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Hirst art, DiCaprio space trip help raise AIDS funds

A Damien #Hirst work of #art and a #trip into space with Leonardo #DiCaprio helped #AIDS foundation amfAR raise a record $35 million (28 million euros) on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. The Foundation for AIDS Research holds an exclusive bash annually during the #festival, attracting a #galaxy of stars to help raise #funds, and this year was no exception. #Entertainment #Dunya #News

Clooney whistles at Berlin Fest, but reality does one better

Clooney whistles at Berlin Fest, but reality does one betterGeorge Clooney whistled a tune and sang the praises of Belgian beer at the Berlin film festival for the international premiere on Saturday of his World War Two art caper "The Monuments Men", but reality had already given him publicity money can't buy. #Entertainment #DunyaNews

Harrison Ford has surgery after breaking leg on 'Star Wars' set

The actor is reprising his role as Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Pride and puzzlement as unreleased Chinese film wins in Berlin

Pride and puzzlement as unreleased Chinese film wins in Berlin A top European prize for Chinese movie "Black Coal, Thin Ice” provoked curiosity and questioning Monday with the film not yet released at home and some asking whether political sensitivity might block it. #Entertainment

'The Unknown Known' looks for meaning in Rumsfeld's 'sea of words'

'The Unknown Known' looks for meaning in Rumsfeld's 'sea of words' The film offers the architect of the 2003 Iraq war and its troubled occupation.

Pro-Putin Russian film director chosen Bondarchuk for Hollywood epic

Stalingrad was the first non-American film shot in Imax format and grossed a record $66 million.

Turkish director's triumph at Cannes feted back home

#Turkey on Sunday celebrated the #Cannes #film #festival success of Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, with the #media hailing him for dedicating his Palme Or to victims of his country s political strife. Ceylan won top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his epic drama "Winter Sleep" & dedicated the award to the Turkish "youth who lost their lives" in anti-#government protests that have rocked Turkey over the last year. "Great honour," headlined Posta newspaper. #Entertainment #Dunya…

Russia cracks down on swearing in arts and media

#Russia #media #watchdog vowed to crack down on swearing after #President #Vladimir #Putin signed a wide-reaching law banning the use of obscenities in films, theatre and mass media. #Putin #signed #legislation that bans outright the use of swear words in films, stage performances and media, prompting a storm of criticism from leading arts figures who called the law unworkable and overly draconian. #Entertainment #News #Dunya #News

Cannes has majority female jury, first time since 2009

(Reuters) - Dunya News - Cannes has majority female jury, first time since 2009 The film festival has often been criticized for giving short shrift to women in cinema. #Entertainment #cinema #film #festival

French comic Dieudonne questioned 'assaulting' overseer

Dieudonne has been at the heart of a furore over sketches widely viewed as anti-Semitic that prompted local authorities to block shows in his nationwide "The Wall" tour at the request of Interior Minister Manuel Valls. #Dieudonne #pedlarofhate #antiSemiticsketches #Frenchcomic #celebrity #celeb #celebs