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Jamaican author makes Man Booker long list with Bob Marley novel

LONDON The long list of 13 titles for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction written in English, published on Wednesday, features the first Jamaican author in contention for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) prize. Marlon James is nominated for his third … Continue reading

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Tituss Burgess on ‘Kimmy,’ race and pinot noir

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. A glass of wine at his side, Actor Tituss Burgess says he is used to fans serenading him with his catchy “Pinot Noir” song from Netflix’s hit comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” After honing his acting in theater, … Continue reading

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Actor Depardieu banned from Ukraine for stance on Russia

KIEV Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service said on Wednesday, apparently for making comments that suggested he supported Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year. Government spokeswoman Olena Hitlyanska … Continue reading

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Actor Depardieu banned from Ukraine for stance on Russia

KIEV Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service said on Wednesday, apparently for making comments that suggested he supported Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year. Government spokeswoman Olena Hitlyanska … Continue reading

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Venice Film Festival marks 72nd edition with star lineup

ROME The Venice Film Festival revealed a star-studded lineup for its 72nd annual edition on Wednesday with top Hollywood names center stage in a wide selection of U.S. and international movies. The world’s oldest film festival will open with “Everest”, … Continue reading

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Venice Film Festival marks 72nd edition with star lineup

ROME The Venice Film Festival revealed a star-studded lineup for its 72nd annual edition on Wednesday with top Hollywood names center stage in a wide selection of U.S. and international movies. The world’s oldest film festival will open with “Everest”, … Continue reading

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Despite Hollywood roles, France’s Omar Sy says English a challenge

LOS ANGELES A big name in his native France, Omar Sy has had a successful foray into Hollywood with several blockbusters but the actor and comedian says mastering English as a new language remains a challenge. Sy, who shot to … Continue reading

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Despite Hollywood roles, France’s Omar Sy says English a challenge

LOS ANGELES A big name in his native France, Omar Sy has had a successful foray into Hollywood with several blockbusters but the actor and comedian says mastering English as a new language remains a challenge. Sy, who shot to … Continue reading

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Drama helps Lebanese to bridge their city’s divides

BEIRUT Young people from two warring districts in the Lebanese city of Tripoli are taking to the stage in a comedy inspired by their own lives, trying to turn their backs on old rivalries inflamed by Syria’s civil war. “Love … Continue reading

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Drama helps Lebanese to bridge their city’s divides

BEIRUT Young people from two warring districts in the Lebanese city of Tripoli are taking to the stage in a comedy inspired by their own lives, trying to turn their backs on old rivalries inflamed by Syria’s civil war. “Love … Continue reading

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