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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The Netherlands won the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Israel on Sunday in a songfest that passed off without serious incident, despite calls by pro-Palestinian groups to boycott the event.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest said on Sunday that an unauthorized display of Palestinian flags by Iceland’s band could draw “punishment” from the event’s organizers.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Earth’s Mightiest Heroes put up a good fight, but John Wick put at end to the three-week box office reign of “Avengers: Endgame.”
Propelled by positive reviews, “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum” beat expectations with a debut of $57 million from 3,850 North American locations.
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore said her experience of caring for someone infected with the AIDS virus had spurred her decision to help promote the documentary ‘5B’ about the unsung heroes who looked after AIDS sufferers in the 1980s.
CANNES, France (Reuters) - An emotional Alain Delon received a prize for his six decade-long acting career on Sunday as the Cannes Film Festival shrugged off criticism prompted by his views on women and same-sex couples to give him an honorary Palme d’Or.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Tencent Video has delayed the broadcast of the “Game of Thrones” finale, according to an official message published by the online streaming site on Monday, prompting uproar among fans of the popular TV series in the country.
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still falling short of what many campaigners hoped for.
(Warning: This story contains spoilers for the final episode of “Game of Thrones.”)
After eight seasons and 73 episodes, HBO’s long-running smash series, “Game of Thrones”, wrapped up on Sunday, with one more shocking demise and an unlikely character named as king.
CANNES, France (Reuters) - A new documentary about soccer great Diego Maradona shines a light on intimate moments with his family and teammates through previously unseen footage that capture the giddy highs and also the lows of his rollercoaster career.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan judge suspended a ban on gambling ads on Monday after a musician complained it robbed him of his right to make celebrity endorsements, court papers showed.
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Starring in her first ever feature film, transgender model Leyna Bloom said “Port Authority”, about a man grappling with his feelings for a transgender woman, chimed with her personal experience, helping her dive into the role.
CANNES, France (Reuters) - “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”, a tender story of an 18th century painter who falls in love with her muse, has set Cannes ablaze, training the film festival’s gaze on the work of women artists as the movie industry grapples with issues of gender equality.