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  • B.B. King death probed as homicide after poison claim: coroner

    Police in Las Vegas have launched a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King, a Nevada coroner's office said Monday, after the blues guitar legend’s daughters reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him.

  • Cannes winner puts refugee issue up on the screen

    The debate around the world about what to do with growing waves of desperate migrants will be spurred by a Cannes Film Festival triumph for a movie that looks at the plight of a refugee hero.

  • After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity

    It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star. Outside the three-story bookstore at the outdoor shopping mecca known as The Grove, hundreds of mostly young women have formed a line that stretches past trendy clothing stores and spills out onto a nearby street. They're waiting to have Connor Franta, an affable 22-year-old Internet personality best known for delivering diary-like monologues on YouTube, sign a copy of his new memoir.

  • 'Tomorrowland' tops North American box office

    Sci-fi adventure-drama "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney went straight to the top of the North American box office on its debut weekend, estimates showed Sunday.

  • Cannes winner puts refugee issue up on the screen

    The debate around the world about what to do with growing waves of desperate migrants will be spurred by a Cannes Film Festival triumph for a movie that looks at the plight of a refugee hero.

  • B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las Vegas

    A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas.

  • Urban Chat: On Terawangan, Taliwang and tra-la-la

    It was a hot summer long ago when the wide-eyed teens that were myself and a couple of pals first landed in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. The father of a mutual friend of ours was working there and we were invited to tour this little island located just next to the very popular Bali.

  • Silent Disco

    While, DJ Steve Aoiki was stealing attention on the main stage, Gorillaz Sound System DJ Set and other leading local DJs were spinning in silence.

  • Godzilla creator sues US studio, alleges copyright violation

    Japanese movie studio Toho Co. said Wednesday it is suing Voltage Pictures and a director in a lawsuit complaining that promotions of an upcoming film infringe on its copyright to Godzilla.

  • Anti-Muslim film back up on YouTube after court ruling

    An anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors was reposted to YouTube on Tuesday, a day after a federal appeals court ruled the website should not have been forced to take it down.

  • Hollywood sex abuse documentary screens in Cannes

    A dark side of the movie world has played out onscreen at Cannes in "An Open Secret," a documentary about child sexual abuse that calls itself "the movie Hollywood doesn't want you to see."

  • Sam Smith undergoes successful vocal cord surgery in Boston

    Grammy Award-winner Sam Smith has undergone successful vocal cord surgery at a Boston hospital.

  • Amy Winehouse director says we all share blame for her death

    Amy Winehouse was many things: artist, icon, victim of celebrity. For London-born director Asif Kapadia, she was basically the girl next door.

  • Cannes steps into trouble with high-heels dress code

    The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its strict dress code after women not wearing high heels were turned away from a premiere.

  • French incest 'fairytale' trashed by Cannes critics

    A French incest "fairytale" brought a touch of scandal to the Cannes Film Festival Tuesday but even the frisson of illicit sex couldn't save the movie from a critical mauling.

  • American TV legend David Letterman bids farewell

  • Candy-colored spectacle of Katy's world wows Jakarta

    Katy Perry dazzled more than 7,000 concertgoers in Jakarta on Saturday with her pop beats, candy-colored visuals and a tech-savvy stage show.

  • Urban Chat: The ‘supermarketization’ and supersizing of things

    As I live in the vicinity of Japanese expatriates and general clotheshorses, I’d been hearing for a while that a certain famed clothing retailer was coming to conquer Jakarta by way of the city’s newer shopping mall.

  • The orange men

    In Bangli, rich volcanic soil feeds hectares of orange groves. Grey skies blanket these slopes near Kintamani, preventing the leaves and young fruit from burning.

  • Obituary: Pepeng, former host of ‘Jari-jari’ dies at 60

    The National Gallery is currently exhibiting the works of Austrian artist Helmut Kand and of the late painter Raden Tohny Joesoef and his four sons. Despite showcasing artists of different nationalities, the exhibitions have a common thread: They expose the richness of Indonesian culture.

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