The Pyongyang International Film Festival Top Honors – Young Woman Devotes Herself to Raising Orphans

September 24, 2016

The winner of the “Best Torch Award,” selected by a panel of international judges, was “Story About My House,” a drama about Ri Jong A, who wins the honors of leader Kim Jong Un for devoting herself to raising orphans after graduating from school. The prizes were announced at a lavishly decorated hall in central Pyongyang replete with glittery gowns, golden trophies and colorful stage lighting — but no red…

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New Partnership with Anchorage Hospital Will Beam Critical Care Doctors 800Miles Away to the Emergency Room

Starting Thursday, a new partnership with an Anchorage hospital will virtually beam critical care doctors 800 miles away to the emergency room on Unalaska Island, home to Dutch Harbor. But instead of transmissions with fiber-optics, which are nowhere near the isolated Alaska island, the team putting together the system is relying on satellite technology in what is believed to be a first in the country for telemedicine. The clinic, Iliuliuk…

September 22, 2016
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Zimbabwe’s Economy is Falling Apart, but the Country’s Comedy Scene is Booming

September 20, 2016

Zimbabwe’s economy is falling apart, but the country’s comedy scene is booming. Even 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe, widely accused of muzzling free speech, is a target. Insulting the president can bring a one-year jail term in this southern African country. Nonetheless, the comedians carry on, becoming bolder as fears of speaking out begin to erode. In one skit at a show on Thursday called State of the Nation, an actor…

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China Women’s Film Festival : 30+ Chinese and International films about Women’s rights, Women’s Achievements and Gay Women

September 20, 2016

China Women’s Film Festival runs until Sunday in Beijing. The nine-day festival features more than 30 Chinese and international films about women’s rights, women’s achievements and gay women, which are then slated to be shown in more than 10 cities across China. Festival chairman Li Dan said the aim was to increase the representation of women in film at a time when Chinese audiences have apparently accepted gender inequality in…

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New York Fashion Week Party : Kanye West Performed his “Saint Pablo Tour” to this Small Stage

September 10, 2016

During  the New York Fashion Week party, Kanye West performed his “Saint Pablo Tour” to this small stage. West hit the stage Friday night at The Plaza Hotel, where the audience — a bit sweaty and cramped and made of up fashion and entertainment industry insiders — hung on to the rapper’s every move as he performed new and old songs, even jumping into the audience to rap with the crowd. West…

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MTV VMAs : Kanye West Long Rant and Beyonce Surprise Performance

August 29, 2016

Do you know what will be the spectacle at the MTV Video Music Awards this year? The show returns to New York on Sunday, where Beyonce is the leading nominee with 11. MTV confirmed via Twitter on Sunday that Beyonce will perform. She outshined her peers at the 2014 VMAs, closing the show with a 16-minute medley of songs from her self-titled surprise album that dominated that night. West has…

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“The Late Late Show” – James Corden Share his Carpool Karaoke Commute with Britney Spears

August 27, 2016

Oops! James Corden did it again. As they drove through LA byways with the CBS host at the wheel, they doubled up for Spears’ hit songs including “Womanizer,” ”Make Me,” ”Toxic” and “Baby One More Time” (the latter performed in matching schoolgirl garb). And, of course, there was one more signature Spears tune. “You know your song, ‘Oops! … I Did It Again’?” asked Corden, leading up to it. “What’s…

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USA Network Hacker Drama Inspired A Fake messaging App, and it Released Wednesday

August 18, 2016

Mr.Robt is a video game. A fake messaging app inspired by the USA Network hacker drama was released Wednesday for mobile devices. “Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltratiOn” casts players as a stranger who finds a mysterious smartphone and begins communicating with the show’s characters through an app published by the fictional E-Corp. The game was developed by “Oxenfree” creators Night School Studio and published by Telltale Games . The app’s developers worked on…

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Suge Knight sues Chris Brown over club shooting – APNewsBreak

July 6, 2016

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Brown and the nightclub 1 Oak of failing to have adequate security and allowing at least one armed person into the venue during the party. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the…

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Judge approved settlement in ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright case

July 6, 2016

U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song for years. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a settlement that will put “Happy Birthday to You” in the public domain. The company has agreed to pay back $14 million to those who have paid licensing fees to use…

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