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FIA confirms Fatima Sohail not the woman in leaked video

LAHORE: A leaked video — purported to be of actor Fatima Sohail, ex-wife of Mohsin Abbas Haider — has been circulating social media and WhatsApp since Wednesday. The FIA has also confirmed that Fatima is not the woman in that video, not that we shouldn't have believed her in the first place. However, after Sohail lodged a complaint with the...

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Zoheb Hassan warns legal action against Nazia Hassan’s ex-Husband

Web Desk: Singer Zoheb Hassan has said that her late sister’s husband has no right to make film on her and warned of legal action against anyone doing so. The 51-year-old singer added that the Hassan family will be taking the legal route if any such thing is implemented. “The Hassan family has come to know that Nazia’s ex-husband is...

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Haruki Murakami excuses himself from consideration for alternative Nobel award

TOKYO: Japanese author Haruki Murakami has asked for the withdrawal of his nomination for an alternative to the Nobel Prize in Literature, postponed this year over a sexual misconduct scandal, saying he wanted to concentrate on his writing. One of Japan’s most successful literary exports, Murakami’s Nobel prospects are the subject of intense annual scrutiny in his home country. Murakami...

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Ariana Grande sorry she ‘couldn’t fix’ Mac Miller’s pain

LOS ANGELES: Singer Ariana Grande on Friday spoke publicly for the first time about the death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller, writing on social media that he was “the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.” Miller was found unresponsive at his home in Studio City, California, and pronounced dead there at age 26, the Los Angeles County...

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‘Game of Thrones’ back at Emmys for duel with ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood’s A-listers gather Monday to honor the best in television at the Emmy Awards, with record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" back in the competition and once again looking to slay its rivals. But winter could come early for HBO’s blood-spattered smash hit if it fails to snare the coveted best drama series prize, with last year’s winner...

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Smashing Pumpkins classic lineup sets first album in 18 years

Nearly two decades after an acrimonious split, the classic lineup of Smashing Pumpkins on Friday announced it had recorded a new album together. The alternative rock icons led by the piercing voice of Billy Corgan said the album — entitled, in one of the band´s characteristically unique turns of phrase, "Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No...

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American singer Madonna, Elton to attend Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding

Web Desk: Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have decided to invite American singer Madonna and Elton John to their wedding. According to TOI, the wedding will be held in a private ceremony in Lake Como in Italy and it also seems that personalized invites will be sent to the select guests for the occasion. The couple has finalized...

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‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2’ breaks record in Pakistan

Web Desk: Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 is setting new benchmarks as comedy film has crossed Rs500 million mark at the box office. Nadeem Baig’s sequel to Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, was released worldwide on Eidul Azha, and has raked in over Rs360 million in Pakistan and Rs140 million overseas in just three weeks. The multi-starrer romantic comedy, Jawani Phir...

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Warner’s ‘Nun’ proves part of a winning habit in N. America theaters

Horror movie "The Nun" was the top draw in North American movie theaters this weekend, extending a remarkable string of recent successes by Warner Bros., industry watchers said. "The Nun," the latest scary feature in the popular "Conjuring" series, took in an estimated $53.5 million for the three-day weekend, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. British director Corin Hardy had...

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Disney villains provide inspiration at New York fashion show

NEW YORK: No one wants to be a fashion victim, but fashion villains owned the runway on Friday as designers The Blonds served up spicy and spiky styles with a show inspired by Disney’s vamps and vixens. The “Disney Villains x The Blonds” fashion show electrified a wildly cheering audience that stood in marked contrast to the usual sangfroid reserve...

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‘Star is Born’ actress Lady Gaga recalls time she ‘couldn’t get an audition’

TORONTO: Lady Gaga, making her debut as a movie actress in “A Star is Born”, said on Sunday she was humbled by the role, calling herself “just a girl from New York who couldn’t get an audition.” Gaga, the “Born This Way” singer best known for her flamboyant stunts on stage, plays an aspiring singer in the third remake of...

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More women on big screen, but men still tell the stories

The Venice film festival — which ends Saturday — is overflowing with movies with female storylines and meaty parts for women. Yet all but one of them are directed by men. The #MeToo movement set off by the Harvey Weinstein scandal may seem to be bringing breakneck change to the film industry — with Hollywood players queueing up at Venice...

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Rapper Mac Miller dead of overdose at 26: reports

Mac Miller, the troubled rapper who won fans with his retro hip-hop but generated uncomfortable attention with songs on ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande and Donald Trump, died Friday at age 26, reports said. Celebrity news site TMZ said that Miller was found dead from an apparent overdose in his Los Angeles-area home and US Weekly said it also confirmed his death....

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Oscar organisers retreat on ‘popular film’ category after backlash

LOS ANGELES: The Academy of Motion Pictures said on Thursday it would not go ahead with its proposed new “popular film” Oscar category at next year’s awards ceremony. The proposal, announced just a month ago, was met with a huge backlash from the movie industry and film reviewers who said it would create a two-tier system of popular and unpopular...

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Michael Moore hopes his film is ‘beginning of the end’ for Trump

Provocative filmmaker Michael Moore said on Thursday he hoped his new documentary would mark “the beginning of the end” for the US presidency of Donald Trump. The liberal activist said Fahrenheit 11/9, which will get its world premiere at the Toronto film festival later on Thursday, was “a siren call” to what he called a “despairing, dispirited public.” “This film is the...

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Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, website Infowars

Twitter Inc on Thursday permanently banned US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his website Infowars from its platform and Periscope, saying in a tweet that the accounts had violated its behaviour policies. "Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope. We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our...

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Deliverance, Boogie Nights star Burt Reynolds dies

Burt Reynolds, the mustachioed heart-throb of 1970s cinema who won acclaim in "Deliverance" and a host of awards later in his career for "Boogie Nights," died on Thursday, his family announced. The famously suave 82-year-old, a huge box office draw at his peak who had a reputation as a hard-drinking playboy, reportedly suffered a heart attack and died at a...

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