LOS ANGELES: “Star Wars” producer Kathleen Kennedy and veteran actress Cicely Tyson will receive honorary awards this year, recognizing their lifetime achievements in the movie industry, the Motion Picture Academy said on Wednesday. Kennedy, who will be honored with her producer husband Frank Marshall, will be the first woman to receive the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award that is given to film producers annually for their body of work. Kennedy and Marshall co-founded Amblin Entertainment with director Steven…
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has no chance of winning the US presidential election, best-selling US writer Douglas Kennedy has told AFP -- but if he did, he would be an "American Mussolini". "Trump has no chance," said Kennedy of the Republican candidate in next month's US presidential election. But the fact that he was even in the running for the White House was indicative of "the rise of the far right all around the world," he said in an interview at his home in Paris. "It's not just a US phenomenon," he said, pointing to…
WASHINGTON: Long-standing ties between the United States, the world's oldest democracy, and Saudi Arabia, an ultra-conservative absolute monarchy, have strained at times, but the unlikely allies remain bound by mutual interests in regional stability and oil.