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Cannes festival accused of airbrushing star's thighs

Paris - The official poster for this year's Cannes film festival sparked an outcry Wednesday over claims that Italian actress Claudia Cardinale's thighs had been airbrushed to make them thinner.

The pain and defiance of 'Shoah' maker Lanzmann

Paris - "I am completely against death," declared Claude Lanzmann, the maker of the landmark documentary on the Holocaust, "Shoah", who lost his 23-year-old son Felix to cancer two months ago.

Taiwan director's courageous tale of family strife

Taipei - Filmmaker Huang Hui-chen felt bound by labels while growing up in Taiwan -- impoverished, a school dropout and daughter of a lesbian Taoist priestess who she yearned to understand.

Taiwan director's courageous tale of family strife

Taipei - Filmmaker Huang Hui-chen felt bound by labels while growing up in Taiwan -- impoverished, a school dropout and daughter of a lesbian Taoist priestess who she yearned to understand.

Taiwan director's courageous tale of family strife

Taipei - Filmmaker Huang Hui-chen felt bound by labels while growing up in Taiwan -- impoverished, a school dropout and daughter of a lesbian Taoist priestess who she yearned to understand.

Tears and laughter for Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher

Los Angeles - Friends, family and hundreds of wellwishers gathered in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday to celebrate the lives of beloved celebrity mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.

Interview: Actor Patrick Durham discusses 'Cross Wars' film Special

Actor Patrick Durham chatted with Digital Journal about his new film, "Cross Wars," which he wrote, produced and directed.

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Kabul - The lights go off, the projector whirls,and for the first time in years Afghan families find themselves sharing popcorn and soda as Hollywood and Bollywood stars romp across the silver screen.

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Kabul - The lights go off, the projector whirls,and for the first time in years Afghan families find themselves sharing popcorn and soda as Hollywood and Bollywood stars romp across the silver screen.

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Kabul - The lights go off, the projector whirls,and for the first time in years Afghan families find themselves sharing popcorn and soda as Hollywood and Bollywood stars romp across the silver screen.

Ben Affleck says he's undergone treatment for alcoholism

Los Angeles - Hollywood star Ben Affleck announced on Facebook that he has undergone treatment to combat alcoholism, as he acknowledged his ongoing struggle with the condition.

Disney shelves 'Beauty and the Beast' in Malaysia after cuts

Kuala Lumpur - Disney has indefinitely postponed the opening of its film "Beauty and the Beast" in Malaysia after censors in the Muslim-majority nation reportedly cut out a "gay moment" in the movie.

Emma Watson is Belle of the ball in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Los Angeles - It is a tale as old as time (or one dating back to the 1990s, at least): Disney dusts off an animated classic, adds bells, whistles and real people, and everyone makes a fortune.

'The Belko Experiment': a bad day at the office from hell

Los Angeles - From the haunted house to the escaped lunatic, the zombie horde or the freak possessed by demons, there really isn't much the dedicated horror aficionado hasn't seen.

Jeff Bridges revives 'The Dude' at John Goodman tribute

Los Angeles - Jeff Bridges hilariously resurrected his iconic slacker character "The Dude" from "The Big Lebowski" Friday as he honored his friend John Goodman at a celebration of the actor's glittering career.

Hot ticket: Vietnam King Kong premiere ruined by monster fire

Ho Chi Minh - Film buffs with the hottest ticket in town were left running for safety after a giant model of King Kong went up in flames at the sizzling Vietnam premiere of the rebooted horror classic.

Return of the King: 'Kong: Skull Island' revives iconic ape

Los Angeles - Eight decades since furry wrecking machine King Kong first stomped into theaters, the giant ape with a predilection for bottle-blonde damsels in distress makes his cinematic comeback this weekend.

Hollywood stars in Warsaw for Holocaust biopic set in zoo

Varsovia - Hollywood stars on Tuesday hit the red carpet in Warsaw for a gala screening of a film about a Polish couple who risked their lives to hide hundreds of Jews in a zoo during World War II.

African American Oscars triumph masking real diversity woes

Los Angeles - The triumph of black artists at the Oscars was seen as a signal that predominantly white Hollywood was making a serious effort to get a grip on its diversity problem.

Russian MP calls Disney's 'Beauty and Beast' gay propaganda

Moscow - An ultra-conservative Russian lawmaker on Saturday urged the culture ministry to check Disney's upcoming film "Beauty and the Beast" for possible breaches of a law banning "gay propaganda".

'Before I Fall': 'Groundhog Day' gets teen makeover

Los Angeles - In the quarter century since the release of the cult classic film "Groundhog Day," filmmakers of all genres have used the "time loop" as a narrative device.

Dancing with demons: ballet star Polunin bares all

London - Sergei Polunin, the ballet star with a bad boy reputation, told AFP the rough and tumble of his career was part of growing up as he presented "Dancer", a searingly honest film about his life.

Burkina parties for top film festival a year after attacks

Ouagadougou - A year after jihadist attacks killed 33 people, Burkina Faso's capital is kicking up its heels on the back of Africa's top film festival, which it has hosted since 1969.

Hollywood takes on Trump at Oscars with message of inclusion

Los Angeles - Hollywood seized the global platform of the Oscars to take on Donald Trump, but stars kept the tone light and inclusive after the US president's divisive debut.

'Moonlight' wins best picture as Oscars ends in chaos

Los Angeles - Coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" won the coveted best picture statuette at Sunday's Oscars, but the evening ended in chaos as "La La Land" -- already the winner of six prizes -- was first mistakenly handed the award.

The 89th Academy Awards: fun facts and figures

Los Angeles - Hollywood's elite gathers at the Dolby Theatre for the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday to reward the best in acting, writing and filmmaking talent.

'Moonlight' tops Spirit Awards a day ahead of Oscars

Santa Monica - Coming of age story "Moonlight" triumphed at the Spirit Awards, adding six trophies to the string of honors it has picked up with the Oscars just one day away.

'Moonlight' tops Spirit Awards a day ahead of Oscars

Santa Monica - Coming of age story "Moonlight" triumphed at the Spirit Awards, adding six trophies to the string of honors it has picked up with the Oscars just one day away.

'Moonlight' tops Spirit Awards a day ahead of Oscars

Santa Monica - Coming of age story "Moonlight" triumphed at the Spirit Awards, adding six trophies to the string of honors it has picked up with the Oscars just one day away.

Can 'La La Land' waltz away with all the Oscars glory?

Los Angeles - Hollywood will be sprinkled with stardust on Sunday at the Oscars, with dreamy nostalgic musical "La La Land" tipped for glory on the film industry's biggest night.
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