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Depeche Mode announce new album and world tour
British electronic music pioneers Depeche Mode announced a new album and world tour on Tuesday, their first since the death of founding member Andrew Fletcher this year.
In a press event livestreamed from Berlin, singer Dave Gahan and guitarist and keyboardist Martin Gore said they were still working on “Memento Mori”, their 15th studio album since the band originally formed in Basildon, eastern England in 1980.
Cate Blanchett on film ‘TÁR’: ‘We were standing on the edge of a cliff every day’
Acclaimed Australian actor Cate Blanchett says the themes of her new drama “TÁR” galvanised its cast and crew, making the film shoot “the most stimulating” she had ever been on. Blanchett plays Lydia Tár, a world-renowned gay conductor of a Berlin orchestra whose high-flying career comes tumbling down with an abuse scandal.
Country music star Loretta Lynn dies at age 90
Loretta Lynn, the coal miner’s daughter and moonshiner’s wife who became one of American country music’s biggest stars and a leading feminist in the genre, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, her family said on Twitter.
Lynn died at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the family said in a statement posted on Twitter.
Amazon faces fines of up to $200,000 in Russia over banned content -agencies
Amazon.com Inc faces fines of up to 12 million roubles ($204,000) in Russia for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal, news agencies reported on Tuesday, in what would be a first penalty of this kind for the U.S.
tech giant. Russia has fined several other foreign tech firms for the same offence, part of what critics say is a wider campaign by the Kremlin to throttle the influence and reach of Western technology companies in Russia.
Actress, activist Nazanin Boniadi speaks out after Mahsa Amini death, Iran protests
Iranian-born Hollywood actress and activist Nazanin Boniadi said more has to be done to protect the rights of women in Iran as security forces crack down on protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.
Amini, 22, died in September after being arrested by morality police for “unsuitable attire”, sparking protests that have spiralled into the biggest show of opposition to Iran’s leadership since 2019.
Howard Stern ex-sidekick ‘Stuttering John’ loses Sirius XM appeal
John Melendez, a former Howard Stern sidekick known by his alter ego Stuttering John, on Tuesday lost his appeal in a lawsuit claiming that Sirius XM Holdings Inc improperly exploited his celebrity on channels dedicated to the radio and television host.
In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected Melendez’s claim that Sirius owed damages for using his name, persona and voice from old recordings in advertising without permission, in order to add and retain listeners.
French actresses cut hair in protest over Mahsa Amini’s death
Leading French actresses including Juliette Binoche and Isabelle Huppert have cut locks of hair in protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, the young Iranian woman who died while in the custody of Iran’s morality police.
Amini, 22, was arrested on Sept. 13 in Tehran for “inappropriate attire” and died three days later in hospital, sparking waves of protest in which over 130 people have died, according to rights groups.
‘Jaw dropping’ real-life drama inspired post-World War One movie ‘Amsterdam’
In the new movie “Amsterdam,” Christian Bale, John David Washington and Margot Robbie play friends who are reunited years later and accused of murder.
The film from Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell, which debuts in theaters on Friday, is inspired by the real-life story of a little-known plot to overthrow U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s.
Who will be the next James Bond?
Producers mull choice as film franchise turns 60
James Bond, the martini-drinking, tuxedo-wearing British secret agent, celebrates 60 years on the silver screen on Wednesday –Серіали з українською озвучкою – https://uakino.lu/35464-signal-2007.html but who will be the next actor to take on the iconic role?
According to sibling Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the search for a new actor has not even begun following Daniel Craig’s final outing as the suave superspy in 2021 film “No Time to Die.”
Angelina Jolie accuses ex-husband Brad Pitt of abuse in court filing
Angelina Jolie detailed what she described as abusive behavior by ex-husband Brad Pitt in a court filing on Tuesday, escalating a legal battle over a French winery the former couple once shared and revealing new details about the dissolution of their marriage.
The filing in a Los Angeles court alleges that Pitt sought to condition Jolie´s sale of her stake in the winery on a nondisclosure agreement that would have barred her from publicly discussing “Pitt´s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children.”