Interactive ‘Star Wars’ exhibit opens in NY

7 December 2019, 12:01 PM
"Star Wars" holds a special place in the entertainment world and in view of the upcoming conclusion of the 42-year, nine-episode saga, Dolby Laboratories and Walt Disney Studios are presenting an interactive exhibit celebrating the entire Skywalker saga.
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With ‘No Time to Die,’ Daniel Craig’s license as James Bond expires 6 December 2019, 3:10 PM

In the latest James Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” Daniel Craig dons the famed tuxedo of the iconic British secret agent 007 for his fifth and final time.

R. Kelly faces new bribery charge in Brooklyn criminal case 6 December 2019, 8:41 AM

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday unveiled a new criminal charge against singer R. Kelly, accusing him of arranging to bribe an official as part of a scheme to recruit underage girls for sex.

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Hundreds of virgins converge in Mthatha for annual Inkciyo custom 5 December 2019, 7:30 PM

Hundreds of virgins from various parts of the Eastern Cape have converged at the Bhaziya Traditional Council outside Mthatha to celebrate the annual Inkciyo custom.

Eastern Cape social dialogue honours Nelson Mandela 5 December 2019, 12:24 PM

The Nelson Mandela Museum in partnership with the Eastern Cape Arts and Culture Department has held a social dialogue to honour the late former president Nelson Mandela.

Zimu described as a dedicated family member 5 December 2019, 10:27 AM

Tributes continue to pour in following the death of gospel artist, Neyi Zimu death.

Gospel Musician Neyi Zimu passes away 5 December 2019, 8:23 AM

Renowned Gospel Musician, Neyi Zimu has passes away a struggle with a difficult illness.

Cape Town
Cape Town to host more international travellers 4 December 2019, 7:21 PM

Cape Town is gearing up to welcome almost 50-thousand travellers from the United Kingdom (UK) over the festive season and into March next year, which amounts to a 30% increase from last year.

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Archbishop Tutu hospitalised 4 December 2019, 5:39 PM

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital for treatment of an infection.

Actors Watson, Foy star in ‘Romeo and Juliet’-inspired 2020 Pirelli calendar 4 December 2019, 4:15 PM

Italian photographer Paolo Roversi took inspiration from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” for the 2020 Pirelli calendar, which features Hollywood names such as Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart as well as transgender model and actor Indya Moore.

SA committed to Antarctic Treaty 4 December 2019, 1:01 PM

Environmental Affairs Minister, Barbara Creecy, says South Africa is committed to the Antarctic Treaty which regulates international relations with respect to Antarctica - Earth's only continent without a native human population.

Billie Eilish dominates 2019 on Apple Music 4 December 2019, 9:36 AM

Newcomer Billie Eilish dominated Apple Music streams in 2019, scoring the top streamed album of the year with “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, Apple Music said on Tuesday.

Robben Island was declared a World Heritage site in 1999 by UNESCO.
RIM maladministration should go before commission of inquiry: EPPA 4 December 2019, 6:28 AM

Ex-Political Prisoners Association Secretary General Mpho Masemola says they want the entire Robben Island Museum board to be dissolved and a commission of inquiry instituted.

Actors Watson, Foy star in “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired 2020 Pirelli calendar 3 December 2019, 8:09 PM

Italian photographer Paolo Roversi took inspiration from William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" for the 2020 Pirelli calendar, which features Hollywood names such as Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart as well as transgender model and actor Indya Moore.

Mugabe left behind $10 million, some properties 3 December 2019, 12:13 PM

Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe, who died in September, left $10 million and some properties in the capital, but no will naming his beneficiaries, details of his estate published by state-owned newspaper the Herald showed on Tuesday.

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Rihanna, ASAP Rocky, Julia Roberts among stars at British Fashion Awards 3 December 2019, 6:44 AM

Hollywood stars, models, singers and fashion designers mingled on the red carpet on Monday  ahead of the 2019 British Fashion Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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Durban pensioners keep fit with regular exercises 2 December 2019, 7:31 PM

A group of senior citizens, of whom some are in their 90s, are kicking ailments to the curb and picking up their pace of life thanks to regular exercise.

A year in showbiz: court drama, box office records and a young billionaire 2 December 2019, 1:36 PM

From the world’s youngest self-made billionaire to celebrities in court, the world of entertainment produced a wide array of headlines this year. Below are some of the biggest showbiz stories of 2019.

‘Frozen 2’ Sets Thanksgiving Record, ‘Knives Out’ Scores 2 December 2019, 9:48 AM

Disney's "Frozen 2" stuffed the box office competition during Thanksgiving, generating $85.2 million over the weekend and a record-setting $123.7 million over the five-day holiday frame.

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Capetonians commemorate end of slavery in the Cape 1 December 2019, 10:14 PM

An Emancipation Day walk commemorating the abolition of slavery in the Cape, has taken place in Cape Town.

Cape Town sets festive mood as city readies to switch on Christmas lights 1 December 2019, 8:38 PM

The City of Cape Town says it has put a number of safety measures in place ahead of tonight's switching on of the Festive Lights on the Grand Parade.

Books
Eastern Cape Children’s Book Festival a success 1 December 2019, 5:05 PM

The inaugural Eastern Cape Children's Book Festival has been hailed as a success by the organisers.

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Mama Madosini back in CT after hospitalisation in France 1 December 2019, 2:07 PM

Traditional Xhosa musician Madosini Latozi Mpahleni arrived at the Cape Town International Airport on Sunday, after spending a few weeks in a French hospital.

‘Walk in the Night’ commemorates abolishing of slavery in the Cape 1 December 2019, 9:12 AM

An Emancipation Day walk commemorating the abolition of slavery in the Cape, took place in Cape Town. The "Walk in the Night" march marks the end of slavery on 1 December 1834 in the Cape Colony.

Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence 30 November 2019, 4:06 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence.

SABC to end Isidingo in March 2020 30 November 2019, 11:05 AM

After 21 years on the television screens of thousands of South Africans every weekday, the popular SABC 3 soapie Isidingo is ending.

Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration.
Facebook issues first correction notice at Singapore’s request 30 November 2019, 8:06 AM

Facebook issued its first correction notice on a user’s post at the request of the Singapore government on Saturday, according to the notice seen by Reuters.

Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’ thrills Sámi people in northern Europe 29 November 2019, 9:44 PM

 The sequel to Walt Disney Co’s 2013 hit animated musical “Frozen” is generating excitement among indigenous Sámi people in northern Europe, whose culture the movie has taken inspiration from.

Eastern Cape Tourism
Eastern Cape ready for festive season tourists 29 November 2019, 3:19 PM

The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency says the province is ready to receive visitors over the festive season.

International dignitaries arrive for King Sigcawu’s funeral 29 November 2019, 9:20 AM

International dignitaries and traditional leaders from different African tribes continue to make their way to the special official funeral of the late AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu.

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NHC honours struggle stalwarts Oscar, Rose Mpetha 28 November 2019, 6:22 PM

The National Heritage Council (NHC) has honoured struggle stalwarts Oscar Mpetha and his wife Rose at a commemoration ceremony at Zolani Centre in Nyanga on the Cape Flats.