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Weinstein Company snaps up U.S. Yves Saint Laurent biopic rights

A French-language biopic of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent will be distributed in the US by the Weinstein Company, it said on Wednesday. Starring French actor Pierre Niney, the film will tell the story of how the 21-year-old Saint Laurent unexpectedly found himself at the helm of fashion house Christian…

Elton John performance in Morocco raises outcry

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A concert by Elton John has tested the limits of Morocco’s drive for modernity, probing this Muslim nation’s complex and ambiguous attitudes toward homosexuality like rarely before. Islamists in the North African kingdom were outraged by the gay pop star’s visit, while the royal palace, government…