• Birdman tops nominations for Spirit film awards

    November 27, 2014 , By AFP

    LOS ANGELES - Surreal theater drama ‘Birdman’ starring Michael Keaton topped nominations for the Independent Spirit movie awards announced Tuesday, with nods in six categories.Three films came equal second with five nominations apiece: coming-of-age family portrait ‘Boyhood,’ TV news thriller ‘Nightcrawler’ and ...

  • Jolie likes directing but not through acting

    November 27, 2014

    Reuters LONDONAngelina Jolie says she prefers working behind the camera instead of in front of it, but on Tuesday at the London premiere of her searing prisoner-of-war drama ‘Unbroken,’ she added that she is not giving up acting entirely. ‘It’s not a big dramatic decision, I will do a few less but I much prefer being behind ...

  • Lebanon mourns legendary ‘songbird’ Sabah

    November 27, 2014

    AFPBEIRUTIconic Lebanese singer and actress Sabah died Wednesday at the age of 87, after a seven-decade career and a colourful love life that kept her in the headlines until the end.A glamorous platinum blonde and one of the Arab world’s best-known divas, Sabah died in the hotel where she lived just outside Beirut, her manager Joseph Gharib ...