Tag Archives: Creative works

26Feb/17

Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in ‘Big Love,’ ‘Titanic,’ dies at 61

American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Aliens” and “Titanic,” has died at age 61 after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 18, 2017) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Aliens” and “Titanic,” has died at age 61 after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement on Sunday (February 26).

Paxton, who appeared in dozens of films over some four decades, had recently starred in the HBO television series, “Big Love,” about a polygamous Mormon family, and acted alongside Tom Cruise in the film, “Edge of Tomorrow.”

For his role in “Apollo 13,” Paxton won a Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture in 1996.

He was nominated for three Golden Globe Award in the best actor category for his work in “Big Love” and the 1990s miniseries, “A Bright Shining Lie.”

It was not immediately known what surgery Paxton, a Fort Worth, Texas, native had undergone.

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a family representative said in the statement.

“Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable,” it said.

Paxton leaves behind his wife, Louise Newberry, and two children, James and Lydia.

17Feb/17

Facebook CEO’s bid to reboot globalisation

Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a vision of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism. As Ciara Lee reports, he’s written a letter to users saying the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe. Continue reading

28Jan/17

Iranian actress to shun Oscars in protest of Trump immigrant ban

Iranian actress plans to shun Oscars in protest of Trump immigrant ban.
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24Jan/17

Trainspotting author sees “bleak dystopia” in real life too

Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, the author of “Trainspotting”, a grim comedy about young Scottish drug addicts that was a huge hit in the 1990s, sees “bleak dystopia” in the age of Donald Trump and Britain’s Brexit vote.

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21Jan/17

Sundance shines light on Ferguson unrest

‘Whose Streets?’, which has received glowing reviews at the Sundance film festival, explores the community behind the headlines of the civil unrest in the US suburb of Ferguson following the death of African American Michael Brown by a white police officer.
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15Jan/17

‘Hidden Figures’ tops box office

“Hidden Figures” holds strong at the box office.

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15Jan/17

‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Patriots Day’ fight for box office top spot

‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Patriots Day’ fight for box office top spot

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12Dec/16

‘Fast & Furious 8’ trailer unleashed

Fans of the “Fast and Furious” racing film franchise got a taste of the latest installment of the popular series with an action-packed trailer for the upcoming “The Fate of the Furious” film. Continue reading