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Queen's Gambit accepted: Hit show sparks chess frenzy

Queen's Gambit accepted: Hit show sparks chess frenzy

Hit miniseries ‘The Queen's Gambit’ has led to a surge of interest in chess, with one popular website registering millions of new players and academies reporting unprecedented demand.

'Wonder Woman' sequel to launch on HBO Max streaming and theaters

'Wonder Woman' sequel to launch on HBO Max streaming and theaters

The much-delayed Warner Bros. superhero sequel ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will premiere on HBO Max and in theaters simultaneously from Christmas Day in the United States, the studio announced Wednesday.

New PlayStation hits market ready for battle with latest Xbox

New PlayStation hits market ready for battle with latest Xbox

Sony's PlayStation 5 went on sale Thursday, just two days after rival Microsoft released its newest Xbox, with the next-generation consoles vying for holiday season dominance as the pandemic boosts gaming demand.

'Baby Shark' becomes most-watched YouTube video

'Baby Shark' becomes most-watched YouTube video

The wildly infectious and relentlessly repetitive children's song ‘Baby Shark’ became the most-watched YouTube video on Monday, with more than seven billion plays.

Amazon signs up Bollywood superstar Bachchan

Amazon signs up Bollywood superstar Bachchan

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be the first Indian celebrity to lend his voice to Amazon's Alexa digital assistant starting next year, as the Silicon Valley giant expands its presence in the massive market.

'Black Panther' star Boseman dies after private battle with cancer

'Black Panther' star Boseman dies after private battle with cancer

Chadwick Boseman, star of the ground-breaking superhero movie ‘Black Panther,’ has died at the age of 43 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer, his publicist told AFP Friday.

Vodafone Qatar launches 'Shater' entertainment app for kids

Vodafone Qatar launches 'Shater' entertainment app for kids

Vodafone Qatar has partnered with Digital Virgo to develop an exclusive new digital content environment called 'Shater'.

Ehsan launches awareness and entertainment activities on Ramadan

Ehsan launches awareness and entertainment activities on Ramadan

Ehsan, the Elderly Empowerment and Care Centre continues the activities of its Ramadan campaign, which was launched under the slogan "God cares for you," on social media.

Virtual mega-concert featuring Stones, Swift celebrates health workers

Virtual mega-concert featuring Stones, Swift celebrates health workers

A virtual concert packed with A-listers -- from The Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift to Billie Eilish -- entertained fans around the world with a show celebrating health workers, as billions shelter at home due to coronavirus.

Quibi launching Hollywood 'on the go' streaming amid lockdown

Quibi launching Hollywood 'on the go' streaming amid lockdown

Quibi, the multi-billion-dollar streaming platform launching Monday, is betting it can transform entertainment with short, Hollywood-quality clips to watch ‘on the go’ -- even as much of the world is trapped at home.

Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Country music legend Kenny Rogers, whose career spanned six decades, has died at the age of 81, his family said late Friday.

Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in 'new era' for #MeToo

Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in 'new era' for #MeToo

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault but acquitted of the most serious predatory charges, a verdict hailed as a historic victory by the #MeToo movement ...