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Could this be the Star Wars: Episode VII plot?

Afshan Ahmed   |  July 23, 2014

The inevitable seems to have happened. And whether a rumour or true, Star Wars: Episode VII director J J Abrams’ cat is out of the bag, or so it seems. The closely guarded plot of the next instalment in the much awaited Star Wars series has reportedly been leaked on Badass Digest. This is not an official... Read more

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Philip Seymour Hoffman didn’t want ‘trust fund’ kids

AP   |  July 21, 2014

Court documents show that the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant’s suggestion to set aside money for his three children because he didn’t want them to be “trust fund” kids. The revelation came to light in a July 18 session in the Manhattan Surrogate Court, where the... Read more

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Sam Smith and Maroon 5 to headline London’s iTunes Festival

AP   |  July 21, 2014

Last year Sam Smith was a spectator, this time he will return to the iTunes Festival as headliner. The British soul crooner is among those set to perform at the eighth annual event, held every night in September at The Roundhouse in London. Other acts recently announced include Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, Calvin... Read more

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North American box office goes bananas for Apes

AFP   |  July 21, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clung tight to the top of the North American box office for a second week in a row, earning far more than chimp change, industry data has shown. The film hit theatres on June 26.The Apes saga, based on the Pierre Boulle sci-fi tale of humans and chimps clashing to survive, earned $36... Read more

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Nicole Saba and Salman Khan are brand ambassadors for Splash

Afshan Ahmed   |  July 20, 2014

Lebanese actress Nicole Saba has been signed on as the ambassador for the UAE’s fashion and accessories brand Splash in a brand new campaign. The high-street retailer will have the Arab star promote the brand along with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. The celebrities will be seen promoting the entire line-up... Read more

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Adam Levine is tying the knot with his girlfriend

Evelyn Lau   |  July 19, 2014

Sorry ladies, but the Hollywood heartthrobs are going fast. First Ryan Gosling (he is expecting a baby with girlfriend Eva Mendes) and now Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 frontman is tying the knot with his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend Behati Prinsloo, 25. Sources say the couple are set to wed at an exclusive... Read more

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UAE World Cup 1990 players get reunited with coach Parreira

Chris Newbould   |  July 17, 2014

Two members of the legendary 1990 UAE national football team, the only UAE team ever to qualify for the World Cup, have just returned from an emotional trip to this year’s Brazilian finals, where they were reunited with the UAE 1990 coach, Carlos Alberto Parreira.Ali Thani and Abdulrahman Al-Haddad were flown... Read more

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Latest Star Wars set spotted in south east England?

Chris Newbould   |  July 15, 2014

The Star Wars crew may have abandoned Abu Dhabi, but global Star Wars spotters are still out in force. The latest alleged sighting took place at Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean, in the south west of the England, and only a couple of hours from the movie’s Pinewood base.A mystery film crew apparently descended... Read more

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Alwiya A Thani’s Emirati romcom wins international award

Chris Newbould   |  July 15, 2014

Emirati filmmaker Alwiya A Thani has been awarded gold in the Narrative Short category at this year’s International Independent Film Awards for her short film, Faith in Love.The film, which premiered at the 2013 Dubai International Film Festival, is a romantic comedy which tells the story of two unlucky in love ... Read more

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Golden Globe producers and organisers settle lawsuit

AP   |  July 15, 2014

The organisation that puts on the Golden Globe Awards and the company that produces the telecast have resolved their long-standing court battle over rights to the show.The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions have announced that the 2010 lawsuit has been settled. The terms were not revealed.... Read more

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