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NA-247 by-poll: PPP nominates TV artist Qaiser Khan Nizamani  

KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has nominated TV artiste Qaiser Khan Nizamani in by-poll on a National Assembly seat vacated by President Arif Alvi. According to details, PPP has awarded party ticket to Qaiser Khan Nizamani to contest the October 21 by-election on the National Assembly seat. President Arif Alvi vacated NA-247, Karachi (South II), after he was elected...

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‘The Jerry Springer Show’, symbol of trash TV, set to end

NEW YORK: "The Jerry Springer Show", which became a symbol of low brow television with its on-air fights, swearing and infidelity revelations, is set to end after a 27-year-run, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The show is being bought from NBC Universal by CW, the joint enterprise between CBS and Warner Bros, which intends to show re-runs but has no plans...

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Five Pakistani films screen at SCO Film Festival in China

SHANGHAI: A five-day long Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night with stunning performances in front of a packed audience at a local concert hall in Qingdao, east Chinas Shandong province. The festival, co-hosted by the State Film Administration and Shandong provincial government aims to promote cooperation and exchanges between the member states. The festival, first...

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ECP accepts nomination paper of Shahrukh’s cousin Noor Jahan

PESHAWAR: Election officials have accepted the nomination papers of Noor Jahan, a cousin of Boolywood icon Shahrukh Khan, to contest elections on general seat from Peshawar due for July 25 this year. The scrutiny of nomination papers will continue till June 19. June 11 was the last date for filing of the nomination papers. Noor Jahan is contesting as an...

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‘Black Panther’ actor ‘Dreamer’ undocumented

LOS ANGELES: On the hit sitcom "The Good Place," Bambadjan Bamba plays an eternal being in the afterlife. In reality, the Ivorian actor is living in limbo in the United States as an undocumented immigrant. The 36-year-old Bamba, who most recently appeared in "Black Panther," is one of 700,000 "Dreamers" -- immigrants brought illegally to America as children who were...

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Robbie Williams to perform at FIFA World Cup opening ceremony

LONDON: British pop star Robbie Williams will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow on Thursday, the world football governing body FIFA and the singer's representatives said. The award-winning singer formerly in the band Take That, who is best known for his hit single "Angels", will sing alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina shortly before Russia and Saudi Arabia...

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Priyanka Chopra apologises over ‘Quantico’ Hindu terror plot

Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra apologised Sunday after a furore over a US TV series that showed her uncovering a terror plot hatched by Indian Hindu nationalists. The episode of spy thriller "Quantico" showed Chopra's character, an FBI agent named Alex Parrish, thwarting the plan and noticing one of the terrorists wearing a Hindu rosary. The episode, aired on June 1,...

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Original ‘Bond girl’ Eunice Gayson dies at 90

British actress Eunice Gayson, who played the first Bond girl, has died at the age of 90, the official 007 Twitter account said Saturday. Gayson played the spy's love interest Sylvia Trench opposite Sean Connery in the 1962 film "Dr No", the first of the franchise, and then again in "From Russia with Love". Bond producers Michael G Wilson and...

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Veteran TV actor Sajid Hasan to contest election from Karachi’s NA-256 constituency

Web Desk: Veteran television actor Sajid Hasan who had joined Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) a couple of months ago has announced to contest election from NA-256 Karachi. Sajid in a series of tweets announced that PPP had granted him a ticket from NA-256-a constituency where he spent his childhood and grew up in. NA 256 .. yes granted that I...

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‘Game of Thrones’ prequel: HBO gives go-ahead

LOS ANGELES: HBO said on Friday it is moving ahead with a prequel for its hit television series Game of Thrones, the first green light for five potential spinoff projects for the award-winning medieval fantasy. HBO said it had given a pilot order to a prequel that will take place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the biggest international hit...

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Celebrity chef, food critic Anthony Bourdain dead at 61: CNN

Celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain has committed suicide, according to the television network CNN for which he took viewers around the world for the "Parts Unknown" series. He was 61. "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said in a statement early Friday. "His love of...

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Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin Noor Jehan to contest elections from Peshawar

Web Desk: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's cousin Noor Jehan will be contesting the upcoming general elections from a Peshawar constituency. Noor Jehan, who has collected her nomination forms from the Election Commission, will be running for a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat from PK-77 constituency. She belongs to Awami National Party, but Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin will be participating in the...

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Kate Spade suffered from mental illness for years: sister

Designer Kate Spade, who committed suicide in New York, suffered for years from mental illness but had refused treatment, her sister said Wednesday. The death of the 55-year-old star designer, whose body was found Wednesday in her Park Avenue apartment, "was not unexpected by me," Spade's older sister Reta Saffo told The Kansas City Star from her home in Santa...

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein to file plea on rape charges

NEW YORK: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to enter a plea in a New York court on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault, the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of accusers emerged last year, New York court documents showed. Weinstein, 66, has said through his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman,...

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Central Board of Film Censors shortens ban of Bollywood films in Pakistan during Eid season

Central Board of Film Censors has revised the ban on the screening of Bollywood films  in Pakistan during the Eid season, nowis reported to have been limited for a week duration. Earlier, the ban was for two weeks, as the initial office stipulated that the ban will run from two days before Eid to two weeks after the holiday. However, a new notice...

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” top at North American theaters

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" clung to the top spot in North American theaters this weekend but again fell below expectations, taking in $29.4 million, just over a third its opening-weekend receipts, said box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations. That left the movie well behind two recent predecessors in the popular sci-fi franchise: 2016's "Rogue One" made $64 million in its second weekend while last...

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Eminem fuels Nicki Minaj dating rumors

NEW YORK: Eminem on Sunday fueled rumors that he was dating Nicki Minaj, creating an ultimate hip-hop power couple -- and one which few would have anticipated. Eminem, the top-selling rapper of all time, addressed speculation of the relationship as he headlined the Governors Ball festival in New York -- although his phrasing was odd enough to leave lingering doubts....

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