Entertainment 19.5.2018 09:57 pm

NY’s Met sues fired conductor Levine in abuse case

New York’s Metropolitan Opera has sued its former conductor James Levine, detailing seven alleged incidents of sexual abuse or harassment turned up during an internal investigation.

New York's Metropolitan Opera has sued its former conductor James Levine, detailing seven alleged incidents of sexual abuse or harassment turned up during an internal investigation.

NY’s Met sues fired conductor Levine in abuse case
NY’s Met sues fired conductor Levine in abuse case

NY’s Met sues fired conductor Levine in abuse case

New York’s Metropolitan Opera has sued its former conductor James Levine, detailing seven alleged incidents of sexual abuse or harassment turned up during an internal investigation.

Spike Lee: channelling America’s black rage
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Spike Lee: channelling America’s black rage

Spike Lee, whose new movie “BlacKkKlansman” was the runner-up at the Cannes film festival Saturday, has captivated audiences for more than 30 years with his depictions of black America fired with his mix of entertainment, activism and rage.
NBA legend, civil rights activist Russell out of hospital after health scare
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NBA legend, civil rights activist Russell out of hospital after health scare

NBA legend Bill Russell, the former Boston Celtics center who won a record 11 league titles, said Saturday he is out of hospital after being treated for dehydration.
Poland’s Oscar-winner Pawlikowski triumphs again
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Poland’s Oscar-winner Pawlikowski triumphs again

Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski, who won best director at the Cannes film festival Saturday, has touched on some of Poland’s most sensitive taboos without trying to make political films.
French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies ‘fantasist’ accusations
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French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies ‘fantasist’ accusations

A young actress has lodged a complaint for rape against French film director Luc Besson, judicial sources said Saturday, the latest in a string of sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Kore-eda, Japanese master whose films never lack heart
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Kore-eda, Japanese master whose films never lack heart

Hirokazu Kore-eda — who won the top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday — is Japan’s answer to Ken Loach, a director whose stories about struggling ordinary people never fail to touch.
Italy’s new ‘Buster Keaton’ wins best actor at Cannes
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Italy’s new ‘Buster Keaton’ wins best actor at Cannes

A little-known Italian actor — who was working as a caretaker when he was discovered — won best actor at Cannes film festival on Saturday for his portrayal of a cocaine-dealing dog groomer who faces down a local heavy in an urban western.
French film director Luc Besson accused of rape
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French film director Luc Besson accused of rape

Police in Paris have opened an investigation after an actress accused French film director Luc Besson of rape, judicial sources said Saturday.
US first lady returns to White House after kidney procedure
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US first lady returns to White House after kidney procedure

US First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a procedure for a kidney condition and is “doing really well,” President Donald Trump said.
From East End to Markle village, divided Brits unite for wedding revelry
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From East End to Markle village, divided Brits unite for wedding revelry

At street parties and pubs around the kingdom, Britons celebrated Saturday’s royal wedding with bunting, booze and bonhomie in a welcome respite from the divisions and uncertainties of Brexit.
Meghan Markle’s father: wedding was ’emotional and joyful’
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Meghan Markle’s father: wedding was ’emotional and joyful’

Meghan Markle’s father, who followed his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry on TV from California, described it as “emotional and joyful,” and voiced regret he was unable to attend, TMZ reported Saturday.
Pajamas and cheers: Meghan’s school joins royal wedding festivities
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Pajamas and cheers: Meghan’s school joins royal wedding festivities

When Meghan Markle kissed Prince Harry on the steps of St. George’s Chapel in London, loud applause and delighted shouts echoed through a gymnasium in far-away Los Angeles, where the brand-new duchess once studied.
Pastor Curry spices up royal wedding with power of love
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Pastor Curry spices up royal wedding with power of love

US pastor Michael Curry fired up Britain’s royal wedding on Saturday with some dramatic oratory about the power of love that bemused the royal family but made him a social media hit.
Sculpted simplicity: Givenchy designs Markle’s wedding dress
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Sculpted simplicity: Givenchy designs Markle’s wedding dress

Meghan Markle wore a boat-necked, sculpted white dress for her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, designed by Clare Waight Keller for French fashion house Givenchy.
Lebanese director tipped for Cannes glory rejects ‘woman quota’ win
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Lebanese director tipped for Cannes glory rejects ‘woman quota’ win

The Lebanese director tipped to become only the second woman ever to win the top prize at the Cannes film festival will be very annoyed if her accolade is billed as the feminist choice of a #MeToo jury.
Cassper Nyovest claps back at troll who dissed BET nomination
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Cassper Nyovest claps back at troll who dissed BET nomination

Cassper Nyovest responded to haters in stinging style on Twitter.
Winfrey, Clooney lead star guests at Britain’s royal wedding
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Winfrey, Clooney lead star guests at Britain’s royal wedding

Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, David Beckham and Elton John led the celebrities in the pews at St. George’s Chapel for the star-studded wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.
Mampintsha responds to Babes Wodumo abuse allegations
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Mampintsha responds to Babes Wodumo abuse allegations

In an interview with Metro FM, it was alleged that Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo had been physically abusive to Babes Wodumo.
Windsor cheers, waves flags for ‘dream’ royal wedding
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Windsor cheers, waves flags for ‘dream’ royal wedding

There was silence in Windsor as thousands of well-wishers listened to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their vows — then the crowd erupted into cheers and popped prosecco corks as they were declared husband and wife.
Never lie to children, says Japanese animation master
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Never lie to children, says Japanese animation master

Mamoru Hosoda is one of the greats of Japanese animation, whose films like “The Boy and the Beast” and “The Girl who Leapt Through Time” are seen as modern classics.
Minute-by-minute guide to Britain’s royal wedding
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Minute-by-minute guide to Britain’s royal wedding

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday will be a fun-filled occasion but run with military precision, as per British royal tradition.
Royal wedding venue steeped in British history
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Royal wedding venue steeped in British history

St. George’s Chapel, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot on Saturday, is a royal church steeped in centuries of British history.
New York art sales near $3 bn as uber-rich hunt trophies
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New York art sales near $3 bn as uber-rich hunt trophies

Global buyers have dropped nearly $3 billion on art in New York in two weeks, a record haul rooted in a billionaire thirst for trophies, Chinese purchasing power and growing diversification.
French court authorises release of ‘cursed’ Gilliam film
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French court authorises release of ‘cursed’ Gilliam film

A Paris court gave Terry Gilliam the go-ahead Friday to release “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” in cinemas, a victory for the Monty Python member in the long-running legal battle over the apparently cursed film.
Former EU Parliament chief Nicole Fontaine dies at 76
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Former EU Parliament chief Nicole Fontaine dies at 76

French former European Parliament chief Nicole Fontaine has died at the age of 76, officials said Friday, with President Emmanuel Macron hailing her decades-long “fight for the European project”.
Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage
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Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

“Shoplifters”, a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.