South African church attack: Five dead after ‘hostage situation’

Image copyright SAPS Image caption Police released images of suspects lying on the ground Five people have been killed after attackers stormed a South African church, reportedly amid an argument over its leadership. South African police said they had rescued men, women and children from a “hostage situation” on the outskirts of Johannesburg on Saturday…

Bianca Williams stop-and-search: Most police forces ‘willing to learn’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage of the stop was shared widely on Twitter after being posted by former Olympic 100m champion Linford Christie, who questioned why the vehicle had been targetedThe majority of police forces are “willing to learn” from their mistakes, a Government minister has said.Crime and policing minister Kit…

Celebrity Gossip Celebrity quarantine videos, the Mulroneys and Black Lives Matter: How will Hollywood gossip change in the After Time?

Celebrities were a harmless, shiny distraction in the Before time, when showing off was still cool. They were lifestyle deities gorging the Instagram beast on images of their private jets, lavish vacations and endless wardrobes. Then came the pandemic and celebrities in lockdown were suddenly just like us — albeit with more square footage and…

Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone, Who Refused to Testify Against Him

Ad will collapse in seconds… It’s all happening. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images President Trump has commuted the sentence of longtime friend, former campaign advisor, and notorious dirty-trick operative Roger Stone, who was convicted of seven felonies after obstructing a congressional investigation into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — and who refused to cooperate with…

Lack of insurance threatens supply of Hollywood films, TV shows in 2021

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Insurers have largely stopped covering independent film and television productions against the risk of COVID-19 illness, a shift that threatens the supply of new entertainment in 2021, Hollywood producers, insurers and industry experts said. Thousands of shoots around the world shut down abruptly in March as the novel coronavirus spread and…

How China’s Insensitivity Toward Black Representation in Hollywood Is Growing

Chinese media has mistranslated everything from coverage surrounding George Floyd protests to the “Gone With the Wind” controversy. Iris, a Chinese online film review magazine well known among cinephiles, recently published a full translation of IndieWire’s exclusive interview with documentarian Stanley Nelson on the George Floyd protests. The Chinese version, with a drastically different headline…

Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser’s sentence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roger Stone has maintained all along that the case against him was politically motivated US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone.The announcement came just after the Washington DC Court of Appeals denied Stone’s request to delay the start date of his…

Jada Pinkett Smith tells Will Smith of her ‘relationship’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple have been married since 1997 Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed on her chat show in a heart-to-heart with husband Will Smith that she did have a relationship with rapper August Alsina.Speaking to Smith on her Facebook show Red Table Talk, the actress said that the relationship happened…