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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-10-02 09:56:42
Pop singer Lady Gaga and rapper Eminem will be headline performers at the first YouTube Music Awards, the Google Inc-owned online video steaming site said on Tuesday. The November 3 award show in New York, which will be live-streamed, honors the top songs and artists that were viewed on the website in the past year. Nominees will be announced later this month and voting by the public will determine winners, YouTube said. Canadian rock band Arcade Fire will also perform at the awards show. The show will be hosted by actor-musician Jason Schwartzman while film and music video director Spike Jonze will serve as creative director, YouTube said. The video streaming website has become a crucial way for musical acts to share music in recent years and has also helped launch the careers of little-known artists such as Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and South Korean pop star Psy. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-09-30 08:49:39
Egypt has selected Ibrahim El Batout’s eye-opening drama “Winter of Discontent,” about the events that led up to the Tahrir Square uprising, as its candidate for the foreign-language film Academy Award race. The significant choice comes with the country in protracted turmoil amid the crackdown on Islamists that has followed the ouster by the military of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. It was made by an independently nominated committee named by the Egyptian Cinema Center, which is controlled by the Ministry of Culture. “Winter of Discontent” is a raw depiction of torture during the Hosni Mubarak regime and attempts by the secret police to quash the 2011 Egyptian revolution. The film bowed at Venice in 2012 and has travelled widely since then, recently released by Barbican in the U.K. Pic is the first production from Cairo-based Zad, launched by Egyptian multi hyphenate Amr Waked, who also stars. “This is a politically reassuring choice,” said Waked. “Without January 25 (Tahrir Square) we would not have June 30  (the date when millions demanded Morsi’s resignation),” he explained. Waked, like many Egyptian artists, supports the military crackdown. “Artistically, we are very proud. It’s a work we put so much energy into, and this adds to the fact that all our efforts to make this film were not made in vain,” he added. Waked, who is known internationally for roles in “Syriana,” “House of Saddam,” and “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” toplines “Winter” as a tortured computer whiz. Released in March in Egyptian movie theaters, “Winter” had an eight-week local run, which is unusually long for an arthouse movie in the country. It was released by the distributor known as The Trio (Al Massa, Oscar and El Nasr). Egypt in 2012 skipped submitting a contender for the foreign-language film Oscar race due to the post-revolutionary chaos. In 2011 the country submitted Khaled El Hagar’s “Lust,” about a poor family in a down-and-out neighborhood of Alexandria and the frustration of everyday Egyptians trying to make ends meet in pre-revolutionary Egypt. The last date to submit entries for the foreign-language Academy Awards is Oct. 1. Nominations will be announced Jan. 16 and the ceremony will be held March 2 at the Dolby Theatre. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-09-25 09:19:59
Few musicians are able to keep their careers alive for more than five decades, but pop diva Cher says her latest album is her "best effort ever." Cher, 67, a staple of American dance music, released her 26th studio album, "Closer to the Truth" on Tuesday, her first record in 12 years. "It's my best effort ever, so I'm happy with that. I'm singing better than ever and the songs are really good. I'm unbelievably proud of it," the singer said in an interview with Reuters at her home in California's beachside community of Malibu. The new album, which includes the Paul Oakenfold-produced single "Woman's World," a disco-pop ode to strong women, also features songs written by pop star Pink, such as "Lie to Me" and the rousing "I Walk Alone." "A song either is good or is bad as far as your feelings go. So I know pretty much immediately, I just know. Also, if it doesn't touch me, I can't sing it," the singer said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-09-24 11:45:50
Diaphanous dresses, nautical prints and angular tailoring drew Milan fashion week to a close on Monday after six days of catwalks and campaigning to promote the city's fashion industry as a bright spot in a gloomy local economy. Veteran Italian designer Giorgio Armani presented sharp blazers, fitted shorts and floaty floral kaftans, topping off the show with flowing translucent dresses and large mortar board-style hats in fuchsia, black and bright blue.The collection was imagined for a woman who is "a bit less constrained by the everyday... a woman who lives a life of her own", the designer told reporters backstage after the show. Fashion house Frankie Morello decorated clothes with anchors and shells, and Gianfranco Ferre's tailored coats and dresses in neutral tones took inspiration from American photographer Herb Ritts. The collections provided the finale to a week which has seen 74 official shows, store openings, and parties attended by celebrities including Cate Blanchett and Blake Lively. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-09-23 11:15:06
