Johnny Depp decries ‘cancel culture’ before receiving San Sebastian’s top prize

22 September 2021, 9:05 PM
Nobody is safe from so-called "cancel culture," movie star Johnny Depp said on Wednesday at the San Sebastian Film Festival where he was due to receive the event's top award for his nearly 40-year career on screen.
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R. Kelly decides not to testify in sex trafficking trial 22 September 2021, 7:29 PM

R. Kelly said on Wednesday he will not testify in his own defense at his sex trafficking trial in Brooklyn, where the government accused the R&B singer of grooming and sexually abusing women and underage girls.

Nigerians offer artworks to British Museum in new take on looted bronzes 22 September 2021, 11:40 AM

A new guild of artists from Nigeria's Benin City has offered to donate artworks to the British Museum in London as a way to encourage it to return the priceless Benin Bronzes that were looted from the city's royal court by British troops in 1897.

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R. Kelly trial nears end as singer’s lawyers defend against sex abuse claims 21 September 2021, 8:55 PM

 R. Kelly's sex trafficking trial entered the homestretch on Tuesday, with the presiding judge forecasting that closing arguments could begin the next day and jurors could soon deliberate the R&B star's fate.

X-K FM celebrates 21-years 21 September 2021, 5:00 PM

The X-K FM SABC radio station based in Platfontein outside Kimberley in the Northern Cape is celebrating 21-years of existence.

Dinner party-style Emmys display little overt sign of pandemic constraints 21 September 2021, 12:50 PM

While departing yet again from the look of Primetime Emmys of yore, Sunday's presentation of television's highest honors gave little overt appearance of being constrained by a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prince Andrew is served accuser’s sexual assault lawsuit in United States – Lawyers 21 September 2021, 3:18 AM

Britain's Prince Andrew has been served in the United States with a sexual assault lawsuit by a woman who said his conduct occurred around when his friend Jeffrey Epstein was sexually abusing her, court papers show.

Massive uncut diamond unveiled in New York 21 September 2021, 12:49 AM

In a bid to drum up investor appetite for rough, natural diamonds, mining company Lucara Diamond Corp and manufacturer HB Antwerp on Monday unveiled a 1 175-carat diamond in New York City.

Audience for Emmy Awards show rises to 7.4 million 20 September 2021, 8:21 PM

 The television audience for Sunday's Emmy Awards reached 7.4 million viewers, according to todata released by broadcaster CBS, up some 16% from last year's record low.

‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The Crown,’ win top Emmy Awards on streaming heavy night 20 September 2021, 8:00 AM

Royal drama “The Crown” and feel-good comedy “Ted Lasso” nabbed the top prizes at television’s Emmy awards on Sunday on a night dominated by streaming shows, British talent and rare wins by women.

Box Office: ‘Shang-Chi’ Set to Lead for Third Weekend as ‘Free Guy’ Climbs Up to number 2 20 September 2021, 5:00 AM

In its third weekend of release, Marvel and Disney's "Shang-Chi" is set to remain in the number one spot with an estimated gross of $20 million to $22 million.

Thousands March for LGBTQ+ Rights in Ukraine Despite Some Opposition 19 September 2021, 4:16 PM

Thousands of people including soldiers and diplomats marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital on Sunday in an annual gay pride parade despite some opposition to an event called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Royals, underdogs, friends and Baby Yoda – it’s time for the Emmys 19 September 2021, 12:02 PM

Lavish royal series "The Crown" is expected to reign at television's second pandemic eraEmmy Awards on Sunday on what could be a big night for British talent.

French slackliner wows crowd with Eiffel Tower performance 19 September 2021, 3:44 AM

Slackliner Nathan Paulin drew applause from a watching crowd in Paris as he completed a 600-metre crossing on Saturday from the Eiffel Tower to the other side of the river Seine.

Former R. Kelly assistant testifies about singer’s sexual activity, ‘apology letter’ 18 September 2021, 2:25 AM

A former assistant to R. Kelly testified on Friday she once saw him engage in sexual activity with one of the women he is charged with abusing, as prosecutors neared the end of presenting their sex trafficking case against the R&B singer.

