Egyptian Actor Samir Sabri Dies At 85

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Prominent Egyptian actor and entertainer, Samir Sabri died at the age of 85 after a prolonged illness. Sabri’s Syndicate board member Ehab Fahmy announced his death early Friday and said all arrangements have been made for Sabri’s funeral ceremony. Sabri …

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Cheese Wall Artist Settles Lawsuit with US-Mexican Border Contractors

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An artist who constructed a six-foot-tall wall of cheese near the US-Mexico border has settled his lawsuit on Monday against two government contractors he accused of destroying his work three years ago. Cosimo Cavallaro, an Italian-Canadian artist, filed a lawsuit …

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Picasso Painting Sells for $67.5 Million at New York Auction

Fourth EstateThe painting 'Femme nue Couchée' depicts Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picaso's mistress and muse, as a many-limbed sea creature with her head tipped back in profile. | Sothebees

The 1932 Pablo Picasso painting ‘Femme nue Couchée’ sold for $67.5 million on Tuesday at an auction in New York. Sotheby’s Modern Evening Sale auctioned Picasso’s ‘Femme nue Couchée’ (Nude Reclining Women) among works from Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and others. …

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Comedian Andy Dick Arrested For Alleged Sexual Battery

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Andy Dick, a comedian, and actor, was detained in Orange County on Wednesday morning after a victim claimed being sexually assaulted by him at a campground. Around 9 a.m., deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department received a report of …

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Beijing Universal Studios Closed Down Over COVID-19 Surge Fears

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Officials of the Universal Beijing Resort, one of the major tourist attractions in the city, said they have received a notice from Chinese authorities to close the establishment as part of the country’s “pandemic prevention and control measures and support …

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Egypt Convicts 2 Singers Over Belly Dancing Video

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced that an Egyptian court sentenced two singers to a year in prison and fines over a belly dancing video that was deemed “immoral”. The singers, Hamo Beeka and Omar Kamal were found guilty of “violating …

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Kevin Hart’s New Media Company Expands With $100 Million Investment

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Kevin Hart launched HARTBEAT on Tuesday, a new media company with a 100 million USD investment from private equity firm Abry Partners. Abry Partners, which focuses on investments in the media, communication, and information services space, took a minority stake …

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Johnny Depp to Take the Stand on Libel Trial vs Ex-Wife Amber Heard

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Actor Johnny Depp, known for his role in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”, is set to testify on Tuesday in his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.  The libel trial began last week in Fairfax County, Virginia, just …

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Fantastic Beasts 3 Removes Gay Dialogue for China Release

Warner Bros. Pictures have removed references to a gay relationship in the new Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore movie for the release in China, as per its government’s request.  Warner Bros. removed six seconds of the 142-minute runtime of …

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Doraemon Co-creator Fujiko A. Fujio Dies at 88

Fourth EstateDoraemon Co-creator Fujiko A. Fujio Dies at 88

Fujiko A. Fujio, the co-creator of the iconic manga series Doraemon, has died at age 88 on Thursday. Fujiko A. Fujio, whose real name was Motoo Abiko, died in his home in Kawasaki, Tokyo. Local police reports said that Fujiko …

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