Entertainment – International

Seattle beat Colorado to reach MLS Cup final

  COLORADO, United States (Reuters) — The Seattle Sounders defeated Colorado Rapids 1-0 in Denver to ensure they won the Western Conference finals and advanced to the MLS Cup final. The Rapids had the better chances in the first-half, with Jermaine Jones heading just wide from a corner and then looping the ball onto the top of the net later in the half after Sounders keeper, Stefan Frei, fumbled his catch. The game was settled […]

Ukrainian students make Steve Jobs’ portrait from computer keyboard keys

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) — Ukrainian IT students paid tribute to their idol, U.S. businessman and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, in an unusual way – by creating his portrait from keyboard keys. Three students from a private IT academy in the eastern city of Mariupol spent three months searching for the best possible keys, which could resemble Jobs’ face. Student Ivan Kuchugura said it was very time-consuming process. “When I started, I took around three hours […]

Mariah Carey remains coy about Packer engagement

CALIFORNIA, United States (Reuters) — Mariah Carey’s new reality show sees the larger-than-life singer trying on wedding dresses and wrestling with a decision to postpone her marriage to Australian businessman James Packer. But nine months on, as “Mariah’s World” prepares to air in December, Carey is dodging questions about the sudden breakdown in October of her engagement to the billionaire. Asked if the eight-part series would show what really went on to cause the split, […]

Volunteers prepare Thanksgiving dinner for the homebound

WASHINGTON, D.C., (Reuters) — Hundreds of volunteers in Washington, D.C. were filled with the spirit of Thanksgiving on Thursday (November 24), taking time out of their holiday to help bring food to those who otherwise might not be able to spend the day with friends and family. D.C. charity ‘Food & Friends’ spearheaded it’s annual tradition of bringing together volunteers and staff over the week to prepare meals for some 3,500 homebound residents who are […]

Prince Harry gets the royal tour of Saint Kitts and Nevis, a two-island country in West Indies

SAINT KITT AND NEVIS (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince Harry received a royal welcome upon his arrival Wednesday (November 23) at Saint Kitts and Nevis, where he was greeted Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton. Prince Harry formally inspected the Guards before heading to say hello to throngs of cheering fans that had lined the street in Port Zante. From there Harry was scheduled to go to a youth rally at Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World […]

Trump’s Hollywood star is reborn

CALIFORNIA, United States (Reuters) –President-elect Donald Trump’s star is back on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, less than a month after being defaced by a vandal wielding a sledgehammer and a pick-axe. Workers spent the past couple of weeks getting it ready with Trump’s star making its return this week. Trump’s star “sequel” along Hollywood Blvd. seemed to generating a fair amount of interest among tourists on Wednesday (November 23), with many taking the time […]

‘Moana’ expected to top Thanksgiving weekend box office

  WALT DISNEY’S PICTURES (Reuters) — Disney’s “Moana” is expected to top the Thanksgiving weekend box office. The animated movie which features Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as demi-god Maui with songs created by ‘Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, started off the extended five-day holiday break with $2.6 million worth of ticket sales on Thursday night (November 22) previews and is expected to net a total in the region of $85 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. Last weekend’s box […]

Independent Spirit Awards give first indication of Oscar winners

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) –Two coming-of-age movies, “Moonlight,” and “American Honey,” got a leading six nominations each on Tuesday (November 22) for the Independent Spirit Awards which celebrate low-budget artistic films that often also do well at the Oscars. Grief-driven blue-collar family drama “Manchester by the Sea” and “Jackie,” about former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, also did well, earning nods that included best film and best actor for their respective leads, Casey Affleck and […]

WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres pulls off Mannequin Challenge at the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C., United States (Reuters) — Ellen DeGeneres pulled off a star-studded Mannequin Challenge video on Tuesday (November 22) at the White House. The chat show host and media mogul was among 21 people at the iconic residence being awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States. Others taking part in the ceremony at the East Room of the White House were rocker Bruce Springsteen, Motown soul […]

FBI clears Brad Pitt over abuse claim

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Brad Pitt has been cleared after a probe into allegations he mistreated one of his children in a mid-air altercation, the FBI said on Tuesday. The claims centered on an alleged incident with his 15-year-old son Maddox in September on a flight from France to Los Angeles. Pitt’s wife Angelina Jolie claimed he had struck the boy. “In response to allegations made following a flight… carrying Mr. Brad Pitt […]

Kanye suffered mental breakdown: reports

by Jocelyne ZABLIT LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Rapper Kanye West was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles after his doctor called the emergency services to report he was suffering a mental breakdown, news reports said Tuesday. The musician’s personal physician Michael Farzam told police that his 39-year-old patient was “acting erratically” due to sleep deprivation and dehydration and he was concerned about his well-being, the celebrity gossip website TMZ said. He was […]

‘Potter’ fans work box office magic for ‘Fantastic Beasts’

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” debuted atop the North American box office, industry data showed Monday, taking a satisfactory but far from spellbinding $74.4 million. Based on a 2001 book by “Potter” novelist J.K. Rowling, the Warner Bros. film — starring Eddie Redmayne as a wizard in 1920s New York — had to rely on fans of the original franchise to bump up its […]