Fordham, Marquette rescind honorary degrees they gave Cosby

Fordham, Marquette rescind honorary degrees they gave Cosby

NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham and Marquette universities have rescinded from Bill Cosby his honorary degrees amid allegations from women accusing the comedian of sexual assault. In Milwaukee, Marquette’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution Thursday rescinding an honorary degree presented to Cosby in 2013. The degree was immediately rescinded, the school said. Fordham’s Board … Continue reading

‘Room’ wins Toronto Film Festival audience award

‘Room’ wins Toronto Film Festival audience award

NEW YORK (AP) — The top award of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday went to Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” an emotional tale of a captive mother and her five-year son. The film took the festival’s People’s Choice award, determined by audience voting. Starring Brie Larson and 8-year-old Jacob Tremblay, “Room” is adapted from … Continue reading

Arts/Entertainment / Movies

Warner Bros. to make Chinese-language films in HK venture

BEIJING (AP) — Hollywood studio Warner Bros. and a Chinese investment company said Sunday that they will jointly produce Chinese-language movies for the international market, as entertainment companies in the world’s two biggest movie markets increasingly collaborate. Warner Bros. and China Media Capital announced their Hong Kong-based joint venture two days before the start of … Continue reading

Africa / Theater & Dance

South Africa: Zulu Reed Dance disrupted by “evil spirits”

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s annual Zulu Reed Dance ceremony was disrupted by hallucinating girls who swarmed the country’s president, a Johannesburg newspaper reported on Monday. Teenage girls dancing in the annual cultural festival heard voices and rushed toward the area where President Jacob Zuma and Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini were seated during the Saturday … Continue reading