S.Africa's Precious Moloi-Motsepe, champion of African fashion

South African Precious Moloi-Motsepe, one of the richest women in Africa, is a staunch promoter of fashion designers from the young, vibrant and culturally diverse continent.. "What was important for the young designers and what we thought were established designers back then, and still now, is the voice," said Moloi-Motsepe. 

Disney boots CEO, brings back Bob Iger to lead company

Disney ousted chief executive Bob Chapek on Sunday and announced that it had brought back former CEO Bob Iger to once again take the reins.. "We thank Bob Chapek for his service to Disney over his long career," Susan Arnold, chair of Disney's board, said.

'Wakanda' extends its box-office reign in N.American theaters

Disney and Marvel's "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" dominated the North American box office for a second straight weekend, taking in an estimated $67.3 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.. That take for the sequel to the hugely popular "Black Panther" -- with the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda again fighting for its survival -- was a bit below industry expectations despite a current global total of $546 million, trade publications said.

'Back to the Future' star and Parkinson's activist Fox gets honorary Oscar

Michael J. Fox was awarded an honorary Oscar Saturday for his campaign to fund Parkinson's research since being diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease at the peak of his acting career.. Also awarded a golden statuette for career achievement on Saturday was Diane Warren, the songwriter behind hits such as Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," who has been nominated for 13 competitive Oscars without winning.

Syrian refugee swimmer hopes biopic helps others displaced

Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini, who almost drowned at sea fleeing her war-torn country before competing at two Olympics, hopes a new film about her life will help other displaced people.. It's where I belong" and predicting she would one day compete in the Olympics. 

Mexico's 'Black Panther' star fights racism at home

In Hollywood, he's the rising star of the sequel to "Black Panther," the first major Black superhero movie.. Huerta hopes that his appearance in "Black Panther" -- which also stars Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, who was born in Mexico to Kenyan parents -- will help their struggle.

In Russia's 'land of prison' where Brittney Griner is held

The news that American basketball player Brittney Griner had arrived in the IK-2 penal colony in Mordovia, also known as the Russian "land of prisons", left locals rather unmoved.. - Black, lesbian and American - But Brittney Griner is a special case: there is talk of a possible prisoner swap between the US and Russia, which could see her return home.

HK actor Anthony Wong wins at Taiwan's Golden Horse film awards

Veteran Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong took top honours at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards Saturday while a Chinese short film won for the first time since Beijing shunned the event due to political tensions.. Dubbed the Chinese-language Oscars, the Golden Horse awards took place for the fourth straight year without most of the Chinese and Hong Kong A-listers who used to walk the red carpet in Taipei.

White House hosts wedding as Biden granddaughter gets hitched

President Joe Biden welcomed guests to the White House Saturday for the wedding of his granddaughter Naomi -- an unprecedented ceremony that was closed to the press.. - 'Pop' - The White House has given few details on this wedding, which is classified as strictly private and is closed to the press.