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Bollywood star urges Davos set to fight sexism

Davos - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday urged the economic elite to break down barriers of discrimination against women as they gathered for the Davos forum.

Indian states seek last-ditch film ban amid violent protests

Mumbai - Indian state governments made a last-ditch attempt Monday to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which has sparked violent protests by radical groups.

Woody Allen: prolific film legend stained by scandal

New York - Woody Allen, the director and four-time Oscar winner known for his comedies rife with neurotic characters, is in the crosshairs of America's sexual harassment watershed over decades-old claims that he molested his daughter.

Firth rebukes Woody Allen over daughter's molestation claims

New York - Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.

Kevin Spacey investigated over third London assault: report

London - British police said Thursday they are investigating a man over a third sexual assault, with the Press Association news agency reporting that US actor Kevin Stacey is the suspected assailant.

Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film

New Delhi - India's top court on Thursday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen.

Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million after pay gap controversy

New York - American actor Mark Wahlberg announced Saturday he would donate $1.5 million (1.2 million euros) to a legal fund for victims of sexual harassment following a controversy over the massive pay gap between him and a female co-star.

And the Golden Globes goes to... press freedom

Los Angeles - The organization behind the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday announced $2 million to a journalism consortium and a media rights group as it hoped to combat growing threats to press freedom.

Review: 'I, Tonya' is a fantastic biographical film Special

The biographical film "I, Tonya," starring Margot Robbie as figure skater Tonya Harding, was released to theaters in America on December 8.

'Blackout' on Globes red carpet for harassment victims

Los Angeles - Usually at the Golden Globes, the red carpet is awash in color.This year, it was a total blackout.

Hollywood stars declare war on sexual misconduct at Globes

Los Angeles - Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry's culture of sexual harassment and abuse, as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note.

Hollywood gets party season started at glitzy Golden Globes

Los Angeles - Hollywood's elite head for the red carpet Sunday for the Golden Globes, the glitzy launch of the entertainment industry's awards season, with sexual harassment scandals casting a long shadow over celebrations.

Oscar-winner Haggis accused of abusing four women

New York - Oscar-winning Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis is now accused of sexual abuse by four women, according to an amended civil suit filed on Friday in New York.

Latest 'Star Wars' passes $1 billion mark in third week: Disney

Los Angeles - The latest episode in Disney's colossally popular "Star Wars" series has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues after just three weeks, a Disney spokesperson confirmed Sunday.

Indian Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth to enter politics

New Delhi - Rajinikanth, the wildly popular Indian cinema star who inspires almost godlike adulation in some parts of the country, announced his entry into politics Sunday.

Iranian director facing jail for film attacking corruption

Paris - It is not easy to lead a good and virtuous life in Iran if the film-maker Mohammad Rasoulof's latest film, "A Man of Integrity", is anything to go by.

'The Last Jedi' rakes in $450.8mn worldwide in opening

Los Angeles - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" -- the latest episode in the blockbuster space saga -- has raked in more than $450 million worldwide since hitting theaters, Disney said Monday -- a major success for the most-hyped movie of the year.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' soars on North America opening

Washington - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" soared to $220 million on its North American opening weekend, data released Sunday showed, backing up months of hype and earning critical praise even as early audiences didn't quite feel the Force.

Film about poor kids at Disney's gates is fairy tale hit

Paris - It is already the fairy tale of this year's Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World in Florida that threatens to turn the tables on the big-budget favourites.

'In the Fade' star Diane Kruger on her real-life agony

Los Angeles - It is the most intense, critically-acclaimed role of her career, but Diane Kruger hardly had to act at all to play a grief-stricken woman robbed of her family in a bombing.

S. Korean actress confronts taboos with abuse allegations

Seoul - Hidden behind a white screen, a South Korean actress sobbed as she accused prize-winning director Kim Ki-Duk of abusing her on set -- a rare denunciation in a conservative country where victims fear public shame.

Fur flies in Hollywood as Disney goes Fox hunting

Los Angeles - The Walt Disney Co. acquisition of a large chunk of 21st Century Fox is expected to reshape the filmmaking landscape, uniting two of the "big six" Hollywood studios under one umbrella for the first time.

Princes William and Harry attend 'Star Wars' London premiere

London - Princes William and Harry attended the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on Tuesday, joining the all-star cast in London for the latest instalment of the sci-fi saga.

'The Shape of Water' leads Golden Globes nominations

Los Angeles - Fairy tale romance "The Shape of Water" led the Golden Globe nominations with seven on Monday as Hollywood launched an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry.

'The Shape of Water' leads Golden Globe nominations with seven

Los Angeles - "The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro's fairy tale romance, led the Golden Globe nominations on Monday with seven nods, including for best motion picture drama and actress Sally Hawkins.

Actress accuses Dustin Hoffman of molesting her offstage

New York - Dustin Hoffman was accused Friday of repeatedly molesting an actress who worked with him in the 1980s, the second allegation to target the acting legend and the latest in a snowballing series of similar claims against powerful men.

'X-Men' director accused of sexually assaulting a minor

New York - Hollywood director Bryan Singer, best known for his four successful "X-Men" movies, has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in 2003.

Croatian TV broadcasts war criminal Praljak's film in tribute

Zagreb - Croatia's state broadcaster aired a film Friday directed by war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself in a courtroom in The Hague this week after UN judges upheld his 20-year jail sentence.

Oscars bid for story of 'Pakistan's toughest woman'

- As 200 armed men surrounded their house on a hot August night in 2005, Nazo Dharejo and her sisters grabbed their Kalashnikov and puny stock of ammunition and climbed to the roof.

Disney executive on leave over improper contact with staff

Los Angeles - Disney animation chief John Lasseter said Tuesday he is taking a six-month leave of absence after acknowledging in an internal memo that he had made staff feel "disrespected or uncomfortable" with unwanted hugs.
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