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Celebrity News Headlines - Yahoo! News

A Minute With: Director Tsai Ming-liang on retiring, next film

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 06:53 AM PDT

Director Ming-Liang, poses during a photocall for the movie "Stray Dogs", directed by him, during a photocall for the movie "Stray Dogs" during the 70th Venice Film Festival in VeniceBy Michael Roddy VENICE (Reuters) - Taipei-based Chinese director Tsai Ming-liang announced at the Venice Film Festival, where his latest film "Stray Dogs" is in competition, that the movie would be his last, but left himself some wriggle room. He told Reuters on Friday that his films require more manual labor to make than the usual Hollywood production. Although he is 55 and looked fit while giving interviews poolside at a Lido lounge, Tsai said he felt tired "inside". ...

Japanese anime master Miyazaki hangs up director hat

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 02:34 AM PDT

Japanese director Miyazaki speaks during a news conference held to announce his retirement from film in TokyoBy Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki said on Friday he will make no more of the full-length films that have brought him global fame, confessing that his real love is drawing and - at age 72 - he is tired of directing. Miyazaki's latest film, "The Wind Rises", claimed a coveted competition slot at the current Venice Film Festival. He won an Academy Award for "Spirited Away" and many other Japanese and international prizes. ...

Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin to receive honorary Oscars

Posted: 05 Sep 2013 03:09 PM PDT

Angelina Jolie gives a speech on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative in TokyoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscars season kicked off on Thursday as actors Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi were the first to receive honorary Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said. The Governors Awards are an Oscar statuettes given to those in film that have made significant contributions to the industry through their body of work. They will be presented at a ceremony in Hollywood on November 16. ...

Actress Scarlett Johansson engaged to Frenchman

Posted: 05 Sep 2013 05:09 AM PDT

Actress Johansson waves as she arrives for a news conference for the movie "Under the Skin", directed by Glazer, during the 70th Venice Film Festival in VeniceNEW YORK (Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson, whose latest film "Under the Skin" is showing at the Venice Film Festival, is engaged to her French journalist boyfriend, her spokesman said on Thursday. The 28-year-old actress will marry Romain Dauriac, but the couple has not set a date for the wedding. "I can confirm that Scarlett and Romain are engaged," said her representative, Marcel Pariseau. Johansson's previous marriage, to actor Ryan Reynolds, ended in 2011. (Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

"Escape from Taliban" author shot dead in Afghanistan

Posted: 06 Sep 2013 01:38 AM PDT

KHOST, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An Indian author whose story was told in the movie "Escape from Taliban" was shot dead after returning to Afghanistan to make a documentary about women, police said on Friday. The killing of Sushmita Banerjee, 49, on Wednesday was the latest in a series of attacks on women in the conservative Islamic country, adding to concern that hard-won women's rights are eroding ahead of next year's withdrawal of most international forces. The Afghan Taliban denied involvement. ...

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