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Flotsam and Jetsam

BEACHCOMBER heard that a woman from Sigatoka had been told several times by her mother the story about the “night riders”. She had always wondered who the “night riders” were and she finally found out last Friday night. So, after knocking off from work, she decided to head down to Sigatoka to spend the weekend...

Sanoko wins Miss Farmers crown

ANASEINI Sanoko was crowned the 2019 Fiji Airways Farmers Carnival queen in Lautoka tonight. “I really was doubting that I win this crown because firstly I’m not into these types of things like beauty pageants,” the University of Fiji law student said. “I’m really happy and hopefully with this crown and title I can continue...

Navua man’s role in Game of Thrones

GROWING up in rural Navua, Sireli Mcgoon did not enjoy the same comforts as other children. His home had no power and water, he walked and swam his way to school every day, and his family relied on fishing to make ends meet. These struggles are a far cry from the sets of the world’s...

Vodafone Fiji sponsors fashion show

FIJI Fashion Week (FJFW) today announced Vodafone Fiji Ltd as its exclusive naming rights sponsor, with a three-year deal from May 2019 to May 2021. Managing director for FJFW Ellen Whippy-Knight, said with the event in its 12th year, this was one of its best moments. “Having Vodafone Fiji on board as our major sponsor...

‘Style muse’: Meghan’s rise to a royal fashionista

LONDON (Reuters) – Her jackets and jeans, bangles and bags can instantly send tongues wagging and designers’ sales soaring. Since being catapulted into the global spotlight as Prince Harry’s girlfriend in 2016, Meghan’s outfits have been scrutinized and copied, often crashing websites selling her apparel. Fashion blogs and social media accounts dedicated to the American’s...

The pregnancy of Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex

LONDON (Reuters) – The Duchess of Sussex, former U.S. actress Meghan Markle, is due to give birth this Spring to her first child with husband Prince Harry, 34, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson. The baby, who will be seventh in line to the British throne, is expected in April after Meghan, 37, disclosed she was six months...

K-pop Big Bang member says to retire after alleged sex bribery case goes viral

SEOUL (Reuters) – A member of South Korean K-pop band Big Bang who uses the stage name Seungri will leave the entertainment industry after his alleged sex bribery case swept the country, he said on Monday. The decision came a day after he was charged with providing prostitutes to foreign investors in his private club,...

Actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts of lying to Chicago police

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Television actor Jussie Smollett, arrested last month on a single charge of perpetrating a hate-crime hoax, has been newly indicted on 16 felony counts of falsely reporting to police that he was assaulted by two strangers shouting racist and homophobic slurs. The indictment, returned by a Cook County grand jury on Thursday...

Singer R. Kelly denies sexual abuse charges in CBS interview

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) –  Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday denied sexual abuse charges against him and broke into tears while saying he was fighting for his life, according to interview excerpts released by CBS (CBS.N) television. Kelly, 52, pleaded not guilty in February to charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and...

Backlash begins over ‘Leaving Neverland’ Jackson abuse documentary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Some radio stations in Canada and the Netherlands stopped playing Michael Jackson’s music and fans bombarded Oprah Winfrey with hateful messages after the broadcast of a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late singer. “Leaving Neverland,” in which two adult men say they were befriended by Jackson and were abused...

Ex ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ star Luke Perry dead at 52 after stroke

(Reuters) – Actor Luke Perry, who rose to superstardom on the teen-oriented 1990s U.S. television drama “Beverly Hills 90210” and then aged into a fatherly role on comic-based “Riverdale,” died on Monday at the age of 52 after suffering a “massive” stroke last week, his publicist said. Publicist Arnold Robinson said Perry died in a...

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Stays Victorious, ‘Madea Family Funeral’ Scores Strong Debut

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – After a close race for the top spot in North America, Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” pulled ahead to secure the domestic box office crown. The final installment in the “Dragon” trilogy stayed strong, adding another $30 million in its second weekend of release. The...

Luka Chuppi: Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon film is ‘shuddh desi romance’ gone wrong

In Bollywood, there are actors and there are stars, Kartik Aaryan is definitely the latter. Say what you will about his previous movies (being derogatory towards women) and I would agree, but Bollywood’s latest star can carry a film on his own shoulders. His latest release, Luka Chuppi is no different. No, it isn’t derogatory...

Kriti Sanon: People don’t look at your acting if you’re in glamorous role

Kriti Sanon says it took a Bareilly Ki Barfi for people to take note of her talent as she believes there is common perception that if an actor is not glamorous, she will act well. Though she started out with big commercial ventures, her turn as a small town girl in the Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari...

Richa Chadha: Ali and I usually meet at the airport

Even after spending over a decade in the Hindi cinema industry and proving her mettle with films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Masaan, and Fukrey, actress Richa Chadha says she still feels like an outsider at times and has accepted this feeling. “Ya! I still feel (an outsider) sometimes… maybe my kids won’t feel like an...

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