; $4,241,278; $86.74. 2. Maroon 5; $2,910,577; $120.08. 3. Eric Church; $2,724,100; $94.89. 4. Elton John; $2,303,232; $138.59. 5. Pink; $2,220,822; $138.47. 6. Justin Timberlake; $2,086,782; $127.75. 7. Fleetwood Mac; $2,015,325; $146.25. 8. Cher; $1,564,626; $118.74. 9. Michael Bublé; $1,517,024; $124.47. 10. Ariana Grande; $1,450,877; $114.50....
23/05/2019

Judge orders file in Jussie Smollett criminal case unsealed

A judge in Chicago ordered the file in Jussie Smollett's criminal case unsealed Thursday, saying the actor's actions did not appear to be those of someone seeking to maintain his privacy. Interested in Jussie Smollett? Add Jussie Smollett as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Jussie Smollett news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Jussie Smollett Add Interest The order by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins follows requests by The Associated Press and other media organizations to make the file public. Watkins said that while there are good arguments for keeping the file sealed,...

Suit it like Bollywood in style!

There are many summer trends making the rounds, and if there is one trend that you should own at the moment, it's the pantsuit. Yes, the power suit is here, and the leading ladies of tinsel town show us how to flaunt them right. Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist, Voonik, tells us how to go about it. The neutral grey: Let’s start with the safest —grey— inspired by Aditi Rao Hyderi’s chic look. You can try out various kinds of checks for that perfect look to suit your body type. Add a feminine touch with a layered necklace or statement earrings....

Journey for the soul

Loneliness is bliss. However, at times, it can be excruciating, especially when coupled with stress. It will pull you down and make you feel dejected. But, do not be afraid of it. Instead, live through it. The best way to beat loneliness and stress is to travel. When you are down and feel that no one in this world cares for you, pack your backpack and leave for an unscheduled solo trip. Believe, it can do wonder. There is nothing exciting than this! Because, travelling distracts your attention from your problems to the beauty of the world. It lets you...

Age is just a number

Do you have something you wanted to learn like dancing or roller skating ever since you were a kid, but couldn’t because life just slipped by between work, family and commitments? Are you at a stage where you are slowly accepting the ‘empty nest syndrome,’ and contemplating what would come of your old age? Well don’t worry! Here are some extraordinary people from Bengaluru who are following their dream, learning new skills and scaling new heights without allowing their age to stop them. At the age of 50, Venkatesh, an IT professional, decided to try a hand at stand-up comedy....