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NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “The Wire” creator David Simon, seven other writers, and the Writers Guild of America sued the four major Hollywood talent agencies on Wednesday for getting paid in such a way that the agencies’ financial interests prevail over those of their clients. FILE PHOTO: The iconic Hollywood sign is shown on…
In our series of letters from African journalists, Sierra Leonean-Gambian writer Ade Daramy explains why it is easy to get lost in The Gambia."Turn right at the red shipping container, opposite the school on the highway, you'll see two roads, take the one to the right and then left at the unpainted corner shop at…
PARIS (Reuters) - Bill Murray fighting off zombies and an Elton John biopic tracking the singer’s early days will be among the highlights at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, though Quentin Tarantino’s hotly-anticipated latest outing looked set to miss out. Cannes Film festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux and Cannes Film festival president Pierre Lescure attend…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVolodymyr Zelensky and his supporters celebrate winning Ukraine's presidential electionUkrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country's presidential election.With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Mr Zelensky had taken more than 73% with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%."I…
(Reuters) - Rapper Kodak Black was released from custody by the New York State Police on Thursday after being arrested on drug and gun charges while coming across the Canada-U.S. border near Niagara Falls, police said. FILE PHOTO: 2017 MTV Video Music Awards – Arrivals – Inglewood, California, U.S., 27/08/2017 - Kodak Black. REUTERS/Danny MoloshokBlack,…
Image copyright Ranger Mathieu Shamavu Image caption The gorillas are apparently trying to imitate humans Two gorillas have been photographed posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies.The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the animals were raised after poachers killed their…
LONDON (Reuters) - British pop singer Adele and her husband have separated, her representatives said on Saturday. One of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time, Adele and water charity executive Simon Konecki met in 2011. They had a son a year later, and married in 2016. “Adele and her partner have separated. They are…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAftermath of deadly Sri Lanka explosionsA wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international network, officials say.The government blamed a previously unknown local jihadist group, National Towheed Jamath, for the attacks, but said it…
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros. and New Line’s “The Curse of La Llorona” ascended to the top of domestic box office charts, conjuring $26.5 million when it opened in 3,372 North American theaters. “La Llorona” is the latest horror movie to outperform expectations, further cementing the genre as a reliable box office draw. Even…
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese prosecutors indicted Carlos Ghosn on Monday on another charge of aggravated breach of trust, a Tokyo court said, the fourth charge against the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman which his lawyers met immediately with a bail request. FILE PHOTO : Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn sits inside a car…

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Reps Task Executive To Urgently Engage IMN – Channels Television

The House of Representatives has charged the Federal Government, to urgently engage with the Islamic movement of Nigeria also known as Shiites so that an amicable resolution can be reached to address their grievances.Considering the issue in plenary as a matter of urgent public importance, the lawmakers also voiced their concern over what they described…

Chelsea Held By Bohemians In Lampard’s First Match As Manager – Channels Television

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 24, 2015 Chelsea supporters wave flags  Ben STANSALL / AFPFrank Lampard was denied a winning start in his first match in charge of Chelsea as Bohemians struck late to earn a 1-1 draw in a friendly on Wednesday.Lampard named two separate line-ups for the first and second…

Yang Hengjun: The Australian writer held by China for six months

Image copyright YANG HENGJUN/TWITTER Image caption Yang Hengjun is a popular blogger and former Chinese diplomat In January this year, Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun went missing in China. Six months on, his family still don't know where exactly he is, nor when he might come home.China has confirmed he is being held on suspicion of…

Lampard pleased with Chelsea despite draw in first game in charge

Frank Lampard was pleased with Chelsea’s performance despite a 1-1 draw against Bohemians in his first game in charge on Wednesday. The Premier League side took an early lead through Michy Batshuayi, but Eric Molloy scored an 89th-minute equaliser for Bohemians in Dublin. Despite the result, Lampard – in his first game as head coach…

Super Eagles Fly Past Bafana Bafana To AFCON Semis – Channels Television

William Troost-Ekong’s late winner sent Nigeria through to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after a tense 2-1 victory over South Africa in Cairo.Samuel Chukwueze fired the Super Eagles ahead in the first half in front of a healthy, largely pro-Nigerian crowd at the 75,000-capacity Cairo International Stadium.But Bongani Zungu’s looping…

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Reps Task Executive To Urgently Engage IMN – Channels Television

The House of Representatives has charged the Federal Government, to urgently engage with the Islamic movement of Nigeria also known as Shiites so that an amicable resolution can be reached to address their grievances.Considering the issue in plenary as a matter of urgent public importance, the lawmakers also voiced their concern over what they described…

Super Eagles Fly Past Bafana Bafana To AFCON Semis – Channels...

William Troost-Ekong’s late winner sent Nigeria through to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after a tense 2-1 victory over South Africa in Cairo.Samuel Chukwueze fired the Super Eagles ahead in the first half in front of a healthy, largely pro-Nigerian crowd at the 75,000-capacity Cairo International Stadium.But Bongani Zungu’s looping…

Two More Victories And We Are There, Buhari Tells Super Eagles...

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles for another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the Next Level in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019.With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari said he believes like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that “the mission of…

Rapper Jay-Z Joins Cannabis Business – Channels Television

Hip Hop Rapper Jay-Z and BeyonceRapper Jay-Z has become the latest celebrity to enter the weed business, signing on to be the chief brand strategist for a California-based cannabis company.The rapper said he reached out to the company Caliva after a wide search for a suitable partner in the booming industry.“Anything I do, I want…

No Bid For Pogba, Solskjaer Dismisses Rumoured United Exit – Channels...

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wednesday dismissed speculation that Paul Pogba is to leave Old Trafford, saying there had been “no bids” for the midfielder and “agents talk all the time”.The 26-year-old World Cup-winner’s future has overshadowed United’s pre-season tour since they arrived in Perth on Monday, with Real Madrid and Juventus rumoured…

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