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Disney+ streaming service sets November launch

San Francisco - Disney announced Thursday that its video streaming service would launch in the US in November, spotlighting its blockbuster-making studios as it takes on powerhouse Netflix.The company said that after launching in the US on November 12 at $6.

Dubrovnik or King's Landing? Game of Thrones is 'blessing and curse'

Dubrovnik - Shepherding tourists through the arches and towers of Croatia's medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Ivan Vukovic spends half his time leading tours of a capital that doesn't exist: the fictional King's Landing from "Game of Thrones".

'Game of Thrones' author to discover TV ending to his saga

Los Angeles - "Game of Thrones," the fantasy epic imagined more than 20 years ago by author George R.R. Martin, will have its much-anticipated finale on HBO later this year.

George R.R. Martin: father of 'Game of Thrones'

Paris - George R.R. Martin, the 70-year-old writer behind HBO's blood-spattered epic "Game of Thrones", has created a multitude of fantasy worlds spanning medieval pasts to distant sci-fi futures.

The end is coming: How 'Game of Thrones' broke all records

Paris - The most expensive, most watched, most pirated and most award-festooned fictional television series in history... As "Game of Thrones" starts its eighth and final season on April 14, AFP looks back on its record-breaking run.

Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

New York - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among dozens indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities.

Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

New York - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among 50 people indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities.

Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

New York - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among 50 people indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities.

Ukraine actor turned presidential frontrunner says politics 'not the movies'

Kiev - Ukrainian comedy actor Volodymyr Zelensky, who is leading in opinion polls ahead of this month's presidential vote, has told AFP that he is running to help the people of his war-torn country.

Review: Michael Fairman soars on breakthrough single 'Thing About Me' Special

Television personality and journalist Michael Fairman has released his first single, the spitfire "Thing About Me." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Bulgarian boiled frog lands Bear Grylls in hot water

Sofia - Environment officials in Bulgaria said Thursday they were considering fining British adventurer Bear Grylls over an episode of his Running Wild series in which he killed a frog and boiled it on a camping stove.

China entertainment endures 'bitter winter' after crackdowns

Dongyang Shi - Chinese film and television are reeling from what industry insiders call a "bitterly cold winter" of sharper government scrutiny that is expected to lead to more Communist Party-friendly content.

Brazilian TV news market to be shaken by launch of CNN Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - With the launch of CNN Brazil, Latin America's biggest TV market is set to be roiled by the entry of a powerful new player looking to challenge the dominance of current leader Globo News.

'Green Book' wins PGA best film, boosting Oscar chances

Los Angeles - "Green Book" took home best film at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, boosting its chances at next month's Oscars after it picked up three wins at the Golden Globes.

Afghan talent show singer finds fame as Justin Trudeau's double

Kabul - An Afghan talent show contestant's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country -- and potentially given him the winning edge.

Review: Streaming services fare well at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards Special

The streaming services, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, fared well in the television categories of the 2019 Golden Globe awards.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' rocks Golden Globes with surprise coda

Los Angeles - "Bohemian Rhapsody" pulled a major upset at the close of the Golden Globes on Sunday, taking home the final two top prizes to put itself into the Oscars conversation along with "Green Book" and "Roma.

Stars sparkle on Golden Globes red carpet

Los Angeles - A year ago, the Golden Globes red carpet was a total blackout as Hollywood's A-listers drew attention to the problem of sexual harassment in entertainment and other industries.

Hollywood kicks off the 76th Golden Globes Awards

Los Angeles - Hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh kicked off the Golden Globes on Sunday, with hit music romance "A Star Is Born" the frontrunner at the year's first and sassiest awards gala.

'A Star Is Born' leads pack for Golden Globes

Los Angeles - Hollywood's A-listers will hit the red carpet Sunday for the Golden Globes, the glitzy start to the entertainment industry's awards season, with popular music romance "A Star Is Born" the overwhelming favorite for top honors.

List of key Golden Globe nominees

Los Angeles - Here are the nominees in key categories for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out Sunday in Beverly Hills.

CBS ex-CEO won't get severance after sexual misconduct claims

New York - Les Moonves, the onetime head of CBS, was fired for cause and will not receive a severance package in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, the television network announced Monday.

Hollywood awards season kicks off with Golden Globes noms

Los Angeles - Hollywood's annual carnival of awards shows begins Thursday with the nominations for the Golden Globes -- the starting gun in the race for the Oscars.

#MeToo personal for 'Handmaid's Tale' costume designer

New York - From the United States to Argentina, by way of Ireland and Poland, the red habit and white bonnet synonymous with "The Handmaid's Tale" have become a powerful symbol of the #MeToo movement.

Chef Jamie Oliver slams TV bosses over junk food ads

Cannes - Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver slammed his own bosses Monday in an extraordinary attack on their defence of junk food advertising on television.

First kids' TV show about sexual harassment being made: Italian broadcaster

Cannes - The world's first children's television series about sexual harassment will be screened next year, its Italian makers told AFP Saturday.

Danish sub killer investigation to be made into docudrama

Copenhagen - The investigation into the murder of a Swedish journalist onboard Danish inventor Peter Madsen's homemade submarine is to be turned into a television series by a screenwriter of the hit Nordic noir show "Borgen", the production company said on Thursday...

Comcast faces continued doubts over wisdom of Sky purchase

New York - As it prepares to take control of British telecommunications company Sky following a tense, months-long bidding war, American cable giant Comcast faces continued doubts about its strategy for content and technology -- and whether it will pay off.

'House arrest' drama and others test boundaries in Russia

Moscow - Russian courts are sometimes described as a theatre of the absurd, but it is television and cinema that have recently pushed political boundaries with their depictions of trials on screen.

Camila Cabello leads in nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

New York - US singer Camila Cabello leads in nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, according to a list released Thursday.
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