Entertainment News Roundup: Film tells of Bosnian Muslims and Jews saving one another in wars; Beyonce announces new music coming end July and more
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In a traditional Muslim house in the old quarter of Sarajevo, a film has revived two different periods of war during which Bosnian Muslims saved Jews from Nazis and then 50 years later Jews rescued Muslims from Bosnia’s besieged capital. Sabina Vajraca, a U.S.-based film director who herself was a refugee from Bosnia’s 1990s war, says she wants her short film to remind the world of the goodness of ordinary people during times of conflict in Europe and the Middle East.
Take a look in the original ‘Top Gun’ house
In Oceanside, California, a tiny pastel blue bungalow is nestled between lofty hotels and apartment blocks. It is the “Top Gun” house. The house was owned by Maverick’s love interest, Charlie, in the 1986 original film. Now restored and moved a block down from its original location, it has been opened to the public.
French cinema legend Jean-Louis Trintignant dies at age 91
French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant, whose career was launched at the same time as Brigitte Bardot with the 1956 film “And God Created Woman” died Friday at the age of 91, his ex-wife Nadine Trintignant said. “He was somebody special,” she told BFM TV.
Beyonce announces new music coming end July
Music superstar Beyonce revealed the title of what appears to be her first solo album in six years, “Renaissance” , following on the critically-acclaimed “Lemonade”. Taking to social media on Thursday, the chart-topper simply listed the words ” act i Renaissance” and July 29 date in her bio. Streaming sites Spotify and Apple also posted artwork for the record.
Kate Bush tops UK charts with 1985 hit thanks to ‘Stranger Things’
British singer and songwriter Kate Bush topped the UK singles chart with her 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill” on Friday, setting several records with the song that has enjoyed a resurgence thanks to Netflix show “Stranger Things” . “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” peaked at No. 3 upon its original release but has found a new fan base among a younger generation in the latest season of the 1980s-set show about supernatural horrors in the fictional Indiana town of Hawkins.
(With inputs from agencies.)