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George Mendonsa, US WWII ‘kissing sailor’, dies aged 95

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The photograph has appeared in exhibitions around the world The US sailor famously photographed kissing a stranger in New York's Times Square to celebrate the end of World War Two has died aged 95.The picture of George Mendonsa bending over and kissing 21-year-old Greta Zimmer Friedman on VJ Day (Victory over Japan) became one of the most enduring images of the period.It was one
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Clerical abuse: Film gets go-ahead after legal challenge

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption By the Grace of God premiered in Berlin earlier this month A film telling the story of children allegedly abused at the hands of a Catholic priest has been cleared for release in France on Wednesday. The lawyers of Bernard Preynat, 73, said the film, called By the Grace of God, could prejudice his trial. But drector Francois Ozon said the allegations had
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Netflix axes Marvel shows Jessica Jones and The Punisher

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jessica Jones's Krysten Ritter and The Punisher's Jon Bernthal Online streaming service Netflix has officially cancelled its remaining Marvel shows, Jessica Jones and The Punisher.The shows were the only two series from the TV arm of comic book giant Marvel left on Netflix.Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage have all been cancelled over the past few months. The third and final series of
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Ai Weiwei hits out at film censorship over Berlin I Love You

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Ai Weiwei attended the Cinema For Peace Gala at the Berlin Film Festival on 11 February Artist Ai Weiwei has accused the producers of a film he worked on of cutting his part because they didn't want to upset the Chinese authorities.Ai directed a segment of Berlin I Love You - but his "episode" didn't end up in the finished version.He told German news
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Dolly Parton: Women are ‘making great progress’

[ad_1] As a stage version of her film 9 To 5 opens in London, Dolly Parton has said she is encouraged by the improvements in gender equality since it was released in cinemas in 1980. But the country music legend says there's "still work to be done", especially on equal pay and sexual harassment.Speaking to BBC Breakfast's Louise Minchin, she said she hoped the musical would be an opportunity to
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Five talking points from London Fashion week

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rose McGowan makes a style statement in Vivienne Westwood's LFW show London Fashion Week began on Friday.The five-day showcase is the second of February's four big international fashion weeks, which are also held in New York, Paris and Milan.Among the talking points from the New York shows were Paris Hilton on the catwalk and a surprisingly political show from Tom Ford. But four
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Oscars 2019: Roma’s success shows there’s more to movies than Hollywood

[ad_1] Image copyright Film companies Alfonso Cuaron's Netflix epic Roma could become the first ever winner of both best picture and best foreign language film at the Oscars. Its success could change how the category is perceived - and shine a light on the four other worthy nominees.In the last decade, there have been changes almost annually to how the Oscars arrive at their shortlist for best foreign language film.The
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BBC launches London Fashion Week sustainability project

[ad_1] BBC Earth has launched a new brand to "place sustainable fashion at the heart" of London Fashion Week. The eco-friendly move, in collaboration with British Fashion Council and clothing company Mother of Pearl, will be unveiled on Monday.A short film made for the event was premiered on Saturday and will run alongside a series of talks for the #SustainableMe project. [ad_2] Source link