New AMC drama follows Japanese American internment horror

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The second season of an AMC-TV drama series follows the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a number of bizarre deaths haunting a community.

“The Terror: Infamy” is set to premiere Monday and stars Derek Mio and original “Star Trek” cast member George Takei as they navigate the forced internment and supernatural spirits that surround them.

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert

Nicki Minaj has decided to pull out of Jeddah World Fest, a concert in Saudi Arabia, to show support for freedom of expression. Minaj was originally scheduled to headline the concert on July 18 in Jeddah.

“After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest.”, said Minaj.

Other performers in Jeddah World Fest include former One Direction member Liam Payne and DJ-producer Steve Aoki.

India: Zaira Wasim announces 'disassociation' from films

Srinagar, Jun 30 (PTI) National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim on Sunday announced her "disassociation" from the field of acting, saying she was not happy with the line of work as it interfered with her faith and religion.

In a detailed post on her Facebook page, which she later shared across all social media platforms, the Kashmiri-born "Dangal" fame star said she realised "though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here".

India: We shouldn't be blindly proud of our country: Ayushmann

Mumbai, Jun 16 (PTI) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says the country is unique because it has people of all kinds, but one should not be "blindly proud" of it.

The Bollywood actor, who is gearing up for the release of "Article 15" that tackles the issues of caste-based discrimination, says people of the country are sensitive towards each other.

Neither fire nor fury for Wolff’s new Trump book

NEW YORK (AP) — The sequel to Michael Wolff’s million-selling “Fire and Fury” is not attracting the same kind of interest, not even from President Donald Trump.

NPD BookScan reported Wednesday just 17,756 first-week sales for “Siege,” Wolff’s latest account of the Trump White House. It ranked just No. 11 overall, well behind the top seller, Delia Owens’ novel “Where the Crawdads Sing.”

Heavy rains, floods kill at least 3, destroy scores of houses in N. Afghanistan

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, June 9 (Xinhua) -- At least three persons have been killed and scores of houses have been washed away due to downpour and floods in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province over the past 24 hours, the provincial head of Natural Disaster Management Authority said Sunday.

According to Sayed Abdullah Hamayon Dehqanzada, the heavy shower and floods hit parts of Kasham, Argo, Shahr-e-Bazarg and Tishkan districts and preliminary reports have confirmed the death of three persons.

India: Salman Khan takes his work seriously: Satish Kaushik

Mumbai, Jun 1 (PTI) Veteran actor-director Satish Kaushik says Salman Khan has evolved a lot as a performer.

The 63-year-old actor said the Bollywood superstar is dedicated towards his work.

"He is very warm and loving person. He is a subdued actor. Today his acting has lot of depth and he has become strong as an actor. He is a huge star and he does take his work seriously," Kaushik told PTI.

The filmmaker, who has also directed Salman in 2003 blockbuster "Tere Naam", will be next seen along side the 53-year-old actor in "Bharat".

India: Actor Karan Oberoi moves HC for bail in rape case

Mumbai, May 28 (PTI) Television actor Karan Oberoi, arrested on charges of raping and blackmailing a woman, has approached the Bombay High Court for bail after a sessions court rejected his plea for the relief earlier this month.

The lower court had rejected Oberoi's plea noting that investigation into the case was incomplete, and hence it would be incorrect to release the accused on bail.

Stan Lee’s former manager arrested on elder abuse charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend.

Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month.

Morgan faces felony charges including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. A misdemeanor count also alleges elder abuse.

World-renowned Spoleto arts festival opens in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz Friday as the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA returns.

The 43rd season of the arts festival kicks off Friday at noon with the opening ceremony from Charleston City Hall. It will run through June 9.

The spotlighted performance is the opera “Salome.” Spoleto plans a contemporary retelling of the 1905 Richard Strauss opera. It is based on an Oscar Wilde play of the same name about the Biblical story of the woman who asked for the head of John the Baptist.

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