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Natalie Portman says backed out of prize over Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel's prime minister.

Natalie Portman backs out of Jewish prize over 'recent events' in Israel

Jerusalem - Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has cancelled her participation in a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million (1.6 million euro) prize, saying she was troubled by "recent events" in Israel, organisers said.

Review: Greg Rikaart deserves to win 2018 'Supporting Actor' Emmy award Special

Greg Rikaart should win the 2018 Emmy award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" for playing Kevin Fisher on "The Young and The Restless."

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

New York - Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Nobel literature academy gets new head after sex assault claims

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, appointed a new head Friday after a crippling crisis triggered by allegations of sexual assault against the husband of one of its members.

New head for Swedish Nobel body after sex scandal

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, appointed a new head Friday as a sexual harrassment scandal rocked the prestigious institution.

Independent publishers vie for Man Booker International Prize

London - Independent publishers dominated the shortlist for Britain's Man Booker International Prize, announced on Thursday, celebrating translated works of fiction spanning the globe.

Swedish Academy in crisis as head resigns

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, was plunged into crisis on Thursday after two of its members, including its head Sara Danius, resigned Thursday, amid a growing crisis over a high-profile man accused of sexual assaults.

British inner-city teacher named world's best, wins $1 million prize

Dubai - Briton Andria Zafirakou, who works in a school in one of the UK's poorest areas, on Sunday won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2018 at a star-studded ceremony in Dubai.

Pritzker prize goes to Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

New York - Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, a pioneer of low-cost housing design, won the prestigious Pritzker Prize on Wednesday, considered architecture's Nobel equivalent.

Pritzker prize goes to Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

New York - Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, a pioneer of low-cost housing design, won the prestigious Pritzker Prize on Wednesday, considered architecture's Nobel equivalent.

'120 Beats per Minute' wins best film at 'French Oscars'

Paris - "120 Beats per Minute" (120 battements par minute) won best film on Friday night at the "French Oscars" -- the Cesars -- where many attendees wore white ribbons in protest of violence against women.

Review: J.J. Watt earns the coveted Laureus Sporting Inspiration Award Special

Houston - American football player J.J. Watt has a major reason to celebrate. He was honored with the coveted Laureus Sporting Inspiration Award. Digital Journal has the scoop.

'Three Billboards' tops Baftas as 'Time's Up' campaign shares stage

London - Crime drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" captured five British Bafta film awards on Sunday, including best film, topping an emotionally charged ceremony that featured fashion and rhetoric in support of the fight against sexual harassment...

UK stars say 'Time's Up' for sexual harassment and abuse before Baftas

London - Actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Watson joined around 200 British stars in demanding an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in an open letter published Sunday ahead of the Bafta film awards.

Sirleaf wins prestigious Ibrahim Prize for African leadership

London - Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday won the rarely-awarded Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership -- the world's biggest individual prize.

Britain's Kate facing BAFTA black dress 'dilemma'

London - The Duchess of Cambridge could face a tricky decision at Britain's BAFTA film awards, a newspaper reported Friday, if female attendees decide to wear black in protest at sexual harassment.

Former NATO leader Rasmussen considered for Nobel committee

Oslo - In a controversial move, a conservative Norwegian party said Wednesday it is considering former NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen as its choice to sit on the committee which awards the Nobel Peace Prize.

Israeli culture minister welcomes failed Oscar bid

Jerusalem - Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev has welcomed the failure of her country's controversial candidate for the Oscars to win a nomination, having called the film "Foxtrot" an insult to the military.

Op-Ed: Kendrick Lamar should win 2018 'Album of the Year' Grammy award

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has had a great year musically, and he deserves to win the 2018 Grammy award for "Album of the Year" for "DAMN."

Dustin Lynch earns 2018 iHeartRadio Music Award nomination

Country star Dustin Lynch has a major reason to celebrate. He earned his first iHeartRadio award nomination for "Small Town Boy."

Arise, Sir Ringo: Starr and Barry Gibb knighted in UK honours list

London - Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and sole surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb were each awarded a knighthood in Britain's traditional New Year Honours, announced late on Friday.

Dublin councillors revoke Suu Kyi award in protest

London - Dublin councillors on Wednesday voted to revoke an award given to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to protest her handling of violence against Rohingya Muslims in her country, Irish media reported.

Nobel-winning Hiroshima survivor laments nuclear 'insanity'

Oslo - Setsuko Thurlow, 85, was 13 years old when she was rescued from the ruins of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Behind the (top secret) scenes of a Nobel dinner

Stockholm - Florists, lighting designers and cooks have been rushing around Stockholm's Blue Hall transforming the bare brick interior into the stylish venue for Sunday's annual Nobel banquet, while keeping all the preparations top secret.

Norway populist fails in Nobel bid

Oslo - A controversial former leader of Norway's anti-immigration party on Friday failed in his bid to join the committee that awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

Lubaina Himid becomes oldest winner of UK's Turner Prize

London - Lubaina Himid, 63, on Tuesday became the oldest winner of the Turner Prize, Britain's most prestigious yet controversial visual art award, for her works celebrating black creativity.

Syrian teen pleads for 'a chance' at kids peace prize

Den Haag - A Syrian teenager made a strong plea Monday for the world to give refugees fleeing his country's war an opportunity, as he received the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize in The Hague.

Hiroshima survivor to accept Nobel Peace Prize for nuclear watchdog

Ottawa - Setsuko Thurlow was 13 years old and standing only a mile away from ground zero when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.

Nobel prize money will no longer be 'invested' in nuclear weapons

Oslo - The Nobel Foundation said Friday its prizes will no longer be funded with investments from nuclear arms producers, just weeks after awarding the peace prize to a nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group.
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