Thomas Urbain
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End of an era as Netflix faces stagnation challenges
by Thomas Urbain - April 21, 2022 - 10:07am
A drop of just 200,000 users — less than 0.1% of its total customer base — was enough to send Wall Street panicking, with shares plunging more than 30% on Wednesday.
'Pandora Papers' expose leaders' offshore millions
by Thomas Urbain - October 4, 2021 - 7:20am
Some 35 current and former leaders are featured in the latest vast trove of documents analyzed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists — facing allegations ranging from corruption to money...
To encourage vaccinations, more US firms turn to incentives — and threats
by Thomas Urbain - August 27, 2021 - 10:24am
In the wake of full US approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech anti-Covid vaccine this week, more and more American companies are looking at mandatory vaccinations for employees -- and customers.
US marks slavery's end on new 'Juneteenth' national holiday
by Thomas Urbain - June 20, 2021 - 9:34am
Hundreds of events were planned across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, and most notably in Galveston, Texas, the symbolic heart of the Juneteenth commemoration.
In new docuseries, Prince Harry again insists his family lacks empathy
by Thomas Urbain - May 21, 2021 - 9:50am
In a new documentary series set for release Friday Prince Harry is once again emphasizing that his family turned a blind eye to the struggles of his wife Meghan Markle, saying he will "never be bullied into sil...
No holds barred: Meghan and Harry's historic interview
by Thomas Urbain - March 8, 2021 - 3:00pm
Meghan, whose father is white and mother is Black, said Harry had revealed to her official concerns among the royals about the skin color of her unborn son, Archie.
Meghan says contemplated suicide, alleges royal racism
by Thomas Urbain - March 8, 2021 - 11:11am
Explaining the couple's dramatic exit from royal life, Meghan said she was denied help during her mental health crisis, was targeted by lies, and that there was official concern about the skin color of her unborn...
Royal row reaches a head as Harry and Meghan speak to Oprah
by Thomas Urbain - March 8, 2021 - 7:21am
Viewers will tune in to see if Meghan and Harry have scores to settle with Buckingham Palace since leaving the royal frontline — and if so, how far will they go?
Kanye West's presidential run: real or for show?
by Thomas Urbain - July 21, 2020 - 11:01am
US rapper Kanye West's chaotic launch of his unlikely campaign to oust Donald Trump in November's presidential election has sparked anger, concern for his mental health and questions about whether he is...
WATCH: American men let it all out at new support groups
by Thomas Urbain - January 18, 2020 - 11:52am
In a chalet in the Massachusetts countryside, tears run down Lucas Krump's cheeks as he pours his heart out at one of a new kind of support group growing in popularity among American men.
The 2010s in entertainment: Binge TV, Disney and music moguls
by Thomas Urbain - December 20, 2019 - 9:19am
Every year brings an avalanche of lists about pop culture — best films, best books, best albums. Attempting to define a decade in the world of entertainment is, at best, daunting.
For Sidy Diallo, the weekend brings another marathon -- run barefoot
by Thomas Urbain - November 7, 2019 - 4:43pm
Sidy Diallo has traveled the globe, sometimes running marathons in consecutive weeks -- he ran last Sunday in New York -- to preach the still largely unappreciated benefits of running barefoot.
'Blame of Thrones': Fans lament rushed final GoT season
by Thomas Urbain - May 18, 2019 - 10:11am
As "Game of Thrones" suits up for one last swordfight a phalanx of enraged viewers large enough to flatten the massed armies of Westeros is voicing its displeasure over what they consider a botched ending to the...
Met Gala: 'Camp' is theme of fashion's biggest night
by Thomas Urbain - May 7, 2019 - 11:03am
The more outrageous the outfit, the better for the Met Gala red carpet.
Winter is over: HBO brings down curtain on TV phenom 'Game of Thrones'
by Thomas Urbain - April 11, 2019 - 9:30am
Who will win the battle for the Iron Throne? Millions will be perched on the edge of their own seats to find out as "Game of Thrones," set in a turbulent medieval fantasy world of dragons and sword fights, reveals...
Who will win the Iron Throne? Fans pick three favorites
by Thomas Urbain - April 5, 2019 - 3:52pm
Who will win the battle for the Iron Throne? Millions will be perched on the edge of their own seats to find out as "Game of Thrones," set in a turbulent medieval fantasy world of dragons and sword fights, reveals...
Behind the bribery: US university admissions favor the rich
by Thomas Urbain - March 18, 2019 - 4:07pm
The scandal of parents paying to cheat their children's way into elite US universities has put a harsh spotlight on the ultra-competitive college admissions process, in which the haves hold a massive advantage over...
In movies and TV, plus-size actresses finally assume leading roles
by Thomas Urbain - March 18, 2019 - 11:38am
Long relegated to providing comic relief or playing supporting parts, plus-size actresses are finally getting their due with juicy front-and-center roles in a sign of shifting attitudes towards diverse body typ...
First transgender designer shows at New York Fashion Week
by Thomas Urbain - February 7, 2019 - 3:35pm
Los Angeles designer Pierre Davis made her debut in New York this week, becoming the first openly transgender creator to present a collection at Fashion Week, further shaking up an event that had already featured...
US designer Kate Spade dead at 55 in apparent suicide
by Thomas Urbain - June 6, 2018 - 8:21am
Designer Kate Spade, one of the biggest names in American fashion especially known for her sleek handbags, was found dead in her New York apartment after committing suicide. She was 55.
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