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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-09-17 06:09:27
R&B singer Rihanna's record label on Tuesday said it has refused to license a song to CBS for its "Thursday Night Football" program after the TV network chose not to use the song in its season opener because it was focused on the NFL's domestic violence scandal. The Roc Nation label made its announcement after Rihanna, who was assaulted by singer and then-boyfriend Chris Brown on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards, railed against CBS on Twitter for scrapping her featured part in rapper Jay Z's "Run This Town" along with other planned content. "Roc Nation made the decision to not grant the song's usage," Jay Z's Roc Nation label said in a statement.   The record label revoked the licensing before Tuesday because of the way CBS handled the situation, a spokeswoman said. CBS said earlier on Tuesday it will open the show with original theme music instead of Rihanna's singing. The CBS Corp -owned network, which won the rights to broadcast NFL games in primetime on Thursdays this season, did not use the song as part of its planned opening segment last week in a game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. Instead, the network covered the indefinite suspension of former Ravens running back Ray Rice for domestic abuse and an essay on domestic violence among other content. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-09-16 06:27:59
Oscar-winning actor, director and producer George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an honorary Golden Globe for his contribution to cinema, organizers of the event said on Monday. Clooney, 53, one of Hollywood's leading men on screen and behind the camera, will be honored in January at the Golden Globes Awards, one of the year's most high-profile awards ceremonies for film and television organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.Theo Kingma, the association's president, said the award was for Clooney's "outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera."  Clooney is a two-time Oscar winner, as supporting actor in "Syriana" and as a producer of the 2013 best motion picture "Argo." He has also won three Golden Globes, including best actor in a motion picture for "The Descendants" in 2012 and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" in 2001. This year, he released his fifth film as director, the World War Two drama "The Monuments Men," and he recently signed to direct Sony Pictures' "Hack Attack," about the phone hacking scandal that ensnared British politicians and media figures. News of the Cecil B. DeMille award comes as Clooney prepares to wed his fiancee, lawyer Amal Alamuddin, in Venice in late September. The award is named after the influential Hollywood director who spanned both the silent and sound eras of film. Last year, it was awarded to prolific director Woody Allen, who in keeping with his custom to not attend awards shows sent actress Diane Keaton to pick up the accolade. Recent winners include actors Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro, and directors Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-09-08 10:26:13
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, the Royal Family said on Monday morning. The announcement was made from Clarence House on Twitter. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child," it said. "The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news that their Royal Highnesses are expecting their second child." The Duchess of Cornwall is suffering from acute morning sickness, as she did with her first pregnancy, and is being treated by doctors at her apartments in Kensington Palace. She will no longer joining her husband on a planned engagement in Oxford on Monday afternoon. They were set to open The Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building and meet members of St Hugh's College staff. "She is at home being looked after by the surgeon gynaecologist to the Queen, Alan Farthing, and the surgeon gynaecologist to the royal household, Guy Thorpe-Beeston," said a palace spokeswoman. The palace said the pregnancy has not yet reached the 12-week point, but the couple decided to make the announcement because the duchess was due to undertake a series of public engagements in the coming weeks which are now in doubt. "There are a number of forthcoming engagements so we took the decision to be fully open about it at this point," the spokeswoman said. "One is the forthcoming visit to Malta and a decision on that will be taken closer to the time." She was due to fly to Malta on 20 September for her first solo visit, meeting the president and prime minister and attending independence day celebrations marking the 50th anniversary. On Wednesday night she is due to attend the opening of the Invictus Games, a sports events for injured soldiers, backed by her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, but that now appears to be in doubt. David Cameron was quick to congratulate the couple, saying: "I'm delighted by the happy news that they're expecting another baby." The child will be born fourth in line to the throne. As a sibling to Prince George, who is 13 months old, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child will not be expected to be crowned sovereign. The duchess suffered severe morning sickness in her first pregnancy. In late 2012 she was admitted to hospital with hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme form of the illness. The news follows widespread expectation that the couple, both 32, were trying for a second child. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-09-08 09:06:07
