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Indonesia's hijab-wearing Muslim metal group challenges stereotypes

GARUT, Indonesia (Reuters) - With their heads covered with Islamic headscarves, the three members of the Indonesian band VoB ("Voice of Baceprot" or "Noisy Voice") do not look like your typical heavy metal group. Read More

 

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Swedish art gallery satire 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) - "The Square", a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art, beat stiff competition to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. More »

 

Who's that girl on the Cannes red carpet? You may well ask

CANNES, France (Reuters) - With a click of her blue-bob wig, Marie Parie turns to face the tuxedo-clad photographers at a premiere in Cannes as others on the red carpet pause to wonder where they might have seen her before. More »

 

Red carpets and rap parties: rising movie star gets full Cannes experience

CANNES, France (Reuters) - For Danielle Macdonald, a young actress hailed by Hollywood Reporter as the movie industry's "next big thing", every part of her Cannes experience - from the standing ovation for her movie to getting stuck in a lift - was part of the adventure. More »

 

Box Office: 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Hooks No. 1, 'Baywatch' Belly Flops

LOS ANGELES(Variety.com) - Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is sailing into first place at the domestic box office this weekend, but the story the numbers dictate is not one of swashbuckling heroics. More »

 

Local timing, and talent, keys to Europe growth, says UFC's Carr

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - As part of a drive to increase its popularity in Europe, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is focusing on home-grown talent, and on running events at times of the day which are more convenient for local fans. More »

 

French AIDS movie hotly tipped for Cannes' top prize

CANNES, France (Reuters) - The winner of the Cannes Film Festival will be announced on Sunday, with a French movie about AIDS campaigners and two dark Russian dramas among the hottest tips. More »

 

Iranian film 'A Man of Integrity' wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) - A movie by an Iranian who was arrested for his work in Iran won the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, bolstering the country's filmmakers' reputation for defying the censors to make high-quality films. More »

 

Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dead at 69

(Reuters) - Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock's top acts in the 1970s with songs such as "Whipping Post," in a career also marred by tragedy and drug abuse, died on Saturday at the age of 69, his official website said. More »

 

Polanski's return to female psycho-drama divides Cannes critics

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Roman Polanski, whose 1960s films "Repulsion" and "Rosemary's Baby" focused on women in mental torment, returns to the same theme in a film that screened at Cannes on Saturday to mixed reviews. More »

 

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