The group that hands out the Oscars said it had invited 842 new members from 59 countries including Lady Gaga, Sterling K Brown and Letitia Wright as the organization strives to further diversify in its ranks.
Actors and filmmakers participating in this year's Cannes film festival have joined activists in warning that while industry attitudes were changing towards gender equality, progress was still slow.
People on social media, both in France and abroad, have expressed frustration that other disasters - from the Syrian and Iraq refugee crisis to the Grenfell Tower fire in London - have not received anything like the same degree of support.
Actor Felicity Huffman was accused of paying a consultant $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to boost her daughter's SAT score. Other parents charged in the scheme include prominent figures in law, finance and the fashion industry.
The seven-metre-high figure, titled “Messenger,” was created by 44-year-old sculptor Joseph Hillier as part of a wider regeneration project for the southwest English city.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is desperately trying to stir up Israeli nationalist sentiment as he finds himself battling re-election, corruption scandals and now a spat with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
US federal prosecutors charge dozens, including celebrity Felicity Huffman, in a college admissions fraud scheme.
US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi for a summit to discuss denuclearisation of Korean peninsula and lifting sanctions on Pyongyang.
Turkish actor Aysen Gruda had been receiving medical treatment for pancreatic cancer for over a year.
Alfonso Cuaron's ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, and offbeat royal romp "The Favourite" top Oscar nominations with 10 each.
Toymaker Mattel and movie studio Warner Bros announced they were partnering to make the film, which will star the Oscar-nominated actress.
Prosecutors announced that a New York grand jury had returned an additional count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and two counts of predatory sexual assault against Weinstein for allegedly assaulting a third woman.
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