Entertainment

After #MeToo, Hollywood women seize power behind TV camera

LOS ANGELES: When writer and producer Stacy Rukeyser suggested featuring a female venture capitalist looking for a husband on the Lifetime television drama Unreal, network executives asked if she could turn the character into someone with “a much more traditional, demure sense of femininity”. “I got the request ‘do you think we could change it? Maybe she could be a kindergarten...

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Model Annie Ali Khan found dead in her apartment

On Saturday, authorities found the dead body of former model Annie Ali Khan in her apartments. According to Police, her apartment had caught fire. The Police further stated  that she was dead before they could break into the building. Police also indicated that the initial signs, pointed towards a suicide. Some burnt up books were also found in the apartment....

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Disney shows director James Gunn the door over sordid tweets

"Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise director James Gunn has been axed from the third movie over a series of offensive messages posted on Twitter several years ago. The tweets, mainly from 2008 and 2011, joked about taboo topics such as rape and pedophilia. Disney, which owns the franchise as the parent company of Marvel Studios, sent AFP a statement confirming the...

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Taylor Swift to star in movie-version of “Cats”

Taylor Swift has been cast in a big screen version of the stage musical “Cats,” in what will be the pop singer’s biggest movie role so far, entertainment publications Variety and the Hollywood Reporter said on Friday. The 28-year-old “Look What You Made Me Do” singer will join Oscar-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, talk show host James Corden and...

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‘Teefa in trouble’ hits Pakistani cinemas amid protest

“Teefa in trouble”, much-awaited and anticipated most expensive film, has been released in Pakistan on 25 different countries today under the umbrella of Lightingale Productions. “Teefa in Trouble” is believed to be the most expensive movie costing nearly 2.3 billion Pakistani rupees (Dh69.4 million) to have been made in Pakistan. Directed by Ahsan Rahim, Pakistan’s largest movie marks the big...

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Brazilian police nabs absconded surgeon after celebrity dies

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado on Thursday, five days after he went on the run following the death of a patient he gave injections to enlarge her buttocks. Known as “Dr. Bumbum” — Brazilian slang for backside, Furtado was arrested at an office complex in Rio de Janeiro’s Barra de Tijuca...

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Film Star Nadeem Baig turns 77

The famous film star Nadeem baig, well-known for his spectacular acting, singing, and producing, is celebrating his 77th birthday, here on Thursday. He brought up in Vijaywada, Madras, British India, and later, at the age of five he migrated to Pakistan after the attainment of independence by Pakistan. He embarked on his acting-career in 1967 by featuring in a film...

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‘The Crown’ offers first look at season’s 3 new cast members

Fans of “The Crown”, one of the most expensive television series ever produced, have been given a sneak peak of actress Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in the third season of the drama that chronicles Britain’s royal family. On the official Twitter page of the hit show, producers of the Netflix drama on Wednesday released a photo of Bonham...

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Google pays homage to Pakistan’s legendary ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan

Google has paid homage to our legendary singer Mehdi Hasan on his birthday, who would have turned 91 if had been alive; though he still lives within us, today, through a doodle as the clock ticked 12 at midnight. Google often commemorates personalities of prominence around the world by changing its doodle on its home page, before him other Pakistani...

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Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own comic book series

In Marvel's massively successful "Black Panther" film released this year, one of the major surprises was how the superhero's sister, tech genius Shuri, stole the show. Now, she is getting her own comic book series. Marvel Comics has announced a spin-off series, to begin in October, in which Black Panther is lost on a mission to space, and Shuri is looked upon...

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George Clooney, Mayweather lead world’s highest paid entertainers

LOS ANGELES: American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career. Reality star Kylie Jenner, 20, came in third on the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list, largely thanks to her booming cosmetics line that Forbes said...

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Dhuwan-Famed director Ashir Azeem says goodbye to Pakistan

Diector Ashir Azeem who made himself a name as a director after directing illustrious drama serial “Dhuwaan”, aired in 1992, has left his home country for Canada permanently, source Twitter. He took to social media and announced his permanent departure from Pakistan by saying, “ I left the country because I got disappointed Not with Sharifs or Zardaris, yeh to...

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One can get killed for voicing to their opinion in India: Saif Ali Khan

India: India’s First Netflix show, Sacred Games, featuring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte, has come under hot water after a petition filed against the show for its depiction of former PM Rajiv Gandhi by a member of Congress party. The show is said to be disturbing many Indian politicians, lawmakers for its graphic content, abusive language and...

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‘Who is America?’ Cohen splits critics with TV return

"Who is America?" is both the title of Sacha Baron Cohen's first foray into television satire in more than a decade and the existential question on the lips of liberals living through the Trump presidency. Trailed by a blaze of pre-launch publicity and a furious backlash from public figures who believe they have been pranked, its splashy debut won most...

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Irfan Khan’s new display picture spreads joy and gives hope

Bollywood Actor Irfan, who has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and currently receiving treatment in London, updated his new display picture on twitter account, recently, spreading a positivity among his fan-following. In the Display, Fans noticed him much weaker but happy and strong in spirit. The picture was clicked through a glass window, and he is wearing...

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China’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is surprise box-office hit

The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue. "Dying to Survive" is based on Lu Yong, who was arrested in 2013 after illegally importing a generic cancer drug in a case that...

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Nancy Sinatra, first wife of star Frank Sinatra, dies at 101

Nancy Sinatra, the first wife of the late, legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra, died Friday at the age of 101, her daughter, also named Nancy Sinatra, said in a tweet. “My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101,” the younger Nancy Sinatra, 78, wrote on her official Twitter page. “She was a blessing and the light...

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