Entertainment

26
Sep
Spanish film "Los Pasos Dobles" wins top prize in San Sebastian

Spanish film "Los Pasos Dobles" (The Double Steps), won the top prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival on Saturday, 24 September. Other awards went to Greece's "Adikos kosmos" (Unfair World) and to French films "The Artist" and "Le Skylab"."Los Pasos Dobles", directed by Catalan filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta, tells the story of Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo's attempt to find paintings by French artist François Augièras, presumably hidden in Mali.... [read news]

21
Sep

Lady Gaga leads the list of nominations for this year's MTV European Music Awards, which will be handed out in November. The pop diva has received six nominations, while Bruno Mars and Katy Perry have both received four nods. Thirty Seconds to Mars, Adele and Justin Bieber are up for three awards each.The award ceremony will take place on 6 November, at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. Last year's show was held in Madrid and saw performances by... [read news]

19
Sep

"The Lion King 3D" was the top film at the US and Canadian box office over the weekend (16-18 September). Stephen Soderbergh's thriller "Contagion", last week's number one film, fell to second place. "The Lion King" is again ruler of the box office, seventeen years after the animated classic was first released in cinemas. The 3D version of Disney's popular film made $30,1 million over the weekend, according to data compiled by Box Office Mojo.... [read news]

05
Sep

"The Help" has managed to remain on top of the North American box office for the third week in a row. The drama beat three new entries to take an estimated $14.2 million between Friday and Sunday, and may reach $18 million by Monday, the Labor Day holiday in the United States."The Help" is a drama set in Mississippi in the 1960s, during the civil rights movement. Adapted from Kathryn Stockett's novel of the same name, it tells the story of a... [read news]

03
Sep

Madonna's latest directorial effort "W.E." premiered on Thursday, September 1, at the Venice Film Festival. The film has generally received mixed reviews from critics, some of whom were downright cruel when discussing the pop star's achievements as a filmmaker."W.E." chronicles the relationship between US divorcee Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, who abdicated from the British throne to marry her. The pop singer co-wrote the script with Alek... [read news]

30
Aug

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards took place on Sunday, 29 August, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Singers Adele and Britney Spears were among the big winners; however, it was Lady Gaga who stole the show, appearing as Jo Calderone, her male alter ego. Other highlights of the star-studded ceremony included Beyonce revealing her pregnancy and Katy Perry winning the top award of the night. Pop star Katy Perry won video of the year for... [read news]

13
Aug
Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green to perform at Michael Jackson tribute concert

Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are among the stars set to perform at a Michael Jackson tribute concert in October. Smokey Robinson, Leona Lewis, Craig David, JLS and several of Jackson's siblings will also take to the stage. The King of Pop's mother and several other members of his family will be present at the event.The tribute concert is scheduled to take place on 8 October, at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Organisers announced... [read news]

04
Aug
"My Week with Marilyn" to premiere at 2011 New York Film Festival

The film "My Week with Marilyn", starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe, is set to premiere at the 2011 New York Film Festival later this year. The Film Society of Lincoln Centre, the event's organisers, announced on Thursday that the movie would be the centrepiece of the festival, which will take place during the first weeks of October."My Life with Marilyn" is based on two books by Colin Clark, which describe his experiences as assistant... [read news]

01
Aug
Harry Potter film passes $1 billion mark

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2", the final film in the hugely popular franchise, has crossed the $1 billion mark at the box office and become the eighth highest-grossing movie of all time. At the North American box office, sci-fi western "Cowboys and Aliens" narrowly beat animated comedy "The Smurfs" to take the top position.The latest Harry Potter adventure has made about $1.008 at the global box office since its release on 13... [read news]

24
Jul
Adele and The Wanted top charts, as Amy Winehouse sales rocket

Singer Adele and pop group The Wanted have kept their number one positions in the British album and singles charts, as the sales of Amy Winehouse's recordings have rocketed, following her tragic death on Saturday.British soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her Camden home on Saturday, 23 July. Numerous artists paid tribute to the late singer, including her producer Mark Ronson, who called her his "musical soulmate". Amy Winehouse was... [read news]


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