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2019: the year in entertainment

By AFP
27 December 2019   |   9:34 am
A look back at some of the stars and shows that lit up 2019.

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Decades worth of archaeological finds go on public display in Pompeii, shedding further light on the ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago.
13 Feb 2021
Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney completed one of football's most unlikely takeovers when they finalised their purchase of non-league minnows Wrexham on Tuesday.
1 Mar 2021
Chelsea played out a draw against Manchester United in a game where both teams' lack of cutting edge in attack was glaring. On #TheNutmeg, Solomon Fowowe muses what solution Chelsea and Manchester United must come up with to solve their attacking issues. Also, watch out for The Nutmeg's Player of the weekend.
15 Mar 2021
The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham has always been a massive game, but last weekend it carried particular weight as ‚Ā£Arsenal's win against Tottenham shows steady progress under Arteta.
9 Apr 2021
The Brave Girls were losing courage just weeks ago, on the verge of breaking up and abandoning their dreams of K-pop stardom after years of going nowhere. Then a pseudonymous YouTuber called Viditor uploaded a compilation of them performing on South Korean army bases -- and saved their careers.
19 Apr 2021
Artists including Nicky Jam, Anitta, Carlos Vives and many more are back on a white carpet for the Latin American Music Awards ceremony held near Miami, Florida.
4 Jun 2021
A Turkish shoemaker has been making specially-designed shoes for star athletes with giant feet at his shoe shop in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul on Friday. Oncel Kalkan, who has been working in Istanbul for 41 years, designs dress shoes for athletes from all over the world, mostly NBA stars with big feet who struggle to find the right size.
10 Jul 2021
After seemingly endless months of cancelled and postponed events, life has almost returned to normal in the French capital. Theatres, cinemas and museums are throwing their doors wide open and catwalk shows are back. In Paris, Dior presented a dreamlike collection set against an arid decor, Parisian designer Louis-Gabriel Nouchi created a collection for Chinese label Joeone, while Maroussia Rebecq, queen of upcycling, issued a defiant call for a "fashion revolution". We bring you a glimpse of Paris Fashion Week.
9 Jul 2021
Members of the Cannes Film Festival jury and actors, directors and cultural figures pose for the press following the festival's opening ceremony and first screening.
10 Jul 2021
The UAE's Nora al-Matrooshi is the first Arab woman to start training to be an astronaut, one of two Emiratis picked from thousands of applicants as the Gulf nation looks to the stars.
24 Aug 2021
Satellite imagery shows Tropical Storm Henri on course to make landfall on the US east coast, with millions in New England and New York's Long Island preparing for flash flooding, violent winds and power outages.