Lindsay Lohan wants to be part of ‘incredible’ Saudi movement

Lindsay Lohan
Updated 12 December 2017
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Lindsay Lohan wants to be part of ‘incredible’ Saudi movement

JEDDAH: US actress Lindsay Lohan has said she wants to be part of the “incredible” social reforms movement currently underway in Saudi Arabia.
The “Mean Girls” star tweeted a New York Times article about the lifting of a ban on cinemas, concerts and women’s driving in Saudi Arabia, and wrote: “Please support this incredible #movement … I look forward to being a part of this with the movie #FRAMETHEMOVIE.”
While Lohan’s fans welcomed her tweet, some were left perplexed with the hashtagged words, which they guessed was the name of a new movie. “IS THIS A NEW MOVIE ANNOUNCEMENT!?” asked a fan.
Another fan, Daniel Wayne wrote: “I’m ready for your comeback.”
Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
International and Middle Eastern cinema chains are eager to expand into the Kingdom following the historic decision, which will allow movie theaters to operate from early 2018.
On Tuesday, giant US cinema chain AMC Entertainment signed a deal to build and operate movie theaters in the country.
The country is expected to have more than 300 cinemas — with over 2,000 screens — by 2030, giving rise to an industry that would contribute $24 billion to the economy, according to the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information.


‘Mini-Me’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Updated 23 April 2018
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‘Mini-Me’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

LOS ANGELES: Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the “Austin Powers” movies, died Saturday. He was 49.

While no cause of death was given, a statement on the actor’s social media accounts said he had gone through a “recent time of adversity” and alluded to suicide and depression as “serious issues.”

“Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much,” it added.

Troyer, who lived in Los Angeles, was taken to hospital early this month for unspecified treatment. The actor spoke about his alcohol addiction during another hospital stay a year ago.

One of the world’s shortest men at just two feet eight inches (81 centimeters) due to achondroplasia dwarfism, according to reports, Troyer was born in 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan.