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New Zealand Awards Amazon Extra $116M Subsidy for 'Lord of the Rings' TV Series

New Zealand Awards Amazon Extra $116M Subsidy for 'Lord of the Rings' TV Series

New Zealand said on Friday it has agreed to give Amazon (AMZN.O) extra rebates on its expenses for the filming of "The Lord of the Rings" TV series in the country, hoping to reap multi-year economic and tourism benefits. Amazon will get an extra 5% from New Zealand's Screen Production Grant in ad

Paris Opera Names Venezuela's Dudamel as Next Music Chief

Paris Opera Names Venezuela's Dudamel as Next Music Chief

The Paris Opera said Friday that Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel will be its next musical director starting from August, bringing his star power to the fabled 350-year-old institution. The 40-year-old, who has built a global reputation with his fiery and flamboyant performances, will take ov

Lebanese Actress Renee Deek Passes Away

Lebanese actress Rene Deek passed away at the age of 75 after a long struggle with illness.

‘Nomadland’ Wins 4 BAFTAs Including Best Picture, Director

‘Nomadland’ Wins 4 BAFTAs Including Best Picture, Director

Gig-economy Western “Nomadland” won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent. “Nomadland” filmmaker Chloe Zhao became only the second woman, and the fir

Prince Philip vs. Philip of 'The Crown': Fact and Fiction

Prince Philip vs. Philip of 'The Crown': Fact and Fiction

In “The Crown,” a dishy naval officer captures the heart of a future queen. But he chafes at playing royal second fiddle and crosses the boundaries of decorum and, maybe, fidelity.

Pascale Machaalani to Asharq Al-Awsat: No One Can be Called ‘Lebanon’s Top Singer’ with Fairouz Around

Pascale Machaalani to Asharq Al-Awsat: No One Can be Called ‘Lebanon’s Top Singer’ with Fairouz Around

Lebanese singer Pascale Machaalani has released her new song “Jnan Bijnan” (Insanity over insanity), her first track for 2021. She also 30 years on the Arab music scene.

Back in Business: Wrestlemania Ready to Rumble with Fans

Back in Business: Wrestlemania Ready to Rumble with Fans

His time due as the next face of WWE, Drew McIntyre imagined what his crowning achievement would look like in the build toward last year’s WrestleMania in his American hometown of Tampa, Florida. “I beat ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar, I raise the title, I jump into the crowd,” he said. He defeated

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