Category Archives: Entertainment

No ‘Love Actually’ when Trump asked Emma for date

Emma Thompson

British actress Emma Thompson said President Donald Trump once called her out of the blue years ago and asked her for a date. The “Love Actually” star turned him down. Thompson told a Swedish television talk show that the bizarre

Antonio Banderas says he’s recovered from a heart attack

Spanish film star Antonio Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had in January. The 56-year-old Banderas tells Spanish media that “I suffered a heart attack on Jan. 26, but it wasn’t serious and hasn’t caused

Kanye West settles with Hungarian singer over alleged song theft

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song “New Slaves.” The accord resolves claims that 85 seconds, or one-third,

Rahim AlHaj, Iraqi-American composer who translates wartime letters musically

Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 US-led invasion. Rather than retreat, the Iraqi-American composer and musician immersed himself in the

Why did this man piggy-back North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un?

Kim Jong-un

North Korea this week released a flurry of photos to accompany news that a rocket engine was launched by the state. However, one image stood out in particular – North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un being piggy-backed by an older man.

Disney CEO: ‘Last Jedi’ not changed due to Fisher’s death

Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming “Star Wars” sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in “The Last Jedi” before her death following a heart attack

Russian singer barred from Eurovision in Ukraine amid political upheaval

Yuliya Samoilova

Russia’s state-run broadcaster on Thursday quickly spurned Eurovision’s offer for its contestant to participate in this year’s song contest via satellite after Ukraine barred the singer from entering the country. “We find the offer of remote participation odd and refuse

Penelope to play Versace in ‘American Crime Story’

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz will play her first major television role as Donatella Versace in FX’s “Versace: American Crime Story,” the third season of the hit show, the network said Monday. The Oscar-winning Spanish actress will be joined by Edgar Ramirez (“Point

Ryan Gosling finally reveals why he laughed during Oscars mix-up

Ryan Gosling

US actor Ryan Gosling revealed to a crowd of marketing professionals on Wednesday that he smirked his way through the now-legendary Oscars gaffe because he was “relieved.” The snafu saw presenters announce “La La Land” as the winner in the

Life star Jake Gyllenhaal made a ‘true friend’ in Ryan Reynolds

Jake Gyllenhaal needs a break. In his prolific past few years, he’s earned himself quite a reputation for pushing himself to his limits. Reportedly deciding to lose 30 pounds for 2014’s stunning Nightcrawler, spending five months training as a boxer

Actor Ben Stiller joins social media stars to raise $2 mln for Somalia

Ben Stiller

Hollywood actor Ben Stiller has teamed up with social media stars to raise $2 million for people facing starvation in Somalia amid a devastating drought. The Zoolander actor is now trying to recruit other celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis

‘Love for music’ inspires Cairo-based couple to perform on the same oud

Husband and wife, Ghassan al-Yousef and Dina Abdel Hamid, are known as the married Arab couple who play on the same oud while performing. On stage, Ghassan holds the pear-shaped body of the oud, while Dina grasps its Fretless neck.

When Ranbir and Mahira met in Dubai

Videos of Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan at the Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai on Sunday are going viral on social media. The videos show the two actors engaged in animated conversations, leaving fans wondering

Kendall Jenner robbed of $200K jewelry

Kendall Jenner

Months after her sister Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris of nearly $10 million in jewels, supermodel Kendall Jenner has reported the theft of jewelry worth $200,000 from her Los Angeles home, celebrity website TMZ reported. Police told

Will Smith is back in his ‘favorite city,’ Dubai

Hollywood actor Will Smith is back in Dubai and is having the time of his life. The 48-year-old actor posted a video of himself making a jump at Skydive Dubai, which has had more than 3 million views overnight. “Yeah,

Lebanese diva Nicole Saba accuses Turkish singer of plagiarism

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Lebanese singer Nicole Saba has many fans across the Arab world. This was evident when it was revealed that a famous Turkish singer had plagiarized Saba’s song, reported news portal Bitajarod. Turkish

‘Beauty and the Beast’ roars with monstrous $170M debut

Disney’s live-action “Beauty” was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies. “Beauty and the Beast” blew past the previous record-holder for

Adele stirs up social media after kissing hijab-wearing fan in Australia

Superstar singer Adele is no stranger to the limelight but she made headlines in Australia recently for something other than her talent. During a concert in Sydney, Adele reached out to kiss the hand of a hijab-wearing fan and promptly

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