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‘Harry & Meghan’ romance to hit TV screens

LOS ANGELES: As soon as Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement last November, executives at U.S. cable television network Lifetime swung into gear. In two weeks, the first scripts were written for “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance,” a dramatization of their courtship that will premiere on May 13 as the jewel in the crown of a week of Lifetime programming ahead of the May 19 royal wedding in England. Starring Scottish actor Murray Fraser as Harry and American Parisa…

Iniesta agrees first ‘lifetime’ contract at Barcelona

BARCELONA: Barcelona tied down captain Andres Iniesta for the rest of his career as the club announced on Friday the 33-year-old midfielder has agreed the first "lifetime contract" in Barca's history. "It is a way of rewarding an exceptional player," said Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Andres Iniesta insisted, though, that he has not planned any future role with the club beyond his playing career. "The lifetime title doesn't mean that I will remain here just for the sake of it. It isn't my way of doing…

‘Hunger Games’ actor Donald Sutherland to get lifetime Oscar

LOS ANGELES:  Donald Sutherland, the star of “MASH,” “The Hunger Games” and more than 140 other movies, is to get a lifetime achievement, Oscar, along with Belgian director Agnes Varda, Oscar organizers said on Wednesday. Sutherland and Varda will be joined by African-American indie film director Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman in receiving honorary Oscars at a ceremony in Los Angeles in November, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement. Academy president John Bailey said…