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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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Danny Boyle to direct new Bond film

Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle will direct the next James Bond film, with actor Daniel Craig returning for the fifth time as the legendary British spy, the movies' producers announced Friday. The 25th as yet untitled film in the storied 007 franchise will begin production later this year and hit cinemas in Britain first, on October 25, 2019, EON Productions and Metro...

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Weinstein expected to surrender to NY authorities assault charges

Fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was expected to turn himself in to New York police on Friday to face sex crime charges, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of assault accusations and triggered the global #MeToo movement. US media reported that the former powerbroker -- once the toast of Hollywood, with his films winning scores of...

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Government bans screening of Bollywood movies on Eid

Web Desk: Federal government on Thursday has banned screening of all Bollywood movies on Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha, Newsone reported. Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage — Central Board of Film Censors — issued the notification barring the Pakistan Film Exhibitors’ Association from showing foreign movies. According to the notification the ban will effect from two days before...

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George RR Martin’s ‘The Ice Dragon’ to become an animated film

NEW YORK: Warner Bros is set to produce an animated film based on an early book by the author of the "Game of Thrones" saga, a source familiar with the matter told AFP Wednesday. The report, which first appeared on the specialty website Deadline, says that author George R R Martin will produce the film based on "The Ice Dragon,"published in 1980. The...

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Humaira Arshad files for a khula, says fed up of daily fights with her husband

LAHORE: On Wednesday, Pakistan’s renowned singer Humera Arshad  has filed for a khula from her huband. The 43 year old singer, headed to a family court in Lahore on Wednesday to file for a khula from her husband, actor Ahmad Butt, after extracting in January the plea she had filed earlier. Talking to media outlets outside Lahore court, the singer...

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Since royal wedding Prince Harry, Meghan Markle make first appearance

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan attended their first engagement as a married couple on Tuesday after their spectacular, tradition-defying wedding in Windsor Castle, which was watched around the world. The two, now officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after receiving the title from Queen Elizabeth II, attended a party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 70th birthday of Harry's...

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Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9bn deal

Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday unveiled a $1.9-billion deal to buy industry titan EMI Music Publishing, which has the rights to songs by the likes of Queen and Pharrell Williams. The deal adds a catalogue of more than two million songs -- including some of the greatest hits from the 20th century -- to Sony's already huge repertoire. The...

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Barrack, Michelle Obama sign deal to produce shows with Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Monday’s announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. The former president and first lady have formed their own production company, Higher Ground Productions, for the material. In announcing a deal that had been rumored since March, Netflix offered no specifics on what shows they would make....

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PIA invites Prince Harry, Meghan to visit Northern sides of Pakistan

Pakistan International Airline(PIA) has invited newly wed British couples Duke Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to visit the northern areas of Pakistan. The national airline took to twiiter and posted a picture of Late Lady Diana uring her visit to the northern areas and requested the royal couple who tied the knot on Saturday to visit...

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Actress Veena Malik confirms divorce with husband Asad Khattak

Web Desk: Veteran actress and television anchor Veena Malik has finally broken silence on her divorce rumors with husband Asad Bashir Khattak. In an interview to private news channel Veena confirmed that she is happy with both her kids and has taken a 'Khula' (dissolution of marriage) from her husband. Responding to a question asked by anchor whether settlement has been...

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Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser. Spike Lee accepted the runner-up Grand Prix for "BlacKkKlansman", a searing broadside against racism with the stranger-than-fiction true story of an African-American police officer...

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A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday. The guitar, a 1965 Fender Telecaster that belonged to Robbie Robertson, Dylan's guitarist, was used by Dylan, Eric Clapton and George Harrison, Julien's Auctions said Saturday. It had been expected to fetch between $400,000 and...

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French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies ‘fantasist’ accusations

A young actress has lodged a complaint for rape against French film director Luc Besson, judicial sources said Saturday, the latest in a string of sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The filmmaker's lawyer Thierry Marembert said he categorically denied the claims calling them "fantasist accusations", adding that the complainant was someone he knew "towards...

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In Pictures: The wait for much awaited Royal Wedding is over

The wait for the much-awaited royal wedding is over as Prince Harry arrived at Britain’s ancient Windsor Castle on Saturday for his wedding to Meghan Markle, who supporters hope will help recast the 1,000-year-old monarchy for the 21st century. Prince Harry arrives at Windsor Castle Prince Harry arrived at Windsor Castle accompanied by his best man Prince William. Harry was...

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Films in the running for the top prize at Cannes

From an African-American detective infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan to Kurdish female fighters battling jihadists, here are the movies vying for the top Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes film festival, to be awarded Saturday by a jury led by Cate Blanchett. - Everybody Knows - Iranian master Asghar Farhadi kicked off the festival with a psychological thriller about a...

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Guide to Britain’s royal wedding minute-by minute timing

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday will be a fun-filled occasion but run with military precision, as per British royal tradition. The wedding service will be followed by a carriage procession, a lunchtime reception and an evening party. Here are details of the day's programme: 1:00pm PST (0800 GMT) Some 2,640 people including charity workers, community...

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