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Four more flicks in Potter spin-off Beasts series

J.K. Rowling

British author J.K. Rowling says the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be followed by four more movies.

Just one drink a day could damage heart


Even moderate alcohol consumption — having just one drink a day — over a long period of time may damage the heart and increase risk of stroke, a new study has warned.

Brad Pitt to miss film premiere due to ‘family situation’

Actor Brad Pitt, who is in news for his separation from wife Angelina Jolie, has announced he will not attend the premiere of director Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time due to a “family situation”.

Latest Playboy bunny breaks taboo in hijab


American journalist Noor Tagouri has been featured in Playboy’s October “Renegades” edition

Unarmed black man shot dead by cops in US

The police in a California city fatally shot a black man who had been acting erratically prompting protesters to quickly gather and accuse officers of an “unjustified killing”.

5 killed in Washington mall shooting, gunman on run

Law enforcement officers work at the crime scene outside of Cascade Mall in Burlington. (Photo: AP)

Debate over gun control is fierce in US, wracked by gun violence.

Brad Pitt hires Sheen’s divorce lawyer in fight with Angelina Jolie

Hollywood star Brad Pitt has hired the family law attorney, who represented Heather Locklear and Charlie Sheen, as he prepares for a divorce and custody battle with Angelina Jolie.

Top US sleuths are on ‘trail’ of Mr Smith

The FBI is gathering information about an incident involving Brad Pitt and his family aboard a private flight last week, the agency has confirmed.

The hand that rocked Hollywood

Actors Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger in a still from L.A. Confidential.

Filmmaker-writer Curtis Hanson, known for his work on films like Kevin Spacey-starrer LA Confidential, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild, has passed away. He was 71.

Loneliness could be in your genes


Feeling lonely? Blame it on your genes, say scientists who have found that loneliness — a trait linked to poor health and early death — is partially heritable.

Two decades ago, I underwent several body searches and was led through multiple layers of electronic steel doors at the New York Metropolitan Correction Centre in Manhattan.

Some years ago Joel Stein wrote a witty and perfectly appropriate column in Time magazine titled “My Own Private India”, about a town called Edison in New Jersey.