French saxophone maker Selmer sells stake to face up to Chinese pressure

French saxophone maker Selmer sells stake to face up to Chinese pressure

MANTES-LA-VILLE, France  – Its saxophones are played by the most famous jazzmen around the world and have even been sent into space, but growing competition from China pushed the French family company Henri Selmer Paris to sell a majority stake to an investment fund. The saxophone maker, founded in 1885...

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Lebanon allows Spielberg film ‘The Post’ after censorship threat

Lebanon allows Spielberg film ‘The Post’ after censorship threat

BEIRUT  – Lebanon will let cinemas show Stephen Spielberg’s latest film “The Post” after the interior minister ruled on Wednesday against a request to ban it over the director’s links to Israel. Activists had campaigned against the film because Spielberg gave financial support to Israel during its 2006 war with...

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Scathing Trump book ‘Fire and Fury’ heads to television

Scathing Trump book ‘Fire and Fury’ heads to television

LOS ANGELES  – Michael Wolff’s explosive behind-the-scenes book about U.S. President Donald Trump, “Fire and Fury,” is headed for television, Hollywood trade publications reported on Wednesday. Hollywood entertainment company Endeavor Content has bought the rights to the best-selling book and plans to adapt it for a television series, Variety and...

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‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

 Former reality TV celebrity Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty in a tax evasion case where U.S. prosecutors accused him and his brother of hiding millions of dollars he made while starring in the MTV series “Jersey Shore.” In a letter dated Wednesday, prosecutors said Sorrentino and...

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Hindi Medium actor Saba Qamar gets emotional as she recalls humiliating experience at international airports

Hindi Medium actor Saba Qamar gets emotional as she recalls humiliating experience at international airports

Saba Qamar was in tears as she mentioned how humiliated she feels with the way she is frisked at the airports just because she owns a Pakistani passport. If you think it is only Shah Rukh Khan who faced the brunt of discrimination at international airports, then you might not...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan to grace the ramp in Doha, Qatar

Kareena Kapoor Khan to grace the ramp in Doha, Qatar

Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to make her way to Doha, Qatar for the second week, named Bollywood Week, of the Shop Qatar Festival 2018. She will be attending the fashion show at Mondrian Doha, West Bay on January 17 at 6pm, reported Gulf Times. Kareena Kapoor among others...

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Karni Sena threatens mass suicide of Rajput women if ‘Padmaavat’ releases

Karni Sena threatens mass suicide of Rajput women if ‘Padmaavat’ releases

In another show of strength, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Tuesday took out a massive rally in Dholpur in Rajasthan to demand a countrywide ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, which is scheduled for release on January 25. They have threatened mass immolation if the film is not banned....

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Saheefa Jabbar Khattak expresses discomfort on sexualising kids

Saheefa Jabbar Khattak expresses discomfort on sexualising kids

In the recent turn of events, Sahir Lodhi and his show has come under fire once again. A video has been circulating the internet wherein a girl roughly aged 10-years-old is seen dancing on one of India’s item songs, Laila Mein Laila. The clip is part of Aapka Sahir that he hosts...

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Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

Alec Baldwin defends film maker Woody Allen as Hollywood backs away

LOS ANGELES – Actor Alec Baldwin on Tuesday expressed support for film maker Woody Allen as a growing number of entertainment industry stars seek to distance themselves from the “Annie Hall” director as part of the Time’s Up campaign against sexual misconduct. Baldwin, who appeared in three of Allen’s films,...

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Death of Cranberries star O’Riordan not suspicious – police

Death of Cranberries star O’Riordan not suspicious – police

DUBLIN – The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O‘Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland’s most successful artists. O‘Riordan, 46, was found dead in a London hotel on Monday morning during a recording trip to...

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