Catherine Deneuve’s new film explores Islamist radicalisation

Tolerance and non-judgemental understanding may be the best way to try to save radicalized young Europeans who want to go and join militant Islamists in Middle Eastern conflicts, veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve said on Tuesday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Berlinale film explores white supremacist’s struggle to reform

A notorious white supremacist undergoes painful laser surgery to remove the right-wing tattoos covering his face and desperately tries to escape the movement that has become his substitute family in a movie at the Berlin Film Festival. Reuters: Entertainment News

Actor Jonah Hill debuts as director with 90s skating film

Famous for the “bro comedies” of his early career, now actor Jonah Hill wants to challenge traditional concepts of masculinity with his directorial debut film about a group of troubled young skaters in 1990s Los Angeles. Reuters: Entertainment News

Michelle Obama makes surprise appearance at Grammy Awards

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening address at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday and was met with a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd. Reuters: Entertainment News

Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin honored at Grammys

Legendary vocalists Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin were honored during the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, with performances by Ross herself and other artists who paid tribute to the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who died last year. Reuters: Entertainment News

Rousing ghosts: Ukraine famine film warns Europe

Fading memories of 20th century horrors are leaving European society less resilient to similar evils that could lie ahead, Polish director Agnieszka Holland said at the premiere of “Mr Jones”, her film about the 1930s Ukrainian famine. Reuters: Entertainment News

‘This is America’ wins big at Grammys, Musgraves takes best album

Country artist Kacey Musgraves won album of the year for “Golden Hour”, while “This is America” by Childish Gambino won both record and song of the year at the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday in a breakthrough for rap at the most prestigious honors in the music business. Reuters: Entertainment News

Hollywood glamor, shiny embellishments on BAFTA red carpet

Dresses in dark colors but with plenty of embellishments, monochrome looks and the odd trouser suit dominated the red carpet at Sunday’s BAFTAs, with some stars looking to old Hollywood glamor for Britain’s top movie awards. Reuters: Entertainment News

Lady Gaga wins three Grammys, Michelle Obama makes surprise appearance

Childish Gambino’s searing “This is America” became the first hip-hop track to win a song of the year Grammy on Sunday, while Lady Gaga dominated the early awards and former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the event. Reuters: Entertainment News

Netflix’ ‘Roma’ wins Best Film at BAFTA awards

Netflix black and white family portrait “Roma” won Best Film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Sunday, scooping up the top prize at the star-studded event in London. Reuters: Entertainment News

Box Office: ‘Lego Movie 2’ falls short with $34 million debut

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – The domestic box office might want to start sending out an S.O.S. After a disappointing start to 2019, industry watchers were hoping Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” would help turn things around and bring audiences back to their local multiplexes. Reuters: Entertainment News

Cardi B goes for first Grammy win; Ariana Grande, Drake among no-shows

R&B singer Alicia Keys hosts a female-flavored Grammy Awards show on Sunday featuring performances by Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton, but which risks being overshadowed by the absence of some of music’s most influential stars. Reuters: Entertainment News

German film shows horrors of 1970s serial killer

A disturbing German film showing the true story of a serial killer who preyed on women in Hamburg’s red-light district in the 1970s does not glorify violence but explores the humanity of victims and killer, the film’s director said. Reuters: Entertainment News

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