Berlin Film Festival jury questioned over diversity
BERLIN — The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled in the debate about diversity in the movie industry Thursday, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans really."
Asked by an Egyptian reporter whether she understood films from the Arab world and North Africa, Streep said that although she didn't know much about the region, "I've played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures."
"There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and, after all, we're all from Africa originally," she said. "You know, we're all," she added, pausing, "Berliners, we're all Africans really." —AP
Lamar Odom appears at Kanye West's fashion show
NEW YORK — Lamar Odom made his public return at brother-in-law Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show on Thursday.
Odom's appearance marked the first time he'd attended a public event since he was hospitalized in critical condition in Las Vegas in October 2015 after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel with cocaine in his system. —AP