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Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie talk about changing Hollywood

The change happening in Hollywood around 1969 led to many on-set discussions of what was going on at the time with the new batch of filmmakers upending the establishment and leaving room for the Coppolas and the Scorseses to break in. As producers, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie all find it exciting.

Marvel Phase 4 films promise more diversity

In addition to a slew of women and people of color at the helm of the upcoming Marvel films, its Phase 4 announcements promised more diversity on screen.

Lil Nas X ties Billboard record set by Mariah Carey and ‘Despacito’

“Old Town Road” logs its 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this week, matching the success that Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” achieved in 1995-1996. “Despacito” accomplished the feat in 2017.

Hollywood celebrities take mistaken identity in their stride

As famous as they are, celebrities sometimes get misidentified as another A-list face, but they said they take it in stride.

Fake German heiress’ Netflix deal faces roadblock

The New York Attorney General’s Office recently challenged the contract fake German-heiress Anna Sorokin signed last year with Netflix for the rights to her now-infamous life story.

Explained: Will China intervene in Hong Kong protests?

Hong Kong, a former British colony, was returned to China in 1997 under a "one country, two systems" concept that gives the city a fair degree of autonomy over its affairs. Hong Kong residents have much broader rights and freedoms than mainland Chinese.

Kim inspects new submarine, wants North Korean military bolstered

The North's disclosure of a new submarine came after Kim and President Donald Trump held their third summit at the Korean border late last month and agreed to resume nuclear negotiations.

Ready to fight, Trump says he will watch ‘a little’ of Mueller

Much of Washington will stop in its tracks Wednesday as Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill for at least five hours, a nationally televised event that for many Americans will be their first detailed exposure to the former special counsel's findings on Russia's 2016 election interference.

Duterte: Can’t stop China in disputed seas, won’t risk clash

"When Xi says `I will fish,' who can prevent him?'' Duterte said as he defended his nonconfrontational approach to China over the territorial disputes in his annual state of the nation address before a joint session of Congress.

Trump meets with chipmakers on Huawei, other economic issues

Huawei is embroiled in a trade dispute between China and the US. The Trump administration in May sanctioned Huawei, which it has deemed a threat to national security, and curbed sales of US equipment to the Chinese company.

Cristiano Ronaldo not to face charges in Las Vegas rape case

The victim's attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, has acknowledged that victim received $375,000 in hush money following the encounter. He maintained that agreement was made under pressure from ``fixers'' trying to protect Ronaldo's reputation.

Britain’s May to chair emergency session on seized tanker

Britain is considering a number of options to raise the economic and diplomatic pressure on Iran but officials say military operations are not being considered at the moment.

Sevilla beat Liverpool 2-1 in Fenway Park pre-season friendly

Alejandro Pozo scored in the 90th minute on an assist from Munir El Haddadi to give hard-fighting Sevilla a victory over crowd favorite Liverpool at Fenway Park in a game that was friendly in name only

Gareth Bale’s agent calls Zinedine Zidane ‘disgrace’ for comments on winger

Zidane's comments drew a stinging reply from Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett, who labelled the Frenchman "a disgrace."

Mahershala Ali called Marvel about Blade after Green Book win

Mahershala Ali made the first move with Marvel Studios and Blade. Comic-Con audiences learned on Saturday night that Ali would be playing the Marvel Comics character in a reboot.

Gulf tanker incidents may raise shippers’ costs, cut traffic

Many of the 2,000 companies operating ships in the region have ordered their vessels to transit Hormuz only during the daylight hours and at high speed. But only a handful of the companies have halted bookings.

Japan votes for upper house, Shinzo Abe’s party seen as favourite

Up for grabs are 124 seats in the less powerful of Japan's two chambers that doesn't choose the prime minister. There are 245 seats in the upper house, about half of which are elected every three years.

Hong Kong police seize explosives as rival camps rally

Police said they found about 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of TATP and arrested a man in a raid on a commercial building late Friday night. TATP, or tri-acetone tri-peroxide, has been used in terrorist attacks worldwide.

Marvel Phase 4 kicks off with Angelina Jolie, The Eternals

Angelina Jolie surprised fans at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday evening along with the cast of the upcoming film The Eternals. The film will release on November 6, 2020.

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

They come as Britain weighs its response to Iran's seizure Friday of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz and rising tensions stemming from U.S. sanctions' effect on Iran's economy and oil exports.

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