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13 August 2018 22:05 Disney faces backlash after casting straight actor in gay role

Comedian Jack Whitehall has been cast as Emily Blunt’s brother in the Disney film Jungle Crusie. A row has broken out on social media since the announcement after a source told the Sun that “he is playing a gay man – one who is hugely effete, very camp and very funny”. “This latest script, set at a time when it wasn’t socially acceptable to be gay, is another

08 August 2018 18:23 The Academy is to create an Oscar award for 'popular' films

It’s unclear whether the category will be in place for next year’s ceremony. THE OSCARS ARE adding a new category to honour popular films and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony and a much earlier air date in 2020. John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and film Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in an email

04 August 2018 11:30 Thai cave rescue boys leave Buddhist monastery as novice monks

THE THAI BOYS freed from a flooded cave in a rescue bid that gripped the world left a Buddhist monastery Saturday, 11 days after ordaining as novice monks to honour a diver who died during the mission to save them. The ordeal of the Wild Boars football team dominated global headlines as divers worked round the clock to extract the group from the flooded 4

14 July 2018 11:54 Nancy Sinatra Sr, childhood sweetheart of Frank, has died aged 101

NANCY SINATRA SENIOR, the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr, tweeted that her mother died yesterday and a posting on her web page said she died at 6.02 p.m. but didn’t indicate where she died. Nancy and Frank Sinatra 4

10 July 2018 11:31 George Clooney 'hurt in scooter crash' in Italy

HOLLYWOOD STAR GEORGE Clooney was treated in hospital today for minor injuries after a scooter accident in Sardinia, the Italian news agency AGI reported. The Ocean’s Eleven actor hurt his leg when a Mercedes car allegedly turned without giving right of way and collided with his scooter, AGI said. Clooney, 57, was reportedly thrown from his two-wheeler 2

07 July 2018 17:00 Alan Lomax: The man who wanted to save Irish traditional music with his tape recorder

A new documentary looks at Lomax’s work in the US and here in Ireland. ALAN LOMAX WANTED to travel the world and preserve music. The son of a folklorist himself, he grew up to become a musician and ethnomusicologist, a man who went out into the field and recorded what was happening there. Without him, we wouldn’t have had some of the incredible music 11

04 July 2018 14:48 Actor who played Jar Jar Binks says backlash over film made him consider suicide

In 2015, the film’s creator George Lucas revealed that Jar Jar was inspired by Disney’s Goofy. AHMED BEST, THE actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels, has said that the reaction to the films and his character led him to consider taking his own life. Best starred as the hapless Gungan in Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 1999, but the character 13

04 July 2018 09:45 'He's a handsy guy': Guy Pearce suggests he was groped by Kevin Spacey during filming of LA Confidential

AUSTRALIAN ACTOR GUY Pearce has suggested that he was groped by Kevin Spacey during the time the pair worked together in the 1997 film LA Confidential. Pearce made his comments during an interview with Andrew Denton on Australia’s Interview talk show. “Yeah… Yeah… Tough one to talk about at the moment, yeah,” Pearce responded. “Amazing actor, incredible 18

01 July 2018 23:00 Collaboration brings Irish and Indian music together

Indian classical musician Ustad Wajahat Khan, a renowned sarod virtuoso and composer, and Cork multi-instrumentalist, composer, and choir director Peadar Ó Riada, have formed the ensemble ‘Continuing Traditions’. Performing in the Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh in Baile Mhúirne, the ensemble includes six master musicians playing traditional 2

08 June 2018 08:18 'A brilliant, funny, kind human being': Tributes pour in for Fair City star Alan O'Neill

O’Neill was best known in Ireland for his role as Keith McGrath in Fair City. The actor’s agent confirmed the death this morning after TMZ reported that he was found dead in his apartment in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. In a statement to TheJournal.ie, O’Neill’s casting agent Annette Walsh said: “It’s with great sadness I can confirm the passing of Alan O’Neill 5