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Obama’s memoir ’’A Promised Land’’ sold record-breaking 1.7 million copies in first week

2020-11-25 20:55:00

Penguin Random House announced on Tuesday that former President Obama’s memoir ’’A Promised Land’’ had sold more than 1.7 million copies in its first week...

Britney Spears loses court bid to remove father’s control over estate

2020-11-11 19:02:00

What is the conservatorship and why was it set up?..

Johnny Depp leaves Fantastic Beasts film franchise

2020-11-07 10:08:00

Johnny Depp has left the Fantastic Beasts film franchise, days after losing a libel case over a newspaper article which called him a wife beater...

Johnny Depp loses ’wife beater’ libel case against The Sun over Amber Heard allegations

2020-11-02 16:25:00

Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny Depp was unable to convince the High Court he was not violent towards ex-wife Amber Heard...

Hollywood legend Sean Connery dies aged 90

2020-10-31 18:54:00

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said...

Oscars: Canada Selects ’Funny Boy’ for International Feature Category

2020-10-30 14:37:00

Canada has picked Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy, an adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s coming-of-age novel of the same name, to represent the country in the 2021 Oscar race in the international feature category...

Azadi by Arundhati Roy review – at her passionate best

2020-10-20 13:02:00

Arundhati Roy’s literary career has been one of a kind. Thrust into the limelight of the global publishing industry back in 1997 when her debut novel, The God of Small Things, won an advance of half a million pounds and then the Booker prize, she might have gone on to become a household name of cosmopolitan novel writing in the way that Salman Rushdie and Kazuo Ishiguro had in the decades before...

Is it my mistake that I was born a Sri Lankan Tamil?: Muralitharan on 800 row

2020-10-17 20:29:00

Vijay Sethupathi agreeing to play Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan in the biopic 800 has caused a political uproar in Tamil Nadu...

Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar shares poem about widows’ pain by Literature Nobel winner Louise Gluck

2020-10-11 10:23:00

The lines reflect on the deep anguish that a widow suffers and what goes in her mind when she has to deal with the irreparable loss in her life...

Nobel Prize in literature awarded to Louise Glück

2020-10-08 23:21:00

Louise Glück has won the 2020 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday. The judges cited “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”..

“Just be yourself. That’s the only thing what matters, Dad said.” Talk with GaaPiNk

2020-10-07 13:37:00

we, LNW, decided to have a friendly chat with GaaPiNk...

’I’ve got my mask right here’: Alec Baldwin pulls out pink thong as he plays Trump and Jim Carrey plays Biden in their disastrous presidential debate as SNL returns

2020-10-04 17:25:00

This week’s disastrous presidential debate was spoofed by Saturday Night Live as NBC’s comedy variety show returned for its 46th season, with Alec Baldwin reprising his role as President Trump and Jim Carrey debuting as Joe Biden...

Prime Minister pays final respects to veteran Actor Tennison Cooray

2020-09-30 20:36:00

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa paid final respects to veteran actor Tennisan Cooray, who passed away on September 28...

Veteran Actor Tennisan Cooray passed away

2020-09-28 12:52:00

Veteran Actor, Theatre Performer and Comedian Tennisan Cooray has passed away, at the age of 68...

Ellen DeGeneres: Humbled host returns to TV with apology and admission

2020-09-22 18:54:00

Ellen DeGeneres has opened the new series of her talk show with an apology and an admission that ’’things happened here that never should have happened’’...

ABBA secretly reunite to film for their 50th anniversary hologram tour in 2022

2020-09-22 17:48:00

IT is the most secretive reunion in pop history – but the return of ABBA is one step closer...

Reawakening of Sri Lankan Queer Culture – Meet GaaPiNk

2020-09-18 06:30:00

GaaPiNk is a Sri Lankan queer artist and an activist outspeaking for the rights of the LGBTIQ community. They break the barriers of gender by expressing themselves in a fluid spectrum, reminiscing the beauty of diversity, thereby giving breath to the dying Queer Culture of Sri Lanka...

Diana Rigg: Bond, Avengers and Game Of Thrones star dies aged 82

2020-09-11 18:53:00

Tributes are being paid to ’’icon’’ Dame Diana Rigg, a Bond actress and star of The Avengers and Game Of Thrones, who has died at the age of 82...

The Sri Lankan designer making eco-conscious gender-inclusive clothes

2020-09-09 21:26:00

Sri Lankan fashion designer Amesh Wijesekera has become known for his colorful designs that combine local handwoven textiles with deadstock fabric to create distinctive pieces...

Ed Sheeran announces daughter’s birth - and reveals unusual name

2020-09-01 22:36:00

Singer Ed Sheeran says his wife, Cherry Seaborn, gave birth last week, and that both mum and baby are ’’doing amazing’’...

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43

2020-08-29 09:56:00

Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” died on Friday after a four year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 43...

’Justice League’ and Zack Snyder’s Brighter Vision

2020-08-25 10:10:00

Though ’Man of Steel’ and ’Batman v Superman’ were criticized for their darkness, the heroes are set to reach greater heights in the HBO Max project...

Disney ends the historic 20th Century Fox brand

2020-08-12 15:18:00

Walt Disney has brought to an end one of the best-known names in the entertainment industry, 20th Century Fox...

Be Kind To One Another, says Ellen DeGeneres. But is she?

2020-08-04 22:47:00

Ellen DeGeneres ‘Wants Out’ of Her Show Amid New Claims, Feels ‘Betrayed’..

’The Commitments’ and ’Evita’ director Parker dies aged 76

2020-08-02 22:37:00

(AFP).- Alan Parker, who juggled genres and celebrated music with hits such as ’’Bugsy Malone’’, ’’The Commitments’’ and ’’Evita’’, died on Friday at the age of 76...

Marvel’s ’Hawkeye’ Disney+ Series Lands ’Troop Zero,’ ’Comrade Detective’ Directors

2020-07-18 20:39:00

The Jeremy Renner series is filling its quiver with helmers...

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for COVID-19

2020-07-11 23:45:00

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for COVID-19, as he confirmed in a tweet a short while ago...

Born in the US of A - In God we trust - By Priyath Liyanage

2020-06-07 21:26:00

Born in the US of A - In God we trust - By Priyath Liyanage..

He holds the most powerful office in the world, yet offers nothing but ignorance and prejudice

2020-05-31 14:09:00

I have a lot of things to say about this, but the first thing I want to say is I’m afraid to say anything that will incite further anger, although that is precisely the emotion that’s justified...

Taylor Swift responds to Trump’s Hypocrisy over George Floyd’s Murder

2020-05-30 20:14:00

The pop star has recently become more outspoken on politics, speaking of her disillusionment with America in a 2019 interview..