2019: the year in entertainment
27 December 2019 | 9:34 am
A look back at some of the stars and shows that lit up 2019.
5 Sep 2021
From the Venice Film Festival, critic Emma Jones speaks to Eve Jackson about the event’s most anticipated movies, including Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in "Spencer" and Pedro Almodovar's "Parallel Mothers", starring Penelope Cruz. In the studio, critic Lisa Nesselson tells us about two new movies out in French cinemas: "France" with Léa Seydoux and the erotic and mysterious Japanese film "Drive My Car".
5 Sep 2021
Darlings of Spanish cinema, Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz, marked the opening of the 78th Venice Film Festival, which guarantees, a shower of stars on the red carpet despite the pandemic.
12 Sep 2021
Performers dressed in cans, tubes, mirrors and other materials salvaged from rubbish bins parade through the streets of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for the 5th edition of the "KinAct" festival, which aims to raise awareness of the environment as well as art.
15 Sep 2021
The crowd of some 400 actors, athletes, poets and performers are back on the Met Gala cream carpet for New York City's biggest event of the year. "Oh I feel kind of weird, like I’ve kind of gotten used to being a little introvert," says singer Megan Thee Stallion, who was enjoying her first Met Gala.
2 Oct 2021
Ocean temperatures and water levels are continuing to rise as a result of human intervention. This is having a widespread impact on sealife and weather patterns.
27 Sep 2021
Germany's CDU-CSU alliance should be relegated to the opposition benches, Olaf Scholz, who led his Social Democratic Party to a narrow election win over the conservatives, says.
26 Oct 2021
Halle Berry Shows Off Six-Pack Abs . The 53-year-old actress posted an Instagram photo last week for #FitnessFriday. Followers quickly noticed the star's very chiseled abs. "Happy #FitnessFriday, everyone! There’s no better feeling than setting a goal and smashing it." - Halle Berry, via Instagram. "What is your fitness goal? The work won’t be easy, but that pay off? Worth every damn second." - Halle Berry, via Instagram. Besides fans, fellow actors also praised Berry for her chiseled physique. One of them was 'Black Panther' star Michael B. Jordan, who wrote, "Gains!!". Others included Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and Gabrielle Union
31 Oct 2021
A key indicator of the health of the Chinese economy, the Purchasing Manger's Index (PMI) contracted. Analysts say the indicators of stagflation in the Chinese economy are there.
23 Nov 2021
Self-taught luthier "Socklo" uses brake cable and plastic chairs to make guitars which are considered by some aficionados to be among the best in the world.
20 Dec 2021
The EU strives to promote press freedom around the world, but how free are journalists to report inside the bloc? DW reports from Hungary, Poland and Slovenia.
19 Jan 2022
The conflict in Gaza is something we're used to seeing on the news, but now, events in the Palestinian territory are popping up on the small screen as fiction. Following the success of hit Israeli shows like "Fauda", Hamas is throwing itself into television production, with a series to tell its side of the story. We take a closer look.
21 Jan 2022
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro's new film "Nightmare Alley," starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. They also chat about Amazon Prime's "Spencer", starring Kirsten Stewart as Princess Diana, as well as prolific French writer-director Claude Lelouch's 50th movie, "Love is Better than Life". Finally, they tell us about the online event MyFrenchfilmfestival.com, which gives people the chance to watch a selection of French films from wherever you happen to be on the planet.
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The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission charged the world's biggest crypto exchange and its CEO Changpeng Zhao with "willful evasion" of US law. Zhao has rejected the allegations against him.
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Some 1.5 million German households are spending more than half of their income on rent, according to a study. Poorer people and city dwellers face the biggest burdens.
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Conductor Vasyl Kryachok was preparing for more concerts in Mariupol when Russia launched its full-scale invasion last year. He eventually fled the besieged city and is now putting together a new orchestra.
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The French have protested against a planned pension reform. But in fact, the country's pension system is fairly generous when compared with many others in Europe. In several countries, people work much longer.
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The newly scheduled dates will mark the rock 'n' roll legends' first time reuniting following last year's postponement. The series of dates follows a massively successful and record-breaking first leg in 2019.