Floral-hued gowns dotted the red carpet at the Primetime Emmy awards on Sunday, mirroring the blue and pink palettes that graced runways this season. Deep blue tones stood out against the red carpet and actresses favored feminine silhouettes at the Emmys, the first in Hollywood's six-month-long awards season. "30 Rock" nominee Tina Fey led the pack of ladies opting for cobalt blue in a custom Narciso Rodriguez low v-neck gown. "Girls" star Allison Williams followed the trend with a flowing strapless Ralph Lauren, while Edie Falco opted for a high neckline in a cobalt Escada dress. "Mad Men" star Jessica Pare chose a strapless turquoise Oscar de la Renta gown, while "Nashville" star Connie Britton picked a strapless turquoise velvet Naeem Khan gown with gold beading. "I love the texture and it felt like some really special," Britton said. "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel strayed from her usual girly style of flirty dresses, donning an ice blue fitted J. Mendel gown. Malin Akerman wore an ice blue strapless Marchesa, while "Top Chef" host and nominee Padma Lakshmi chose a custom-made Kaufman Franco dress. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-09-17 12:17:53
Singer and actress Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth have called off their engagement, representatives for both stars said on Monday, ending months of speculation that the young couple's relationship was on the rocks. Cyrus, 20, and "Hunger Games" actor Hemsworth, 23, ended their four-year relationship, but no reason was given for the break-up by their representatives. Over the weekend, Cyrus stopped following Hemsworth on social networking site Twitter, which fueled break-up reports in the media. Cyrus first met Australian actor Hemsworth in 2009 on the set of her film "The Last Song," where the two played lovers. The couple announced their engagement in June last year. Former Disney Channel star Cyrus, who shot to fame as the lead in "Hannah Montana," has tried to shed her teen idol image over the years. She captured headlines earlier last month with a provocative and raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ahead of her upcoming album, "Bangerz." Hemsworth has seen his star rise in Hollywood, playing a leading role in dystopian young adult film franchise "The Hunger Games" and taking on action roles in "The Expendables 2" and "Paranoia." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-09-10 11:42:25
A new painting by Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered after two years of research to determine its authenticity, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam said today. “Sunset at Montmajour” (1888) -- painted during the artist’s time in the southern French city of Arles -- will be on display from Sept. 24 in the current “Van Gogh at Work” exhibition (ending Jan. 12), the museum said in a news release. It was during the same Arles period that Van Gogh painted his “Sunflowers,” “The Yellow House” and “The Bedroom.” “A discovery of this magnitude has never before occurred in the history of the Van Gogh Museum,” director Axel Rueger said. The work is owned by private collectors who have asked not to be identified, the Van Gogh Museum said. They approached the museum in 2009 to request an expert opinion on the painting. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-09-04 10:37:01
Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien in Scotland got a lukewarm reception and a film about mutilation and masochism that is banned in the director's native South Korea roused disbelieving laughter at the Venice film festival on Tuesday. Booing followed the customary applause after a press screening of "Under The Skin", a comeback for British director Jonathan Glazer, starring the "Lost in Translation" actress. Described as "an undeniably ambitious but ultimately torpid and silly tale of an alien on the prowl" by trade magazine Variety, "Under the Skin" is one of 20 new films in competition for a prestigious Golden Lion at the 70th annual festival. Korean director Kim Ki-Duk screened "Moebius" outside the competition, which he won last year with "Pieta", an absorbing thriller about a pitiless loan shark. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-08-26 08:09:09
Justin Timberlake won big on Sunday at MTV's annual Video Music Awards, taking home the top prize for video of the year for "Mirrors" and a special achievement honor, and also led a much-anticipated onstage reunion of the boy band 'N Sync.  Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars were among other top winners, with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis taking home three awards, including best hip-hop video. But even top VMA nominees had been overshadowed in recent days by the rumored 'N Sync reunion, their first performance since 2002, which took place in the midst of Timberlake's lengthy medley of hits ahead of his accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.  As the star wound down his solo performance, the band's other members rose up through the stage and slowly turned to face the audience, spotlights shining from above. The 'N Sync members then performed another extended medley of hits. "I don't deserve this award," Timberlake, 32, said after TV talk show host Jimmy Fallon presented it to him. "But I'm not going to give it back." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-08-21 15:11:04
A Dutch DJ is bringing underground Egyptian street music to Western night clubs with the hope that it will paint the troubled North African country in a better light. Music producer and DJ Joost Heijthuijsen, 35, from Tilburg in the Netherlands, does not speak Arabic and only visited Egypt for the first time last April. But he is the founder and one-third of "Cairo Liberation Front", a Dutch DJ set dedicated to "mahragan" music, derived from the Arabic word for festival. Also known as "electro-shaabi", it is an unrelenting torrent of synthesizers, chanting and rapping about street culture - touching on sex, drugs and poverty - infused with traditional Arabic rhythms and Egyptian humor. It is low-budget music for the masses. Typically, self-taught DJs circulate their home recordings on their laptops via downloadable files and YouTube. The new sound has flooded Cairo's underground music scene since Egypt's 2011 revolution. But it is spreading across the country and transcending its urban working-class roots even as turmoil grips the nation in the wake of the July 3 military ouster of Egypt's first freely elected leader, Mohamed Morsi. More»