Oprah Winfrey

Winfrey to interview Jackson accusers in post-film special

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: An Oprah Winfrey interview with two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them as boys will air immediately after a documentary on the men. HBO and the Oprah Winfrey Network announced Wednesday that the special, “Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland,” will air simultaneously on both channels Monday at 10

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Ghanaian American writer wins $75,000 award from PEN America

By Associated Press NEW YORK: A Ghanaian-American’s debut collection of stories has won a $75,000 prize for a book of “originality, merit, and impact.” The literary and human rights organization PEN America announced that Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s “Friday Black” had received the Jean Stein Book Award. It was presented during a ceremony Tuesday night in

ITV, BBC in concluding talks for new UK rival to Netflix

By Associated Press LONDON: Britain’s ITV said Wednesday it is in the final phase of discussions with the BBC to create a new on-demand video platform to rival the likes of Netflix in the U.K. The service, called BritBox, will provide a home for British-made shows, offering television box sets and original series in one

ZAA founder Conrad Mwanza

Zimbabwe Achievers Awards International launches Canada Edition

By Diaspora Correspondent ZIMBABWE Achievers Awards (ZAA) International has added C­­­­­anada to the growing franchise, organisers confirmed this week. The north American country becomes the fifth country to join the awards since they were first launched first in 2010. ZAA chairman, Conrad Mwanza, said the awards were a personification of the growth of the brand

Spike Lee holds up brass knuckles reading "hate" and "love" from his iconic film "Do The Right Thing" as he arrives at the Oscars on Sunday

President Trump goes after director Spike Lee after Oscars speech

By Associated Press WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is going after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance speech to urge mobilisation for the 2020 election. Trump tweeted Monday that Lee did a “racist hit on your President.” Trump claimed that he had “done more for African Americans” than “almost” any other president. Lee won

Renowned author Charles Mungoshi laid to rest, music gala planned in his honour

By Idah Mhetu LATE renowned author Charles Mungoshi was Tuesday laid to rest at Mungoshi homestead, rural Chivhu in a ceremony that was attended by hundreds of mourners including his colleagues within the country’s arts industry. Addressing mourners during the solemn event, former Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha said his wish, together with those

FILE IMAGE: Designer Ruth E. Carter, nominated for an Oscar for best costume designs for "Black Panther," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles

‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film “Black Panther,” Carter believes she can “knock

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby likens self to ‘political prisoner’ in bizarre statement

Channel24 Bill Cosby has had a lot of time to think while in prison and in a statement he believes his incarceration has made him a ‘political prisoner’, Page Six reports. In a bizarre statement released by his spokesman Andrew Wyatt, the former Cosby Show actor said, “My political beliefs, my actions of trying to

Charles Mungoshi

Celebrated author Charles Mungoshi dies

By Staff Reporter ONE of Zimbabwe’s most celebrated authors, Charles Mungoshi has died. He was 71. His death was confirmed by the family in a statement Saturday morning. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of our dearly beloved father, Dr Charles Mungoshi (71). “He had been ill for ten years,

Trevor Noah

Daily Show with Trevor Noah nabs four award nominations

Channel24 The nominees for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) have been announced and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah received four nominations. Sharing a video on Twitter, showing his Enthusiasm about the nominations, Trevor wrote: “That excitement after finding out we’ve been nominated for 4

Bill Cosby

Cosby vows no remorse, even if he sits in prison 10 years

By Associated Press PHILADELPHIA: Bill Cosby says he “will never have remorse” for the sexual encounter that sent him to prison because he considers his conviction the work of “a low-life district attorney and a corrupt judge.” Cosby’s stance could leave him to serve the high end of a three- to 10-year prison term since

Salman Rushdie

‘I don’t want to hide’ says Rushdie, 30 years after fatwa

By AFP After decades spent in the shadow of a death sentence pronounced by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Salman Rushdie is quietly defiant. “I don’t want to live hidden away,” he told AFP during a visit to Paris. The novelist’s life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran’s spiritual leader ordered Rushdie’s execution after branding

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson estate: New film violates channel standards

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that a documentary on two men who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network’s programming guidelines. The letter written by estate attorney Howard Weitzman and released Monday to The Associated Press states

Local satirical play features recent violent protests

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWE’S evolving political play, State-of-the-Nation, now moves to its fourth episode which derives some of its themes from last month’s violent countrywide protests which elicited a brutal army reaction leading to the death of a dozen. The play, entitled ‘Vortex’, will stage at Theatre in the Park, Harare Gardens on the 15th

Albert Finney

British actor Albert Finney dies aged 82

AFP LONDON – Veteran British actor Albert Finney, who starred in films including “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Erin Brockovich”, has died at the age of 82, a family spokesman said Friday. Finney, who received four best actor Oscar nominations and won three Golden Globes, “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those