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Discussions held on host SATA at Equator Village
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While the South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) has been set for October 2017 at the Equator Village in Addu City, organizers has held discussions with the state institutes and relevant authorities regarding the event. Organizers of SATA, High Rise Events, said that they have met and discussed the
'Sopranos' mobster, veteran actor Frank Vincent dies at 80
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NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Vincent, a veteran character actor who often played tough guys, including mob boss Phil Leotardo on "The Sopranos," has died. He was 80. Vincent died peacefully on Wednesday, a statement from his family said. No cause of death was given. Besides Leotardo, the ruthless
J.J. Abrams to write and direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.J. Abrams is returning to "Star Wars," and will replace Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of "Episode IX," pushing the film's release date back seven months. Disney announced Abrams return on Tuesday a week after news broke of Trevorrow's departure. After several
After a hiatus, Michelle Pfeiffer returns in 'mother!'
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NEW YORK (AP) — When Michelle Pfeiffer first read Darren Aronofsky's script for "mother!" she had an understandable initial reaction. "I thought: What the hell is this?" recalls Pfeiffer. Aronofsky's film is not in any way typical, nor is the kind of project you'd expect a long-absent
Rebel Wilson awarded millions in Australia defamation case
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A judge awarded Rebel Wilson record damages of 4.56 million Australian dollars ($3.66 million) on Wednesday over magazine articles the actress said cost her roles in Hollywood films. A Supreme Court jury in Australia's Victoria state had decided in June the articles
'It' floats away with record-breaking $117.2 million weekend
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'It' is a hit. The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates on Sunday. Not only is "It" now the largest ever opening for a horror movie and the
Rihanna rides into New York Fashion Week like a rock star
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna didn't walk into New York Fashion Week. She rode through it. Literally. The pop star and fashionista kicked off her Fenty Puma 2018 spring-summer collection Sunday with motocross bicycles flying high in the air, ascending above a dreamy display of powder pink mountains
Priyanka Chopra urges more Syria refugee help
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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The world must do more to help Syrian refugee children get an education, actress Priyanka Chopra said after chatting and joking with young refugees at an after-school center in Jordan's capital. Individuals can make a difference with donations if governments don't step up,
Miss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss America
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night in Atlantic City. Cara Mund topped a field of 51 contestants to win the crowd in the New
Del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' wins Golden Lion at Venice
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VENICE, Italy (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's monster thriller "The Shape of Water" took top prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, capping an 11-day event where the demons of social division and environmental disaster loomed large on the screen. Del Toro was named winner of the Golden
Disney streaming service to get 'Star Wars' and Marvel
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NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars" and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney's upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly
Hugh Jackman, Lupita Nyong'o to co-host Global Citizen fest
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NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman, Lupita Nyong'o, Aaron Paul and Demi Lovato will co-host this year's Global Citizen Festival, an annual free event held in New York's Central Park. Performers at the Sept. 23 event include Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers, The Chainsmokers,
Lady Gaga says she's taking a 'rest' from music after tour
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TORONTO (AP) — Lady Gaga says that she's planning to take a "rest" from music and "slow down for a moment for some healing." The pop star was at in Toronto on Friday for a pair of concerts and to premiere a Netflix documentary about herself, "Gaga: Five Foot Two." The film, playing at the
Country star Don Williams, 'the Gentle Giant,' dead at 78
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Don Williams, an award-winning country singer with love ballads like "I Believe in You," has died. He was 78. A statement from his publicist Kirt Webster said he died Friday after a short illness. Williams had 17 No. 1 hits before retiring in 2016. His mellow sound
Sutherland, Burnett, Roizman, Varda to get honorary Oscars
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman and Belgian director Agnes Varda are getting honorary Oscars this year. The film academy said Wednesday that the four honorees will receive their Oscar statuettes at the ninth annual
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