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November 2, 2017 7:01 AM Kani to star alongside Beyonce in 'The Lion King'

LOS ANGELES - Beyonce is to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King", the singer and studio announced on Wednesday. The 36-year-old pop megastar confirmed the long-rumoured role in a Facebook post that showed headshots of the voice cast, including veteran South African actor John Kani as Rafiki 3321

November 2, 2017 12:05 AM Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner's company after sexual misconduct allegations

Warner Bros. is severing ties with embattled filmmaker Brett Ratner, after six women publicly accused him of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct. A person with knowledge of the matter said the Burbank studio will not renew its production deal with Ratner and the fate of his company’s $450 million co-financing agreement is unclear. Ratner, through 3071

November 1, 2017 11:15 PM Is Heidi Klum’s Thriller homage her best Halloween costume yet?

SHE’S dressed as everything from Jessica Rabbit to a little old lady — but Heidi Klum stepped it up a notch with her 2017 Halloween costume. The German-born model and Project Runway host, 44, has earned her place as one of the best Halloween partygoers in the world, throwing time, energy and no small amount of money into creating more and more lavish 3500

November 1, 2017 8:39 PM Many young men have ‘Kevin Spacey story’, claims Mexican actor

Roberto Cavazos recalls ‘a couple of unpleasant encounters’ with Hollywood star Accusations of inappropriate sexual behaviour against Kevin Spacey are mounting, with one actor claiming the Hollywood star routinely preyed on young men and sometimes invited them to the stage of the Old Vic for picnics. Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos said there were many young 2629

November 1, 2017 8:39 PM Other Men Come Forward With Harassment Allegations Against Kevin Spacey

London's Old Vic theater, where the actor worked for over a decade, has opened a tip line for complaints. In an interview with BuzzFeed, Rapp said that the “House of Cards” star invited him to a party and made a sexual advance toward him on a bed in the 1980s. At the time, Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26. In response, Spacey posted a widely criticized 2551

November 1, 2017 7:50 PM Black Death Plague: Where is the Black Death now? Will it spread to the West?

Where is the Black Death plague now? The deadly disease is currently contained on the African island of Madagascar, though the World Heath Organisation (WHO) has warned it could soon spread to other nations. The WHO has released a list of nine at-risk nations, highlighting where the plague is likely to invade next. The countries include South Africa 2563

November 1, 2017 7:05 PM Brett Ratner Joins a Sordid Club

It’s Wednesday, and if you’re sick of reading stories about sexual harassers, just imagine how sick people are of being sexually harassed. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re telling Brett Ratner tales, counting on Thor: Ragnarok to hammer the box office, and giving the last laugh to Rose Marie. Another day, another Hollywood power player (or two) accused 2499

November 1, 2017 6:17 PM Brett Ratner accused of sexual misconduct

Olivia Munn and five other actresses have accused the movie mogul of sexual misconduct or harassment. LONDON - Brett Ratner has been accused of sexual misconduct or harassment by six women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. Munn and five other actresses have accused Ratner of sexual misconduct or harassment. The 37-year-old star claimed the 48-year-old 205

November 1, 2017 3:30 PM Google in a pickle of Pixel problems

If you had been a fly on the wall at Google’s launch party held recently in Delhi, you wouldn’t have guessed there were any issues with the new Pixel 2 phones that have just gone up for pre-order. Google set up an arena for the invitees to click selfies and low light photos, use the Lens app and more while they made merry. But in the background, there 231

November 1, 2017 3:09 PM Sony Launches New AIBO Robot Dog as It Revives Pet AI Project

The announcement comes a day after Sony confirmed its renaissance by forecasting its highest-ever profit this financial year, sending its shares surging to a nine-year high. AIBO is billed as a pet that behaves like a real dog using artificial intelligence (AI) to learn and interact with its owner and surroundings. The upgrade sees AIBO equipped with new sensing 226