Actor Eddie Redmayne spent seven months working with a choreographer to prepare for the biggest role of his career, ironically a man whose body is reduced by disease to miniscule movement in his hand and face. That man, British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, is one of the most recognizable figures in the world and landing the role in the film "The Theory of Everything" gave Redmayne "a moment of euphoria followed by a moment of deep fear." Redmayne, a 32-year-old Londoner, says he went "old-school" in his preparation and spent months with the choreographer at clinics with patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He took photos of a young Hawking to an expert to study the stages of his decline over 25 years, including the loss of his voice. "I spent six to seven months working with this dancer to embed it my body," Redmayne told Reuters over the weekend ahead of the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday. By the time shooting started, Redmayne's goal was to have the physical part down so well that he could concentrate just on the emotions. It looks like he pulled it off, judging by Hawking's critique. "He gave Eddie the enormous compliment of saying 'I thought it was me on screen,'" said director James Marsh. "That tells you a lot about Eddie's performance. It passed the biggest test." Variety critic Justin Chang said "Redmayne's performance nails all the outward manifestations without unnecessary exaggeration," and predicted the Focus Features film would fare well critically and commercially when it opens in North America on Nov. 7. 'GOOD OR OTHERWISE' Hawking, now 72, gave his blessing to the film, even though it is based on the memoir of first wife, Jane Hawking, who married the young genius when he was given two years to live. She cared for him and three kids over two decades and supported him in his high-flying career, including the writing of his book "A Brief History of Time" for non-scientists to understand the universe. It has sold over 10 million copies. "It is an unconventional love story," said Redmayne. "It is about young love, passionate love, family love, love of his subject. But it is also about the flaws and cracks in relationships." Jane is played by British actress Felicity Jones over the 25 years of the film, from when she meets the gangly and fun-loving student at Cambridge to when he leaves her for another woman. "People did underestimate Jane and her sheer determination and life force," said Jones. "Even though she was young, she had a very strong sense of herself." The break-up scene may be one of the film's most memorable as a brilliant man struggles to communicate the end with a computerized voice lacking in musicality and a wheelchair that can only get so close. "Even though Stephen is breaking up with Jane, there is a moment when all he can do to comfort her is push his wheelchair to nudge the back of her legs," said Redmayne. Redmayne went to see Hawking right before he went to the screening of the film. "I said 'Stephen, I am very nervous, I hope you enjoy the film, let me know what you think'," Redmayne recounted. "He spent awhile typing out 'I'll let you know what I think, good or otherwise.' I said 'Stephen, if it's otherwise, will you just say 'otherwise'?'" "Fortunately, after the film, he gave us the right to use his (synthesized) voice. We hear his voice and its an iconic voice." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-08-28 14:09:47
One of Hollywood's most famous couples has finally tied the knot. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married in France on Saturday, a spokesperson for the couple told the Associated Press. The two actors got engaged in 2012 and have been together since 2005. Pitt and Jolie have six kids. Jolie was previously married to Billy Bob Thornton and Johnny Lee Miller. Pitt was previously married to actress Jennifer Aniston, who he divorced after he grew close to Jolie on the set of their movie "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," according to the Today show. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-08-16 15:44:22
Controversial Egyptian cartoonist Mostafa Hussein died Saturday at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer, state-owned news agency MENA reported. Hussein's cartoons were regularly published with the state-owned Al-Akhbar newspaper since 1974. Hussein often faced accusations by critics that he was a mouthpiece for the regime, reflecting the regime's agenda through his cartoons. He occupied a number of prominent positions throughout his career, heading Egypt's Caricature Society in 1964, becoming editor-in-chief of Caricature magazine in 1993, and heading the Syndicate of Plastic Artists in 2002. Hussein was also the recipient of a number of state awards. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-08-12 06:12:14
Robin Williams, the versatile actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film's biggest stars, was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California. He was 63. The comedian's appeal stretched across generations and genres, from family fare as the voice of Disney's blue Genie in "Aladdin" to his portrayal of a fatherly therapist in the 1997 drama "Good Will Hunting," for which he earned his sole Oscar. But many remembered the master of impressions on Monday for his tender portrayal in "Mrs. Doubtfire", when he played the part of a British nanny whose identity he assumed as a divorced father to be with his children. Williams had been recently suffering from severe depression, his publicist Mara Buxbaum said in a statement, and the actor had repeatedly talked about his past struggles with alcohol. "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken," Williams' wife Susan Schneider said in a statement. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-08-10 06:01:06
