Jennifer Lawrence, Darren Aronofsky break up after a year

Jennifer Lawrence
Updated 24 November 2017
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Jennifer Lawrence, Darren Aronofsky break up after a year

JEDDAH: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and director Darren Aronofsky have reportedly split after a year of dating.
Lawrence, 27, starred in his recent horror film “Mother!,” pagesix.com reported. She was photographed walking her dog while hiding her face under a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses on Wednesday — the day news broke that the couple had parted ways.
Their relationship blossomed during the creation of Aronofsky’s latest film, in which Lawrence was cast in the central role opposite Javier Bardem.
Although Lawrence and Aronofsky, 48, had been seen together last summer, the pair’s relationship was only confirmed relatively recently.
In the September issue of Vogue, Lawrence said: “I’ve been in relationships before where I am just confused. And I’m never confused with him.”
Earlier this month, they sat together at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards in Los Angeles, although by then they had already ended their romance.
Lawrence and Aronofsky underwent a gruelling promotional schedule ahead of the release of “Mother!” in September, as well as during its first weeks in cinemas, news agencies reported.
In a Hollywood Reporter podcast episode released on Monday, Lawrence said the couple had maintained a professional distance during the making of the movie in 2016, and only embarked on a relationship once filming had wrapped.
Aronofsky was previously with Rachel Weisz for nine years, before the actress married “James Bond” star Daniel Craig. Aronofsky has an 11-year-old son, Henry, with Weisz.
Lawrence was previously in relationships with British actor Nicholas Hoult and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.


Hollywood star Will Smith brings down curtain on Russia World Cup

Updated 15 July 2018
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Hollywood star Will Smith brings down curtain on Russia World Cup

  • Smith performed at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium

MOSCOW: Hollywood actor and singer Will Smith performed the soccer World Cup’s official song “Live It Up” in the tournament’s closing ceremony in Moscow on Sunday.
As Smith performed at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, giant screens laid out on the pitch showed images of soccer players and the colors of the Croatian and French flags — the two teams who face each other in the final.
Smith was joined on stage by Nicky Jam, a US-born singer with Puerto Rican roots, and by Era Istrefi, a pop singer who describes herself as Albanian Kosovar. Both artists had featured with Smith on the “Live It Up” single.
In the final sequence of the ceremony, Russian opera singer Aida Garifullina performed Russian folk song “Kalinka” accompanied by bagpipes, a children’s choir, and a percussion section.
That section featured a guest performer: Brazilian soccer star and past World Cup winner Ronaldinho, who for a few bars of the song hammered out the rhythm on an African drum.
The performances were a prelude to France and Croatia’s players taking to the pitch to begin their final match, in front of a packed crowd at the 80,000-seat stadium.