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Zinedine Zidane, master of dramatic departures

Just days ago Zinedine Zidane was basking in the glory of becoming the first coach in history to win three consecutive Champions League titles with Real Madrid and staking a claim as one of the great coaches in history.

Cannes winner Kore-eda shines light on Japan’s hidden poor

Veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda says his Cannes Palme d’Or-winning film “Shoplifters” aims to shine a light on social problems in Japan, which he says are still under-portrayed in the country’s cinema production.

From Hollywood ‘god’ to #MeToo pariah: The disgrace of Weinstein

For decades, he was the kingmaker lording it over Hollywood who Meryl Streep famously called “God.” But on Friday, Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, the most famous pariah of the #MeToo cause.

Documentary: Whitney Houston sexually abused as child

An explosive new documentary about the tragic life of Whitney Houston claims the superstar was sexually abused as a child by her cousin, soul singer Dee Dee Warwick.

Keylor Navas: Cannes red carpet scarier than Champions League final

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas says he is more nervous about promoting his new biopic at Cannes this week than he is about facing Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in the Champions League final on May 26.

Barred Cannes director desperate to show his film at home in Iran

The female cast and crew of the new film by Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who is banned from leaving the country, said Sunday he was crushed he could not attend the Cannes premiere but that his "most ardent hope" was to show the movie at home.

Vatican recognises French monks killed in Algeria as martyrs

The Vatican on Saturday declared seven French Trappist monks beheaded by Islamists in Algeria in 1996 as martyrs, paving the way for their beatification - the first step towards sainthood.

‘Everyone’ knew about Harvey Weinstein harassment – Lea Seydoux

French actress Lea Seydoux Wednesday became the latest in a string of female Hollywood stars speaking out to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

French film legend Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

French actress Jeanne Moreau, who lit up the screen in “Jules et Jim” and starred in some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 20th century, has died aged 89, her agent said Monday.

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