When director Steven Quale began researching tornados for a natural disaster film he turned to YouTube for inspiration from eye witness accounts to convey the real terror and devastation of twisters. "Into the Storm," out in U.S. theaters on Friday, starts with a seemingly average day in the fictional Midwest town of Silverton that quickly changes when a storm system sweeps through, bringing the strongest tornadoes ever seen, including a monster mile-wide twister. "People are always drawn to what frightens them. They're fascinated with the power and the destructive energy that tornadoes or hurricanes or any big natural phenomena have," Quale said. "They want to experience that, but they want to experience it in the safety of a movie theater."  Quale showcases much of the film through the eyes of storm chasers to recreate the horrifying destruction a tornado inflicts. Actors worked on set with 100 mile-per-hour (160 km-per-hour) wind machines with debris thrown into them to replicate the chaos of a tornado and gauge real reactions from the cast. "It is something that feels real, you could be there and it doesn't take you out and suspend disbelief," the director said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-07-23 12:16:43
Fathers often see their daughters as royalty. But a few months ago, when Emily Heaton said she wanted to be a princess, her father Jeremiah quickly found her a kingdom. Many little girls would have been satisfied with the wooden turrets and ramparts of the castle in the community playground of rural Abingdon, Virginia, where the Heatons live. But Jeremiah was thinking bigger. Last month, he planted a flag in a tiny parcel of uninhabited land on the border between Egypt and Sudan on June 16th, Emily's seventh birthday. The Kingdom of North Sudan was born. "With a child you don't want to ever tell them they can't be something they desire to be, and at age six, her frame of reference for the world was to be a princess," Heaton told AFP."So I told her that she could be." Heaton started researching unassigned territory that he could claim as a kingdom. At first, the search was futile. "Initially I looked at the Antarctic continent, which doesn't have a population... but due to the Antarctic Treaty, there are no new claims that are allowed to be made," he explained. So, his Internet research eventually pointed him in the direction of Bir Tawil, a few hundred square kilometers (miles) of uninhabited desert nestled between Egypt and Sudan, long neglected in border negotiations. It wasn't long before Heaton was on a plane to Africa. "I didn't see the pyramids, I didn't see Luxor, I did not see Alexandria. It was specifically to go to the border area and make the claim on Bir Tawil. I'm probably one of the few people who've been to Egypt and not seen the pyramids!" he said. Heaton says the whole expedition cost under $3,000, and Emily says she has big plans for 'her' territory. "We're going to help kids in Africa that don't have food. We're going to build a garden as big as our land," she says. Heaton envisions an oasis of low-carbon-footprint agriculture funded by donations earned through an eventual KickStarter campaign, and even from supportive foreign governments. But can one man establish a kingdom on foreign soil? Edward Swaine, a professor of law at George Washington University Law School in Washington, says there could be problems. "At a basic level, he has to be correct in asserting that this is unclaimed land... That's not obvious to me that he's correct," Swaine said. "Beyond that, he has to establish effective occupation of this land beyond simply planting a flag or showing up and taking a selfie." Heaton says he is moving towards that goal, with office space in downtown Washington and a phone number already set up. He believes that recognition is a real possibility. "I think that once the Egyptian and Sudanese governments realize that we're going to be a positive force for change in the area... they will realize that it's beneficial to recognize the kingdom of [North] Sudan," he said, adding he hoped to soon enter talks with the two countries. The Egyptian and Sudanese embassies in Washington did not respond to AFP requests for comment. Even if Heaton's claim doesn't quite stand up to legal scrutiny, Swaine says there might at least be some consolation for Emily. "I think any little girl who declares herself to be a princess is such, and that's strictly speaking as a matter of international law," he said, tongue firmly in cheek. How much this will mean for Emily in the future is up for debate, but at least she seems to have received some kudos for it at school. Her friends think her recent ascension to the rank of royalty is "cool," Emily says. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2014-07-20 07:00:20
Universal Pictures said on Friday it has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie's next film project, "By the Sea," written and to be directed by the actress who will also co-star and co-produce the drama with partner Brad Pitt. It will be Jolie's third directing effort, after Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey," and "Unbroken," the story of Olympic runner and war hero Louis Zamperini, another Universal film that opens in December. "Angelina continues to showcase her extraordinary storytelling abilities in front of and behind the camera and we are thrilled to extend our relationship with her on 'By the Sea'," Universal Pictures Chairwoman Donna Langley said in a statement. The Hollywood power couple known as "Brangelina" last co-starred in 2005's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," which sparked their relationship. They are raising six children. Universal called "By the Sea" a character-driven drama, but gave no further details. "I am very happy to continue my relationship with Donna and the entire Universal team as I finish 'Unbroken' and begin work on 'By the Sea'," Jolie said in a statement. "They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker." Universal is a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corp. More»