Pele recovering well in Brazil hospital, says daughter 17 September 2021, 11:11 PM

Brazilian soccer legend Pele is "recovering well" after colon surgery, his daughter said on Friday, addressing concerns about his health following newspaper reports he had been readmitted to an intensive care unit.

UK’s Prince William unveils finalists for prize with goal to save planet 17 September 2021, 5:52 PM

 Britain's Prince William on Friday announced the first finalists for his multimillion-pound environmental prize, which he said he had set up in response to world leaders' uninspiring response to the climate change crisis.

Naomi Campbell named global ambassador for Queen’s Commonwealth Trust 17 September 2021, 12:35 PM

British model Naomi Campbell is joining international development charity the Queen's Commonwealth Trust (QCT) as a global ambassador to support young leaders.

Facebook cracks down on harmful real networks, using playbook against fakes 16 September 2021, 9:00 PM

Facebook is taking a more aggressive approach to shut down coordinated groups of real-user accounts engaging in certain harmful activities on its platform, using the same strategy its security teams take against campaigns using fake accounts, the company told Reuters.

“Snapped” debuts today for Cape Town Theatre goers 16 September 2021, 2:18 PM

Cape Town's Baxter Theatre Centre and the Magnet Theatre are taking advantage of the window of opportunity presented by the recent relaxing of lockdown regulations with its production of "Snapped" that debuts today.

‘Unofficial biography of Pravin Gordhan’ to be available from this week 16 September 2021, 10:43 AM

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has been at the centre of many political storms in recent years, from being investigated by the Hawks to being fired from his position as Finance Minister. As the spotlight continues to shine on the 72-year-old, seasoned journalist Chris Whitfield decided it was time to document his rather interesting career through his latest book which is an unauthorised biography of Gordhan.

Tallest teen, fastest hair skipping among 2022 Guinness World Records 16 September 2021, 2:53 AM

From the dog with the longest ears to the world's tallest teenager, Guinness World Records reveals its latest record breakers in the 2022 edition of the popular book.

Nicki Minaj’s COVID-19 vaccine ‘swollen testicles’ claim is false, says Trinidad Health Minister 16 September 2021, 12:07 AM

Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Wednesday criticised as "false" the claim by American rapper Nicki Minaj that a person on the Caribbean island suffered swollen testicles after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Groote Schuur Hospital staff given lunchtime concert by Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra 15 September 2021, 4:23 PM

Healthcare workers and medical staff at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town were today offered lunch with a difference, music by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

New Koos De la Rey bust unveiled in North West 15 September 2021, 3:14 PM

The Federation for Afrikaans Culture (FAK) unveiled a new bust of Boer War General, Koos De La Rey after the original bronze bust was stolen from his grave earlier this year at Lichtenburg in the North West.  

Singer Lola Lennox on making music with family 15 September 2021, 12:23 PM

Singer Lola Lennox teamed up with her boyfriend, model and musician Braeden Wright as well as her famous mother, Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox, to work on her music during lockdown, producing six tracks for her upcoming debut EP.

Thwala described as a passionate academic 15 September 2021, 9:06 AM

The late Siswati literature author, Dr Jozi Joseph Thwala, popularly known as JJ Thwala, has been described as an academic who was passionate with the development of the Siswati language.

Sylvester Stallone movie memorabilia headed for auction 15 September 2021, 1:13 AM

From "Rocky" boxing gloves to"Rambo" headbands, memorabilia from action movie star Sylvester Stallone's Hollywood career are going under the hammer in a December auction expected to raise around $1.5 million.

‘S.Korea’s lack of anti-discrimination laws takes toll on LGBT youth’ 14 September 2021, 12:25 PM

South Korea's failure to pass national laws banning discrimination is taking a toll on citizens, particularly LGBT youth, a new report said on Tuesday, as activists see pending legislation as the best chance yet to extend protections.

Ismail Vadi publishes book titled ‘The Political Backbencher’ 14 September 2021, 9:42 AM

Former parliamentarian and Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi has written a book entitled, 'The Political Backbencher'.

Popular Netflix series sparks new debate over S Korea’s military conscription 14 September 2021, 8:53 AM

A hit Netflix series is reigniting a debate in South Korea over the country's massive military, its history of abuse scandals, and the mandatory conscription that fills its ranks with young men.