Angelina Jolie: I had double mastectomy

NEW YORK: Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of contracting breast cancer.

Jolie said she was speaking out to encourage other women with a family history of cancer - her


Sutherland back in 24

Emmy-winning US television thriller “24” will return in the summer 2014 with its lead star, Kiefer Sutherland, after a four-year hiatus, Fox network said on Monday.

“24: Live Another Day” brings back Sutherland as counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer in the


Franklin pulls out of shows under doctor’s orders

Aretha Franklin has cancelled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut later this month under a doctor’s recommendation.

A Monday news release says Franklin will need treatment during the time period shows were scheduled with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 20


Bieber has until Friday to hand papers to get monkey back

Teenage pop star Justin Bieber appears to have given up on his pet monkey which was seized by German customs officials in March, according to the shelter looking after “Mally”.

The 19-year-old singer has until Friday to hand in the


Swift, Bryan, Hayes to perform at CMT Music Awards

Taylor Swift leads a list of country’s hottest stars set to perform at the CMT Music Awards next month.

Swift, Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Little Big Town are the first performers announced for the June


Human trafficking victims share thoughts through art

Abu Dhabi: In a rare opportunity to tell the world about their experiences more than a dozen human trafficking victims have shared their thoughts through a range of colourful paintings.

The second Silent Voices exhibition which opened on Sunday at


Idris Elba: Jack of all trades

The sweet coincidence his name spells ‘able’ backwards is more than just a cheap way to start this story -- it’s uncannily fitting.

Idris Elba – I’m fully aware you’re now checking to see – is a Jack of all


Chainsaw sculptors show off skills at the Carving Invitational

Over thirty invited top chainsaw carving artists from more than 10 states converge on the Butler Farm Show Grounds in Pennsylvania to show off their talents during the Butler County Chainsaw Carving Invitational.


Shreya Ghoshal to perform in Sharjah this Friday

It’s hardly her first gig in the Middle East, but singer Shreya Ghoshal’s appeal is far from wearing off. Ghoshal, who has hits including Mashallah (Ek Tha Tiger) and Chikini Chameli (Agneepath) will be at Sharjah Cricket Stadium this Friday