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Nyong’o hails ‘refreshing’ portrayal of black families in new film

Written by on 18 March 2019

By Zayneb Benyoucef, news reporter Lupita Nyong’o, who stars in new movie Us, says it was “refreshing” to have a film that shows a black family in a way they are not usually represented on screen. In director Jordan Peele’s horror thriller, the Oscar-winning actress plays a woman whose family is confronted by a group […]

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Guitarist behind Pulp Fiction ‘theme song’ dies age 81

Written by on 18 March 2019

Dick Dale, the man who played the distinctive high-speed guitar riff at the start of Pulp Fiction, has died age 81. The American musician died on Saturday night, said his former bassist Sam Bolle. Dale became known by many as the King of Surf Guitar, famous for his loud power-chord instrumentals on songs such as […]

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Comcast-backed fund vies for UK effects star

Written by on 17 March 2019

By Mark Kleinman, City editor Goldman Sachs and an investment firm backed by Comcast, the new owner of Sky, are vying to buy a British visual ‎effects producer whose credits include the Hollywood blockbusters Gravity and Interstellar. Sky News has learnt that Goldman’s principal investment unit and Atairos, an independent fund whose investors are led […]

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Love Island criticised by stars after contestant’s death

Written by on 17 March 2019

Former Love Island stars have urged the hit TV show to provide more support to contestants after the programme ends, following the death of one of its stars. The body of Mike Thalassitis, 26, was discovered on Saturday near his home in Essex after police were called to reports of a man found hanged. Officers […]

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UBL Launches Debut Event With “Planet X”

Written by on 17 March 2019

The highly anticipated UBL (United By Love) Events is relatively new in the Los Angeles music scene but with a massive year planned and an impeccably curated music event, the future looks bright. With their debut event, Planet X, launching on St. Patrick’s day, UBL’s lineup promises a wise choice for Los Angeles partygoers on […]

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Paris Jackson rubbishes reports of attempted suicide

Written by on 16 March 2019

By Lucia Binding, news reporter Paris Jackson has denied claims she attempted suicide in the wake of a scandal prompted by the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland. The only daughter of the late singer fired an angry tweet at US entertainment news website TMZ after it claimed she was admitted to hospital after trying to […]

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Love Island star Mike Thalassitis found dead

Written by on 16 March 2019

By Chris Robertson, news reporter Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has been found dead near his home in Essex, his management has confirmed. The 26-year-old was also a contestant on Celebs Go Dating and a former semi-professional footballer for Stevenage. Thalassitis was born in London and had spells playing football for the Cyprus youth squads […]

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