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Kenyan writer Wainaina, challenger of African stereotypes, dies at 485/22/2019 12:11:40 PM Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48.Will Smith goes from fear to joy as Aladdin's new genie5/22/2019 2:46:09 AM Will Smith was initially worried about playing the genie in Disney's live action version of "Aladdin" after the celebrated performance by the late Robin Williams more than 25 years ago, but says it eventually became a joy.Jamie Oliver shutters most UK restaurants, 1,000 jobs go5/21/2019 11:01:31 PM British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain went into administration on Tuesday, leaving 1,000 people without jobs as the majority of branches ceased trading immediately in the latest blow for Britain's high street.Tarantino rolls into Cannes with 'dazzling' ode to cinema5/21/2019 10:16:46 PM With Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in tow, Quentin Tarantino unveiled his latest opus in Cannes on Tuesday, a story about movie magic and acting pains that wowed many critics - at least in parts.Fifteen Cornwall head vows to go on as Jamie Oliver's restaurants close5/21/2019 7:14:10 PM LONDON - The head of a restaurant in southwest England set up by Jamie Oliver to train unemployed young people as chefs vowed on Tuesday to "keep the light burning" after the celebrity chef's restaurant chain went into administration.Transgender love story shines in Cannes5/21/2019 5:07:44 PM Starring in her first ever feature film, transgender model Leyna Bloom said "Port Authority", about a man grappling with his feelings for a transgender woman, chimed with her personal experience, helping her dive into the role.Dardenne brothers explore radicalization and redemption in Cannes5/21/2019 4:32:27 PM Cannes regulars the Dardenne brothers said on Tuesday they were driven to explore the sensitive subject of radicalization in their latest film after a wave of attacks in recent years, including those by Islamist militants.Crawleys await royal visit in 'Downton Abbey' movie, trailer shows5/21/2019 3:42:12 PM "Downton Abbey" fans got a glimpse on Tuesday of the television period drama's upcoming movie adaptation, with a new trailer showing the central Crawley family preparing for a royal visit to their sprawling countryside home.Iraq's racy TV in Ramadan revives an industry - and draws censure5/21/2019 3:37:47 PM On a studio set in Baghdad, a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor, in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraq's entertainment industry.Administrators say 1,000 jobs to go at Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain5/21/2019 2:31:37 PM Around 1,000 jobs will be made redundant at Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain, the group's administrators KPMG said on Tuesday, as all but 3 of its 25 branches are closed with immediate effect.An understated Huppert anchors bittersweet family drama "Frankie"5/21/2019 12:37:17 PM In Ira Sachs film "Frankie", Isabelle Huppert stars as an ailing French actress who gathers her family together for one last holiday - coming as close to playing herself as she ever has.Emotional 'Rocketman' cast formed close bond with Elton John5/21/2019 5:20:22 AM Actor Taron Egerton said on Friday he'd developed a close friendship with Elton John while preparing for the biopic "Rocketman", adding to the emotion after a glittering premiere where few of its stellar attendees were left dried-eyed.Angry at being dubbed a hustler, Maradona dismisses new film5/20/2019 11:35:20 PM Diego Maradona greeted a new film about his life with scorn on Monday, telling people not to see it when it is released next month.'Game of Thrones' scores record TV audience, leaves fans sad, mad5/20/2019 8:01:07 PM Warning: This story contains spoilers for the final episode of "Game of Thrones."Malick's tale of conscientious objector divides Cannes critics5/20/2019 7:59:38 PM A World War Two drama by U.S. director Terrence Malick is proving one of the Cannes film festival's most divisive premieres yet, with some critics hailing a cinema master at the top of his game and one calling it "a big swing and a miss".'Game of Thrones' series finale draws record 19.3 million U.S. viewers: HBO5/20/2019 7:22:44 PM Some 19.3 million U.S. viewers watched the series finale of television's "Game of Thrones" on Sunday - a record audience for the fantasy series, cable channel HBO said.'Lady on Fire' by female promise Sciamma sets Cannes ablaze5/20/2019 7:00:06 PM "Portrait of a Lady on Fire", a tender story of an 18th century painter who falls in love with her muse, has set Cannes ablaze, training the film festival's gaze on the work of women artists as the movie industry grapples with issues of gender equality.Kenya suspends gambling ad ban after musician complains5/20/2019 6:18:43 PM A Kenyan judge suspended a ban on gambling ads on Monday after a musician complained it robbed him of his right to make celebrity endorsements, court papers showed.New Maradona film tracks highs and lows, intimate family moments5/20/2019 5:08:56 PM A new documentary about soccer great Diego Maradona shines a light on intimate moments with his family and teammates through previously unseen footage that capture the giddy highs and also the lows of his rollercoaster career.Antonio Banderas says heart attack helped him reinvent himself5/20/2019 2:28:54 PM Antonio Banderas said a heart attack he suffered two years ago spurred him into a health kick but also allowed him to reinvent himself as an actor, including as he prepared to take on the lead role in Pedro Almodovar's autobiographical new movie.