Entertainment - Afrik.com : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/ Afrik.com, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en Afrik-news.com : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/images/logo_moyen.gif https://www.afrik-news.com/ Royal Wedding article from Al Jazeera's wedding correspondent https://www.afrik-news.com/article19229.html Tue, 10 May 2011 12:59:24 +0200 In his Confessions St Augustine describes how, when studying in Rome, he was persuaded by friends to go to the Colloseum to watch the gladiators do battle. Despite being an ardent pacifist he found himself “drinking in the frenzy, unawares, and was delighted with that guilty fight, and intoxicated with the bloody pastime.” A similar guilty pleasure was experienced by tens of thousands around the world as they watched the Royal wedding last Friday. People who, in principle, are implacably opposed to monarchy and have no interest in the Royals found themselves surprisingly moved by the occasion. Stefan Simanowitz African Movie Academy Award winners announced https://www.afrik-news.com/article19199.html Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:41:10 +0200 <p class="spip">Held over the weekend, in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State (Nigeria) on Saturday, March 26, 2011, the celebration announcing the winners of the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – in just its 7th year.</p> <p class="spip">This year's nominations list boasted an even longer list of awards, compared to previous years, as the award ceremony continues to grow.</p> <p class="spip">Viva Riva, a film I've touted on this website in recent days, after seeing it for the first time last week, rightfully dominated, winning 6 trophies, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Production Design.</p> Watching out for Franco-Nigerian singer, Asa https://www.afrik-news.com/article19196.html Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:40:36 +0200 Similar to the British Invasion of the 1960s, a Nigerian Invasion of musical acts has been scoring success in the Anglophone world for decades: Fela Kuti, Sade, Sunny Adé, Seal, Femi Kuti, Ayọ, Nneka… and now, Aṣa. Raised in Lagos, the soulful 29-year-old was born Bukola Elemide in Paris to Nigerian parents. The diverse influences of D'Angelo, Angélique Kidjo, Erykah Badu, Lagbaja and others whose music Aṣa played relentlessly in Lagos reveal themselves in her albums: <i class="spip">Aṣha</i> (2007) and <i class="spip">Beautiful Imperfection</i> (2010). Miles Marshall Lewis Mathew Knowles on the Departure of Beyonce from Music World Entertainment https://www.afrik-news.com/article19194.html Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:20:26 +0200 The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment. Ayo: The Nigerian-Gypsy who won't budge https://www.afrik-news.com/article19186.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:37:11 +0200 Anyone attempting to prove the redemptive power of music needs to look no further than the Nigerian chanteuse, Ayọ. The 30-year-old soul singer defied all the odds that life stacked against her, successfully signing to Polydor Records in the mid-2000s and releasing <i class="spip">Joyful</i> (2006), <i class="spip">Gravity at Last</i> (2008) and this year's <i class="spip">Billie-Eve</i> in the space of five years. Miles Marshall Lewis Superman reboot chooses Amy Adams for Lois Lane https://www.afrik-news.com/article19180.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 07:06:22 +0200 <p class="spip">Clark Kent, meet your Lois Lane.</p> <p class="spip">After weeks of guessing who would play the Man of Steel's leading lady in the upcoming "Superman" reboot, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, along with director Zack Snyder announced on Sunday (March 27) that Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams will take on the iconic role.</p> B'way 'Spider-Man' suffers fifth actor injury https://www.afrik-news.com/article19168.html Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:26:02 +0100 <p class="spip">T.V. Carpio, who replaced the injured Natalie Mendoza in the role of Arachne, is the fifth person to be hurt since last fall.</p> <p class="spip">Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark lead actress T.V. Carpio suffered an injury that will leave her out of the troubled Broadway production for two weeks, according to the show's pr representative.</p> MTV Movie Awards voting begins Wednesday https://www.afrik-news.com/article19167.html Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:19:33 +0100 The power of the Golden Popcorn is once again yours! Starting today, we're asking you to cast your votes and select the nominees for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in 13 categories ranging from the familiar (Best Movie, Best Kiss) to the brand-new (Best Line from a Movie). 'Mad Men' fifth season currently uncertain https://www.afrik-news.com/article19166.html Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:16:56 +0100 Fans accustomed to spending their summer Sundays with Don Draper may have to wait a while longer. It looks increasingly likely that the fifth season of “Mad Men,” the three-time Emmy Award-winning AMC series, will not have its debut until late 2011 or early 2012. Eddie Murphy receives 1st Comedy Icon Award https://www.afrik-news.com/article19161.html Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:55:48 +0100 <p class="spip">Eddie Murphy will be the first recipient of the Comedy Icon Award at the first annual The Comedy Awards, scheduled to air Sunday, April 10 on multiple MTV Networks channels.</p> <p class="spip">The honor will be given yearly to a modern icon, an individual who has contributed to comedy and whose impact has changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers. Murphy will be recognized for his stand-up, sketch, film and TV work.</p> Wonder Woman TV project reveals costume https://www.afrik-news.com/article19152.html Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:52:42 +0100 David E. Kelley's new Wonder Woman project hasn't even been greenlighted to series by NBC yet but it does have Tinseltown talking. The first photo of Adrianne Palicki as the superheroine launched a barrage of criticism, including Fox News' reiterating its claim that the character has lost her "patriotic costume in favor of 'globalized' duds." Wyclef Jean shot through the hand in Haiti https://www.afrik-news.com/article19151.html Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:37:06 +0100 <p class="spip">Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean was recovering Sunday after he was shot in the hand, his publicist said.</p> <p class="spip">Spokeswoman Cindy Tanenbaum said Jean, who was in Haiti, was shot in Port-au-Prince on Saturday — on the eve of the country's presidential runoff vote.</p> Youssou Ndour: Live! https://www.afrik-news.com/article19132.html Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:24:44 +0100 Five years ago, the famed Pompidou Centre in central Paris hosted Africa Remix, a far-reaching exhibition of modern artists from all across the Motherland. Present-day Africa came to life in a different way more recently at the Bercy Stadium sports arena, when thousands of African Parisians converged to see Senegalese star Youssou N'Dour live. The stately 51-year-old, certainly his continent's most famous living singer, turned out to be an unlikely sex symbol: 90 percent of the Bercy crowd were women, dressed to the nines for the occasion. High heels, buxom cleavage, boubou gowns, formfitting printed dresses and plentiful hair weaves were all on display in celebration of one man. For over four hours, N'Dour did not disappoint. Miles Marshall Lewis 'Daredevil' sequel finally lands director https://www.afrik-news.com/article19124.html Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:48:48 +0100 <p class="spip">Director David Slade is shifting his filmmaking focus from vampires to superheroes. According to Variety, 20th Century Fox has tapped the "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "30 Days of Night" director for their next "Daredevil" film.</p> <p class="spip">Undisclosed sources close to the project told the industry trade publication that the untitled film will be a continuation of the 2003 version, which starred Ben Affleck, but will not contain any material from that film, which was mostly panned by critics.</p> Janet Jackson signs film production deal https://www.afrik-news.com/article19123.html Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:43:56 +0100 Janet Jackson is becoming a movie producer. The performer-actress has signed a production deal with Lionsgate to select, develop and produce a feature film for the independent studio.