American Film Institute to fete Clooney for life achievement

George Clooney
Updated 06 October 2017
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American Film Institute to fete Clooney for life achievement

NEW YORK: George Clooney will be the 46th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award.
The American Film Institute announced Thursday it will honor the actor-director at a gala tribute in Los Angeles in June.
The 56-year-old Clooney may be on the young side for lifetime achievement awards, but this isn’t his first. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 2015 handed him its lifetime achievement award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
AFI board of trustees chairman Howard Stringer calls Clooney “America’s leading man.” Stringer in a statement hails Clooney as “a modern-day screen icon who combines the glamour of a time gone by with a ferocious passion for ensuring art’s impact echoes beyond the screen.”
Clooney’s next directorial effort is the 1950s home invasion drama “Suburbicon,” which opens later this month.


Twitter hashtag asking women if they have chosen their car trends highly in Saudi Arabia

Granting women the right to drive is part of a wider blueprint for the future.
Updated 24 June 2018
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Twitter hashtag asking women if they have chosen their car trends highly in Saudi Arabia

  • The most visible sign of change is coming Sunday, when women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive
  • A free hand to usher in dramatic moves that are reshaping the country

The Arabic hashtag for “Have you chosen your car?” was linguistically directed to females and was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter in Saudi Arabia yesterday as locals anticipated this historic day, June 24, the first day when women could drive on the roads of Saudi Arabia.
@GhadeerDk said: “Mercedes S Class 2018 Or Genesis G90.”
@ba_11_ba posted a picture of a Lexus LX570 and tweeted: “My dream car.”
From the region, @medianeminence said: “Seeing Saudi girls contemplate which cars should they get is truly heartwarming.”
@i1i___G said: “Dodge charger 2014.”
Tweeting in Arabic, @Abdullah_Ali_f said: “Legal adviser: Photographing women while they are driving and using this material as a means of mockery, humor and taunting is a violation of the anti-cybercrime law. Whoever commits such acts is subject to no longer than 5 years in prison and a fine that does not exceed SR3 million, or one of the two punishments.”

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