Art

Daniel Dae Kim, Ed Skrein, 'whitewashed', Hellboy role

Daniel Dae Kim applauds Ed Skrein for quitting ‘whitewashed’ Hellboy role

Actor Daniel Dae Kim has thanked Ed Skrein for “championing the notion that Asian characters should be played by Asian or Asian American actors” by dropping out of a role in the new Hellboy film. Skrein quit the reboot of the comic-book adaptation earlier this month after his casting as Major Ben Daimio, a character who was drawn as Japanese American in ...

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Selena Gomez, kidney, transplant, TV actor, Francia Raisa

Selena Gomez received kidney transplant from TV actor Francia Raisa

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actor Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actor and singer revealed on Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist that she has been out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. The 25-year-old calls the transplant “what I needed to ...

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Frank Vincent, Sopranos actor and Scorsese veteran, dies at age 78

Frank Vincent, Sopranos actor and Scorsese veteran, dies at age 78

Frank Vincent, who played the mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos and appeared in several Martin Scorsese films, has died at the age of 78. TMZ reported that Vincent had a heart attack last week and died Wednesday during open-heart surgery at a hospital in New Jersey. Vincent was known not just for his role on The Sopranos, where through seven seasons his ...

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Don Williams, country music, 'Gentle Giant', dies at 78

Don Williams, country music’s ‘Gentle Giant’, dies at 78

Don Williams, the country singer and Nashville songwriter best known for his 1981 hit ballad I Believe in You, has died at home in Alabama aged 78. On Friday his publicist confirmed Williams, who was known as “the Gentle Giant” because of his easygoing temperament, died after a short illness. Williams had 17 number ones in the US and was ...

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Amazon, Apple, race, James Bond, distribution rights

Amazon and Apple join race for James Bond distribution rights

Amazon and Apple have emerged as contenders to take on the multibillion-dollar distribution rights for the James Bond film franchise and could provide a new TV home for 007. The rights, valued at between $2bn and $5bn (£1.5bn-£3.8bn), according to Hollywood Reporter, are considered to be underexploited in a world where blockbuster global intellectual property is in high demand. Disney ...

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Cézanne unmasked, shattering, portraits, Picasso, Paris, avant garde away

Cézanne unmasked: the shattering portraits that blew Picasso and the Paris avant garde away

In Paris at the dawn of the 20th century, a generation of young artists changed everything. They visited the dusty yet magical galleries of the Ethnography Museum in the rambling Trocadéro and some started their own collections of African masks. This fascination with non-European art helped them break with hundreds of years of tradition. Pablo Picasso completed a portrait of ...

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