Philip Roth: Portnoy’s Complaint author dies aged 85
May23

Philip Roth: Portnoy’s Complaint author dies aged 85

. AFP . Philip Roth was presented with the National Humanities Medal by then President Barack Obama in 2011 One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist’s work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. His works included American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and Portnoy’s Complaint. The...

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Israel complains over Dutch TV Eurovision parody
May22

Israel complains over Dutch TV Eurovision parody

. Critics say the parody draws on anti-Semitic themes The Israeli embassy in the Netherlands has lodged a complaint over a parody of Israel’s Eurovision winner that criticised Israeli policies and prompted accusations of anti-Semitism. The skit on Netta Barzilai’s Toy was broadcast on Saturday during a primetime satirical show. The parody drew on violence on the Gaza border, where 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli...

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Iconic Hollywood film poster creator Bill Gold dies
May21

Iconic Hollywood film poster creator Bill Gold dies

. Granger Historical Picture Archive / Alamy Stock P Bill Gold, one of Hollywood’s best-known creators of film posters, has died aged 97. The veteran illustrator had a hand in more than 2,000 posters, including those for Casablanca, Dial M for Murder, and Dirty Harry. Mr Gold began work at the film production company Warner Brothers in the 1940s. His task was to create artwork that didn’t give away a film’s...

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Billboard Awards 2018: Ed Sheeran wins big and Avicii tributes
May21

Billboard Awards 2018: Ed Sheeran wins big and Avicii tributes

. Reuters Ed Sheeran was the big winner at this year’s Billboard Awards, held in Las Vegas. The singer took home four awards: top artist, top radio songs artist, top song sales artist and top hot 100. During the ceremony artists paid tribute to Avicii, who died last month aged 28, and there was an emotional plea from host Kelly Clarkson in the wake of a school shooting in Texas. “I’m so sick of moments of silence....

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Royal wedding 2018: Meghan Markle’s Givenchy dress in detail
May20
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Luc Besson: French film director accused of rape
May19

Luc Besson: French film director accused of rape

. AFP/. . Luc Besson’s lawyer said he “categorically denies” the rape allegation Police in Paris are investigating a rape allegation made against Luc Besson, one of France’s best-known film directors. The complaint was filed by an actress at a Paris police station on Friday. “Luc Besson categorically denies these fantasist accusations,” the director’s lawyer Thierry Marembert told the AFP news...

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