‘Batman and Robin’ director Joel Schumacher dies aged 80
23 June 2020 | 3:38 pm
Hollywood director Joel Schumacher, who made two Batman films after rising to fame with hits including St Elmo's Fire and The Lost Boys, has died aged 80. A representative for the flamboyant US filmmaker said he died in New York on Monday after a year-long battle with cancer.
24 Nov 2020
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Leon Panetta, a former US Secretary of Defense and former CIA director, discussed President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the presidential race to Joe Biden, a situation the US had never experienced. He added that Trump, who has 'operated by chaos for the last four years', is now making sure that the last few weeks of his administration 'are also chaotic'. Yet however long the current president 'will resist reality', Panetta said that he hopes 'the combination of the Republican leadership and the Congress' will finally persuade Trump that 'it is over'.
7 Jan 2021
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including a look ahead at filmmaking in 2021 and a review of the new Pixar movie "Soul". She also reveals her "virtual" pick of the week: a one-minute-long film, shot with a cell phone and entitled "Women's Empowerment".
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
Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Sunday (February 28) called on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to include Black members, following a furor over diversity. The usual cozy gathering of A-listers at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and controversy over the lack of Black members in the 87-member HFPA, whose members choose the Golden Globe winners.
14 Mar 2021
Al Pacino’s suit from Scarface, Batman's mask and other props from Hollywood films are set to go on auction in Los Angeles next month. "Daniel Radcliffe's wand, what a great item to own," says Julien’s Auctions executive director Martin Nolan. The item is estimated at $10 000.
13 Mar 2021
Dubbed the “Mother of Network Marketing in Africa” by networkers in the continent, Mrs. Ejimagwa is Longrich's First Black 5-Star Director and Global Icon of Longrich Bioscience. Since she started the networking business in the 90s, she has garnered over 10 million Nigerians to invest in several networking businesses.
16 Mar 2021
Students at London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) are demanding the resignation of Director Adam Habib after he used the N-word in an online meeting. Habib claims people have "rushed to judgment."
23 Mar 2021
The coronavirus pandemic brought the global film industry to a virtual halt, and it's not just Hollywood that has been badly hit. The Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate, Morocco, where blockbusters like "Game of Thrones" and "Gladiator" were filmed, are grappling with the fallout as filming cancellations has affected the tourism sector. But first - the Turkish lira has tumbled after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again sacked the country's central bank chief, after the latter raised interest rates.
20 May 2021
Indiana Jones' iconic Fedora hat, worn by US actor Harrison Ford on the set of ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Doom’ is the main attraction at an auction of Hollywood artefacts next month. It's estimated to fetch around $250,000. More than a thousand items will go on sale, including Harry Potter’s wand and a droid used in ‘Star Wars: The rise of Skywalker'.
31 May 2021
The US actor, a longtime admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says he wants to crack down on businesses that harm the environment.
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Visitors on the Hollywood Walk of Fame react to the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second child, Lilibet Diana. The couple decided to name the girl after Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and his mother Diana.
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He has described himself as "accidentally Algerian". Karim Aïnouz was born and raised in Brazil, but his father hails from the mountains of Kabylia, in Algeria. In early 2019, the filmmaker travelled to the region for the very first time, a trip that he documents in his latest film "Mariner of the Mountains".
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